Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had a couple bottles of this at The Parthenon Restaurant in Chicago. Pale yellow color. Very grainy and somewhat sweet flavor. Very typical pale lager, but now I can say that I’ve had a Greek beer.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured pale gold with a modest head, no lacing.
Aroma is a bit corny.
Taste is slight sweet malt with just a touch of hop bitterness. A clean refreshing copy of American macro lager. A little less carbonation than them.
A pretty good beer to order next time you are in Greece. Just don’t expect too much. Code date is 12/13/07.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
clear pale yellow, small quickly dissipating head, medium lacing. nose of airy corn. grainy flavor, light bitterness, not offensive, but mostly corny. light bodied, dry finish with slightest bitter aftertaste. not bad. thanks to cornfield for the bottle.
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle pours clear golden with large white head. Aroma of malt and grass. Taste starts out rather nicely with malts, grains and caramel but on an offensive mineral bitterness. Pretty good with Avgolemono Chicken Soup.
maddmatt639 (329) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of grass and cereal. Tastes of sweet malt and grass. Strong skunk taste. Kind of stale. Easy drinking. Not offensive.
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jbuskirk (930) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
For what it is, Hillas isn’t bad. It’s not the least bit skunky and it’s pretty smooth. Boy is it ever sweet, though. The cereal grains are starchy to the extreme. Maybe it’s just my hop-jaded palate, but the sweetness was too close to cloying for my taste. Still fun to get another Greek rate.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks nice enough, light gold with a frothy white head, but the other raters have nailed it. There’s nothing to this beer. Almost no scent, no taste... merely suggestions of malt and corn in both. I’d still drink this before most of the BMCs, ’cause at least it’s not offensive.
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fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle at Pegasus Cafe in Rancho Bernarno. Light in color and aroma. Not much in the flavor department either. Some light citrus but mostly malt and adjuct flavor. Another attempt to make Americans happy.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hillas from Greece, ..... 6 overall, ..... yep that’s the one. Got a bottle of this at The Greek Islands, Chicago. The waiter told me, its like Heineken. Ok whatever, I’m more in the mood for this than a heine. Straw yellow in color, clear, tiny bubbles rising to a white head. Grain aroma mixed with old. Like they probably bought 100 cases of around 2001 and they’re still selling it. Flavor reflected the aroma. Not much really to say grain, initially sweet going to a dry grain "old pale lager taste". At least its Greek and at least my boss picked up the tab.
Kiwano (17) - USA - AUG 5, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Also had this beer at a greek restaurant in the US. Was told it was like Heiniken but it was much lighter and had less flavor. It didn’t contrast with what I was eating and was pretty innocuous. Went down light and smooth but not interesting or flavorful enough to have again