Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 574
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 19.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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Greece

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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Reviews: 239 | Hads: 574
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.67/5  rDev +73%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mythos has a medium, slightly off-white head, and a clear, golden appearance, with some bubble streams and a very minimal amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sweet, and full barley malt and a slight hop zing. Flavor is of sweet, sugary malt, light biscuit, grassy, and mellow hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Mythos finishes semi-dry, crisp, refreshing, and supremely drinkable. Could this be the best lager available? Possibly. It’s awesome!

RJT (483 characters)

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. (494 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
3.89/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a clear bright golden with a very nice creamy eggshell colored head. poured into a pokal, the foam holds very well and makes some big drippy lace. for a style that i consider to be boring, this one looks as good as i can imagine.

S- faintly lemony, herbal and grassy with a popcorn type malt sweetness. otherwise fresh and not skunked.

T- clean and light with a mild fruitiness underneath the grassy hops and barely toasted malt flavor. nice citrus flavor too that would compliment any food with lemon wedges squeezed on it. score one for the greeks. finishes clean with lingering citrus and some tart malt flavor. with a hint of lamb.

MF- carbonation is very fine and not zesty enough for me. its gives a creamy, almost nitro feel, but with the light body, i think this one could use some more vigor. nice dryness however.

D- overall i'm pretty impressed with mythos. i kind of expected it to suck and i don't really know why. one side of my family is greek so my relatives brought me a couple bottles from the greek food festival in pittsburgh. maybe that is the reason these green bottles are so fresh and not skunked. they haven't been sitting on a store shelf, they were ordered in bulk and used over the course of a weekend. that garnishes this greek beer with a nice squeeze of awesome
when had fresh, even in america. if i had a case, i'd squeeze some lemon on it. (1,388 characters)

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.84/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a solid, light gold color with no head at all.

Smells of a honey, bread dough and peach sweetness with hints of dry white flour, bubble gum and an understated skunky dryness.

Tastes of bread dough and white flour with a celery and an organic woody hop dryness. There’s also a slight bit of citrus in the finish.

The mouth feel is light bodied but felt a lot bigger due to the carbonation.

Very nice beer. It could have been a bit cleaner in the finish, but that probably would have detracted from some of the more subtle flavors and smells. (571 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.83/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a strange one. There is nothing wrong with this brew. Itlooks and smells good. But I think it falllsdown by not doing anything bold.

True to the style, it is boring. Somehow it deserves to lose some points for the lack of distinguishing characteristics. Yet, as I said, it doesn't do anything wrong. (309 characters)

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

I HAD BOTTLE:
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. (264 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a green bottle into a weizen glass. Has a gold color with a 1 inch head. Aroma is mild and sweet. Taste is crisp and malty with some sweetness. Feels great in the mouth and goes down very easily. Overall I found this to be an enjoyable beer. (253 characters)

Photo of steeler
3.65/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new bottle i saw at the LCBO. Onto the review, pours out a nice light yellow color, with little laceing. Looks like a nice light lager. Smell was pretty good, nice floral hop aroma and a bit of skunk in the background. This tasted great! Goes down nice and smooth, with little hop bite, its just like velvet. Sometimes i just enjoy a light flavorful lager. Mouthfell is nice and full, perfect carbonation, like velvet. Drinkability is great, i have slammed mythos all night, and it was great. Great cheap beer! (512 characters)

Photo of kneeland
3.57/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I can only get this when Greekfest comes to town every year, but I do always get it. It definitely has a green bottled beer taste to it.

Light, crisp, sweet, honey, lager. It pours pretty light, without much carbonation. And what little head it does have, dissipates pretty quickly. Fortunately that doesn't effect the flavor, because I do like it. It's nothing special, but overall it's good to drink. Especially on a hot summer day, or at Greekfest. (453 characters)

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.

Enjoy (378 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.52/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had two bottles of this at the ame time, both slightly different in labels and one saying 5% and the other 4.7% but otherwise calling the beer the same thing. Based on what I've found looking around, I think that these are just different bottlings of the same beer, one old and one newer and perhaps slightly changed. The newer-looking one (4.7%) certainly tasted and looked not only better but fresher and newer.

The 4.7% was gold with a medium white head slowly shrinking to a ring. The 5% bottle was gold with a much smaller, fizzy-airy white head steadily, more quickly, shrinking to a ring.

In aroma the 4.7% smellwed rather German overall but like a lesser, more mass-produced German beer, yet still decent enough: sulphur, herbs mostly. The other smelled strongly of grain with faint hints of apple and herb, overall more of a US macro style.

In tastem the 4.7% was quite German but again a thinner more mass-produced Germanstyle, mostly bready with herbal hops. The character was light and a bit thin but the herbal bitterness lingered. The other was very, very light in flavur msotly grain with hints of grass in the aftertaste. Dryish, the bitterness was faint and only in the finish, vanishing immediately and the overall character was very thin.

My scores are based solely on the 4.7% bottle but I descrbied both for reference. (1,347 characters)

Photo of towersfall
3.51/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear golden body with a nice looking white head up top. Looks like a textbook lager.

Smell: A skunkiness will not leave my nostrils at all. Its kind of a put off as much as it is interesting. Has a bit of a hoppy smell to it.

Taste: Metallic greens and lemons as well as a bit of dry taste. Great for the style.

Mouthfeel: Extremely light with a spritzy finish. Goes down better with each gulp.

Drinkability: Easy to down with a solid taste. I would imagine this being a sort of PBR of Greece or something in the sense of each countries lager standards. (570 characters)

Photo of dhd1491
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this one over at Christos in Marietta...

