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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

510 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mythos Breweries S.A. visit their website
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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Photo of buschbeer
2.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured into a pint glass from a green bottle from Europe, not good. I got a couple of inches of white head. The beer is yellow. The smell is slightly metallic, but I get some malt and yeast in there, too. The taste is rather bland. It's like drinking a macro lager. There's a little more flavor but not much. It tastes a lot better at a Greek restaurant with flaming cheese and shots of Ouzo.

Opa!

buschbeer, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of 1759Girl
1.8/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance> Clear golden yellow. Lively. Big foamy head that dissipates slowly. Looks mighty fine thus far...

Smell> But wait! Is that notes of metallic amongst the grain?

Taste> Way too bitter and metallic. Lacks any and all complexity and leaves you with a fierce aluminium hang.

Mouf> Seltzery, meh.

Drinkability> Won't have again.

1759Girl, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of goldbot
1.83/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours pale straw yellow with medium white head. Lots of carbonation and a touch of spotty lacing. Some sediment is suspended in the beer.

Aromas of bready malts and corn. A small amount of hops as well with a touch of floral and citrus notes. Taste is mostly more of the same: mostly malt and even less noticeable hops.

A light body and only a bit crisp on the tongue. Overall I wasn't really impressed by anything about this beer. The taste fell flat for the most part and it wasn't as crisp as I would have liked. I think some American counterparts would have been more refreshing and satisfying than this.

goldbot, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of RyanBelle
3.15/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Cracked open a bottle of this fine Greek lager and I have to say I'm impressed that they've followed the style but gave it a very mineral-laden taste twist. It would be refreshing on a hot day and it tastes pretty transparent so the drinkability is definitely there. I'd be game for a Greek session with a bunch of Mythos on ice no question about it. Note: Serve VERY COLD.

A - It looks nice and golden straw yellow, not much of a head to speak of, but leaves a little bit of light lacing inside the bottle. Standard for the style.

S - It's gonna lose marks for smell because its skunky, and mid way through the bottle you may taste some skunkiness. This passes, however.

T - This is your standard, slightly skunky, slightly mineral-y Euro Macro Lager. It's a nice taste though, and something I would buy again.

M - It's like slightly fizzy water, nothing to write home about here.

D - The best part of the beer is the drinkability. It goes down smooth but with enough character to remind you that you are drinking a quality made Euro beer and not anything else. This is a pretty standard beer, but the first I've tried from Greece. They put a nice spin on the style though if I must say, try a bottle and you'll see. Worthy of a try at least.

RyanBelle, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of schoolboy
3.8/5  rDev +41.8%
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.

schoolboy, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of seanbhudson
3.2/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE:
11.2 oz bottle with unrecognizable date. Pours a clear straw-gold color with a medium white head.
AROMA:
Light sweet malt. Hints of honey.
FLAVOR:
Clean light malt hints of lemon and honey. Also I think I am picking up a tad of herby hops.
MOUTHFEEL:
Light body with medium carbonation.
DRINKABILITY:
Easy drinking lager but certainly nothing exciting. I get the sense there is tad more flavor than some of the American lager.
NOTES: BBCSD-0912-DanielleV

seanbhudson, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer comes in a 50 cl green short-necked bottle with a label that's in green and gold. The font is kind of "crazy". And there is a picture of an unicorn.

A: It pours golden with a really large white creamy even & compact head that leaves lot of lacings.

S: Weak in smell. Faint malt and faint bitter hops.

T: Smooth. Malt and faint bitter hops. Not so strong in taste. A bit rough.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. The aftertaste is short but holds a dry bitterness, that's kind of rough though.

D: This could work on a warm greek beach in summertime. In cold wintery Sweden in mid-january, I don't think so.

Evil_Pidde, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of Minotaur
1.48/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

There is a reason why for many years I thought I did not like beer; this has the worst qualities of every bad American beer I had tried in my youth.

