42. Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer

Posted: January 13, 2010 in International beer, Lager
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Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer

 

Company info:
Mythos Brewery 
THESSALONIKI, GREECE

[No website listed]

Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 4.7%
Standard drinks: 1.2

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for AU$3.50

Label info: N/A

What the label really means: N/A

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Mythos Hellenic Lager has a bold, in your face label. It has a strong, fun font reading ‘Mythos’, surrounded by a wreath of gold. The Mythos brewery logo has a very cool unicorn. I like this label for its simplicity, its hint of being a fun beer and label, and for the first acceptable use of gold that I have witnessed on a beer label.

I give it a label rating of 6.5 out of 10.

AROMA: A zesty, wheaty aroma.

Taste: GLASS – From the zesty aromas arising from the glass, I expected on first sip to taste something bitterly sharp and was instead surprised with its unique citrusy smoothness. It is very lightly carbonated and as such, it slides back very easily, urging you on for more. This beer is definitely light on in taste, and as such will appeal to many people. The delicious lingering sweetness acts to put the final icing on the cake of a very welcoming beer.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Hmmm….it’s still a nice drop, but we lose the lingering sweetness. Instead, it is reduced to something resembling slightly bitter water.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 6 out of 10.

A word from the wife: “Soft yet robust…with a bitter/mellow after taste”

She gave it a taste rating of 5 out of 10.

Accompanying food: I can picture myself drinking this with a huge seafood platter. 

Best season to appreciate: A real Summer thirst quencher.

All-nighter beer? It sure is! When looking for an all-nighter beer, you want something smooth. And Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer is so smooth it makes Jimmy Smits look a two-bit hooker.

NEXT WEEK: Fat Yak Pale Ale

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Comments
  1. BargeDave says:

    As with some of the lagers previously reviewed (eg Birra Moretti, Estrella) this is clean and undoubtedly refreshing but I’d be hard pressed to tell it apart from another half-decent lager. The Sundown Lager reviewed a couple of weeks back is more distinctive. Give me something hoppier any day.

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    • McLean not MacLean says:

      Hey BargeDave, I think you’re being a bit harsh on my old mate Moretti there. It’s got a bit of character hidden away in the whiskers of that chubby old fella on the label.

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  2. Greg says:

    Mase, this stuff tastes a whole lot better drunk with a yeeros on paraidise beach in mykonos…
    See you back in Syd in April

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  3. Ben says:

    This beer looks slightly dodgy to me Mas. Surprised to see that you rated it over the previous weeks beer. Guess there is only one word for it…”Uncle Dan” (well two actually!)

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    • Mason Hell-Cat says:

      Ben there’s only one point difference in the ‘from glass’ tasting that puts Mythos above in that category. And, this rating is very fair for both beers.
      It’s worth a try.

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      • Sniv Whettuce says:

        Most nations would have put their feet up after inventing democracy and souvlakis, but not the Greeks, they biffed on and invented this fantastic fellow.
        Whether you slurp it from a glass or straight from the bottle with half a kalamata olive in the neck it’s the tastebud equivalent of being the only chap on the Isle of Lesbos on bin night. Nine out of ten.

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      • Mason Hell-Cat says:

        Welcome back Sniv!

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  4. maria says:

    glad you reviewed this, you are so right…it’s a summer-time/grilled seafood beer! And i’ll tell you what…it tastes even better when you are drinking it IN Greece in the baking dry heat.

    onya Mason!

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    • Mason Hell-Cat says:

      G’day Maria! Glad to hear you too are a fan of this special drop!
      Is Mythos widely consumed in Greece? Is it frequently found on tap?

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