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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8722) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2006
Swing-top bottle: Clear, amber coloured, thin, but stable white fluffy head; malty, also aromatic hoppy nose, roast malt, caramel, liquorice, too; dry malty flavour with a certain fruitiness and a light bitterness; malty and fruity finish with a light bitter aftertaste. Mild, pleasant, not too aromatic brew...........................

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4932) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2005
500 ml heavy dark green swingtop bottle, cool. Bought in Bier Spezi, Hamburg. Amber colour, large to moderate off-white head. Lovely hoppy aroma when pouring, not equally impressive in the glass. For something from Germany called "Bitterbier" I kind of expected a hoppy explosion, but the bitterness is actually very moderate. Still, some hops are around, and they are quite well balanced with the malts. Hints of caramel and a certain herbal spiciness too. Unusual style for Germany, but not really remarkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, amber coloured beer with a fine head. A bit sweetish malt on a solid body. If the name make you expect a bitter beer, you’ll be surprised as this has no more bitterness than your average German pilsener. Has some wheat malt thrown in also. Style wise this is very unusual for Germany. 090300

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
5 Mar 2005 - Sweet malt hop aroma. Clear brown-orange colour, ordinary head and poor lacing. Light malt and simplistic hop flavour. Thin and bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2005
Amber coloured, thin white head. Malty nose. Dry flavour from hay and grass. A little sweet in palate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. Copper colour. Malty, bit sweetish, grainy nose. Medium bodied. Bitter hay flavour. Bit harsh. Very dry.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
Bottle. red brown colour with a medium off-white head. Malty hay aroma and a light sweet malty hay taste. Medium body and a light sweet dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. Orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts with notes of grains and hops. Nice flavour of malts with notes of caramel and hops.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2005
this is pretty average. aroma: bit of caramel and hops. taste: nice hopbitterness, but not too much, malts, and some sweetness. finish: not as bitter as i expected. thin mf, good co2. #50

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2005
A brown beer. Huh, you don’t see many beers that are actually brown. Creamy beige head, lots of carbonation.Nice gradual build up of bitterness to quite a solid finish. Pretty basic well made beer.


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