Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


on tap

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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48154) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44223) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36934) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27736) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear dark brown - almost black - with an orange hue and a beige head. Very hard roasted malt aroma, almost coffeeish. Medium body, coffee and roasted malt with some bitter dark chocolate. Dry and malt bitter finish. An extremely delicious Schwarz. 070209

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24797) - Tyres, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (24303) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (24007) - 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.

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