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 stumac on 03-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | 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

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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.

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Zeitgeist from BrewDog
3.68 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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