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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Note: Per the owner, this beer is no longer being brewed while they search for a new contract brewer.

Brewed for the Pizza Beer Company

Unfiltered American Ale Brewed With Basil, Oregano, Tomato and Garlic. Truly the Worldís First Culinary Beer Designed to Taste Great on Itís Own and Even Better With Food (Especially Pizza) The Beer is Truly Unique In That It Also Makes a Tremendous Ingredient in All Types of Foods. Chef Tom & Mamma Mia Have Developed Several Cooking Videos on Display at www.pizzabeer.net

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle shared by mrfacto at the CC gathering. Thanks Matt! Aroma is very pizza-like--oregano, tomatoes, garlic, maybe even some pepperoni! Flavor is a bit of a step down from the aroma, but still pizza. I like pizza and I like beer, but not so much together as one. Still, very happy to sample this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle shared at the Carolina Crew Gathering at Turdís Ė thanks to MrFacto for sharing. Or should we thank him? I donít know, but this is such a weird, messed up beer. And heaven help me, I actually started to like it a bit. Okay, thatís not entirely true. It looks like an average IPA, has a thin mouthfeel, and Iím ultimately not sure what this really contributes qua beer. But damned if it doesnít smell like stewed tomatoes, oregano, and basil. An experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EithCubes (5436) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Curiosity got to me here, as when I walk by a car crash. Aroma is dirty and earthy, tomato, oregano, garlic, basil and a light sweet citrus. Pale orange pour with frothy beige head. Sticky, lightly tart, lightly bitter and bready taste is a bit rough, a bit crusty, overspiced with both a weak malt base and uninteresting bg hops. Light body, chalky after. I could see basil being used as an ingredient more often, based on this, especially in some off-kilter saisons, but otherwise ugh. Not unpleasant, as expected, and not even liquid pizza, as others here are claiming, but nothing worth buying twice or even finishing - a three ounce novelty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
16oz bottle-A slightly hazy very carbonated body with a small ring for a head. Aroma of pizza sauce. Taste of oregano, basil, slight hops, and slight tomato. This medium bodied brew is a little bitter as well. I wish I tried the original. A different tasting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3899) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2008
This was suprisingly very good. As far as flavored and fruit beers are concerned this one is particularly tasty and interesting. The scent smells (I kid you not) like very good pizza sauce. The taste is slightly less intense, but never the less there are without a doubt, some very spicy flavors of oragano and basil. The tomato flavor is subdued but plesant. On top of all of this there is a good light hop bitterness at the back of the tongue. The beer pours with a small head and is slightly cloudy and light orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 What an interesting drinking experience. Sampled with cheese pizza of course. A golden appearance. The aroma is pepperoni, oregano, and cheese. The pizza flavor is there but not overpowering. Some spiceness shows through in the finish. Overall it does have a pizza flavor for sure but my only complaint is the body is a bit thin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Created by Tom and Athena Seefurth of Campton Township, Illinois in his lifelong pursuit to combine two of the worldís great loves, pizza and beer. Some say itís the best pizza beer around. Feh! If I had a dollar for every time Iíve heard this... Oh, but Iíll give it a chance, as Iím a real sucker for unique beer it seems. Hm. Not to brag, but, itís a Pizza Parade, babies! Hands down, no question, it is pizza-y. That was the aim of Mister and Missus Seefurth and they achieved it. The nose is slathered in spicy, chunky, robust tomato sauce primarily, with just a slight bready background note. This, of course, carries over into the taste. Along the way, other flavors begin to develop -- some sweetish dough here, some chiffonade basil there. Even a pinch of red pepper spiciness. Oh, and packed with fresh garlic. Ah, the power of garlic. As with any pie, itís more of the same till the end, though the spices still had legs and carried on well past the finish. As you drink it down, the various flavors really start to come together as it slowly bakes in your gut, all of it settling vaguely under the definition of "pizza", at least in terms of flavor and aroma. No complaints here. However, as with Shortís Bloody Beer, I just canít see myself calling on this beer every day. Not bad at all, though. Easily the best pizza beer on the market.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Dark golden in color with a creamy off white head. Nose of pizza: tomato, basil, oregano and garlic with hints of bread dough. On the palate there is tomato and basil up front followed by a bread like finish with hints of garlic. I think this would have been better if they had used a lager as the base beer to give it some more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Date: 05/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, wislpy dirty white head,
Aroma: sweet tomato aroma with a hint of garlic and spicy basil,
Flavor: sweet bready malt flavor, essence of tomato and garlic, nice spicy basil, light balancing bitterness,
Overall: yup, itís pizza in a glass

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
12 oz twist-off bottle. Wow! Smells just like Basil, Oregano, Tomato and Garlic. Huge vegetable aroma. Tastes like a light lager beer. its seems to be short of tasting like apizza. But a pizza it does smell like! Mamma Mia!

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