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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
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 20.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Greece

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dogbrick on 09-16-2002

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 45
Reviews by Strix:
Photo of Strix
3.21/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Mora2000
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.08/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.47/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev +19%
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.

Photo of matjack85
2.92/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.35/5  rDev +53.2%
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.

Photo of Pegasus
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of CHickman
3.41/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Photo of daliandragon
2.48/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of theozag
3.37/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of elmore
3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.81/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of smcolw
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of soju6
2.41/5  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.

Photo of GossageBrewery
1.64/5  rDev -42.3%
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!

Photo of avalon07
1.31/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A: When I poured this from a bottle to a pint glass, it had a pale yellow color and a very clear consistency. There were even little bits of something or other floating around. Not a style of beer you expect to have sediment.

S: Very skunky in odor (green bottle alert!), with a little bit of hops coming through.

T: This had a thin, watery taste to it. A small amount of hops, some grassy notes, but little else. Pretty foul, actually.

M: Not much carbonation, even less body. A kind of smooth finish.

D: I picked this one up just to see what a beer from Greece would be like. Bad idea. This is a totally undrinkable beer on the same level as Budweiser, Coors or Miller. Avoid this one unless you're an ardent Greek nationalist.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.
A hazy pale yellow/gold color with a medium, rich head that did last.
Smell of a very slightly skunked pale ale. Hops and grain, with some lemongrass and sweetness.
Taste was a bit of skunk as well, but nothing intense. A bit more lemon and butterscotch in the finish. Some malt and hops. Crisp. Pretty good cold.

Photo of hwwty4
2.59/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Chimay Chalice. Poured a clear yellow with a decent, billowing white head. Aroma is bad eggs. Definitely had some green bottle funk. Not just some, but a lot. Really couldn’t smell much else besides that. Taste is interesting, there is some malt but a definite mingling of other tastes that I cant put my finger on. Mouthfeel is light with lots of carbonation. If it didn’t have so much green bottle fun it would be a decent beer.

Photo of jameaterblues
2.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from an 11oz bottle. The beer poured a very pale yellow color, not unlike most macro lagers. 1/4 inch white head with more lacing than I expected(and it really sticks around....actually kinda impressive how long the lacing lasts). The smell is of beer maybe a little musky, but not bad...nothing distinctive really...kinda euro...a little hops but not much. The taste is light and crisp, or is that mouthfeel, with this beer it is almost the same thing. Before you taste anything, the little that there is to taste, it is gone. It is easy to drink and there is little after taste. Very mild. It is an imported lager. There are alot of these. I can't say that I would pick this one up again, there are just to many others and most are at least slightly more interesting.

Photo of tgbljb
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I saw the beer was from Greece, I knew I had to give it a try. Poured a pale yellow Color (Macro lager??) with an enormous white puffy head. Smell is slighly of malt, but nothing else. Taste is not unpleasant but is thirst quenching. Finish is a slight dryness but very difficult to discern. Nothing special.

Photo of elniko
2.93/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Straw light coloring, decent head that quickly dissipated. High carbonation apparent.

S: Strong sweet malty tones coming from the nose which not much else to balance it out.

T & M: Pretty standard lager, balance is definitely more to the malty side, finish is on the sweet nice. Not much crispness and the high carbonation from the appearance is not apparent.

D: Drinkable but nothing special. Strange in that I've only seen it in the Metroplex in singles.

Photo of smedley
2.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Light golden color, 1/4 creamy white head which disapears quickly and leaves no lacing at all.

S - Pretty bad. Smells cheap, old and skunky.

T - Watery, a little skunky. Very unimpressive.

M - High carbonation, thin

D - Not good. Don't like it. Very cheap tasting. Not sure if I'll finish even one. I just burped and tasted a skunky aftertaste. Wow.

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Aris Greek Lager from Mythos Breweries S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.