Ojos Negros | Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
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:
#2,971
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
251
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
40
Trade:
7
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Incredible beer. You can taste the fruit, but not overwhelming. They do no wrong at Rivertown

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristougher
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dren
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yumadumdum
L: dark reddish brown
S: smells of soury sourness
T: mouth puckering sour with a bit of blackberry tart in the finish, they really mix well. The blackberry is not dominant or overpowering, just plays a supporting roll. A nice and dry finish.
F: bubbly and dry
O: damn good sour, surprised because I've had some rather bad ones from this brewery.

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Photo of Ludwigkpa
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of KevChiTown
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance - The poured a copper color with a reddish tint. Bubbles clung to the sides of the glass, but quickly disappeared.

Smell - The smell most dominant was that of sour fruit with an overall sour profile.

Taste - My initial impression is that the beer is pleasantly sour. The blackberries present a nice tart taste with the oak adding a dry background. The dryness of the oak just makes you want to take another drink.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is appropriate for the style, sweeping away the sweetness and leaving a dry aftertaste.

Overall - I did not have the highest expectations for this one, but enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of amicuscervesa
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of TheBeerTruck
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of IMFletcher
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of elliott1184
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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

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Photo of EigenBeer
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

Ojos Negros from Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 251 ratings