It will come as no surprise to readers of the blog that I have a soft spot for beers from Mallinsons brewery in Huddersfield, and again they have produced a superb beer, this being the second in their single hop variety series.
I managed to track down 'Nelson Sauvin' (a 3.7% light and hoppy offering) at The Star last night. Well track down is a bit of an overstatement - Sam actually had it pulled and sat on the bar awaiting my arrival!! It did not disappoint. Full of flavour but without the full on aggressive bitterness that this New Zealand hop sometimes brings to beer, and at its weaker strength, very quaffable.
The Nelson follows 'Amarillo' in the series and will, I believe, make way for 'Cascade', which both showcase what American hops have to offer. Looking behind the bar at the Star, there is 'Druids Temple' due this week too, so for lovers of Mallinsons beers, it looks like being a good few days.