Ojos Negros
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #577
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,833
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.27%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
252
From:
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Summer
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 neenerzig:
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4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
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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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.

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4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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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

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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.04/5  rDev -26%

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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

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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.

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