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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5940) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2010
500 ml bottle. Dark golden body with a nice off-white head. Nice aroma of grain and malt plus biscuit. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, relatively bitter with a faint hint of metal in the finish, not unpleasant. Well balanced body, tasty and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
bread, toast, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Brown and clear. Has a white head. Sweet malty aroma, faint hoppy. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish heavy bitter, some iron notes too. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - APR 12, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Pours a dark brown/copper color with medium white head that leaves some lacing. Taste is a bit malty, but also with notes of hops, some caramel and hints of honey. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. I found this particularly difficult to define because it’s not really like a typical Alt as it reminded me a bit of a Bitter. Don’t think I ever had anything comparable. Quite good beer and I like the bottle :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
500 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a tiny white head aroma malts spices and bitter taste spices malts and a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Shaerd w/ SkyCop 32. Pours a nice deep orange color. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1509) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2010
Szép vörösesbarna/réz színnel mutatja magát, tetején egy krémes fehér habbal, mely fátyolosan megmarad, szénsavassága inkább enyhe, mint közepes. Illata tipikusan "alt"-os: Felső erjesztésű savanykás élesztő és édeskés karamella keveredik a kóstoló orrában. Enyhe csípősséggel indul, utána válik érezhetővé édes, karamellás, (aszalt) gyümölcsös íze. A közepén ugye az aromáké a főszerep, azaz a pörkölt/karamellás maláta, citrusos/füves komló és az élesztőé. A befejezés fűszeres, erőteljesen keserű és végül száraz, melyek kellemesen, hosszan megmaradnak a szájban. Ízlések és pofonok, de ez bizony egy igencsak, szerény ízlésvilágomnak való, főzet volt...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 27, 2010
06/03 0.5 l fliptop bottle at Aufsturz, Berlin. It poured clear orange brownish body with medium sized head. Weaker caramel malt aroma, note of hops as well. Bitterish, quite simple flavor, honey, light caramel, biscuit malt and herbal hops make it up. Reminds a little bit to English style bitters just with much more body, though this one is not full either. Herbal bitterish finish. Real refreshment after all these overly sweet dunkels those days.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 9th (and probably last) beer on German tour... Light-brown to copper beer with thin light tan head holds up quite well. Nice malt nose is slapped by typical european skunk. Skunky flavor overwhelms light chocolate malts and nice smooth beer. Expect way more from an alt; if this is what it is... used to be a bitter, and now has "Feinherbes Rotgold"?!?! which apparently makes it taste rotten. All the hub-bub about German beers has proven (through random sample of available brews) disappointing at best. Everyone speaks to the quality of the beers but, other than the dunkels or weizen, they are nothing to write home about (except in the form of ratebeer posts). As ratebeer ratings show, the highest rated German beer only comes in at #77, and I was not lucky enough to have that one. Some also say beer is rather cheap in Germany, to which "you get what you pay for" may apply.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle at Aufsturz. Poured a brown-bronze colour with a medium-small lasting thick white head that went away. Light sweetish malty nose. Honeyish sweet taste, not too bitter and somewhat yeasty. There is some bitterness, however, herbal and near the end. Mild but ok enough.

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