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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1786) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Hovels has a thick, fluffy, very light beige head and a mostly clear (but, with tiny floating specks throughout), copper-colored appearance, with some streaming bubbles and a fair amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet & sour sauce, faint grain, and a little sting in the nose. Taste is of brown bread (Roman Meal brand), molasses, lightly-toasted malt, and a shot of hop bitterness showing itself in mid sip. Also, a shade of paperiness is detected in the undertaste. Mouthfeel is mostly watery, and Hovels finishes refreshing, mild, and highly drinkable. This is a very good light beer. RJT


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
Swing-top bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Brilliant clear deep amber, irregular frothy off-white head, receding slwly, heavy lacing; aromapale malts, caramel, flowery; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, caramel; sweetbitter aftertaste, malty, bit woody; medium body, watery to oily texture, average carbonation; okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2016
Couleur brune ambrée, bonne mousse. Nez caramel brun. Gout malt caramel brun, noisette, houblon aromatique, feuille de thé. Bon corps. Fin assez sèche avec bonne amertume, toastée et note citronnée

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1181) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Medium white to mokka coloured head, dark brown coloured body, malts hops herb smell, medium carbonation and bitter malts cacoa creamy taste and feeling

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alberello (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
Red-brown, strong malt aroma, caramel and bread. Sweet, full body, interesting but bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1273) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Roodbruin helder bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en niet zoet met iets van gebakken brood en hooi. Aangenaam bier.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4368) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2016
500ml bottle @ O’Reilley’s in Frankfurt. Chestnut brown, nice swingtop bottle. Toffee malt aroma. Caramel flavour. Sweet barley sugar aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ischas (433) - - MAR 16, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 0,5 l Bügelflasche. Aroma: malzig süß, leicht nach Kaffee, leicht metallisch. Erscheinung: Rotbraunes Bier, cremeweißer, relativ stabiler Schaum, gute Gardine. Geschmack: leicht süßlich, leicht säuerlich, minimal bitter. Nachgeschmack: etwas wässrig.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1335) - Gdañsk, POLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Miedziane, klarowne. Piana kremowa, drobna, obfita. W aromacie słody i lekka metaliczna nuta. W smaku goryczka, trochę chmielowa, trochę słodowa. Pozostawia posmak. Przeciętny alt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle brought by a friend, BB 5 2016, medium sample. Clear amber to red color, short frothy head. Aroma of herbal hop, bit caramel, bit flowery. Soft bitter taste, bit sweet caramel. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kto (892) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2016
0.5l flip-top bottle from kadewe; 2.48€. pours a clear deep amber with a medium white head anda nice lacing. aroma of caramel malts, bread. flavour of bread, nuts, cereals, vegetables, some grassy bitterness. dry medium bitter finish. not overcarbonated.


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