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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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Baba Black LagerBaba Black Lager

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680 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 49 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-16-2014 05:34:45 | More by Lare453
Photo of Boone757


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-03-2014 02:23:01 | More by Boone757
Photo of alexgash


4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 23:30:28 | More by alexgash
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-08-2012 02:30:02 | More by enelson
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-03-2014 18:49:31 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 16:20:53 | More by KevinGordon
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3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a dark brown colored liquid, with a slightly read hue. Moderate tan head. The aroma is malty, with a notable smoke, roast, and earthy quality. The smoke note continues through the taste, which has a touch of astringency. It's a thinner-than-necessary beer, with some sweetness and a background of under-ripe fruit. The smoky aroma is the most intriguing thing about this brew. All in all, this one is just okay.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 21:33:44 | More by Suds
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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The six-pack says Black Ale, then the bottle says Black Lager...Wacky.

A-Pours the color of cherry cola. Very dark but actually has ruby highlights when held up to the light. Head looks emaciated. Thins and tan. Laces well however.

S-Well this certainly smells more like a lager than an ale, so now that the label disagreement is settled... Nose is subtle. Roasted malt. Light, light chocolate, and a pang of hop bitterness.

T-Hops are more evident in the flavor here. Finishes very grassy and herbal due to the hops. In between, there is roast and even a bit of smoke. Chocolate is light and smooth. I was surprised by the hop intensity (not intense but more than detectable). Overall, the flavor is placid but enjoyable.

M-Body is very light and thin. Watery. Could use a bit more body. I enjoy the massaging carbonation. Lightly bitter. Still, could use a bit more body.

O/D-Interesting. I love the label art. $10.50 a six pack is too pricey for a %4 ABV beer that can be imbibed incredibly quick. I had a beer by Notch Brewing of the same style and enjoyed that a bit more. Also, Full Sail's Session Black lager is this beer equivalent but comes in a twelve pack, which I think makes more sense. Enjoyable, but I desire a bit more muscle to my $10-11 dollar six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 23:40:55 | More by VelvetExtract
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-07-2013 13:47:08 | More by deapokid
Photo of harrymel


4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 07:58:46 | More by harrymel
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

06-23-2014 02:09:51 | More by Whiskeydeez
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4/5  rDev +7%

12-27-2012 18:35:46 | More by Bung
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-20-2014 23:08:41 | More by tom10101
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a mug with a creamy light tan head. About two fingers in size and good retention. Tons of lace up top as the head dies and it continues all the way down the glass.

S- A mix of dark brown sugars, roast malt, cereal grain, bread and some hops, mostly earthy and floral types.

T- Pretty much follows the nose with some dark fruits in the mix. Brown sugar, molasses, cereal, bread, earthy and floral hops, some lager yeast presence as well.

MF- Highly carbonated and slightly thin body, but it is a low alcohol lager. Fair bitters from the hops.

Solid black lager that drinks smoothly and has a pretty nice mix of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 00:51:49 | More by cbutova
Photo of homebrew311


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into nonic pint glass. Pours dark brown with light brown head. 1 Finger of head present initially, dissipates to a thin layer quickly. Nice lacing is left around glass. There are some ruby highlights at the edge of the glass. The smell features roasty chocolate notes along with noticeable lager yeast character. There are subtle hints of smoke present. The taste has a much heavier presence of smoke, almost a campfire like woodiness. Bitter waves of roast come through. Minimal hop presence noted. This beer feel very light with somewhat high carbonation. There is certainly a lot of flavor packed into this small beer with smoke being the main note. This is a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 07:44:41 | More by homebrew311
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-19-2013 02:50:23 | More by Jspriest
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3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-04-2013 02:07:37 | More by jmdrpi
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-06-2012 02:38:52 | More by crobinso
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2013 00:34:04 | More by bigred89
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 02:09:30 | More by sulldaddy
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-05-2012 17:12:44 | More by beerpadawan
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7%

08-15-2012 01:41:36 | More by Daniellobo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-22-2012 04:23:53 | More by mdillon86
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-10-2013 13:43:25 | More by aztraz
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-20-2013 07:41:23 | More by RedneckBeerz
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.