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Zeitgeist - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
82
good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%


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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stumac on 03-31-2009)
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Reviews by kindacold:
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kindacold

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with nearly no head. Holding up to the light, can see some dark red tones, but with absence of bright light, just looks black.

Smells pleasant, but not very strongly. Some malt tones, but overall not a lot of odor.

Tastes pretty good...I'd say between a 3 and 3.5, but closer to 3 so I rounded down.

Very light on the tongue, and feels like water going down. No real aftertaste, and only a mild stickiness from the hops.

It's an OK beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 06:23:40 | More by kindacold
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jondavidsson

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-07-2014 10:46:13 | More by jondavidsson
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Italy

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Doomfag

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dcmchew

Romania

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

During the pour it seemed like more of a stout, but this definetely tastes like a lager; it's lighter and clearer than expected;
Plus the mouthfeel makes that even clearer; not a big fruitiness, maybe some low dark fruit/berries; the malts are nicely roasted, giving off aromas of (very) dark bread, then going to coffee notes, lower strong cocoa powder also; decent nuttiness, also some dark chocolate sweetness, with faint candi sugar/licorice;
The bitterness isn't provided only by the roast, but also by some somewhat herbal hops, really nice and dry in the finish;
I'm conflicted, there are a lot of stout (going to porter) elements, with a lager body, but it fits nicely, it makes a "fresher", more sessionable dark beer

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 16:41:55 | More by dcmchew
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-02-2013 16:21:38 | More by IWannaEatFood
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MrShep

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-21-2013 19:56:52 | More by MrShep
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California

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09-06-2013 15:46:45 | More by jeiiVP
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Coren

Belgium

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08-27-2013 11:38:21 | More by Coren
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Graeme24

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2013 15:11:40 | More by Graeme24
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defect_

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2013 20:35:34 | More by defect_
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2013 01:08:15 | More by Noyt
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Arborescence

Finland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2013 11:22:22 | More by Arborescence
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-22-2013 07:09:35 | More by Kirk
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color lager with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of dry roasted malt with light bitter notes. Taste is an easily drinkable mix of dry roasted malt with light dry bitter notes. Finish is lightly sweet. Body is light with good carbonation. Not bad though a bit more simplistic then I had anticipated.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 23:51:19 | More by Phyl21ca
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JesperHagberg

Sweden

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Very dark, black with a low tan head.

S - Rosted, bready with some coffee notes.

T - Much like the smell it tastes of rosted malts, bread, coffee. But the taste adds a slight smoky flavour to it.

MF - Medium to full body with a dry aftertaste.

O - Good beer, price wise it wasn't too bad compared to some other beers here in Sweden. Wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 16:46:12 | More by JesperHagberg
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, at 4.7%abv.; BB 12/04/2014, served mildly chilled in a tall tumbler.

A: pours a pitch black colour topped with a 1cm-thick khaki frothy head, while the carbonation level is unknown.
S: on the nose, the richly roast-malty and lightly aromatic/vanilla-ish chocolatey notes are reminiscent of a fuller English Stout; given a very good swirl, the black dates, burned walnuts, mild raisins, smokiness, and other deep aroma usually related to a stout emerge in full force. Seriously, it doesn’t smell like any Schwarzbier or even Czech black lager that I’ve tasted and smelled, as it’s simply fulsome without lager’s key, doughy or mildly acidic edge to it, while a note of German rye bread definitely makes itself felt. Interestingly, as the beer warms up a bit, the doughy edge does surface to the noticeable level.
T: on the palate, it’s immediately clear that it tastes far more like a lager bier than it smells on the nose, due to a palate far cleaner than any dark or black ale. It’s almost crisp and light, coming with chewy roasty malts and rye-breadiness without much aroma around it, laced with a mild but still detectable lager-y acidic edge. The aftertaste shows considerable herbal hop bitterness and also bitterness from roasted malts different to one’s normal schwarzbier, while flavours of chewy bittern nuts, faint saltiness and bitter-sweet liquorice roots combine to deliver a satisfyingly lingering finish.
M&O: refreshing on the palate while being only moderately carbonated, medium-bodied against a truly decent flavour profile, this “idiosyncratic black lager” comes across as a fairly successful product by Brewdog, which is not that renowned for its lager bier making. Very likable and very… mixed. Definitely not fitting in with the classic “schwarzbier”, though, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 22:13:51 | More by wl0307
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2bet

Norway

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-20-2013 20:29:41 | More by 2bet
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YamagamiTravis

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Zeitgeist from BrewDog
82 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.