Hövels Hausbrauerei Reviews

Hövels Maibock 3.7
On Tap, this year 7.9%. Nice fresh and grainy sweetish beginning. Easy to drink, fresh and round. Smooth mild, not too sweetish. Round with a nice grainy bitterness. Easy to drink, smooth mild. The yeast is round and fresh, the body soft. Great unfiltered Maibock.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hövels Dortmunder Zwickelbier 3.4
Draught at the Hövels Hausbrauerei, Dortmund, Germany. Murky mid-brown color with a small off-white head. Malt, some sweetness and mild dryness in the aroma. Mild hoppy bitterness, dryness, malt and some sweetness in the flavor. Tasty. Balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Hövels Original 3
500ml bottle @ O’Reilley’s in Frankfurt. Chestnut brown, nice swingtop bottle. Toffee malt aroma. Caramel flavour. Sweet barley sugar aftertaste.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hövels Original 2.7
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.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hövels Original 3
Miedziane, klarowne. Piana kremowa, drobna, obfita. W aromacie słody i lekka metaliczna nuta. W smaku goryczka, trochę chmielowa, trochę słodowa. Pozostawia posmak. Przeciętny alt.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hövels Original 3.4
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.
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hövels Original 3.3
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.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hövels Original 3
Aroma: Weak aroma of malt, bread and some floral hops, light nut, some metalic hop aroma. Appearance: Brownish color, head is high, dense and durable with lacing. Taste: Malty, bready, sweet, bit watery, light herbal bitterness, some nuts at the finish, some light flowers, corn with light diacetyl. Palate: Finish is semi-sweet, carbonation is low, texture is slick, body is low.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hövels Original 3.6
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkle bronzene bis rostbraune Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist würzig, mit einer fast blumigen Note, etwas nach verbranntem Stahl und einer karamelligen Gundnote. Der Geschmack ist schlank, malzig mit einer kleinen angenehmen bernzigen Note und retronasal ist es fast blumig. Der Abgang ist weil, etwas metallisch und im Nachgeschmack kommt die Röstnote durch.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wenkers Schwarzbier 3.1
0.1 l on tap at ’Wenkers’. Clear, dark brownish amber with a medium large, dense, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty, minimally fruity aroma of caramel, nuts and hints of raisins. Sweetish-malty, minimally fruity taste of caramel, nuts and hints of raisins, followed by a short, slightly bitter, minimally roasty finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat. Solid Dunkel.
Monday, January 04, 2016

Wenkers Urtrüb 3.2
0.1 l on tap at ’Wenkers’. Hazy, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, white head. Faint, sweetish-malty aroma of straw and sweet malts with hints of citrus and honey. Sweetish-malty, slightly bitter taste of straw and sweet malts with hints of citrus and honey, followed by a short, slightly grassy, medium bitter finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat. Okay.
Monday, January 04, 2016

Hövels Dortmunder Zwickelbier 3.4
0.3 l on tap at the brewpub. Hazy, golden amber with a medium large, dense, stable, tan to white head. Sweetish-malty aroma of bread, honey, some caramel and a bit of lemon. Sweetish-malty taste of bread, honey, some caramel and hints of lemon, followed by a short, yeasty, slightly bitter and minimally sourish finish. Medium body, smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!
Monday, January 04, 2016

