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RATINGS: 356   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15705) - 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 (16841) - 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 (10411) - 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 (5594) - 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 (10215) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 10, 2008
Very nice, a little sweet but very strong. i liked the colour considering it was more than a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 4, 2008
No 539
Rated: 30.08.2008
Bottle green, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours pure and perfectly clear, beautifull body colour and shiny, essentiall and deep amber colour of the body, carbonation is moderate to lively, saturation is quite high, head is isnitially deep, dense frothy, pillowy, off - white, bright beige, lacing is decent.
Aroma: Very strong aroma of herbal - flowery inviting hops quite similar in its profile to those used in Bohemian Pilseners so Zatec or Saaz hop style, juicy, lemon, gentle notes of lime, orange, at closer sniff it is sweet malty and grainy, very well balanced and fat in maltyness, reminding best Bohemian Pilseners, notes of herbs, truffle, leafes, decent, whipped cream.
Flavour: Front is very juicy and refreshing, fruity and floral accents of pine tree, resin, raisin, truffle, toffee, bark, gently woody, nice bitterness on palate biniding your tongue and releasing herbal noble slightly earthy hoppy nose, nice caramelly malt, pale malt, slightly toasty malt, gentle notes of almonds and pronounced note of marzipan, notes of wallnuts, finish duration is medium to long. A very refreshing beer.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is rather dry, carboantion on palate is moderate to high, finish feel is very clean, moderately astringent, dry and gently ascoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1579) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
Plain Jane beer (bottle, Irish pub in Leipzig) but impressive lacing and bubbles.Hops are fairly bitter. Likable though. Bartend lady gave me a free Radeberger to take home. Was she on crack?? I love her though still.

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