Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer | Mythos Breweries S.A.

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Mythos Breweries S.A.

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 278 | Ratings: 719
Reviews by Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark:
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3.03/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

If you've been to Greece before 2015, this was likely one of your only choices for a local beer. Is it amazing? No. Is it terrible? No. I would say this would be on par with Stella or Heineken. Slightly above Budweiser or Miller. There is nothing remarkable about this beer yet you probably find yourself ordering it at Greek restaurants when available because it brings back memories.

This is a light and refreshing Lager, nothing more and nothing less. It is a malty beer with a watery sweetened cardboard type taste. You could drink this all day because it is inoffensive and fairly tasteless.

A couple of these really fill you up though. There are a few Greek beer companies attempting to bring craft beer to Greece but nothing like the craft beer revolution going on in the United States. This is a beach bar beer ... if you want a craft beer experience, this one isn't for you. If you want to remember your trip to Greece or pound beers all day at the clubs in Mykonos, Mythos will do.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nickfl
3.02/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, straw colored body.  The foam settles quickly and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - Light honey and grainy malt.  Some surprisingly strong herbal hops.

T - grainy malt with a light honey flavor and some spicy hops.  A sighted malty finish and lingering grainy cereal notes.

M - medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - not bad, it is a pretty standard euro lager with a watered down pilsner flavor.  Better than bud, but not great.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. I've had this at every Greek restaurant that I've been to, which isn't that many, but it always seems to go well with the food.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of thin, weakly foamy dirty white head, which quickly sinks away, leaving some decent spectral tree branch lace around the glass as things slowly drop off.

It smells quite strongly of grainy pale cereal malt - barley and corn/rice alike - it reminds me of Czech Pils' dimmer cousin - and is a wee bit skunky in its grassy, weedy hoppiness. The taste is somewhat simpler - warm cereal grain, a hint of gasohol, and dead grassy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is middling, and generally inoffensive, the body medium-light in weight, and more than a tad clammy in its weak attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, and surprisingly clean, with a little cheap grainy sweetness lingering, the green bottle skank thankfully well and done by this point.

Nothing particularly special, a plain, inoffensive Euro-lager, unless of course you're out and about and getting your Greek on (I know that has other connotations, but I'm strictly talking about their cuisine) and tolerable enough to have a few, that is if the retsina isn't quite doing it for you.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml bottle with dinner in Athens.
Compared to the widely familiar Heineken, this beer is softer, with a higher malt/hops ratio. It's modestly less bitter and slightly less carbonated. No skunky tones. Rather average.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L green glass bottle (ugh) with uninteresting label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local corner mart here in Thessaloniki, Greece, and served into a generic cup. Served cold. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated. 5% ABV. BB: 02/15.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Fair complexion and consistency. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes.

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

Not a unique or special appearance for the style. Looks a bit underwhelming, but it's generally appealing overall.

AROMA: Clean barley, mild helles & pils malt sweetness, and a touch of floral hop notes. A pleasant aroma of mild strength overall. I'm optimistic, but it's not horribly appealing.

No yeast character, hop character, off-notes, or alcohol is detectable.

TASTE: Pils malts, a touch of diacetyl/buttery character, clean barley, a hint of floral hop character, and some generic helles malt sweetness. It's not imbalanced, but clearly it's not very carefully constructed. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

I guess I like it in a general sense. As with many beers in the style, it lacks complexity, intricacy, nuance, and subtlety. There's nothing unique or special going on here, and it's largely unremarkable.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, light, clean, and crisp. Not overcarbonated. This texture suits the taste well enough. It's fairly executed, and I'm impressed they can do this on a large scale. It's light-bodied, with a nice overall presence on the palate. No complaints here, but it's not custom-tailored specifically to the taste by any means.

OVERALL: You've had a beer that tastes just like this before - regardless of which country you're from. It fills Greece's 'generic drinkable lager' category, and there's nothing wrong with that. I've definitely had worse, and this is refreshing in the hot summer. Hides its ABV well enough. I could have a 6-pack of this in one sitting. Surprisingly enjoyable for a beer at this price point.


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Photo of BEERchitect
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

aroma: lightly malty and sweet. sour, tart, citrusy--like lemon rind. earhy, bohemian, yeasty.

apearance: dull yellow, clear. medium to low carmonation. 1/2" head quickly fell. White fluffy head.

taste: mildly sweet. bitter balance. bitter flavor. vegetable flavors on the side of corn. mildly fruity and citrusy. medium mouthflle. clean refreshing finish. finishes slightly bitter, slightly buttery, and slightly grainy.

aftertaste: similar as to how the beer finished. lingers for a few minutes. not to dry, not to sweet.

impression: smells and tastes a little light stricken, probably because of the yeast sourch. Bohemian lager, grainy, earthy, sour.

