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Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager
Style Information
Dortmunder or Export Lager is a pale lager that originated in Dortmund, Germany. This is a lighter pilsener style that became popular beginning in 1873 in the industrial town of its origin. Due to the popularity of this style, Dortmund became one of the earliest brewing centers in Germany.

The color should be pale yellow to a slightly deep golden. The aroma should have minimal hop notes, but they should at least be present. Also a malty sweetness should be quite notable. The taste should follow the aroma, with sweet malts very prominent and low to medium hop bitterness. The feel should be medium bodied. ABV should range from 5% to 6%. IBUs should be from 20 to 30.

Recommend glassware for this style
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pilsner Glass Pilsener glasses are primarily designed for serving pilseners, but they do well with many other lighter beer styles also. They tend to start with a short neck at the bottom and taper unwards to ... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]

Top Consumed Dortmunder / Export Lager
1. Dortmunder Gold by Great Lakes Brewing Company42
2. Hoponius Union by Jack's Abby Brewing9
3. Dortmunder Lager by Big Sky Brewing Company3
4. Dortmunder Lager by Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub3
5. Shiner Frost by Spoetzl Brewery3
6. Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager by Two Brothers Brewing Company2
7. Imperial Dortmunder by Great Lakes Brewing Company2
8. South Texas Lager by Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling2
9. Dortmunder by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery2
10. Shiner Spring Ale Dortmunder by Spoetzl Brewery1

Top Reviews Dortmunder / Export Lager
 BeerAvg Score
1. Hoponius Union by Jack's Abby Brewing86
2. Continental Pilsner by Brugge Brasserie80
3. Dortmunder Gold by Great Lakes Brewing Company79
4. LongShot - Dortmunder Style Export by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)75
5. Imperial Dortmunder by Great Lakes Brewing Company72
6. BBK Export by Binding-Brauerei AG70
7. Dubeneck's Dortmunder Style Lager by Barrel House Brewing Company70
8. Yebisu (Premium) by Sapporo Breweries Ltd.58