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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

729 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 25
Gots: 69 | 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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khargro2

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

11-05-2012 01:41:37 | More by khargro2
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brihenry

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

Very black with off-white head, lacy, sticking to glass. Smell is roasted grain. It's a dry, clean at the outset with a very strong roasted, almost burnt flavor. So dry there's not much sweetness, but a toasty, bready taste that is superlight. Ends with a faint bitterness, and a slight tartness. Pretty light carbonation.

Overall, very refreshing for such a dark, roasty beer. Not much malt character.

11-04-2012 22:14:43 | More by brihenry
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -28.3%

I poured this weak brew into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was black as specified and poured a very chocolaty head. The beer also had good lacing. I thought this beer was going to be a hit, but like with other organic brews it was not. The beer was pretty tasteless and watery. It had a weak smokey character but without any ass end it just could not make the cut. I will not buy again.

10-22-2012 22:56:12 | More by Minkybut
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mcann2pu

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-20-2012 03:09:07 | More by mcann2pu
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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dcbdc1

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

10-14-2012 11:24:34 | More by dcbdc1
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lfeikin

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-12-2012 02:28:17 | More by lfeikin
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CHickman

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

Review from 7/11/12: pours pitch black color with a creamy 2 finger tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving great spotty foamy lacing and foamy rings as it went down.

Smells of rich roasted malts, chocolate, light vanilla, coffee, lemon zest, citrus hops, herbs, charcoal, piney hops and hints of flowers; roasted malts and hoppy notes work very well together, adding a fine bitterness that trails off on the sweet side.

Tastes like it smells, with roasted malts, chocolate, light vanilla, coffee, lemon zest, herbs, charcoal, piney hops, caramel, molasses, toasted grains and hints of flowers; complex and very tasty, getting better as it warms and letting the roasted malts synch up with the hops for a sweet and bitter finish that trails off like burnt coffee.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with very light carbonation, a medium body and a chewy feel that runs off bitter. Overall a very tasty black lager that I'd definitely recommend.

10-07-2012 03:29:24 | More by CHickman
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JonJSt

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-07-2012 03:05:28 | More by JonJSt
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bigjer78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

10-06-2012 00:04:46 | More by bigjer78
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on 08/14/12. As usual, great looking Uinta bottle/label.

Dark root beer brown body. Some light gets through the edges, revealing a clear beer. Good inch of dense, pillowy, cappuccino brown head. Nice lacing. Earthy, roasted malt aromas. Tobacco, dark chocolate, and a hint of licorice as well.

Roasted barley and coffee notes up front. Slight cardboard flavor as well. Singed caramel and more roasted malts fill up the palate. Tobacco and earthy, peaty notes into the finish. Roasted coffee bitterness in the end, with lingering semi-sweet chocolate. Moderate body, with medium carbonation. A nice session beer with good flavor and complexity.

10-04-2012 23:30:28 | More by alexgash
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-04-2012 03:24:08 | More by markgoodman10
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled on 5/7/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, char, caramel, roasted malt, and light earthiness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, char, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, herbal, and earthiness. Lingering notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, herbal, and earth on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and robustness of flavors. Fairly dry on the finish with no cloying at all. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier. Very nice balanced and robust flavors for a 4% beer; very smooth to drink. Very enjoyable stuff. If I could get this around here, this would definitely be a nice session beer choice.

10-03-2012 03:28:16 | More by superspak
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OMPH

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

10-02-2012 05:42:33 | More by OMPH
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

this is a heavy duty beer for a lager. pours midnight black and dense as anything, with a one inch light brown head. the nose is roasty dark malts and bready yeast. It so far is much more of a porter than a black lager i think. the flavor is very robust. burnt malt dominates the mouth, while some bitterness rises u in the finish, more from the darkness of the malt then from the hops. mouthfeel is pretty heavy again for a lager, lots of body in this one, and good carbonation. a nice bitter roasted flavor is left in the mouth for awhile, which is nice this time of year. overall a good fall session beer. super low abv makes it an all day beer.

09-30-2012 17:41:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-26-2012 23:46:18 | More by ruckus232
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7%

09-22-2012 20:34:51 | More by poopsmitherson
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-16-2012 18:21:14 | More by ScottStache
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

Deep black in color with a nice sized coffee colored head on top. Very nice roasted and grainy aroma. Trace of malty sweetness. Mellow roasted and dark grain flavors. Touch of burnt caramel going on. Quick hop bite at the end. Nice mouthfeel-higher level of CO2 gives it a slight zing on the tongue. A lot of flavor for such a low abv. Very sessionable and enjoyable.

09-15-2012 01:33:17 | More by lackenhauser
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

09-12-2012 01:40:06 | More by wattoclone
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Beer #18 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Not a lot of schwarzbiers out there.

Again, I find myself appreciating this beer more as it warms. Nice malty roasted tone to it, but not so heavy or thorough that it's out of the style range. Fairly easy to drink. Oddly, more easy to drink than the lager I had just a bit earlier than this.

09-11-2012 02:50:10 | More by RblWthACoz
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-08-2012 02:30:02 | More by enelson
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joshnovaski

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-07-2012 17:25:21 | More by joshnovaski
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AEArider

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured black, with a relatively thin tan head and good lacing. Smell is chocolatey and earthy. Taste is malt focused, with roasted coffee/chocolate notes which are pretty damn tasty. I feel like the taste is a lot like porters or even brown ales that focus on the roasted notes. . . the fact that this is a lager comes out most dominantly by the thinner mouthfeel, which makes for a much more drinkable brew, so I can dig it.

09-06-2012 03:32:18 | More by AEArider
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-05-2012 17:12:44 | More by beerpadawan
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.