Altes Pfingsten Lagerbier 3.5
0.3 l on tap at ’Altes Pfingsten Brauhaus’. Hazy, golden yellow with a medium large, foamy, stable, tan to white head. Sweetish, slightly sourish, fruity-yeasty aroma of lemon, hay, some honey and green apples. Sweetish, slightly sourish, yeasty-fruity taste of lemon, green apples, honey and hay, followed by a short, slightly bitter, a little sourish finish. Medium body, smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat. Very nice and refreshing, great session beer!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hövels Dortmunder Zwickelbier 3.2
Tap (Hovels, Dortmund) (6:4:6:4:12=3.2)
Quoth Anna: Cloudy orange with a creamy head. Little aroma, but what there is speaks of light grains and husks. The taste has more: a pleasant tingle, malts, a few general hops that build a bit in the finish. A hint of the München feel in this one too, which may be house style.
Quoth Phil: Reminds me of Beer Hous Pils - lovely fresh light grains, crisp light palate, refreshing, and nice fatty hops in the finish. The shared sip of Anna’s, warm, was better, when I got a cold one I’d only have given it 6:4:5:3:11=2.9 as the coldness mutes it significantly. Lovely hoppy unfiltered lager though.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hövels Original Naturtrüb 3.3
Tap (Hovels, Dortmund) (6+:4:6+:4:13+=3.4+++)
Quoth Anna: Mahogany with nice head. Aroma has omething of a slightly more sour Sillamäe München but a bit sweeter. Taste is along the same lines but a bit drier, and the body isn’t as full..
Quoth Phil: Agree - aroma just like the sillamae munchen, including lacticity. Taste however, is much drier. Rich palate. Earthy bitternes and fresh resiny hop finish.
Quoth Anna: Another sample, sold at Chill’R as Hövels Alt Fairly dark brown beer topped with a healthy head. Aroma of sweetish dark malts, a relative of hazelnut. Also a bit of less sweet caramel. Lots of hazelnuts in the taste. I like hazelnuts. Pleasant bitter finish with nut papers in. A little fizzy at first. Good one.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wenkers Urtrüb 3.4
Tap (Wenkers, Dortmund)
Lovely sweet bready aroma, so malty. Full palate, unfiltered rocks! Cloudy straw, persistent tight white head. Super grainy bready taste. A little bitter bite too. Super drinkability. Delicious unfiltered lager, so fresh.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wenkers Schwarzbier 3.1
Tap (Wenkers, Dortmund)
Deep red, maybe some haze, hard to tell. Shame, there’s some sourness in the aroma, quite a bit lactic and tons of strawberry jam. Full palate, smooth, sweet, you can feel its unfiltered. Plenty of sweet bready malts, not so much roast or burntness. More a dunkel than a schwarz. Hints of the offness in the taste too. But it’s good, such a shame about the state, I’d love this fresh I’m sure.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Hövels Original 3.1
Ambrée cuivrée avec des reflets rouge sang, mousse blanche moyenne. Nez malté : céréales, sirop d’érable, caramel. Attaque maltée et légèrement sucrée, finale légèrement amère sur des houblons herbeux. Corps moyen et bonne carbo, longueur moyenne. Rien d’exceptionnel mais pas mauvais
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Hövels Original 3.4
Pleasantly bitter with an underlying "hoppiness". Wonderful, foamy long lasting head. Pleasant, if somewhat lacking in complexity. Goes well with food.
Saturday, December 05, 2015

Hövels Original 3.4
Beautiful clear deep amber color with white head that lingers beautifully. Not much aroma but some cellar aromas and some grass/cereal. The taste is subtle and a light bitterness dominates with a light sweetness taking over in the finish. Afinetuned balance I think. I like it. Good level of carbonation.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hövels Original 2.9
50cl bottle split with a friend. Pours a amber brown colour with a decent white head. Aroma’s of raisins, bread, caramel. Taste is sweetish with notes of caramel, bread, metallic. Texture is creamy with average carbonation
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hövels Original 3.4
Aus der Bügelflasche. Dunkles Rot. Malzig herber Duft. Sehr wenig Kohlensäure, deshalb recht süffig. Malz, leichte Säure und bitterer Abgang. Ungewöhnliches Bier!
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hövels Original 3.5
L: -pours a clear amber-red with a medium, foamy,gray head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -grassy,caramel,bready,spicy,elderberries,raisins,slight chocolate T: -caramel,bready,nutty,metallic -long-lingering light to medium carbonation F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -faint alcohol warmth O: Hövel’s refuses to call this an Altbier, but it is one. o.k. overall
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hövels Original 3.5
Klares rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, würzig, sehr süffig, dezent bitter, langer Abgang .
Friday, August 28, 2015

Hövels Original 3
Tap, The Hilton, Berlin. Heaped chestnut. Buttered Hovis nose with sneaking praline. Soft buttered dried fruit. Possibly not fully fresh. Hint of toasted wholemeal. Pleasant.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Hövels Original Naturtrüb 3.2
On tap at the brewpub. Trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch karamellig und nussig. Geschmack karamellig, nussig hopfig, dezent bitter, milder Abgang, süffig.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Hövels Original 2.9
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (16/07/2015) - pours hazy amber brown with a off-white head. Sweet bready malty aroma and taste, caramel, some notes of veg, kind if buttery, bitter finish.
Sunday, August 02, 2015

Hövels Original 3
Tap @Taphouse. Reddish amber, thin white head. Bready, caramelly, mild spicy aroma. Flavor has sweetness, bread, caramel, malt. Ok.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Hövels Original 3.1
Tap.Amber colour with medium head.Aroma is bready and malty with flavor of caramel and hops,nice bready with good malty mouth feels and mild toasted finish.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hövels Gold 2.7
On tap at the brewpub. The beer is nice clear yellow in the glass. Fresh grainy and easy to drink. Quite refreshing but not too deep. Smooth grainy and fresh aftertaste, slightly sweetish with hints of grain. For me a bit too sweetish in the aftertaste, refreshing though with s smooth and not too intense bitterness. Nice sessionable but not too deep.
Monday, July 06, 2015

