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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark cola brown to black in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some dark amber + garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a small to medium sized slightly thicker cap near the center and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted/burnt malts with some earthy and bittersweet chocolate notes.

T: Moderate flavors of roasted/burnt malts upfront that dominate but there are some light notes of bittersweet chocolate and earthiness that builds as the beer warms up. Light amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: I thought this beer was pretty easy to drink and the 4% ABV makes this one quite sessionable. Really nice flavors.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, best by date of 10/17/13 stamped on bottom of can.

almost black, but brown in the edge of the glass. khaki colored head, good retention with decent lacing. smell is a bit toasty and roasty. mild bitter cocoa. taste is dry, slightly smokey and charcoal. a little sweet cola flavor in the finish. good balance. medium body, moderate smooth carbonation. good for style.

overall - a nice easy drinking everyday beer that is still very flavorful.

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I know that most people enjoy this in the Winter but this was light and easy enough to drink that it wasn't a bad choice for a warmer night such as this. Because it's not as roasted as a Porter or strong as a Stout, it's light enough to go down easily while being full-bodied and deep enough to be enjoyed on it's own. No dessert pairing or roaring fire needed!

Naturally, the pour to this was dark. It almost reminded me of soda but with a thicker head and a bit less carbonation. Aside from a ring or two at the top of my pint glass, there was hardly any lacing to be seen as well. Not a terribly strong aroma either as some roasted malt and booze could be faintly detected. The alcohol wasn't repeated in the taste but the roasted notes were certainly there, along with cola, smoke, licorice, and a faint earthy hoppiness in the back. There was a bit of caramel here too but nowhere near as much as you'd find in a Brown Ale, and this wasn't nearly as sticky as a Scotch Ale either.

Because the alcohol was light but the body was fully, this had the feel of a light Ale. Like a Vienna Lager, this makes me mistake for styles that I think are similar but really aren't. On its own, this was a very good example of the style that would also double as a session beer It's not anything that would wow anyone but there's something to like here for everyone, even during the Summer months when dark beers aren't in the forefront.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Angelo420
4.71/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Let me just start by saying its the best Black Lager I have ever drank. Super smooth and super tasty. Low in alcohol but High in taste. Have bought multiple six packs of CANS and its one of my favorites. I used to be a bottle only guy until I tried this beer. You can't beat a good beer in a can. Definitely would recommend this to anyone who likes dark beers, whether you like stouts or porters this one is one to try.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My friend sent me a message about this beer so I grabbed two. It is a dark beer for sure but it isn't super heavy. I learned that it is a session beer which means you can drink a bunch of them. I could drink a few of these and not feel like I drank a loaf of rye bread.

Definitely a tasty beer and one I would like to have again.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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