Dortmunder Union Export is a pale lager brewed by Dortmunder Union in Dortmund, Germany.
The publication of A Treatise on Lager Beers in 1969 set out the view that Dortmunder is a pale lager that is distinctive enough to be classed as a separate beer style. Beers that are categorised as Dortmunder and are brewed outside of the UK tend to be pale in colour with a soft, rounded character.
Dortmunder Union Export is clear golden in colour with visible carbonation and a large, foamy head. The aroma is faintly sweet with grainy malts and a hint of grassy hops and hay. The flavour follows the nose with slightly sweet, grainy malt at the forefront. The finish is lightly bitter with a slight metallic aftertaste. This lager is light to medium bodied with a full, almost creamy, mouthfeel and lively carbonation.