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Hövels Original | Hövels Hausbrauerei

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3.72/5
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129 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hövels Hausbrauerei
Germany
hoevels-hausbrauerei.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by revdrjbob on 02-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,186
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
129
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of cruzbay
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Andrew526
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear mahogany color with tan head. Aroma has toasted malt, a hint of brown sugar and some earthy hops. Taste starts with bread crust, toasted malts, continues with earthy hops and finishes quite bitter. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall it's a legit altbier but a bit boring.

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Photo of billyrenfroe
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StoughtonGuy
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of sdrenfrow
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of silverking
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- amber with a thin off white head. Head retention is lacking. Poor lacing definition.

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.

O- Nice enough . Not great.

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Photo of emerge077
2.94/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Oddball beer sampled during the 8th annual German pub crawl. Quick review from written notes. Served in a small pilsner flute at Resi's Bierstube, on special for $3.00. Although it was a recent arrival to the bar, unfortunately it was already out of code, BBD: 12.11.12.

Darker color, reddish orange brown with some clarity and rapid carbonation visible. It maintains a small head for the duration of the glass.

Smells a little like iced tea, and tastes like vaguely malty unsweetened iced tea, with some cardboard notes of oxidation. Simultaneously watery and effervescent. Sort of bland and uninspired. Would be nice to try a fresher sample, but I haven't seen this beer anywhere else before.

2014: on draft at Radler, a little better and not as oxidized. Would give it a 3.25.

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Photo of Bromine
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of clarknova
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of herrburgess
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ranger7
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BeerTruck
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JALIEN
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never seen this German brew before, until I walked into my local Costco and bought a mixed case (18 bottles) of German beer. This was one of them.

Clear, yet darker amber color. Quick head, super thin foam that recedes to nothing quickly. Only one column of bubbles.

Toasted cracker and dry bread crust aroma. Maybe a little earthy hop aroma for some balance.

Crisp like a lager for sure. Nice, crisp bite on the front of the tongue with each sip. Toasted bread crust with an earthy, bitter bite from the earthy hops.

Pretty crisp, easy drinkin Altbier. Not bad, but not worth buying again.

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Photo of TerryB
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium to dark amber in color with some moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with some notes of caramel sweetness as well as some fruity yeasts.

T: Light to moderate flavors of bready and caramel malts but without the expected sweetness from the aroma. Light amounts of earthy hops that impart some light bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - reminds me of a visit to Dortmund a couple of years ago where I enjoyed quite a few of these. Nice flavors and aromas, pretty true to the style in my opinion. Nice complexity and balance.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Hövels Original from Hövels Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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