Thursday, June 17, 2010

International Beer of the Week: Mythos

Country: Greece

Best Enjoyed: On a beach on one of Greece's many beautiful islands.

In honour of Greece's first ever win at the World Cup finals I have decided to review a beer described as the world’s most famous Hellenic beer.

Named for the Greek word meaning "story" Mythos Brewery was founded in 1997 and is brewed in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Under the expertise of a Greek Master brewer, Mythos Brewery produces a light straw-coloured, medium bodied, pilsner style lager.

To taste, Mythos tells a story indeed. The initial flavour is slightly grainy with the sweetness relatively low. It has a distinct "skunky" flavour resulting from the Saaz hops and some notes of citrus. Overall quite a herbal beer, with a bready finish.

This beer didn't particularly impress me but it was enjoyable and refreshing when I sipped one on the beach in front of the Pink Palace Hostel on the insland of Corfu.
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