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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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2007
(Draught at Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark amber colour with short, off-white head, leaving some lacing. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of toffee and chocolate. Malty, roasted nose with toffee, caramel, fudge and slight notes of hops in the rather short finish. Fairly dry. Carbonation making it slightly prickly. Definitely not a very bitter beer, but balanced with a rather nice taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5641) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. thanks Sebastian, this one has been ’the one that got away’ for quite a while now. Chestnut, big creamy golden head. Light bready and heather aroma. Medium to light body, honeyish dubdued malt, herbal hops, dry quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an nice average lasting head. Aroma of caramel and malt, some hops. Flavour is rather smooth, malty and caramellic, bit hoppy, some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber color with average to large god lacing off-white head. Flavor is ligth malty, hay, toasted, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, the finish is nice hoppy bitter. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a huge moslty lasting creamy head. Rich aroma and taste of malts. Nice bitter finish. Good palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white god mostly lasting head. Amnber colour. Week but nice aroma and flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 Quite dry and bitter, yet tasty. Nice mouthfeel and good carbonation. I was happy to find a local ale from NRW Germany. I can’t see a reason not to have more of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2006
(draught at the Hövels brewpub, 5.0 % ABV) Clear and slightly dark amber colour with a firm off-white foamy head. Moderately sweet malty aroma with caramel and light fruity notes plus traces of hops. Rather sweet than bitter flavour, medium to light bodied. Caramel-malty taste with dense fruity tones, moderately bitter, dry and hoppy finish. Not overwhelming but quaffable (03.05.06).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 10, 2006
Nice amber ale, with fruity notes and pleasant dry finish. Some slight hops notes in the background. I liked it, it wasn’t heavy at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1874) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Caramel and tea aroma. Initial clean, smooth, slightly fat mouthfeel with candy malt coming through, then a warm bitterness. OK - decent quality - the real interest being the warm bitterness in the finish. Overall, a decent beer but nothing spectaular.

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