Old Stork | Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.

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Brewed by:
Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by marc77 on 08-08-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bruachan
2.52/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of ncbrewerbun
2.91/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of marc77
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Old Stork from Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.
3.54 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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