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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: 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: 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 […]

Green Flash Trippel

Green Flash Trippel Ale

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ABV: 9.7% Origin: Vista, California, USA Website: www.greenflashbrew.com

Created to mark the brewery’s third anniversary in 2005, the curiously spelt Trippel has the traditional looking ingredients list of a Belgian abbey beer, with added sugar, Styrian Goldings and Czech Žatec hops and Trappist yeast, but nonetheless […]

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 […]

Green Flash Le Freak

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 9.2% Origin: Vista, California, USA Website: www.greenflashbrew.com

Green Flash Le Freak

Founded in 2002 by former pub owners Mike and Lisa Hinkley near San Diego, joined shortly afterwards by head brewer Chuck Silva, Green Flash has established itself as a favoured source of innovative and sometimes extreme beers with the […]

Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet

First published in BEER April 2008 as part of a piece on beer in Sainsbury’s. More Sainsbury’s beers in previous post.

ABV: 8 per cent Origin: Buggenhout, East Flanders, Belgium Website www.bestbelgianspecialbeers.be

Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet

Flemish independent Bosteels, still in the hands of the same family that founded it in 1791, is best known […]

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 […]

't IJ Natte en Zatte

Originally published in What’s Brewing March 2003

Origin: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands ABV: 6.5 and 8 per cent Buy from Specialist suppliers, including Beer Barons (www.beerbarons.com)

't IJ Natte

In a matter of years the Netherlands has gone from a Heineken-dominated desert to boasting one of the most interesting beer scenes in Europe, with […]