Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 697   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1914) - 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 (1105) - 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 (905) - 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 (523) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2942) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
31.1.2015. Nose has sweet dark malts. Taste is mild, dark malts, slight cacao. Moderate bitterness and sweetness, good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2015
On tap at CBB Bud. Zeitgeist pours a dark cola black pour with a tan head. It’s got a nice roasty nose with decent chocolatey malt flavor though I find the body a bit thin. Kind of Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Draft @ Hopfenreich in Berlin

Appearance: Dark brown, nearing black, creamy beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, dark fruit
Taste: Roasted malts, peanut shells, chocolate, and coffee
Palate: Medium body, short finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1894) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg from Brewdog Liverpool. A ruby brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, blackberry, coffee and a little smokiness. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and blackberry. Light bodied & moderate carbonation. A short, dry roasted finish. A smooth and malty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
7stern (599) - Bromma, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Dark brown with medium head. Mainly chocolate aroma, some smoke. Malty taste, light sweetness mixed with little licorice.

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