Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 611   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 14/20
Senka (438) - 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 (640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (263) - ITALY - APR 29, 2014
Very dark brown with some reddish glare, quickly disappearing off white head. Toasted and smoked malts smell along with some ground coffee. Toasted malt taste, light hops, some light hoppy and sourish aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1473) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Black color with a medium thin foamy beige head. Aroma of hops, hops, licorice and hops. Bitter and sweet taste. Dry finish. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Sehr dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, Kaffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2014
Black color with small beige head, good lasting - aroma is roasted malt, coffee, earthy hops with hints of chocolate - flavor of roasted malt and earthy hops - light body, medium bitterness, crisp, light carbonation - bitter roasted finish - decent black lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Black with a nice tanned head. Lots of aroma and taste. Hops, malt, roasted and a little sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beergaard (57) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Not as alternative as BrewDog likes to describe it. Decent black lager, or scwarzbier if you like, but nothing special. Beautiful dark color, very sparsely carbonized, mild aroma with hints of flowers and metal and a sweetish taste with some bitterness and notes of coffee, caramel and dark chocolate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Wischylini (125) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a clear black, with no head. The aromas are mostly roast malts, cocoa and liquorice, and a slightly sour metallic aroma. The taste is sweet, and low on the bitterness. The mouthfeel is a bit thick, and there’s almost no carbonation. This beer is a lot more boring than Brew Dog’s "radical image" makes it appear, and if you’re in the mood for a generic dark beer with a roasted aroma and not much else, you might as well go for a Guinness, which costs less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1890) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
330ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo.From old notes.2012
In short: nice dark beer.
Some roasty and liquorice nose. Taste is more or less similar, maybe a bit watery.

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