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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 archive: Van Steenberge Bornem Dubbel

Van Steenberge Bornem Dubbel

ABV: 8% (now 7.2%) Origin: Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: www.vansteenberge.com Date: 16 April 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.

The beer is still in production, though at a […]

From the archive: Maximiliaan Meibock

Brouwerij Maximiliaan, Amsterdam

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Date: 16 April 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.

The Dutch beer scene has changed hugely since the first small crop of microbreweries […]

From the cellar: Salopian Gingersnap

Salopian Brewery

ABV: 4.7% Origin: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Website: www.salopianbrewery.co.uk Date: 16 April 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.

Salopian is something of a survivor, reinventing itself several times since being founded […]

From the cellar: Iceni Norvic Ale

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Ickburgh, Norfolk, England Website: http://icenibrewery.co.uk Date: 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. Iceni is still around, now one of the longest-surviving 1990s microbreweries, though Norvic Ale was retired […]

From the cellar: Liefmans Jan van Gent

Liefmans Jan van Gent

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen Website: www.liefmans.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.

Liefmans owner Riva went bankrupt in 2007, and the brewery […]

From the cellar: Interbrew (Artois, AB InBev) Campbell’s Christmas Ale

AB InBev Campbell’s Christmas Ale

ABV: 8.3% Origin: Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Date: 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.

Campbell, Hope & King’s Argyle Brewery in Edinburgh’s Cowgate was founded in […]

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: Kitchen Carrot Cruncher

Good for improving your eyesight, better to spot those rare beers.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Huddersfield, Kirklees, Yorkshire, England 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. Kitchen went into receivership […]

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: 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 […]