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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Per the bottle, "Unlike conventional ales and lagers which are fermented by carefully cultivated strains of brewers yeast, Ojos Negros is instead produced by exposing it to the wild yeasts and bacteria that are native to the Senne Valley, of Brussels Belgium. It is this unusual process involving over a year of fermentation, and over 130 pounds of Fresh Whole Blackberries which gives this beer its distinctive flavor: Semi sweet, vinous, fruity and cidery with a crisp tart aftertaste." According to one of the brewers, it is their Lambic (agen in oak wine barrels) with blackberries added.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Wonderful beer, reddish purple colour with a nice fruity sour smell and taste. I’m very glad I have more!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4064) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Warm amber golden colour, white head. Light fruity aroma, butter, diacetyl, ethylacetate, nail polish remover, vinegar. Sour flavour, somewhat fruity. Sour finish, fruity, butter. Rather unbalanced sour, bit disappointing really.
(from 75cl bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (6580) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, 2012 vintage (2015-1065) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear pale copper orange beer, no head. Aroma: metallic, bit funky, brett notes, bit chemical. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: funky, bitter, fruity touch, weird, soft sourness. Aftertaste: sourish, fruity, bit metallic, pretty nice finish, little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3431) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Rivertown ojos negros 2012 A matte copper-Amber pour with a cork, perfumey and light blackberries. Very acidic sparkling carbonation- gassy with a heartburn inducing co2. The taste is cork, chalky, whiskey barrel caracter no berries really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1407) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Poured a deep gold-orange with a small head. No lace of course. Aroma is white grapes, acidic acid, fermented cider, pears, and straw. The taste was at first slight vinegar acidic acid moving to the flavorful white grape must and then the barrel smoothness. Buttery finish with oak. Hard to tell the blackberries but they don’t really have much flavor. Nice tart finish with a playful carbonation. Very nice and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2015
2011 bottle. Hazy berry gold with a small white head. Funky/musty, tart lactic berry, and oak aroma. Tart lactic blackberry, musty funk, and vinous oaky flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. I could drink a lot of this. It aged beautifully.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (4239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle, pours purple brown, small head and lace. Nail polish, shelfish, very light roast, acidic, Marion Berry, blackberry cheescake. Biting funk. Rust and Penny as it warmed. Undrinkable garbage

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Sourish fruity blackberries strawberries citrus tart grassy arom. Sourish woody blackberry tart grassy strawberries flavour. Really av nice one :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a hazy orangeish amber topped with a small head. Nose is tart berries funk and lots of barrel. Taste is more of the berries tartness and some vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3020) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle share from Jeremy. Ruby/brown/orange pour, just a ring of head around the glass. Extremely sour aroma and taste, sharp and pungent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8008) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 <edited after clearing up some label misunderstanding with the brewers> Anno 2013, 75cl. De couleur acajou trouble, col fin blanc. Arôme met de suite l’accent sur un bouquet acétique-bandaid très centré sur le vinaigre qui obscure le profil fruité de la mûre. Palais garde ce côté très US au niveau de l’aigreur qui est à des années lumière d’être comparable avec un lambic, quoiqu’en disent les brasseurs. Note pas mal d’effet,e t contre-effet des levures sauvages qui sans augmenter le profil de buvabilité jouent en faveur d’un ajout d’infection. Le tout est épais avec un fruité de mûres assez en retrait et qui semble plus prendre la place de spectateur. Le murissage en fût ajoute peu dans la complexité, le tout étant assez sec. L’aigreur naturelle du fruit est éclipsée par celle de mauvaises levures. La bière n’est pas spécialement mauvaise, mais le fait de revendre cette dernière comme le fruit d’une exposition à l’air ambiant de la Vallée de la Senne enlève toute crédibilité à ce produit. Au final, pas grand chose à dire, pour l’avoir dégustée côte à côte avec une Tilquin Mûre, il n’y a franchement aucune comparaison.

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