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Photo of matjack85
3.19/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I tried this beer at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. Don't see too many Greek beers around here and I never saw this one before, so I decided to give it a shot. 330ml green bottle with a best before date of 4/14 on the front label. Served in a pint glass for $5.

The beer poured a crystal clear pale gold color with 2-finger's worth of white head. The retention was good and so was the lacing. Not a bad look.

Weak nose. Just a little whiff of grassy hops and that's about it.

Taste wise it's a bit grainy, a bit grassy, and it has just a touch of bready malt sweetness to it along with mild hops for balance. Bitterness is low, but evident.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

It's nothing special, but nothing bad about it either. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of trocketsauced
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of RoiZentner
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sewald
2.74/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This beer has some features which remind me of some brazillian "top-quality" mass market beers, such as Original and Serramalte. Its a refreshing lager, with a nice creamy head and some lacing. Smells like Heineken, which made me feel that alot of bitterness was about to come. However, the beer is surprisingly light: some spicy and herbal flavors, but with a very easygoing drinkability.
Overall a medium beer, very easy to drink, but don't expect much from it.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottled and purchased from supermarket
Cool bottle but it's piss coloured body tgat wont hold a gead and minimal flavour and aroma make it hardly stuff of the gods, barely better than the usual faux lager

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.06/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hayesjw
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of psmithmkt
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of GregaR
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of KingBiscuit
1.65/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Only remotely decent thing about this beer is the look.

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Photo of skriv
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of becktone
2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From notes 12-30-08

Eye: The beer is clear as water and is a light yellow in color. Head formation is pretty nice, then again I poured this one at room temp....about 60-65 F. Retention is fair, it started out quite large but has fallen from three fingers to about 1/2 a finger in a very short time. Lacing is thin and spotty. I'm really not all that satisfied with the way this one looks, I'd like a darker shade of gold, it just looks like garbage, better head retention wouldn't hurt eiter.

Nose: A light malt sweetness and some graininess accompanies it. Spicy hop notes are present in just enough amounts to give balance to this beer. One can tell from the aroma that this is a Munich Helles rather than a pils or Euro Pale, it has more malt sweetness than either of those styles. Thats all there is here, this is nothing great, but nothing that is all that bad about it either. A tad more strength with the aroma overall would be nice. Average.

Tongue: None of the sweetness that was detected in the aroma...well I guess it was to be expected, it was barely there in aroma anyway. Slight notes of graininess. Really not much flavor at all. Very watery. Flavor, if you call it that in such small amounts, is fleeting. Its almost like this is flavored water. This is one of the weakest tasting beers I've had in a long time.

edit: getting some burnt popcorn flavor here, you know, those brown pieces of popcorn in the microwavable bag?.... yeah there's a bit of that acrid taste here; it is however much less mild and more hidden, yet tones of it are hinted at. Just the idea of it is unappetizing...its also not very strong, more of a subtle note with a watry front of some carboard, all in small amounts yet detectable. They don't stand out, yet they are there and are noticeable if one is looking for flaws. Not very pleasing.

Feel and Drinkability: I've never said this before, but this beer is wet...I mean the finish is very wet feeling, very watery. Carbonation isn't as high or as prickly as I thought it would be. It drinks like water, feels like water, tastes very watery... This is easy to drink, but it doesn't satisfy. Way overpriced. Don't go seeking this one out, its definitely not worth it. Those greeks better watch out, a beer like this might anger Dinoysis, and who knows what he'll do exact his revenge....

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Photo of vsls
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Chugnoriz
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Sat alfresco eating olives and potato chips drinking this beer in Greece ,pretty enjoyable not great , reminiscent of Gennesee Cream Ale ,maybe it was because of the green can too.

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Photo of Noxious26
2.1/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml green bottle poured in a dimpled mug.

Clear, straw yellow in colour. White head is 1/4 inch on the pour, but recedes to a thin ring around the edge.

Grassy, herbal, skunky hops abound in the aroma. There is a little sweetness poking around in the background.

Light sweetness and herbal hops at the start. After the heavy carbonation rush, things seem milder and in balance until skunky hops produce a moderately bitter finish. Unpleasant aftertaste is skunky and lingering.

Light bodied and overly carbonated. Harsh caustic mouthfeel.

This definitely isn't a Munich Helles. The misconception is probably due to the fact that it says Hellenic Lager Beer on the label. Hellenic is basically another word for Greek. So it's calling itself a Greek Lager Beer, and that's what it is. It's a sub par euro pale lager. The flavour isn't too bad, but the aftertaste is horrible and just won't go away. The harsh mouthfeel is another liability. Not worth writing home about.

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Photo of stevoj
2.96/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pale lager...yada yada yada. Nothing different here, but will admit it was better than I expected. Just the right amount of flavor to go with a plate of souvlaki

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Photo of ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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