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Ojos Negros - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.56%
Wants: 31
Gots: 20 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour ale fermented with Belgian wild yeast from the Senne Valley and aged in oak wine barrels with fresh blackberries.

(Beer added by: seeswo on 07-25-2012)
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a La Fin Du Monde snifter. The beer is slightly dark, hazy reddish-amber. As with every Rivertown beer I've had, the carbonation is very low and whatever head you can muscle out of this beer quickly vanishes. The nose definitely tells you this is a sour beer and gives you champagne-like dry notes, apple skins, and more than a little of that sour, funky, barnyard-like smell.

Light body and medium-firm mouthfeel. The flavor is pleasantly sour and acidic. It is not overpowering in its acidity, but the brewer didn't wimp out and make it mellow and sweet either. The flavor is very grapey and wine-like, with faint nonspecific fruit notes that add a bit of character to the acidity and make it quite pleasant, rather than sweetening the beer and toning it down too much. The only problem is that the flavor is a bit one-dimensional and lacks the complexity of the better wild ales.

This brewery has disappointed me often in the past. While this is by no means a world-class sour, I feel that they got it right. It is enjoyable and pleasant to drink. It's unfortunate that the blackberries did not contribute more in the way of flavor, but it could be for the best. Too much fruitiness would make the beer too sweet, and this is not a ``fruit beer''. It is a sour beer with just a hint of fruit. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 01:15:23 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear reddish tinged golden hue with a thin quarter inch head that fades to leave thin light wisps. Nice color!

S - Aromas of blackberry tartness, nice vinous notes, light sour blonde like aromas. Light, light wheat.

T - Taste is nice soft blackberries, grapes, light tartness. Solid mustiness, light oak and vanilla. The fruit is nice, like a fleeting taste of blackberry. Nice seedy aftertaste.

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Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.