This beer gets points simply for the name. It’s one of the more creative beer names I’ve come across in recent memory. And after enjoying a few this weekend while doing yard work and playing softball, I’m convinced it’s one of those “little helpers” that helps anyone out, whether mama or not.
This canned Pilsner from Oscar Blues Brewing Company is a nice golden color when poured into a glass. It has ample hop characteristic for a Pilsner, though the site says it’s 35 IBUs. The pale malt and lack off adjuncts certainly makes Pils much richer than a typical American-style Pilsner. I found the beer to be highly drinkable and enjoyable with typical spicy characteristics from the Czezh Saaz hops and a more bready body than I was used to.
The 5.3 percent ABV is fairly low, but drinking one of these full-bodied beers offers much more than your standard low-calorie American-style lager or Pilsner. The crafty name and the fact that it comes in cans drew plenty of attention at the softball fields, an area still dominated by blue and silver cans that say frost-brewed, whatever that means.
The slogan, “take two and call us in the morning,” is a good one for this beer.
The heavier body and breadiness gives way to a dry Pilsner-esque finish. There is a slight hint of citrus on the hops with some white pepper on the palate.
You’ll find a few of these in my fishing bag this summer.