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
Windhoek Export
Namibia
2
2.740
Grebbestad Koster
Sweden
2
2.800
Depot Street Loose Caboose Lager
TN, United States
2
3.240
Ringnes Bayersk Lager
Norway
2
2.900
Howe Sound Lager
Canada
2
3.100
Fauerbach Export
WI, United States
2
3.020
Lost Craft Divercity Helles Lager
Canada
2
3.040
Kulmbacher Monchshof Bayerisch Hell
Germany
2
2.960
Amerisports Half Court Light
MO, United States
2
2.940
La Choulette Bière du Nord La Triboulette
France
2
3.080
Braustolz Spezial
Germany
2
3.020
Moritz Fiege Gründer Hell
Germany
2
2.920
Brock Street Signature Series: Munich Lager
Canada
2
3.200
Frankenmuth Twisted Helles
MI, United States
2
3.100
Hasseröder Premium Export
Germany
2
2.940
Beer Academy Dortmunder
Canada
2
3.320
Saku Hele
Estonia
2
3.180
Dremel Helles
Germany
2
3.420
Bayreuther Brauhaus Hell
Germany
2
3.040
Ottos Helles Lager
PA, United States
2
2.960