Baba Black Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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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:
#22,136
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
1,263
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
313
Trade:
0
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Baba has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark, red-brown appearance, and some glass lacing. Aroma is of cream and dark bread crust. The flavor is similar, with acrid bitterness. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Baba finishes on the crisp side.

RJT

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbk81
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of on the watery side for a dark beer. I do prefer the German made versions of the schwarzbier a lot better, but this is a worth a try. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of jadpsu
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours near black with an impressive tan/brown head. Looks like bold, especially for a Lager.
AROMA: Milk chocolate, cold metal, toasted breads.
TASTE: Bread and burnt malts, thin on the tongue.
Not as bold as its impressive appearance would suggest.

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

Beautiful milk chocolate color with a tan head. Cocoa notes on the nose and a light hop presence.

The taste is lightly smoky, rich cocoa notes, and the hops faintly in the background. A really well executed schwarzbier, IMHO.

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Photo of SmokySignals
4.77/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mmm, love this baba -great all around packaging, idea and sustainable resources, etc...now for the deets:

-12 0z. can poured into Tipping Point pub glass, finessed a 3/4'' light tan head over a near pitch black body. Deep clear caramel browns around as it's held up to a white screen. I'm reviewing it and posting as I enjoy...this is one of my favorite beer styles. Light lacing dissipates quickly, as does the head, leaving a fine foam ring.

-Rich malty aromas, caramel grains.....and clean freshness. Halfway down it gets thicker and richer, bigger in the nose. Awesome.

-Tastes as it smells, with a nice sharp cutoff from light hop treatment and ample carbo...a nice little bittering end to balance these malts just fine. Hard not to down it! (5 more in the box)

-Classic medium feel, clean, with a little lingering afterward to prompt thy thirst for more...killer...beer!

-Hard for me to give this less than straight 5's, but-it's a little low on the abv%, and -does anyone ever get/give that?
Definitely a quality USA Schwarzbier that I would recommend to anyone with a clue.
UINTA BABA Black Lager! "Thank you, may I have another?!" Yah baby yah!

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tom_Brindley
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ahypercube
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not really a session beer person. I don't generally get anything under 6% abv because I simply don't trust such beer. However, in my experience, Utah seems to be the master of brewing such beer. It's probably because they can't sell anything higher than 4% abv outside of liquor stores or the brewery itself.

L: Lovely compass can. Nice art. Very thin but very dark. Not a typical appearance, in that sense. Just a centimeter of khaki head from the pour, but a film lingers for a good while and it has a well-carbonated mouthfeel.

S: Barely actually dominates the profile. Not wheat, not oats. It's recognizably barley, and rather fresh. Following that is an ashy charcoal. That's it. Just malted barley and smoke.

T: Jesus that is simple. That bready barley is basically all there is to this. A touch of apple and maybe apricot, then a plain dry smoke on the finish, like charcoal.

F: Clean dry finish with the consistency of tea.

O: Could use some more sweetness, or coffee, or hops. Really any additional flavor would likely improve this. Easily the plainest beer I have ever had. It has absolutely no off-flavors. It may as well be sparkling mineral water with charcoal.

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Photo of dbauer
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by 040818 on side of label.

A: Black body with brown edges and dense, rocky 1-2 finger beige head with good retention and lacing.

S: Mostly roasted dark malts with light touch of smoke and light caramel/cola aroma.

T: Flavor is pretty robust for 4%ABV — roasty, a bit too much for schwarzbier, but enjoyable and not at all harsh. Light cola and caramel is in the background with a woody character in there too. A little chalky/minerally in the finish, some licorice maybe. No yeast character and low-medium bitterness.

M: Smooth but a bit chalky,blocky in the finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

O: An enjoyable dark lager for sure, especially at session strength.

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Photo of meatyard
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huthuty
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is a mild black with small head, no real lacing, brown in the light
Smell is mildly sweet and smokey
Taste is dry and light yet very chocolatey.
Overall this is a very refreshing porter type beverage

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Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11/18/17...pours dark brown, rich, and very little light getting through. Chocolate malt, roasted nose, light chocolate too. Coffee flavor, thin mouthfeel but packed with roasted flavors. Creamy. Slight cola too.

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ThinBlueLine
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this one. I am sad to see it no longer is organic. Boo!

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,263 ratings