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Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer - Pizza Beer Company

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64
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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 30.37%
Wants: 67
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pizza Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the website: Pizza Beer is a debris free product. The Margarita pizza is put into the mash & steeped like a tea bag. A whole wheat crust made with water, flour & yeast is topped with tomato, oregano, basil & garlic. The essence of the pizza spices is washed off with hot water and filtered into a brewpot, where it is boiled for a long, long time. During the process, we add hops & spices in a cheesecloth type bag & filter the cooled liquid into a fermentation vessel. (big glass 6 gallon water jug). After a week or two, the beer is good to go. Keg it or bottle it.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 02-22-2008)
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy pale straw blonde, no head.

S - Definitely the aromas of a pizza. Yeasty dough, mild basil, sweet tomato paste. If you didn't know this was a pizza beer, you may just take the nose as a spiced beer, nothing specific.

T - Well the flavor messages some with the nose. However, they are both pretty mild. The nose wasn't overwhelming and the floor follows suit. The only thing is, this beer does in fact have some of the pizza flavors present. The dough yeast, oregano and basil are detected. Now it can be taken once again as just a mildly herbal beer, but when you know what's inside, it's a little easier to detect. This is by no means a very flavorful or exciting beer. It's quite light and watered down. My opinion is only that I respect when special beers actually present their special flavors.

M - Light body, effervescent, drinkable. Nothing special going on here.

O - My neighbor have me this bottle and of course it looked interesting. I approached it very open mindedly. As stated, I respect when a special beer presents its special characteristics in the nose, mouth, etc. It was a bit of a stretch and I wasn't blown away, but I would recommend this to others as a novelty.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 02:21:00 | More by BeerForMuscle
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A: hazy amber liquid - yeast-like sediment, but didn't notice anything chunky floating in it... a head forms, sort of, but quickly recedes into the beer - leaves a weak swirl in the middle... no lace

S: pizza sauce - no joke - oregano, tomato paste, a touch of garlic powder... not much basil, if any... a sort of pale ale base beer is detected mildly in the background... the aromas are moderately potent at first, but then later fade and the beer ends up smelling kind of bland

T: not as pizza-y as the smell... the oregano may stand out the most... sort of a hint of lightly-oily tomato paste... garlic is luckily almost nil... if the beer was sweet, i don't think i could've finished it all - thankfully, it's just a bland, dry, unhoppy/unspicy pale ale

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Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer from Pizza Beer Company
64 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.