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I said to myself that I would not do this, but unfortunately the beer was so good that it had to be mentioned. Of course I am referring to that M brewery again.

A visit to the Star on Tuesday night revealed a bar that lovers of good ale can only dream about. On the bar was Mallinsons 'Huddersfield Pale Ale', that was rubbing shoulders with Goose Eye 'Geese A Kiss' and on the strong beer pump, Mallinsons 'Fiery Mount', and that was just for starters !!

The 'HPA' was a top notch brew, light, hoppy and very moreish, the Goose Eye was a maltier brew that I am used to from Dave, but very drinkable with a hint of caramel. According to him, it is a different brew to the previous one of that name, he had just forgotten he had used the name before !! Not surprising with the amount of beer he produces. The real star of the show was the 'Fiery Mount' though.

At 5% it is stronger than Tara's usual brews, and the pump clip says it is a 'hazy ginger wheat beer', which is interesting in itself. That doesn't do it justice though. It is subtlety in a glass. The wheat gives it a soft, rounded background; the ginger is there, but not overpowering, as in some cases, and gives it a bit of a kick; the hops are also there, to add a little bite and fruitiness, I think it is basically 'Centennial' but cannot be certain. All in all a superb beer, and one that will remain in the mind for a long time.

When I started the beer of the day I expected maybe one a week, not three on consecutive days, it just goes to show what a variety of beers we can find in Huddersfield, and how lucky and spoiled for choice we are here. Roll on tonight and see what gems I can unearth then, or if not I know I can return and revisit my old favourites, unless my namesake has drunk them all first !!!