OG: 13.5 Plato
Golden, dry, bready, moderate bitterness, refreshing
In the 1870’s the bottom fermented beers had swept Europe and the bustling working class city of Dortmund developed its own adaption of the Pilsner style. The Dortmund style is slightly darker than pilsner, a burnished honey gold, edging toward amber. It steers away from the bold hop bitterness and aroma of Pilsner, preferring a firm maltiness, a full-bodied, slightly sweet palate; and a clean, dry finish. Chuckanut’s Dormunder bier is a thing of beauty and deliciously refreshing.
Dortmunder features more malt flavor and alcohol heft than a Pilsner or Helles, which makes it work particularly nice with pork, burgers, seared venison, veal, and plain grilled steak. Dortmunder is still bitter enough to handle spicy food but has sweet elements that are complementary to Thai food and Indian dishes.
Clean, Dry Finish