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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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Reviews: 243
Hads: 592
Avg: 2.7
pDev: 32.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
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Mythos Breweries S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this from a van poured in a tall glass whilst on Rhodes island
Look : pours pale clear straw colour, 1 finger head,doesn't last long though, light carbonation
Smell ;sweet malty, light hops, nothing special or different from a euro pils
Taste : malty, little hoppy sweet but with a horrid earthy after taste, a bit like peaty whiskey
Feel; smooth, goes down easy, light Bitter after taste which lingers
Overall not that nice, cheap over manufactured Lager won't be going out of my way to buy this.

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Photo of hman43
2.56/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The first thing I noticed was that the beer is in a green bottle, not the traditional brown that blocks harming ultra violet rays. It pours clear golden with a white head and some lacing,. The aromas are grass, a bit of leaves and some off aromas. It has sweet taste that highlights the grassy hops and maybe a bit of toffy with earthly elements. It is a bit high in the carbonation with some off flavors that are almost like molasses.

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Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1" white head drops quickly, little to no lacing. Clear pale straw color with plenty of carbonation.

Aroma: barley malt sweetness, a bit of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a dry finish.

Flavor: sweet bread dough with a nice balance of mild grassy hop flavor.

Overall: not outstanding, but not bad at all.

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Photo of Furlinator
2.52/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You know how any unpleasant experiences you've had will seem less traumatic with the passing of time? Well, this JUST happened to me... Watered down grains and an unpleasant hop bitterness on the finish. I'm not feeling this.

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Photo of Gajo74
2.86/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow, modest head and lace.
Grassy and strange skunky aroma. Similar grassy and skunky taste. I notice many here have described it as sweet. I did not find this to be the case as I found it to be more on the bitter side. This is felt particularly in the hops finish that leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste that is weird and not so good. Feel is light and crisp, but due to the taste, hard to get through. Not a fan.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.04/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Typical green-bottle euro lager. Paired really well with my feta cheese pizza though, and I could see it being a good and super refreshing beach beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml bottle with dinner in Athens.
Compared to the widely familiar Heineken, this beer is softer, with a higher malt/hops ratio. It's modestly less bitter and slightly less carbonated. No skunky tones. Rather average.

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Photo of scottsoileau
2.93/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wasn't expecting much but I am pleasantly surprised. Very refreshing. Beats the hell out of the other choices available in this Greek restaurant. Would be a nice beer for a back yard BBQ on a hot summer day.

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Photo of pat61
2.01/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I am drinking this from a green bottle poured into a lager glass in April 2015. The bottle has a 10-2015 best by date which is hillariously optimistic.
L: Brilliant straw with a 2” lacy white foam cap.
S: There is a slight skunk, most of which I am able to swirl out. Light malts and a light sweetness with some corn lie behind the skunk.
T: The beer is grainy, a little sweet with an undercurrent of something harsh and chemically. The aftertaste is minerally with a sharp, unpleasant aftertaste.
F: Light bodied with above average carbonation.
O: There is very little good I can think of to say about this beer.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.21/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bright straw color with strong activity. White 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes with good legs.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, grains, citrus, herbal spices. Crispy sharp taste of lemon with minimal sweetness, slightly skunky with a faint saaz feel.

Light body with prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish ending with a slightly smoky herbal feel on the tongue.

Overall a poor craft having weak watery flavors thus overly accessible. Though very refreshing for a hot summer day.

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Photo of mothmanscott
2.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear deep straw with effervescence rising, producing 3 fingers of white, shortlived head that leaves a surface coating of foam & no lacing. Aroma is grain & biscuit, grass & lemon notes, with a floral & skunky note. Taste is crisp biscuit/cracker malt, lemon, grass & skunk. The skunkiness increases & is dominant in the finish & rides over into the aftertaste. The skunk has to be a product of the green glass bottle & time. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp & smooth with a faint prickle.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.56/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This drinks like so many Pilsner styles from Europe, with a bit of cracker, rice, light cereal malt and that all too often skunk. Easy to drink, to the point of watery it's a decent pairing with a Gyro.

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Photo of ynoT0207
3.8/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Im not a fan of American pale OR India pales, so this was a pleasant change. First two sips I didn't like. A bit ashy. But ended up enjoying the way it went down. Not too bitter. Not too heavy. Glad I had bought two! The taste gets better and better.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.25/5  rDev +57.4%

Review: Can of Mythos pale lager 4.7% ABV

Another surprise, never thought I would be loving a Greek beer, but this is a good smooth and refreshingly tasty beer.

Appearance is good, a nice clear pale yellow beer with a nice head developing but it does dissipate quickly. Good lacing though.

No clear smell was found, maybe slightly sweet and a small hint of cooked corn and grassy hops.

Taste was sweet, no bitterness, was fairly smooth to drink, and a teeny bit strong too. Recommended.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.66/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Format: an embossed green 330mL bottle with a standard macro label.

Appearance: a fairly light yellow colour with moderate visible carbonation. A pretty lifeless head fritters away to virtually nothing.

Aroma: just a small amount of light grains on the nose - not much else at all.

