Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils (2018 re-review to BJCP specs)

Fill date: 4/6/18

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Moderate clean grainy malt impression with slight sweetness (but far from bready-rich). A light honey note. Moderate spicy/floral hops. Seems to have faint sulfur and/or DMS (both acceptable for the style). Fermentation seems to be clean and complete, otherwise. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Clear golden hue (2-4 SRM). Moderate white foam retains and laces fairly well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-high hop bitterness with a spicy/floral taste and a dry finish. Aftertaste is slightly spicy, but has a light maltiness, too. Malt base is clean and grainy with a mild honey flavor and sweetness. Palette is well-balanced. Faint sulfate water character, but this is not distracting (acceptable for the style). Fermentation appears to be clean and complete. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Smooth, crisp, refreshing and sessionable at only 4.7% ABV.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Was never a fan of this beer until now. Pretty close to spec for the style (whether that was their intention or not). 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 42/50

NOTE: Read my 2013 original review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2013/05/oskar-blues-mamas-little-yella-pils.html

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