Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 696   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel and hard roasted malt. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Very nice schwarzbier. 200110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 24, 2011
Brauerei Hostetten, St. Martin, Austria Na ez tényleg fekete, teljesen átláthatatlan mint egy üveg tinta. Bézs színű habja hirtelen kiteljesedik, krémesen bugyborog majd mintha megijedt volna a külvilágtól, gyorsan visszavonul, egy vékony csipke nyomot hagyva maga után. Illata olyan, mint egy jobb fajta imperial stoutnak, likőrös, gyümölcsös, parfümös, édeskés, fekete csokoládés és kávés. Biztató! Az íze is hozza a jegyeket, sok gyantás komlóval, kesernyés gyógyfüvekkel, fekete ribizlivel, pörkölt mandulával, kávéval. Közepesen testes és alig szénsavas. Utóíze édeskésen, bogyós gyümölcsösen kezdődik, ami gyorsan átmegy egy gyógyfűlikőr kesernyésségébe, medvecukros jegyekkel. Nagyon érdekes és finom főzet, amit nem tudok igazából sehova se besorolni. Igazi "fekete bárány", kilóg a mindenhonnan. Mi pedig szeretjük ezt...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (6713) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Dark brown colour with a strong head. Fruity aroma. Strong taste with bitterness. Not really to my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Had this one a long time ago, but that was before I was a full-fledged ratings junkie so I had to pick it up again although it didn’t impress me the first time around. Pours a deep, dark, near-black body with a medium tan head. Nose is mild, with mellow roasty notes and hints of black currants. Taste is roasted malts and dark chocolate, with hints of caramel and some sour tones. Slightly oily mouthfeel, particularly towards the end. An OK Schwartz, but not as distinctive as I’d expect from BrewDog. Also, the commercial description on the bottle is the most boring version of their political manifestos I’ve seen so far, bordering on annoyingly pretentious hipster babble. :-P

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours dark brown. Aroma of malt dried fruits and Carmel malts. Taste was slightly like cough syrup with some raisin and chocolate. I didn’t like it very much bit drank it anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle from the Criterion, Leicester. Dark beer, with a cough mixture consistency and a few of the flavours too (yes, I’m thinking of Covonia or Benylin). Pretty rich, with some chocolate cake, raisins, a smidge of coffee. Smooth, sweet and balanced. Not too special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
Really pretty good. Its a nicely blended coffee beer with not too much espresso on the tongue and no crazy alcohol taste on the palate. There have been some tough decisions made as to how this beer will finish in the mouth, I feel there were some good ones made. I like the creamy, rich, clean mouthfeel, with the coffee-dark chocolate, bretts and good yeast strain with the right ending to the delicious taste. Dark choco, molasses and roast malt work well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours clear brown with little head. Aroma of molasses, roastedness and light cocoa. Flavor is light roasted malts, dark fruits, and a touch of bitterness. Quite dry finish. Not mindblowing for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. A rather sweet aroma, very malty, milk chocolate. The pale beige creamy-foamy head has a normal duration, the body is black. The taste is rather bitter, malty, light medical. The body is light to medium strong, dry and light fizzy with a normal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark dark brown. Nose got dark roasted malt. Also dark chocolate, licorice and some nutty feel. Flavor has roasted malt and dark chocolate. Palate is medium.

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