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Ojos Negros | Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good
38 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States | website

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
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
246
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
22.08%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
38
For Trade:
8
User Reviews
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 246
Reviews by metter98:
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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jminch
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Pinioned
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Not much of a head, if anything.

Smell - Smells pretty nice. Berries. Acetic acid. Red wine and oak.

Taste - Berry flavor is strong up front. Caramel malt. Sourness kicks in with some oak and red wine, but then it all drops off and leaves a cardboard staleness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Low carbonation. Slick feel from the seemingly oxidized nature.

Overall - Promising aroma, but kinda feel apart.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of zimm421
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KYGunner
4.19/5  rDev +4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Boski
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dvmin98
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Luweezy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.
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