Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 681   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (1467) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with off white head. Smell is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malt with coffee and fruit. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog, Nottingham. Black, 2 finger tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, Coffee. Tastes of Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Winter Fruits. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (961) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Good balance of smokey malt, and a hop freshness, while the lager yeast also comes through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2014
On tap at Le Šenk. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is medium bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, bit citrusy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - DEC 22, 2014
Ottima lager scura, tostata e caffettosa, avvolgente anche se non molto densa e cremosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 12 Jun 2012. Poured black, with a beige head. Aroma of dark malt, mocha and blackberries. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with grassy hops and molasses. Finish was roasted malt, dried fruit and straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (509) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2014
Tap at Roundhouse. Translucent black pour with some frothy head. Not much aroma - a bit toasty, a bit crisp. Taste is similar but bigger than aroma - very crisp bigger than expected lager flavors but with a healthy amount of roasted malt. Good black lager. Would get again for an easy drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham. Black with a small brownish head. Heavy lacing. Light aroma of roast malt, grass and milk chocolate. Fairly watery taste, a hint of malt in a slight bitter finish and aftertaste. Very weak palette. Poor by BrewDog standards.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (473) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Pours a very dark brown with a small white head that is long lasting, looks like cola. Aroma is a bit lacking. Taste of burnt coffee, earth, chicory. Not bad for a lager I just don?t like lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (468) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Hemma hos Anna och Joakim. Kul att kunna regga ännu en brewdog! God

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