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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: Prignon Fantôme La Dalmatienne (Blond)

Prignon Fantôme La Dalmatienne

ABV: 8% Origin: Soy (Erezée), Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.fantome.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. Like all products from this brewery, availability and consistency […]

From the cellar: La Saint-Monon Brune

Saint-Monon La Saint-Monon Brune

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Ambly (Nassogne), Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.saintmonon.be First published: 19 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.

Brasserie Saint-Monon is still in operation and this beer […]

From the cellar: Lefebvre Abbaye de Bonne-Espérance (Ambrée)

Abbaye de Bonne Espérance Ambrée

ABV: 7.8% Origin: Quenast, Brabant-Wallonie, Wallonia Website: www.bonneesperance.be/fr/la-biere 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.

This beer is now an officially recognised Belgian abbey […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Millevertus Mère vertus

Beer sellers: mi orge mi houblon

ABV: 9% Origin: Tintigny, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.millevertus.be

Millevertus La mère vertus

This interesting and very small brewery from rural Wallonia was launched in Toernich in 2006 by an ex-banker with the aid of a retirement bonus. It’s since done well enough to expand in July 2011 to […]

Tilquin Gueuze à l’ancienne 2011

Gueuzerie Tilquin; Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Rebecq-Bierghes, Brabant-Wallonie, Wallonie Website: www.gueuzerietilquin.be

Tilquin Gueuze à l'ancienne 2011, à la main de M Tilquin soi-même.

This is the first release of new lambic blender Tilquin’s Oude Geuze, or Gueuze à l’ancienne as the Wallonian-based enterprise prefers to label it. A little controversially, the […]

Blaugies La Moneuse

Beer sellers: Beermania

ABV: 8% Origin: Blaugies-Dour, Hainaut, Wallonie

Blaugies La Moneuse

Though the centre of gravity of Belgian speciality brewing is skewed towards the Dutch-speaking north, some of the most interesting and rustic Belgian beers come from small rural breweries in the French-speaking south of the country. Consider Blaugies, a brewery in a […]

Bocq St Feuillien Brune

Beer sellers: Beermania

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Purnode, Hainaut, Wallonie Website: www.st-feuillien.com, www.bocq.be

Du Bocq St Feuillien Brune

Feuillien or Foillan was an Irish evangelist who, like numerous others, took up the viable 7th century lifestyle choice of wandering Europe preaching and setting up monasteries. Shortly after founding one at Fosse-la-Ville near Nivelles he was […]