Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 681   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.

klas' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klas (385) - - AUG 10, 2012
Good malty aroma, chocolate. black, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Very good for beeing a black lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Rostade toner i doften med inslag av choklad. Torr och bränd smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, persistent, average tan head. Roasted malt aromas, some coffee, burnt breadcrust, ash, earthy hops. Taste is medium sweet with moderate bitterness, some weak coffee taste, quite watery mouthfeel. Light body, average carbonation, roasty and a bit astringent finish. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (148) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 25, 2015
Degustada em uma noite muito quente. Desceu redondo. Aroma doce. Sabor doce no começo, mas logo se percebe o tostado do grão com um amargor bem agradável.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (742) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Svart vätska. Beiget skum. Doft av druva, kaffe och rostad malt. Relativt humlig smak med lätt torr och rostad touch. Lätt munkänsla. Bra beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1432) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours deep dark brown, almost black with low head. Aroma is dark malts, hops, liquorice, bread, some. Flavor is dark malts, a bit burned, hops, some pine, salty liquorice, a bit metally. Coffeeish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (400) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep black, light brown head. Aroma on smoked ham, burned notes of oat. Taste ham, salty, smokey. Light texture, complex finish. Flat feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (177) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
Nästan svart i färgen, lite tunn munkänsla. Lätt rostad ton och väldigt lättdrucken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (763) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
Black, cola-like pour with a tan head. Roasty, some coffee and cocoa aroma. Taste is coffee, roast, a little thin

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Nice creamy foam, good flavor of hard roasted malt, a little smoke and some dried fruit aromas. The taste is slightly burned and suffered more licorice than you normally find in the German versions of a swartzbier. It has good and rich character, where the end have room for a little smoked malt. A little water towards the end, like hops easily flourished element may also be a little too marked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (824) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Pullo @ Systembolaget. Kaatuu lasiin syvän ruskeana ja noin kahden sormen paksuisella melko pysyvällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on schwarzille kuuluvaa limppuisuutta ja suklaisuutta, paahdettakin, mutta myös jenkkihumalan tuomaa hedelmäisyyttä. Maussa suun täyttää paahteisuus ja suklaisuus, humalan tuomalla havuisella ja raikkaan yrttisellä elementillä. Kuin black IPAa ilman tykittävää katkeroa. Suutuntuma on melko hiilihappoinen, humalakin tuntuu ja tekee tästä hieman terävän. Erilainen schwarzbier, jossa reilummin humalaa kuin saksalaisissa esikuvissaan. Hyvä kokonaisuus kuitenkin saatu aikaan.

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