Dortmunder Export

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The original Dortmunder Export

Dortmunder Export or Dortmunder is a pale lager originally brewed by Dortmunder Union in Dortmund, Germany, in 1873. It is a soft-textured beer influenced by the Pilsner lager brewed in Pilsen.

History[edit]

After World War II, Export was the most popular type of beer in Germany until 1970, when it was supplanted by Pils.[1] 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.[2]

Dortmund style beers[edit]

An example of a beer brewed in USA, and termed Dortmunder

Fred Eckhardt in A Treatise on Lager Beers, published in 1969, set out the view that Dortmunder is a distinctive enough pale lager to be classed as a separate beer style.[3] Michael Jackson and Roger Protz continued the trend, although with a certain faint heart, uneasy at pinning down exactly the distinctive nature of the beer.[4][5][6] Brewers outside of Germany who brew beers they term Dortmunder will tend to brew a pale lager with a soft, rounded character.</ref>

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die Biere Deutschlands, by Holhuber and Kaul, 1993
  2. ^ "German beer sales by type (German)". Deutscher Brauer Bund. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ Fred Eckhardt, A Treatise on Lager Beers: How to Make Good Beer at Home, 1969, ISBN 0-9606302-3-6
  4. ^ Michael Jackson. "Michael Jackson's Beer Hunter — Beer Styles: Export". www.beerhunter.com. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  5. ^ Roger Protz. "beer-pages.com — all you need to know about beer". www.beer-pages.com. Retrieved 2008-05-06. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, Ohio". www.greatlakesbrewing.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Michael Jackson, The World Guide to Beer, 1977, pp68–69, Ballantine Books, ISBN 0-345-27408-3
  • Roger Protz, The Taste of Beer, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998, pp200–202, ISBN 0-297-83624-2