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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

663 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-09-2011)
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-04-2013 02:45:22 | More by tastymug
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creez

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-19-2012 23:47:10 | More by creez
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-22-2012 02:08:34 | More by SHCC
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from the can into a pilsner glass

A-Poured black with a huge fluffy off-white head that left dense spotty lace.

S- Really nothing, just a strong mineral note

T- Subtle smokiness, some buttery and cereal malt notes. Maybe some very light coffee notes. Big mineral water taste. Not much flavor at all in this beer

M- Light bodied, fairly smooth, soft carbonation, and semi-dry

O- Really nothing going on with this beer, no unpleasant flavors but also pretty much no flavor to this beer at all.

Serving type: can

05-14-2013 03:15:34 | More by Hoptometrist
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Baba – Black Lager (4%) - Uinta Brewing (Utah)
☆☆☆

App: Pours as black as black can be, with a nice one and a half finger tan head that sticks around very well and leaves nice, light lacing in the glass. Almost totally opaque.

Smell: Light chocolatey and roasted malt nose. Maybe I'm crazy, but I always smell roast turkey in these darker, more roasted lagers. Maybe its just roasted proteins? Overall, nose is light and pleasant. Some hints of dark, caramelized sugars like butterscotch with just a hint of molasses. Meaty.

Taste: Dry and clean in the foretaste. Heavy malt body balanced by subtle lager yeast. Almost no hops characteristics to note, other than a light and pleasant bitterness on the back of the throat. Hints of roasted pecan and coco. Every so slightly metallic on the finish.Very sessionable. Well crafted but unremarkable.

Mouth: Pretty light bodied for the malt profile. Carb is subtle, a little softer than I expect in a lager.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Snifter. 1/11/14.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 07:10:11 | More by ZoomanCru
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Jsteez

China

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle of this while visiting Utah. The date said bottled on 6/5/12. Poured it into a pint glass.

A-Pure black, even when held to the light. One finger tan head, lacy sides. Frothy and bubbly. Looks good. Medium-bodied.

S-Coffee,licorice, molasses, smoked barley malts, slight dark chocolate.

T-Smoked barley, molassess, a little sense of smoked barley hops. The aftertaste was a little flat, yet dry. Also, the aftertaste was slightly metallic, but not enough to ruin the beer.

M-Watery and flat. Not too exciting.

Overall, I would buy this brew again. It could go well with heavier foods. It is a little watery, but the overall flavors were ok. I was surprised because Utah has its strange 4% ABV laws, so I was not expecting this beer to be as good as it was. Buy this brew and eat a reubon.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 05:58:34 | More by Jsteez
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MEsoJD

California

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Poured into a straight Sam Adams glass]

I: A friend and I were in Whole Foods searching for a new beer to try, and spotted the last six pack of Baba. Sadly we only paid attention to the presentation, and not the style. I admit that I not very fond of lagers, but hey, I'm open to unique takes on the style.

B: [4.00% ABV. 12 Fl. OZ. 04/11/12] I really appreciate the amount of information on this bottle, sadly no back story. Bottle date, recommendation, ingredients (water, organic barley malt, hops, and yeast), organic label, and etc... The bottles glass is also working on this compass theme which is very interesting.

A: Black body with no transparency, with a foamy/frothy head (fast dissipation), and scattered lacing.

S: Smells like a lager. Grassy, some pine, light chocolate, molasses, and bread malt.

T: Chocolate, grassy, bread malt, and molasses. Safe to say that it follows the nose pretty well.

M: Slightly dry/slick/crisp finish, light/watery body, moderate carbonation, and little alcohol presence.

O: One of the best lagers I've ever had, but that's not saying much. The style is just isn't that great to my palate. This was like Steinlager Pure with cocoa added. The high point of the brew would be the presentation. It's better than domestic beer, but doesn't stand out among the craft. I don't recommend and wouldn't buy.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 04:49:58 | More by MEsoJD
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on 10/6/11.

First thing I have to say is that this is an awesome bottle. I love the paper labels and the raised compass pattern on the glass itself.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson brown with a 1 inch puffy beige head that settles to a film. Blotchy patterns of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty much solely dark roasted malt and maybe some slight campfire/smoke aromas. Taste pretty much follows suit with roasted dark malt as really the only flavor. There is a slight metallic flavor on the aftertaste too. This beer has a pretty thin body with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average lager that is one dimensional in both smell and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 07:15:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Gerberr

Iowa

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
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a dark brown colored liquid, with a slightly read hue. Moderate tan head. The aroma is malty, with a notable smoke, roast, and earthy quality. The smoke note continues through the taste, which has a touch of astringency. It's a thinner-than-necessary beer, with some sweetness and a background of under-ripe fruit. The smoky aroma is the most intriguing thing about this brew. All in all, this one is just okay.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 21:33:44 | More by Suds
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MTWood


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-05-2012 19:26:29 | More by MTWood
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Two fingers of head on a black body.
The aroma has a light scent of roasted malt.
The taste has some burnt wood, roasted malt and a lemon bitter (mild) finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A decent black lager, though the taste was heavy on the burnt wood.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 03:10:13 | More by Fatehunter
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-25-2014 02:58:46 | More by tourdot
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-04-2013 06:47:07 | More by g_jenkins
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-03-2014 18:24:57 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-01-2014 23:51:52 | More by crbnfbr
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Supra97

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-25-2012 02:13:34 | More by Supra97
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-06-2012 02:38:52 | More by crobinso
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NappyB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-28-2014 22:25:14 | More by NappyB
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-21-2014 20:49:33 | More by Sspeer1
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-24-2014 22:42:28 | More by zapahoppa
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JJChrist

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-14-2014 23:51:38 | More by JJChrist
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-21-2013 23:08:17 | More by NHSTEVE
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

11-11-2013 02:50:33 | More by Dicers
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deviousdannyg

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-22-2013 20:50:53 | More by deviousdannyg
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.