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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9581) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Bottled, swing top (BB 02/2009). Dark chesnut color, steady creamy off-white head, lace. Grassy, slightly caramelly malty aroma. Dark Ceylon tea, caramel, toasted sugar, grassy hoppyness. Kind of altbier-like, interesting, more like a lager than an ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2009
500ml bottle from Real, Munchengladbach. Chestnut colour with a huge beige head. Wow, what an odd beer. Not sure what it is. A bitter? Bready aroma, some malt and earthy hop. Is this a bitter, alt, dunkel? Interesting. Not great.. Good hop stinging on the finish. Quite rounded, decent hop on end. If I had this in an English pub I would call it a competent best bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Clear deep amber with a medium off white head. Sweet breadish aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Breadish flavour wiht caramel notes. Somewhat strange this one. Not my thing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stryk (30) - Farsta, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2008
Half litre bottle. Nose is hay and grass with spices and citrus waiting in the background. Medium bitterness, pretty smooth taste with a light to medium hoppy bite and light sweetness. Drinkable and pretty well balanced too. Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
g2bfry (49) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Deep brown color, with a large beige head that leaves intricate lace on the glass. Caramel, toffee, bready aroma. Sweet molasses, cola, flavor with dark tea notes. Light carbonation and smooth. Brown sugar left behind. I love the puffy chunks of head that stick around on the surface long after the initial head is gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle at quinns with mesandsim. Aroma is malt dominated, but theres some herbal hops too. Taste is decent balanced stuff, well carbonated and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
It’s a nice red-golden color and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel, The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, malt, dry citrus, that grows more dry throughout the entire finish.

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