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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baalzevuv (68) - Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Barwa ciemnoczerwona przechodząca wręcz w karmazyn, klarowne. Piana bardzo obfita, średnio- i grubopęcherzykowa, nietrwała. Lacing przyzwoity. Aromat delikatny słodowy, wyczuwalny karmel oraz nuty kwiatowe. Po wtarciu w skórę pokazuje się ziołowość oraz lekka żelazistość. W smaku bardzo łagodne, czuć odrobinę karmelu i słody. Goryczka słaba. Piwo niestety sprawia wrażenie wodnistego. Na języku gładkie, średnio pijalne, wysycenie słabe. Po dwóch minutach od przelania praktycznie bez gazu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Reddish and clear ale with many nice and clear bitternotes in the taste, despite an anonymous aroma. My first association is "IPA in German", but the overall taste is a bit too mild for this label to be appropriate. Rather, this should be described as a spicy altbier - better hopped than any other traditional German beer I have tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
miggle (249) - Fürth, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Beautiful beer; red shining color and very stable, foamy head. Aroma has malts, some bread, caramel and hay. not to bitter. A little bit to sweet ind the end Good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (1136) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from Kaisers supermarket Aachen Germany.Pour it amber colour with medium white head.Smell of metal.Taste of Caramel, marzipan and sweet roasted malt.Good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (895) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with two finger head. Caramel taste that finishes slightly bitter. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3235) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle, bbd 3.2014. Thank you Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Clear brown with white head. Malty aroma, some instant coffee with milk and a little wood. Tastes slightly bitter, malty, a little burnt caramel. Medium body, fairly carbonated and a little burnt aftertaste. Despite the age, not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Moravius (835) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Flasche. - Rotgold, klar; kurzlebiger beigefarbener Schaum. - Eher matter Geruch nach Karamelmalz mit ein wenig muffigem Hopfen im Hintergrund. - Antrunk mild karamelsüß mit einem Anflug von Röstmalz und schwachen fruchtig-pikanten Noten. Mild rezent. Leider verlieren sich die angenehmen Malzaromen bald und machen einer matten, wenig aromatischen Bittere Platz. Etwas trockener, stumpf bitterer Nachtrunk mit Hopfenextrakt, ein klein wenig Röstmalzbittere und etwas Holz. - Die Altbier-Assoziationen, die der schöne rotbraune Farbton weckt, sind leider irreführend: das Bier beginnt hoffnungsvoll malzaromatisch, klingt aber billig und matt aus. Hopfenaromen Fehlanzeige. Was kann man von Dr. Oetker auch besseres erwarten?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1360) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 25, 2014
average frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear thick dark amber body. aroma: light hoppy, honey, metal and alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: heavy sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Dulçor de mel. Amargor metalizado. Lembra bohemian pilsener. Erradamente classificada como amber ale. Pão liquido. Recomendo beber bem gelada e não resfriada como eu bebi, quando se revelou uma cerveja enjoativa e sem graça. 6 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3225) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Tasted as Hövels Original Bitterbier, its former name. A kind of self-contained amber beer from Dortmund, top-fermented, since 1893; I guess this represents the style Schönfeld referred to as "Rheinland Bitterbier" in the early 20th century, but I have no knowledge of any other beers in this style, which I presume is all but extinct now except for this one (?). In any case wheat malts are used here and it is top-fermented. Irregular, creamy, yellowish white, stable head, deep and clear amber colour. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, some wheats, slightly woody and smoky accents, apricot, flowery hops. Soft malty taste, lightly sweetish, bit wheaty, bit metallic, then drying out and becoming a bit woody, with dry but only mildly bitterish finish - needless to say, I had expected more bitter in view of its name, so it is not a bad thing they left out the "Bitterbier" meanwhile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Fin kobberfarge med et fint hvit skum. Aroma av malt, urter og gress. Smaken følger aroma med en lett bitterhet i avsluttningen.

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