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Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer - Pizza Beer Company

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BA SCORE
64
poor

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
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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JG-90

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer pours a hazy straw color. Has a small head with okay retention and leaves low lacing.

I am pretty impressed by the aroma, really does smell like a pizza, and in a surprisingly good way. First notice garlic and marinara sauce, with basil, oregano, and yeasty pizza dough.

The tastes is also like a pizza, but unlike the aroma, this similarity is pretty bad. Taste starts with dough and marinara sauce (which is okay), then comes a gigantic wave of overwhelming garlic, then a devastating one-two punch of oregano and basil, with a lingering, coating, garlic stench aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average with above average carbonation.

The taste here is pretty damn bad, but the appealing aroma and overall novelty of this beer save it, but it's still pretty bad - worse than I expected. Glad I tried it, glad I never have to try it again. The aroma really is nice, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 02:02:47 | More by JG-90
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TwoForty

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

01-22-2014 13:09:56 | More by TwoForty
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mpayne5

Indiana

3/5  rDev +11.1%

01-22-2014 04:05:26 | More by mpayne5
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev +48.1%

01-20-2014 01:42:55 | More by jonathaniler
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-19-2014 16:02:47 | More by schnarr84
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: opaque orange sunset that is lighter at the bottom of the glass and darkens as the chalice glass widens. Thin, small bubbles in the quickly dissolving head.

S: smells like hops mixed with oregano and rosemary. Aroma really reminds me of good marinara. Really smells like pizza, which works as I drink it with my pizza. Smell is very complimentary to the food.

T: tastes like a nice thinner lager. Better than a light beer, with some subtle hop and yeast flavors. Bready, with real Italian spice flavors. Not the best beer to drink by itself, but in this moment, it is a delicious light beer that compliments and washes down the slice of broccoli, garlic, white pizza it is paired with.

M: mouthfeel of a thin lager - a bit nicer than a light beer, but the beer needs some more viscosity.

O: better than other reviewers would have made me believe. Not a great beer on its own, but certainly not bad. Paired with pizza? Quite wonderful without being distracting.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 22:05:55 | More by tkdchampxi
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.33/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass (ignoring the neck label on the bottle).

A: Hazy gold, forming a thin white head, and low levels of visible carbonation.

S: Distinct spices up front - mostly garlic and oregano. Not much of anything else to be found here, except maybe hints of pilsner malt.

T: Well, pizza. What did you expect? Tomato, garlic, oregano..each distinctly present and adding it's own aspects to the drink. Light pilsner and cracker malt character underneath. The tomato and spices linger in the mouth for a bit after the swallow.

M: Light body - almost watery. Low alcohol presence. This bottle seems poorly carbonated, though not quite flat.

O: OK. That was interesting. Not nearly as offensive as I expected it to be. It pulls off having obvious pizza flavors without rising to the level of being obnoxious. This is for sure a novelty or fluff beer, and less than a half-bottle should be more than enough to try. But still, it's interesting and different, and expands yet again what I thought a beer could taste like.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 22:46:12 | More by macrosmatic
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campfirebrew

New York

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-30-2013 13:16:55 | More by campfirebrew
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hopkrid

Florida

3/5  rDev +11.1%

12-30-2013 03:04:26 | More by hopkrid
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazed golden with a thin white lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of oregano, basil, garlic, tomato - interesting smell like pizza sauce - strong on the herbs.

The taste is strong on the oregano and basil. Too much so. Garlic is also noticeable. I see where they were going with this, so I'll give a bit more credit than I actually liked. It lacks much of a doughy taste that I think would have enhanced it and kept the seasonings more balanced.

An interesting novelty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:52:07 | More by jwc215
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-19-2013 05:42:31 | More by Kmat10
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DrewZ926

New York

3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

11-30-2013 23:42:32 | More by DrewZ926
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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -25.9%

11-15-2013 12:43:14 | More by djrn2
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Danny1217

Florida

1/5  rDev -63%

11-08-2013 17:45:13 | More by Danny1217
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YeastInception

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +48.1%

11-06-2013 02:18:01 | More by YeastInception
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-02-2013 00:43:42 | More by jaasen64
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tommy5

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-31-2013 01:55:18 | More by tommy5
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beergorrilla

Michigan

2/5  rDev -25.9%

10-30-2013 16:23:13 | More by beergorrilla
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TR0219

Florida

3/5  rDev +11.1%

10-26-2013 14:17:50 | More by TR0219
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Satsuma

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

10-21-2013 23:05:52 | More by Satsuma
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DeeMalloy

Florida

3/5  rDev +11.1%

10-16-2013 01:10:31 | More by DeeMalloy
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-08-2013 02:29:55 | More by HumanParaquat
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From bottle into wine glass (obviously)

Appearance - Hazy amber with a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing. It's not a lively beer as I don't see many bubbles finding their way around the glass. I was expecting at least a little bit of sediment or something. But nothing was there.

Aroma - Nothing to call home about. A little oregano, light bready malt and a touch of tomato.

Taste - Suprisingly not as bad as I originally assumed. Tastes how I would imagine a pizza beer tastes. Oregano is the front runner followed by crust and a little cheese and tomato coming at the end.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, medium bodied with little to no bite. A mix between savory and malty.

Overall - Tastes like a cheese pizza. If you'd like to drink your pizza and get a tiny buzz then this is the way to go. If you'd rather not drink your pizza, stay away. It's hilarious and interesting all in the same.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:09:02 | More by KVNBGRY
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.93/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange. Small white head. Some lacing.

Smell - Oregano! Whoa. I imagine tomato. Pale malt.

Taste - Tons of pale malt. The oregano kicks in. Not a lot else reminiscent of pizza. The name makes me think tomato, but I don't objectively think it's there.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Maybe medium light. Well carbonated.

Overall - It isn't terrible. Just isn't good or worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 00:48:47 | More by Alieniloquium
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Ian_Hammons

New York

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

10-04-2013 17:02:43 | More by Ian_Hammons
Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer from Pizza Beer Company
64 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.