Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2171) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at DogTap, Ellon. Pours dark brown, medium off white head. Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnG_BrgNor (434) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma of roasted, some smoked and salt licorice. Taste is much of the same, but with coffee as well. Low bitterness. Drinkable. Watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokestereo (299) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Pours in a light black color with a beige tanned head. Aroma; Roasted malt, liqourice, dark bread and dark chocolate. Flavours; Quite a lot of liqourice, roasted malt and hops, some coffee, smoke and metal with a watery and a small bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aslely (22) - Lovund, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
Siden kaffe er langt fra mine favoritter så var dette kun for å smake. Tydelig lukt av kaffe, smaken er en kombinasjon av kaffe og mørk sjokolade, slettes ikke feil for de som liker denne typen, men for min del er det nok med en smaksprøve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (811) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Rostade toner i doften med inslag av choklad. Torr och bränd smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, persistent, average tan head. Roasted malt aromas, some coffee, burnt breadcrust, ash, earthy hops. Taste is medium sweet with moderate bitterness, some weak coffee taste, quite watery mouthfeel. Light body, average carbonation, roasty and a bit astringent finish. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (234) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 25, 2015
Degustada em uma noite muito quente. Desceu redondo. Aroma doce. Sabor doce no começo, mas logo se percebe o tostado do grão com um amargor bem agradável.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (1012) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Svart vätska. Beiget skum. Doft av druva, kaffe och rostad malt. Relativt humlig smak med lätt torr och rostad touch. Lätt munkänsla. Bra beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1595) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours deep dark brown, almost black with low head. Aroma is dark malts, hops, liquorice, bread, some. Flavor is dark malts, a bit burned, hops, some pine, salty liquorice, a bit metally. Coffeeish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (745) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep black, light brown head. Aroma on smoked ham, burned notes of oat. Taste ham, salty, smokey. Light texture, complex finish. Flat feel.

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