Revolver High Brass Ale | Revolver Brewing

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Revolver Brewing
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 10-20-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 76
Photo of JimLeff
4.58/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just because a beer isn't super hoppy or barrel-aged or novel or aggressive in some way doesn't make it boring. There's a big difference between subtle and blah, and this beer will delight fans of deeply-nuanced session bears like De Ranke Gouldenberg, De la Senne's Taras Boulba, and Victory's Hop Ticket Noble. If I lived in TX, this would definitely be my house beer.

The balance is deep. The hopping is deft. The malt is right where it needs to be. The result has personality, but it's subtle, and easily missed by those who need their beers to scream for their attention. And it's equally good on draft or in bottles.

Like all subtle beers, cold serving temperatures attenuate the nuanced flavors in a way bigger beers more easily survive. You'll need to cradle your glass a while to really taste this one at typical draft temps.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy blonde glass shows a torrent of bubble streams that feed a thin white cover.

Smell: A bit phenolic, some fruity esters, some metallic edge, wet grain, floral hops, a lot going on, some of it good.

Taste: Yeasty "beer" taste, that's to say a standard American Lager, but there is a lot of flavors competing for attention. Peach, lemon, grain, citric peel, hint of earthy hops, and all of it manages to be fairly clean.

Feel: Prickly carbonation, medium body seems heavier than it should, a bit slick in the finish.

Overall: A double Blonde? Not your typical "don't offend anyone" approach, Revolver comes out shooting. Not my style of choice, but I don't minding sipping this one.
Worth a try, and cheers to another Texas Brewery!

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

July 16, 2015

12 oz bottle, pilsner glass

A – Medium to dark gold, quite clear, with high effervescence. Lots of bubbles rising to the top. A half inch of white foam with moderate-low retention.

S – Pale malt and a small amount of caramel creating a rich bread crust aroma. Some herbal, slightly woodsy hop aromas, along with a touch of stone fruit.

T – The pale malt is at the forefront with a bit of caramel and bread crust. Low, fruity hops with some herbal and floral notes. A minor tropical note lingers.

M – Medium body, leaning towards medium-full, with moderate carbonation. Seems like attenuation might be a bit low, as there’s some residual sweetness, countered by moderate hop bitterness. Moderately dry on the finish with some lingering sweetness.

O – I like this beer, though there’s nothing particularly memorable about it. An easy drinker with good flavor.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Common Table in Dallas. The beer pours a yellow-gold color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain with some lemon notes. The flavor is similar, with some grain and toffee character, as well as some citrus notes - mainly lemons and oranges. Low to no bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%

A: 3.25 - Crystal clear light color with a moderate initial head that fades very quickly to nothing.
S: 3.25 - Extremely faint scent of malt and perhaps a hint of hops, if I put my nose right up to the beer.
T: 3.5 - Malt is clean and slightly sweet (and not grainy) with a moderate bitterness. No yeast flavor to speak of. Well-attenuated, with a medium-dry finish.
M: 3.75 - Neutral texture, nicely carbonated
O: 3.5 - One very boring beer, though there are no real faults. If you want an inoffensive and yet not bad ale, this is a good choice.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.41.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes clean. Simple beer here.

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Revolver High Brass Ale from Revolver Brewing
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