Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils

This was the brew that I reviewed on Sunday. I was pretty productive on Sunday. I got some home projects done and more importantly, I bottled the two batches of beer that have been sitting around. There were a few snafus (i.e. the tubing not fitting on the new bottling bucket, which had to be purchased since the landscaper mowed over my old bottling bucket and shattered the spigot), but it went relatively well. During a break in the bottling, I reviewed this brew which has been on my list to try since I started the blog.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Czech Pilsner

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pills 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 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.”

Random: One of the batches that I bottled yesterday was the first IPA that I’ve ever brewed, which is very odd, given that I’m a hop head.

This one poured with a thick, two finger white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The little head that was left lingered on top of the body for awhile. The body was a clear, straw yellow color with heavy carbonation. The nose was sweet grain and some grass. It smelled really nice, even for the style, which I’m not a huge fan of. The taste was really sweet…almost borderline honey-like. The grassiness that I got in the nose wasn’t as present in the taste, which was really a shame, as the sweetness was too much for me. The body was light with heavy carbonation. The finish was long for a pilsner with the sweetness. Although I can see where this one was trying to go, it just wasn’t for me. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but if you were, I could see why you would like this one. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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