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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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".


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Riepen Harrislee. Pours nutty-brown amber with a big thick foamy head. Aroma has caramel, malts, sugary sweetness. Low carbonation. Quite metallic flavour. Limited sweetness - a little toffee and an acceptable final bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1445) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2007
Bier trip in Köln, yeah! Dark brown, big white head. Nice menthe-ish aroma. Good bitterness, with malt and a long finish. Even some ginger there! But why is the beer on the picture to the left so light..?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle 50 cl. [Trade with DerDoppelbock, thanks Sebastian!]Average light creamy like off-white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Clear sparkling body with a light dark amber color. Aroma of straw, grain, caramel, grass, light toasted notes with some fruit as well. Light – medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Flavor was light bitter with hint of sweetness. Somewhat bitter and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours beautiful cobber, filtered, huge creamy/crispy head. Aroma of bitter hops, a vague fruit note and malt. Flavour is nice malty sweet and distinct bitter. Very well balanced. Bitter dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1487) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle. The aroma is like a dark bread, roasted or burnt, earthly (yeastly). The appearance of the frothy head is very niche with a off-white colour which is long lasting. The initial flavour is bitter, the finish is long. On the palate the body is medium to full with a dry texture (a little bit oily) and a soft carbonation. Overall this is a positive surprise on the german beer market, the design of the bottle is also noteworthy. A good one!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1360) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
A mid to dark, orange brown coloured beer with a thickish white head. A light hoppy nose with a tiny hint of malt. A dry taste, metallic hop with a bland, syrupy malt flavour that lasts through to a dry finish. A bit dull.(Bottle - courtesy of Mark & Marie @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle, thanks to Sebastian for trading!
Reddish amber body. Off-white head with some lace. Soapy, lightly malty, sweet aroma. Lightly bitter flavour, has some flavours of plain chicken wings. Certainly not interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6777) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2007
(Draught at Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark amber colour with short, off-white head, leaving some lacing. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of toffee and chocolate. Malty, roasted nose with toffee, caramel, fudge and slight notes of hops in the rather short finish. Fairly dry. Carbonation making it slightly prickly. Definitely not a very bitter beer, but balanced with a rather nice taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. thanks Sebastian, this one has been ’the one that got away’ for quite a while now. Chestnut, big creamy golden head. Light bready and heather aroma. Medium to light body, honeyish dubdued malt, herbal hops, dry quick finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an nice average lasting head. Aroma of caramel and malt, some hops. Flavour is rather smooth, malty and caramellic, bit hoppy, some bitterness in the finish.


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