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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

800 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 29
Gots: 90 | 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 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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

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

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

Bnoise11, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Nunya, Feb 22, 2013
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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
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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

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

flyingmick, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

swungomonkey, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

beersvh23, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baba is a solid black lager. It looks great in the glass with a great head and lacing.

The aroma is weak but pleasant. The taste is also weak. It is somewhat roasty and somewhat hoppy, but not enough so.

The aftertaste is weak as well but nice and creamy. This is the third beer I have tried from this brewery and none of them were very impressive.

schoolboy, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Two fingers of head on a black body.
The aroma has a light scent of roasted malt.
The taste has some burnt wood, roasted malt and a lemon bitter (mild) finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A decent black lager, though the taste was heavy on the burnt wood.

Fatehunter, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

tastymug, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jminch, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

david_alien, Feb 02, 2013
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 800 ratings.