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 EmperorBevis
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
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 KYGunner
2.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This drinks like so many Pilsner styles from Europe, with a bit of cracker, rice, light cereal malt and that all too often skunk. Easy to drink, to the point of watery it's a decent pairing with a Gyro.

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Photo of ynoT0207
3.8/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Im not a fan of American pale OR India pales, so this was a pleasant change. First two sips I didn't like. A bit ashy. But ended up enjoying the way it went down. Not too bitter. Not too heavy. Glad I had bought two! The taste gets better and better.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.25/5  rDev +58%

Review: Can of Mythos pale lager 4.7% ABV

Another surprise, never thought I would be loving a Greek beer, but this is a good smooth and refreshingly tasty beer.

Appearance is good, a nice clear pale yellow beer with a nice head developing but it does dissipate quickly. Good lacing though.

No clear smell was found, maybe slightly sweet and a small hint of cooked corn and grassy hops.

Taste was sweet, no bitterness, was fairly smooth to drink, and a teeny bit strong too. Recommended.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Format: an embossed green 330mL bottle with a standard macro label.

Appearance: a fairly light yellow colour with moderate visible carbonation. A pretty lifeless head fritters away to virtually nothing.

Aroma: just a small amount of light grains on the nose - not much else at all.

Taste: a light grain sweetness without any hops. Pretty boring, but still wet on a hot day.

Aftertaste: disappears quickly, which is no surprise after the lack of flavour.

Mouth feel: quite light in feel with a higher carbonation. Feels a bit thin.

Overall: another cheap Euro lager that doesn't really make the grade on aroma, flavour or feel. There are better lagers for less than $45 a case too.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.55/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a single at the LCBO. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens like a Heineken. Pours like a Heineken. Light gold like a Heineken

S- Just like a Heineken

T- Pretty much a Heineken.

M- A Heineken all the way

O- This is a Heineken with a different name

Food Pairing

This nice Heineken clone went well with...... anything a Heineken went well with.


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Photo of ordybill
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a non-descript aroma that has corn and grain in it.
Appearance- A pale yellow color (think Heineken or BMC) with a large white head.
Taste- Has a fairly unique sweet flavor that differs from many euro brands of lagers.
Palate- A light bodied beer with medium carbonation. A different flavor of a lager, I would drink this again.

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Photo of ttroha
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Bottle at the Macon, GA. Greek Festival. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of hops, grain and grass. Tastes of grass, grain, and very slightly floral. Light bodied and refreshing. Went well with my Spankopita and Dolmada. Opa!

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Photo of One1Asterisk
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Luckily, I was served a bottle that had not skunked yet. Not much there to taste otherwise. Cold grainy fizz to wash down some fried smelt. In that sense, I have no complaints.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

A few years since I've had this one, This time it was the only local bottled beer in a restaurant in Oia, Santorini. I found it hard to finish, and it had a funny aftertaste. So not a beer I'll be revisiting anytime soon!

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Photo of Chugnoriz
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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 MarkQ617
2.62/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Basic mass produced generic lager from Greece. Had this poured out of the bottle into a pint glass in Santorini. The appearance is actually quite inviting, it pours a consistent golden yellow with little head, very crisp look to it. The taste is a little sour, it's basically the beer they have in most bars in Greece that's easy to get. The nose isn't so hot, smells a little sweet which was strange. Not so hot.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev +23%
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 GreesyFizeek
3.3/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle purchased at the Greek Festival in Rochester, NY.

Didn't pour this out while waiting in the long line for some Greek food, but I could tell it's probably a pretty light straw color, typical of most Euro or adjunct lagers.

Doesn't smell like a whole lot, slightly sweet and perfumy smelling. Tastes like creamed corn, slight grassy hops, and sweet grainy malts. Your typical crisp and slightly sickening cheap lager flavor.

Crisp, smooth mouthfeel, slight bite from hops and carbonation near the end. Well carbonated.

