Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 737   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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fonefan (50778) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Malt and Hops, 45 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QU, Scotland.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, dark berry notes, smoke - peat notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090409]

yespr (47112) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk. Pours dark brown to black. Roasted malt and slight breadish note. Heavy roasted malt base with a mild liqourice note. Bitter, roasted and acidic flavoured. Solid roasted lasting finish, yet with a nice hops note. Nice one.

Ungstrup (38250) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
Bottled. A chestnut colored beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and a touch of roasted malt and bread. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, pumpernickle bread, roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted toasted bread finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

joergen (28992) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle, thanks to yespr for sharing. Cloudy brown coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel, dried fruits, coffee and chocolate. Roasted flavour of coffee, chocolate and hops with notes of dried fruits. Roasted and hoppy finish.

anders37 (26879) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color wit a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hitns of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender ever!). Deep rubyish amber colour with mediumsized slightly off-white head, some lace. Aroma is Roasted malts along with sweet fruits, liquorice and some slight burnt sugary notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with some slight coffeeish notes. Some grassyness lurking in there as well.

Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Pure black, with a large bubble head, settles down to small clumps of big bubbles and great lacing. Aroma of cocoa and roasted coffee with milk. Flavor begins with dark milk chocolate and progresses to a roasted malt finish. Nice full body. Decent brew, very desirable.

cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Bottle at home ... Deep red black ... short lived tan head ... sweet toffee malts with little liquorush nose ... slightly sweet malty caramel ... bit overy fizzy ... good hop in background ... slight bitter linger ... medium body ... quite simple but really nice ...3.5 deep black ... chocolate and raisins ...little treacle nose... sweet licorice .... malty toffee ... nice 3.7

TK X 14042010... bottle from the Trial Batch ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... chocolate and big raisin and plum nose with a nice hoppy tone in back ground ... sweet and rich dark fruit malts ... little sour raisins ... little treacle ... definite plum ... hint of chocolate ... I was thinking this was headin to the end of its life but man i really enoyed it and its worth more than the 3.5 its sitting at. This time 3.9

Bottle at home 010711 ... from the Trial batch deep ruby red ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee malts ... sweet licorice ... that malt im not so fond of ... little honey nose ... light soft body ... chewy toffeee malts ... creamy maltyness ... light lager hop ... again a hint of licorice ...little burnt sugers ... 3.5 bottle at home ... trial zeight geist ... black ... thin tan head ... that malt i dont like ... soft toffee malt nose ... bitter fruits ... ok 3.5

omhper (25570) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, small head. Coffeeish and roasty. Light-medium body. Grass and light chocolate. Marked bitter finish. The clean mouthfeel reduces drinkability, but some of thatis made up for by an extensive array of flavours.

madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
18th August 2009
Clear but very dark red-brown beer. Crispish semi dry palate. Minerally and somewhat tangy malt that is a little bit roasty. Finishes watery with minerals and hop bitterness. Not my favourite dark lager by a country mile.

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