Blood and Honey
Revolver Brewing

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #31
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,208
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 14.91%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
718
From:
Revolver Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  49
Gots
  352
SCORE
87
Very Good
Blood and HoneyBlood and Honey
Notes: Ale brewed with blood orange peels, honey and spices.
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a can best by 1/3/22. Copper color with a thin layer of white head. Smells of orange peel and wheat. Light body but kind of a sticky feel. Taste is mainly honey with some dry spice on the finish. Good

Aug 20, 2021
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this one at the take out bar at Winstar.

Definitely dominated by the added blood orange peels and honey, but quite tasty over the simple but solid malt backbone.

Feb 16, 2021
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Precisiondigital from Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had spice aromas with a smooth finish. Kind-of reminded me of a pumpkin beer at first but then the honey finish hit and I was rather impressed.

Color is golden red. Poors with light lacing. Holds carbonation for a while because I drank it and set it down and came back after 1 hour and it was still very carbonated.
Cardamom spice flavor with hints of pine and orange peels.

Feb 15, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy dark yellow/amber color with a two finger head that leaves the glass in seconds. The very first smell I'm picking up is definitely honey, lots of honey, orange peel catches my attention next & then faint notes of wheat. Honey is absolutely the dominant taste of this beer, the orange peel mixes very well with what taste likes cardamom spice as well. If you like honey & you like beer, this one might be for you.

Aug 17, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy straw gold body with a pillowy off white froth head that peaks at two fingers and has moderate retention. it leaves occasional lacing patches behind as it settles to a thin cap

aroma is sweet and floral; wheat malt, orange peel, and honey

taste is just as sweet, with a honeyed malt running forward and orange peel with spice close behind

mouthfeel is high carbonation and medium bodied that runs smooth with subtle carbo prickles throughout and a semi-dry finish with a candied orange peel and honeyed aftertaste

overall:
very enjoyable session ale with an interesting kick that stays nicely balanced and subtle throughout.

Feb 25, 2020
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MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

20oz draft

Pours over a finger of pillowy white head into a wheat glass. Body is a dark yellow, loads of carbonation coming up. Retention is very good so far. Looks nice.

Nose is faint honey, floral, light grain, sourdough. Pretty simple, but smells refreshing.

Flavor follows suit. Nothing wrong here, extremely simple. Honey, pretty crisp, very light bitterness in the finish. Less sourdough, more biscuity malts, those are quite nice. Pretty subtle, but some of these supporting flavors do some work. Nice flavor.

Mouthfeel is very pleasant. Carbonation is about medium. Body has a good amount of weight to it for an overall light beer, though definitely not a super heavy body. Sugars are well balanced, not too sweet or dry. Bitterness is lower, but noticeable. Drinks very smooth.

Drinkability is very nice, good on them for getting 7% out of this beer.

Appearance turned out pretty damn good. Lacing was thick for the most part. Head had good retention and hung around in some fashion the majority of the way down.

Other than the fact that there is no blood orange in this, overall this is quite nice. Happily surprised and would order again. Giddy up.

Jan 29, 2020
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ASKasten

4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Extremely sweet with spices that alert your tastebuds with every drink. Yellow/amber color. Keeps better in a bottle. Head dissipates quickly when poured. Perfect for the summer, but FYI when poured the sunlight and heat does negatively affect look/taste.

Dec 23, 2019
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jwp777 from Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is definitely an interesting beer - not at all what I was expecting. Poured from the tap into a pint glass:

Beautiful color somewhere between light honey and dark straw, if that makes sense. Small head fades quickly. Leaves some lacing. Aroma for me is mostly wheat and honey, but there is some spice there as well.

The taste is initially orange peel, malt, and honey. After that though, it hits you with a wall of spices and a hint of wheat and malt. The clove and coriander tastes are especially strong and linger after I swallow it, which is what caught me off guard the most. It’s a tad too much clove for me, but it isn’t totally overpowering.

It feels like a 5% beer to me, not 7%. I would say the carbonation is a bit higher than medium. Fairly smooth and easy to drink, but I would not suggest chugging it.

This beer is not anywhere near my favorite, but it’s probably in the top 3 of the most interesting/surprising beers I have ever tasted. If you’re in the DFW area especially, give it a try. It’s reasonably priced and worth at least one taste.

Dec 13, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a hazed orange-amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving a little bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very wheat malty smelling with a big bready and doughy aroma. Mixed with the big bready and doughy smell comes some honey and orange juice as well some aromas of coriander and clove.
Taste – The taste begins with a very wheat bready and orange sweet taste that has a decent showing of caramel and a moderate showing of honey. These flavors create a base taste for the brew and last throughout the flavor profile. As the taste moves forward from the start the spice of coriander and clove that was detected in the nose becomes rather apparent in the taste. All the while a bit of yeast and very light herbal taste and a decent showing of an orange rind taste come to the tongue. With a surprisingly larger than expected alcohol taste for a 7 % brew, one is left with a hearty and robust, warming, bready taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is lower. For the malty wheat and robust taste of the brew the feel is good and matches the big and slightly warming tastes rather well.
Overall- A rather interesting brew overall. It is big and malty, quite warming for the abv., and mixed with some sweeter tastes of honey and caramel as well as a bit of fruit.

