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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".


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zaf (248) - - MAY 19, 2013
la frizzantezza e il gusto molto particolare delle altbier non mi fanno impazzire..continuo a referire le kolsch (seppure le considero birre mediocri)..bel colore rosso,schiuma che svanisce rapidamente..aromi di malto,fruttati..gusto frizzante e dolce,punta amara..bevuta piacevole,non impegnativa..troppo poco impegnativa!


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tomog (7) - POLAND - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Bardzo ?adna bursztynowa barwa, piana drobna, szybko opada do poziomu cieniutkiej warstewki. Aromaty karmelowe przebijaj? si? przez warstw? s?odow?. Goryczka na dobrym poziomie, lecz niestety zostawia nieprzyjemny posmak w ustach.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1391) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
Amberfarge klar med fingerhøyt skum. Honning og karamellukt. Søt, men Ikke for søt smak. Lett bitter avslutning. Medium kullsyre. Kort. Søt i etterkant.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PLundsgaard (391) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
På et besøg i Lübeck smagte jeg denne øl flot farve fint skum duften er sødlig smagen er rigtig god en dejlig øl

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1358) - Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Appearance: medium brown, short tan ring of a head, minimal lacing, evident light carbonation. Aroma: light toffee and toast, with some herbal characteristics. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: balanced between slightly sweet, toasty malts and some grassy, herbal and earthy hops. Notes: Would characterize this as an alt, not an amber. Either way, a perfectly reasonable beer. On draught in the Germany area of Epcot at Disney in Orlando, Florida.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
@ Bierhaus, Stockholm: 14-11-8: Ganska lätt maltig amber ale, både smak och doft ganska enkel. Helt ok.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (166) - Potsdam, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2014
Awesome bottle and bottle design. Amber colour, medium white head with good lacing. Aroma of grass, hay, coffee, caramel. Medium bitter taste, with some burnt notes in the aftertaste. Very little carbonation, watery palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at Bierhaus, Stockholm. Clear amber with a medium head. Quite sweet with malt, fruit, caramel and some light notes of vegetables. Drinkable but a bit boring to be honest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours the traditional Altbier copper color. Clear. Forms a medium and fluffy white head. Low retention but lots of thin and lingering lacings left in the glass. Thin bubbles can be seen coming from the bottom of the glass. A thin layer remains for a long time on the top S: Strong toffee and caramel malts in the nose. Sweet and biscuity. Some notes of grapes and flowery hops T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee and caramel malts. Altbiers are most probably one of the most fruity Lagers on earth. Good notes of grapes and raisins. Good and mild bitter end. Balanced M: Light but bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. Caramel and biscuity aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Classic German Alterbier. Pleasant and recommended [ BA Review @ 6/2/2014 ]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baalzevuv (36) - - 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.

3.9
   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.


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