Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 671   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
In short: A fun dark beer blending black liquorice and tropical fruits. Nice
How: Bottle 330ml. Batch 025, bottled on june 6 2010. Consumed fresh about three months after bottling date. Sent to me by presario. Thanks Trevor
The look: Black body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is medium roasted (fresh burnt cake). Taste has a lot of smooth grape fruity flavored black liquorice candy twist. Some other raisins and other dark fruits, light chocolate notes, soy sauce, kiwis, pineapples, more… This is the type of beer that because of the color you try to find “dark flavors” but when you can really forget about the color your start to notice all these refreshing tropical fruits flavors. Low intensity beer but the mix of liquorice candy twist and refreshing tropical fruits made of a very fun beer. I could drink a six pack of this and still not be satisfied. The carbonation was soft and the body felt a bit juicy. A very nice session beer. In Scotland Zeitgeist has now become the #1 beer of those who prefer BrewDog Zeitgeist over all other beer. Or so I have heard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2010
I like the idea of this, sort of. A black lager, with a label spouting non conformist ideals kind of poking fun at mass produced lagers. Pours black with a nice offwhite head. Nose is roasty toasty, taste is roasty, warm, nothing to interesting, at least not as interesting as the label. Not as good as sam adams black lager but not a bad example either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Tap at Jolly Butchers. Pours chestnut-brown with a modest, tan head. Lightly roasted malt aroma with brown sugar and caramel. Modestly sweet with nice hints of chocolate and some dry bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. The finish is nice and roasty with dark malts, good drying and light caramel sugar. Pretty good but I could do with a bit more sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3747) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Bottle from BrewDog Online Store. Pungent sweet hoppy chocolate malt aroma. Looks like cola with a big head. Flavour sweet spicy roasted hoppy malt with some coffee & chocolate. Sharp with oily texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle. The aroma is thin - maybe some light chocolate. Light coffee character. Again, a thin, undeveloped beer. Needs more lagering?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlau (16) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours a jet black and head fades to nothing very quickly. A pleasant roasted malts and Mocha aroma. Tastes pretty much what i can smell but finishes with the dryness of a lager which makes it ’lighter’. Certainly an interesting flavours that isn’t as commonly produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2010
Pours jet black with a medium and long lasting beige head. Fairly intense sweet malty aroma with chocolate. Sweet flavour, soft toasted malt flavour with some burnt notes and a mild to moderate hop bitterness to balance. The finish is very sweet. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjellberg (6) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010 does not count
caramel, coffee, roasty, floral, brown, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Pours black with a beige frothy head. Aroma is malt, rubber and corn. taste is roasted malt, rubber, corn and grass. Bitter and a bit sour ending. A bit too plain but still ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2010
I love a good schwarzbier, and this is one of them. Aroma is typical for style, choc & coffee plus some v slight phenol. Full malty flavour raisins toffee, some toasty bite. Sweet slightly alcholic finish. Pretty good

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