Ojos Negros | Rivertown Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
251 Ratings
Ojos NegrosOjos Negros
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
rivertownbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by seeswo on 07-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
39
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ONUMello
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, 2015 vintage, poured into a Teku glass
A: Reddish brown, translucent with a thin head
S: Sour apple, blackberry, wheat, yeast, and sour citrus
T: Blackberries take the lead followed by sour apple, citrus and a bit of funk
M: Medium-bodied and quite tart, fairly lengthy finish
O: A delicious sour that has aged well

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Photo of cjgiant
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle vintage 2015:
Pouring the beer yielded a dusty rose pour with large soap bubbles atop the beer. These faded quickly to a small fizz that also left in fairly short time. Not wholly uncommon for sour beers, but the flat look and dull body could be more enticing.

The nose declares this beer a sour, for sure. There's a musty tartness more than funk. Crab apple, lime, tart berries, perhaps (there is a fruitiness behind this, but I cannot distinguish it to be the blackberries that were used).

The liquid hitting the front of my tongue isn't as tart as expected. Moving it further back, however, starts my whole palate tingling with tart, leading to sour. The sour is medium strong and mildly vinegar-like, but at the same time nicely restrained. The beer does not have much carbonation, but the sour makes up for it. Again, I cannot distinctly say I get blackberry here, but I can't say I don't. I don't eat a lot of blackberries to distinguish the flavor - but I can tell there is something adding a nice fruit aspect on top of just sourness. I also get a light molded wood like note from the barrel aging.

I rather enjoyed this beer's overall makeup even though I had trouble really discerning its individual qualities. I'm going to chalk this one up to a case of the whole is enjoyable and independent of the discernibility of its parts.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinSparks
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22 oz. bomber of the 2014 vintage of this recently. Poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy copper color with a white head that settles extremely quickly to a medium sized foam ring that lines the inside of the glass. Barely any lacing to speak of here. Has aromas of some barnyard and sour funk, along with a big blackberry tartness, and certainly a hint of oak. Has a very funky, fairly acidic, sour tart, somewhat vinegary, slightly salty, blackberry and slightly cherry flavor upfront that's all rounded out with a hint of vanilla and oak to smooth hangs out a bit. A really nice flavor profile for this style of beer. One of the best I think I've ever had from this style of beer. Its a really intense, in your face experience here, and in a good way too. Has a fairly crisp and also somewhat smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and somewhat dry aftertaste. While this beer certainly is not for everyone, I really enjoyed this quite a bit!

Eric

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Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours light fizzy head disappears instantly, murky orange slight amber hue.

Nose nice sour funk, lacto acidic funk, maybe pedio even, huge tart fruity raspberry blackberry wine like vinous thing, mild toasted oak, some lambic like sour funk.

Taste comes on very sour, sour lacto funk, tart vinous fruity, mild raspberry and blackberry, big acidic lacto funk, little chocolate thing blackberry dark choc, toasted oak barrel with little vanilla, nice wine barrel vinous, little bitter berry seed. Finish sticky flemmy acidic sour, lingering blackberry and toasted oak thing.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, big acidic bite flemmy.

Overall not bad, nice sour funk, nice barrel nice fruit, pretty tasty.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dataylor21
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share from Jeremy. Ruby/brown/orange pour, just a ring of head around the glass. Extremely sour aroma and taste, sharp and pungent, but still sweetness lingers

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zimm421
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into two tulips. Appears a nice clear pink, with a tiny wisp of head that disappears instantly. The nose is funk-forward, with tartness and blackberry throughout as well. The taste is tart, as well as funky, and the blackberries are slightly present. It's dry and the tartness makes it something you could sip on for a while.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is immensely tart at first but the palate begins to adapt and catch the beauty of this beer. The sour and tartness is offset by a delicious raspberry sweetness. Light balsamic character mixes with a malty structure. This will only appeal to fans of sours but it's top notch amongst them.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buckeye982
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of missesmayi
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure that I could taste a lot of fruit character due to how insanely sour this beer is. But overall tasty

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Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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