Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 719   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LED40 (112) - Aberdeen, - MAR 25, 2012
330ml bottle. This is a great example of a black lager. Dark in appearance with an off white head. Smells of cocoa powder and coffee. Mouth feel is thin but not watery. Taste is of bitter hops and malt - none of that overly sweet flavour you get with macros and also not too carbonated. A very sessionable and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriZZZly (144) - - MAR 27, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2017 Berlin, BrewdogPub, kran. Ar: bardzo lekka wedzonosc, dominuje slodowosc, beczka, drewno, odrobina kawy, lekka czekolada, lekka palonosc, najbardziej wzorowy schwarz jaki wachalem. Wyg: czarne, nieprzejrzyste, jasna lekko kremowa piana, swietnie brudzi szko. Sm: swietny szwrac, doskonala palonosc, swietna czekolada fajna kawa, swietnie te trzy cechy wspolgraja, gladkie, lekko oleiste, wysycenie wyzsze niz myslalem, lekko wodniste, minimalny karmel. Pos: slodowosc, palonosc, troche czekolady.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Pours slightly transparent black with good beige head. Aroma crisp malt and a hint of roasted malt and a metallic note. Fairly highly carbonated but small bubbles with thin mouth feel. Taste is crisp lager hops with a nice light malt balance, slight touch of chocolate and some smoke. Finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (586) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2017
Pours dark brown from the bottle and leaves a tan head. Some lacing.The aroma is smoke, chocolate, a touch of nail polish. Taste is burnt toast, bitter, mineral undertones, with a light sourness. Kind of dull, but then again Im not a huge fan of the Schwarzbier style. The body stays to the light side of medium. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rami_pl (2804) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Zeitgeist by BrewDog at BrewDog Warszawa Taka woda z kawa i zbozem, wcale niezla. Ale daaaaaleko jej do jet black heart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (324) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Can 0,33. Pours dark brown with large off-white creamy head, nice lacing. Roasted malts, coffee, charcoal, dark chocolate, dark berries. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radassace (183) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Pours a black, with a bit of reddish light getting through and a small tan head. Really looks like a stout. Nose is roasted malt, treacle, coffee and bitter chocolate, bit of citrus and some lager malt. Medium mouth feel, has a refreshing edge to it, but it tastes like a stout, with a bit more citrus and its slightly smokey. Love it, whatever it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (2305) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2017
Jet black with a tan head. Aroma is toasted malt. Taste is a bit of charcoal with toffee and caramel. Slightly watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (315) - 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....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (712) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (486) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Pint at Jeremiahs. 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.

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