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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

868 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 107 | 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 RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, some notes of coffee. Taste is coffee, smokey, roasted malts, smooth, flavorful, and easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of Sam21
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into pint glass. Best before Sept 2013.

A- Pours with a nice deep and dark brown. Only shows its brown color when held up to the window. Nice sticky brown head that leaves beautiful lacing.

S- The aroma is moderately intense. Light charcoal smoke, roasty malt, and baked dark bread. Full and inviting.

T- Again, moderately intense flavor profile. Roasty malt tones that carry a great balance of dark brown bread and roasty edges. Bits of smoke around the edges. It finishes clean with plenty of dark bready flavors. Lightly bitter. Again, simple yet well done.

MF- Light and smooth. Somehwhat smooth carbonation adds decent balance.

O- Balanced, full flavored, and very drinkable. This is a strong and low alcohol black lager.

Photo of bilyboy65
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BMoldy
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased from Whole Foods SoMa in San Francisco.

Pours a lightish, browning black, with a fine, slightly filmy, slightly bubbly head of off-white. Lacing is minimal, but forms in oblique streaks. Body looks light and fluid, with fine carbonation. Decent look, but not exceptional.

Nose is pleasantly light, with some dedicated roast characters giving a faint suggestion of acidity. Some black olive character comes through as well with this roast. It's pretty light on, but pretty pleasant, and stylistically very appropriate.

Taste is similar. Pleasant roasted character, but a nice dryness and lightness in the body to keep it clean and drinkable. The roast flattens out towards the back, leaving a pleasant toasted grain flavour, and mellowing into a dry, almost crisp finish. Where the acidity was on the nose, this dips to become smoother and more savoury, leaving it crisp but interesting.

Feel is light and dry, but matches with the beer nicely.

Overall, this is a great dark lager. It has the lightness and freshness of a lager, with some genuinely well-delivered roasted characters from the malt. It's a delicate balancing act, and it's performed very well here.

Photo of Cboat
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from the can into a pilsner glass

A-Poured black with a huge fluffy off-white head that left dense spotty lace.

S- Really nothing, just a strong mineral note

T- Subtle smokiness, some buttery and cereal malt notes. Maybe some very light coffee notes. Big mineral water taste. Not much flavor at all in this beer

M- Light bodied, fairly smooth, soft carbonation, and semi-dry

O- Really nothing going on with this beer, no unpleasant flavors but also pretty much no flavor to this beer at all.

Photo of Omnium
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours dark brown, one finger of a tan head, thin lacing.
S - Smells of some really nice roasted malts, some coffee beans, and a hint of lager yeast, i also get a faint hint of some tart smelling hops, but not a lot.
T - Smooth roasted grains and malts combined with a good lager taste, some caramels.
M - Full feeling, coats your palate with those rich creamy textures.
O - Solid beer, love the good roasted flavors in this.

Photo of cw13
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of KingEdward
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cellar temp bottle poured into a mug.

The beer pours a deep mahogany with some ruby highlights. Creamy beige head foams up several cm with a gentle pour. The head fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer and leaves tight lattice on each sip.
Aroma is rich and malty with some roasted malt notes and toffee. Not quite roasty enough to call it burnt, but definitely roast malt. No hop presence on the nose. Fairly enjoyable nose.
First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation. The texture is silky smooth and the beer is very easy to drink.
Flavor is roasted malt and some molasses and brown sugar. Again no real hop notes to speak of and the beer finishes a little sweet. No booze and a very drinkable, easily sessionable beer.

Well made and interesting. This is a good beer.

Photo of doctor_dirk
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of OtherShoe2
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.

Photo of jabo134
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of woodychandler
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.

Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.