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Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.

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Style:
European Dark Lager
Ranked #104
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
76
Ranked #45,680
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 20.49%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
51
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Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.
 
Greece
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  7
SCORE
76
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Reviews by arkanu:
Photo of arkanu
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very decent dark beer, lacking anything worth of notice, but certainly not a waste of money and time. I would drink it again and recommend it if put head to head against other highly rated beers from this style. A good beer overall.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sdm9465
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer in the city of Tolo whilst vacationing in Greece. It poured a clear almost opaque dark amber with white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had roast and grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with slight sweet chocolate and grain. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I get to enjoy this beer quite often, living in Cyprus, and I must say it's not one of best of this particular type, but it stands quite well. I can easily consume 3-4 in one seating and my stomach won't complain like it does with others of the same type which feel and taste more full-bodied. Having mentioned this, I must admit that it doesn't feel full-body and you can see it straight away from pouring. Head is average and does not last, and I've poured this MANY times. It has a very satisfying aroma though with hints of dark spicy chocolate. Light taste with a light bitter aftertaste! Quite enjoyable

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.47/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.55/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mykonos island: 13 May 2013. 33cl bottle poured into a tumbler (twice) while sat in the sun on my holiday studio terrace in Ornos.

Reddy brown body with a beige head that tried to hang around but failed.

Fizzy, malt extract induced taste and aroma: not good. This was the worst beer I had during my two weeks on holiday (and I had some poor stuff!). My scores are kind.

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Photo of chinchill
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bought and consumed in Athens. 7-2016 BB date stamp.

Chocolate nibs and milk chocolate in the nose.

The flavor follows. A bit too sweet.

Near full body with medium-light carbonation.

O: OK but a little disappointing.

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Photo of spycow
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.33/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was a solid brew from Greece, one that....despite it's dark colors, shined amid pretty forgettable beer in country. Dark, thick, tasty

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Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TheBronze
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Radome
2.3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted from a 33 cl bottle bought in Greece.

A - Deep dark brown with red highlights but very clear. Almost looks like a red wine when held up to light. Tan head is thick and creamy and fairly persistent. Good lacing.

S - Aroma is roast grains but with unpleasant metallic and cardboard notes. No hops noticeable.

T - Taste is all smoke and dark, roasted flavors, but not burnt like a stout. A mish-mash of metallic, smoky flavors with little hops or malt to be found.

M - Thin body. Low carbonation. Low hops bitterness. No alcohol noticed.

O - A beautiful looking beer, but not very enjoyable taste or aroma.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.51/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Fix Dark." Premium Beer. BB: 12.2014. .33cl brown glass bottle has a stylishly minimalist black label and a branded pry-off pressure cap. I bought this at a Carrefour supermarket in Kardamena, Kos. Reviewed from notes. 5.2% ABV. Brewed by: Olympic Brewery S.A.

The label claims it's "Limited Edition," which I surmise is a crock of shit. Nice marketing gimmick, though.

Served at fridge temp and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. Pale khaki colour. Decent creaminess and consistency. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is below average - about 1 minute.

BODY: It's a dark cola-esque brown-black reminiscent of a schwarzbier. Nontransparent, but not opaque; there's some translucence about the bottom of the glass. I see no yeast particulate or hop sediment.

It appears to be adequately carbonated, and I don't notice any egregious flaws. That said, it's not a unique or special appearance for a beer of this style. It's generally appealing; it looks like a dark beer.

AROMA: Surprisingly pleasant, actually. Cream, hazelnut, sassafras/sarsaparilla notes, almond, pecan, schwarz malts, and dark bread. I think the pecan is actually the dominant note, but this aroma suggests a very well layered beer with excellent amplitude of flavour.

I'm surprised how good the aromatics of this beer are given the brewery. It errs on the sweeter side, to its benefit. I'm hoping the taste is as good as the smell. It's a mild aroma overall in terms of its intensity. I'm really looking forward to trying it.

TASTE & TEXTURE: It's nice. There's a guiding note of dark bread throughout, but while it has the flavour of dark bread, the texture isn't too filling. The nutty notes are dialed down from the aroma, which is disappointing, but the pecan does come through and complements the schwarz and dark malt foundation quite well.

A bit of creaminess gives the texture a nice soft supple feel, which works well alongside the apt smoothness and wetness of the brew. It is a biteen overcarbonated, unfortunately, but overall it's almost a refreshing beer - which is tough to do in one this dark.

No overt alcohol or other off-notes plague the flavour profile, and it has a clean feel and taste; there's no yeast or sediment. Additionally, the texture isn't oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh. The mouthfeel here complements the taste quite well. Surprisingly well executed.

I like it.

OVERALL: Overall, the beer - while simplistic - is well-balanced and boasts some unexpected subtleties (particularly in terms of the well executed nuttiness). To give it some comparitive perspective, I'd say this has as much if not more pecan character as/than 512 Brewing's Pecan Porter. Sure, it could boast far more complexity and intricacy, but the depth of flavour is above average, and this far surpassed my expectations for a dark beer from such a large Greek brewery. Based on my limited sampling of their products, this is easily this brewery's best offering.

It's very drinkable - even in the summer sun - and I'd love to try it on-draught. While I don't consider it a world-class example of the style by any means, I'd recommend that any beer fan visiting Greece try this - if you must drink beer instead of wine.

High B-

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Photo of djura
2.76/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drink it in Greece.

A-Dark cola color,with decent carbonation and few fingers foam,lasting few minutes. Foam is darker.
S-Metallic smell,with some caramel malt.
T/M-Drinkable beer,but with above average taste. Mostly caramel in the mouth. Medium carbonation and bitterness.
O-Really nothing special,but you could drink it few in a row.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of myxy
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown semi-opaque with ruby tinge, medium low carbonation half a finger of light beige head.

S: Malt, molasses, light breadiness like a German Pilsener, dough.

T: Clean linen, light stone fruit, dough, light dull bitter on the end. Very light beer, much like a German Pilsener but dark, not as hopped, smooth.

M: Light to medium body, medium low carbonation.

O: I Love that its from Greece (my first) light and dark, mild, great Belgian style bottle with a cool label. As a beer its somewhat lacking but fine.

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Photo of hopsputin
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a: a murky mixture of dark brown and deep ruby red. head pours 2 fingers, rocky and tan

s: malts, cardboard, berries, and a touch of that generic lager smell

t: caramel malt, generic berries, and cardboard. not much else

m: on the heavier side of medium. carbonation is low, but the beer is still large in the mouth

o: nothing special here. it's not the worst beer i've ever had, but there are better options for sure

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Photo of NodakEric
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Spike
2.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle in Crete. Pours dark brown with a thin, short-lived head. After a couple of minutes, looks like a glass of cola. Smells of cocoa grounds but is thin and lacks richness. Malty flavour with light coffee and chocolate notes, and low bitterness. Body is medium/light with a hint of stickiness, is slightly gassy and finishes just about dry. Overall, this dark lager is a bit of nothing. The malt characteristics show the most in the aroma but otherwise they’re faint and thin.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of gnikola
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Fix Dark from Hellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 51 ratings