Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1201) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham. Black with a small brownish head. Heavy lacing. Light aroma of roast malt, grass and milk chocolate. Fairly watery taste, a hint of malt in a slight bitter finish and aftertaste. Very weak palette. Poor by BrewDog standards.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (219) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Pours a very dark brown with a small white head that is long lasting, looks like cola. Aroma is a bit lacking. Taste of burnt coffee, earth, chicory. Not bad for a lager I just don?t like lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (348) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Hemma hos Anna och Joakim. Kul att kunna regga ännu en brewdog! God

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle in Brewdog Glasgow. Mahogany with a good off white head. Quite sweet with a nice malty taste. Coffee flavours along with some spice and pone. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (576) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
cereal, powdered chocolate aromas, looks like murky flat cola. flavours of chocolate and Cinnamon with a slightly fizzy bananaish aftertaste. its ok id probably not have it again though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 11, 2014
On draught at Camden location. Pours an opaque black color with minimal head. Medium body, slightly dry dark malt flavor balance. Nice underlying malty sweetness. Subtle hop bitterness. Distinctive black lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 10, 2014
Draught. Deep dark brown colour with a ruby tint, small filmy beige head. Intensive coffee nose. Easy aroma ruled by coffee escorted by caramel, some bread... Somewhat thin and slick classic Schwarzbier-mouthfeel, which make it easy drinkable. Rather long and dry, tannic, roasty finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zoomusic (7) - HUNGARY - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
On tap@ Csakajósör, Budapest. It is a nice schwarzbeer, well balanced, nice roasty aromas, fruits, light sourness. But is only OK, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1365) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2014
dark brown colour, one inch of beige head; aroma and taste of roastedness, ash, smoky and earthy notes - watery, a bit disappointing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (362) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The aroma carries notes of toasted malts and of course, earthy hops. The taste evolves from a thin/medium body, a little sweetness, and a light carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and medium bitter. A decent black lager really.

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