Old Stork - Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ncbrewerbun:
2.93/5 rDev -17.5%
Brown 12 oz. bottle with blue label...makes sense that a stork in prominent.
The beer pours a clear golden color with a rather small white head that lasts a short time, with minimal lacing.
Aroma is somewhat breadlike; some toastiness. A malt centered smell with a ihint of spices.
A rather sweet pils. Maltiness comes through; some hop bitterness, but little in taste.
A pretty average looking and tasting beer. I would not go out of my way for another, but I wouldn't turn down someone who wanted to give me one, either. Just more exciting Czech beers out there.
12-27-2005 00:57:44 | More by ncbrewerbun
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3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
Pours a rich golden color with a half-inch stark white head that doesn't have much staying power. Upon popping the cap a slightly sour aroma comes forth, but after pouring, the nose is nice - a touch of spicy hops (Saaz) and some clean lager yeast. Palate is a good, classic Pilsner - a mixture of Saaz hops, lightly sweet malt, clean lager yeast, and an assertive, peppery background. Actually, there's a whole lot of black pepper going on in here. Kind of strange, but I like it. Medium body is right for the style, but it has a tendency to foam in the mouth. Overall, though, very pleasant to drink.
06-09-2005 03:15:27 | More by ElGordo
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours a clear Golden Beer with a nice white head on it.
Smell is on the sweet side with a nice spice and malt scent.
Taste is clean and a bit Spicy bitter in Flavor, not nearly as sweet in taste as it is in smell. Flavor profile starts very mildly sweet and then clean grain and then ends with a bitter slap to the tongue.
Mouthfeel is OK to Good.
Drinkability is high; Alcohol level is just 4.8% A competent but not outstanding Pilsner. This is a bit more bitter than most but not greatly so. Probably the lawnmower beer of the Czech Republic.
01-08-2005 03:07:53 | More by Zorro
3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
Crystal - clear golden hue topped by a porcelain - white thick head. Spicy, slightly grassy Saaz hop nose w/ grainy, sweet, bready and lightly buttery malt. Initial hop bitterness fades quickly, giving way to sugary, honey - like malt sweetness. Hay - like malt flavors. Saaz hop flavor remains strong. Moderately bodied for style. Finishes sweet and grainy. More than decent, but hop bitterness was too light to balance malt sweetness. Tasty nonetheless.
08-08-2002 11:38:58 | More by marc77
3.55/5 rDev 0%
Picked this up today at the Whole Foods in Raleigh, which had a pretty impressive selection of locals and imports and a reasonably priced freezer full of singles. I'll be bock. This Czech pilsner pours a suspect dull dark yellow color and is bald almost insantly. Nose is nasty at first but improves to a malty, bready alcohol jumble as it warms. Some hops as well, and I can see the Urquel comparisons mentioned by other reviewers.
Maltier and heavier than a lot of similar beers but does retain the familiar refreshing pilsner crispness. Not a great example of the style but certainly utilitarian enough. The heavier, deeper tasting body makes the taste a little unwieldly but it's still worth a go if you can find it.
08-21-2006 04:45:08 | More by daliandragon
3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
Saw this on sale for $3.99 , comes in quite substantial green bottles ,with the "Old Stork" himself on a blue label.
Actually the beer has a very deep,warm, welcoming golden colour, with a large bubble pure white head.
Nice Saaz hoppy aroma, smells nice and fresh despite the green bottle.
Very nice tasting pils, sort of on the "thick" side for the regular pils.Nice malty introduction to the mouthful,then a very pleasant Saaz hoppiness takes over, leaving honeyish tints on the back of the tongue.
Quite a substantial beer on the palate,for the style, good aftertaste.
A very drinkable beer, I liked this a lot. A nice after work beer for watching TV!
01-13-2005 05:25:43 | More by Reidrover
District of Columbia
2.53/5 rDev -28.7%
dad picked this up somewhere. never seen it on a shelf myself. it's not too attractive of a beer: hazy and dark, but i couldn't call it amber, and the head is lousy
interesting aroma. i've described beers as "bready" before but this actually smells like toast, and i caught a brief noodle or soysauce hint. minimal hop presence. there's not much hop around anywhere, except some minimal bitterness
more bread (again, dry, so...toast). i would have never identified this as a pils in a blind taste. i guess it's not terrible, but far from what i was expecting/is appropriate for a pilsner
07-28-2006 01:29:28 | More by bruachan
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Found this in a local health food store. Nice to get a pils in a brown bottle. Deep, golden hue. Nice aroma, very, very smooth beer. As close in taste to Pilsner Urquell as anything I've had. This is a well balanced and refreshing pils, one of the best I've had. I'm looking forward to trying their standard pils, which several reviewers claim is better than this one. Nice find.
06-29-2005 03:13:11 | More by JohnnyDuvel
3.48/5 rDev -2%
Poured this beer into a tumbler at 50 degrees. Beer was blond straw colored with no head to speak of. it was also cloudy. beer smelled yeasty/bready which I thought was nice. Taste was slighly sweet flowery fruity and very clean. An interesting beer and worth a try. I will purchase again.
12-26-2006 15:27:17 | More by Minkybut
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
12 oz. with no freshness date. Pours a golden orange with a 1 finger off-white head that leaves some lacing. Smells of caramel, spicy/grassy hops and a bit of wet paper. On the palate there is hop spiciness with a good bitterness, diacetyl, and some wet paper and skunk. The body is tingly, light, and fairly smooth. Overall it lacks compared to other pilsners I've had, and the wet paper makes me wonder if this was even a fresh beer.
07-22-2005 16:33:25 | More by mmmbeer
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
Color is a dark golden-orange, darker than other pilsners I have sampled. Aroma is strong and very malty with some sharpness. Flavor is malty but not sweet, and it has a good hoppy edge but not any real bitterness. This pils is smooth but tingly, and the aftertaste has hoppy overtones. Tasty.
12-22-2007 03:55:42 | More by Cyberkedi
Old Stork from Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.
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