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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

768 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 29
Gots: 84 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

JoePlail, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

jonaspb, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Enriquehopnog, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

mwar, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

SquidVicious, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Zekenyce, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

bernat1971, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

JJChrist, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ChipChaight, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

cbuckl14, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

bundy462, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Gators2074, Jun 13, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -6.4%

Lager are known for their bright pale straw appearance and mild pilsner taste, so when one goes dark, it certainly gets labeled as the black sheep. Enter Baba- a German black lager with a taste and texture that just might more closely resemble Irish dry stout than that of Bavarian lager.

Baba's black color is certainly an interlude into the toasty, coffee, and chocolaty aromas and taste that ensue. Backed with the malted sweetness of malted milk ball candies, the lager's introduction is sweet and creamy.

Yet as the creamy flavors unfold, flavors of burnt toast, dark-roast coffee, bitter chocolate, walnut and campfire saturate the middle palate with luxurious savory roastiness. A side shoot of faint licorice, red grape, cola and chicory continue waves of complexity as the sweetness begins to fade and a high roast flavor takes command.

And as the flavors conclude with coffee-type roast and a broad woodish bitterness, mildly burnt embers add to the hops for a consensus bitter finish with spice and pep. Medium-bodied, its refined lager-like influence complements its rugged roastiness nearly ideally.

BEERchitect, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

smurphy493, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +19.5%

Deep brown color with ruby red highlight. I could see some carbonation rising. Thick rocky head.

Malty, lightly roasted, a little chocolate, very crisp.

Very malty up front, some roasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, hint of black licorice. Very mild hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is very crisp, a little dry. Body is medium, very smooth, silky, refreshing.

It's an outstanding beer.

mjurney, Jun 08, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Dark brown pour out of the can results in a large beige two finger head. It leaves quite a bit of ringed lacing on the glass following some pretty good retention.

Tons of roasted and even aromas, chocolate, lighter coffee and charred malt. More like a stout than a lager.

Opens with that nice roasted malt flavor, chocolate, caramel sweetness that dips into some oily licorice and herbs from the hops. Runs into a metallic finish, rather bitter edge as well.

Hefty body with average or maybe slightly below average carbonation. No alcohol burn and the twinge of metal in the finish is hard to fight through.

Black lager but really more like a stout in aroma and body, the lager yeast must really not play nice with the roasted malt since there are some off flavors coming through the veil of chocolate and dark flavors. I think I could pass this off to my stout lovers buddies when they need to session something.

rawfish, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Azpittil57, Jun 06, 2014
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tabascosigned, Jun 06, 2014
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ZachRusk, Jun 05, 2014
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RyanAU, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jgunther71, Jun 02, 2014
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.