Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 697   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1682) - 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 (881) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (604) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
Nästan svart i färgen, lite tunn munkänsla. Lätt rostad ton och väldigt lättdrucken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
Black, cola-like pour with a tan head. Roasty, some coffee and cocoa aroma. Taste is coffee, roast, a little thin

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Nice creamy foam, good flavor of hard roasted malt, a little smoke and some dried fruit aromas. The taste is slightly burned and suffered more licorice than you normally find in the German versions of a swartzbier. It has good and rich character, where the end have room for a little smoked malt. A little water towards the end, like hops easily flourished element may also be a little too marked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (942) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Pullo @ Systembolaget. Kaatuu lasiin syvän ruskeana ja noin kahden sormen paksuisella melko pysyvällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on schwarzille kuuluvaa limppuisuutta ja suklaisuutta, paahdettakin, mutta myös jenkkihumalan tuomaa hedelmäisyyttä. Maussa suun täyttää paahteisuus ja suklaisuus, humalan tuomalla havuisella ja raikkaan yrttisellä elementillä. Kuin black IPAa ilman tykittävää katkeroa. Suutuntuma on melko hiilihappoinen, humalakin tuntuu ja tekee tästä hieman terävän. Erilainen schwarzbier, jossa reilummin humalaa kuin saksalaisissa esikuvissaan. Hyvä kokonaisuus kuitenkin saatu aikaan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 2, 2015
Draft 0.33l at Pivopija Zemun Belgrade Serbia.28.05.2015.Pour it dark color with medium white head.On the nose caramel typical Brewdog note.Taste and aroma of chocolate, coffee, quite light, really low alcohol feel, caramel finish.Good for summer weather I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (1191) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with big beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, citrus, roasted malt, licorice, chocolate. Thin bodied, almost watery. Some bitterness, apparently mostly derived from roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
John76 (20) - - JUN 21, 2015
Pours black with tan head. A little watery in the taste and I pick up some buttery popcorn flavors mixed with the roast, not very pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
A: Rosted malts and hops. Smells articial. T: Rye bread, smoked, tobacco O: Ok, not so much more.

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