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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
Sweet malt floral aroma. Brown colour with little head. Sweet flavour with bitte aftertaste. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle, at home. Redbrown with off-white head, normal size, almost disappearing. Good lacings. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt (brown sugar) and hops. Feels watery, light body. Medium sweet, light bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2005
Aroma: little malt with a hint of metal and hops. Appearance: clear amber/brown and transparant. Has a small foamy head. Flavour: light sweet malt with a hint of metal and formaldahyde. Palate: thin with lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2005
Dark amber colour with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is malty with some sweetness and only a faint bitterness. Flavor is sweet with some caramel and a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
A dark amber beer with a small disappearing light brown head. The aroma is very sweet and very malty besides notes of caramel, brewmash, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel as well as hints of roasted malt and hops. The end is bitter and dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2005
Ruby-brown German ale brewed to a traditional recipe. Pours with an invitingly big, creamy head but is let down by a thin barely-there aroma (sample may have been over-chilled). Hint of plum and some malt. Sweetish and malty on the front of the palate, giving way to a pleasantly hoppy, dry finish. A smooth, easy quaffer but unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2005
Very malty aroma and initially a quite sweet malty taste, which I like. Then there is a lot of roasted bitterness and it is a bit woody. It seems to be a little like the bottled English Ales we get in Australia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2004
I was quite excited to find this in Sydney as I recall really enjoying it when it was last available in Australia, unfortunately it’s not that good. Good deep copper colour with OK head. Initially a clean toasty malt aroma which becomes much more toffee-ey and pineappley as it warms. Pretty fat sweet malt flavour with lots of flabby toffee. There’s a light metallic bitterness but for something calling itself "bitterbier" it really shouldn’t have its balance tipping towards the sweet and malty. Oh well, the bottle is great for home brew...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
After seeing the massive, fine bubbled head on this caramel coloured beer, I was a little disappointed to find it lacking in other departments. Uninteresting aroma of hay, a little hop flavour with light maltiness and not a great deal of body. I’m not too sure what this beer was trying to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2004
Beautiful bottle, nice amber color malty and hoparoma’s in smell, taste, and palate. Very nice bitter finish.

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