Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz bottle. No freshness date.
The beer poured black, of course, and made a 2-finger mocha colored head that lasted quite awhile. It also left quite a bit of nice lacing on the sides of the glass.
Coffee and dark chocolate smell along with lots of roasted malts.
Wow is this beer thin! Roasted malt and coffee dominate the taste with a touch of dark chocolate in the background. Only a mild hop bitterness, which is surprising considering it has a 32 IBU rating.
It tastes good and goes down easy but has the consistency of water with fairly high carbonation. A very light beer both in body and in alcohol content. It has a lingering coffee flavored aftertaste.
If you like light beers, this is a good one with more flavor than most.
12-01-2012 09:07:53 | More by matjack85
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a mostly full sheer sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient spackles of lacing.
S- Big aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light smoke and burnt sugar. Quite sweet smelling. Also a bit nutty.
T- Flavor isn't as powerful. Dark roast and a mild bitterness without much else. Mild anise in the aftertaste.
M- Thin and watery with medium carbonation and a surprisingly lightish body
O- The aroma of this beer is a big teaser. You get all sorts of good roast notes and then the rest of the beer is a letdown. Such a shame.
02-10-2014 19:42:56 | More by Immortale25
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Pours deep brown with a light cream head. The skim of foam reduces to a ring, but you still get some lace.
Dark cocoa and mild coffee aromas. A little nutty note.
Nice surprise here. Coffee, cocoa, some nuts, mild bitterness. Long finish with all of these elements present. Nice domestic version of the style. Nice and malty.
Lighter bodied, good carbonation.
Very nice. Drinkable, tasty, no harsh edges or horrible flaws.
04-27-2013 00:11:26 | More by OtherShoe2
4/5 rDev +7%
Deep black in color with a nice sized coffee colored head on top. Very nice roasted and grainy aroma. Trace of malty sweetness. Mellow roasted and dark grain flavors. Touch of burnt caramel going on. Quick hop bite at the end. Nice mouthfeel-higher level of CO2 gives it a slight zing on the tongue. A lot of flavor for such a low abv. Very sessionable and enjoyable.
09-15-2012 01:33:17 | More by lackenhauser
4.3/5 rDev +15%
Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass
A- pours black with a one finger tan head. Real nice looking head, almost resembles a cappucino.
S- tons of char and roasted malts. Like, I can smell it sitting up in my chair with the beer on my table. WOW!
T- nice sweetness, slight smokiness, very passing bitterness in the back-end. Interesting, complex beer
M- body is very light, which is a shocker given the color but a welcome one given the ABV. Very drinkable beer
O- this is really good, and very affordable. Uinta keeps rolling out good stuff!
08-12-2013 23:32:05 | More by bigfnjoe
3.91/5 rDev +4.5%
Black color with a thick head with medium retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Aroma of milky chocolate, raw grains and roasted malts.
Flavor is less straightforward and therefore more interesting than aroma. Hops successfully emerge from its roasted, nutty and smoked malts. Notes of citrus, dark chocolate, iced coffee, charcoal and earth. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering smoked and roasted characteristic.
Light body with appropriate carbonation. Perfect sweetness level.
Excellent brew among its style. More flavorful than regular Schwarzbier, but still refreshing and with good drinkability.
09-01-2013 19:02:12 | More by FLima
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
Surprising amount of flavor from a 4% abv beer. This one is the essence of a good "session beer" within the limits usually prescribed on this site.
Poured into a pint glass. Very dark brown color, opaque with light coming through all over when held to a light. Medium size tan head with decent retention Thick bands of lacing.
Smell is fairly good as well, roasted malts, coffee, a little floral aspect.
Good strong taste for a low abv beer. Roasted malt, breadiness, coffee, a touch of hops bitterness. Very pleasant.
Mouthfeel just right for a lager. Light and crisp.
Overall a nice flavorful lager, just right for mass consumption or a tasty lawnmower beer.
03-10-2012 19:00:39 | More by JayQue
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
A - A finger's worth of fairly thick moderately dense light brown colored foam... Modest at best retention gives way to a full web of lacing and a fairly thick foam collar... It may be deemed a black lager, but this one is really a deep rich chocolatey brown color that allows a slight bit of light to leak in around the edges of the glass... Some quick paced carbonation streaks can be seen rising towards the top of the glass under close examination...
S - Fairly subdued and rather muted, but still quite enjoyable... Lightly roasted malts... A hint of coffee... A hint of chocolate... Perhaps some dark bread notes... Not much else... A little more umph in the category would have gone a long way...
T - Just about what I expected... Lightly roasted malts... Some faint hints of coffee and chocolate... Perhaps a bit nutty as well... The finish has a slightly burnt or charred character to it...
M - Light bodied... Light carbonation... Goes down smooth... Starts sleek and turn a slight bit chalky at the finish...
D - Quaffable and rather enjoyable... It depends how you're viewing this beer... If you look at it compared to all of beerdom, it's a fairly pedestrian average at best offering... If you look at it solely as a session brew, it's a very nice offering from Uinta... Lots of flavor and pretty decent character for a 4% ABV offering, especially for one of such dark coloring... I'm quite happy with and would seriously consider pick-up a sixer when I'm looking for an enjoyable session beer...
01-06-2013 01:50:37 | More by philbe311
4/5 rDev +7%
A very good schwarbier indeed.
A nice color contrast with a nearly opaque deep ruby amber body and tall mocha head.
Plenty of lacing too.
The aroma has a rich with roasted malts and some sutle smoke kiln.
The taste is the same. Luscious smokey malts, roasted malts almost tastes like a raunchbier.
Smooth drinking and I like the sutle hints of smokiness that gives it some character. All in all this is a good easy drinking beer.
09-14-2013 11:15:52 | More by micromaniac129
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
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