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Helles / Dortmunder Export

Meaning "light" or "pale", a traditional German pale lager produced primarily in Bavaria. These two styles are closely related, the former hailing from Dortmund and the latter from Bavaria. Both are slightly strong ƕ.0-5.6% ABV), 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
 66  3.73 Find
2Suarez Family While 
Suarez Family Brewery
Livingston , New York
 13  3.68 Find
3L'Amère à Boire Montréal Hell 
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amère à Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 69  3.65 Find
4Vrooden Helles 
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 22  3.62 Find
5Godspeed Otsukaresama Dortmunder 
Godspeed Brewery
Toronto, Ontario
 33  3.58 Find
6Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold 
Great Lakes Brewing (Ohio)
Cleveland, Ohio
 1165  3.53 Find
7pFriem Helles 
pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, Oregon
 24  3.53 Find
8Mankato Kato Lager 
Mankato Brewery
North Mankato, Minnesota
 11  3.53 Find
9Samuel Adams Bavarian Lager 
Boston Beer Company
Boston, Massachusetts
 39  3.5 Find
10Uinta Fest Helles 
Uinta Brewing Company
Salt Lake City, Utah
 42  3.5 Find
11Tired Hands Helles Other People  
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
 66  3.48 Find
12Cloudwater Helles (S•S19) 
Cloudwater Brew Co
Manchester, England
 10  3.45 Find
13Wayfinder Hell 
Wayfinder Beer
Portland, Oregon
 13  3.45 Find
14Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier 
Brauerei Heller
Bamberg, Germany
 1181  3.44 Find
15Surly Hell 
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 474  3.44 Find
16Chuckanut Dortmunder 
Chuckanut Brewery
Bellingham, Washington
 10  3.43 Find
17Good Guys Go To Helles 
Good Guys Brew
Karlstad, Sweden
 20  3.43 Find
18Witzgall Vollbier 
Brauerei Witzgall
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany
 64  3.43 Find
19Lakefront My Turn #023: Dylan 
Lakefront Brewery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 15  3.43 Find
20Idle Hands Craft Ales Klara 
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Malden, Massachusetts
 11  3.42 Find
21Modern Times / Wayfinder Abaddon 
Modern Times Beer
San Diego, California
 16  3.42 Find
22Nils Oscar God Lager Ofiltrerad 
Nils Oscar
Nyköping, Sweden
 42  3.42 Find
23Holy Mountain Second Death 
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington
 11  3.41 Find
24Perennial Brew for the Crew 
Perennial Artisan Ales
St. Louis, Missouri
 21  3.4 Find
25Bauhöfer Schwarzwaldmarie 
Familienbrauerei Bauhöfer
Renchen-Ulm, Germany
 23  3.39 Find


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