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Aris Greek Lager - Mythos Breweries S.A.

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Aris Greek LagerAris Greek Lager

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BA SCORE
69
poor

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mythos Breweries S.A. visit their website
Greece

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 09-16-2002)
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3/5  rDev +5.3%

Not a bad little lager. Dark gold body with something of a white head and smidgeon of lacing. The nose is mostly of malt with slight accents of a adjunct, but not too bad. Decent taste and clearly refreshing when a little warm weather beer is the right thing for a lazy afternoon. Crisp finish and easy drinkability.

04-03-2004 01:37:18 | More by AtLagerHeads
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours golden with some tiny bubbles and a short lasting white head.

The aroma is fairly neutral, with a slight bit of florals and honey.

Malty taste and smooth, soft mouthfeel, light flowery notes and sweet malt are present. Actually, this isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be considering the origin and the doom of the green bottle. Desc.

03-26-2010 00:30:13 | More by brownbeer
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +5.3%

02-18-2013 20:57:03 | More by fdrich29
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Mora2000

Texas

2.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours macro yellow with a white head. Not as clear as some other macro lagers. Aroma is standard macro but a little sweeter. Flavor is lots of corn but the sweetness is still there. Hops are not present in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a terrible beer, but not much going on in the flavor or aroma department.

01-02-2010 03:57:07 | More by Mora2000
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +8.1%

Appearance: Very pale yellow. Decent carbonation, but the foam is above average, and the lacing is definitely good.

Smell: Sweet corn. Sweet hops. Sweet beer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet, yet drinkable beer. Thin-bodied also. It's a weird taste/feel combo.

Drinkability: Not too thirst-quenching. It's not bad though.

Overall: A decent beer.

08-04-2011 00:34:24 | More by tjsdomer2
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +22.1%

Aris is a typical European pale golden lager that leans towards being a Czech-style pils. It's clear, golden, and effervescent beneath a creamy head of bright white. The retention and lacing are average; and the aroma offers a fairly generic combination of grassy hops and sweet malt. It's medium-light bodied and crisp in the mouth. The flavor offers malty sweetness, immediately followed by grassy and lemon-ish hops, and then more grainy and cereal-like maltiness at the swallow. The bitterness is solid, and it lingers in the finish with some grainy huskiness and grassy and herbal hops.

02-13-2007 23:34:00 | More by NeroFiddled
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2012 21:41:36 | More by cliff1066
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +17.9%

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is slightly skunky, grains, just a touch of sweetness. Taste is crisp, grains, malts, mild yet refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

03-23-2013 22:28:23 | More by tone77
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stampfler07

Colorado

2/5  rDev -29.8%

01-13-2013 21:46:44 | More by stampfler07
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +14%

12-20-2012 05:14:15 | More by LJWalker
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matjack85

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev +3.5%

I was given this bottle by a Greek friend of mine who said they serve this at the Greek restaurant he frequents. 11.2oz green bottle with a production date of 10/19/11 stamped on the back label.

The beer poured a clear pale gold color and made 1 finger's worth of bubbly white head, but the head dissipated in mere seconds and it left no lacing behind as I drank it.

Slightly skunky and slightly sweet smell.

Mostly tasted of grain (corn) and sweet malt with a touch of hops for balance but with very little bitterness.

Light and crisp with the perfect amount of carbonation for the style.

Nothing to get excited over, but very drinkable.

01-08-2012 10:26:25 | More by matjack85
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cdoan4

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +40.4%

04-30-2014 15:12:32 | More by cdoan4
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +53.7%

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, pale gold, with a stark white head of about two fingers that drops slowly to a thin layer of foam. Leaves very faint traces of lace.

Aromas of earth, grass, lemons, sweet malt. Bready.

Tastes of grainy, bready malt, a little on the sweet side, balancing noble hop bitterness that is barely perceptable. Finish is sweet/malty.

Medium bodied mouthfeel, smooth, no real carbonic bite, good level of carbonation.

Very drinkable beer, nothing aggressive/offensive. Good balance toward malt. Easy drinking beer. Very much to style.

01-19-2011 22:22:33 | More by JamnesCameron
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Pegasus

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -6%

Appearance: Hazy golden-yellow in color, with a few flakes i suspension, as another reviewer noted. I suppose we can conclude this is normal for this beer. Profuse streams of carbonation drift lazily to the surface. The head is white, moderate in size and rather dense, the lacing in thin bands about the glass walls.

Aroma: Pale malt, profuse grassy hop notes, and a little mustiness. No skunk noted, the green bottle was kept from the light.

Taste: Opens with clean malt, a little mild bitterness appears later in the taste, along with some phenolic alcohol. Finishes with a lingering mild metallic bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very full, quite soft.

Drinkability/notes: A decent example of a very bland style, it is inoffensive and far from memorable.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce green glass bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

06-30-2011 00:49:37 | More by Pegasus
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CHickman

New York

3.43/5  rDev +20.4%

Beer reiew from mid-December 2010: pours a clear yellow color with a 2 finger snow white cloudy head that faded slowly and left very good lacing sticking to the sides.

