Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 652   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (156) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Mørkt brun med middels skum. Duft av malt sjokolade og rosiner, følger også i smaken. lett kullsyre og litt bitterhet mot slutten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cerbier (310) - - SEP 3, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Schwazes Bier mit beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht stark nach Röstmalzen. Schmeckt nach Röstmalzen und Kaffee. Sehr bitter durch die starke Röstung, fast ein bischen zuviel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asimeow (137) - Sandsli, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pleasant surprise. Fruitier than Guinness, but still good. Dark, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamTheBarrel (509) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
330ml brown bottle, label is the usual simple BrewDog design, logo and weathered typography, poured into a lager glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium sized tan head, that when reduced left lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and rye sourdough bread. Flavours of roasted malts, dark chocolate, rye sourdough bread, nutty notes and a hint of coffee. Taste is light-medium sweet and light-medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. BrewDog brews many better beers than the Zeitgeist, I would have liked this beer fuller bodied. With that said it’s still an okay beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1433) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Colaachtige kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, caramel, vanille. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, hop en iets gebrand. Apart maar wel lekker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (926) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
Thick black body and a brown lasting creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, black coffee and licorice. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a bitter finish from the roasted malt. Sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body, tall beige head. Aroma has cola, coffee and some cocoa. The aroma resembles some Imperial Stouts - just close your eyes and smell it again. Sweet roasty taste with more cola and cocoa. Good roast and bitterness. A nice Schwarzbier but the commercial description is really TL;DR.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mannb986 (7) - SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Pours opaque black and you get an instant cocoa aroma which followed by very subtle hop aroma. Light bodied with subtle roasted malt flavour and finishes bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (246) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cola colored with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty sweet, roasted, with some fruity hoppiness. Rather promising. Taste is roasted malts with rye and bread, some fruitiness too as expected. Smooth and bitter too, this is really pleasent and even more when considering the abv. Could have some more of these yeah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WhoU (121) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle Jhb. Pours pitch black with good toffee head medium to strong carbonation. Aroma is coffee malt molasses. Taste is bitter and sweet malted toffee. Mouthfeel is slick. Overall very enjoyable and recommended.

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