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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   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 World’s First Culinary Beer Designed to Taste Great on It’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Poursa cloudy pale yellow color with a medium frothy white head. Aroma is garlic, oregano, pizza sauce, basil, and hints of citrus hops. Taste is about the same but it is very balanced. The spices define the beer, not the other way around like other beers of this style. Thinking about this beer one would imagine something thick and a mess, but it’s not. My favorite of this style thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
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, I’m 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
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 I’d drink a lot of, it was fun to share and went down pretty easily for me. Definitely a pizza beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
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 didn’t catch any of it in the flavor. a light bodied, and ultimately unimpressive beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2008
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 I’d never have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
Imagine you’ve quickly eaten a flat crust tomato and basil pizza seasoned lightly with italian seasoning. You drink a fairly average golden ale and before you’ve swallowed, you burp and let it out of your nose. That is what this beer tastes like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1517) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
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 can’t get over the beer/pizza liquid mix in my mouth. Definitely not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
naivepegasus (360) - USA - APR 15, 2008
Pours an odd murky brown orange yellow with a small amount of soapy white head. Smells like...uh..garlic and... Parmesan. Huh... very watery, there’s 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.

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