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Fix Hellas - Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 18.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.1/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

06-20-2003 21:33:53 | More by WVbeergeek
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -29.6%

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.

10-17-2008 19:33:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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kojevergas

Texas

2.34/5  rDev -17.6%

"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+

07-04-2014 16:32:25 | More by kojevergas
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

08-25-2007 19:26:59 | More by tempest
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BillRoth

Maryland

3/5  rDev +5.6%

12-07-2013 15:15:07 | More by BillRoth
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.5/5  rDev -12%

09-03-2012 11:22:39 | More by dmorgan310
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ZEB89

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

06-17-2014 03:27:52 | More by ZEB89
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dcmchew

Romania

3/5  rDev +5.6%

11-01-2013 20:17:39 | More by dcmchew
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flexabull

California

3/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

10-01-2010 22:57:06 | More by flexabull
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

12-18-2012 01:25:18 | More by stereosforgeeks
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +15.5%

Clear deep blonde colour, one finger of crackling white head, not much in the way of lace. Smell is clean and malty, a bit of noble grassy hop, but mostly grainy biscuit. Taste is malty, again grainy with a bit of biscuit/cracker flavour, light lingering bitterness, grassy mid palate, wahes away clean with not much aftertaste. Medium carbonation, light bodied but substantial in feel. A nice easy drinking lager, far from top of the style but certainly better than its current rating would suggest though.

05-05-2014 11:51:57 | More by peensteen
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 18:00:48 | More by Kirk
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -25%

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.

09-12-2010 02:02:06 | More by allergictomacros
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

06-02-2014 19:09:12 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Brabander

Netherlands

2.53/5  rDev -10.9%

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!

08-24-2011 20:50:32 | More by Brabander
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.26/5  rDev +14.8%

500ml bottle from Yiamas, Glasgow (£3.25):
Medium amber with a decent sized, bubbly white head on top, although it did take an aggressive pour.

Corn & light hops with a refreshing, grassy hop aroma, with some lemon & other citrus notes. Not all that bad really but not that strong on the nose either.

Light tasting with corn, citrus & grassy hops plus a sweetness throughout with a tiny bit of skunk right at the end.

Light bodied with a slight citrus tang on top of medium carbonation and a refreshing taste with hints of skunk towards the finish.

Not a bad attempt at a macro pale lager, the beer was enjoyable enough and the refreshing mouthfeel certainly helped this some. Not all that great but certainly better than expected.

10-04-2013 08:56:00 | More by flyingpig
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

07-02-2013 07:27:29 | More by powdersoldier
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Andreji

Colombia

2.5/5  rDev -12%

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.

02-28-2004 10:35:46 | More by Andreji
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

06-29-2014 22:03:34 | More by hansavijaticar
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

08-05-2014 18:52:32 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.28/5  rDev +15.5%

This light coloured lager offering , I expect has no pretensions held for it by the erstwhile brewers.
It is well carbonated and crisp and befits joyful consumption in an atmosphere of grilled lamb and octopus.
Yeah , its simple plain and drinkable , but not a reason totravel to Greece for

01-28-2011 06:04:56 | More by jarmby1711
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.83/5  rDev -0.4%

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.

08-26-2011 16:05:23 | More by ThaCreep
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Bobhoya

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

04-14-2014 16:08:31 | More by Bobhoya
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

03-19-2013 00:36:53 | More by YalovaIA
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TrojanRB

California

3/5  rDev +5.6%

08-31-2013 16:24:57 | More by TrojanRB
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Fix Hellas from Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.