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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
 48  3.73 Find
2Suarez Family While 
Suarez Family Brewery
Livingston , New York
 12  3.69 Find
3L'Amère à Boire Montréal Hell 
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amère à Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 68  3.66 Find
4Vrooden Helle 
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 20  3.59 Find
5Hopfenstark Helles  
L’Assomption, Quebec
 49  3.55 Find
6New Albanian Good Intentions 
New Albanian Brewing Company
New Albany, Indiana
 10  3.54 Find
7Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold 
Great Lakes Brewing (Ohio)
Cleveland, Ohio
 1156  3.53 Find
8Mankato Kato Lager 
Mankato Brewery
North Mankato, Minnesota
 11  3.53 Find
9Tired Hands Helles Other People  
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
 56  3.52 Find
10pFriem Helles 
pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, Oregon
 21  3.49 Find
11Uinta Fest Helles 
Uinta Brewing Company
Salt Lake City, Utah
 33  3.47 Find
12Godspeed Dortmunder 
Godspeed Brewery
Toronto, Ontario
 16  3.46 Find
13Short's Thirstie Mutilator 
Short's Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 20  3.46 Find
14Surly Hell 
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 465  3.44 Find
15Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier 
Brauerei Heller
Bamberg, Germany
 1134  3.43 Find
16Lakefront My Turn #023: Dylan 
Lakefront Brewery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 15  3.43 Find
17Other Half / Interboro Interhalf Helles 
Other Half Brewing
Brooklyn, New York
 17  3.43 Find
18Nils Oscar God Lager Ofiltrerad 
Nils Oscar
Nyköping, Sweden
 42  3.42 Find
19Witzgall Vollbier 
Brauerei Witzgall
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany
 61  3.41 Find
20Good Guys Go To Helles 
Good Guys Brew
Karlstad, Sweden
 15  3.41 Find
21Holy Mountain Second Death 
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington
 11  3.41 Find
22Austin Beer Garden Hell Yes 
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
Austin, Texas
 17  3.4 Find
23Le Trou du Diable Germaine 
Le Trou du Diable (Six Pints - Molson Coors)
Shawinigan, Quebec
 26  3.39 Find
24Perennial Brew for the Crew 
Perennial Artisan Ales
St. Louis, Missouri
 20  3.39 Find
25Schell Fort Road Helles 
August Schell Brewing Company
New Ulm, Minnesota
 17  3.39 Find


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