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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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 46
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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Photo of namdiez
5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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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Photo of jcance
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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Photo of Rxman70
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of cruzbay
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of koneill1976
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Offa
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of clarknova
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdrenfrow
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of dbalsock
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Durandal_777
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of dmcclurejr
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of etherashe
4.23/5  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.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of tconboy
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TommyW
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.68 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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