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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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526 Ratings

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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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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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -44%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle purchased as a single; production date April 22 2011 so this is probably getting a little old.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow colour, with a little less than one finger of foamy white head seated atop the liquid. It takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving behind some smears of lacing on the sides, and finally an even, soapy cap on the surface. The aroma is not nearly as skunky as I was expecting, although it's still a noticeable factor. Beyond that, there is some grainy barley, vegetal notes and some grassy hops rounding out the nose.

The taste starts off fine - bland like most Euro lagers, but fine. Pale malts impart a grainy, slightly sweet flavour, with some grassy, herbal hop bitterness as well. The bad part comes in the finish, which combines wet cabbage with a weird, off-putting metallic taste. Thin bodied, pretty watery, with a solid bite from the carbonation. Pretty crisp-tasting, and refreshing enough I guess.

Thoroughly uninteresting. Are the off-flavours a product of the bottle's age (roughly 8-9 months) and the green bottle? Maybe, but the green bottle isn't my fault and either way this is a pretty lame Euro lager, a style that I am usually more than lenient with.

Final Grade: 2.85, a C. This is far from the worst beer I've ever had, and a fresher sample might prove more enjoyable... but this is not something I will go out of my way to try again. A brew most people would probably be better off skipping.

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sommersb
3.18/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 12-17-2011
Freshness: Best by 05-2012
Packaging: 330 ml green bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Purchased: Single from World Market

A: Light golden color, clear, with lots of bubbles in the glass. Head of 4+ fingers is white and creamy. Both head retention and lacing are very good.

S: Light breadiness from the malts, subtle fruit notes and pilsner-like hop aromas.

T: Crisp and clean lager, with a good balance of sweetness and bitterness. I do pick up some astringency as the beer warms.

M: Body is thin with a moderate level of carbonation. Finishes dry with some fruit flavors.

O: Clean and refreshing, I thought this was a decent lager.

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3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.02/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow with a small, quickly fading head.
Nose shows hay, grainy malt and faint spicy hops. Quite plain.
Some hay and grainy malt as flavours too. Quite sweet, very little bitterness, which makes for a cloying finish.
Too much carbonation.
Pretty boring.

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of jsprain1
2.32/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Clear, medium golden. Head is thick and white. Lasts a bit better than the average of this style.
S- The aroma is not good. There is some light hop, but otherwise it has the really off aroma that is somewhere between old grain and wet paper.
T- Only a flash of off flavor. There is a grassy flavor and a sweet grainyness.
M- Light body, slightly foamy in the mouth. Slightly dry finish.
O- It's a generic pale lager. Not much better or worse than Heineken et al.

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1.6/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Clear pale amber body with a thin bubbly white head. No lacing.

S - Corn and salty crackers. Metal.

T - Plain Doritos mixed with a repulsive coin flavour. Foul aftertaste.

M - Thin body, high carbonation. Crisp bite.

O - Absolutely terrible. I couldn't finish it. Never again.

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2.83/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz beer out of a green bottle.

A: Clear pale yellow lager with a solid lacing.

S: Bready skunky aroma.

T: Skunky and slighly bitter beer with a semi citrus hop flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Pretty average Euro Lager - nothing I would bother with again.

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2.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A decent beer with a pale appearance, moderate head and lacing. Light Czec style pils aroma. Clean malt taste with sazz type finish. Light feel with a crisp finish. A nice lawn mower beer and a good one for large barbeque as it is clean, crisp and refreshing. Not the one to grab for a night of flavor exploration but hey there are plenty of those as well. A good step above BMC style brews.

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2.76/5  rDev +3%
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.

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3.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one from Greece,bottle 0.25l

A-best part of this beer,nice golden color,decent foam lasting for few minutes. Also lots of bubblings in the bottle,lasting for few minutes.
S-Citrus notes,typical lager yeast, grain, hop and subtle malt aroma.
T/M-Bitterly finish,medium carbonation,watery,sweet taste.There is some skunk/metallic notes. Bitter at the finish.
O-Average EPL,plus on appearance.

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3.43/5  rDev +28%
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.

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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Creamy. Right out of the bottle, it feels like a slice of lime, like a Carlsberg or Heineken. Pale yellow transparent. Entry into mouth quiet first, followed by a slightly grassy hop ending, finally, finish with a somewhat bitter but far from being truly exceptional. Just as nice lager but nothing more.

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2.28/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Big thanks goes out to Greece and their fine select choices! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured golden yellow with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, wheat, and slight fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this brew was blah, plain and simple. This thing reminded me of a Greek version of Budweiser if I am honest only fruit was added. By fruit I don't mean like Bud Light Lime... Just not good in any aspect. I should have been tipped off by the aroma, but I never listen as I am a glutton for punishment. The group of us collectively drainpoured this one.

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3.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Last beer in my international lager comparison series... Finally because they started to bore me alot.

Very pale golden with a small white head (not using a proper glass for this one. Large carbonation bubbles.

Smell is grass and hops, not too much grain.

Taste is quite good actually for such a lager, it is quite malty (in a positive way, it is not a grainy taste as many of the other beers had).
Good bitterness even though it has not too much hop flavour, most of it is in the aftertaste really. But then again it is not very flavourful overall.

Lots of carbonation bites your tongue and it is not THAT watery.

One of the better lagers in my comparison.

Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
64 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.