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RATINGS: 350   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
Maria (10190) - 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 (3849) - 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 (1570) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle. Bronze and surprisingly bitter. Very clear with no carbonation and some traces of citrus. Reminded me of a premium bitter. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 30, 2008
500ml bottle: poured clear orange. The head is beige and small. Very little aroma- just slight hops and a tad bit of orange perhaps. Flavor is pretty short as well. Just a bit of hops, slight citrus. Herbal notes with a light sweetness turning into a mildly sour finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (13588) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, hop, malt. Flavour is caramel, malt, fruit. medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
Bottle in Berlin, and what a nice bottle too: the flip top made an earshattering POP when flipped. Pours with lots of carbonation, but the head settles down into afairly loose head. A deep ruby red coloured body. Very dry, lots of hops and some limey citrus. Its like drinking a German version of a bitter, but served cold. Very light & refreshing with a long finish holding some sweet notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 Bottle. Pours a nice amber, lightly carbonated, clear body, with a medium-sized beige head leaving nice lacings. Disappointingly weak on the nose, with a toffee-sweet, fruity aroma. The flavor is a bit more on the fruity side, but there’s caramel sweetness too, and a good, lager-ish bitterness. Medium, slighlty effervescent mouthfeel. Short bready, caramel and slightly fruity finish with a decent bitterness. Quite nice, but boring. Sure a drinkable beer though. (080330)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle. Tanks to Tjalve. Orange body. Flavor is little burnt and there is some burnt sugar in it. Flavor is little bitter and malty as well.

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