Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 666   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2014
dark brown colour, one inch of beige head; aroma and taste of roastedness, ash, smoky and earthy notes - watery, a bit disappointing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (405) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The aroma carries notes of toasted malts and of course, earthy hops. The taste evolves from a thin/medium body, a little sweetness, and a light carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and medium bitter. A decent black lager really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (403) - - OCT 27, 2014
Not a bad schwarzbier. Has hoppy notes that takes it somewhere near a black IPA. But not all the way. Citrus and grass from the hops. Pleasant smoked peaty taste. Fairly light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (603) - - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from brewdog bar, sheffield. Deep dark red ale with off white head. Aroma is smoky and ashy. Taste is bitter and crisp. Prickly and medium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
Some roasted malts, caramel, bread, decent hops. Makes good play between roasted bitterness and hop bitterness, but finishes, bit too thin for me. Decent, but one time try

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Melnis (280) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Dark caramel aroma, pretty dry. Not my type. Preferred it to be sweeter. Low character alert

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, light roasted nose, taste is toffee, dry roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grubypawel (218) - - OCT 12, 2014
Pours dark brown with little head. A moderate aroma with hint of coffee, red fruit. A chocolaty medium finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1533) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog online shop. Dark black-brown colour, bubbly tan head leaving lacing and deep malty coffee-ish aroma. Taste is malty, chocolate, coffee, followed by hops, citrus notes and lingering bitterness plus a burnt aftertaste. Smoothish mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (131) - - OCT 1, 2014
Riktigt mörk och god lager, bra eftersmak och lagom styrka. Passar mig! Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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