Smells of sweet malt, grains, caramel, grass and wheat; very typical Euro lager odor that's nice, crisp and sweet.

Tastes of sweet malt, light grains, caramel, grass, citrus hops, lemon and wheat; typical Euro lager taste as well that's light, crisp and refreshing. Above average and very drinkable, it went well with my Mousakka.

01-08-2012 05:03:25 | More by CHickman
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stumac

Texas

3/5  rDev +5.3%

07-04-2014 02:58:41 | More by stumac
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daliandragon

North Carolina

2.42/5  rDev -15.1%

My bottle has a different label than the one pictured, with less foil and several small Greek flags. Same ugly, light friendly green bottles, though. The pour is a medium straw with a thin white head. The nose is grainy with crystal malts and the unmistakable scent of skunk.

Yeah, this is pretty bad. Not undrinkable bad, but I can feel my face cringe as I swallow, which ain't real good. Basic lager taste without any frills but plenty of skunk. Greek lager doesn't enjoy a great reputation and this one isn't an exception. I don't see any more Aris in my future.

11-22-2008 03:10:25 | More by daliandragon
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theozag

Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev +20.4%

Other than it's taste, I found Aris to be a very average bottle of beer. Certainly an improvement over many beers I have tried, but nothing to write home about, per se.

This brew pours absolutely clear and yellow, with perhaps a few whisps of medium gold that eventually comingle to form an off-white head that fades at a medium pace. Aris smells of sweetened fruit, and its aroma is rather weak. This beer starts mildly hoppy with a little sweet twinge. It is medium-bodied with crisp, refreshing, and fairly light flavors. Aris rolls off the tongue smoothly, but it leaves a mildly unpleasant aftertaste that isn't particularly noteworthy at first, then it never really goes away. i was able to taste Aris for hours after i finished my bottle. But hey, at least it wasn't a repulsive reminder. If ever i need beer in Greece, i'd be willing to drink Aris again.

06-16-2004 03:45:51 | More by theozag
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -38.6%

03-09-2014 20:16:17 | More by ygtbsm94
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elmore

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Tried this from the bottle at The Happy Greek in Columbus, OH. Not much of a beer selection there, so I thought I'd give this a try. Poured it from a 330ml bottle into a chilled pint glass. Looked like a typical macro lager. Pale, foamy light head. Some sticky lace.

Typical macro smell. Some light malt and skunky hops. Tastes similar to bud or miller, but a bit of a sweeter malt taste. Mouthfeel is light. Carbonation is adequate for the style.

This a decent American Macro Lager. Nothing really special to seek out.

02-16-2008 01:33:27 | More by elmore
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Apparently, Aris is a shortened name, much like Mike is to Michael. Who knew? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light grains (it smells just as vague as I typed it), light seaweed, and hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grain coming across as ever-so-lightly toasted. The body is rather light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, this beer likely didn't set out to do much, and that's exactly how much it accomplished. If it doesn't care, neither do I.

07-25-2013 07:33:11 | More by TMoney2591
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Fizzy head that dies to a single layer of minute bubbles. No lace at all. Surprisingly cloudy. Golden color (at least it's darker than straw).

Mostly grainy smell, but it doesn't have the usual adjunct weakness of a macro. No hop smell sadly.

Very spritzy but relatively rich for the style. Unbelievably sweet with lots of caramel. Short aftertaste. No hop! Some lingering alcohol.

02-03-2012 23:49:56 | More by smcolw
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soju6

Missouri

2.42/5  rDev -15.1%

A: Pours a clear golden color with a billowy head that fades quickly to some lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness, grain and a bit musty.

T: Sweet taste of malt and some grain with a mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish.

F: Light body, mild crispness, fairly smooth with a bit of a grainy texture.

O: A run of the mill Euro Lager, unoffensive and goes best with food.

01-20-2012 22:10:21 | More by soju6
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

1.65/5  rDev -42.1%

Poured this Euro Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a pale yellow color, excellent clarity. Produced a small white head, poor retention and left little lacing on the glass. The aroma was awful, classic skunky Euro Lager smell. Light in body, thin/watery beer, skunky taste, some grain and a bit of hops, not much else. The Skunk dominates. Ordered this at a Greek restaurant thinking I would try something new. I didnt even know that the Greeks brewed beer..., evidently they don't do it very well. Avoid. Prost!

09-12-2012 21:41:25 | More by GossageBrewery
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +14%

Clear golden with a good head.

Smell, grainy with green-bottle skunk. Ugh.

Tastes nothing like the smell. Sweet and mild. A bit of corn? No hops.

Mouthfeel all right.

This is not half bad. Nothing I'll go out of the way for, but it's drinkable.

04-10-2008 03:33:12 | More by Strix
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Aris Greek Lager from Mythos Breweries S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.