Americas Tom Seefurth's Mamma Mia Pizza Beer

RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Note: Production moved to Sprecher. This is the old recipe, brewed at America’s Brewpub.

Gold Medal Winning Brewmaster, Mike Rybinski of Walter Payton’s Roundhouse has teamed up with Award Winning Homebrewer, Tom Seefurth to brew his creation, "Mama Mia Pizza Beer". Tom’s beer is a Saison based light ale brewed with lots of real tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic. Just for fun they have tossed a few wood grilled pizzas from America’s Brewpub into the mix. The final product smells and tastes like pizza so, you can have your pizza and drink it too.

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Aggie80 (867) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Golden pour with a little head and no lacing. Smooth flavor with a nice hint of basil and oregano coming through, really giving it a subtle pizza flavor. Unique in many ways, this was more enjoyable than I expected.

nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Growler RBSG 07. Yellow pour with a short white head. Aroma of oregano, basil, tomato, light pepper and pale malt. Flavors of basil, light tomato, pale malt, yeast, and oregano. Light body, malty, spicy, pizza-ie. The most interesting brew of that night hands down, I only wish I had a slice of pepperoni at the time for garnish. Major points for originality.

CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/20/07: Pours a transparent yellow golden with a full-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of basil, oregano and garlic along with a touch of pale malt, really does smell like pizza. Body starts with some light caramel malty sweetness, a touch of bready yeast, tomato and Italian spice balance. Incredibly unique and strangely enjoyable.

BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Hazy gold, no head or lacing. Nose of basil, a little oregano, light tomato, some malt and dough. The flavor is clean, light malts, lots of spices. Interesting beer that really tastes like pizza. Wish I could try a pint.

bu11zeye (13702) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2007
(Growler) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of basil, oregano, olives, tomato, and sour dough. Somewhat offensive herbal flavor with garlic and tomato. Interesting...

kp (10878) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/20/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy light yellow, fine white head, bits of lace, aroma of pizza spices with garlic and basil, tastes exactly like pizza with tomato and basil and garlic on a yeasty fresh bread crust,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Sampled at the GTMW
Wierd. Hazed yellow with no head. It smells and tastes like pizza spices. Oregano and garlic seemed to be in the front. Certainly worth trying.

Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Cloudy yellow with no head. Oregano/basil nose and flavor, some breadiness. Weak body detracts from what could have been a pretty interesting beer. I think some flavors are noticed through the power of "pizza suggestion". Still, not bad for what is basically a gimmick beer.

troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2007
(Tap @ Brewpub) Pours a hazy light amber color, with little head. Very fragrant, with a strong oregano aroma that can be detected across the table. I personally expected more in the way of tomatoes, but all I really got was the spices (oregano, basil, garlic) and some funk. Garlic is especially notable in the aftertaste. That being said, this is still a very good beer that is certainly worth trying! I could have actually drank a couple more of these.

muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Sample from growler, RBSG Minneapolis Grand Tasting, June 23 2007. Pale amber with no real head, oily-looking....overpowering basil aroma, hints of tomato creep in, lightly doughy malts, and eventually some smokiness.....the flavor is, actually rather pizza-like, or more precisely, bruschetta: lots of tomato, light Italian spicing, light bready malts....unfortunately it’s too thin, watery, and has almost no carbonation; a better mouthfeel and this would be more than just a novelty, which is what it is in its current state if you ask me. Still, an interesting one and one of my favorite memories from RBSG regardless of the numbers.

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