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Hövels Original - Hövels Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
83
good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%


Brewed by:
Hövels Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: revdrjbob on 02-13-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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11-08-2012 16:51:17 | More by dmcclurejr
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From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

Very happy to see a true Altbier grace our presence in the US. The style clearly does not get enough attention or even respect. Liquid bread is the first thing that comes to mind, obviously drinkable and with just enough complexity to keep us thinking.

LOOK: Clear, brassy amber; impressive lacing

SMELL: Malty, loaf of bread, faint caramel, grape skin, herbal, clean

TASTE: Crisp, toasted grain, dark bread, dried grass, slightly biscuity, mineral, balancing hop bitterness, mealy apple skin, leafy, slight alcoholic warmth, dry-ish finish

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11-27-2013 22:59:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Poured from the bottle purchased on Camp Hansen Okinawa.

A - Clear brown with a slight red tint, three fingers of white head.

S - Simple, smells like fermenting hops and light malts

T - Hop bitterness in the front, pretzels and bread in the middle, bitter in back. The bitterness is really one dimensional almost skunky, like a Heineken except much more palatable to me.

M - Light medium bottle, medium amount of carbonation pleasantly felt on the tongue.

Overall this is a pleasant altbier, brings both malt and hop character to the field. Not complex, but it doesn't always have to be, I can respect that.

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A- poured into a tulip (it was either that or Shaker pint). Came out a deep, beautiful amber with a nice creamy white head. It doesn't last long but leaves nice lacing.

S- Some nice malt/bread notes. Maybe a hint of raisin.

T- Pretty straightforward. Dark bread is more forward with just a slight hint of hops on the finish.

M- Pretty smooth with a hint of carbonation on the finish.

O- Not complicated, but good all the same. There's nothing mind-blowing but one I would drink again.

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S- grain, honey, earthy European hops. A little bit of a skunky smell as well. Gotta love green bottles.

T- slightly tart grains, mild hop bitterness, dry watery finish.

M- light bodied with moderate, prickly carbonation. Watery finish.

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Hövels Original from Hövels Hausbrauerei
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.