Baba Black Lager

Utah
United States
Uinta Beer Baba Black Lager
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This black beer bursts with aromas of licorice, cocoa powder and French roast coffee. It is highly carbonated with a pleasant spiciness.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
32
Served at: 
40 - 45˚ F
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Now in its 20th year of providing painstakingly crafted beers with all brewery power being wind or solar-derived, Uinta is dedicated to sustainability in terms of both the environment and distinctive brews. Baba Black Lager is the Salt Lake City brewers’ schwarzbier entry, one bursting with aromas of black licorice, cocoa powder, and French roast coffee. Wafting among the prominent dark malt notes, Tom picked hints of “Fuji apple and Crenshaw melons,” and noted a virtual absence of hops. He likened the overall effect to a “slightly fruity cup of chocolate milk,” and deemed it “not entirely lager-like.” Deep, dark brown, almost verging on black, with occasional glints of ruby peeking through, this brew touches on opaque. The tan-colored head was somewhat anemic and collapsed almost immediately. Bold flavors of cold-pressed espresso and raw cacao nibs dominate, while a restrained caramelly sweetness provides a needed counterpoint. Pete uncovered fleeting hints of dates and dried figs riding beneath the “bracing coffee and semisweet chocolate” that segued into a slightly acidic finish. The high carbonation caught Tim off guard, but he dug in and pulled out a blend of sweet milk chocolate, Ibarra Mexican chocolate and roasty malt. He also found a pleasant spiciness, comparing it to a “classic, spicy dark Czech lager.” More assertive than most “dark” lagers, Baba Black Lager brings big flavors packed in a session strength beer.

Brewery Introduction

It would be cliche to say that everyone who works at Uinta cares about one thing: beer. It would also be a lie. We've built a team that shares a need for adventure. Beer unites our eclectic team and while not all of us know exactly how we got here we're sure glad we did.

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