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Baba Black Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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1,238 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color.

32 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 10-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,877
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
1,238
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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Ratings: 1,238 |  Reviews: 237
Photo of Abstractspirit
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of alexgash
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of jwchestnut
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i was surprised at how much i enjoyed this one. black as night, with a off white creamy head. the nose was full of chocolates, roasted malts, a little coffee, cocoa, and some smoke. the taste followed the nose well but heavy on the roasted malts and smoke while minor on the chocolate and coffee - not much by way of the hops. went down quite easily, like a aqueous porter. all in all i was really happy with this beer and would definitely have again.

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Photo of Nctide
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GernBlanstonInLove
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm usually not a fan of black lagers, but then again I was not a fan of imperial black IPAs. This brewery has won me over on both. The head was a nice malt color. The pour left a small amount of head, but definitely left lacing on my 16 oz non chilled pint glass. The taste does not overpower which is a big plus in my book. Black anything tends to have a very powerful taste which removes any chance for enjoyment. This tastes very smooth. Goes down like a nice chocolate malt. The mouth feel is sooth, and yet has nice texture. Reminds me of the mouth feel of a good British ale. It ha the same light carbonation too. The flavors are subtle but present. Rich coffee, malt, maybe a hint of hazelnut. All and all a must try.

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Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Aggressive pour yields a 2inch light brown head on a cola brown body. Head is long lasting, leaving behind clumpy lacing.

S- Aromas of roasty/burnt chocolate, coffee.

T- A quick hit of malt roastiness, hints of cocoa. Low hop profile. The clean finish is supreme. Drinks it's 4%abv.

M- Smooth, tiny-bubbled carbonation. Full mouthfeel.

D/O- The definition of sessionable, Uinta's Baba Black Lager packs as much flavor into it's (relatively) tiny low ABV frame as possible. A solid schwarz. I (really) could drink this all day.

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Photo of Sjorge3442
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pickeed up a loose single at the bottle shop. Been a huge fan of Uinta recently. This beer like their others is wonderful. The flavors combine to make a nice black lager.

A- dark. Slight reddish hue, almost non transparent

S - smells like a nice cup of coffee. Hints of vanilla and hazelnut. You can smell the roasted hops.

T - none of the flavors are overwelming,but like before mentioned, blend together perfectly. Its smooth and mellow but very drinkable

M - very light here. A few flavors lingure around, but nothing is over powering. Little to know carbonation

O - an exceptional black larger in my opinion. Well balanced wiith nice roasted malts and very little hop presence. Would certainly putrchase this again.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of scotorum
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before 11/3/13.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint.

a: Almost black clear dark ruby. Finger thick tan head dissipated to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Mild dark malt.

t: Smoky porterlike. Seems well balanced, dark chocolaty/coffeeish malt and a rather light hop footprint. Dry finish. OK it's a "Black Lager," but it tastes an awful lot like a Porter to me.

m: Light to moderate, lighter than many if not most porters.

o: Sure to surprise anyone expecting a mild dark-colored lager, because it's so much like an easy drinking light porter. At 4% highly sessionable as well, and would be very good as such in cool weather, or as an accompaniment with a good steak dinner. Wasn't so bad with a German hot dog and some au gratin potatoes either. Have yet to have anything I did not like from Uinta.

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Photo of Omnium
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: [3.75] Looks black in the glass but is a deep transparent red when held up to the light. Forms just over a finger of pillowy head. There is really nice lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the best by date of 03/03/15 (4+ months away). It does not list the IBU or ABV.

S: [4.00] It presents like a stout. I am getting chocolate and malts.

T: [4.00] Again I get a stout feeling. Roasted malts and chocolate.

M: [4.25] The mouth feel is really smooth and nice.

O: [4.00] I am really pleasantly surprised. This is a really delicious and complex beer for being only 4% ABV. The label says "Black Lager" but if I was blind folded I would call it a stout. This is really sessionable.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JupiterJesus
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrKarl
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of camshew
4/5  rDev +6.1%

12 oz bottle. Hints of chocolate and french roast coffee in the smell. Not much head, moderate carbonation, nice lacing on the glass. The taste was chocolate, coffee, bready, and pleasantly balanced with light hops. Much lighter and crisper than I was expecting frpm the pitch black appearance. Very drinkable lager.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,238 ratings
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