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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeverszeuge (636) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2007
well, this is one of the beer where it is really hard to find the correct style. the one i chose is the les wrong one. in fact it has amber colour and it is an ale-style. but this one is very different from he "bitter bier" from the same brewery. big and solid head. hopsy smell and start. some bitterness, some smokey aromes. mid is hops-dominated but of the flowery kind. the finish has some malts which adds to the hops and makes a delicious and long end.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle, a loud, sharp POP! when I opened the bottle. Light ruby colour with a small head. Slight malt aroma, a definite nutty flavour with a bitter finish. Quite average

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2007
Bottled 50cl. It pours a golden amber beer with a slightly tanned head. The nose is of caramel, straw and hops. Pretty sweet with a good malt character. The bitterness isn’t that overwhelming.... Caramel and hops in the taste. Lots of marmite too, which is untypical for a german beer. Some wheat is detectable aswell. Nicely balanced. The finish is dry grassy. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from the Bottle Shop in Bramhall. Deep deep dark red brown with a fairly chunky but short lived white head. Rather overpowering aroma of sweet malt, wheaty cereal and straw. Quite sickly malt in the flavour. Very wheaty in the finish. Pretty poor really but brightened up the train journey home from Manchester.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1046) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2007
Fine beer full of taste and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11493) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1453) - 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..?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4164) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - 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!

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