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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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64
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240 Reviews
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Reviews: 240
Hads: 581
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 19.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 69 | 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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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)

Photo of thehyperduck
2.88/5  rDev +6.7%
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: 2.88, 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. (1,466 characters)

Photo of sommersb
3.18/5  rDev +17.8%
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. (656 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.02/5  rDev -25.2%
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. (260 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
2.32/5  rDev -14.1%
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. (466 characters)

Photo of dansmcd
1.6/5  rDev -40.7%
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. (284 characters)

Photo of ckollias
2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (292 characters)

Photo of scootny
2.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (391 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (797 characters)

Photo of djura
3.23/5  rDev +19.6%
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. (400 characters)

Photo of stjaernstoft
3.43/5  rDev +27%
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. (872 characters)

Photo of ThaCreep
3/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
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. (795 characters)

Photo of IPA35
3.12/5  rDev +15.6%
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. (662 characters)

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

The beer pours a pale fizzy gold, crystal-clear, and is capped with a scant white froth. The nose is slightly sweet with hint of corn and alcohol, and is basically just beer-y. The taste offers no surprises, it is moderately sweet, replete with light grain flavors, toasted corn and earthy herbal minerals. It surprises me how even the swill of a place like Greece is substantially better than the K.O.Bs.; I guess it shouldn't. (428 characters)

Photo of doktorhops
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Welcome to Doktor Hops Brew World Tour! Tonight is country #10: Greece. So without further ado let's visit the Greek islands, Mythos style.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a 500ml Stein glass.

A: Looks exactly like a Lager. What else is there to say? Clear golden body with a foamy white head... absolutely no surprises here.

S: Smells exactly like a Lager (and I'm sure you can see where I'm going next). Grain driven, slight malt, with a slight sourdough hop aroma. So far, so meh.

T: Actually not bad. It's got that grainy/slightly corny malt base, a hint of sweetbread and a tangy zesty hop finish that leaves you thinking "it's not much but it's certainly a Lager". It won't win any awards, but conversely it's not nearly as puke inducing as most macro Lagers can be and drunk cold it certainly goes down easy too.

M: The usual Lager-foolery. Other than that it's seems a little denser than most of the Lagers I've drunk before, like the Greek kid you went to school with who felt they had something to prove- to be accepted amongst it's peers.

D: I found it not nearly as bad as I was expecting and taking down a Saganaki with this by it's side was a breeze. As I mentioned before it's not going to win any awards but it will beat most local Aussie Lagers head-to-head any day of the week. Nuff said.

Food match: Saganaki was a game, set & food match for me. I could also see a Souvlaki going down a treat... in fact I would mix this drop with pretty much any Greek cusine you can think of. Yiamas! (1,511 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
2.31/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear, light golden colour with a 2-finger sized white head that fades fast leaving a soapy lace.

Corn, grain & other adjuncts dominating the nose. The smell is quite strong and skunk like.

Tastes mainly of adjuncts like grain and corn with some malts and the faintest dry hop flavour towards the end.

Almost watery, smooth though & a little dry in the finish. There is some bitter but not too much.

Not a very pleasant beer in any category really but despite that it was still a drinkable beer that went down without a struggle. The price was a little high though.

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Photo of garcia2a
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color, light head, moderate carbonation and clear. The carbonation seemed to hold for most of the session.

The nose has some stale malt, a dry hop note and that"becks" german lager honey note. This lead to exactly what I expected, a beer that has that stale nd honey taste of a mass produced german lager. Not really all that complex.

In terms of mouthfeel it is decent. There is no cloyinging and only minimal aftertaste. In all fairness, I had this at a greek food fest this past weekend and for a 90+ degree day, this beer is a half step above a miller, bud or coors.

I would say this is a good beer if you are gonna eat mousaka, lamb kabobs and just go whole hog deep greek. (701 characters)

Photo of jarmby1711
2.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was purchased from Aldi , which made it cheap , and as such priced about right.
Unpretentious , middle of the road Euro Lager.
it is Pale it is bubbly it is not unpleasant and it is quaffable.Flavour wise it is very simple and a bit dull but not below expectations
Sit back watch the Aegean sunset and guzzle a few (321 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
3.89/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a clear bright golden with a very nice creamy eggshell colored head. poured into a pokal, the foam holds very well and makes some big drippy lace. for a style that i consider to be boring, this one looks as good as i can imagine.

