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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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Brooklyn Local 1

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 9% Origin: New York City, New York, USA Website: www.brooklynbrewery.com

Brooklyn Local 1

Celebrity brewer Garrett Oliver of the influential Brooklyn brewery has excelled himself with this stylishly bottled and bottle conditioned premium treat, and New Yorkers should think themselves […]

Duvel-Moortgat Duvel Rood

Featured as an ale to win lager drinkers in BEER February 2009.

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Breendonk-Puurs, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.duvel.be

Duvel-Moortgat Duvel Rood

Belgium is a rich source of golden ales often mistaken for lagers, but beers like Duvel- Moortgat Duvel, despite their delicate colour and palate, have the fruity complexity of ales. Duvel […]

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 […]

Loterbol Bruin

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

ABV: 8% Origin: Diest, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.loterbol.be

Café-brouwerij Loterbol

One of a batch of newer microbreweries gradually bringing new techniques and flavours to the Belgian beer scene, Loterbol describes itself as a brewpub — café-brouwerij — […]

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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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.

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Duvel-Moortgat Maredsous Brune 8°

ABV: 8% Origin: Breendonk-Puurs, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.duvel.be

Duvel-Moortgat Maredsous Brune

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

This beer was previously known as Maredsous 8°.

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

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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Achel 8 Blond

ABV: 8% Origin: Hamont-Achel, Limburg, Vlaanderen Website: www.achelsekluis.org

Achel 8 Blond

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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Écaussines Ultrabrune d’Écaussines

Zythos Bierfestival 2010

ABV: 10% Origin: Écaussines d’Enghien, Hainaut, Wallonie Website: www.brasserieecaussines.be

Ultrabrune d'Écaussines

This new generation farmhouse brewery, founded in 2000 by Hugues and Isobel Van Poucke, tends to pop up more in the export market than in Belgium, so it was great to see them represented with a full range of […]