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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

682 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 682
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 50 | 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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bundy462

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

06-14-2014 02:03:57 | More by bundy462
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Gators2074

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

06-13-2014 22:34:17 | More by Gators2074
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:25:01 | More by BEERchitect
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smurphy493

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-10-2014 02:58:03 | More by smurphy493
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-09-2014 02:03:59 | More by KevMo84
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-08-2014 22:32:43 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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mjurney

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Taste/Finish/Body:
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.

Overall:
It's an outstanding beer.

Serving type: can

06-08-2014 20:44:37 | More by mjurney
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rawfish

California

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

06-08-2014 03:39:32 | More by rawfish
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-06-2014 23:54:29 | More by Azpittil57
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-06-2014 20:52:24 | More by tabascosigned
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2014 04:02:46 | More by ZachRusk
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2014 01:35:34 | More by RyanAU
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-02-2014 23:47:11 | More by jgunther71
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 16:20:53 | More by KevinGordon
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-29-2014 17:07:51 | More by Latarnik
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ferociouswalrus

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-28-2014 02:27:33 | More by ferociouswalrus
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-27-2014 21:56:14 | More by Durandal_777
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-24-2014 22:42:28 | More by zapahoppa
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-23-2014 00:27:03 | More by little_star
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jburris64

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-23-2014 00:05:28 | More by jburris64
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-22-2014 04:29:23 | More by oriolesfan4
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2014 19:35:57 | More by foxyaardvark27
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-19-2014 03:56:33 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

05-17-2014 02:03:07 | More by alostplot
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.