This isn't horrible, but it won't break down any doors. Drinkable and mostly unoffensive.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.16/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden amber with a quite nice one finger pure white head with good retention and lacing. Aroam on opening of pure skunk, with light sweet malt and hints of grassy hops underneath. After sitting in the glass a more typical Euro pale / adjunct light sweet malt and grain aroma. Flavor of subdued sweet malt, starting with faint biscuit malt and developing a bit more sweet malt, finishing light with a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Very lightly flavored, but did not seem watered down, simply lightly malted. The flavors that are present are quite nice, but really does not stand out in any way. A mild, simple pale ale. Good and unobtrusive with a meal. Not my style, but pleasant enough. Green bottle, booo.

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Photo of BWED
2.67/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

.5 L bottle, poured into a pint, at the port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece.

A- Light pale gold, and clear. White head is fairly healthy and sticks around for a little while. Eventually falls to a ring. Decent lacing though.

S- Grain, bit of toast. Hop character has slight skunk twinge, with some earthiness. Very reminiscent of a German lager.

T- Balance of grain, toasty malt, and a dull earthy hop.

M- Clean and crisp. Wet. Slight bitterness but easy to drink. Perfect for a blazing summer in Greece.

O- Average lager. more hop character than an AAL, but mass produced and made for chugging. Just how most of Europe like their beer.

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.65/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I bought this Greek beer at the Friar Tucks in Savoy, Illinois. It pours fizzy yellow, with two fingers sized white head, and plenty of lacings and carbonation. It has relatively little aroma, a metallic taste, with strong notes of malt and wheat. It has a light body with no edge or bite, malt after taste, and is not filling.

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Photo of gangstafaceclay
1.12/5  rDev -58.4%

Got this bottle from a co worker who was ranting and raving about this beer...we definitely have different tastes in beer, and this is just a nasty brew. Very generic, watery taste..taste like an over produced beer not ranking much higher than a domestic in my book. Never again.

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Photo of Billolick
2.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle

Typical presentation, light, clear, minor off white head, leaves minimal lace.

No nose

minimal flavor, maybe some corn.

Adjunct lager all the way...what can ya say....washed down a meal at a local Greek diner well, enough but not much going on beyond that

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Photo of importedfromdet
2.59/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle at a Greek restaurant.

Good looking bottle..brew looks very watery.

Taste similar to a high life at first, lots of malt, ends with a unique aftertaste of something somewhat Apple but not resting well.

Alright beer overall but not worth expensive price

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.16/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours as expected from a Euro lager - a clear, golden color and two finger of non-lasting white head.
The aroma is quite mild, although slightly skunky. There's the usual sweet malty aroma as well.
The taste follows the nose. Sweet at first, later followed by a weakish bitterness.
Light in taste, and together with teh carbonation makes it a great refreshment, but that's just it. No more to it.

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Photo of Captain_Komamura
2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - a light golden color, with a decent head.

Smell - Mostly sweet malt smell.

Taste - Like the smell, mostly just malts.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied compared to other similar beers.

Overall - This is really good compared to some of the euro lagers.

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Photo of paladinjoe
3.19/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, but not as good as it used to be, I don't know if it's because my beer tastes have changed over the years with the Sam Adams types that I enjoy, or if they've watered it down. I'm weird, I used to sware by this beer every November, because to me it fit that time of year up here so well for some strange reason. Now days, it just isn't the same, and I don't know why.

The price on this one has exploded from 8.99 to 11.99 for a mere SIX PACK, which is absolutely nuts... not sure what to think anymore, other then... going in a different direction until they wise up and bring the price down.

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Photo of matjack85
3.19/5  rDev +18.6%
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 rangerred
2.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium gold with a one finger white head. Actually decent lacing and head retention which was surprising.

Very light aroma of skunk, straw, and grass. Really not much to it.

Quck shot of bread and grass on the taste followed by some alcohol and corn. A little nail polish remover and light bitterness. Seltzer like carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Clean finish.

Overall, a pretty bad beer; even by Euro lager standards. Terrible flavor and mouthfeel. Not one I recommend.

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