Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 732   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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Tide's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3709) - Helsinki, - APR 15, 2012
A bottle from Brewdog shop. Dark color with a hint of red, white head. Smooth taste with some coffee, a bit roasty. Enjoyable black lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2017
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium size khaki head, rich lacing. Roasted barley aroma, chocolate and caramel. Light and smooth feel. Pleasant toasted and roasted taste with lots of toffee and chocolate. Dry and chalky bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piw (1075) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2017
Frisch gezapft. Klar und schwarz mit cremiger, mittelgroer Schaumkrone. Aroma von Beeren. Leicht fruchtig. Spritzig. Leichter Krper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (3027) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Can. Pours black with a tan head. Toasty, caramel, red berries. Bitter with loads of toasted malts, fruity, quite bitter with a dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPC1524 (195) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beton (588) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simontomlinson (289) - 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. Theres also coffee, malt & chocolate knocking about. Quite a weird sensation, the look & smell are not like the actual taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob19a (305) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thejackpacker (376) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobblackcoffee (41) - - APR 16, 2017
A smoky and burnt caramel flavoured beer. Solid bitter finish. This is an enjoyable black lager. Not sure its 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, dont read the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1614) - 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

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