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RATINGS: 359   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2009
On tap in Trier, as Hövels Schwarz. Clear amber colour, off white head. Gentle aroma of toffee and malts. Flavour is light bitter, toffee, light smoked malts, bit of salt in the light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, prickly mouthfeel. Very nice beer, but not a dunkelweizen by far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2010 Tap. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Dark amber with medium head. Light cherry toffee malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alassio (87) - USA - JUL 5, 2009
Trying to find truly worthwhile beers in northern Germany is a challenge, but this was a nice surprise. Bought at a large store where they have high turnover, it’s fresh, and It is creamy, rich, malt nectar, with a blast of hops on the finish that keeps it sharp and satisfying. Fantastic dark amber color and great head. A sweet sumptious little malt bomb. I’m drinking it in a snifter (all that’s handy) and it improves the view.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9474) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (349) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2968) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (23513) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (715) - 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.

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