Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer | Mythos Breweries S.A.

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Mythos Hellenic Lager BeerMythos Hellenic Lager Beer

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Mythos Breweries S.A.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of detgfrsh
2.29/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Checking off Greece. From a bottle marked best before 8/2017. Pale amber color and a finger of white head. Skunky smell. Light feel. Sweet grainy taste. Too sweet, really, more like a breakfast cereal than a beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.52/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From the green bottle date 09/2016. Sampled on February 8, 2017.

The color of the beer is about right for the style with a copper-amber-yellow tone and a fizzy white head.

Green bottle skunkiness kicks in more than some I have tried. But once I get beyond that I get white bread, corn oil, and a grassy hop character. Still the skunk character is just too much.

Light body.

The taste has a bready and mildly sweet character with a minor bitter ending.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am really working to eradicate the bottle backlog here at Chez Woody! This one came to me as part of a recent drop-off/drop-by from/with my local, in-person trader, tone77. I just hope that I enjoy it as much as he did!

From the bottle: "Premium Quality Hellenic Beer".

I Pop!ped the cap in a most loving way as I have always liked the Greeks. My pour was equally gentle as I fantasized about my platter at the upcoming 58th Annual Greek Food Bazaar on 05 & 06 November 2016 here in Lancaster, PA. Yiaprakia, moussaka, pastitsio, galaktoboureko and tsoureki are all on the menu! I watched as two fingers of puffy, foamy, bone-white head arose in memory of Pat "Mr. Haz" Hazatones, my high school Chemistry teacher, before falling to become a memory. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, the same color as the leaf and filigree on many of the icons inside the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 64 Hershey Avenue here in Lancaster, PA. This brought forth The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon, but for once they were respectful, taking turns and passing the chalice with bowed heads in humble silence. Nose was very grassy with some cattiness, kind of like my HomeEc kitchen in high school. A couple of stoners and a couple of Greeks and not everyone got along famously. Mouthfeel was light, airy, like phyllo dough that will be used for he baklava that I will have for dessert, along with some of the strong black coffee. No alcohol on the premises, though. 8=( The taste was bready, slightly grassy & very tasty. Finish was semi-sweet, a nice, refreshing example of the style. The approved pic makes it appear that it also comes in CANs, so I will have to keep my eye out for one.

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Photo of Dope
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before 07/17, so I assume fresh-ish?

A: Pours a clear straw color with a huge effervescent white head. Great head retention that barely wants to budge. Tons of thin lacing everywhere forming a nearly complete wall.

S: Cereal grains and a light sulfur.

T: Sweet cereal grains up front and throughout for that matter. A light sulfur on the back end but nothing bad. Pretty much completely inoffensive, really. Just a hint of caramel sweetness.

M: Light-medium bodied.

O: Quite frankly, not bad. It's sweet and PURELY one-note but there's nothing disgusting about it like most of these generic brews. Basically as inoffensive a beer as you could hope for. For better or worse.

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Photo of jonb5
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half litre can, poured into pint glass.

A: Clear, golden, looked lively, decent sized head which left quite a bit of lacing.

S: Rice and corn syrup.

T: Malt forward, notes of sharp apple.

M: Fairly light and crispy, well carbonated.

O: A hot weather Euro lager, nothing offensive, good for what it was.

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Photo of dcotom
3.49/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a single off the shelf, best by 05/2016. Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a pokal. Very nice looking pour, translucent orange with a thick white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nicely balanced, right on for the style. No trace of skunkiness despite the green bottle. Nothing mind-blowing here, but a very solid offering nonetheless.

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Photo of JakeScully
2.59/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Mythos was a cheap purchase around these parts. A lager, nothing special but I'll drink it over Heineken anyday... Worth a try, for some Greek vacation

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Photo of Eric_Standard
2.27/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Unimpressive, but to be fair, I didn't expect much. Appearance: pale yellow, very minimal head and carbonation - like apple juice that's been slightly shaken. Smell was mild, somewhere between cider and your average macro. Taste, similarly mild, nothing offensive, but nothing standout either. A little watery. Mouthfeel was thin, watery. Again, nothing offensive, but nothing exemplary. Had this alongside some roast lamb, and the beer served its purpose of cutting the fatty richness of the meat, but did little else.

Not bad, not good. I wouldn't drink it on its own, but it did its job.

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Photo of rocketcat
2.14/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

A bit like cider. Quite long aftertaste but short foretaste. Basic food beer, but not taste enought for stand alone beer.
Vähän kuin siideriä. Laimeasti humaloitu. Pitkähkö jälkimaku, mutta vähäinen etumaku. Ruokaoluena hyvä perusolut, mutta makua ei pelkästään nautittaessa.

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Photo of randomNBGD
1.55/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

One of the worst beers I tried so far.

