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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2006
[Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg, Swedden.] Deep golden. Loads of butterscotch; mostly in the aroma. Rather bitter and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1047) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2006
pale brown color, thin foamy head, very cheap to cal it bitterbier with the use of hop extracs. its not easy to make beer bitter with only natural ingrediens, but not inpossible, they say its a "bier-spezialitat" so do you best!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Bottle. OK hop aroma. Grey chestnut colour. Big stable head, leaving lace. OK mouthfeel, seemingly due to the alcohol. Medium bitterness. Not that flavourful, it is mostly alcohol and bitterness. 6 3 6 4 10

Draught. Caramelly aroma, hint of spicy hops. Clear dark brown colour. Small white head. The flavour is nicely caramelly with a dusty note. Also a bit of spicy hop in the flavour. Nothing extraordinary, but good. 6 3 6 3 15

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkbier (66) - Rostock, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle. Clear dark amber with a medium off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of floral hops and a bit of malt. Very lively carbonation. The flavor is delicate with traces of roasted malt, caramel, citrus and bitter hops. The finish is indeed bitter, as the name promises. Pleasant palate, although the whole body seems a tad bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
Keg @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
An everyday dark lager. Some malts a bit oxidization. Too sweet. Not for me, thank you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2006
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Brownish amber with a creamy white head. Butterscotchy aroma, notes of grassy hops. Toffee and white chocolate in flavour with a notes of minerals and grass in the baclgtound. Medium grassy bitterness, notes of almond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10850) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7858) - 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.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8888) - 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...........................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5128) - 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.

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