DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Words uttered once I smelled this "Holy shit this smells like pizza". It certainly does smell like pizza, so much so that I would have been able to identify it for sure even had I not know what beer this was. Tomato, basil, and just all around pizza. Flavor is less specifically pizza than the aroma though it is there too. Tomato. A little watery and bland underneath the spices. This is not really a good beer but I think it certainly succeeds at what it was trying to do and is a good gimmick.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
OK, I had to try this one. Started off promising enough with an aroma of garlic, basil, tomato sauce, all the things that you like on a pizza are in this bottle.
First sip was an attack on the senses. Wow! This is different! and not too bad. Then the second sip, hmm. Then the third, Iím not sure about this. Ended up a drainpour after the 4th sip. This stuff gets nastier and nastier. Might be a god idea to share a bottle with 20 of your closest friends. or not
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Call me crazy, but I kind of liked this one. Pours yellowish gold with a small whitish head. Smell is basil, oregano and dough. Taste is malty, doughiness with obvious oregano and pizza and pizza sauce like spices. The doughy, yeasty malt and pizza spices work pretty well together, and while not something Iíd drink a lot of, it was fun to share and went down pretty easily for me. Definitely a pizza beer.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sampled at dark lord day 2008. pours apricot colored, quickly dissipating white head. the aroma is definitely reminicent of pizza, with tomato, basil, oregano and garlic, but i didnít catch any of it in the flavor. a light bodied, and ultimately unimpressive beer.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2008
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2009 Terrible. Looks like a dirty lager in the glass. Thin head and all garlic aroma. Smells and tastes old, moldy, and full of unk (and not like George Clinton funk, i mean old sock funk). Tastes almost like pizza flavored combos, but with tons of garlic and basil added in. Garlic, garlic everywhere. Garlic just stays and stays and stays. Garlic overpowers everything. Much more a "garlic beer" than a "pizza beer". I give it a few extra points for the effort but Iíd never have this again.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Imagine youíve quickly eaten a flat crust tomato and basil pizza seasoned lightly with italian seasoning. You drink a fairly average golden ale and before youíve swallowed, you burp and let it out of your nose. That is what this beer tastes like.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well its exactly what it says it is, smelled and tasted of all those herbs and spices listed,like a piece of pizza mixed into a Miller produact. Not by glass of tea
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found a bottle of this at a local store. Pours from the bottle very hazy golden orange with small head. Very strong of garlic, oregano, tomatoe and basil. Very very strong taste of garlic and basil with a med amount of oregano and a much smaller tomato flavor. Very unique idea for a beer and is as advertised as but I really canít get over the beer/pizza liquid mix in my mouth. Definitely not my cup of tea.
naivepegasus (342) - USA - APR 15, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an odd murky brown orange yellow with a small amount of soapy white head. Smells like...uh..garlic and... Parmesan. Huh... very watery, thereís a hint of beer, but also of... basil and tomato. Why can I taste the crust? It sort of tastes like the crust of a pizza with just a little bit of sauce on it. Ends with an odd aftertaste... well, not nearly as bad as I anticipated.
twindadplus2 (600) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Muddy brown color with a small head that disappeared quickly. The pizza is strongest in the aroma to me, with the basil and tomato really coming through. Thankfully, the flavors are much more muted. The garlic, basil and oregano come through but Sprecher is strong enough to be heard over all this. An interesting beer but I think it would be better with pizza than by itself. Interesting note, my pet rats licked their bowl clean of this one (twice!) so they seem to like it but itís just not my cup of tea.