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Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


LED40's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LED40 (93) - - MAR 25, 2012
330ml bottle. This is a great example of a black lager. Dark in appearance with an off white head. Smells of cocoa powder and coffee. Mouth feel is thin but not watery. Taste is of bitter hops and malt - none of that overly sweet flavour you get with macros and also not too carbonated. A very sessionable and enjoyable beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eripe323 (43) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours dark, dark Brown with light Brown head. A bit too high carbonation. Aroma of hazelnuts, chocolate, dark malts. Taste is dark malts, hazelnuts, toffee, chocolate sweetness. Dryer finish, with once again aftertaste of hazelnuts. A nice black lager!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlasgowTAD (1167) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2016
Pint at Doghouse. Pours pruneish black with a light brown head. Aroma is roast malts and cocoa. Taste is roasty coffee, cocoa bitter, hint of cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntiusII (19) - Bromölla, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Apperance: deep black color. minimal head. Aroma: smoky, hazel, pistasio, coffee. Taste: medium bitterness, little smoky acidity. Palate: medium body. thin texture. average carbonation. smoky bitter finish. Overall: a good multipurpose roasted beer, suits most occations.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Black and tan. Fairly sweet aroma of roasted malt. Smooth flavor with more roasted malt, some coffee, dark chocolate and fruity notes. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (412) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
I en tid där trender sprider sig över, mellan och igenom folklagren som ängsligt följer den samfälla strömmens minsta vink för att inte sticka ut, där det ska ätas pulled pork och köras elbil för glatta livet innan det blir otrendigt, är det intressant att nån gör nåt så otrendigt som mörk lager. Och ganska bra också. Aromen domineras av choklad och smaken är hämtad ur boken över hur tjeckisk lager ska presenteras. Inget som sticker ut åt något håll och ganska trivsam i sin otrendighet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1940) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at DogTap, Ellon. Pours dark brown, medium off white head. Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bitter. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnG_BrgNor (327) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma of roasted, some smoked and salt licorice. Taste is much of the same, but with coffee as well. Low bitterness. Drinkable. Watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokestereo (252) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Pours in a light black color with a beige tanned head. Aroma; Roasted malt, liqourice, dark bread and dark chocolate. Flavours; Quite a lot of liqourice, roasted malt and hops, some coffee, smoke and metal with a watery and a small bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aslely (22) - Lovund, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
Siden kaffe er langt fra mine favoritter så var dette kun for å smake. Tydelig lukt av kaffe, smaken er en kombinasjon av kaffe og mørk sjokolade, slettes ikke feil for de som liker denne typen, men for min del er det nok med en smaksprøve.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (706) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Rostade toner i doften med inslag av choklad. Torr och bränd smak.


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