Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 588   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saeglopur (156) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from Ammersin, Vienna. Black body, with medium, creamy, tan head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of coffee, wood, dark chocolate, liquorice, dark fruits. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, wood, dark fruits, toast, grains. Medium mouthfeel, with medium carbonation and it finishes roasty-bitter, dry and wooden. Nice one, but maybe a bit too thin. Decent Schwarzbier, but there a better ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1243) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Black with a medium sized tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, flowers. Medium body, dry, bitter light acidic, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (886) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com. On a bit of a black beer binge today so seemed as good a time as any to crack this open. Pours pitch black with a dark coal-dust aroma.. a drinkable, almost sessionably light taste with just enough black character to stir the soul a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2010) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Medium size, brownish head, stays. Roast, coffee, plastic, hops, bit dusty aroma. Coffee, roast, hops, grainy taste. Nice long lasting roast in aftertaste. Body is bit thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Seffle (112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Systemet. Very dark body with brownish rapidy dissipating head. Roasted malty aroma. Surprisingly bitter at first taste but then rapidly vanishing taste leaving a watery aftertaste. Quite a disappointment. Perhaps I drank it a bit too cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Febrero de 2012. Una buena black lager con cuerpo ligero con 4,9 vol y sabores tostados y quemados. Se bebe bien, habría que tomarla de nuevo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (389) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
0.33 bottle. Black color and a medium, beige head. Malty aroma, a little roast and caramel. Sweet, malty taste with coffee, hints of dark chocolate, and toast. Medium to full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and medium long with some citric notes apart from what was previously mentioned. Overall the beer does not disappoint but neither does it impress considering BrewDog’s standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHult (106) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörk nästan svart. Bränt kaffe och en lite söt russinton. Inget för mig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MSBrindbergs (104) - - JAN 31, 2014
Är svart, luktar svart och smakar svart. Tjära, lakrits osv. Inte så kul tycker jag...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frode (100) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark brown to black, with a medium, creamy, tan head. Roasty caramel malt, with some coffee or dark chocolate. Some grassy hops. Lightly sweet taste. More dark chocolate.

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