Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an almost opaque black -- tinges of dark brown and amber decorate the sides of my stein. Upfront notes of roasted malts. Decent two-finger, mocha head.
Roasted notes predominate more than typical for style; bitterness comes less from the hops and more from the roasted grain flavors. Coffee and chocolate notes in the middle, with a slight, but crisp, bite in the end. Medium-light in body and very easy to drink. A hint of cream and citrus linger in the mouth after all is said and done.
Great session beer and would seem to go great with a meat pizza or a nicely charred black n' blue burger. As for a schwarzbier, it strikes me as a bit non-traditional but seems to capture enough of the categorical essence. And it is Baba (Black Sheep) -- so I guess that name fits!
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2012 22:14:04 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: 4 Looks a bit thin on the pour. The color is dark brown with a one-inch light tan head.
S: 3 Mostly a lot of metallic, lager yeast. There’s a little bit of roasted malt in the background giving off a chocolaty, earthy aroma.
T: 3.5 The roasted malt is more up front than on the nose bringing similar chocolate flavors. Hops are pretty mild with subtle bitterness. The hops and malt are actually quite nice and balanced, but there is an off-putting metallic taste that follows them. Fortunately, it’s not quire as strong as on the nose, but it’s still pretty noticeable.
M: 3.25 Quite thin with no dryness, but it’s rather refreshing for a dark beer. A bit more body would be nice.
O: 3.25 This beer is pretty meh. Even if the yeast had backed off a bit the underlying characteristics are uninteresting. At least it’s fairly easy drinking and somewhat refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-15-2014 00:20:28 | More by Tele
3.21/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Drinking this 3 days before the "drink by" date, but since it's still within I'll review.
A: pours a very very dark brown, almost black. Thin 2 finger head quickly dissipates to nothing. Looks a lot like a glass of coke or Pepsi.
S: not much going on here, possibly because the older can. Faint sweet smell, also a slight toasty aroma.
T: I'm tasting a lot of roasty, smokey notes. Coffee and dark bitter chocolate a faint but present. Slightly sweet. After-taste that remains reminds me a lot of stout/porter finish. Cleans from the mouth quickly.
M: Thin taste, also cleans from the mouth quickly.
Overall: Average to above average black lager, good alternative to a stout or porter if your looking to pick up those flavors.
Serving type: can
07-11-2014 19:36:40 | More by Gerberr
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.