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Hövels Original - Hövels Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
84
good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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)
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namdiez


5/5  rDev +35.1%

07-27-2012 04:04:50 | More by namdiez
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sim0n17

Germany

5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-03-2011 19:07:18 | More by sim0n17
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Rxman70

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-04-2014 22:53:48 | More by Rxman70
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mmutantl

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-21-2014 19:39:15 | More by mmutantl
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cruzbay

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-17-2013 22:18:41 | More by cruzbay
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Offa

California

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent altbier and session beer overall.

Golden brown, it has a big pale tan head steadily shrinking to rich frothy ring and thin veneer of foam.

Aroma is wonderful caramlised toasty grain, bread crust herbs, leaves, pretty full-bodied overall.

Taste is nice, lightly toasty, faintly caramelly bread crust sweetness, a nice, gently dominant toasty-woody-grassy bitterness. It's dryish but with noticeable sweetness and bitterness, and an excellent, characterful session beer as a good alt should be.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:35:53 | More by Offa
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sdrenfrow

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-28-2013 06:05:03 | More by sdrenfrow
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dbalsock

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My goodness this was a good beer... and it was only improved by the meal at the brewery.

App: Dark amber with an offwhite head that never leaves, resting proudly on top of the body.

Smell: Caramel with a hint of hops hits the nose. The aroma is not strong, but does entice.

Taste: Caramel malts with hints of molasses and raisins support the fresh barley flavor. The hops come through on the finish giving a refreshing note to this quite sweet beer.

Mouthfeel: The sweetness is further balanced by a hop bitterness that was more than I expected and quite welcome/refreshing.

Drinkability: This went very well with my meal and seemed as if it would go well with any meat dish. It also was smooth and interesting enough to make me want it back as a regular back in new york.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2009 08:37:33 | More by dbalsock
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totgolfer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-06-2013 13:24:24 | More by totgolfer
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clarknova

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-29-2013 14:53:35 | More by clarknova
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etherashe

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brown-amber color, with a thick slightly tinted head, leaving a thin bit of lace. The smell is lovely: hoppy citrus along with the hint of sweetness - whispering the promise of immaculate balance.

The taste is excellent: hops, bitter, sweetness, slowly tapering off into a mention of yeast as it dissipates. Further tastes reveal a nice caramel flavor. All is underscored by a slight creaminess. A lovely crescendo of flavors.

The mouthfeel is tart and creamy.

This is thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 17:03:47 | More by etherashe
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-14-2014 23:43:11 | More by Durandal_777
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dmcclurejr

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-08-2012 16:51:17 | More by dmcclurejr
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-17-2013 20:35:24 | More by Brushkanna
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this Hövels Original Rotgoldbier on-tap at Stilbruch in Bamberg, Germany.

The beer poured a clear, red amber color, with tall, very creamy, off-white foam that persisted and clung to the glass. The smell was very nice, with some sweet malt and a hint of noble hops. The taste was richly malty with a touch of sweetness. The hoppiness was modest up front, but became stronger toward the finish. The mouthfeel was very smooth and creamy with medium body and moderate carbonation. It was malty with a good hoppy finish. This was a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2008 22:18:09 | More by UncleJimbo
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tconboy

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle of this from a friend while enjoying a Christmas dinner in Germany at his house.

A: Pours a nice amber with a nice foamy head which disappears quickly. Decent lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: Malty and spicy. Smells pretty nice, especially for the season! I think I'm going to enjoy this with my Christmas dinner!

T: Very tasty. Smooth spicy and malty, this guy tastes pretty good, I enjoy it.

M: Smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, I like the way this feels.

D: This was very easy to drink. I would definitely have more of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 00:28:58 | More by tconboy
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TommyW

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear, dark amber with a thin off-white head. Doesn't hang around too long.

S- Sweet and roasted malts along with a nice note of hops.

T- Malt flavors up front give lots of nice flavors: roasted, nutty and a slight caramel flavors are all noticeable. Mild, herbal hop character comes in at the end along with a slightly sour taste. The sourness mixes well with the other flavors and it quite pleasant.

M- Slightly creamy mouthfeel, not a lot of carbonation.

D- Has the drinkability of any good German lager, plus this one has that extra taste complexity that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 17:00:50 | More by TommyW
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JonnoWillsteed

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2013 19:46:54 | More by JonnoWillsteed
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-03-2013 02:43:38 | More by DruC4
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-18-2013 20:02:29 | More by Ciocanelu
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 14:51:47 | More by RonaldTheriot
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-07-2011 00:31:44 | More by JohneHoodlum
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-29-2012 14:22:43 | More by LarryMyers
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-27-2011 12:06:35 | More by jhartley
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-24-2012 20:01:21 | More by kaelingirl
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Hövels Original from Hövels Hausbrauerei
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