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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.
Des de Moor

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Achouffe Mc Chouffe Brune Spéciale

Beer sellers: Beers of Europe

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Achouffe, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.achouffe.be

Achouffe La Chouffe and Mc Chouffe

Today the Achouffe brewery is one of the most internationally familiar of Belgian micros, with its cheerful trademark “chouffes” (gnomes) grinning out from beer store shelves in more than 20 countries. All this must […]

Sainte Hélène Djean d’Mady

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009. Beer sellers: Beermania

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Èthe, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: http://www.sainte-helene.be/

Sainte Hélène La Djean d'Mady

Founded in 1999 by home brewer Eddy Pourtois, who named it after a street he walked down when working as a postman, Ste-Hélène, originally in Virton, has […]

Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noël

First published in BEER December 2007 as part of a piece about strong beers for the festive season. For more strong festive beers see previous post.

ABV: 9 per cent Origin: Montignies-sur-Roc, Hainaut, Wallonie Website www.abbaye-des-rocs.com

Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noël

Belgium excels at producing strong bottle conditioned ales for laying down, including seasonal […]

Dupont Biolégère

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 3.5% Origin: Tourpes, Hainaut, Wallonie Website: www.brasserie-dupont.com

Dupont Biolégère

Dupont, founded in 1844, is the highest regarded of the traditional farmhouse saison breweries of Hainaut though its talents stretch far beyond the traditional parameters of this sturdy, rustic style. […]

Vapeur Saison de Pipaix

A shortened version of this piece appears in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die (May 2010).

ABV: 6% Origin: Pipaix, Hainaut, Wallonie Website: www.vapeur.com First brewed: 1785 Serving temperature: 8-10°C

Vapeur Saison de Pipaix

“Born in 1785 with the brewery”, says the publicity for this idiosyncratic speciality, though in truth […]

Achouffe N'Ice Chouffe

ABV: 10% Origin: Achouffe, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.achouffe.be

Achouffe N'Ice Chouffe

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell Illustrated.

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La Rulles Blonde

ABV: 7% Origin: Rulles, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.larulles.be

La Rulles Blonde

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell Illustrated.

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Du Bocq Gauloise Blonde

ABV: 6.3% Origin: Purnode, Namur, Wallonie Website: www.bocq.be

Du Bocq Gauloise Blonde

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell Illustrated.

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Du Bocq Corsendonk Agnus Tripel

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Purnode, Namur, Wallonie Website: www.bocq.be, www.corsendonk.com

Du Bocq Corsendonk Agnus Tripel

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

Also known as Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale.

A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell […]

Rulles JeanChris Numéro 1

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER February 2010 as part of a piece about beers to taste with chocolate.

ABV: 6% Origin: Rulles, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.larulles.be, www.miorgemihoublon.be

Rulles JeanChris Numéro 1

Chocolate may seem a curious entry on the long list of foods that go better with beer […]