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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

911 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 35
Gots: 131 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-09-2011

Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color.

32 IBU
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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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.

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Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.