Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 692   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.

VastActiv's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, - APR 30, 2013
Tap at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 01102011. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazScott (53) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cokemonkey11 (364) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eripe323 (51) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (416) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at DogTap, Ellon. Pours dark brown, medium off white head. Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnG_BrgNor (374) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokestereo (267) - 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.

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