Baba Black Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,225 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:
1,225
Reviews:
234
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
301
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,225 |  Reviews: 234
Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thick dark white head. Has a nice dark look. Has a roasted smell. Can taste roasted malts along with hops. Tastes a bit watered down. Would like for it to have more flavor.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d5001986
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phantomanboy
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Toastyness & a little roastyness, a little nuttiness as well

T: Follows the nose, a little brown bread as well, dryness as well, some pear notes up front. Dryness & toastyness as this warms, a little roastyness as well, some woody hops. Finishes dry, roasty with a little bit of jammyness

MF: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Pretty solid, easy to drink could use a little more fruittyness & hops are needed to nail the style

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Photo of dacrza1
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: September 5, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... OCCASION: putting Penn State's first loss to bed with Pitch Perfect and Shan... APPEARANCE: midnight black, 100% opaque body with an off-white head that fizzles to a strong, glass-clinging lacing... AROMA: an interesting mixture of soft, smoky, light cracker and some off-putting vegetable scents... PALATE: lively at the start; dry and smooth, with a full finish; silky good ... TASTE: immediate peat and scotch overtones--winning!--but little hop to speak of; a flattened, easy-drinking schwarzbier commensurate with coca-cola or A-Treat...OVERALL: drinkable, yes--but not robust as the label suggests...a reasonable offering...

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Baba boasts a pretty stunning gravitational-singularity-depth of blackness, only hinting at some browns where the mocha-cream head meets the beer's event horizon. There's likewise a really nice nose: somehow both thickly burnt and cavalierly buoyant. The textures, too, are a study in opposition: a hint of ruddy heft at the back of the palate, yet otherwise a light (but not thin), crisp, clean character predominates, allowing hearty dark flavors to parade about, unmitigated and unburdened, within the drinker's maw. Those flavors burst with smoky-malt traits, dry—almost ashy—burnt wood and burnt brioche qualities whose sugars taste almost entirely eaten out by the yeast (though this schwarz is nonetheless a booze-limited beast, sitting at a very sessionable fraction of four-percent). There is a hint of that yeast, in point of fact, amongst some funky undertones that bring a shot of brightness, and fruity-cum-lagery character, to the primarily chthonic, charred composition of Baba's belly.

A black lager—but hardly a black sheep amongst Uinta's output—they've heaped the pyre with goods on this effort. A bell-sheep in the fosse, indeed.

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Photo of Shaymus
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of MFMB
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimboothdesigns
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When I hit my local grocery store, this always ends up in my mix a six.

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

Photo of DaveDay5
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RHVC59
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lucular
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was an enjoyable schwarzbier. My one complaint is that along with the roastiness in the flavor was a touch of honey which I found to be out of place.

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Photo of rw1992
3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhillyRiver
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into porter glass. Newbie reviewer, but have happily had this beer several times before. A few extra O points for great label and name.
Look: pours dark root beer color, black in glass with ruby root beer lighted at narrow bottom. Nice crowning two-finger taupe head. Head starts pockmarking quickly, collapses to rough 1/4 inch head before drinking. Dissipates on glass (lace?) while drinking.
Smell: coffee, hops, more than a hint of pee.
Taste: hard to ID any one taste, hops and coffee I guess, some sassafras in second half, but it is good, smooth yet lively, a trace of bitterness, which stays on roof of mouth.
Feel: medium body, creamy
Overall: one of my favorite beers, probably sessionable if the bitter aftertaste doesn't build up. Not a problem at all with one beer.

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

Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,225 ratings.
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