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Ojos Negros - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 34
Gots: 29 | 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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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9%

02-15-2013 10:32:19 | More by jmarsh123
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-29-2013 20:43:18 | More by DmanGTR
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Poured a hazy red-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, blackberry, tart, sour, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, blackberry, tart, funk, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. While there was not a huge bit of complexity this one was actually quite good. All of the flavors and aromas going on were very complimentary of each other and made this one quite enjoyable for me. I could definitely drink quite a bit of this one given the opportunity. I have to give it to Rivertown on their sours as they are definitely onto something here.

01-15-2013 11:52:11 | More by thagr81us
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klipper

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-12-2013 20:19:21 | More by klipper
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-12-2013 14:30:30 | More by mrandypandy
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-12-2013 06:16:30 | More by monitorpop
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%

A: The beer is slightly hazy and is reddish yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin layer of large bubbles on the surface.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of sour funk in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather sour but not as much as you would have expected because there are notes of blackberry flavors. The finish has lingering notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very tart on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this wild ale because the blackberries help to balance out the sourness and make this drinkable.

12-23-2012 00:37:07 | More by metter98
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sweatervest27

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-21-2012 07:19:37 | More by sweatervest27
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

12-17-2012 03:56:47 | More by t0rin0
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-17-2012 03:41:31 | More by Holland
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-15-2012 06:43:30 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-04-2012 01:37:53 | More by DangerDawg
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-03-2012 18:12:46 | More by rowingbrewer
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-25-2012 21:13:18 | More by bmoney
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-12-2012 03:37:20 | More by BeerHunter76
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +8%

A: light orange/brown color, poured with some head but not overly carbonated, head gave way to thin veil pretty quick, slight haze
S: medium sour nose, some woodiness
T: well-made, truly sour with depth, some woodiness, fruity balance to sourness
M: rounded, well-made, sour and refreshing

11-12-2012 01:00:58 | More by wisrarebeer
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-10-2012 14:12:52 | More by Texasfan549
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-07-2012 04:08:58 | More by bsuedekum
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-27-2012 02:13:09 | More by acurtis
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cosmicevan

New York

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%

Notes taken from a bottleshare at the Phoenix Sun in NYC. Thanks kindly to Alex (think alex brought this one all apologies if i am mistaken, converse with me and happy to correct it) for sharing.

a - pinkish orange. no head. soft yellow head.
s - smells awesome. white wine with sour blackberries. good white wine barrels.
t - really nice sour. very balanced. white wine.
m - really nice. good sour feel.
o - overall, nice white wine vibe. good sourness and a bit funky.

10-25-2012 20:24:37 | More by cosmicevan
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-23-2012 02:06:59 | More by Mark000
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emerge077

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%

Into a mini nonic it pours a hazy orange with a deep reddish glint from a distance. Soft fine foam texture, not much lace. Head and skim part quickly after a minute or two.

Pleasant aroma, fairly wild with a little minerality and tannic berries. Slightly woody.

Crisp and moderately tart with distinctive blackberry notes. Dry tannic aftertaste. Sharp acidic sourness that puckers a bit at first, then becomes fleeting. Pretty quenching, I enjoyed it though there wasn't a whole lot of depth or barrel complexity to it. We did a side by side with Juliet, and Juliet won unanimously. Still would recommend trying it.

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one!

10-14-2012 21:31:43 | More by emerge077
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

750 ml bottle, vintage 2011. Served in a flute, the beer pours a reddish/amber color with an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and tart, it smells like tart blackberries, oak, lemon peel and a little bit of vinegar. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some tart apples and an overall sweet and tart berry flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's dry and has a good amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and quite enjoyable to drink. I think this is a good brew. At $11.99 a bottle, I'd definitely buy this again. Too bad this one didn't stay around for too long, I guess I'll have to wait until next year to try it again.

10-07-2012 22:01:40 | More by bluejacket74
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brystmar

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -19.9%

Thanks Sean!

Hazy, slightly murky brownish color. Aroma lacks big time: hard to decipher the fruit, predominantly spoiled malts and other disappointing scents. Bleh, I remember this being better.

Thankfully the taste is on the right track. Sour fruits, good funk, not as much flavor depth as I'd like but still enjoyable. A solid sour, though (thankfully) there are much better options available to me regularly.

10-06-2012 01:51:03 | More by brystmar
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%

10-02-2012 11:55:07 | More by csustar001
Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.