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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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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

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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

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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 […]

North Coast Brother Thelonious

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 9.4% Origin: Fort Bragg, California, USA Website: www.northcoastbrewing.com

North Coast Brother Thelonious Belgian style abbey ale

There are multiple puns in the name and marketing of Brother Thelonious, a Belgian-inspired strong abbey ale that is indeed connected to a monk. The monk in question is, however, not one […]

SNAB/Proef Ezelenbok

First published in BEER December 2005

Origin: Lochristi, East Flanders, Belgium ABV: 7.5 per cent

Dutch autumn bokbier must be one of the most underpublicised beer styles outside its home country: world beer surveys often don’t mention it all, or treat it as a footnote to German Bock. Yet it’s really a style in its […]