Tastes and smells like some fainted apple cider. Colour is also similar to apple cider. The best thing in the beer is the head that stayed on for a solid amount of time. Alcoholic scent in a sub 5%ABV beer is hard to explain. No hoppiness, no maltiness, just alcohol, some boozy/fermented fruit taste and sweetness. Not much carbonation and heavy feel. I feel like drinking a strong lager rather than an ordinary euro pale.

I was curious to how bad the beer was - well, luckily, curiosity did not kill the cat. When in Greece I'll stick to other options.

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Photo of stevoj
2.96/5  rDev +10%
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 Biggiekrock627
3.04/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had poured out of the bottle and into a 22 Oz glass.
This Greek lager is a staple in the Greek islands. Good mouth feel, and easy to enjoy at the beach as it is not very hoppy or bitter.

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Photo of Sorphus
1.06/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Crystal golden clear with a fluffy white head. Aromas where awful! At first your nose is hit by a big shovel of off flavour - glue! Trying to ignore and getting the rest aromas one basically gets aromas of grain and cereal and that is about it. Strongly carbonated with a thin watery texture and nearly no body. Clogging sweetness all over the place and flavours of liquid glue. No finish and totally unpleasant!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold pour (4) with bright white head which disappeared quickly; no cap retention; ok clarity and almost no lace. Smells like sugary puffed corn cereal. Tastes like Sugar Pops! Popped corn cereal. Lite watery mouthfeel. Sweet DMS linger is a bit much...

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can from the World Cup Euro pack... Sweetish standard yellow lager... not terrible, but nothing I can ever imagining buying without it being on Ice and me either on a Greek Isle or an associated cruise ship.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this from a van poured in a tall glass whilst on Rhodes island
Look : pours pale clear straw colour, 1 finger head,doesn't last long though, light carbonation
Smell ;sweet malty, light hops, nothing special or different from a euro pils
Taste : malty, little hoppy sweet but with a horrid earthy after taste, a bit like peaty whiskey
Feel; smooth, goes down easy, light Bitter after taste which lingers
Overall not that nice, cheap over manufactured Lager won't be going out of my way to buy this.

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Photo of hman43
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The first thing I noticed was that the beer is in a green bottle, not the traditional brown that blocks harming ultra violet rays. It pours clear golden with a white head and some lacing,. The aromas are grass, a bit of leaves and some off aromas. It has sweet taste that highlights the grassy hops and maybe a bit of toffy with earthly elements. It is a bit high in the carbonation with some off flavors that are almost like molasses.

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Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1" white head drops quickly, little to no lacing. Clear pale straw color with plenty of carbonation.

Aroma: barley malt sweetness, a bit of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a dry finish.

Flavor: sweet bread dough with a nice balance of mild grassy hop flavor.

Overall: not outstanding, but not bad at all.

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Photo of Furlinator
2.52/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You know how any unpleasant experiences you've had will seem less traumatic with the passing of time? Well, this JUST happened to me... Watered down grains and an unpleasant hop bitterness on the finish. I'm not feeling this.

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Photo of Gajo74
2.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow, modest head and lace.
Grassy and strange skunky aroma. Similar grassy and skunky taste. I notice many here have described it as sweet. I did not find this to be the case as I found it to be more on the bitter side. This is felt particularly in the hops finish that leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste that is weird and not so good. Feel is light and crisp, but due to the taste, hard to get through. Not a fan.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.04/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Typical green-bottle euro lager. Paired really well with my feta cheese pizza though, and I could see it being a good and super refreshing beach beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
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 scottsoileau
2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wasn't expecting much but I am pleasantly surprised. Very refreshing. Beats the hell out of the other choices available in this Greek restaurant. Would be a nice beer for a back yard BBQ on a hot summer day.

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Photo of pat61
2.01/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I am drinking this from a green bottle poured into a lager glass in April 2015. The bottle has a 10-2015 best by date which is hillariously optimistic.
L: Brilliant straw with a 2” lacy white foam cap.
S: There is a slight skunk, most of which I am able to swirl out. Light malts and a light sweetness with some corn lie behind the skunk.
T: The beer is grainy, a little sweet with an undercurrent of something harsh and chemically. The aftertaste is minerally with a sharp, unpleasant aftertaste.
F: Light bodied with above average carbonation.
O: There is very little good I can think of to say about this beer.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.21/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bright straw color with strong activity. White 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes with good legs.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, grains, citrus, herbal spices. Crispy sharp taste of lemon with minimal sweetness, slightly skunky with a faint saaz feel.

Light body with prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish ending with a slightly smoky herbal feel on the tongue.

Overall a poor craft having weak watery flavors thus overly accessible. Though very refreshing for a hot summer day.

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