Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer | Pizza Beer Company

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Mamma Mia! Pizza BeerMamma Mia! Pizza Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pizza Beer Company
Illinois, United States
mammamiapizzabeer.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

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.

Added by orbitalr0x on 02-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
322
Reviews:
167
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
29.39%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.51/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to millerbuffoon for pulling this one out as a joke and then actually opening it for us to try. The beer poured out as a typical yellow color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer honestly smells a lot like pizza, or at least pepperoni. The taste of the beer is surprising, not in a good or bad way but just interesting. There is actually elements of tomato, basil, oregano, garlic and crust in this beer. It tastes pretty freakin' close to a pizza. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied and carbonated well. Overall this is a novelty, but it does taste and smell like it's intended too. I wouldn't drink the beer again unless I had too but it was fun to try.

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Photo of DaveHack
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of millerbuffoon
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of HomeBrewer211
3.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What a crazy idea!! But a fun one!

I was intrigued by this beer and had to give it a shot. I mean, who has ever heard of a pizza beer?

The appearance is average with nothing to talk about and as a matter of fact theres alot to not talk about BUT heres my basic opinion....

This beer smells like PIZZA! I couldn't belive it!

The beer taste is mild and some how the aroma is completely lost.

Its a fun beer but 1 or 2 will be plenty before you're reaching for a more traditional brew.
With that said, a 6 pack between a few friends to critique would be fun.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
1.82/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

- ale brewed with oregano, basil, tomato, and garlic.

A: Dense orange with a feverish pitch of carbonation fills the vessel. The head is good, 2 finger solid, marshmellow structure, pearl white color with a sturdy show of retention. So far not bad.

S: Aroma of garlic and basil and tomato sauce (not sure if sauce is subliminal but sure is pronounced enough for me to think otherwise). Oregano and bread crust is dominant as well. There is a weird touch of pizza box lingering about. It smells like it should with a light to moderate level of awareness. Was it enticing? no. but what would you expect from this combination.

T: Flavor of sweet malt upfront, muted spicing, bread crust and basil come through. The nose was much more defined, a good thing or bad thing? I have to say with every approach just before you sip i would get a weird sensantion of warm pizza sauce, soggy cardboard, and throw up. The flavor and taste isnt nearly as bad as the approach, but from then on it comes off as damaged goods and is a big turn off. Warm pizza sauce and garlic hints upon warming.

M: Spritzy malty and saucy mouthful but in the end unimpressive. A bright spot of oranges upon the hold and swallow seems odd and misplaced, but somewhat of a welcome considering.

O: The beer started out interesting enough, sure i played along, an ok visual, an aroma of what was expected, though not necessarily enticing. In the end the flavor is what sends this over the cliff. Pizza and beer are fine individually, just not together. Overall a gag drink, that will no doubt make you gag in the end. A novelty sale only. Even dave's chilli creek was a bit more tolerabe then this one. Run, do not walk as far away as possible when you see this. A great gag gift for that snobbish beer drinker you dont like, how do you think i got a hold of this?

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Photo of Scutt
2.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Cant expect much going into a pizza flavored beer, but it did the job. i could go into detail about the under notes of it but lets be honest, your question is "did it taste like pizza?" Pizza? no. Pizza sause? yea! but watered down sause and the flavor is one that should not be in the consistancy of such a smooth liquid and it throws you off your game. wouldn't buy it again but glad i tried it!.

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Photo of PopnLoads
1/5  rDev -64.2%

Photo of coz
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of kenm2118
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of seeswo
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

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

Expecting a murky reddish tinted brew, surprised to find a mostly clear dark gold liquid. Scent was mild and had notes or oregano and light vegetable. Taste lead with oregano again, but tomato sauce pokes through, a lightly salty note, mild bread, other faint notes of spice. Lighter side of medium, bubbly. Bought due to the novelty and was quite frankly afraid of what the outcome would be... overall i enjoyed it for what it was, but wouldn't need to drink again.

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What am I getting myself into?

Pours hazy orange/red with a decent creamy white head.

Oregano bomb on the nose. Some bready malt peaks through with a little garlic, but oregano dominates.

More balanced in the flavor than aroma. Tastes like eating a cheesy breadstick with marinara. Oregano is once again strong, but garlic and bready malts stand out more with a weird tomato sweetness.

Medium body and a bit high on carbonation.

So they made what they set out to make. Congratulations? Really does taste like drinking a pizza albeit a pizza that was liberally dosed with oregano. I'm glad I got to try it for the novelty factor, but who in their right mind would willingly want one of these, much less drink anywhere close to a full bottle.

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Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of drewone
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle I brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt and the pizza spices like oregano, basil, and garlic. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that isn't as bad as I was expecting but definitely a novelty item in the beer world.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.04/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Sprecher bottle into a pint glass, mama mia.

Pizza Beer has a golden orange glaze to itself with some faint white bubbles that die off rather quick, no lacing on the sides. There is some small bubbles rising up, so this is not all together dead. This sure as shit smells like a slice of pizza. It's all there with the basil and oregano showing off the most. Yep, just pizza in the scent, tomatoes as well. No real beer scents, just pizza. Well, this tastes like pizza, the spices used pop out real bold like with tomato pie flavor. Not hoppy, a bit of malt in the finish. Delivered as promised. Body is light and a bit watery, and the carbonation is very light. The aftertaste is tomato, but not long lingering. This is not something that I will go to at all, the flavor does not move me like that, but this beer lives up to its name, which scores points in my book.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer from Pizza Beer Company
2.79 out of 5 based on 322 ratings.
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