Ojos Negros
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #589
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,844
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.27%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
252
From:
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  31
Gots
  39
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: A sour ale fermented with Belgian wild yeast from the Senne Valley and aged in oak wine barrels with fresh blackberries.
Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 252 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by abomb9581:
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abomb9581

5/5  rDev +21.7%

Jul 22, 2014
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ChrisinRI from Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2012 batch, wayyy past its prime.

Jul 02, 2015
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

Sep 14, 2014
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PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes great, but this beer is so turbid that chunks of blackberry ( I hope its blackberry) are floating in it.

Apr 19, 2015
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ThaJokerWild from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Aug 20, 2014
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Doublechar0517 from Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Sep 07, 2014
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missesmayi

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Sep 15, 2015
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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drwatson32 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%

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Dec 15, 2014
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rockernino from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 11, 2015
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amicuscervesa from Tennessee

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%

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Ludwigkpa from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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helios7 from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Oct 28, 2014
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CincyBrewTull from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was so disappointed by Ojos Negros. I was hoping for something similar to Liefman’s Cuvee-Brut where the beer was tart but fruity with decent carbonation. Instead, Ojos Negros is flat, dry, and sour sans fruit. Perhaps I aged the bottle too long or maybe my expectations were wrong.

Jul 19, 2015
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BSUNyikos31 from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Dec 14, 2014
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kko12 from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 09, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pours with a slight crackle of carbonation, good clarity with minimal lacing on top. Funky tart nose with hints of blackberry jam. Assertive but level tartness throughout, bit of cellar funk and medicinal phenols. Kiss of blackberry flavor in the middle, dry finish.

This beer talks to the palate about patience, lots of flavor and balance with some many nuances. Lots of fun to sip.

Sep 02, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage

Appearance: Pours a copper color that shows the influence of the blackberry juice; the head is somewhat flimsy and fades to a ringlet and archipelago; many dots and streaks of lace

Smell: Acetic tones waft upwards, along with blackberry, oak and vinous notes

Taste: Oak and blackberry flavors compete with a hint of wheat bread, on the front end, with the acetic and vinous character building through the middle; the finish was dry and oaky, with just a touch of residual fruit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: Rivertown excels in the sour department and while not as good as their lambic I had recently, this certainly adds to their reputation

Nov 30, 2014
Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 252 ratings