Its only plus is a red-gold color from an attractively labeled bottle with a unicorn logo. The head is a clear white that sticks around and leaves a bit of lacing. It has a unicorn on it: how bad could it be?

The smell can only be described as somewhere between faint skunk and rotting vegetation.

The taste is initially non-descript with a strange creaminess. A bitter, grassy hops creeps in at the end and sticks on the tongue. The overall impression is something mostly tasteless that becomes increasingly unpleasant.

It has a medium mouthfeel which could be pleasant with only the slightest amount of positive flavor attribute.

It could be drinkable if not for the fact as the beer warms, the aroma comes through in every sip and at least to me was completely unpalatable.

In reinforcing opinions from 3 others I proceeded to dump the remainder of the bottle.

Minotaur, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of theboozecruise
2.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up dirt cheap at a going out of business sale... figured it was worth trying, right?

I poured it from a 12 oz. (or close to it) green bottle into a pint glass... clear golden color, bubbly, very small white bubbly head that didn't stick around to party long at all.

Smell was mostly straw, a little of the funk typical with green bottled lagers.

Taste was more of the same, drinkable but not all that refreshing. I wasn't expecting much from this lager and it landed right about where my expectations did.

File this one under the 'typical Euro macro-lager' category for mediocre beer.

theboozecruise, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of wordemupg
3.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into pint glass dec4 2009

A golden yellow with some suspended particles and some patches of lace witch is remarkable seeing how there's no head

S lemon, grass and and some floral hops

T as it smells really, nothing offensive but nothing special either

M a little better fairly crisp and clean with a good amount of bubbles

D I didn't choose the best beers to review today, there's a blizzard outside my window and here I am drinking lagers from hot countries. that aside this beer is pretty average

to the best of my knowledge this is the first Greek beer I've ever had, for their sake I hope they have many others too choose from

wordemupg, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of Long813
2.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

G: Pint Glass

A: Green-gold clear body, half an inch of head, leaving some lacing.

S: Grains, hops.

T: Grainy, light maltiness

M: Light body, medium carbonation, with dry bitter finish

D: Nothing special about this beer and the grainyness was to apparent.

Long813, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of towersfall
3.53/5  rDev +31.7%
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.

towersfall, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of Beejay
2.83/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from memory, since the original was accidentally deleted.

Good appearance, typical for an adjunct. Smell was sweet, and seemed like it might have been just a little skunked. Not sure if this is normal for this beer, but I am looking at the green bottle disapprovingly. Taste is about what you would expect for an adjunct lager, clean and crisp, but a little watery. Mouthfeel is appropriate, but drinkability is definitely lacking.

Beejay, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of weeare138
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a pale, light straw colored gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a gentle collar. Mild bits of lacing remain.
Smell is of light dms, corn husk, pilsner grain.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a very mild fruit flavor of melon coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, fruity, and spritzy. It actually is like a light champagne.

weeare138, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of jbphoto88
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
Photo of Amalak
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- Gold color, completely see through. A decent bubbly head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much of a head. Some lacing and somewhat better.
S- Somewhat pilsnery bitter scent to it.
T- Kind of a smokey pilsner taste, with some sweet caramel flavoring. Despite its overall rating, this is a solid beer. Nothing special but nothing bad.

Amalak, Sep 14, 2009
Photo of dmamiano
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a sixteen ounce can....a gift that a friend brought back for me from Greece.
Pours a clear, brassy yellow with a big white head and some lacing as the head quickly folds.
Hops hit the nostrils quickly. Some malt and adjucts with a hint of skunkiness.
Nice balance of hops/malts, but thin on the feel.Spicey with some skunk as well in the taste.
Funky.

dmamiano, Sep 14, 2009
Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presented in a green 11.2 ounce bottle. It poured the standard golden color with a thin, but present, ring of white foam. Malt in the aroma is balanced by spice from the Saaz hops. There is an unidentifiable hint of something off in the nose, but it doesn't dominate.

