Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Schwarzbier
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 754   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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Tharlinn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tharlinn (37) - Nijmegen, - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle, 33cl. Online. Aroma: Roasted, herbal, coffee, smoke, teensy bit sour. Appearance: Full black colour. Minimal head and lacing. Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, blue cheese. Not sour in the taste at all. Palate: Almost no carbonation. Pretty bitter and thin.

SteveSmith (30) - - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Tasty tasty lager. Caramel coco roasted malt followed by a solid hoppy finish. Shouldn’t work on the face of it but ‘tis genius

OminouSC2 (1006) - Mora, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2018
Dark brown/black color, medium sized brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bread and slight chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, bread, earth and slight dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel.

Trolleo (1911) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2018
Roasted malt aroma, slight caramel. Clear black color with small sized brown head. Roasty taste with chocolate. Medium body, flat carbonation, silky. Nice roasty and event little bit smoky finish. A very nice dark lager. //tap at Fakin as Brewdog Organic Zeitgeist

rauchbierlover (687) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2018
On tap @ Brewdog Berlin. Deep black body with a small persistent beige head. Roasted aroma, some caramel. Taste is bitter: coffee, licorice, artichokes. Long dry and bitter finish. light body, thin feel, soft carbonation.

blackradioboy (230) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2018
Big bottle from Morrisons. I’ve had this in a Brewdog bar and hated it. It tasted of almost nothing. Thought I’d give the bottled version a go. It’s like a poor man’s porter - flavourless. Very poor. Brewdog, please delete. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

cage.79 (55) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 330ml can. Pours dark, almost black. This is a porter right? Muted coffee, earth, hops, fizzy, not a lot going on. Nice enough mouthfeel. Fine but ultimately quite forgettable.

Samuel214 (1625) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2018
Flaska från SB. Svart med brunbeiget skum. Doftar av rostade toner, malt, toffee, kaffe och lite nötiga inslag. Samma i smaken, med lite mer syrliga och rökiga inslag. Särskilt i avslutningen kommer kola och rökiga toner. Helt ok!

Acaro (345) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2018
Aroma: Chocolate and caramel notes. Appearance: Black color with clear liquid and rocky tan head. Taste: Medium bitterness with light sourness. Palate: Light body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Bitter chocolate finish. Overall: Soft features and easy to drink. Goes with soft cheese and chocolate sweets.

deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2018 Pours black with off white head . Medium body with a burnt roasted aftertaste. Very nice for a lager

theprof (1471) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2018
Tap at Brew Dog Nottingham. Pours dark edging black with tan lacing. Aroma is roasty, nuts, spruce, although to my novice mind it loses in this instance by being highly chilled. Maybe it's a lager thing. Taste is medium bitter with not a lot of drift. Palate is medium bodied, texture is surprisingly light, carbonation lively, finish bitter, although it is equally a sustained note. Utterly unqualified on this beer type, but it will never be a favorite.

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