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Des de Moor
Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
Writer of "Probably the best book about beer in London" - Londonist
"A necessity if you're a beer geek travelling to London town" - Beer Advocate
"A joy to read" - Roger Protz
"Very authoritative" - Tim Webb.
"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
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From the cellar: Lefebvre Barbãr Bok

Lefebvre Barbãr (Winter) Bok

ABV: 8% Origin: Quenast, Brabant-Wallonie, Wallonia Website: www.brasserielefebvre.be First published: 5 February 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. At the time the beer was was 8% ABV, and […]

From the cellar: Het Anker Mechelschen Bruynen

Het Anker Mechelschen Bruynen

ABV: 6% Origin: Mechelen, Antwerpen, Flanders Website: www.hetanker.be First published: 22 January 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Sadly this is one of the historic beers since retired […]

From the cellar: Hoegaarden Spéciale

Hoegaarden Spéciale

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Hoegaarden, Vlaams-Brabant, Flanders Website: hoegaarden.com First published: 8 January 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Hoegaarden Spéciale is still occasionally obtainable as a winter special, but you […]

From the cellar: Abbaye du Val-Dieu Brune

Val Dieu Brune

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Aubel, Liège, Wallonia Website: valdieu.com First published: 6 November 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. This beer is still available, though has had its ABV hiked […]

From the cellar: Regenboog ‘t Smisje Honingbier

De Regenboog ‘t Smisje Honingbier

ABV: 6% Origin: Assebroek (Brugge), West-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: www.smisje.belgianbeerboard.com Date: 23 October 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

De Regenboog (The Rainbow) was originally a printing business […]

From the cellar: Louwaege Hapkin

Louweage Hapkin

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Kortemark, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders Date: 23 October 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

The Louwaege brewery, founded in 1877, closed in 2002 when the founding family sold it […]

From the cellar: Palm Aerts 1900

Palm Aerts 1900

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Steenhuffel (Londerzeel), Vlaams-Brabant, Flanders Website: http://palm.be Date: 25 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Palm is still very much around as one of Belgium’s national […]

From the cellar: Cantillon Iris 1996

Cantillon Iris

ABV: 5% Origin: Anderlecht, Brussel Website: www.cantillon.be Date: 18 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Iris has since become a relatively regular part of Cantillon’s range: it’s very highly regarded, […]

From the cellar: Girardin Gueuze Etiquette Noir

Gueuze Girardin 1882 (Zwart etiket)

ABV: 5% Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.brouwerijgirardin.com Date: 8 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Thankfully this world classic is still very much around, and […]

From the cellar: Prignon Fantôme

Prignon Fantôme Saison

ABV: 8% Origin: Soy, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.fantome.be Date: 8 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

Dany Prignon is still brewing his eccentric beers today: indeed it appears […]