Light bodied and carbonated, the mouthfeel is fine. Bready and grainy malts on the palate roll smoothly into a bitter and dry finish. Nothing outstanding in the flavor but not bad either.

My first Greek beer. It was about what was expected.

BeardedBoffin, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of PEIBeerGuy
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A fairly quick-and-high forming head that disappears rather quickly. It looks like any other golden lager.

The smell has nothing noteworthy about it. I think I preferred smelling it (and drinking it) from the bottle.

The taste is OK. It's a light-flavoured beer, very similar to a Heineken. A bit of an iron aftertaste by times.

In the mouth, it's fine. Not overly watery, not overly carbonated. Just about right.

It's pretty drinkable. Maybe at a summer party when you're not thinking too much about what you're drinking. In all aspects, it reminds me a lot of other European lagers, but I wouldn't reach for it over others like Heineken or Grolsch. It's worth a try, just to say you've had it, but that's about it.

PEIBeerGuy, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of PapaEugene
2.83/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I always drink this beer in the Greek restauarants every year to support the Greek economy and to avoid the obvious choices: Amstel and Heineken.

A: Poured it from a can in a Mythos glass. Yellow color, medium white head that didn't last long.

S: Grains, hops and a rather remarkable grass/hay smell.

T: A good average pilsener. Not as as watery as Alfa.

M: Medium carbonation and refreshing taste.

D: Good especially in this hot Greek summer.

PapaEugene, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of smcolw
1.83/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is a spritzy and slightly sweet beer. The aroma is all raw grain. The look is clear, pale yellow color with a modest start to the head, but it dies to a single bubble layer and leaves no lace.

Definitely overcarbonated. It reminds me of the beer from Utica Club or Genesee--just another national macro, this time from Greece.

smcolw, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.1/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split a six pack of this with my buddy Chris on our last night in Athens. The following review is written using notes from that night.

Poured from .5L bottle. Sampled at room temperature.

Appearance: Yellow and clear bodied with hardly any carbonation that I can see. A fizzy, white head sat on top initially, but quickly receded to a mere halo.

Smell: Doughy malts, spices, sweet leafy hops, and lemon. Pleasant.

Taste: Doughy malts, lemon, and moist vegetation - predominantly grass and leafy greens. Sweet and lemony upfront; leafy and bitter-ish on the back end. May taste a bit stronger due to the temperature.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation feels acidic and hot, but that's probably caused by the warmth of the beer. Otherwise, the body feels lightly malty and creamy with a soft, yet spritzy, finish.

Drinkability: Not too good, but I'm sure it'd taste better under the proper conditions. Still, I remember tasting this long ago and not being impressed. Forgettable.

ThreeWiseMen, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of tpd975
2.58/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank along with dinner at my favorite Greek joint Acropolis in Tampa.

A: Pours a pale yellow hue with a small short lived white head. No lace.

S: Subtle grain with hints of metal and skunk.

T: Ceral grains, corn, and light grassy hops. This is not good.

M: Light in body, lots of carbonation to carry the not so good flavor.

D: Next time I will stick to the American Macros on the menu, or better yet I will have wine.

Great restaurant, bad beer.

tpd975, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of Seanstoppable
2.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Amusing that the last reviewer was a fellow NS resident, especially given that I picked this up from the NSLC for similar reasons: when I notice something new, I have to try it at least once.

Poured a clear yellow color with plenty of bubbly white head, which you can watch deflate for a bit, before it sort of lingers for a bit longer.

Smell is somewhat grainy, with a bit of malt. A slight sour tinge also unfortunately accompanies the smell.

Taste is also grainy, with some slight sweetness. No real malt flavoring as far as I can tell, despite a hint of it in the smell. Nothing really more to say.

Not as carbonated as I would have expected, given all of the head upon the original pour. Very light, with a dry finish.

Overall, this is a pretty underwhelming beer. I hope it isn't representative of the entire style.

Seanstoppable, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +36.2%
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.

tone77, Jul 21, 2009
Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
64 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.