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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 archive: Van Steenberge Bornem Dubbel

Van Steenberge Bornem Dubbel

ABV: 8% (now 7.2%) Origin: Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: www.vansteenberge.com Date: 16 April 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.

The beer is still in production, though at a […]

From the cellar: Liefmans Jan van Gent

Liefmans Jan van Gent

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen Website: www.liefmans.be First published: 26 March 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.

Liefmans owner Riva went bankrupt in 2007, and the brewery […]

From the cellar: Interbrew (Artois, AB InBev) Campbell’s Christmas Ale

AB InBev Campbell’s Christmas Ale

ABV: 8.3% Origin: Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Date: 26 March 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.

Campbell, Hope & King’s Argyle Brewery in Edinburgh’s Cowgate was founded in […]

From the cellar: Boelens Klokbier (Tripel Klok)

Boelens Klokbier (Tripel Klok)

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Belsele, Oost-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: www.brouwerijboelens.be First published: 12 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.

I got the significance of the name badly wrong, forgetting […]

From the cellar: Van Eecke Het Kapittel Pater and Prior

Van Eecke Kapittel Pater

ABV: 6% and 9% Origin: Watou, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: www.leroybreweries.be First published: 12 and19 February 2001

Two more reviews from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left them uncorrected — so please read them in that historical spirit.

The Van Eecke brewery in Watou […]

From the cellar: Hanssens Oudbeitje

Hanssens Oudbeitje

ABV: 6% Origin: Dworp (Beersel), Vlaams-Brabant, Flanders 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.

Hanssens, established in 1871, remains — just — as the last of the […]

From the cellar: Van Steenberge Augustijn (St Stefanus) Grand Cru

Van Steenberge Augustijn Grand Cru

ABV: 9% Origin: Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: www.vansteenberge.com 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.

Augustijn Grand Cru is still available from Van Steenberge, […]

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: 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 […]