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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 739   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.

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3.6
JPC1524 (206) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour with decent tan head. Aromas of dark malt, chocolate. Smooth, velvety in the mouth. Nice tasting, flavours of chocolate, malty, some bitterness. Drinkable.

3.7
beton (618) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

2.9
simontomlinson (374) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Fluffy beige head stayed well on a jet black still body. Malt, chocolate & coffee aroma. To the fore, before you actually taste it feels just like a lager on the palate. Sharp, clean & well carbonated. Medium bodied. Hard to pick the flavours, tastes like a lager but with a hoppy, bitter back. There’s also coffee, malt & chocolate knocking about. Quite a weird sensation, the look & smell are not like the actual taste.

3.3
rob19a (353) - - APR 21, 2017
15/20 nice chewy taste, loads of taste, very easy to drink, surprisingly low alcohol, creamy taste with a bitter finish, so well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
thejackpacker (453) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
Bottle. Was very unpleasantly surprised by this. Was expecting a smooth black lager but instead it came out as a weak stout. Very much filled with coffee and even smoke. Maybe its just an unfamiliar style but give me a tmavy of this any day.

3.9
bobblackcoffee (45) - - APR 16, 2017
A smoky and burnt caramel flavoured beer. Solid bitter finish. This is an enjoyable black lager. Not sure it’s quite the ’schizophrenic Schwartzbier’ original that Brewdog are making out it is: I sometimes think the marketing crew are seeing how far their ridiculous sloganeering can go before the drinkers cry foul. 7/10. Tasty. Drink the beer, don’t read the bottle!

3.8
Stuartyboy (1671) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2017
Bottle at home from Aldi in Ayr a black colour beer with tan head aroma is coffee and chocolate flavour is coffee with roasted malt and charcoal notes some crisp citrus and hoppy bitterness sharp crisp finish

3.7
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2017
330ml can. Aroma of lager, toasted malt and citrusy hops. The taste is light sweet, light bitter, dry and toasted. Nice.

3.1
redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Dark chocolate colour with small beige head. Taste crisp lager with a touch of caramel decent and refreshing.

3.3
DraftDodger (1532) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2017
Middelfart 31/3 2017. 33 cl can from Kvickly. Usual cool design from Brewdog in Blue and silver. Pours opaque dark brown with light brown head. Settles as 1,5 cm thick layer of foam. Lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is intense. Sweet dark malts, a little smoke, brown sugar and leather. Soft carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by medium bitterness. A little thin. Aftertaste is lightly bitter and smoky. I do not know if a strange slightly smoky brew is "The Spirit of the time". But it’s certainly drinkable.


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