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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy, bread notes, hoppy, grass, some hazelnuts. Malty caramel flavor, roasted, bready, caramel, spicy notes, florAl, some grass. Nice malty altbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7755) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 First rating
Draught, pint, at Bishops Arms (Avenyn) on January 17, 2006.
Dark brown color, not so much head. Not much scent, but a clear bitter taste. Nice when you have time to sit down and slowly have a pint.
5/4/8/4/12=3.3

Second rating
50 cl bottle with a "plopp" cork.
Deep golden color, tan head. Sweet malty scent with roasted tones. Grainy, acidic, malty taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
6/4/6/3/12=3.1 \ / Third rating: 50 cl plopp-bottle thanks to Falki from WOA forum! BB June 2009. On January 2, 2009. Clear copper color, big fluffy lasting cream colored head. Sweet malty caramel scent. Caramel, malty, a bit roasted taste. Butter and caramel aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8767) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2006
Swing-top bottle: Clear, amber coloured, thin, but stable white fluffy head; malty, also aromatic hoppy nose, roast malt, caramel, liquorice, too; dry malty flavour with a certain fruitiness and a light bitterness; malty and fruity finish with a light bitter aftertaste. Mild, pleasant, not too aromatic brew...........................

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2005
500 ml heavy dark green swingtop bottle, cool. Bought in Bier Spezi, Hamburg. Amber colour, large to moderate off-white head. Lovely hoppy aroma when pouring, not equally impressive in the glass. For something from Germany called "Bitterbier" I kind of expected a hoppy explosion, but the bitterness is actually very moderate. Still, some hops are around, and they are quite well balanced with the malts. Hints of caramel and a certain herbal spiciness too. Unusual style for Germany, but not really remarkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, amber coloured beer with a fine head. A bit sweetish malt on a solid body. If the name make you expect a bitter beer, you’ll be surprised as this has no more bitterness than your average German pilsener. Has some wheat malt thrown in also. Style wise this is very unusual for Germany. 090300

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1206) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
5 Mar 2005 - Sweet malt hop aroma. Clear brown-orange colour, ordinary head and poor lacing. Light malt and simplistic hop flavour. Thin and bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2005
Amber coloured, thin white head. Malty nose. Dry flavour from hay and grass. A little sweet in palate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. Copper colour. Malty, bit sweetish, grainy nose. Medium bodied. Bitter hay flavour. Bit harsh. Very dry.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
Bottle. red brown colour with a medium off-white head. Malty hay aroma and a light sweet malty hay taste. Medium body and a light sweet dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. Orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts with notes of grains and hops. Nice flavour of malts with notes of caramel and hops.


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