Fix Hellas | Olympic Brewery S.A.

Fix HellasFix Hellas
BA SCORE
2.9/5
126 Ratings
Fix HellasFix Hellas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olympic Brewery S.A.
Greece
olympicbrewery.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WVbeergeek on 06-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,645
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
126
pDev:
15.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
36
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Photo of clarknova
2.14/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.57/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

What with today being the occasion of New Beer Sunday (Week 654), I have decided to go with an homage to the now-defunct Lauzus Hotel & Bar here in Lancaster, PA. I was vaguely aware of their eclectic selection of imported & foreign beers growing up, but they were prohibitively expensive for us underage beer drinkers. It wasn't until after my first overseas deployment in the Navy & my exposure to Chimay that I got hip to going in there while home on leave or weekends. This one recently showed up in the cooler at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS), where else?!?

From the bottle: "Est. 1864"; "Premium Lager Beer".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. I quickly followed this up with a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise just under two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4), with NE-quality clarity, but not deep enough for me to call it "Gold". The Gelt Gang seemed to agree as there was nary a peep from them on this one. Nose was bready, underlain with a light grassiness. This seemed pretty close to the previous one, both the same style, but from different countries! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but definitely full for the style. The taste had a pronounced honey-like flavor, undoubtedly from the malt, much more flavorful than the other. I was not getting the hops in this one, despite a light grassiness on the nose. This beer was very quaffable & I had drank off nearly half of it before I even noticed. It was creating some nice sticky lacing as I drank it. Finish was semi-dry, lightly grassy, but mostly with a honey-like maltiness. The FGBS sells them in shrink-wrapped four-packs, so they would be a bargain if you were looking to try something new. I am always up for something new, especially if It comes in a CAN!

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Photo of emincems
2.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I tried this at Athenas in Chicago. It poured a clear golden with fizzy white head and no lace. The scent was wet grain. The taste was slightly sweet with grain base. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tpeters
3.44/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronniebruner
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OldSmaug
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
3.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant gold under a 1" white foam cap with moderate to poor retention.

S: light grains, some spicy hops, and a hint of apple. The aromas are not big.

T: Apple is the first flavor of note followed by light grains and medium to medium low hop bitterness.

F: The beer is light and effervescent.

O: This is a fairly insipid beer with very little to recommend it.

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Photo of ordybill
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Savannah. The appearance is a clear bright pale yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mild hops with bread. The taste is follows the nose and has a dry finish.

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Photo of hopsputin
2.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pale yellow color with a touch of amber. Head is bright white and pours 1 finger but fades quick
S: grainy, corn, lemongrass, sweet citrus

T: sweet grains, grass, slightly or -like, lemongrass, and a big bready malt background

M: medium with large carbonation level

O: it's a seeeter lager. Not much going on, but drinking it in this setting makes it taste a little better. The sweet lager presence is in here, but it is a refreshing beer that isn't terrible

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Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I can describe the circumstances under which I'd drink Fix again: on a hot, sunny beach in Greece with no other options for refreshment. A plain beer

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife and I keep going to this Greek restaurant and they have Greek beer like Athenian and Mythos, Euro Pale lagers that quite frankly aren’t very good. They are watery and bland. Fix is a Greek beer, also a Euro Lager. However, even though it is a Euro Lager and also fairly bland, it has more taste to it. Unfortunately, the Greek restaurant keep being out of “Fix”, so I got some myself.

Look: It is golden yellow with a one-inch white head.

Aroma: bready, grassy, somewhat yeasty malt aroma

Taste: the taste is like the aroma, but nicer and tastier than most Euro Pale Lagers.

Feel: It is light and easy drinking but not just that.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
2.69/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of plaid75
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doktorhops
2.72/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

When did having too much beer in my fridge become a problem? *BING BING BING* Since living with flat-mates is the correct answer, now on to double jeopardy where the scores can really change [to borrow a semi-obscure Die Hard reference]. So yeah, Fix Hellas, sounds like the sort of beer you buy your plumber in a classic Trappist Ale shaped bottle too - perhaps that is to get his/her* hopes up before they open the bottle to discover a boring Lager... who knows.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a stein.

A: Clear golden body, ho-hum, with a thin soap-bubble white head *yawn*. Standard cheap Lager shenanigans I can assure you. I’ve nary seen a head so quick to leave in a long while. 4/10.

S: Grainy nose, with an intriguing sweet hospital disinfectant note to it - never noticed that in a beer before - proving that even with your bajillionth macro Lager tasting you may still note something unique. Huh there’s almost a honeydew melon character as well. 5/10.

T: Not the worst macro Lager I’ve had. This one is inoffensive, but a bit on the meandering side. Flavours of cereal grains, cut grass and a light honeydew note, with a finish that is reasonably dry and bready with a slight touch of bitterness. Again I’ve had much, much worse *cough*VB*cough*. 6/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with an almost flat carbonation. Needs a bit more carbonation to classify itself as a Lager. 4/10.

D: Overall it wasn’t a nasty surprise, though it’s not something I will probably ever see again. If I recall correctly I preferred Mythos if we’re talking about crappy Greek macro Lagers, but in the absence of any other beer whilst holidaying in Corfu I wouldn’t make a fuss drinking this. It’s one of your typical hot weather Lagers in that it needs to be drunk ice cold and quickly to slake that budgie smuggling beach going thirst ASAP [!!!]. So yeah, avoid mostly except in hot - Greek - weather where you have little access to anything else, a winner in my books! 6/10.

Food match: Get into a spanakopita already ya monkey! Seriously thinking about a fried haloumi Gyros right now - damn you awesome Greek food!

*Women can be plumbers too, though I’ve yet to see one I imagine they have bum cracks to show off as well.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jsprain1
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.31/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 4/16/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit, straw, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with solid balance of pale/adjunct malt and light earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit, straw, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good robustness and solid balance of pale/adjunct malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness. Fairly clean on lager flavors; with some light yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly grainy mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a decent Euro pale lager style. All around good robustness and solid balance of pale/adjunct malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, fairly crisp, and refreshing to drink. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of JamesLeung
3.56/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonb5
3.27/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle, poured into Stone snifter.

A: Dark golden, decent sized head which didn’t hang around for very long, a few bubbles but didn’t look overly lively.

S: Fairly malty, notes of corn syrup.

T: Strong malt backbone, hints of grain and other adjuncts.

M: Thick texture for the style, low to medium carbonation, fairly smooth.

O: A typical Euro Lager, good hot weather beer.

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Photo of Exeter
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Fix Hellas from Olympic Brewery S.A.
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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