After World War II, Export was the most popular type of beer in Germany until 1970, when it was supplanted by Pils. Its fortunes have revived a little since its low point of the late 1990s. In 2008, just under 10% of the beer sold in German shops was Export.
Dortmund style beers
Brewers outside of Germany who brew beers they term Dortmunder will tend to brew a pale lager with a soft, rounded character.
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