Oskar Blues Brewery Mama’s Little Yella Pils
What the brewers say
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.
What our panel thought
Aroma: Light herbal hop aroma, but not much else. Some sweet malt hiding back there in the aroma. Clean and mild.
Flavor: Nice hop flavors, fresh and juicy. Some mild oxidation in the not-quite-fresh malt. Light, heathery hop flavor. Low bitterness but the finish is nonetheless crisp and clean.
Overall: Light and clean with excellent balance of malt and hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Would love more hop nose and bigger bitterness, but this is a very pleasant, approachable pils. Not even a little scary. Well balanced and easy to drink.