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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%
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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.


Tide's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2966) - Helsinki, - APR 15, 2012
A bottle from Brewdog shop. Dark color with a hint of red, white head. Smooth taste with some coffee, a bit roasty. Enjoyable black lager.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruramikael (102) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2016
bread, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, spruce, leather, earthy, leaves, soy sauce, woody, black, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Kolanvärinen, kohtalaisesti vaahtoava olut. Tuoksu tumman maltainen ja paahteinen, siirappisen karamellinen ja limppuinen. Maultaan tumman maltainen, paahteinen, ruislimppuinen ja jopa aavistuksen hedelmäinen. Kiva pieni katkero häilyy taustalla. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Loistava maitokauppaolut!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (930) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Tap at Brewdog Soho. Mild flavour. Nose of roasty malts and dark fruit. Nice balance of sweet with a bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (466) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Black, slightly translucent body, thick tan head. Looks a lot like cola aside from the head. Fairly strong aroma of malts, syrup and sugary sweetness with a bit of hops in the background. Taste is a bit dry and somewhat watery with some bitterness. Smooth, tingly mouthfeel. Weak body and medium carbonation. It’s alright but not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazScott (69) - - MAY 21, 2016
From draught. Pours black, with slight cream coloured head. Pleasant dark beer. Slightly carbonated. Smokey/malty aroma. Flavour wise, hints of chocolate and malts. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - MAY 8, 2016
Pint, keg. Pours black with a thick tan head subsiding slowly. Scent is light and empty, little bit of grain. Taste is medium dark roasted malt and more plainness. Finish is clean and smooth. Good. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eripe323 (63) - 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 (1352) - 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 (33) - 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 (1589) - 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.


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