Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer
Pizza Beer Company

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Pizza Beer Company
Illinois, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
2.72 | pDev: 29.78%
Jun 01, 2016
Feb 22, 2008
Mamma Mia! Pizza BeerMamma Mia! Pizza Beer
Notes: 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.
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2.5 by DubiousGopher from Nebraska on Jun 01, 2016
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3.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

So my review is back when Sprecher used to make this beer, so if that means a lot to you, I dunno, maybe you disregard, maybe you pay extra close attention because you are doing some historical or anthropological paper and here you are with your research.

It looks like your standard beer, yellow in color, white head, 1/4" goes away maybe a little quicker. Nothing about it says pizza. Now the smell, that actually captures some italian seasoning and tomatoes. I mean, I'm ntot going to dock this points because it smells like it is intended to. In fact, props yo.

Taste, hey, it tastes like pizza. It has a weird way of not letting you go. I drank the entire 16oz of this, and while it is far from my favorite, I mean seriously, there's been over 100 beers I can't drink that much of, so this was nowhere near as bad as its rating or some of the other garbage I've come across in my time.

So much oregano, tomato, bread. I think everyone should try this because its unique and shit, Dogfish Head puts shit like this out all the time and charge you $12 for a bottle of it.

May 09, 2016
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2.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Listed on the "1001," I thought this was more interesting than the 2.79 average of ratings would indicate... but then I am a fan of Italian spices.

May 01, 2016
2.36 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Nov 12, 2015
2.58 by richkrull from Wisconsin on Mar 28, 2015
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4.14/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Ok, I'm rating this as a novelty beer, and a novelty beer only.

It smells like pizza, tastes like pizza, unfortunately doesn't look like pizza though.

Is it a beer I'm going to go out and buy all the time? Probably not. Did they hit the nail on the head with a beer that tastes like pizza? Absolutely.

Feb 14, 2015
2.57 by wethorseblanket from California on Feb 07, 2015
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4.9/5  rDev +80.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by AliPro131 from Florida

I like it! The herb-y aroma and actual pizza taste!

Jan 26, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +54%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by Thatdude0000001 from New Jersey

Rating this not against other beers but more for what the aim was and this beer is spot on !!! Great paired with --- you guessed it pizza

Jan 18, 2015
3.4 by AngEo from Texas on Dec 05, 2014
2 by corm44 from New York on Nov 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
by kscaldef from Oregon

Tastes like pizza, if that's what you were looking for in a beer.

Nov 02, 2014
2.5 by lurfMalderFulder from Indiana on Oct 25, 2014
2 by zestar from California on Oct 16, 2014
3 by lucasj82 from Indiana on Oct 15, 2014
1 by polopaul20 from Maryland on Oct 01, 2014
1.75 by spycow from Illinois on Sep 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
by importedfromdet from Michigan

Smells heavily of a saucey pizza. Kind of like a lunchables pizza.

Taste of a bland heavily carbonated ale, with a finish of a bunch of spices with an oregano finish that stays in your mouth.

Interesting novelty beer. If i wanted pizza I would eat it and not drink a beer.

Aug 15, 2014
2.5 by Big_Dave from Texas on Aug 14, 2014
3 by ChrisKayler from Virginia on Aug 14, 2014
2 by rojapa from New York on Aug 09, 2014
3.25 by cocoapuph from California on Jul 27, 2014
2.75 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2014
3.94 by BubbleBobble from New York on Jul 13, 2014
2.75 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jul 06, 2014
3.5 by Zach136 from Georgia on Jun 29, 2014
2.5 by Keith_R from Georgia on Jun 28, 2014
2.75 by dsreeves from Florida on Jun 15, 2014
3 by DonDonLongJohn from Florida on May 23, 2014
3 by markcp from Iowa on May 19, 2014
2 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on May 09, 2014
1.5 by amalburg from Michigan on May 03, 2014
1 by Dirty_Island from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(the last bottle of this at Free Bridge Wine & Spirits - $2.99! - poured into a Chimay goblet)

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

M: quite light-bodied, weightless... perhaps a mild foamy wash - carbonation is relatively mellow

O: interesting to try - a novelty at best... this could actually be a lot better if they jacked up the spicing (this was likely an older bottle - this ain't flying off the shelves), maybe added a touch of sweetness and perhaps some toasted malt to enhance crust flavors... who knows?

Apr 25, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3
by MattBeer from California

It looks like crap. There is what can only be described as "bits of crud" floating around in it.

It smells like BEER AND PIZZA.

The taste...I know it seems like it's what you should expect, but I cannot believe how much this beverage tasted like pizza and beer INDEPENDENTLY. Not beer-soaked pizza or a beer into which someone had dropped a slice. Beer...and pizza. I'm not even sure it was good--but it was amazing.

You can feel the crud bits in your mouth hole.

If I could go back and give myself advice last night, I would say "order it" every time (but just one, and only drink about 10 of the 16 ounces, which is exactly what happened).

Apr 25, 2014
2.75 by ckollias from Maryland on Apr 18, 2014
2.75 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Apr 14, 2014
3.75 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Apr 07, 2014
3.75 by jsisko01 from Michigan on Apr 02, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

I was visiting my parents and saw a bottle of this at a local liquor store, and curiosity got the better of me. I could only handle a few sips of this beer, and yes it does kind of taste like pizza. I mostly remember tasting lots of oregano and a bit of tomato. The flavor wasn't awful, but just not what I would want in a beer. On the other hand, my husband found this beer to be rather delicious.

Mar 28, 2014
Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer from Pizza Beer Company
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 320 ratings