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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Pale Bitter European beer German Helles Exportbier

BJCP 5C

BJCP 2015 5C German Helles Exportbier example
5C - German Helles Exportbier

 

Overall Impression

A pale, well-balanced, smooth German lager that is slightly stronger than the average beer with a moderate body and a mild, aromatic hop and malt character.

Comments

Sometimes known as Dortmunder or Dortmunder Export. Brewed to a slightly higher starting gravity than other light lagers, providing a firm malty body and underlying maltiness to complement the sulfate-accentuated hop bitterness. The term "Export" is a beer strength descriptor under German brewing tradition, and is not strictly synonymous with the "Dortmunder" style; beer from other cities or regions can be brewed to Export strength, and labeled as such (even if not necessarily exported).

Commercial Examples

DAB Original, Dortmunder Kronen, Dortmunder Union Export, Flensburger Gold, Gordon Biersch Golden Export, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold

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VITAL

  • OG:  1048 - 1056
  • FG:  1010 - 1015
  • ABV: 4.8 - 6
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • SRM: 4 - 7
BJCP 2015 5C - German Helles Exportbier Commercial Example
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