Taste: a light grain sweetness without any hops. Pretty boring, but still wet on a hot day.

Aftertaste: disappears quickly, which is no surprise after the lack of flavour.

Mouth feel: quite light in feel with a higher carbonation. Feels a bit thin.

Overall: another cheap Euro lager that doesn't really make the grade on aroma, flavour or feel. There are better lagers for less than $45 a case too.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.55/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a single at the LCBO. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens like a Heineken. Pours like a Heineken. Light gold like a Heineken

S- Just like a Heineken

T- Pretty much a Heineken.

M- A Heineken all the way

O- This is a Heineken with a different name

Food Pairing

This nice Heineken clone went well with...... anything a Heineken went well with.


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Photo of ordybill
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a non-descript aroma that has corn and grain in it.
Appearance- A pale yellow color (think Heineken or BMC) with a large white head.
Taste- Has a fairly unique sweet flavor that differs from many euro brands of lagers.
Palate- A light bodied beer with medium carbonation. A different flavor of a lager, I would drink this again.

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Photo of ttroha
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle at the Macon, GA. Greek Festival. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of hops, grain and grass. Tastes of grass, grain, and very slightly floral. Light bodied and refreshing. Went well with my Spankopita and Dolmada. Opa!

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Photo of One1Asterisk
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Luckily, I was served a bottle that had not skunked yet. Not much there to taste otherwise. Cold grainy fizz to wash down some fried smelt. In that sense, I have no complaints.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

A few years since I've had this one, This time it was the only local bottled beer in a restaurant in Oia, Santorini. I found it hard to finish, and it had a funny aftertaste. So not a beer I'll be revisiting anytime soon!

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Photo of Chugnoriz
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Sat alfresco eating olives and potato chips drinking this beer in Greece ,pretty enjoyable not great , reminiscent of Gennesee Cream Ale ,maybe it was because of the green can too.

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Photo of MarkQ617
2.62/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Basic mass produced generic lager from Greece. Had this poured out of the bottle into a pint glass in Santorini. The appearance is actually quite inviting, it pours a consistent golden yellow with little head, very crisp look to it. The taste is a little sour, it's basically the beer they have in most bars in Greece that's easy to get. The nose isn't so hot, smells a little sweet which was strange. Not so hot.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L green glass bottle (ugh) with uninteresting label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local corner mart here in Thessaloniki, Greece, and served into a generic cup. Served cold. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated. 5% ABV. BB: 02/15.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Fair complexion and consistency. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent pale yellow-copper of average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Clean.

Not a unique or special appearance for the style. Looks a bit underwhelming, but it's generally appealing overall.

AROMA: Clean barley, mild helles & pils malt sweetness, and a touch of floral hop notes. A pleasant aroma of mild strength overall. I'm optimistic, but it's not horribly appealing.

No yeast character, hop character, off-notes, or alcohol is detectable.

TASTE: Pils malts, a touch of diacetyl/buttery character, clean barley, a hint of floral hop character, and some generic helles malt sweetness. It's not imbalanced, but clearly it's not very carefully constructed. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

I guess I like it in a general sense. As with many beers in the style, it lacks complexity, intricacy, nuance, and subtlety. There's nothing unique or special going on here, and it's largely unremarkable.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, light, clean, and crisp. Not overcarbonated. This texture suits the taste well enough. It's fairly executed, and I'm impressed they can do this on a large scale. It's light-bodied, with a nice overall presence on the palate. No complaints here, but it's not custom-tailored specifically to the taste by any means.

OVERALL: You've had a beer that tastes just like this before - regardless of which country you're from. It fills Greece's 'generic drinkable lager' category, and there's nothing wrong with that. I've definitely had worse, and this is refreshing in the hot summer. Hides its ABV well enough. I could have a 6-pack of this in one sitting. Surprisingly enjoyable for a beer at this price point.


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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle purchased at the Greek Festival in Rochester, NY.

Didn't pour this out while waiting in the long line for some Greek food, but I could tell it's probably a pretty light straw color, typical of most Euro or adjunct lagers.

Doesn't smell like a whole lot, slightly sweet and perfumy smelling. Tastes like creamed corn, slight grassy hops, and sweet grainy malts. Your typical crisp and slightly sickening cheap lager flavor.

Crisp, smooth mouthfeel, slight bite from hops and carbonation near the end. Well carbonated.

This isn't horrible, but it won't break down any doors. Drinkable and mostly unoffensive.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.16/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden amber with a quite nice one finger pure white head with good retention and lacing. Aroam on opening of pure skunk, with light sweet malt and hints of grassy hops underneath. After sitting in the glass a more typical Euro pale / adjunct light sweet malt and grain aroma. Flavor of subdued sweet malt, starting with faint biscuit malt and developing a bit more sweet malt, finishing light with a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Very lightly flavored, but did not seem watered down, simply lightly malted. The flavors that are present are quite nice, but really does not stand out in any way. A mild, simple pale ale. Good and unobtrusive with a meal. Not my style, but pleasant enough. Green bottle, booo.

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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
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