They say…

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

Ads


Koningshoeven La Trappe Dubbel

Beer sellers: Beers of Europe

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Berkel-Enschot, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Website: www.latrappe.nl

Koningshoeven La Trappe Dubbel

The only official Trappist brewery outside Belgium is operated by the secular Bavaria brewery in partnership with the brothers of the Abdij Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven near Tilburg — for more background see the review of […]

Molen Tsarina Esra Reserve

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2008.

ABV: 11% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl

Molen de Arkduif, where Brouwerij de Molen is based. Photo: PH Louw, from Wikimedia Commons.

Available from a huge claret cask at the Great British Beer Festival, this limited edition imperial porter is from one […]

Grolsch Premium Weizen

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands Website: www.grolsch.nl

Grolsch Premium Weizen

They may have been bought up SAB-Miller but Grolsch are certainly keeping up the quality with this relatively new Bavarian-style wheat beer, which raised eyebrows by beating several German producers in blind […]

Molen Revelation Cat Whole Milk Mild

Great British Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 3.5% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl

Revelation Cat Whole Milk Mild

This is a beer deserving of the description ‘eclectic’: a cross between two traditional and somewhat neglected English beer styles, mild and milk stout, commissioned by an Italian and brewed by a Dutchman. The idea was […]

St Christoffel Christoffel Blond

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

ABV: 6% Origin: Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.christoffelbier.nl

St Christoffel Christoffel Blond

Another of the Netherlands’ most outstanding beers, this is the flagship brew of St Christoffel, founded by Leo Brand, scion of the Brand […]

Schans Van Vollenhoven & Co's Extra Stout

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. Top Tastings 2008. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 7% Origin: Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.schansbier.nl

Van Vollenhoven poster

Van Vollenhoven’s Extra Stout is arguably one of the best beers currently produced in the Netherlands, and it’s also a piece of […]

St Christoffel Christoffel Bok

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

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.christoffelbier.nl First brewed: 2005 Serving temperature: 8-10°C

Christoffel Bok reclame

Dutch autumn bokbier must be one of the most underpublicized beer styles outside its home country: world […]

Hertog Jan Grand Prestige

ABV: 10% Origin: Arcen, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.hertogjan.nl

Hertog Jan Grand Prestige

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.

Buy the book from amazon.co.uk

Read more about […]

Molen Bloed, Zweet en Tranen (Bruichladdich)

Top tastings 2009

ABV: 8.1% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl

De Molen Bloed, Zweet en Tranen

Menno Olivier’s De Molen (“the mill”) brewery is in a 17th century windmill called De Ardkuif beside the Oude Rijn river bang in the middle of the Groene Hart, the rural “green heart” within the urban […]

Hertog Jan Dubbel

Originally published in BEER February 2006.

To read about more beers stocked by Morrisons, see previous post.

ABV 7 per cent Origin Arcen, Limburg, the Netherlands Buy from Morrisons Website www.hertogjan.nl

Hertog Jan Dubbel

The Arcense Stoombierbrouwerij (Arcen steam brewery) in hilly Limburg dates back to 1915. Relaunched with a management buyout in 1981, […]