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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ein Bier wie kein anderes. Als eigenständige Kreation Dortmunder Braukunst lässt sich Hövels Original in keine der gängigen Bierkategorien einordnen:
Es ist kein Pils, kein Alt und auch kein Schwarzbier. HÖVELS ist HÖVELS - eine obergärige, rotgoldene Bierspezialität mit einzigartigem Charakter. Gebraut aus 4 Edelmalzen und bestem Hopfen nach Original Maischverfahren von 1893.

Formerly known as "Hövels Original Bitterbier". Nowadays sold Germany-wide with the additive "Feinherbes Rotgold".


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1019) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
Tasted as Hövels Original Bitterbier, its former name. A kind of self-contained amber beer from Dortmund, top-fermented, since 1893. Wheat malts are used here. Irregular, creamy, yellowish white, stable head, deep and clear amber colour. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, some wheats, slightly woody and smoky accents, apricot, flowery hops. Soft malty taste, lightly sweetish, bit wheaty, bit metallic, then drying out and becoming a bit woody, with dry but only mildly bitterish finish - needless to say, I had expected more bitter in view of its name, so it is not a bad thing they left out the "Bitterbier" meanwhile. Separate from the German standards, though the Düsseldorf Alts seem to bear a certain resemblance to this (if you do need to have a clue style-wise), or at least some of them.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejr (121) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Fin kobberfarge med et fint hvit skum. Aroma av malt, urter og gress. Smaken følger aroma med en lett bitterhet i avsluttningen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperandio (9) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Cor cobre linda, cor brilhante com creme médio de cor bege. Gosto amadeirado. ótima de beber e não da para sentir o gosto do álcool

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (12) - GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Nice amber beer. I experienced a bit more after having poured it into the glass. Malty. Not bitter although that was its former name. A beer of which you can drink many in a row.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a frothy head. Nose has herbs, straw and grains. Taste has herbal notes, banana and finishes fairly bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: grains, little sweet. TASTE: grains, little sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rfbohrer (5) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Boa formação de espuma, cremosidade, persistência e retenção. De coloração âmbar marrom e aparência translúcida, no nariz o dulçor do malte predomina, tendo um leve aroma de lúpulo. Na boca bem maltada, dulçor predominante. Uma alemã de carteirinha.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Deep pearl white tall head. Clear amber-copper body. Hops, yeast and caramel to the nose. Bread, dark caramel, hops, dough and fruits to the tongue. Easy going on palate. Finishes to fruity breads and dark sweet bread. Nice enough. [50 cl. green special swingtop btl. 5.5%abv. BB28.1.15]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Countbeer (4372) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized off white foamy head on top of a clear amber colored beer. Aromas of malts, some iron, grain and oat tints, some sweet malts... Flavour is malty, bitter, sweaty, some caramel and some herbs... Meh... Aftertaste is strange bitter and malty with a herbal edge. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium unbalanced body and a light creamy texture. Quite unbalanced with a strange bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1186) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
On tap at pub in Berlin. Has a clear amber colour with a medium, light beige head. Light aroma of leather, caramel, sweet malt and some cinnamon. The flavour is slightly fruity with more caramel, wood, raisins and some alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and the bitterness is light. An okay ale but rather light and boring.


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