Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 662   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.

Sizzler80's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (500) - Dublin, - JAN 24, 2013
Almost black pour with a decent beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slight peat, hops, liquorice, bread. Taste: coffee, chocolate, smoked notes, aniseed, malt. Mouthfeel: tangy and refreshing. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1157) - 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 (2671) - 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 (36) - Berlin, 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 (241) - 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 (443) - Bromma, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Dark brown with medium head. Mainly chocolate aroma, some smoke. Malty taste, light sweetness mixed with little licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rolfarild (39) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
Dark brown with a tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma of medium burnt malt. Tast is sweet wort very little hoppy to be a BrewDog beer. Refreshing and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1429) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
On tap at BrewDog Nottingham. Colour us black with a tan head. Aroma is dark rich malts, chocolates and fruit. taste has good sweet bitter balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (681) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
1/2 pint on tap @ brewdog pub Aberdeen. Nearly black body, head is medium creamy brownish mostly lasting excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee. Taste is heavy roasty bitter. Medium body dry texture soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer slightly watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (433) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Appearance is almost pitch black, brown tinges, a half finger beige head. Looks great. Aroma- coffee, milky chocolate, malts, hoppy, a bit creamy. Taste- chocolate, cocoa, smoke, cardboard, dry, slightly roasty, sweet finish. Interesting, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (19) - - JAN 26, 2015
Dark / black appearance. It smells of coffee, and tasting characters of burnt coffee and a hint of licorice and nuts

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