heemer77 (5076) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold orange body with a large lightly off white head. The aroma has some light tomatoes and herbs. There is a definite garlic presence. The taste is light oregeno and basil. You get more of the tomato in the aftertaste. There is also some strong biscuit maltiness. A different brew that is interesting, but certainly not something to go with every mood. Kind of reminded of the pepperoni pizza flavored Combos snacks.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz bottle, no date. Clear yellow orange with small light yellow white head, fading to a ring. Pizza crust and oregano are dominant. Hints of salt are also present. Flavor adds some caramel malts that make it seem like beer. Not picking up on any tomato, garlic, or basil, though there is a bit of pepper. Semi-dry finish with low bitterness. A little metallic as well. Light body with light to moderate carbonation. Smelled like pizza, though didn’t really taste like it. I think I liked America’s version better.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had to get this strictly for the novelty and it ended up being better than I thought it would be. Pours lightly hazy copper with an off-white head. The aroma is musty with butter, italian spices, doughy and fairly rich - unique to say the least. Medium crisp body with fairly sharp carbonation as an undercurrent. The flavor starts malt with light tomatoes, peppery spice along with the italian spices. The doughiness is still throughout the beer. The finish adds more spice. I wouldn’t want much of this, but it was well worth trying.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In the bottle thanks to Rich S. of Beerme.com. Pours a hazy gold with not much of a head at all. Unreal aroma of a pizza or a plate of spaghetti sauce. Clearly, this smells exactly as billed, but is salty and hard to drink. As a marinade, this might be hard to beat. It is loaded with garlic and oregano. Lots of tomato flavors overwhelm you. I just couldn’t take too much of it.
docswife (27) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I picked up a bottle of this in Evansville In just for kicks. Ordered a big pizza and tried this with the husband. I didn’t expect it to be so darn good!! Pours yellow and crisp with small white head. The aroma is all pizza, yeast, oregano, basil, garlic and tomato. Very light body and crisp. I will be picking up more of this!!
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow in color with no head. Spicy oregano aroma. Spicy basil oregano flavor. Tasted like pizza. Ok.
Acknud (1066) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird beer. It really smells like a pizza. Taste is spicy, oregano, tomato. It is ok to drink with a pizza but I wouldn’t drink it every day.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is disgusting. I hate this beer. Pours a lightly hazed yellow gold with a thin white head. Smelly! Vaguely smells like pizza. Garlic and herbal notes. Very vegetal. Thinner, lower carbonation, no viscosity or body. Like Bud aged on pizza. Garlicy herbs with standard light lager nastiness. Lingering gross aftertaste.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy yellow orangish color. Smells pretty pizzaish, straight down to a bit of a cheasy aroma... perhaps my brain filling in the blanks. Pretty scary. Flavor is thinnish lager with wierd tomato thing going on, definite herbs. Yeah, it’s a novelty at best and I dont think this is really going to do much for sprechers image, but worth a try at least once.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 16 ounce bottle. I will be honest... I was a bit scared to try this beer. The concept reminded me of Bud Chelada which was a horrible experience. However, I tried going into this with an open mind. We had a few pizzas ordered on a Sunday night so I thought there was no better time to try this brew. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head that disappeared VERY quickly. The smell had me scared at first... it smelled like a pizza; oregano, tomato, and pepper filled my nose. When I started drinking it, I was pleasantly surprised. It paired VERY well with a few slices of pizza. It was very refreshing and tasted like a pale lager with pizza spice hints. I know it sounds weird but it was good. I definitely recommend NOT drinking this on its own... have a few slices of pizza and wash it down with this brew. I was impressed for what it is...