Monday, March 8, 2010

251. Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Our second beer from Oskar Blues—the last one was Dale’s Pale Ale. This one is also in a can. Mama’s Little Yella Pils has a slightly grainy nose with some other lager-like aromas; it is a clear yellow and has a creamy white head that laces the glass nicely. The flavor starts dry and grainy with just a touch of malt sweetness; the middle moves into some musty bitterness before ending slightly sour with low levels of lingering bitterness. Mama’s Little Yella Pils has bright and bubbly carbonation, and the mouthfeel is dry and crisp with a medium body. Overall, a clean and very drinkable beer; while it is not our favorite, it is well crafted and enjoyable. From the Oskar Blues website: “Oskar Blues’ newest beer 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 Bavarian hops. While it’s 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.” ABV: 5.3% IBU: 35 (3/8/2010)

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