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These two styles are closely related, the former hailing from Dortmund and the latter from Bavaria. Both are slightly strong (5.0-5.6%), malt-accented pale lagers. The cookie-like or bready maltiness should be very much in evidence in a traditional example. These beers are clean and easy to drink in quantity. Some Dortmunders made in Denmark and the Netherlands are stronger.

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1Hill Farmstead Marie 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 39  3.75 Find
2Suarez Family While 
Suarez Family Brewery
Livingston , New York
 12  3.69 Find
3L'Amère à Boire Montréal Hell 
L’Amère à Boire
Montreal, Quebec
 67  3.65 Find
4Vrooden Helle 
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 17  3.61 Find
5Cigar City Hoppier Than Helles 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 33  3.56 Find
6Jack's Abby / New England Beer Geek Helles 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 21  3.56 Find
7Hopfenstark Helles  
L’Assomption, Quebec
 49  3.55 Find
8Tired Hands Helles Other People  
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
 53  3.55 Find
9Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold 
Great Lakes Brewing (Ohio)
Cleveland, Ohio
 1153  3.54 Find
10Mankato Kato Lager 
Mankato Brewery
North Mankato, Minnesota
 11  3.53 Find
11pFriem Helles 
pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, Oregon
 20  3.48 Find
12Lakefront My Turn #023: Dylan 
Lakefront Brewery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 13  3.47 Find
13Short's Thirstie Mutilator 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 20  3.46 Find
14Other Half / Interboro Interhalf Helles 
Other Half Brewing
Brooklyn, New York
 15  3.45 Find
15Surly Hell 
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 460  3.44 Find
16Ol' Republic Hell Beer 
Ol’ Republic Brewery
Nevada City, California
 10  3.43 Find
17Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier 
Brauerei Heller
Bamberg, Germany
 1116  3.43 Find
18Nils Oscar God Lager Ofiltrerad 
Nils Oscar
Nyköping, Sweden
 42  3.42 Find
19Godspeed Pitch & Pray Series: Dortmunder 
Godspeed Brewery
Toronto, Ontario
 13  3.41 Find
20Austin Beer Garden Hell Yes 
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
Austin, Texas
 16  3.39 Find
21Le Trou du Diable Germaine 
Le Trou du Diable (MolsonCoors)
Shawinigan, Quebec
 26  3.39 Find
22Perennial Brew for the Crew 
Perennial Artisan Ales
St. Louis, Missouri
 20  3.39 Find
23Witzgall Vollbier 
Brauerei Witzgall
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany
 57  3.39 Find
24Schell Fort Road Helles 
August Schell Brewing Company
New Ulm, Minnesota
 16  3.39 Find
25Queen City South End Lager 
Queen City Brewery
Burlington, Vermont
 13  3.38 Find


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