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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

480 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 20.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 28 | 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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2/5  rDev -25.1%

oglmcdgl, Jul 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

duceswild, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev +24%

.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-

kojevergas, Jun 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

k-grey, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Tayharrington, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

Maria09, Jun 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

hunterjames, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

trxxpaxxs, Jun 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Hayley_86, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Kirk, Jun 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

saburky, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

ZEB89, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

KevMo84, Jun 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

rredshift, Jun 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

jsh420, May 31, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.33/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

GreesyFizeek, May 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

eduardolinhalis, May 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

mpayne5, May 22, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

bamberger603, May 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

themegamancave, May 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

tkdchampxi, May 18, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev +19.1%

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.

LiquidAmber, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

Dzajka, May 14, 2014
Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer from Mythos Breweries S.A.
63 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.