Hövels Gold 2.9
Stumpfer herb bitterer Antrunk mit plumpem Hopfen. Dieser steigert sich zum Mittelteil etwas und wird runder, mit der Zeit sogar angenehm grasig. Weich bitterer Nachhall. Süffig, langweiliger Hintergrund. 11/8/8/9//9
Monday, June 29, 2015

Hövels Original 2.2
Appear amber with a small White head. Taste light bitter light sweet. Light Nutty aroma. Light bodied and light bitter finish
Monday, May 18, 2015

Hövels Original 3.1
On tap @ En Öl & Whiskymässa -15. Amber with a small white off white head. Fruity and earthy tones. Fruit, malt, chees and hops. Medium body with a dry finish.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Hövels Original 3.2
Pours dark amber and clear color with tall but short-lasting, frothy and white head. Aroma of malts, bread and hops. Taste is little sour with light bitterness. Quite refreshing and drinkable. Low carbonation. Decent stuff.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Hövels Original 3
Amber color with white head. Aroma of malts, cereals, bready. Taste is caramel, bready malts, earthy, spicy, not too sweet, bitter finish. A nice amber, though not too complex.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hövels Original Naturtrüb 3.3
Weich malziger Antrunk, milde aber passende Bitterkeit. Im Mittelteil weich röstig, Hopfennoten sind erahnbar. Das Bier wird dann etwas dumpf, das Malz bleibt aber angenehm. Hopfig malziger Nachgeschmack. Gelungen. 10/11/11/10//11
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hövels Original Naturtrüb 3.7
On tap at the brewpub. Smooth malty beginning. Fresh and easy to drink. Malty-sweetish body with a nice smooth yeastiness. Caramel, moderate bitterness, fresh and smooth. Malty caramel aftertaste with a nice yeasty freshness. Easy to drink and still deep. Round and great stuff!
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hövels Dortmunder Zwickelbier 3.7
On tap at the Brewpub in Dortmund in April 2015. Hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Fresh and easy to drink with hops, malt, some grain and yeast. The mouthfeel was crisp and the finish medium bitter. A good thirst quencher.
Monday, April 06, 2015

Hövels Original 4.2
really awesome amber ale. great appearance, aroma and taste. recommended for every beer lover!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hövels Maibock 3
On tap at the brewpub. Amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, slight grainy nose. Moderate malty, grainy and caramel with rather sweet finish. Served a bit too warm.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Hövels Dortmunder Zwickelbier 2.9
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow/orange coloured, medium sized creamy white head, mild grainy nose. Moderate malty, grainy and slight nutty with mild bitterness in the finish. Easy-drinkable.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Hövels Original 3.5
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 7 / 7 / 8 / 6 / 6 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 75
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Hövels Original 3.2
How: Draught.
Where: S:ta Clara Bierhaus, Stockholm.
Appearance: Clear amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Hops, spices, grass, bread.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, caramel, spices.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hövels Fastenbier 3.8
Erhöht karbonisierter Antrunk, das Malz ist von deutlicher Hopfenbitterkeit geprägt. Im weiteren Verlauf steigt die Hopfigkeit, die schokoladige Malzigkeit rückt fast in den Hintergrund, wird dann aber doch noch aktiv das Bier wird vollmundig, durch den Hopfeneinsatz gleichzeitig süffig, der Alkoholgehalt ist nicht erkennbar. Cremig schokoladiger Nachhall. 12/12/11/12//12
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hövels Fastenbier 4.3
on tap at the brewpub. Cloudy dark amber in the glass. Malty-smooth beginning, very soft and mild for that ABV. Smooth, easy to drink but still deep. Hints of dry smooth malt, fresh, hints of roast. Very smooth and creamy with a full body. The aftertaste has hazelnuts, nice not too roasted malt, smooth yeast. Moderate bitterness, very smooth with a dry malty ending. Great unfiltered Doppelbock!!
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hövels Original 2.9
500ml bottle in Berlin. Aroma is light yeast, malt. Appearance is clear amber with a nice brown-ish head. Taste is sweet and light sour. A strong carbonation. Light dry. Stays a bit. Good.
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hövels Original 3.1
(bottle 14/01-2014) medium beige head, clear dark amber color, good with food. BB date 04.15 L1.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hövels Original 3.1
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours chestnut with off white froth. Quite sweet, plenty of malt. Easy drinking alt.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Hövels Weihnachtsbier 3.7
(Hövels Wintebier) Spritziger, malzig hopfiger Beginn. Wenig röstig, passende hintergründige Süße. Vor allem der Hopfen steigt angenehm an, vollmundig, zum Ende auch grasig mit knackiger frischer Herbe. Gut! 12/10/11/12//12
Monday, December 15, 2014

Hövels Original 2.6
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.
Sunday, December 14, 2014