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Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WVbeergeek on 06-20-2003

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Reviews by jarmby1711:
Photo of jarmby1711
3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.1/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fix Helles (GR)
330ml can purchased and consumed with dinner in Athens, GR.

Clear amber body has low carbonation but a relatively dark color for style.

Aroma: about equal levels of malts and hops. Sweet.
Flavor: tiny bit less malts than hops.

O: slightly better than Heineken; substantially better than Tiger (Singapore).

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of flexabull
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of djura
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got it from Greece,0,5l bottle.

A-First few seconds is good,but after,there is nothing,really nothing in the glass. Dark pale col,or,almost as IPA. One finger high white foam,lasting for few seconds. Very low carbonation.

S-usual for EPL.

T/M-Carbonation is high,spritzy. Taste is watery with low bitterness,medium sweetness.

O-Pass it,nothing special.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"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.


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Photo of flyingpig
3.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Bestuurder
2.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very pale yellow colour, almost towards the lght colouration, but still could have been better coloured for a higher rating. The head was lasting, which lasted about fifteen (15) minutes before discipating.

Smell was fairly descent, with hops most definitely present, and fairly well balanced.

Taste was well hopped and certainly no preservatives or bisulphites present. The feel and drinkability are slightly less than the taste due to the overcarbonation and under-fermentation for the style. Descent beer, well priced, and good Greek heritage.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
3.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought at a Coop in Santorini - so it has to be good. Opened at midnight while I enjoyed the views so no way this review will be bad. Overall your European mass lager. You know what you get. Nothing great but not worth throwing away (I am copywriting that motto ....so be warned Fix). A bland boring beer. I will buy more though. Jesus Santorini is nice

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Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of vsls
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of chickenm
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of tux_alin
3.1/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tempest
2.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is dry grains and honey.
The taste has a slight metallic bitterness, a touch of honey and finishes with a mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not a favourite didn't like but still drinkable

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Photo of OlaB
2.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased this in summer when i was visiting Santorini with my wife

L: light gold in color, gives almost no head at all when i pour in the glass

S: sweet malts ,some hints of hops , citrus. Not much aroma on this beer

T & F:Malt seem to dominate, i can find som hints of hops in the taste but it is not very strong nut a little in the aftertaste who by the way disappear very fast

O: nothing much to write about this beer, a boring industrial lager, taste and aroma is nothing to write home about.But when that is said: when i am in greece in 30 C sun i can easily down a couple of those, and it is far better than a lot of other famous industrial lagers, back home i would never buy this beer.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of peandyd
2.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
2.42/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I worked in a lab and it tastes and smells of something, not sure what but I think it was a phenolic compound. Bland and sticks to the palate. Strangely not so refreshing for a Greek beer. I prefer the more refreshing Mythos or Alpha beers which can be quite good on draught.

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