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RATINGS: 322   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".


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 Bottle. Pours a nice amber, lightly carbonated, clear body, with a medium-sized beige head leaving nice lacings. Disappointingly weak on the nose, with a toffee-sweet, fruity aroma. The flavor is a bit more on the fruity side, but there’s caramel sweetness too, and a good, lager-ish bitterness. Medium, slighlty effervescent mouthfeel. Short bready, caramel and slightly fruity finish with a decent bitterness. Quite nice, but boring. Sure a drinkable beer though. (080330)

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle. Tanks to Tjalve. Orange body. Flavor is little burnt and there is some burnt sugar in it. Flavor is little bitter and malty as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5114) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2008
The bottle looks unusal, but good. The beer in the glass also. Dark, nearly like a bock. Tastes malty and strong, a little bit sweet also. Really a good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8041) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2007
bottle, thank you Shaney. Amber colour, large head, malty and hoppy aroma. Pleasantly bitter and hoppy from the start with an interesting and good malty base. Especially the finish is really lovely, lingering and with a very long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2007
well, this is one of the beer where it is really hard to find the correct style. the one i chose is the les wrong one. in fact it has amber colour and it is an ale-style. but this one is very different from he "bitter bier" from the same brewery. big and solid head. hopsy smell and start. some bitterness, some smokey aromes. mid is hops-dominated but of the flowery kind. the finish has some malts which adds to the hops and makes a delicious and long end.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle, a loud, sharp POP! when I opened the bottle. Light ruby colour with a small head. Slight malt aroma, a definite nutty flavour with a bitter finish. Quite average

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2007
Bottled 50cl. It pours a golden amber beer with a slightly tanned head. The nose is of caramel, straw and hops. Pretty sweet with a good malt character. The bitterness isn’t that overwhelming.... Caramel and hops in the taste. Lots of marmite too, which is untypical for a german beer. Some wheat is detectable aswell. Nicely balanced. The finish is dry grassy. Interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from the Bottle Shop in Bramhall. Deep deep dark red brown with a fairly chunky but short lived white head. Rather overpowering aroma of sweet malt, wheaty cereal and straw. Quite sickly malt in the flavour. Very wheaty in the finish. Pretty poor really but brightened up the train journey home from Manchester.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1040) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2007
Fine beer full of taste and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Riepen Harrislee. Pours nutty-brown amber with a big thick foamy head. Aroma has caramel, malts, sugary sweetness. Low carbonation. Quite metallic flavour. Limited sweetness - a little toffee and an acceptable final bitterness.


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