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Fix Hellas - Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.
Greece

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 06-20-2003)
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Reviews by allergictomacros:
Photo of allergictomacros
2.13/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Clear light gold with a billowy head of white foam that drops quickly.

S - Odd chestnut notes and a grassy hop.

T/M - Somewhat bland. Weird astringent character with sharp off-alcoholicness. Hard, hard carbonation is bordering on painful.

D - Made for chugging for sure. The pain of the carbonation should make it easier to not taste the off flavours.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the country where the founts of Western thought first flowed, Greece is the tap source of another great treasue; Fix Hellas Lager. This Hellenic brew is bilt off of its country deep meanifulness that is traced back to the days of antiquity and could be seen as a necessary addition to any Republic. Pours a crystal clear straw golden haziness with a white frothing head leaving a full trickled lace within each sip of this well traveled beer. My friend brought me back this sample of beer from a trip to Greece and I am thankful to be touched by it's grace. The aroma is characteristic of many European lagers with the slight skunk cabbage hops with a sharp full sweetness to the front. A great tasting crisp flavor that so good in fact if I where a Greek citizen I would have to get my Fix everyday. Great overall lemongrass sweetness that goes down easily with a slight grainy bitter finish, very nice hot weather beer. Definitely on my list of exotic beers light in body and fully carbonated to provide the crisp cooling down sensation in every sip of this Grecian creation. I would definitely partake in this beer while visiting the island without a doubt, ranks higher than any American mass produced beer without a doubt in my book.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tempest
2.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Asked a roommate to bring me back a Greek beer from her vacation and here I am.

Not bad, shows sign of a Munich helles and differences from a Euro pale or American macro. The aroma isn't anything special, it's just cheap and sweet. That flavor however, does have some grassy hops in the background of the light and bland malt body. Not a bad beer for vacation I guess.

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

33cl Can purchased in Crete with the sole purpose of reviewing it. The third beer in my 'Drinking lager from around the World evening'.

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Very, very pale, a golden straw colour with a fine white foaming head at first. It just looks week, it's too pale.

Weird smell, cooking apples and hay?

Who ever decided to list this as a Munich Helles Lager must have choosen that style for the colour, cos it tastes now't like anything I've had in Munich (O'fest 7 times and other trips too).

Dry nothingness in the taste, a true lawnmower, feet up in the sun throwing beer.

Watery, soul less and boring. There are some decent lagers brewed along side the Mediteranean Sea, but this ain't one of them.

Photo of ThaCreep
2.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Euro classic lager nose but plenty of cereals. The taste is fairly neutral, with a touch of spice that adds non-negligible a few bodies in a slightly lower drink without making it extraordinary. Finish low enough, just the presence of a little wheat and most importantly, easy to drink quite interesting.

Photo of ChristosGeorgiou
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of myxy
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bamberger603
3/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bobhoya
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of flexabull
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright pale yellow color with a pretty good white head.

Aromas are kind of doughy and sweet.

Tastes fizzy, with some bread dough flavors, and a little sweetness. Finish is dry with mineral hops flavors.

Mouthfeel is not bad, maybe a little over carbonated.

Drinkability is decent. Just another run of the mill lager that I found in Greece. Nothing offensive, but nothing really good either.

Photo of Andreji
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Haha the last of the greek brews I had decided to keep for a while after purchase (dec. 2003) for no particular reason. One day, it popped out of the fridge and into my glass. Magical? not in a million years.

This brew, honouring the rest of its hellenic macro colleagues, pours its boring straw white head translucid appearance as so to say "hey, look, I'm a lager". Boo-freakin-hoo, the smell is very slight and rather uninterestingly wheaty, and guess what? The taste, closer to a bad pilsen than to a simple crap lager, is rather metallic and definet rubbish. Ugh. Greeks.

Photo of djura
2.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got it from Greece,0,5l bottle.

A-First few seconds is good,but after,there is nothing,really nothing in the glass. Dark pale col,or,almost as IPA. One finger high white foam,lasting for few seconds. Very low carbonation.

S-usual for EPL.

T/M-Carbonation is high,spritzy. Taste is watery with low bitterness,medium sweetness.

O-Pass it,nothing special.

Photo of kojevergas
2.34/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"Fix Hellas." "Premium Lager Beer." "36 gold medals and prizes." (All of which I'm assuming were bought and paid for, and/or are illegitimate). 330ml aluminum can with blue/white label purchased at a supermarket in Kardamena, Greece, and served into a generic stangenglas in my hotel room. Reviewd live. Expectations are average. 5% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Two fingers wide. White in colour. Decent thickness. Okay creaminess. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is below average - about 1 minute.

BODY: Clear translucent pale copper of average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it looks standard for the style. Not unique or special in any way. I'm generally optimistic.

AROMA: Helles malts and accompanying sweetness. Generic barley. Some residual sugars. It's a bit too far on the sweet side in my opinion, and needs some balancing hop bitterness.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

It's an unremarkable aroma of average strength, and suggests a pretty boring and bland lager.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Generic malty sweetness, bland helles malts, generic barley, and some sticky syrupy residual sugars. It's smooth and wet, but overall presence on the palate is poor; this is unrefreshing and not particularly clean. Additionally, it's overcarbonated and is too thick on the palate. It also has an unbecoming buttery feel.

One problem is that the sticky syrupy feel coupled with the overly sugary taste suggests cheap malt extract, redolent almost of homebrew. Boy, this needs balancing hop bitterness.

I like it in a general sense, but it's unbalanced. The build is simple, boring, and insipid, lacking any complexity/intricacy, nuance, or subtleties of note. It's not well-layered and has mediocre amplitude as well as below average depth of flavour. At least the duration and intensity of flavour are average for the style.
Nothing here stands out in any way. Why brew this?

No yeasty or off-notes come through, and it's not boozy to its credit. Additionally, it's not astringent, harsh, gushed, oily, or hot. This could definitely be far worse.

OVERALL: Downable swill. It'll get you drunk. It's a basic lager meant to fill a specific market category, and lacks any true flavour and/or inspiration. I'll easily finish this can, but I wouldn't get this beer again; there are other cheaper bland lagers in Greece that drink just as well as this does.

Evidence perhaps that when in Greece, one should stick to wine and ouzo.

D+

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer to me is a bit underrated. Had this at the hotel bar at the Hilton in Athens. The color was a pale golden yellow as you might expect from a Euro lager, as well as a similar mouthfeel. The taste has a fruitiness to it though that I think separates it from the rabble of common Euro lagers. Very refreshing on a warm summer night.

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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Fix Hellas from Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.
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