Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 586   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
al53 (59) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with medium brownish head. Roasted malt on aroma. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and mild sweetness on taste. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Coffee finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (231) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
Kulsort, tyndt skum. Ristet malt, kaffe i eftersmag. Medium fylde. Tør med en smule syre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mankeli (5) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
Well balanced and roasty dark lager. It tastes like a puffed coal in a good way. A hint of plum would make this beer perfect. Good one again Brewdog!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham 1st Birthday; dark brown pour with foamy beige head, roast malt and coffee aroma, taste has caramel sweetness along with coffee, dark fruits, delighful stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michal95 (29) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2013
I dont see any lager here but it is quite nice beer. Lots of malt, coffee taste, sweetness and a bit of biterness. Too much acidic and watery taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
Dark roasted and very malty in the beginning. Nicely hopped. The mainpart is bitter, very dry, slightly roasted and well balanced. In the long aftertaste even becoming dryer, crisp and roasted!
--> Great beer! --> 12/13/12/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMA (113) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Black with a nice tanned head. Lots of aroma and taste. Hops, malt, roasted and a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. This is an exceptionally good brew with nice simple lines and a great finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Shared 330 ml bottle. Pours jetblack with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit hoppy with some fruit and malty. Taste is really sweet with burnt malts, a tad too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (755) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark opaque beer, head leaves only a ring. Aroma is syrup, roasted malts and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee and some licorice. Medium bodied and well balanced. Soft mouthfeel.

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