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
Amsterdam 2017 Helles Golden Lager
Canada
3
3.134
Benediktiner Original / Benediktiner Hell
Germany
3
3.167
Oettinger Export
Germany
3
2.900
Taps Brewing Premium Lager
Canada
2
3.200
Suonen Gold
Switzerland
2
2.820
Amerisports Half Court Light
MO, United States
2
2.940
Ringnes Bayersk Lager
Norway
2
2.900
Oettinger Urtyp
Germany
2
3.020
Kaltenberg Hell
Germany
2
3.320
Fauerbach Export
WI, United States
2
3.020
Appenzeller Lager Hell
Switzerland
2
2.880
Hasseröder Premium Export
Germany
2
2.940
Three Towns Sommar-Lager
Sweden
2
2.740
Kronen Brauhaus Export
Germany
2
3.260
Moritz Fiege Gründer Hell
Germany
2
2.920
Ottos Helles Lager
PA, United States
2
2.960
Depot Street Loose Caboose Lager
TN, United States
2
3.240
Iron Hill Dortmunder
DE, United States
2
3.240
Alpirsbacher Kleiner Monch
Germany
2
3.180
Rock Bottom Munich Gold
CO, United States
2
2.740