Helles / Dortmunder

Helles / Dortmunder

814 beers | 3.190 Avg Score

These two lager styles are very similar and are often grouped as only one style. The helles ("bright") style originated in the Munich / Bavaria areas of Germany, while the Dortmunder from Dortmund in Northern Germany. Both are golden yellow pale lagers with somewhat showy white heads. They feature grainy, bready, biscuity, even cookie-like (but never caramel) malt backbones with a noticeable hops presence (Dortmunders tend to be slightly more hopped than Helles). Both styles fall short of the hop levels typical of Pilsners, but they are crisp and clean, somewhat balanced lagers with a sometimes dry finish. Both also make for good "session" beers due to their high drinkability.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Mueller Munich Lager
MO, United States
7
3.410
Horse Piss Beer
KY, United States
6
2.455
Sudwerk Helles
CA, United States
6
3.278
Iron Hill Lodestone Lager
DE, United States
6
3.133
Svyturys Ekstra Draught
Lithuania
6
2.889
Andechser Hell
Germany
6
3.155
Appalachian Mountain Lager
PA, United States
6
2.600
Barrel House Duveneck Dortmunder
OH, United States
6
3.122
Pilsen Callao
Peru
6
2.922
Great Lakes Locktender Lager
OH, United States
6
3.189
Fix Hellas
Greece
6
2.700
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles
OH, United States
6
3.145
Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Hell
Germany
5
3.313
Petes Wicked Helles Lager
TX, United States
5
3.300
Capital Bavarian Lager
WI, United States
5
3.488
Firestone Walker Lager
CA, United States
5
3.113
Buzzards Bay Olde Buzzard Lager
MA, United States
5
3.200
Appenzeller Quöllfrisch Lager Hell
Switzerland
5
3.063
Weltenburger Klosterbrauerei Urtyp Hell
Germany
5
3.325
Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager
PA, United States
5
3.138