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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 729   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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3.5
JackMandarin (403) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle from local Aldi. Pours a very dark brown. Reddish edges. Light tan head. Clings to the sides. Very lightly smoky aroma. Dried cherry and raisins. Light coffee. Little general citrus zest. Some pine at the end. Taste has a soft sweetness with a little creamy touch. Citric bite with a sharp bitterness. Light roasty notes. A little metallic. Slightly savoury middle with a bitter and slightly dry finish. Medium body. Foamy carbonation. Confusing. Complex. Not bad. Not great. Good....

3.6
mabuzzer (855) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
660ml bottle. Black with a big, frothy off white head. Coffee and smoke aroma, flavour is similar with a little dark chocolate and a crisp hoppy finish. Good

3.6
Heidbummer (680) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Pint at Jeremiah’s. Pours black (hint of copper0 with thickish but short lasting head. Aroma of coffee and charcoal. More of that on the taste with a citrus twist. A little thinner than I remembered it in bottle, but a nice burnt toast coffee citrus dark ale, with lager sensibilities if you wanted to session it.

3.5
john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Chocolate and smoke aromas. Malty; roast malts, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, mild liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits. Some bitter spicy hops. Dry roast malty with balancing hoppy bitterness. Slight sourness. Very drinkable. Nice beer! (2010-01)

3.6
NORSAND (107) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2017
(Best Before date June 2017, presumably brewed June 2016) Very dark brown, towards black, with a small but persisten beige head. Nose: Lovely, rich aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, and dark, bitter chocolate. Pure Stout on the nose. Taste: The arrival is dry, then come roasted coffee beans, cocoa beans and a rich carbonation, giving a creamy mouthfeel. Through the mid palate to the exit, this beer holds its grip and somehow doesn’t quite loosen up (is it simply the underfermented influence on ingredients which are normally top fermented?). Staying dry and slightly bitter all the way into the aftertaste. I can’t help but feel that this starts out so promising on the nose and in the arrival, only to not unfold it’s full potential in the finale (or is that just underfermented Schwarzbier for you...?)

2.7
Michael27 (2095) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (direkt von BrewDog bezogen). Schwarz, wie die Nacht mit schönem dichten Schaum. Knackig und mild malzröstig.

3.2
Roger60 (223) - - JAN 4, 2017
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. Svart och med mörk skumkrona. Åt det genombeska hållet. Bränd doft och smak. Med lägre alkoholhalt än imparna är den fin framför brasan utan att man blir knäckt av beskan. lillebror till Celebrator men utan dess elegans.

3.3
MrTipple (5288) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Floral hops, dark, dust grain and cereal malts, some straw. Clear black, medium, beige head. Medium sweet grain malts, dark, toasted malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied, light bitter finish. Nice Schwarzbier, well-balanced. Bottle from BrewDog, Shepherds Bush.

3.4
SkillsFactory (738) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2016
4,7% ABV. Nera limpida con riflessi caramello ed una schiuma beige di buona persistenza. Aroma tostato, leggermente affumicato, nocciola, con una punta di ossidazione e cartone. Al palato acidità tostata seguita da un lieve caramello coperto subito da legno, nocciola bruciata ed una nota di cacao, il tutto accompagnato da un amaro erbaceo comune in molte lager. Ben carbonata, corpo poco più che leggero.

2.8
basjansen14 (416) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2016
Donker gekleurd bier. Aroma is wat licht geroosterde mout en dat was het wel. Smaak is ook wat licht geroosterde mout. Licht bittere afdronk.


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