Ölmönger: Ölbeat 268: BrewDog Zeitgeist

Brewery: BrewDog
Country: Scotland
Style: Schwarzbier
Abv: 4,7 %

What about the beer?
Colour is black with a large but quickly dissolving natural white head. Aroma has charred malts, burned wood and smoke. Taste begins with burned salty liquorice. Charcoal-roasted malts take over with some meaty smoke and dark chocolate. Towards the end charred malts are joined by bitter salty liquorice and even some citrus flavour. Aftertaste has charred citrus bitterness and malty dryness.
We’ve come this far for the first Schwarzbier. Worth the wait – it’s good. Some clearly porterish elements – a malt-driven brew – but crisp hops come out in the end. Light but tasty.


Since the brew’s commercial description tells it to be a timeless classic – amongst the crap about similarities in BrewDog’s punk agenda and Zeitgeist movement – I looked for a timeless classic to fit a good brew. According to a research on Spotify, this is the most streamed song of the 1980’s. Thus, it’s just the timeless classic I was looking for. Personally, I find this song just OK, not that great.
Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’ (YouTube)
From the 1981 album Escape, the song was written by Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry and Neal Schon.