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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

849 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 100 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

cre83, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

JoeBlevins, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

nosavingsaccount, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

baklo, Apr 28, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

OtherShoe2, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jabo134, Apr 26, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My local, in-person trader, tone77 recently laid a whole bunch of beers on me, including the now-CANned Uinta beers!

From the CAN: The compass markings are now clearly delineated; "Brewed with ORGANIC barley & hops".

The Crack revealed another brimful craft CAN and as such, an inverted Glug was in order to celebrate. The pseudo-cascading action that resulted produced two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown with ruby highlights at the edges. Nose smelled of smoke, charcoal and dark chocolate. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was soft, almost creamy, with a very smoky flavor on the tongue. Finish was both smoky and chocolaty and just as with a previous beer, I would easily have this on the beach with a fish fry. I am really liking the way so many CANned beers seem to lend themselves to fresh fish.

This was from my original Bottle review of 04-24-2013, scores of 4.25; 4.0; 4.0; 4.25 and 4.0.

A mini-trade with my colleague, Sam Knocken, netted me this and several other Uinta beers. That works!

From the bottle: "Earth, Wind and Beer Herded by Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass"; "Brewed with renewable power"; "Black Lager".

Yeah, I get that it is an allusion to the nursery rhyme, but how would any self-respecting rocker not default to The Who's Baba O'reily? Dunno. I did. I also utilized an aggro pour which resulted in a cascade-like action, finishing with a massive two-plus fingers of thick, dense, deep-tan head with great retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown with garnet highlights. Nose had a pleasant smokiness accompanying a dark chocolate semi-sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but approaching. The flavor was smoky, slightly bitter with an underlying chocolatiness. Finish was semi-dry and the flavor of chocolate lingered well pat the swallow. The lacing that remained in the glass was remarkable. Good stuff! I would drink this again.

woodychandler, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hellpop65, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Kenzie, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

MickieDee, Apr 20, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for $2

Appearance - Brown colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. It's too dark to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, chocolate

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts. There is also a light smokiness and some chocolate and some roasted/toasted nuts. It ends with a lightly smoked slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – A really enjoyable beer. Light enough to session, but flavourful enough to stay interesting. Also well balanced and a nice appearance. I have yet to have a bad beer from this brewer.

spinrsx, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Beer-A-Lot, Apr 19, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, mahogany coloring that is almost black, with ruby highlights under light. A light, sparse, filmy, light tan surface coating of head. Aromas of toasted grains with a hint of sweet molasses and some dark, old world fruit sweetness. Flavors are sharp initially, with a date and fig sweetness quickly overridden by a bitter and roasty coffee character. The bitter and sweet work into a balance, with a touch of sharpness at the end of the palate. The sharp feel is amplified by the light body. A roasty, darkly sweet aftertaste, with a clean, very crisp finish.

GarthDanielson, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

loneplainsman, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

sweisel80, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Satchboogie, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Hophead420, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jak, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

HerbScott, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

PsychicBubblegum, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

brewtus, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Proclarush, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

TheMultiYeast, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

MikeCactusGordon, Apr 01, 2013
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.