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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

808 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 29
Gots: 91 | 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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Photo of TheBrewo
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of the richest black-brown, letting up only flecks of light around the edges. It holds a two finger head of milky, medium brown bubbles, showing nice retention. Spotty, patterned lacing is left dripping down the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active. The aroma gives coffee, chocolate, and brown malts which mix and give chalky dryness and light vanilla sweetness. Metallics, medicinal phenols, dark shoe polish, and black pepper spice fill the remainder of the space in the nostrils. Our first impression is that the flavoring has nice components throughout, but is relatively mild. The flavoring opens with metallics, brown malts, sweaty saltiness, toffee sweetness, and strong coffee acidity. The malts enhance to the peak, where soy sauce saltiness, light grassy hops, cooked brown and raw chocolate malts, roast, and white sugars blend. The finish comes with lactic sourness, chalky chocolate and raw metallic coffee malts, must, roasty acidity, baker’s yeast, watered vinegar, and bittered chocolate sugars. The aftertaste breathes of chalk, roast, mineral water, metallics, the faintest vanillas, coffee and chocolate malts, and soured medicinals. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is dried through the sip, with chalky astringency to the back of the hard palate. There is decent slurp and sip, with nice cream and froth. The abv is fine, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the aroma with its rich malty base, and nice blend with the phenolic, boozy, and spicy notes throughout. The flavor translates this interplay nicely, giving equal strength to the malt base and the complementary sweetness of the other included sugars. To this point no flavoring is explicitly overwhelmed, but the ultimate taste is a bit basic. This is a nice, standard beer, but, again, deviates little from the stylistic guidelines, leaving you with little to think about.

TheBrewo, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of timothybarney
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

timothybarney, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

aztraz, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

JohnBender, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Mullinger1980, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Wakey
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent example of the style, with the expected slightly smoky aroma and taste. But no more than that; everything about it is kind of run-of-the-mill. (I rated a few qualities higher than average just because I like the style.) I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Wakey, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours inky black with about 5 fingers of light tan coarse bubbled foam . Lacing and the head lingers.

Aroma- green apple roasty dusty cardboardy a little bit of plastic-y smell.

Taste- crisp carbonation bite some slight roasty and coffee like notes. A hint of plastic on the end with some cider like qualities as well. hops balance out.

Mouthfeel- way fizzy. but light on the palette refreshing

Overall- well this one needs to settle down a bit, the black lager is a popular one now and i think the reason you do a black lager is to have the drinkability of the lager with the subtle roastedness of a dark grain. this has it, if you a patient enough. Pair with Charcuterie, and a early spring morning.

Uncle_Jimmy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of RuEXP1
4/5  rDev +6.7%

RuEXP1, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of im4beer
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A= pitch black with very little head or lacing. Though a nice lacing was left on the Becker when done.

S= not a lot of aroma, some light malt smells

T= easy drinking, not a real strong taste with a little bitter hop finish

M= medium body, not heavy like a porter. Very drinkable.

O= I really like dark beers, but there are times when a heavy dark beer is not appropriate like after a hard skiing. I want a dark beer, but not one that's heavy. This fits the bill perfectly.

im4beer, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Jeb37
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jeb37, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Robust brown body capped with a very thick, long lasting, creamy head. Roasted malt nose; slightly chocolate scent deeply buried within. The taste comes across with a mellow sweetness (like a subdued Milk Dud), with a comparable subtle bitterness. Light bodied, clean and dry finish.

A good tasting, light-bodied dark lager. The body is almost featherweight, but I suppose that goes with the lager style. If a porter or stout seems like too much at the time, but you want a dark beer flavor, this one is a good choice.

beergoot, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of BRD14
3.75/5  rDev 0%

BRD14, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of cwblack1212
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

cwblack1212, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(poured into a pilsner glass - best by date: May 2013)

A: medium-dark reddish brown....somewhat creamy, rounded head....tons of spotty, messy lace....lasting cap....looks nice

S: some hops and roasted grains right up front....a bit of chocolate bar soon follows, taking on more of a malted milk ball in time....a cool, mint-like (hop?) aroma later...the chocolate element pops out more as it warms, but the overall smell stays quite mellow

T: very much schwarzbier....hoppy and roasty first....husky and grainy with a residual, soft-chocolaty finish...moderate-to-bold hop bitterness, nearly harsh, long lasting on the palate....a nice flavor altogether, just tipped too much toward hops/roast, lacks adequate malt depth and/or presence

M: soft, scrubby and dry....just a little viscosity or roundness would be wonderful...soften the hop shock

O: another one of these domestic dark German lagers that goes a bit overboard with the hops...let this one "expire" and then give it a shot

Bouleboubier, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of goldenM13
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

goldenM13, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

ThisWangsChung, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Bnoise11, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev 0%

SocalKicks, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Nunya
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Nunya, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Rn2Ln3Tn4
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of hustlesworth
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- deep dark but clear chestnut brown with a thin and unassuming beige head. Foam fizzles down quickly. thin wisps of lace.

S- mildly roasty and pretty authentic smelling. And when I say authentic smelling, I mean it's pretty reminiscent of kostritzer which is a good thing. Coffee and mocha notes. Earthy hops.

T- leafy and vinous with no sweetness, only weak coffee and grain husks. Finishes grainy and one dimensional.

MF- right on point for the style with ample carbonation.

D- this one isn't balanced enough for me. Too grainy with not enough chocolatey sweetness but it's very drinkable and not offensive in any way.

hustlesworth, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of harrymel
4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 11JUL13

Black with a nice light tan quilt. Smells malty, some coffee, some soil, some leather - all components come together nicely. I like the nose. Robust flavor with leather, cocoa, dark chocolates, coffee (espresso tradiitional), a slight earthy character. well fucking done. Medium on full bodied with moderate, but prickly carb. This is a sincerely well done beer. Absolute delight for the style. Really recommend this.

harrymel, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Chrisf777
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Chrisf777, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of mscott1975
4/5  rDev +6.7%

mscott1975, Feb 17, 2013
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.