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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Astaldo's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Astaldo (165) - Bremen, - AUG 11, 2013
Dark brown beer with a small brown head. Rich nose with malts, grain and straw, lots of roasted malt and caramel in the flavour. A bit sweet, and nice hoppy bitterness the finish. The body is quite thin and the carbnation is moderate. Overall a quite tasty beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALIBALI (1109) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2017
Nett, nicht mehr. Leicht karamelig nussige Nase, a little bit Würzhopfaromen und ein frisch erdiger Trunk, mit einen Tick Malzsweetness, lassen den Sud gut wegrutschen. 0,3 vom Hahn beim heißen neuen Mexikaner am Dreiecksplatz.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (1643) - Hannover, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2016
Aroma: caramel and melanoidins, iron. Appearance: clear reddish-golden color and amazing creamy head. Taste: iron, caramel, melanoidins, low herbal bitterness, dry. Palate: low body and high carbonation. Overall: Rather strange combination of alt and vienna lager. Drinkable, that’s all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumpelmies (158) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Beautiful Red colour. Smells of central european hops and malts. Reminds me of a Pils. Taste is nutty, bitter and metallic. Long lasting bitter finish. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhere between creamy and watery. This is not outstanding but an alright brew. Not sure about the style though, feels like a mix of Alt and Pils.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbertels (431) - NORWAY - NOV 19, 2016
Backlog. Swingtop bottle at bar in Hamburg. Amber colour, builds an impressive, creamy head. Malt, caramel and floral notes. Medium- to full-bodied taste is rich and mealy, bitter aftermath. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (398) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
Indeed a beer that distinguishes it self from others by its special red-gold color and warm roasty taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnicolaescu (2270) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 6, 2016
SWING-TOP. Clear dar amber, off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and somewhat mealy. The taste seem totally lacking malt sweetness, very mealy with an unbalanced hoppy bitterness. Somewhat unrefined.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2257) - 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 (2680) - 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 (1238) - 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.


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