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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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Toer de Geuze 2011

Banner for the Toer de Geuze 2011 on display at 3 Fonteinen.

Snobbery aside, there are some potentially defensible grounds on which to build a case that making wine is a higher field of human endeavour than making beer. Winemakers squeeze the maximum complexity and variety from the minimum of means. From New World […]

Boon Oude Lambik 3 jaar oud

Toer de Geuze 2011, Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.boon.be

Traditional lambic crocks and samples at Boon, Lembeek

On very rare occasions I taste a beer that’s so extraordinary it sends my rating system off the scale, and this, sampled direct from one of the gigantic oak casks […]

Cam Lambiek 1 jaar oud

Toer de Geuze 2011

ABV: 5% Origin: Gooik, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.decam.be

De Cam brewery and museum, Gooik

De Cam is a blender rather than a brewery, buying in lambics from Boom, Girardin and Lindemans, so I’ve no idea where this beer was actually brewed, but it was matured for at least one summer […]

Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 1 jaar oud (Boon)

Toer de Geuze 2011

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Lembeek/Beersel, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.oudbeersel.com

Appropriately decorated window at Oud Beersel, Beersel

Brewed at Boon in Lembeek to former Vandervelden brewery recipes, the Oud Beersel lambics are tanked to Beersel to undergo maturation and blending. I assume this one, served from a bag in a box at […]

Troch Oude Lambik 2 jaar oud

Toer de Geuze 2011

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Wambeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.detroch.be

Lambic straight from the cask at De Troch, Wambeek

Much of De Troch’s lambic ends up in its sweetened fruit beers which, if this rather fine example is anything to go on, is a great shame. Part of the pleasure of sampling […]