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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".

ronaldtheriot's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1177) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StilleStorm (633) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
DWGIB; On tap at Berliner Kindl Restaurant. Pours clear copper with a creamy, moderate lasting, lacing off-white head. Nose is light roasted malt, caramel, light overripe dark fruit and light spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, moderate lasting. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewerale (10) - - JUN 24, 2014
Âmbar, translúcida com boa formação de espuma de média duração. Aroma predominante de malte, notas tostadas, madeira e leve lúpulo. No sabor o malte também fica em primeiro plano, a madeira e a tosta do malte são bem evidentes. Corpo leve pra médio, final curto, amadeirado com agradável amargor no retrogosto.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Pours brown to yellow with a white head, aroma of honey, malt, corn, caramel, flavor is bitter with herbs, malt and moderate sweetness, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (451) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle pour. Rich brown with white head. Solid webbing all the way down. Malty nose, with mild dark fruit (plums, raisins). Honey sweetness coming through on warming. Medium bodied. Tends towards the sweet. More plums. Round malt notes. Hints of kvass. Well played for a macro. Complex and round.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgreb (399) - Marburg, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
On tap - amber beer with white head. Light caramel aroma. Flavour is crisp and a bit dry. More bitterness than expected. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Clear very deep golden-copper color with a white head. Aroma of mild grassy hops, light graininess and a bit of bready malt. Flavor has some sweetish bready malt and a bitterish finish with some noble hops. Medium-bodied. Decent and easy-drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (296) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2014
Good Altbier. Deep golden color with a rich medium-lasting white foam. Malts dominate on the aroma with fruity notes. Light body and malty flavor, with floral notes and a slightly hoppy finish..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
On tap. Clear brown with white he. Aroma. Of malt and roasted notes. Taste is as expected, malt, biscuit, roasted with a long marzipan finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (349) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
First Altbier... very good!!!! :) A perfect new taste :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
This was 0kay, but pr0bably w0uld have been much better had it n0t traveled t0 Chicag0 in a green b0ttle. It had a light orange b0dy with a t0uch 0f brown, a creamy head, and sheets 0f slippery lace. The ar0ma was "beery," with dark wheat bread and a hit f s0lid earth. The flav0r was much the same, adding a bit 0f sweetness and having a grassy/earthy finish. 0kay.

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