Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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571 Ratings
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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 20.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 59 | 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 Jerseyislandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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!

Photo of Chugnoriz
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Photo of MarkQ617
2.62/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev +23%
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-

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.3/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.16/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Photo of BWED
2.67/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

.5 L bottle, poured into a pint, at the port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece.

A- Light pale gold, and clear. White head is fairly healthy and sticks around for a little while. Eventually falls to a ring. Decent lacing though.

S- Grain, bit of toast. Hop character has slight skunk twinge, with some earthiness. Very reminiscent of a German lager.

T- Balance of grain, toasty malt, and a dull earthy hop.

M- Clean and crisp. Wet. Slight bitterness but easy to drink. Perfect for a blazing summer in Greece.

O- Average lager. more hop character than an AAL, but mass produced and made for chugging. Just how most of Europe like their beer.

Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.65/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I bought this Greek beer at the Friar Tucks in Savoy, Illinois. It pours fizzy yellow, with two fingers sized white head, and plenty of lacings and carbonation. It has relatively little aroma, a metallic taste, with strong notes of malt and wheat. It has a light body with no edge or bite, malt after taste, and is not filling.

Photo of gangstafaceclay
1.12/5  rDev -58.4%

Got this bottle from a co worker who was ranting and raving about this beer...we definitely have different tastes in beer, and this is just a nasty brew. Very generic, watery taste..taste like an over produced beer not ranking much higher than a domestic in my book. Never again.

Photo of Billolick
2.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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

Photo of importedfromdet
2.59/5  rDev -3.7%
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

Photo of MarkoNm
2.16/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Photo of Captain_Komamura
2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of paladinjoe
3.19/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Photo of matjack85
3.19/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Photo of rangerred
2.32/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of hackmann
2.65/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of FLima
2.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Photo of JimKal
2.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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!

Photo of jlindros
2.9/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of kvnstfrd
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

Photo of metter98
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.71/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.49/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of mndlssphlsphr
3.11/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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