Beer 293/365 – Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils

Style: Czech Pilsener

ABV: 5.3%

Purchased at: Vecenie Distibuting – Pittsburgh PA

What makes this beer different: Its my go to beer to take with me on golf outings. One of the few canned craft beers that non-craft beer drinkers really like.

Will I be drinking this again: Next time I golf!

Grade: B+

8/28/2010: I bought a case of this back in the beginning of the month for my birthday gold scramble. This was the favorite of the canned beers I bought. The others were Sly Fox Royal Weisse, and Bud Light Lime… Yes Bud Light Lime. I won’t lie I like having one or two BLL’s on a hot summers day. Sidenote: I actually drank this before a Stone Templ Pilots concert, and they were terrible live. One of my favorite bands growing up, but they just don’t have the same mojo.

The nose is slightly grassy and spicy. The malt profile is mostly bready, a bit of grassiness and a touch of spice. Something a little fruity is in the mix, the best I can tell its a little lemony. Whatever the flavor is I like it, very unique for a Pilsener. Body is a little less than medium, but nice carbonation. Very crisp and drinkable.

Picture of the day: Poor Squirrel.

Published in: on August 28, 2010 at 9:57 am  Comments (1)  
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Beer 191/365 – Oskar Blues Gubna

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 10.0%

Purchased at: House of 1000 Beers – New Kensington PA

What makes this beer different: Smells like Body Odor, tastes like onions.

Will I be drinking this again: Hell no

Grade: C-

5/18/2010: I have yet to be disappointed by any of Oskar Blue’s beers so far. Ten Fidy, Old Chub, Dale’s Pale Ale… all good stuff. Apparently Gubna is a beer you either love or hate. Kind of like bleu cheese; you either love it or hate it. Gubna only uses one type of hop (Summit), which is pretty atypical for any kind of IPA these days.

I crack it open, and honestly it smells like body odor. You know that smell that gets stuck to you anytime you eat anything with onion? That smell was present also. The taste was again, onion and garlic, and a little tiny bit of a normal hop flavor. Tons of malts made this very thick and goopy. I can appreciate a beer that tries to be different, but this was a bit painful getting down. I love onion and will eat it with almost anything, but I don’t want that flavor in my beer.

Picture of the day: Why So Serious?

Published in: on May 18, 2010 at 10:27 am  Comments (1)  
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Beer 181/365 – Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Purchased at: Northern Beer Traders – West View, PA

What makes this beer different: Very hoppy for a Pale Ale

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: B+

5/8/2010: I am a huge fan of canned craft beer for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is portability The cans are also much less intimidating for people trying to get into craft beer. Both of these reasons came in handy because I brought a bunch to a golf scramble that I golfed in this day. Two of the people in my group are Coors light drinkers, so I thought I would bring them some real beer to drink. One liked the Dale’s, the other didn’t. Oh well more beer for the rest of us hah. We ended up finishing second out of 18 teams with a 6 under par. Not bad considering I drank 5-6 of the Dale’s.

Dale’s Pale Ale smells a lot more intimidating than it tastes. Smell is VERY hoppy for a Pale Ale. The taste is also pretty hoppy, but not as much as the smell would lead you to believe. A good bit of caramel malt helps push the hops back a bit. Actually to be honest if I didn’t know any better I would have assumed this was an IPA. Probably the most hops I have ever had in an APA. Overall this probably wasn’t the best beer to try and convert my non-craft drinking buddies, but it probably was my only viable option in a can. Any other good “gateway” canned beers that you can think of that I can bring to the next golf outing?

Picture of the day: I have one million dollars waiting for you.

Published in: on May 8, 2010 at 8:59 am  Comments (4)  
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Beer 44 – Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Purchased at: 3 Sons

What makes this beer different: Thick and Tar like

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: A

12/22/2009: Remember when you were a kid playing outside on a hot summer day, and the little tar spots on the road were so hot that they turned sticky? Well this is kind of what this beer looks and acts like; hot liquid tar. Picture cannot do justice as to how pitch black this beer is. It really does pour like thick sludge similar to what the liquid looks like when changing oil in your car.

This beer is just plain awesome. Reminds me a lot of Speedway Stout, but not quite as strong or thick. This beer is kind of like Speedway’s little brother. This beer also has a pretty strong chocolate flavor right off the bat, and a little tiny bit of an alcohol bite. I like it that way though because this beer is sweet, but the little bit of alcohol/hop bite at the end evens it out. This might have just jumped up to #2 on my stout list, just ahead of Yeti and right behind Speedway.

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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