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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2009
Towering creamy head, lasting, and fed by lively carbonated darker amber to brown beer, with mossy shine. Very fresh malt, as from the silo, bit of coffee milk and chalk. Lightly roasted malts taste, dry-herb & leafy finish, with a mounting touch of sweetness, ever so lightly buttery. Creamy MF from the head, rather well-bodied. Very nice, typical German beer, Dunkelweizen of the better kind. Seen the fact that it is 15yrs ago I visited the Dortmunder brewpub, I cannot tell if it’s the same - still... brewed at the big bro? I doubt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15389) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
50cl bottle @ Flensburg, Germany. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Grassy and bready with slight hints of caramel. Medium bodied. Dry and quite crisp. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (306) - AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2009
Dark red with a thick and foamy off-white head that lasts quite a while and sticks to the glass. The bottle looks really good too. It has a pronounced hoppy nose with some lemongrass. The flavours I get are mostly caramel and a dominant but fine hoppy bitterness. Dry, above-average german beer with a soft carbonation. Could use a little more balance on the sweet side, at least for my liking.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mindphlux (1) - , Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2009 does not count
Amazing beer with truly unique qualities. Caramel flavor, with floral and honey aromas. One of my all time favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
[bottle] Citrusy caramel/toffee aroma that is reminiscent of a British ale, but with some continental noble hops. Clear reddish amber with a lacy, off-white cover. Sweet caramel flavour with some floral hops. Significant bitterness that is in balance with the medium body and sweetness. Slightly metallic like a British bitter. Only a little nutty with notes of toffee and less citrusy than the aroma. Moderate to medium carbobnation. Lasting nutty bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (22902) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear copper colour, rich but brief head. Aroma of dust, honey and vegetables. Sweetish with industrial sharp and unfirm malt character. Flavour of boiled vegetables all the way to a dusty finish with some stale butter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (694) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2009
Swing-Top Bottle 50cl .Very nice green belle-epoque bottle. Pours an amber coloured reddish brew with fine but small head. Decent top fermenting yeast sourness, elegant and refined malt body, nice hoppy dryness. Allover a very balanced and interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9305) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle that I ordered in mixed box from Beers of Europe Pours chesnut brown with a nice bubbly head. Good malty beer, little drying, some safe bitterness. The aroma is malty with some candy but its not a big aroma. Taste is also a bit chewy with a lot of toffee, Loz gets copper coin. Its similar to a UK ESB at times, good beer. A6 A5 F6 P4 OV14 3.5

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2009
Flear copper with an offwhite head. Hay aroma. Good gingerbread and grassy hop flavours, but somewhat metallic towards the finish. Quite alright.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Leaves some lace. Aroma is wood, bread, some slight grassyness as well as wet-earthcelllar-like-stuff. Flavour is caramel malts, some sweet wood and mild notes of salt water. A quite nice, refreshing and wellbalanced brew. Hard to tell an exact style for this.


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