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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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Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2005

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 11.5% Origin: Esen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Website: www.dedollebrouwers.be

De Dolle Brouwers Stille Nacht Reserva 2005

An extreme development of the cult classic ‘Silent Night’ strong, sweet Christmas ale from the eccentric Dolle Brouwers, this wood aged version takes a slighty stronger implementation of the same recipe, generously hopped with Nugget and […]

Boston Samuel Adams Utopias 2009

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 27% Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Website: www.samueladams.com

Boston Beer Company Samuel Adams Utopias 2009

I got an opportunity to try Utopias at a beer judging — it was presented anonymously but others on our judging team who’d tried it before instantly recognised it, and we later confirmed what it was, […]

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait 2001

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 8% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium Website: www.boon.be

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait

In 1977, after a period perfecting the skill of lambic blending at the old De Vit blender and former brewery in Lembeek, Frank Boon became the first person in decades to start a new brewery specialising in spontaneously […]

Beck (Trabelsdorf) Zoigl Kellerbier

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 5.8 Origin: Trabelsdorf (Lisberg), Franken/Bayern, Germany Website: www.beck-braeu.de

Beck Bräu Trabelsdorf

Not to be confused with the massive AB InBev subsidiary in Bremen, Beck Bräu is a brewpub in a small village in the hilly, wooded country of Upper Franconia’s Steigerwald. Over the past few years a number of its […]

Avery Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 10.5% Origin: Boulder, Colorado, USA Website: www.averybrewing.com

Avery Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Regularly topping polls of the world’s best beers, this super-hopped pale ale comes from a Colorado brewery founded by home brewer Adam Avery in 1993, since much expanded and greatly admired for its cutting edge repertoire of […]

Blythe Ridware Pale

Top Tastings 2010 An extended review of a beer featured as a new real ale in a bottle on the bottled beer review page in the February 2011 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is additionally available in selected newsagents.

ABV: 4.3% […]

Hardknott Infra Red, Æther Blæc and Granite 2009

Top Tastings 2010 (Granite)

ABV: 6.5%, 8% and 10.4% Origin: Millom, Cumbria, England Website: http://hardknottale.co.uk/

An extended review of a beer featured as a new real ale in a bottle on the bottled beer review page in the February 2011 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view […]

Bernard Sváteční Ležák

Beer sellers: Zlý Časy / Pivkupectví Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 5% Origin: Humpolec, Vysočina, Czech Republic Website: www.bernard.cz

Bernard Sváteční Ležák

The Bernard brewery, in the hill country between Bohemia and Moravia, traces its history to 1597 but its current reputation is strictly post-Velvet Revolution. In 1991 a team led by Stanislav Bernard bought […]

Matuška Raptor IPA

Beer sellers: Zlý Časy / Pivkupectví Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 6.2% Origin: Broumy, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic Website: www.pivovarmatuska.cz

One of a small but growing number of innovative new microbreweries challenging the dominance of straightforward pale and dark lagers in the Czech Republic, Pivovar Matuška was founded only in 2009 but has already caused ripples […]

Medvidků Oldgott Barique Ležak 13° and X Beer 33

Top Tastings 2010 (Oldgott Barique)

ABV: 5.2% and 12.6% Origin: Praha 1, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic Website: www.umedvidku.cz

U Medvidků, Praha 1

The Czech lands gave birth to the world’s most ubiquitous brewing style and the modern day Czech Republic is still one of the great beer nations, so it’s rather remiss […]