Baba Black Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,219 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:
1,219
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
300
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Charalito
3.01/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Thin filmy to almost bubbly lacing glosses around the glass nicely. The aroma has some grainy breadiness riding into a sly malted spice underneath, I want to say black pepper, but somehow, that even seems like a stretch, somewhat. I want to say it comes off a lil’ bit like freshly baked bread. The flavor is grainy sweet with that spice coming back to make an effort to balance. Sly use of the bread flowing into the aftertaste and then into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Use of spice displays some harshness, but not overly done. Overall, schwarzbier or just regular Euro black lager. I’d like to say Euro black lager, ’cause that’s some weird German yeast if that’s what they used.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing - my first offering from their stable of beers - a good first offering...

Pours a richly black color out of the can, small head but with good lacing down the pint glass. The smell was practically non-existent - try as I might, there was nothing I could really note of the brew - nothing. The feel was lightly carbonated, leaning towards being medium-bodied, and quite smooth on the tongue. Though I couldn't smell anything of consequence, the taste was uniquely malty in my opinion making it quite drinkable. Thought it might not be the best black lager I've had, it was a solid offering for the style.

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Photo of slhuggy
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthVorador
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corrado42
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pitch black. Not much head was produced, but a very small head is beige, and there's rings of lacing all the way down.

S: Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted barley, burnt grains, burnt toast, a little caramel.

T: Lots of milk and dark chocolate, burnt toast, a little bit of toffee, ashen coffee ground bitterness, a crisp and clean finish with faint hints of hops and a lingering roastiness.

F: Above its abv with an almost medium mouthfeel, smooth, nicely carbonated, slightly silky.

O: My first Schwarzbier. Barely seems like any sort of lager, but drinks like a very nice porter.

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Photo of hawkssb04
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geeves
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Very dark lager with little head that fades.

S: roasted malts/oats smell, slight chocolate smell

T: roasted malty taste with slight toffee flavors

F: smooth with the right amount of carbonation

O: smooth, dark, and easy drinking black lager

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 02/28/17:

Clear cola color with reddish hues, with solid, creamy, foamy fine-bubbled beige to toasty brown head of good retention. Nose is roasty, smokey, dark chocolatey goodness. Palate of somewhat sweet soil, roast, wood smoke, old coffee, toffee, with retro-olfaction of smoke and light peppercorn. Good balance, can’t even distinguish the hops from the pleasant bitterness that comes from toasty qualities. Lighter medium body, abundant fine and soft carbonation, fairly high astringency but it works well with the lighter body. One of the better Schwarzbier’s I’ve had. I generally prefer Euro Dark Lagers.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krowman2652
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great taste in a lower alcohol brew.

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Photo of BeerCarousel
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coffee toffe light lager

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Photo of Beejay
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Brown as it pours, and black in the glass with a tan head.

S: Toffee, raisins, and sweet bread.

T: Roasted goodness, with toffee and a light coffee flavor. Finish is a touch sweet.

M: Medium in body, moderate low carbonation.

O: Dark, tasty, and roasty!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a coffee cola black with nice foam. Big roasty aroma, lightly bodied with a dominant roasty malt. Easy drinker, nothing stands out to rave or diss.

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

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dspader1
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alphakitty
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,219 ratings.
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