Mama's Little Yella Pils

Colorado
United States
Mama's Little Yella Pils
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While its rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
35
Served at: 
38 - 40°
Hops: 
Saaz
Malts: 
Pale, German Specialty
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

You will never look at canned beer the same way after you experience Mama’s Little Yella Pils. A deep, saturated golden beer that throws a substantial creamy white head. The noticeable haze is more appropriate to a Keller Pils but doesn’t mar the exquisite aromas and flavors. The panel all picked up faint notes of sulfur, which are perfectly acceptable in the aroma. Rick was impressed by the notes of peppercorn, dried herbs and nettle, and Lee commented on the nuanced sweet corn and crackery aromas. Lots of Saaz hop aromas hold the promise of a substantially bitter and hoppy flavor. Pete liked the tangy, faintly herbal hop flavors and complimented the delicate balancing act between hops and crackery, grainy malt flavors. Tom, on the other hand, enjoyed the spicy, slightly minty hop flavors but thought the bitterness was just a little harsh at the finish. A classic, superbly tasty pilsner-style beer, loaded with a profusion of aromas flavors like lavender, Meyer lemon, Graham cracker, honey and even a hint of clove. As Lee noted, this is a bold beer for a pilsner but with enough finesse and balance to keep it from being “brash.” The folks at Oskar Blues have a winner on their hands with this one.