pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub...pours a straw yellow brown with a thin white head... Aroma of grassy saaz hop aroma... Crisp and clean flavor with light grain and a saaz hop grassy finish. Drinkable to the say the least.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In tap. Pours a light bright yellow color with a thick fluffy white foam that leaves tons of lacing all the way down. Smell has a light hop character with toasted grains and hints of lemon grass. Some spice and malt can be found. Taste is toasted grain and cereal flavor with some malt sweetness in the finish. A bit of hop bitterness initially which slowly evens out with a light spice flavor. Light body with lots of carbonation. Crisp and clean.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 355 ml , batch 23
Appearance: deep golden look with fairly large white frothy top, neat lace shown.
Nose: mild fresh bitter hop aromas , meadow flowery with golden malts , touch of alcohol
Flavor/Palate : medium bodied with crisp bitter character. Quiet drinkable and refreshing. Malty but not overly so , this one is more on hop side. Solid Pils from Oskar Blues.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a pale light golden body with a tiny fizzy white head. Weak grassy aroma with some slight hop notes. Flavor is somewhat spicy with a nice hop bite. Crisp easy drinking pils. I thought this was better just having a few outta the can. Not bad.
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was a bit grassy somewhat sweet and some hop spice as well. Flavor was a bit upfront for a pilsner, grassy and sweet with some lingering bitterness. Not great but decent for the style.
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy golden pour with a small off white head. very light aroma of sulfer compounds. the saaz hops add a great flavor!. never let down by oskar blues!
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can - Yellow liquid, white head. Enough structure on the palate to keep it interesting, sufficient carbonation. Pleasant finish, representing the style well. I liked it.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark urine yellow with a small white head. threw a fresh hop in it. it was good. easy drinkn.
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very yellow color. Only available in a can, but it is the best pilsner in a can that you will find! Delecate flavor you’d expect from a pilz, but more flavorful than any other.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned beer has suffered a decades-long stigma that equates canned beer with canned crap. Thanks for nothing pushers of flavorless macro swill, thanks for nothing. Alternatively and tastefully, there has been a rebirth of quality beer in a quality can in the last ten years or so.
Newest to the Oskar Blues canned portfolio is the Mamas Little Yella Pils, a traditionally styled German pilsner that pours, rightfully so, clear crisp golden yellows and hay from her can into my lager glass. Soft white clouds float carefree above her shimmering golden depths as she fades in playful rocky pockmarks. Larger bubbles burst and spackle my glass with blotchy lace. Her nose sparkles with freshly plucked grains, lemon, and honey, while a plate of soft crunchy water crackers call for my attention. A gentle breeze wafts by, carrying with her gentle esters of green grass damp with dew while farmers continue to harvest the golden fields sprawled out before me. I’m no country girl, but supping the Mamas Little Yella Pils, I can understand the appeal of a simpler life out in the country, culling fields, and living off the bounty of your own harvest as Nature watches over. Wholly in the zone, I draw deep of her liquid gold. Sweet, creamy, smooth, and just light enough to dance across my tastebuds in joyous abandon. Life is beautiful. Let us celebrate it, not destroy it, and the Mamas Little Yella Pils is a perfectly canned joyous celebration of the simple pleasures of Life which give meaning to all who are truly willing to listen. Lemon takes center stage with a buffet of aromas and flavors: lemon cream, lemon bars coated in crunchy crystallized sugars, lemon spritzer, and lemon bread. She fades lazily into a creamy finish which oozes freshly baked grains. The baker is in the house, and my palate is watering for his loaves of freshly baked harvest, warm, soft, and lightly crunchy with a perfectly toasted exterior. The further into her golden depths I indulge, the creamier, smoother, and more perfectly melded palate she forms. I couldn’t ask for a more exquisitely quaffable pilsner than this, proving once more that Oskar Blues stands at the top of Cannery Mountain. Forget the 6pack, take a whole case home with you, and don’t forget your Mamas Little Yella Pils on the next fishing trip.
I haven’t had a bad Oskar Blues beer, and I have faith that I never shall. The only which eludes me is the Ten Fiddy, a purportedly viscously black imperial stout of spine-tingling ecstasy. In the meantime, I look forward to stuffing my cooler and my fridge full of Mamas Little Yella Pils.