Helles / Dortmunder

Helles / Dortmunder

869 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
Chuckanut Helles
WA, United States
2
3.160
Dremel Helles
Germany
2
3.420
Braustolz Spezial
Germany
2
3.020
Wurzburger for Oktoberfest
Germany
2
2.880
Back Road Millennium Lager
IN, United States
2
3.160
Schlafly Dortmunder
MO, United States
2
3.320
Tegernseer 1806 Max I. Joseph Jubiläums Export
Germany
2
2.920
Tegernseer Spezial
Germany
2
2.960
Ahornberger Landbier Würzig
Germany
2
2.820
Ankerbräu Edel Tropfen
Germany
2
3.000
Appenzeller Lager Hell
Switzerland
2
2.880
Bench Brewing Lincoln Lager
Canada
2
3.060
Frankenmuth Twisted Helles
MI, United States
2
3.100
Sonnenbrau Lager Hell
Switzerland
2
2.920
Kaltenberg Hell
Germany
2
3.320
Pinkus Special
Germany
2
3.080
Beer Academy Dortmunder
Canada
2
3.320
Feldschlößchen Export
Germany
2
2.980
Edenton Helles Angel Golden Lager
NC, United States
2
3.060
Arcobräu Mooser Liesl Helles
Germany
2
3.200