Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer
Brett and the gang did a ByTheGlassShow episode on Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer a few weeks back. I had never heard of it before, but I'm always up for an interesting experiment. This is a beer brewed with oregano, basil, tomato and garlic by creators Tom and Athena Seefurth. Their caricatures are on the front of the label. The label's background is Red, White and Green, the colors of the Italian flag. The neck label says "Beer so good it deserves a wine glass!" 4.7% alcohol. Pounder bottle.
Herbal aroma, mainly oregano, along with a spicy tomato sauce. Oregano and basil flavors are strong at the beginning, kind of vegetal. Tomato sauce is also prevalent and has a little spicy kick to it. And the garlic comes through at the end. Overall, this beer is lightly bitter. Not much body, pretty thin and watery.
Well, I can taste all of the ingredients, no doubt, but don't be tricked into thinking this tastes anything like a pizza. It tastes like a bunch of weird beer ingredients all standing on their own individually. There is not the harmony you'd find with them on your real pizza at all. Weird, didn't like it, not even for novelty.