Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 692   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 13/20
fantti (888) - 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 (2011) - 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 (1015) - 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 (18) - - 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 (610) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
A: Rosted malts and hops. Smells articial. T: Rye bread, smoked, tobacco O: Ok, not so much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1749) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Color coca cola, translucida. Un dedo de espuma ocre. Aroma muy marcado a malta tostada, y algo de café. Cremosa en boca, agradablemente lupulada. Carbonatación y cuerpo medios. Muy sabrosa. Final seco y amargo, que recuerda a café. Gran lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (987) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Black beer with a coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour follows suit, with a light fruit taste in there too. Lovely hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (866) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Roasty. Thin. Fizzy. Some malt coming through. No real depth of flavour despite the blackness. Needs more substance in order for BrewDog to get to grip with the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (429) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Strong features of coffee, interesting aroma. A tad too much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbjor (34) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Black with little to no head. Sweet malty aroma. Tastes of dark malt, cocoa and coffe. Easy to drink, i like this one very much

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