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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

483 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 20.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Greece

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #43 (Aug 2010):

This is an all-malt, green-bottled Euro lager from Greece, so it's a rarity of sorts. It is an exceptionally clear, pale yellow with a solid white lacing. This lager brings a hint of cooked corn and hops with a side of grassiness in the nose. It gives a smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. This beer has a hint of sweetness, but a dry malt palate throughout. Dried grass comes to mind, with a bit of bread as well. The hops show more bitterness than flavor, and some cooked veggie flavors show up in the dry finish. This lager has a bit more life compared to the typical fizzy yellow lager. This one is worth a go.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 0.33L green bottle. Cryptic best before end date on the back label.

Appearance: Golden/yellow beer, touch of haze, and a patchy tiny bubbled, sticky white lace.

Smell: Bready, extremely floral/herbal (skunk) from the Saaz hops.

Taste: Fairly smooth on the palate, going a bit coarse and grainy as you get into the beer. Body is borderline medium. Sweetness is low, but even. Hops have that distinct "skunky" flavour that overwhelms, with a thin flash of a semi-citrusy-lemony hop bite. Quite herbal, which runs into the bready/dry finish.

Notes: Wasn't really impressed by this beer, pretty average. Although the "skunked" aroma and flavour is part of the character, it's a bit too much a part of it.

Todd, Mar 31, 2002
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

generallee, Sep 02, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle

Typical presentation, light, clear, minor off white head, leaves minimal lace.

No nose

minimal flavor, maybe some corn.

Adjunct lager all the way...what can ya say....washed down a meal at a local Greek diner well, enough but not much going on beyond that

Billolick, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

fdrich29, Feb 18, 2013
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2.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

330mL slender green bottle proudly stating its "Original Quality" (what does that mean?) and its years of brewing heritage - since 1997. Wow, almost a quarter of a generation.

Pours nicely with lots of head retention and different layers of lacing. Jaundiced pale yellow colour, average carbonation.

Aromas of grassy, slightly skunky hops (perhaps due to the green bottle and its long trip here) and not much else. Mildly inoffensive.

Taste is slightly below average - age doesn't really show... a little bit of adjuncty sourness on sides of tongue, very watery, unimpressive but not undrinkable.

Mouthfeel is appallingly thin and entirely lacking in body. Drinkability on the other hand would be higher for a very hot day when you feel like a very cold beer, but not very good on a cold winter's night (or any other scenario for that matter).

Notes: Who in their right mind would classify this a Munich Helles Lager? It's not Bavarian, in fact it doesn't have anything in common with any German lager, it's very thin and would be much better classified as a generic Euro Pale Lager. I reviewed it as such. If this were a pale Munich lager just about every other beer in its class would be superior to it. Overall this beer is not too bad, but it's entirely meaningless - just fizzy yellow water really.

Weizenmensch, Sep 05, 2005
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3.3/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was in Greece in November 2007, and as is my habit, drank the local beer everywhere I go.

I found Mythos to be an amusing if unassuming little beer.

It was very much a typical macro style lager, but when you drink it in the Plaka just below the Acropolis, or at the Archeology museum cafe, it is pretty darn nice!

Worth a try....

... if you are in Athens.

btmo, Jan 28, 2008
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vsls, Nov 20, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml green bottle with a BB of March 2012. ABV is stated as 4.7%.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A clear straw yellow colour with medium carbonation and some floating sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes. Aroma is weak; some light nutty malt, a fleeting hint of cooked leaves and a whisper of solvent.

Tastes of light malt with a faint bitter finish. Subtle notes of stewed leaves with a background hint of solvent. Hop character is non-existant. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with slight astringency. Almost no aftertaste - a ghost of light malt.

A bog standard macro lager - OK for a hot climate. Taste could be cleaner, but this probably isn't a problem if it's served cold. There are plenty of better beers out there - pass on this.

jazzyjeff13, Aug 11, 2011
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1.73/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pale yellow, clear and totally ordinary in appearance. Soupy head swims with murky marks, poor laces or head retention. Lightly grassy aroma, verging on eggy and sulfurous. Slightly overcarbonated, very thin mouthfeel. Little going on in the flavor, some elements similar to the aroma, and emphasized by the catty aroma. Too gassy at the finish to even call this one particularly drinkable. Unfortunately, this is sold in six packs, maybe the rest will have some novelty appeal at parties, but I always feel a little bad bringing these kind of brews.

ADR, Oct 07, 2005
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2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden straw crystal clear with a vibrant white artificially carbonated white head, leaving lace thoroughly around the edges of my pint glass. Aroma is a characteristic European green bottled mildly hopped beer, with the skunk aroma from the hops and an underlying malt sweetness. This beer is a bit watered down in the flavor with a slightly fruit toned grainy sweetness this beer is good at cooling you down in the hot sun, but as far as being a challenging well developed representation of any beer I say no way. The mouthfeel is thin and carbonated making me burp with every couple sips, nothing special to note about this beer. A fairly drinkable speaking in quantity but why would I wan to drink a lot of this beer with so many other great beers waiting to be tasted.

WVbeergeek, Jun 20, 2003
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Keegan, Jun 28, 2012
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Dave18576, Nov 30, 2011
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1/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet and fizzy, little bitterness, bugger me, not good, skunky cat pee. Painful to drink. But a new country for me. I really can't right too much more about it, other than it was awful, very thin, and painful to drink, and its making this character rule pretty darn hard to pass, not good.

rastaman, May 13, 2003
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JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow brew with a webby looking head that is white in color and the consistency of cotton candy. It fades to a thin skim of white suds. Not a bad looking lager although it doesn't have much style compared to others.

Smell is sweet, slightly bready and a touch on the stale side. After a few minutes of sitting the stale scent fades and a thin but pronounced bready scent comes through.

Taste is sweet with a corn like flavor mixed with fresh lightly toasted bagels. A little muted in the flavor department if you ask me but at least it doesn't taste watered down.

Smooth beer that could use some more bubbles. It seems that some more CO2 would give that little bit more acidity and sharpen the faint traces of hops. A good one ice cold on a hot day in Greece but I'd be more inclined to cook with it rather then struggle to drink a sixer.

jbphoto88, Sep 20, 2009
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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
64 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.