Baba Black Lager
Uinta Brewing Company

Baba Black LagerBaba Black Lager
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Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #79
ABV:
4%
Score:
85
Ranked #33,074
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.61%
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
1,302
From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  64
Gots
  321
SCORE
85
Very Good
Baba Black LagerBaba Black Lager
Notes: Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color.

32 IBU
Reviews: 258 | Ratings: 1,302 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by pat61:
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: bright dark brown under a 2" light tan foam collar with fair to good retention.

S: smooth clean dark malt and light roast smell with nothing harsh or burnt, no hop aroma and no fermentation aromas.

T: It pours bright dark brown under a 2" light tan foam collar with fair to good retention. The flavors start with light chocolate and toasted grains. It has a clean fermentation character. The malt flavors are medium, hop bitterness is medium to medium low and yeast flavors are low to none.

F: The beer is very creamy and smooth with a medium body and carbonation.

O: The beer is full of flavor yet easy to drink.

Jul 08, 2017
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Get_Lowell from Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: pitch black with inch of tan foam, very enticing.
S: mild chocolate aroma, some caramel.
T: Modestly bitter, mild chocolate, everything hits the palate and passes a short time later.
F: thin, modestly bubbly
O: this beer is certainly smooth. Its appearance might scare away the weak of heart but don't judge it by its cover, this is true to its lager name. As a stout lover I always have a preference for bolder beers but this is well executed for the style.

Apr 10, 2015
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DavidR_9 from California

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 11/30/17

This was a surprisingly tasty and clean brew. Super dark black body, fluffy off white bubbly head that lingers. Huge roasty aroma and flavor with hints of coffee bean, subtle dark chocolate, and just clean crisp bready biscuity malts. Will definitely find and drink again

Oct 19, 2017
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Nearly full on black, impressive lacing

SMELL: Soft charcoal, milk chocolate, faint oil hop, herbal, toasted bread, dried hay

TASTE: Mild roastiness, smooth, medium bodied, clean, balanced hopping, herbal, faintly salty, brown malt, toasted grapenuts, mildly roasty drying finish

A very sessionable brew, perfect for the winter and is a great substitute if you love Porters. Organic and all if you are into that, and all around great beer.

Jan 08, 2013
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a medium beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, lager yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from lager yeast and a hearty roasted malt character. Then some flavors of black coffee and black chocolate come in along with some smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Sep 04, 2013
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dd43 from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is the kind of brew people should consider for a session beer. Low ABV, nice malt character, light roast on the palate, crisp lager finish which is great in hot weather, nicely hoppy without being overly bitter, and doesn't have the watered down quality that is infecting session IPAs left and right.

Jun 23, 2015
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a porter/stout glass. Looks good in this style of glass, even if it might not be proper.

Sudsy oatmeal-colored head with a smattering of brown within that darkens it a bit. Lace is everywhere. Incredible persistence on the head. Pitch-black body.

Cocoa is all over this nose. I wasn't expecting that. I find most schwarzbiers to be subtler with the dark malts, but this is not at all. Very up front and almost milk chocolatey. Smells like dessert. Light floral notes are detectable but struggle to pierce the chocolate. I'm not mad at this. It smells tasty.

Roast malts take the front seat for the palate ride, as this could easily be mistaken for a stout as a porter based on the robustness of these malts. Only the grassy, earthy flavors that arrive mid-palate suggest to me this isn't a stout or porter and I'm questioning myself as I drink this, wondering if without knowing what it was, would I identify it as a schwarzbier? The cocoa flavors on the finish don't make it any easier to disabuse me of my thoughts of a darker ale.

It's quite a feat for Uinta to have squeezed so much aroma and flavor out of a beer that drinks so lightly. Carbonation tickles the tongue throughout and hops linger lightly and lend a touch of juicy sweetness before the dry cocoa finish. It's very enjoyable to drink.

This is a session beer if ever there were one. Low in ABV but big on flavor. I love it.

Jan 19, 2015
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jera1350 from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great look with a huge fluffy head that clings to the glass and has great retention. Smokey and sweet malt with earthy hops and a light lingering bitterness with some charred wood and bittersweet chocolate lingering. Crisp feel and very smooth With a drying finish. Terrific flavor for such a light beer. Nicely done and cool to see it is organically made as there are not many options in the category.

Apr 05, 2015
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MUTINY from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super quick review. Uinta really killed it with this lager: full & rich without being filling, complex & deep without being overbearing. Top-notch.

May 08, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can marked with a BB date of May 2015.

Huge, foamy tan head over a nearly opaque, dark brown body.
Rich, malty and complex. This drinks like an ale. Creamy smooth mouthfeel mimics a nitro tap origin. Lasting aftertaste of dark malts and earthy/herbal hops.

O: closer to a stout than any black lager I've had, this also may be the best.

Mar 25, 2015
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GeezLynn from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Aug 15, 2012
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RichH55 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Jun 25, 2014
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timothybarney from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Mar 13, 2013
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jburris64 from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

May 23, 2014
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Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 31, 2017
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the house of 1,000 for 3 bucks.

A - Pretty black for a dark lager. Almost pitch except for a haze of clarity ruby in color at the base of the glass. Head is opaque in color.

S - Smell is mild yet has some char roast and a touch of chocolate.

T - Mighty tasty stuff I really enjoy a black lager with a light grain profile. Plenty of mild smoke and roast mix with mild chocolate taste.

M - Light in body with a great flavor.

Overall one of the better black lagers I had. In fact I believe this beer might have the most flavor I seen in a black lager with an equally lower ABV perfect for session ability. Recommended!

Aug 24, 2012
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leinie13 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +5%

Nov 20, 2014
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eddiearmy

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Jan 21, 2013
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MonkeyBread from Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 28, 2016
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Beerucee from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found it in Ohio for Branden graduation.

Oct 30, 2016
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Shaymus from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 24, 2015
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NHSTEVE from New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Sep 22, 2013
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KeyWestGator from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Nov 13, 2014
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich chocolaty-brown. Nice two-finger mocha head.

S: Sweet caramel, low in assertiveness. Coffee and chocolate.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation. A hint of creaminess.

T: Good malt sweetness and cocoa nibs. Low Munich malt notes. Graham cracker sweetness. Slight char on the back. Good and soft undergirding bitterness.

Oct 26, 2014
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Kamahl16 from Nevada

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aug 06, 2016
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