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Beer – #1,079 – Mythica – Cerberus

Mythica Cerberus, other of the Bubbles in my Bubble beers, fresh from the brewer. When asked what day of the week it was I was told “Today, it’s been Today for a while now, tomorrow will also be a Today.’ Still we’re half-way through a 14 isolation period, what could possibly go wrong from here?

who guards the gates


This bottle of Mythica Cerberus is direct from the brewer, 750ml, a beer that is 5.5% ABV, something like 165 calories a serve size. This is 3.25 Standard drinks in NZ.

Mythica are based in Glenfield 🇳🇿 Auckland, New Zealand and they brew this as a  Pale Ale

This pale ale is based on the superb combo of Citra and Simcoe hops layered onto a slightly sweet NZ malt base.

In Greek mythology, Cerberus is known as “hound of Hades” who guards the gates of the underworld.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

I don’t know really, It’s trying it’s best to rain, which will be a nice change, no doubt everyone will be fed up with that tommorow.  But to the beer….

That has a lovely hop aroma on opening, so I can’t be complaining about that.

A bright polished gold pour with a lovely finger of head on the top that isn’t quite white but it bright and alive with bubbles.

In the glass it still has that lovely grassy hoppy aroma.

Wow that pack a full punch of instant action flavour, it’s very big and bold, not brash, but this has a lot of flavour and intensity in it.

The problem I found with this beer is that I poured it into too big a glass and it’s all gone too quickly.

As this warmed a little the underlying dryness crept in, this isn’t a bad thing, as at the same time it picks up some very interesting and enjoyable sharp citrus notes.

It’s not surprising that this drinks well. Thoroughly enjoyed this, really.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. It’s very punchy and full of flavour, looks amazing in the glass, bright gold shine, with a decent head, and a  decent effort at lacing in the glass as you drink it, which happens far to quickly.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Fresh from the brewers cellar door – well delivered from the door in a van,  but fresh
  • Am I enjoying it? It really is very very enjoyable with some punchy flavours that settle into great flavours with citrus notes behind them
  • Would I have another? For sure yes, I just have to get on-line to order some
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I would, this is a notch above and would be a really great beer to go with some food, the BBQ or pizza, hamburgers and the like, I think that it hold it’s own without being swamped .

Music for this:  Once Upon A Time by Dreadzone  on the Spotify Player

Once Upon a Time is the fifth studio album by the British band Dreadzone. It was released in 2005 on Functional Records



American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma.This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads

Pale ale is a popular style of beer known to be hop-forward with a malty flavor and a golden to amber color. This is the style that inspired the American craft beer scene, and there’s a good reason for that. Pale ales are those beers that bridge the gap between dark stouts and light lagers.


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