Maybe doesn't travel well
Skunky. This perhaps wasn't the freshest. We will have to venture to New Zealand to try some fresh from the brewery. The batch code printed on the bottled was 98-015. Surely this couldn't mean January 15, 1998? That's more than four years ago! No wonder it didn't taste like the beer that the label boasts won the “‘World's Best Lager’ at the prestigious Brewex Awards 1994-95”.