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Fix Hellas - Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 06-20-2003

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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 petluo
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Sarmento
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Tayharrington
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of allergictomacros
2.16/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of GarthT
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of ZEB89
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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.


Photo of mndlssphlsphr
2.38/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

I am not fixed. I can drink this, but the aftertaste is of some sort of mass produced cheap candy. Like one of those fake strawberry sucker things that you get from the desk of a dry accountant in an attempt to keep you awake while the tax-ponzi scheme sucks away your precious time, and at only a quarter cent a piece what can go wrong. Right? Wrong. It is the aftertaste....the stickiness of the sugar but it was not sugar.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not a favourite didn't like but still drinkable

Photo of ChristosGeorgiou
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of vhmf1978
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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 Corson
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of poskok
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Ctruskey
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Brabander
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer from Mrs. Brabander when she was on holidays on Krete.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks normal. Decent white head with no carbonation.

Smell is not pleasant. It smells like a wet cellar in the morning.

Taste is not spectacular to say the least. Very twisted taste with a dryness at the end.

Next time Mrs. Brabander goes to Krete she can leave this beer on the isle!

Photo of tempest
2.56/5  rDev -10.5%
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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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Fix Hellas from Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.