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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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Achel 8 Blond

ABV: 8% Origin: Hamont-Achel, Limburg, Vlaanderen Website:

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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Westmalle Extra

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Malle, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website:

Westmalle Extra

The Cistercian Trappist Abdij Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van het Heilig Hart van Westmalle, on the main N12 road between Antwerpen and Turnhout in the Belgian Kempen, is home to arguably the most influential, and alongside Chimay the most commercially active, of the Trappist […]

Koningshoeven La Trappe Blond

Originally published in BEER February 2006.

To read about more beers stocked by Morrisons, see previous post.

ABV 6.5 per cent Origin Berkel-Enschot, North Brabant, the Netherlands Buy from Morrisons, other supermarkets and specialist shops Website

Koningshoeven La Trappe Blond

In October 2005 the number of official Trappist breweries in the world rose […]

Orval Orval

Originally published in What’s Brewing July 2005

Origin: Villers-devant-Orval, Luxembourg province, Belgium ABV: 6 per cent Buy from specialist suppliers Website


Orval is one of the world’s most unusual and distinctive ales as well as one of its finest. It’s one of the family of Belgian beers brewed under the supervision of […]

Westmalle Dubbel

Originally published in What’s Brewing November 2003

Origin: Malle, Antwerpen, Belgium ABV: 7 per cent Buy from supermarkets, specialist shops

Westmalle Dubbel

Westmalle abbey is a member of the beer world’s most exclusive club: the Trappist monasteries that brew beer commercially under the direction of the monks. There are currently only six of these, […]