Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 633   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and iíd possibly get it again. Just didnít knock my socks off. For the style i liked it, not my favorite style, but this one was damn drinkable and didnt have the same odd flavor i get form most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10837) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoked, coffee, heather, licorice.l Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, hop, licorice, dried fruits. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle at Bow Bar in Edinburgh - Pours dark brown with very minimal head. Thereís a rich malt aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with some dark fruit notes. This medium bodied brew is alright, but to me it was underwhelming as itís just average, which surprised me for Brewdog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle, at Haandverkerstuene. Itís a dark brown beer topped by a minimal off-white to beige head. Roasted malts, some dried fruits and a good dose of coffee on the nose. A bit weak, but nice. The flavor is roasted, with some chocolate and coffee. Nice bitterness too, leading to a roasted-bitter finish. Medium to full body, nice carbonation. A quite un-complex beer, straight forward, pleasant and quaffable. 100312

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
Dark black appearance with a cream slight head. Aroma is fresh slightly malty almost grass like. Taste is like a stout but itís a fresh crisp lager that slips down quite easily with hints of coffee and chocolate but has a slightly smokey bitter finish to it. Itís quite well balanced and is an interesting beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Served on Draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 5/30/10. Pours a pitch black color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Roasty and nutty aroma with a but of smoke. The taste is roasted malts, caramel, light fruity notes, leafy hops and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied and slightly creamy in texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
petexner (905) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2010
bottle. alost black beer with nice white head. caramel and coffee tones in taste. very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (967) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours near solid black with brown tinges, slight beige head that disappears almost immediately. Smells dominately of cola with some malt hiding underneath. A little light on taste, with that odd cola/malt following through from the nose and a little light and bubbly on the palate. Not overly impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2010
bottle, nice caramel roasty aroma, black dark, brown foam, frothy, medium bitterness, light sweetness, good taste, medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, good dark

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Draught at TJís: Aroma of black bread, roasted malt, light rye, and light chocolate. Poured very deep amber/dark brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of light roasted malt, light black bread, and slight chocolate. Medium body. Slick, creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Roasted malt and slight chocolate finish is smooth. A very smooth, drinkable beer.

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