Hövels Original | Hövels Hausbrauerei

BA SCORE
83
good
129 Ratings
Hövels OriginalHövels Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hövels Hausbrauerei
Germany
hoevels-hausbrauerei.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by revdrjbob on 02-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great dark Amber beer from a small brewery in the great beer and soccer city of Dortmund.

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.

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3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.61/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer with many different flavors in the background of a solid, sweet, and creamy essence. The mouthfeel is divine, and the flavor has good depth. At 1.19 euro for a half liter, it is quite expensive, but it is hard to drink it slow as such. A very inviting beer I would recommend to anyone.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jesseejames
4.68/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

picked this up in flip top from the supermarket in Bad Bentheim just to try something different. Pours a brown red gorgeous color bee with a white slightly brownish head that lingers and slight lacing. Wonderful nose of malts and grain and the taste is of carmel and nuts. A nice mix of carmel malt and hops for a wonderful mouth and dry finish. I really like this beer-could drink too much!

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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Takahiro
2.96/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: tanned, clear, with lots of foams
Smell: malty, bready,
Taste: bready malt, slight biscuit and some slight chocolate, subdued hop
Feel: good malt body, without chewiness (not too much caramel)
Overall: it's OK, but nothing special

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +6%

Hövels Original
On tap at Die Stammkneipe / Der Schwarze Kölner, Brooklyn, NY, 23 August 2014

Notes: Bready/biscuity malt. Golden caramel. Dry apple & minor pear notes from the yeast. Some spicy/floral hop flavors. Really nicely balanced. Firm bitterness. Finishes dry with some residual leafy caramel.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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