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


Grasser Huppendorfer Vollbier

, Beer Sellers: , Nürnberg

ABV: 5%
Origin: Huppendorf, Franken/Bayern, Germany

Hupperdorfer Bier

Vollbier, “full beer”, is a tax category that accounts for the vast majority of German beers and rarely appears on labels, except in Franconia where it’s become specialised to full-bodied standard strength lagers that come out a deeper shade of blond. This delicious unpasteurised, unfiltered example is from a village brewery and brewpub in Huppendorf near Königsfeld which dates back to 1688, and has been in the Grasser family since 1742.

It’s a deep golden beer with a fine off-white head and a lightly hoppy and malty aroma with creamy yeast tones and a slight hint of farmyard. The generously malty palate is smooth, straightforward and slightly peachy, with a slight dry edge. The beer dries further in the finish which is full of flavour, with a biscuit malt keynote, a slightly warming sweet tang and a light sprinkling of hops. It was part of my haul from beer shop Landbierparadies in Nürnberg, a fresh, honest, impeccably made and wonderfully drinkable quencher.

Read more about this beer at

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>