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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

778 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 85 | 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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Ratings: 778 | Reviews: 163 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a medium beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, lager yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from lager yeast and a hearty roasted malt character. Then some flavors of black coffee and black chocolate come in along with some smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Nearly full on black, impressive lacing

SMELL: Soft charcoal, milk chocolate, faint oil hop, herbal, toasted bread, dried hay

TASTE: Mild roastiness, smooth, medium bodied, clean, balanced hopping, herbal, faintly salty, brown malt, toasted grapenuts, mildly roasty drying finish

A very sessionable brew, perfect for the winter and is a great substitute if you love Porters. Organic and all if you are into that, and all around great beer.

Jason, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of camshew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

12 oz bottle. Hints of chocolate and french roast coffee in the smell. Not much head, moderate carbonation, nice lacing on the glass. The taste was chocolate, coffee, bready, and pleasantly balanced with light hops. Much lighter and crisper than I was expecting frpm the pitch black appearance. Very drinkable lager.

camshew, Tuesday at 06:30 AM
Photo of jefftuck47
3.75/5  rDev 0%

jefftuck47, Monday at 08:15 PM
Photo of dedbeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

dedbeer, Monday at 02:44 PM
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Bret123, Friday at 11:15 PM
Photo of Bartos
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Bartos, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of CraftyViki
4.5/5  rDev +20%

This black lager is delicious and smooth. It has great flavor and texture - it is not velvety like some other black lagers. Baba is a great session beer and my favorite black lager.

CraftyViki, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

AlbertOeswadi, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Benish
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Benish, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ambruns1979, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

12oz cold can into tulip

Appearance - Jet black all the way through, 2 finger head was pretty dense with good retention and leaves a bit of wispy lacing

Smell - Light notes of bittersweet cocoa, hints of charcoal, smoke, and a feint vinous/raisin character

Feel/Taste - Light body with effervescent yet gentle carb comes off as smooth but watery. Taste up front is crisp but subtle bittersweet cocoa, roasted coffee, and a robust charcoal, smokey, grainy earthiness. As taste fades there is that feint raisin-fruity note, then moderate, drying bitterness from what I believe is solely roasted grain... Hops seem imperceptible, but may just be that well integrated. Finish is bone dry.

Overall - Wow, did Uinta ever fit a ton of roasty flavor into this very light beer! Unfortunately, it's body comes off as quite watery, which is probably to be expected at just 4% ABV. Also, I found the roasty charcoal aspect to be a bit much, which negatively affects the drinkability/ sessionability for me. Still, I respect what Uinta has done with this: it seems like a no-brainer session beer for a porter/stout lover.

Redneckwine, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Lucnifter, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

david18, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +4%

bzzpop, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

yalyssa, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

elektronen, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

GreenEggsHam1, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

westyrun, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JPLange10, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

kushlash23, Sep 10, 2014
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Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.