Total Score: 5.8/10
Welcome to Doktor Hops Brew World Tour! Tonight is country #10: Greece. So without further ado let’s visit the Greek islands, Mythos style. Interesting side note: “Helles” is German for “bright”, so the name could almost be taken to mean “Mythos Bright Lager” (I said almost).
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a 500ml Stein glass.
A: Looks exactly like a Lager. What else is there to say? Clear golden body with a foamy white head… absolutely no surprises here. 6/10.
S: Smells exactly like a Lager (and I’m sure you can see where I’m going next). Grain driven, slight malt, with a slight sourdough hop aroma. So far, so meh. 6/10.
T: Actually not bad. It’s got that grainy/slightly corny malt base, a hint of sweetbread and a tangy zesty hop finish that leaves you thinking “it’s not much but it’s certainly a Lager”. It won’t win any awards, but conversely it’s not nearly as puke inducing as most macro Lagers can be and drunk cold it certainly goes down easy too. 6/10.
M: The usual Lager-foolery. Other than that it’s seems a little denser than most of the Lagers I’ve drunk before, like the Greek kid you went to school with who felt they had something to prove – wanting to be accepted amongst its peers. 4/10.
D: I found it not nearly as bad as I was expecting and taking down a Saganaki with this by its side was a breeze. As I mentioned before it’s not going to win any awards but it will beat most local Aussie Lagers head-to-head any day of the week. Nuff said. 6/10.
Food match: Saganaki was a game, set & food match for me. I could also see a Souvlaki going down a treat… in fact I would mix this drop with pretty much any Greek cuisine you can think of. Yiamas!