Ojos Negros | Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 251 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,651
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
251
Liked:
228
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
8.29%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
39
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by xnicknj:
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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into pint glasses due to lack of glassware - thanks for this extra, I forget who sent it at the moment

Hazy golden orange pour with a pinkish hue. Crop of white head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving little retention or lacing behind.

Acidic fruit in the nose with funky yeast and dark fruit. Blackberries and oak with red wine and grape skins.

Snap of biting sourness up front with blackberries, red grapes and currants. Oaky and vinous with plenty of red wine character and an earthy touch. Funky wild yeast, barnyard and jammy berry fruit sweetness. Mild backbone with oak and red wine, followed by continuing acidic sourness in the finish.

Medium body, higher carbonation, bubbly, dry and lingering on the tongue. A solid dark wild ale with plenty of berry fruit flavor, but doesn't quite stack up to some of the top flight sour producers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
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 -8.5%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jminch
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Pinioned
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev +2%
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 -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
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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Photo of FalconA
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of zimm421
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -14.6%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of KYGunner
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
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 claaark13
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of sfr26
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Boski
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 251 ratings
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