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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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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

07-09-2014 03:09:00 | More by KAF
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stumac

Texas

3/5  rDev +5.3%

07-04-2014 02:58:41 | More by stumac
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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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zeff80

Missouri

3/5  rDev +5.3%

04-12-2014 02:35:21 | More by zeff80
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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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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

01-28-2014 00:55:52 | More by foghornleghorn22
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guldseth

Arizona

3/5  rDev +5.3%

10-28-2013 01:12:58 | More by guldseth
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 07:33:11 | More by TMoney2591
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 22:28:23 | More by tone77
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +5.3%

02-18-2013 20:57:03 | More by fdrich29
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stampfler07

Colorado

2/5  rDev -29.8%

01-13-2013 21:46:44 | More by stampfler07
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +14%

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

Missouri

1.65/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3/5  rDev +5.3%

04-10-2012 02:22:19 | More by macrosmatic
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Missouri

2.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 22:10:21 | More by soju6
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matjack85

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer three of World beer Sunday imported from Greece.
Pours a deep golden color with a decent white head that displays minimal retention and lace. Smells of bready malts with a hint of melanoid, smells quite German actually. This initially opened with intense aroma of skunk, but over the couple of minutes as I pulled up the listing those aromas are all but gone. Taste is caramel and burnt sugars, bready malt and little to no hop flavor. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. This one wasn't half bad, or maybe it was just that much better than the last one. Sweet and malty almost to a fault and I could have used a few more hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 00:38:12 | More by johnnnniee
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bluHatter

Michigan

2.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours with a nice big head, nice lacing. Color is clear copper/blonde.

S: Sweet hops, malts, grassy

T: Corn, reeds, dandelions. Not my favorite sort of taste in a beer.

M: A little carbonation, very light beer. Thin, uncomplicated.

O: When you're out of Heineken, here's a Greek beer that tastes about the same and is just as cheap. The green bottle surely contributes to that character. It's not my favorite beer, but it's not that bad, if you like that sort of thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 01:30:51 | More by bluHatter
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Lager Glass]

Poured a medium yellow with a small fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing and had poor lacing. The aroma was light of flowery hops, straw malts and had a soapy yeast scent. It tasted light and mildly bitter at first and finished vaguely acidic and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a light lager with not much to offer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 15:41:14 | More by KajII
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 22:22:33 | More by JamnesCameron
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Aris Greek Lager from Mythos Breweries S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.