Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Zeitgeist is an ideosyncratic alternative black lager It seeks to recreate the spirit, attitude and autonomy of an age gone by. Its inspiration is found more than 200 years ago. Zeitgeist takes an age old classic, a forgotten masterpiece and gives it relevance and an avant-garde edge. Zeitgeist encapsulates our view of contemporary society, yet simultaneously endeavours to improve it. There is too much conformity. Not enough thought, not enough individualism, not enough alternatives. Our military line ups represent conformity to a higher authority, be it political, brand, celebrity, religion or trend. The subjects in our dystopian landscape further seek to repress their identity through uniforms and masks. Yet underneath their body shapes reveal cracks of personality and individualism. Zeitgeist is about identity, non-conformity and idiosyncrasy. It is a collective, an idea, a movement. It is about giving up ownership of itself to those who care enough to listen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (148) - - JUN 7, 2014
Dark color and head. Quite rich roasty dark smell and full body taste with roasty taste. Rather sweet too which is not my favorite, but still a very good dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsen1635 (211) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black pour with tan/brown head. Aroma has roasted coffee and caramel. Taste is fresh although a bit flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1027) - PORTUGAL - JUN 5, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with some reflections and a tan head. Aroma is liquorice, malty, caramel, hops and coffee. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more bitter than sweet with a dry finish. Overall, a very nice dark beer but not necessarily remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (67) - ITALY - JUN 2, 2014
per ora la mia preferita delle brewdog (punk e hardcore bevute per ora, oltre questa). Ottima scusa caffeosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (211) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2014
Draft @ BrewDog Aberdeen. Aroma of black malts, chocolate. Almost completely black. With small tan head. Tiny head is lasting. Taste is roasted, moderate bitterness, light sweetness, rye. Good body, finish is dry, soapy texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (555) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 22, 2014
Black with some mahagony brown reflections offering a frothy beige head. Noses of roasted malts with a light hop touch to it. The texture is rather light with some sweetness and some roasted bitter notes offering a medium body. The finish is medium long and keeps a light roasted note at the back of the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (592) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 09.08.14. Pours black with small tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is intense roast. Taste is intense roast, fruity notes, licorice, coffee and some very light sweetness in the background. Overall: decent brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fall_ep78 (45) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Drikker ellers aldrig lager/swartzbier, da jeg generelt mener at livet er for kort til lager og eller tysk øl! Men da denne øl er brygget af fabelagtige BrewDog giver jeg den en chance. Jf. min nævnte holdning, har jeg intet sammenlignings grundlag og kan kun beskrive denne øl dom er sær tynd men alligevel velsmagende stout agtig ikke stout.. Der heller ikke er en porter!?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (421) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Aroma of thick stout , nuts and grass. Pours pitch-black with thin, quickly disappearing head. Malt, coffee and caramel and so much more - perfect black beer. First half is medium bodied, the rest is flat, slick porter-like water. I had this bottle settling for several weeks, but it still came out fast and fizzy. Taste sensation from first half of the glass is superb. I still to find a better black beer than this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Peter_L (625) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Flaska från SB. Svartbrun vätska med lite skum. Brewdogs tolkning av denna stiltyp innehåller en hel återvinningsstation av bildäck och bränt gummi. Utanför på gatan swishar en liten MC med kakao förbi. Bränd maltig kropp. Här har mannen från Guiness varit framme och "berikat" drycken med en surrapig eftersmak. Nää, denna var inte bra.

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