Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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239 Reviews
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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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Photo of importedfromdet
2.59/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle at a Greek restaurant.

Good looking bottle..brew looks very watery.

Taste similar to a high life at first, lots of malt, ends with a unique aftertaste of something somewhat Apple but not resting well.

Alright beer overall but not worth expensive price (262 characters)

Photo of MarkoNm
2.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours as expected from a Euro lager - a clear, golden color and two finger of non-lasting white head.
The aroma is quite mild, although slightly skunky. There's the usual sweet malty aroma as well.
The taste follows the nose. Sweet at first, later followed by a weakish bitterness.
Light in taste, and together with teh carbonation makes it a great refreshment, but that's just it. No more to it. (396 characters)

Photo of Captain_Komamura
2.93/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - a light golden color, with a decent head.

Smell - Mostly sweet malt smell.

Taste - Like the smell, mostly just malts.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied compared to other similar beers.

Overall - This is really good compared to some of the euro lagers. (258 characters)

Photo of paladinjoe
3.19/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, but not as good as it used to be, I don't know if it's because my beer tastes have changed over the years with the Sam Adams types that I enjoy, or if they've watered it down. I'm weird, I used to sware by this beer every November, because to me it fit that time of year up here so well for some strange reason. Now days, it just isn't the same, and I don't know why.

The price on this one has exploded from 8.99 to 11.99 for a mere SIX PACK, which is absolutely nuts... not sure what to think anymore, other then... going in a different direction until they wise up and bring the price down. (602 characters)

Photo of matjack85
3.19/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I tried this beer at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. Don't see too many Greek beers around here and I never saw this one before, so I decided to give it a shot. 330ml green bottle with a best before date of 4/14 on the front label. Served in a pint glass for $5.

The beer poured a crystal clear pale gold color with 2-finger's worth of white head. The retention was good and so was the lacing. Not a bad look.

Weak nose. Just a little whiff of grassy hops and that's about it.

Taste wise it's a bit grainy, a bit grassy, and it has just a touch of bready malt sweetness to it along with mild hops for balance. Bitterness is low, but evident.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

It's nothing special, but nothing bad about it either. I enjoyed it. (751 characters)

Photo of rangerred
2.32/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium gold with a one finger white head. Actually decent lacing and head retention which was surprising.

Very light aroma of skunk, straw, and grass. Really not much to it.

Quck shot of bread and grass on the taste followed by some alcohol and corn. A little nail polish remover and light bitterness. Seltzer like carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Clean finish.

Overall, a pretty bad beer; even by Euro lager standards. Terrible flavor and mouthfeel. Not one I recommend. (524 characters)

Photo of hackmann
2.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: nice golden body with lively bubbles rising to the top with a finger and a half pour as snow head; it also leaves some lacing behind. Damn good beer.

Aroma: fresh loaf of Wonder White Bread; that’s it folks

Flavors: buttered white bread, sweet broadleaf grass,

Mouthfeel: very simple; fresh, refreshing, crisp, clean; this beer is as clean as a beer can taste; no aftertaste well there is a little grainy feel; carbonation is lively; light body;

To the Point: I didn’t like this beer on the first couple of sips; the more I sipped - the more l liked it; it still is only an okay lager but, on a hot summer day and it is today – it is refreshing if nothing else and looking at those flavors I mean nothing else. (734 characters)

Photo of FLima
2.4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light golden color with a thin with low retention.
Faint aroma of adjunct lager, though label says that besides maltose there are no other non expected additions.
Hints of floral hops.
Refreshing taste, light on malt but you can feel some grassy hops. Mildly dry aftertaste.
Light to watery body with low carbonation.
Not bad if it is used as a summer thirst quencher. Actually it gets better as it warms up, and it has no off-flavors. (435 characters)

Photo of JimKal
2.4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: Looks like every other mass produced light lager.

S: light malt aroma.

T: Skunked but what could I expect from that green glass bottle.

M: light mouthfeel - just like out own AAL

O:I was at a Greek restaurant that I enjoy. Next time I know to order the wine! (265 characters)

Photo of jlindros
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Went to some Mediterranean tapas bar in Baltimore with very little beer selection, so decided to try a Greek beer, something I've never had before.

Light fizzy head fades instantly, crystal clear watery pilsner color.

Nose light unhappy sulfur lager, light skunk as well, light toasty pilsner like, little fruity, faint straw pilsner.

Taste starts with toasty pilsner, light straw and grainy husk, very light sulfur lager but the skunk is not really there until the finish. Light hop grassy and slightly minty. Finish adds slight skunk, light minty grassy hops lingering and touch of sulfur.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall typical "imported premium-like pilsner", light skunk and sulfur, husk, typical pilsner characters, etc. (743 characters)

Photo of kvnstfrd
2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pored into a 16 oz. goblet. Pours a bright golden color with a small, foamy head. Smells of grassy malts, bread. Taste is sweet Munich-type malts with mild, herbal hops. Clean, crisp carbonation with a light body. Nothing special, but very drinkable. A good summer-time lager. (276 characters)

Photo of metter98
2.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount if visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head consisting of large bubbles that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate amounts of sweet bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of artificial sweetness and notes of underlying bready malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but the artificial type of sweetness in the taste is a little strange. (623 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some light hints of lemon yellow. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of artificially sweet malts and just a touch of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet bready malts with some light hints of grain and corn. There are some very light amounts of earthy hops that fade extremely quickly but impart a light amount of bitterness (which fades quickly).

