robertjm (895) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
12oz bottle - Looks like ginger ale. Absolutely stunningly clear yellow body. Tons of bubbles coating the inside of the glass. No appreciable head. Aroma of corn. Flavor actually reminds me of a Pilsner Urquel that’s seen its better days. Bit of a funky aftertaste on the palate. Has a 09/09/12 expiration date so don’t know how much more fresh this could be short of sitting at a cafe in Athens. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 I hadn’t really intended on this being my 1500 entry but I needed a beer and was at Artopolis in Greek town and had this yet. A meh, euro macro lager more on the sweet side ala Heineken. Not great but not offensive maybe a little too grainy. On the plus side the staff at Artopolis was well proportioned. Serving: Bottle GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ t0rin0 ][ Gift ][ Conical Pint ][ 7.5.14 ]ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2017
>> Pours clear, deep gold. Soda foam. Nose is sweet sugar, sweet candied lemon. Taste is candied lemon, stickier sugar, higher fusel notes.
11.2 oz. bottle. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma was corn, grains, sweet malt. Taste was medium sweet, grassy, corn, light caramel, minerals. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
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 (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2008
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
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 (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
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 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MetalNHopHead (2125) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2015
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.