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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,219 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of Dewsby
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerforpresident
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rumi
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only the faintest hints of brownish red hues are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some notes of cola and hints of burnt and roasted malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of dark malts along with notes of cola. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a beer that is relatively light in body, this is a very complex and flavorful brew. I definitely wouldn't mind having more than one of these in a sitting.

Serving type: can

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Photo of TheStepChild
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with tan head. Has a dark chocolate, coffee and roast nose with a light peat note in the aroma. The roast or peat comes through in the flavor with a almost coffee like bitterness. The coffee and roasted flavors remain in the aftertaste. Finishes dry almost tart. Some light astringency That's not unpleasant maybe from tartness? Reminds more of a robust porter with roast character.

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Photo of tjsmith910
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

awesome in my opinion. just my style

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Photo of bdaggett
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a porter/stout glass. Looks good in this style of glass, even if it might not be proper.

Sudsy oatmeal-colored head with a smattering of brown within that darkens it a bit. Lace is everywhere. Incredible persistence on the head. Pitch-black body.

Cocoa is all over this nose. I wasn't expecting that. I find most schwarzbiers to be subtler with the dark malts, but this is not at all. Very up front and almost milk chocolatey. Smells like dessert. Light floral notes are detectable but struggle to pierce the chocolate. I'm not mad at this. It smells tasty.

Roast malts take the front seat for the palate ride, as this could easily be mistaken for a stout as a porter based on the robustness of these malts. Only the grassy, earthy flavors that arrive mid-palate suggest to me this isn't a stout or porter and I'm questioning myself as I drink this, wondering if without knowing what it was, would I identify it as a schwarzbier? The cocoa flavors on the finish don't make it any easier to disabuse me of my thoughts of a darker ale.

It's quite a feat for Uinta to have squeezed so much aroma and flavor out of a beer that drinks so lightly. Carbonation tickles the tongue throughout and hops linger lightly and lend a touch of juicy sweetness before the dry cocoa finish. It's very enjoyable to drink.

This is a session beer if ever there were one. Low in ABV but big on flavor. I love it.

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Photo of glinnebur
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown brew with a 2 finger head of off white foam sitting atop.

Bitter roasted malt in the smell with string hints of smoke. The bitter could be some hop character as well, I suppose.

Roasted malt, bitter hops, definite flavours of smoke that compliment. There's some real harmony going on with this black lager.

It has a creamy mouthfeel.

Very good brew!

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Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaximalC
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours nearly black with a moderate head of khaki froth that settles into a veil of frogspawn. Aroma smells of roasted malt and earthy, grassy hops, along with some peat, salted caramel, and char.

The taste is mostly roasty and burnt, with a mild, earthy and noble hop presence. Some warming adds a spicier edge to the hops. Light body and mild carbonation make for an exceedingly thin mouthfeel that barely gains its footing in the finish.

Overall, this is a thin and unremarkable black lager.

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

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of drwatson32
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTurtle2
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wicked light and drinkable for a black beer. Refreshing in the cold weather

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Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alyssa1224
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBeast
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Critters
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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