Zeitgeist | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Beer-Zombie on 03-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,704
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
144
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
24
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of trickykid
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hasse67
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brp94
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Zeitgeist label is very different today. It reads Organic Black Lager on the side and sure looks better.

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is dark with a brownish head. Retention is medium to low and lacing is non-existent.
S: The aroma exactly midway between a Porter and Euro Dark Lager, having just slight hints of sweet coffee and malt roasting and ends right there. It's not a bad thing as it is a very simple and straightforward lager.
T: Taste starts off with a very big sweetness incoming from notes of coffee that were held together by the light malt roasting, providing a clean flavour of sweet coffee and cereals.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is spot on. Alcohol is unnoticed. Sweetness is mild. Bitterness is non-existent.
O: I wish all Euro Dark Lagers were like this. Not sure if this is my first Schwarzbier but I see myself enjoying it in big quantities.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml can poured into a pint glass.

Very deep mahogany brown to almost black in color, it tops with a very thick creamy tan head that retains itself with good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting foamy layer on the surface and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

Lots of malt in both the aroma and flavor, I get roasted at first, then coffee, chocolate, caramel, dark bread, dark cocoa, burnt biscuit, smoked but not in meaty way, dough, and sweet toffee. Hop is also there bringing some crisp of fruity and citrus zest as well as some grassiness. There is also some bitterness that is mostly from dark and roasted malt while partially from hop.

Rather light body with smooth mouthfeel from its moderately crisp carbonation, the feeling is just right to carry all the things well with a very dry finish.

Light and very easy to drink dark Lager, it has good variety of character being led by dark malt and supported by fruity and citrusy hop.

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Photo of Dreyski
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chebode2
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bark
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The colour is black with a brown edge (90 EBC). The three finger head is brown and compact. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is smooth creamy and semi-sweet. Roasted, almost burned malts. Hints of clean bitterness and red berries.

The taste is light and dry with lits of smooth heavily roasted malts, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Some red berries and crispy medium bitterness. Light to medium body. Smooth clean bitter aftertaste with light roasted with some dark chocolate. The finish is mostly bitter.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many mid-sized bubbles are fresh and long-lived.

A gentle update of the schwarzbier style. Very clean.

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Photo of oysbot
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmurray50000
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks good out the bottle pitch black with an off white head.

The smell is subtle malts, a little bit of smoke and some earthy hops.

The taste is malty, grainy, light and easy drinking.

The mouth feel is light with a crisp finish.

Not my favorite style but I really enjoyed this. A good abv for having a few.

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Photo of Macluskey
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkhara12
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 144 ratings