3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask conditioned. dull amber body, large-bubbled white head. nose and flavor are surprisingly "spiced", resembling spelt, rye, cardamom and other general grain and spice. a little touch of white pepper on the back end from the bittering hops is kind of enjoyable, though the oily finish and plastic notes take away some. so itís a bit like soggy bread with some generic sort of herb and spice mixed in. medium-light body with enjoyable natural carbonation, but a bit disjointed and messy flavor-wise, and just a tad too flabby (low acid and weak malt structure).