Baba Black Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,218 Ratings
Baba Black LagerBaba Black Lager
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
Ratings:
1,218
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
300
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Sjorge3442
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +6.3%
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 +6.3%
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 +6.3%
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 +6.1%
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 +5.8%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JupiterJesus
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of camshew
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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 +5.8%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Qabil
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mtparty37
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JoeBlevins
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CWVegas
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JohnFatAss
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

The pour initially looks black but is actually a deep clear ruby in the glass, topped with 2 fingers of rich mocha colored head. This retains with a sturdy ½ finger of creamy froth, which leaves back a sticky latticework of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells leafy and citric up front, with a push up from underneath of cocoa, toffee, and roast. The hops here have an earthy ripeness to them that nicely compliments the sweetness of the malts.

The taste has a green citric bite the whole way through, which is softened by chalky chocolate character, some sweeter caramel flavor, and roast across the back. This finishes dry and bitter with a touch of lingering char. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp on the tongue, with more of a crisp creaminess across the back. Some underlying oiliness really keeps this slick and smooth.

I really enjoyed this Schwarzbier, as it was nicely flavored, balanced, and mostly importantly, drinkable! I ripped through this glass a lot faster than I expected. This was another solid beer from these guys.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,218 ratings.
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