Pours pale yellow with thick white head.

Tastes a lot like a Heineken. Refreshing and light-bodied with a bit of creamy mouthfeel. Overall, smoother and easier to drink than a Heiney; none of the skunky-sour aftertaste that you can sometimes get. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either. Good with a gyro, but what wouldn't be? (384 characters)

Photo of rodenbach99
3.47/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330ml green bottle, bought at the SAQ

A: Nice blond lager, normal head, S: nice hop nose with a little malt, T: refeshing nice malt taste. D: perfect beer fot hot summer days. I expected a less tasty beer, better than most of canadian blond lager beer. perfectly recommandable. (278 characters)

Photo of bsend
3.45/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 11.2 oz bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: This beer poured a traditional euro lager pale golden color. There was lots of little carbonation that lead to a fizzing light head. The head remained for a small part of this beer. Holding it up to the light, lots of light shines straight through this.

Smell: Very light, average scent of grains and barley/hops.

Taste: Above average taste for a Euro lager. Clean, crisp and fresh. This beer treads usual territory, however pairs well with Greek food especially Spicy green olives.

Mouthfeel: This light bodied lager feels easy on the mouth. The light carbonation is reminscent of other lagers in this style.

Drinkability: Light in body and alcohol, makes for an easy drinking that doesn't let down in the flavor department.

Final Thoughts - Though nothing special, this beer was fun to try from the Greek market for an authentic Greek night. (911 characters)

Photo of stjaernstoft
3.43/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mythos Lager, ABV: 4.7%.
500 ml bottle, 16.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: This beer has a pale golden-coloured liquid, and a pretty decent white head that leaves some lacing.

S: A neutral aroma, all-in-all, but I get some doughy white bread, and hints of citrus fruits.

T: The taste is quite neutral, as well, with some smaller notes of malt, bread, and lemon. Nothing bad, though, no off-flavours.

M: I feel some body, and some bitterness. It's light, but not too light - it still got some crisp. Extremely drinkable, and smooth.

O: This is a favourite for Swedes vacationing on any Greek island, and it's easy to see why - it doesn't intimidate anyone - here's no skunk, and you could drink loads of it by the pool. Right now it's doing me good after a long day of Swedish summer - the only thing missing is a great Greek salad with a lot of olive oil and feta cheese. (872 characters)

Photo of EatsTacos
3.38/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a small one finger head and no lacing

Aroma is pretty faint, sweet and sugary malt is there, slightly skunky

Taste begins on a sweet honey note, which is quite pleasant. Not as hoppy or as complex as typical helles lager but the malt profile here isn't too bad.

I drank this beer everyday in Greece, and for a beach beer this is a lot better (and cheaper) than Corona or a lot of other lighter macro lagers. (436 characters)

Photo of brunrn1
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its like a heinken but not as much of a bite. Very little aftertaste. Not bad for a greek beer. Not sure if I would drink several of these. Color was heinken color, smell was exactly like heinken too. But not as much kick. 4.7% alcohol content. I thought it would be a little bit stronger especially at 5 bucks a bottle. (320 characters)

Photo of Bung
3.33/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500 ml. Consumed in Athens, in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Golden pour with a descent amount of frothy white head. Stuck to the glass just fine.

Light malt, hops and grassy aromas.

Taste is well balanced caramel malt, grass, a little earth and very light citrus. Finishes dry.

Easy drinking lager, better than most of the Italian lagers I tried. (349 characters)

Photo of morebeergood
3.33/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a Mythos tonight with my Greek food at Skara Grill in WR. Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass. Decent sized head forms. A bit darker shade of yellow than most macro lagers. Plenty of carbonation. Smell was pretty average, mostly corn. Taste was actually decent. Noticeable amount of malt, and a clean and crisp aftertaste. Mouthfeel was bubbly and smooth. Drinkability gets decent marks in my opinion, as I have had much worse. I think this is a decent choice to pair with a cuisine, better than some Mexican or Asian lagers I have tried to pair with dinner. Definitely preferred this ice cold when it came to the table. Reminded me of my honeymoon in Greece, where Mythos was drunk everywhere, so maybe I am partial to this beer. (748 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.32/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had any chances to buy this beer, but it wasn't until earlier in the day that I did at a Mediterranean restaurant. From a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Pale yellow in color with a soapy head that dissipates quickly. The nose brings some sweet pale malt, a little spiciness, and some sulfur. At this point, it's another Euro lager, but the taste seperates it from the usual. It's on the sweet side, almost like a German helles lager. The stink and sulfur level is low, and there's a little unique hop spiciness to make Mythos interesting. Smooth bodied, small bubbled, approchable...that's good enough.

Surprising. Sure, it won't pull Greece out of bankruptcy, but Mythos would make a good companion with Greek/Mediterranean cuisine. (741 characters)

Photo of btmo
3.31/5  rDev +22.6%
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. (362 characters)

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.

B- (2,234 characters)

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. (617 characters)

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow gold body. Moderate clarity. Big white foam which all sized bubbles streching around the glass.

Grassy nose. Green bottle made me think skunk at one point, but its not really there.

Slightly sweet start. Small hop note at the end. Bit of apple. Extremely clean finish.

Light/medium mouthfeel. Very good drinkability.

While not necessarily noteworthy, there's nothing offensive here. I saw green bottle and thought skuny, adjuncty euro-lager, but this is indeed a decent approximation of a helles. If I'm ever in Greece I know there's at least one local drinkable beer. (593 characters)

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