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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".


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (824) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with two finger head. Caramel taste that finishes slightly bitter. Very solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3050) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Moravius (748) - 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?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1351) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2939) - 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.

2.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperandio (13) - - AUG 15, 2014
Cor cobre linda, cor brilhante com creme médio de cor bege. Gosto amadeirado. ótima de beber e não da para sentir o gosto do álcool

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (223) - Bonn, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 At a restaurant. Clear, dark brownish amber with a medium large, fluffy, slowly diminishing, white head. Nice, malty aroma of nuts and toffee with minimally metallic hints. Sweetish taste of nuts and toffee, followed by a short, slightly bitter and minimally metallic finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very pleasant, harmonic and balanced beer. One of the best you can get at the local restaurants.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1005) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a frothy head. Nose has herbs, straw and grains. Taste has herbal notes, banana and finishes fairly bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: grains, little sweet. TASTE: grains, little sweet.


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