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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 49 | 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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zoso1967

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-06-2012 00:03:27 | More by zoso1967
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark brown with less than a finger of fluffy beige head. The head leaves some really nice lacing behind. There are mild roasted notes in the nose. Roasted malt flavor is upfront, but it is definitely lighter than one might expect for this style. The roasted goodness definitely increases on the finish.

I would not quite call this offering hearty, but it is certainly tasty and its designation as an organic ale is a definite bonus.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 20:15:31 | More by 57md
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-29-2014 16:00:06 | More by Belittle
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spoony

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best by July 21, 2013) into a tulip.

A-This is a decent looking brew. A normal pour produces about one finger of mocha colored foam head. The head hangs around for a bit imparting a nice creamy feel. The beer is nearly black.

S-The smell is full of roasted malty flavors. Chocolate, coffee, and a milky sweetness dominate. The smell is a little one-dimensional, however, and I could have used a bit of hop bite or levity.

T-The taste has a little more balance with an earthy hop flavor coming in to balance the sweet, milky chocolate flavors from the malts. The brew packs a decent flavor punch for 4% ABV.

M-The feel is medium creamy up front with a mild, but noticeable wave of carbonation. Medium to full body for the style.

O-This is my first Uinta review and I'll say again that this beer punches above its alcohol weight. I think it is sort of rare to find a good winter session-type beer like this. That being said, the flavor is a touch earthy and dull when compared against the best examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 03:30:41 | More by spoony
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +7%

05-26-2014 05:56:13 | More by InfernoBoss
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-11-2013 02:29:31 | More by carteravebrew
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-01-2013 18:46:49 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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virinow

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-14-2013 03:43:42 | More by virinow
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

12-18-2011 21:45:08 | More by sgoro
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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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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-13-2014 13:56:15 | More by victory4me
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%

03-06-2014 18:02:20 | More by ChrisL24481
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

06-25-2014 21:18:00 | More by RichH55
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denver10

Kentucky

3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is crisp, showing itself as a lager, with a clean roastiness that gives off some coffee and dark chocolate components, and a little bready. Flavor lacks the punch of the aroma a bit but definitely grew on me the more I drank it; sharp roastiness that is more coffee grind than chocolatey, a touch of some bread, and a nice charred and slightly bitter finish. Both the aroma and flavor comes out big time as it warms up. A crisp, light active mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice sessionable beer here. Uinta with a winner.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 21:08:18 | More by denver10
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-01-2014 15:50:52 | More by rudabegga9
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2012 07:03:24 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Kromes

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark black with some slight ruby highlights and a dense tan colored head that laces the sides of the glass as it goes down.

S: Sweet roasted malt, coffee, and a slight nutty aroma.

T: Milky chocolate sweetness up front with a nice roasted malt flavor. The roasted malt carries over into the finish with a burnt coffee flavor and a slight mineral tang.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation. Smooth.

O: The flavors up front are very nice. The flavors that linger aren't as nice, but they don't ruin the beer. Just a slight bitter tang that seems out of place.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 21:09:57 | More by Kromes
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-16-2014 03:59:12 | More by abex44
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-05-2013 01:17:42 | More by Proclarush
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hustlesworth

Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- deep dark but clear chestnut brown with a thin and unassuming beige head. Foam fizzles down quickly. thin wisps of lace.

S- mildly roasty and pretty authentic smelling. And when I say authentic smelling, I mean it's pretty reminiscent of kostritzer which is a good thing. Coffee and mocha notes. Earthy hops.

T- leafy and vinous with no sweetness, only weak coffee and grain husks. Finishes grainy and one dimensional.

MF- right on point for the style with ample carbonation.

D- this one isn't balanced enough for me. Too grainy with not enough chocolatey sweetness but it's very drinkable and not offensive in any way.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 12:09:38 | More by hustlesworth
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-19-2012 03:40:07 | More by bluckbeyes
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-17-2014 01:56:50 | More by Zuidman
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samie85

Illinois

2.42/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Pours a clear, dark cola color with two and a half fingers of light brown head.

S-Smells of a light roasted note with with an earthy note.

T-Really dry and aspirin-like bitterness and roasted upfront and a slight roast finish.

M-Very thin and dry with moderate carbonation.

D-This one is really not my thing and I'm about to drain-pour it; did not enjoy this one after I got past the nose.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:41:07 | More by samie85
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Murrhey

Montana

2.63/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live. Expectations are not high.

A- Half a finger white head. Almost zero retention. No real lacing to talk about. Very dark brown, almost black color. Not impressive.

S- Weird smell.I definitely pick up some toasted malts, but there is a very strange almost hotdog like smell.

T- Best part of this beer so far. Very light bodied in flavor, but some roast malts kick in. Average.

M- Light bodied, but smooth. Fizzy carbonation.

O- Probably wouldn't pick up again. The negatives are too strong over the positives.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 00:15:27 | More by Murrhey
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-20-2014 02:53:35 | More by wtkphoto
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.