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Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer - Pizza Beer Company

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Mamma Mia! Pizza BeerMamma Mia! Pizza Beer

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BA SCORE
64
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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 30.37%
Wants: 66
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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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%

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.

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

Florida

2.93/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

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
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +66.7%

10-01-2013 04:51:47 | More by craftbeerasian
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -25.9%

09-30-2013 19:55:07 | More by sbart518
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +85.2%

09-13-2013 19:16:59 | More by tyleeis
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev +14.1%

Poured from the bottle into a Nonic pint glass. Yup also poured into an INAO wine taster.. hey that's how I roll.

Slightly hazy, opaque, lots of microscopic carbonation rising with a dark yellowish orange body. Head is about two fingers, fairly creamy and some half decent staying power with no lacing. No chunks, or debris, not bad looking.

The nose is what it is. It's pizza. However, it's more of a frozen store bought dough, sort of like Olive Garden breadsticks. There is not much sense of real garlic, basil, or tomato on this, nothing fresh or spicy, it's just doughy like Pizza Hut crust or something.

Palate is quite watery, with a bitter dehydrated oregano like finish on the swallow. Surprisingly the pizza nose doesn't really translate into the taste. Light tomato and vegetative qualities but with none of the excellent spice angle. In fact it really doesn't taste like anything.

Overall this isn't horrid, but I can't feel like I would ever want to have this again, it tastes like watered down cheap pie in a glass. However, it is what it is.

09-10-2013 00:14:58 | More by smakawhat
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Boonedog

Illinois

1/5  rDev -63%

09-03-2013 17:47:54 | More by Boonedog
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ali1987

Florida

3.51/5  rDev +30%

A: no head on a golden orange body.

S: This beer smells very much like pizza. Oregano, tomato, pepperoni and garlic are very heavy in the aroma.

T: Flavor is not as pizzaish as the aroma. Tastes include frozen pizza crust, tomato sauce, and garlic.

M: Dry finish, medium carbonation.

O: This beer is much better than I thought it would be, especially after reading the reviews. It's drinkable, especially for those who like pizza! :)

09-02-2013 03:44:19 | More by ali1987
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.18/5  rDev +17.8%

No head really on a gold and burnt orange body with no lacing really. Both the aroma and the flavor are light overall. For the aroma, you mostly get mozzarella, pale malts and pepperoni. Flavor is more herbal with the oregano coming through more, also your typical pizza flavors. This beer could be a lot worse. Each flavor is understated and actually far better, although not good, than I imagined. We had a big beer tasting tonight and saved this for last, it could have been the first we had. Not at all a palate recker. light in body and light to medium carbonation.

09-02-2013 03:42:25 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.56/5  rDev +31.9%

Pours with a small white head if foam on a lightly hazy, golden body. An aroma of, well... pizza. Crust, oregano, tomatoes, everything, and it is actually not unpleasant. The flavor is a more subdued version of the same thing with bready crust notes and subtle tomato and herbal notes. Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish. Shockingly not bad, the aroma is strange, but not really unpleasant, the flavor is just mild and a bit bland. I expected something horrible and what I got was a bit odd, but decent.

09-02-2013 03:41:21 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

09-02-2013 03:37:34 | More by Lovely85
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

09-02-2013 00:49:57 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-31-2013 03:30:20 | More by SpongeRuiner
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev +10.4%

16oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Hazy golden amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Frozen bread, oregano and basil.

Taste
Frozen pizza dough, basil and oregano are there. Beyond that are just bready malts and notes of garlic. Wait...wait...tastes exactly like Pizzeria CombosTM!!

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Overall...it's a bland Blonde Ale spiced with oregano, basil and garlic... For a pizza beer it's rather boring.

08-28-2013 23:31:25 | More by justintcoons
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olbubba

Florida

3/5  rDev +11.1%

08-26-2013 02:03:45 | More by olbubba
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

08-25-2013 01:05:49 | More by TKEbeerman
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eatmorepizza

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +53%

In my opinion, much better than what the average rater is saying. Smells like frozen pizza. Tastes like cheaper frozen pizza with the un-risen dough. Has the generic vegi-pizza sauce tastes. It's what we expected, right? Props for a good description that lives up to the drink. I've had way worse spiced beers. This one is average to slightly better than average and definitely worth trying at least once. I'll probably have one more or even more later in my life. I agree with a previous post, this is much better on a not-so-full stomach. Definitely drink before a meal, not afterwards.

08-23-2013 01:38:32 | More by eatmorepizza
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -53.7%

08-17-2013 23:35:28 | More by kkmiller76
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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-13-2013 20:32:06 | More by rabbitguy
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-ronin-

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-27-2013 14:09:55 | More by -ronin-
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silverking

Florida

3.3/5  rDev +22.2%

A- hazy gold with a thick white head. Excellent lacing.

S - oregano, Basil, yeast, bread, and a hint of garlic.

T- the taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. It tastes like pizza. Very very strange.

M - pretty light. Watery finish.

O - different, strange.

07-26-2013 01:08:18 | More by silverking
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kingmaker

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-23-2013 18:02:57 | More by kingmaker
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dionisio

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +42.6%

This beer tastes really pizzaey. And that might sound like a strange idea, but it actually works perfectly, because the beer is quite yeasty and tastes like pizza crust, so the pizza flavors fit with it perfectly. I guess on just pure beer merits this is just decent, but the flavor is really delicious in my opinion. I would definitely drink this again. There's nothing at all I would fault this for, and the pizza flavor works surprisingly well. I drank this from a Chimay goblet.

07-20-2013 01:52:57 | More by dionisio
Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer from Pizza Beer Company
64 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.