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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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Mythos Hellenic Lager BeerMythos Hellenic Lager Beer

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446 Ratings

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 20.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Mythos Breweries S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002)
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Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a gold color with a frosty shortlived head and swathes of soft lace. The aroma is of crackers, rye bread and some spicey grassy hops. The taste is a slightly abrasive maltiness with grassy hops. The aftertaste is metallic and slightly astringent. The mouthfeel is thicker than expected with a healthy carbonation. The crisp and rather full bodied nature of this lager makes it quite refreshing and drinable. It has more flavor than other macro lagers.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2004 22:56:41 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

color is that of golden yellow with a touch of shade to darken, head came out strong, disipated fairly fast, but the carbonation keeps the head alive in trace amounts, (atleast until the first sip), scent is very lager...nice and crisp. flavor is easy to find here and gets better if you can "aggravate" or bubble it up.. but straight out the glass its run of the mill center of the tongue lager flavor, the aftertaste is nice. It could have a bit more mouth, flavor stays just on the center of the tongue...

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2004 05:54:55 | More by schrist275
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3.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The white foam is two-finger high and quite thin.

The smell is dominated by a citrus-bitter flavour, but there is also a scent of yeast.

The carbonation is quite mild with small bubbles.

The taste is also... quite mild, but on the other hand, it is balanced without any major weaknesses. There is a fine fresh citrus-tone throughout the taste and a touch of almonds and marzipan. The aftertaste is all dry, mild hops and a touch of lemon.

This is yet another fresh standard lager. There is nothing special about this; an OK thirst-quenching brew for hot Mediterranean days.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2004 17:06:00 | More by bark
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1.6/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I am starting to wonder if the myth is that there are really any good Greek beers out there. Clear golden color with a short-lived thin white head and hardly any lacing. The aroma is somewhat skunky with a light hoppiness underneath. Light-bodied and carbonated with a sour hops flavor along with some sour malt for balance. The finish was equally unpleasant. I can only assume this was a bad bottle but it was highly undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2004 18:09:03 | More by Dogbrick
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2.8/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Greek beer! Unfortunately, I’m a little disappointed. Enjoyed at a local Greek restaurant. Comes in an 11.2 oz green bottle. On the plus side, the label clearly states “Ingredients – Water, malt, hop, yeast.”

Pours a straw golden, with light white head. Smell is light as well. Taste is dry and uninspiring, with light hops and light malt. Drinkability is good because of the lack of flavor. A bland beer for bland food. Better than most macros, but just barely.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2004 23:55:21 | More by RocketWidget
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Ontario (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Skunky euro lager. Pours a very pale yellow, with a two finger head that disipates to nothing. The top has a rim of lace, beneath is nothing. Has that distinctive skunk smell. Bit floral and lemony as well. Taste starts out really bad. Like licking a skunk's genitals. Has an aftertaste of lemon. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Not something I'll buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2004 21:25:12 | More by slitherySOB
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Rhode Island

2.85/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A cloudy light yellow beer with a little bit of foamy white head that vanishes almost imeadiately.There is a sharp bite in the backround of the grainy aroma. That sharpness comes in at the begining of the sip followed by the grainy sweetness and a smooth bitterness at the end. This seems a little more robust than most lagers.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 22:50:42 | More by ybnorml
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2.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This Greek beer pours a slightly hazed pale straw colour into the glass. Comes with a big white head that disappears quickly, leaving a thin ring of head. The smell is a bit hoppy and the taste has a bit of metalic flavour. There is no bitterness in the after taste.
This beer is not my favourite beer and i think this was the first and last time i drank it.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 21:47:29 | More by anders36
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2.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured a medium golden color with a sudsy head that dissipated rapidly.
slightly skunky smell.
mildly hoppy,slightly dry,but finishes wet and refreshing,reminds me quite a bit of a Becks.
mouthfeel is watery, well carbonated and crisp.
all in all an average European lager that goes down well,and that I would drink again,but nothing exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2004 00:12:23 | More by steinlifter
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2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I dunno what all the proud fuss is about down in greece when they oh-so proudly introduce you to their finest national, Mythos. This to me tastes like most (rather than just say any) other world macro lagers, and, to ruin your expectative on a mythologically arse-kicking beer, I must say that no archaeological remnants of brewing directly connect mythos with this fine civilization. And if it were so, it'd still be rubbish.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2004 15:42:39 | More by Andreji
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Alberta (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Came in a green 330 ml bottle, little golden unicorn on the logo. Pale yellow in appearance, slightly hazed--upon closer inspection suspended particles can be seen. Fizzy white head that fizzles out, leaves a small ring. Biscuity sweet aroma on the nose, faint floral hops. Flavour is grainy and metallic, a little skunky, citrus and hops on the finish. Aftertaste is very dry, almost makes the mouth pucker. It's actually kind of upsetting my stomach too, isn't sitting very well. Not impressed with this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2003 23:26:59 | More by IronDjinn
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Ontario (Canada)

1.63/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours up clear straw/pale gold in colour. Hardly any head at all and what there is settles quickly into a thin film. Skunky, hoppy but not offensive.

