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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.
Des de Moor

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From the cellar: Hopf Dunkle Weiße

Hopf Dunkle Weisse

ABV: 5% Origin: Miesbach, Bayern, Germany Website: www.hopfweisse.de First published: 8 January 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. Brewery and beer are still very much around.

A well-regarded example […]

Karg Helles Hefe-Weißbier and Staffelsee Gold

Brauerei Karg, Murnau am Staffelsee, Bayern, Germany

ABV: 5% and 5.8% Origin: Murnau am Staffelsee, Bayern, Germany Website: www.karg-weissbier.de

Karg, in picturesque Murnau am Staffelsee on the edge of the Alps, has long been one of the more interesting small Bavarian Weizenbier brewers. As I found out on a recent visit to Murnau, it’s […]

Camden Town Pale Ale and Wheat Beer

London beer tastings 2011 For more background on the brewery see Camden Town Hells Lager

ABV: 4.5% and 5% Origin: Kentish Town, London NW5, England Website: www.camdentownbrewery.com

Tap handles line up at Camden Town Brewery. Pic: Mark Dredge.

Although the marvellously juicy and refreshing Hells Lager is to me Camden Town’s greatest achievement so […]

Grolsch Premium Weizen

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands Website: www.grolsch.nl

Grolsch Premium Weizen

They may have been bought up SAB-Miller but Grolsch are certainly keeping up the quality with this relatively new Bavarian-style wheat beer, which raised eyebrows by beating several German producers in blind […]

Kulmbacher Kapuziner Weißbier Leicht and Weißbier mit feiner Hefe

First published in BEER June 2008 as part of a piece about wheat beers. Read more about wheat beers in previous post.

ABV: 3.1 and 5.4 per cent Origin: Kulmbach, Franconia (Bavaria), Germany Website www.kulmbacher.de

Kulmbacher Kapuziner Weißbier Leicht

Kulmbacher Kapuziner Weißbier mit feiner Hefe

Bavaria is, of course, one of the heartlands […]

Schneider Weisse Original

First published in BEER April 2007 as part of a piece featuring German wheat beers available in UK supermarkets. For more wheat beers see previous post.

ABV: 5.4 per cent Origin: Kelheim, Bayern, Germany Website: www.schneider-weisse.de

Schneider Weisse Original

Georg Schneider was licensed by the Bavarian royals to brew wheat beer at court in […]

Erdinger Weißbier mit feiner Hefe

Originally published in BEER April 2007 as part of a piece about German wheat beers available from British supermarkets.

ABV: 5.3 per cent Origin: Erding, Bayern, Germany Website: www.erdinger.de

Erdinger Weissbier mit feine Hefe

I can think of few beer styles more suitable for springtime drinking than pale unfiltered wheat beer, with its citric […]

Spaten-Lowenbräu Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

First published in BEER April 2007 as part of a piece featuring German wheat beers available from UK supermarkets. For more wheat beers see previous post.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: München, Bayern, Germany Website www.franziskaner.com

Spaten-Lowenbräu Franziskaner standee at Bierkraft, Brookyln NY

Spaten – one of the six big names represented at […]

Arcobräu Weissbier Hell (Waitrose Bavarian Weissbier)

First published in BEER April 2007 as part of a piece featuring German wheat beers available in UK supermarkets. For more wheat beers see previous post.

ABV: 5.3 per cent Origin: Moos, Bayern, Germany Website: www.arcobraeu.de

Arcobräu Weissbier Hell

Arcobräu Waitrose Bavarian Weissbier

Waitrose has been treating its customers to this own-brand Weißbier […]

Ridna Marka Pshenychne (Weissbier) Etalon

Ридна марка Пшеничне Еталон

First published in BEER November 2006 as part of a piece about beers stocked by Tesco supermarkets. See previous post for more Tesco beers.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Radomyshl, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine Website: www.etalon-beer.com.ua

Ridna Marka Pshenychne Etalon

In 2005 the Beer Challenge added a category for imported […]