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
Tegernseer Hell
Germany
3
3.217
Amsterdam 2017 Helles Golden Lager
Canada
3
3.134
Licher Export
Germany
3
2.467
Water Street Munich Lager
WI, United States
3
3.034
Allgauer Weihnachtsbier
Germany
3
3.150
Alfa Super Dortmunder
Netherlands
3
2.967
Aktien Hell
Germany
3
3.084
Reichenbrander Unser Helles
Germany
3
2.934
Crooked River Select Lager
OH, United States
3
3.400
Ceres Royal Selection
Denmark
3
2.767
Church-Key Lift Lock Lager
Canada
3
3.100
Leinenkugel Hoppin' Helles
WI, United States
3
3.100
Beau's All Natural Farm Table Series: Helles
Canada
3
3.200
Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles
MA, United States
3
3.134
Atwater Hell
MI, United States
3
3.184
Oettinger Export
Germany
3
2.900
Taps Helles
CA, United States
3
3.000
Scheyern Klosterbier Hell
Germany
3
2.984
Hofbrauhaus Newport Premium Lager
KY, United States
3
3.317
Kichesippi Heller High Water
Canada
3
3.100