No really distinguising flavours. Some hop bitterness, but really not too far off being a glass of water. Does not linger in the mouth. As the beer warms up you get some corny sweetness.

Quite anonymous.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2003 20:51:50 | More by TerryW
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3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another green bottle lager..

This beer is strikingly clear, just a tad golden. Not much for head retention, but a very active beer. (Or maybe my glass is dirty). The smell is either skunked hops, or this beer has already been used to boil bratwurst in. Its surprising how similar the smell is.

The taste is quite crisp, though there are no outstanding flavors, and the palate is left quite clean. Its a nice compliment to a meal, and fits the afternoon quite well. Sadly, its not as special as I'd have liked for #100.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2003 00:13:16 | More by freed
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West Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden straw crystal clear with a vibrant white artificially carbonated white head, leaving lace thoroughly around the edges of my pint glass. Aroma is a characteristic European green bottled mildly hopped beer, with the skunk aroma from the hops and an underlying malt sweetness. This beer is a bit watered down in the flavor with a slightly fruit toned grainy sweetness this beer is good at cooling you down in the hot sun, but as far as being a challenging well developed representation of any beer I say no way. The mouthfeel is thin and carbonated making me burp with every couple sips, nothing special to note about this beer. A fairly drinkable speaking in quantity but why would I wan to drink a lot of this beer with so many other great beers waiting to be tasted.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 22:21:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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United Kingdom (England)

1/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet and fizzy, little bitterness, bugger me, not good, skunky cat pee. Painful to drink. But a new country for me. I really can't right too much more about it, other than it was awful, very thin, and painful to drink, and its making this character rule pretty darn hard to pass, not good.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 01:56:31 | More by rastaman
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Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

When I saw this beer on the shelf I had to try it because I have not tasted a Greek beer yet. When I opened it the first thing that I noticed was the smell, it was not appealling at all. The taste was equally unimpressive. I understand that the 'skunkiness' is a part of the taste but it is a little too much for me. If in Greece I may give it another chance, but until then I will try many others.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2003 13:18:15 | More by canadianbarman
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Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very cloudy and dull in appearance...depressing actually......aroma has a quality that I can not distinguish.....now it gets interesting, glass ring only covers half the glass with large island lace......taste is very malty and the body is very full....
drinkability is in question due to the malty sweetness..

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2002 16:39:24 | More by Shiloh
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2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mythos beer misses from it's smell and taste in can. Beer is not the favourite drink of the Greeks and i experience this every year because i visit Greece 2-3 times a year. This beer is best enjoyed when served in bottle.

Serving type: can

12-01-2002 03:12:09 | More by ipogios
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2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sickly pale gold hue, healthy white head, well over a finger’s worth, fair retention, rings of lace. The nose is grainy, foul, sweet… totally uninviting. Yet I took a sip. The palate is grainy, hollow, plain, faintly sweet, grassy, and unremarkable. Well-carbonated, medium-light mouthfeel... dry. The finish is lackluster... vaguely sweet, rather grainy. Boring, uncomplicated. This is something that could be paired with flavorful food, served iced cold on a hot day... otherwise, skip it.

BTW, green bottle… no skunk.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2002 20:13:52 | More by bditty187
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2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Mythos From Greece: A Hellenic Lager, in a 11.5 ounce green bottle. Strong euro-skunk aroma. Thick white head, long lasting, with pronounced Belgian lace. Light bodied, deep golden color. Very light and refreshing. Nice balance between malt sweetness, and a hops bite. Long lasting caramel after taste. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2002 10:34:23 | More by jackndan
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2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 0.33L green bottle. Cryptic best before end date on the back label.

Appearance: Golden/yellow beer, touch of haze, and a patchy tiny bubbled, sticky white lace.

Smell: Bready, extremely floral/herbal (skunk) from the Saaz hops.

Taste: Fairly smooth on the palate, going a bit coarse and grainy as you get into the beer. Body is borderline medium. Sweetness is low, but even. Hops have that distinct "skunky" flavour that overwhelms, with a thin flash of a semi-citrusy-lemony hop bite. Quite herbal, which runs into the bready/dry finish.

Notes: Wasn't really impressed by this beer, pretty average. Although the "skunked" aroma and flavour is part of the character, it's a bit too much a part of it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2002 16:25:28 | More by Todd
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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
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