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This beer is not offensive but definitely not great - there is a somewhat artificial sweetener flavor in there that seems to contribute the overall hints of sweetness to the beer. Light flavor and low alcohol makes this one pretty easy to drink but this one is a little too boring for me. (1,101 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
2.49/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
There is a faint aroma of grain. That's all.
The initial moderate bitter taste goes to a lemony sweetness. Not great, nor horrible.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation and light body.
A below average euro pale lager but not the worst. (288 characters)

Photo of mndlssphlsphr
3.11/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A good lager is what this is. From the green bottle we get a transparent honey colored bubbly with a head whiter than Santa's beard. The smell is refreshing, yet not over powering leaving the nostrils in a mystery after tracing pieces of hops in the air. I get a long finish with this brew and content with the massage tracing my throat. A lager is a lager, but this one is above the grain. It is a mystery how a country can deal with fiscal responsibility, but it is not a myth that the Greeks can fathom a few feathers of thought toward providing a brew worldwide. (566 characters)

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 pmcadamis
2.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pale and clear yellow-gold topped with a thin but nice looking cap of white foam. Nice lace for the style.

S - Skanky dank skunk butt. Wheew-wheee! I could smell the skunk from arms length when I cracked this one. Still a month to go before the "enjoy by" date on the back label, so no excuses for this.

T - Chewy caramel malt and astringent grassy hops. Complete turn around from the nose. Finishes with a nice flourish of grassy-lemony hops.

M - Light bodied, well carbonated, thirst quenching. Finishes extremely dry.

Smells terrible, tastes pretty good. A drinkable warm weather brew for warm climates. (614 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.01/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured this Euro Pale Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 2nd attempt at a Greek Lager...Poured a cloudy golden yellowish color, produced a small white head, poor retention and left minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of grain and the classic Euro Skunk. Light in body, this euro pale lager had a foundation of malted grain, then dominated by the "Skunk". There is some citric hop flavor at the finish- which is also dry. Overall, its the better of the two Greek beers that i tried but not something I would ever order again. The Greeks should stick to the Pitas and the Gyros. Prost! (606 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 nickfl
3.02/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, straw colored body.  The foam settles quickly and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - Light honey and grainy malt.  Some surprisingly strong herbal hops.

T - grainy malt with a light honey flavor and some spicy hops.  A sighted malty finish and lingering grainy cereal notes.

M - medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - not bad, it is a pretty standard euro lager with a watered down pilsner flavor.  Better than bud, but not great. (536 characters)

Photo of Argion
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing extraordinary about this beer. It is your typical lager, not as bitter as one would expect but it does go well with Greek food. I would drink it over an amstel or heineken. The color is a bit darker than your average lager and the flavor is a bit fuller but average overall. (282 characters)

Photo of MaximalC
1.78/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours pale straw in color, very transparent, with a healthy white head. Vigorous carbonation can be observed frolicking throughout. Aroma smells of cheap beer and some skunk. Flavor is so mild that it's difficult to discern what's there. There's probably some variety of grain, a little alcohol, and maybe some hops. The tongue experiences the carbonation more than anything. One of the lightest beers I've ever tasted, and that's saying something living in a country that's filled to the brim with light beers. This is a rare case where simply trying a single bottle feels like a complete waste of time, though I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider this might be the case when I bought it. I guess there's a reason Greece isn't known for its beer. (751 characters)

Photo of Dave1999
3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a straw yellow with a small white head.

The smell was very faint, a little skunky with a touch of earthy hops.

The taste was decents,sweet malts with a bit of hops thrown in.

The mouth feel was light and quite well carbonated and crisp.

Overall a decent enough lager, refreshing and thirst quenching. Its a slightly above average euro lager. (352 characters)

Photo of bubseymour
3.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A = yellow and clear with really nice 2 finger billow head

S = slightly skunky and just like any other Euro Lager I've had

T = again fairly generic Euro Lager. Crisp and refreshing but very generic.

Mouthfeel - watery and slightly drying on the pallet leaving me thirsty

Overall - If your not in Greece on vacation, there really is no need to buy this beer anywhere else. (375 characters)

Photo of samie85
1.78/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of white head.

This could be the most skunked beer I've had the privilege of trying; it hits you like a punch in the face as soon as you crack open the bottle. The skunk aroma is all I'm getting.

Bready and grain notes with an almost butterscotch note.

Very slick with lower than anticipated carbonation and a medium body.

Interesting body on this beer, but not in a good way. I wouldn't go near this one again. (459 characters)

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