S- faintly lemony, herbal and grassy with a popcorn type malt sweetness. otherwise fresh and not skunked.

T- clean and light with a mild fruitiness underneath the grassy hops and barely toasted malt flavor. nice citrus flavor too that would compliment any food with lemon wedges squeezed on it. score one for the greeks. finishes clean with lingering citrus and some tart malt flavor. with a hint of lamb.

MF- carbonation is very fine and not zesty enough for me. its gives a creamy, almost nitro feel, but with the light body, i think this one could use some more vigor. nice dryness however.

D- overall i'm pretty impressed with mythos. i kind of expected it to suck and i don't really know why. one side of my family is greek so my relatives brought me a couple bottles from the greek food festival in pittsburgh. maybe that is the reason these green bottles are so fresh and not skunked. they haven't been sitting on a store shelf, they were ordered in bulk and used over the course of a weekend. that garnishes this greek beer with a nice squeeze of awesome
when had fresh, even in america. if i had a case, i'd squeeze some lemon on it. (1,388 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Clear gold/yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, malts, skunk, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains mixed with malts and some cooked corn. There is a slight amount of hop flavour, but only during the finish.

Overall – Another unremarkable beer that doesn’t really stand out in any way. I’m not even sure I could recommend this as a lawn mower beer because it doesn’t have that refreshing and crisp flavour to it that some of its competitors do. I wouldn’t buy this beer again. (747 characters)

Photo of brunrn1
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its like a heinken but not as much of a bite. Very little aftertaste. Not bad for a greek beer. Not sure if I would drink several of these. Color was heinken color, smell was exactly like heinken too. But not as much kick. 4.7% alcohol content. I thought it would be a little bit stronger especially at 5 bucks a bottle. (320 characters)

Photo of OneDropSoup
2.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pilsner: Four fingers of rocky, bubble-bath head, cream-colored, over very transparent, light gold body. Leaves some sticky lacing in dots. Practically no nucleation. Within a few minutes the head's dropped to half-a-finger.

Smells of artifical grape candy, industrial apple sauce, & musty Euro-lager smell, like damp basement.

Sweet & a little musty, slightly metallic, with that kind of generic cereal grain taste & a little note of white grape juice. Pretty bland. One redeeming thing is that is ends pretty clean & has next to no aftertaste.

Feels like juice, too - pretty limp, almost totally flat, with some body from sugars. A little bit of sugars remain in the finish, but disappear fairly quickly.

While not exactly "good," this is fairly inoffensive & doesn't do any harm. I have a feeling this is a "context beer." This might fit a little better in the context of my town's huge Greek food festival in June. In the context of sitting in my home on a January evening, drank with a critical eye, it doesn't really hold up. That said, if given no alternative I could drink several of these & not be any worse for wear. (1,145 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.18/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #43 (Aug 2010):

This is an all-malt, green-bottled Euro lager from Greece, so it's a rarity of sorts. It is an exceptionally clear, pale yellow with a solid white lacing. This lager brings a hint of cooked corn and hops with a side of grassiness in the nose. It gives a smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. This beer has a hint of sweetness, but a dry malt palate throughout. Dried grass comes to mind, with a bit of bread as well. The hops show more bitterness than flavor, and some cooked veggie flavors show up in the dry finish. This lager has a bit more life compared to the typical fizzy yellow lager. This one is worth a go. (669 characters)

Photo of afksports
2.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The Eagles just scored, and CooperEllis treate me to falafel, so I'm in favorable moods.

That's probably not enough to make this Greek offering favorable to this beer geek.

A Euro pale lager. Mythos is mostly water, with a little hop presence in the nose and taste, and yeast for carbonation. The appearance is a clear as can be. I'm actually reading BeerAdvocate through it right now. There's good head, am it makes me feel international.

But the Eagles are getting asses handed tothem and the Packers look unrelenting. So my good mood has changed and the beer is backto what it is. Water. (594 characters)

Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
64 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.