Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mama's Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Lyons, CO

So the Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils has been sitting in my fridge a few weeks. Even though I am a huge fan of Oskar Blues, I am not a fan of pilsners. Until recently, when Sam Adams Noble Pils has turned into my spring beer of choice. So after a long day of un-finishing my basement due to the Lord redecorating my basement from Sports Basement to Indoor Pool, I poured the Yella Pils into a stein and sat down. The beer is yellow, it's not pale, it's yellow. The Pils also poured monstrous head. My first sip revealed a very crisp, refreshing taste, followed by a bitterish twinge at the finish. There is a smoothness to the Pils you don't find in it's contemporaries. The Pils carries a 5.3% ABV, solid, and of course the media requires that I point out this is a craft brew that is served in a can as opposed to a bottle. Mama's Little Yella Pils garners a 3.5 in my book, appraoching a 4.0

1 comment:

B. Lou Backerring said...

I was also pleasantly surprised by the Yella Pils. The Oskar Blues folks always seem to surpass expectations. Could this be another effect of the canned beers? Genius, I say.

In case you haven't seen it yet, Oskar Blues recently put out "Gubna", their answer to an imperial IPA. It comes in a ridiculously priced 4-pack (at least at my local vendor), but it is definitely worth a review.