Friday, March 11, 2011

Zeitgeist - Scotland 11-3-11

The Low Down:
I walked into Vintage Cellars looking for a different beer to review today, which I found, when this jumped out at me. A purple and white bottle oozing sex.

Opening it up, does not let that sex escape. Instead the amazingly delicious aromas, of coffee and chocolate sugar, stay in the bottle.
The device by which you deliver these amazing flavours to your face, is elegant and clever, while feeling very much how "zeitgeist" should.

"We do not merely aspire to the proclaimed heady heights of conformity through neutrality and blandness."

Ok that's confusing, but what isn't confusing is the price. AU$1.50

Packaging: 9/10
The importers stamp is the only imperfection on the amazing artwork by Heather Brennan.
Refreshment: 7/10
It's a black lager, whatever that is. It's not refreshing nor comforting; It's something else entirely. It is really fizzy though!
Flavour 9/10:
It is amazingly full of flavour, strong bitterness and aroma.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
4.9%. I have no idea what content a black lager is supposed to have. With that said, it tastes like it could be stronger.
Price: 10/10
$1.50 Beer. For the people by the people.
Total: 41/50

It's cheap, full of flavour, and very pretty to hold. Lacking the alcohol content of other beers I could compare it to seems to be its only real downfall.