Dec 11, 2019
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Sara24 from Colorado

1.78/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This wheat beer’s sugary flavor wrecks the pale side of the wheat. Too sweet, syrupy, and tasted off at the place serving it on tap (oxidized). They’re selling this beer as a lager in some places and a wheat in others so just skip it altogether and save yourself the indigestion.

Dec 09, 2019
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Kevin30462112 from Arkansas

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold with a thin wispy white head. Slight lacing.Slight malty and fruity smell. Spicy and creamy mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with malts, orange peel and hops flavor. A pretty good beer for a warm day in the south.

Sep 01, 2019
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange and hazy with a small head. Malty and bready smell. Taste is the same with hints of orange and the honey is definitely there. Smooth, good flavor.

Aug 17, 2019
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CodyBasden from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy dark orange little white head, strong barley and malt smell, roast taste with a good taste of orange but not to over powering, nice a thick feel with low carbonation

Aug 11, 2019
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tzbel013 from Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Crowley and you immediately catch the fruity citrus aroma. Thin white head with golden hazy pale color typical of wheat beers
But the flavor profile is sweet from the orange citrus and honey and you definitely catch the higher alcohol on the finish. Definitely not a traditional wheat and it's better for it. Smooth, sweet and simply outstanding!

Aug 11, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "LOT #048 BEST BY 07/08/19"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a pale and hazy gold. It has a nice thick and frothy white head with dense bubbles. The beer has good head retention that does eventually fade but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: There is a nice spicy scent to the beer, similar to clove and possibly cinnamon.

Taste: The beer has a bit of a Pumpkin Beer flavor with some cinnamon, clove, and possibly a touch of coriander. The beer has a nice sweet cream of wheat flavor. There is a touch of a sour bite at the end of each sip which doesn't quite have a describable flavor, but gives it this tangy finish. The beer has an alcohol flavor that comes out mostly at the end of the beer but it is very noticeable.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth and a bit thick towards the beginning, then it becomes a bit tart and bitter towards the end which cleans up the palate.

Overall: The beer is a real winner. It is definitely tasty and enjoyable. I've had this before and it seems to have gotten a little more spicier and a lot less fruity. The current iteration is still very good but I would caution those who do not enjoy spices. The alcohol presence is also fairly strong so if that isn't your thing then approach with caution. Otherwise, this beer makes it very easy to choose something in a tap lineup or on a grocery store shelf.

Mar 24, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one is as close to an imitation of a Michigan Autumn as it can get. If it ever comes to the mitten I will buy a six pack of this without even hesitating. Aroma is bright with honey. Snappy wheat with great spices on the back end, adding this one to my favorites.

Mar 20, 2019
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MmmmBeeeeeer from New Mexico

2.61/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Tomato and honey doesn’t really work for me. I think if they would’ve stuck to the “blood” they’d have a winner. It does go pretty well with guacamole or tacos which is its saving grace.

Feb 09, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives a hazy amber color with a thick one finger head; good retention and lacing that costs the pint glass

Smell: Tangy wheat with orange peel and clove; a hint of honeyed malt

Taste: Somewhat sweet, up front, with a honey tone; through the middle, the orange peel and clove flavors emerge, cutting right through the sweetness; the finish brings a blend of both the sweet and bitter citrus elements

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one as I don’t normally seek out beers of this style; some interesting elements here

Feb 07, 2019
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buckthehog from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sanguine ale with sugar and spice
This Texas beer is oh so nice
Honey and blood orange flavors abound
One of the first Dallas micros I downed
Not heavy, not light - like spiced citrus ice.

Feb 03, 2019
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Taste4GoodCerveza from Texas

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look here mother fucker, this beer delivers a sweet full body flavor with like citrus notes. If you're looking for a light bodied piss smelling beer, look elsewhere you pussies. This godly beverage will not only put you in a great mood. It'll knock you out, pull you inside out and flip you upside down. At ABV of 7% you get a perfectly balanced beer that does does easily for any of you pinky drink fairies out there. Buy this beer, it'll make you snack your cat or dog and regret it.

Nov 11, 2018
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JLaw55 from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stronger than you would expect, and while you taste the blood orange and honey, it has an almost medicinal coffee syrup flavor going on. Also mouthfeel is edging on the side of syrupy. Keeps this one at a weak 3.5.

Jun 05, 2018
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ordybill from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is oranges and hops. The taste follows the nose.

May 14, 2018
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aggiemedic2007 from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On the initial pour of into a mug, the beer has about a 1.5 finger heard. The head disappears quite quickly. Upon a look through the light, it appears to be very hazy with.

The smell is very bready with and has scents of orange peel and honey.

Upon first taste, on the front it has a very bready taste, almost a taste of biscuit. It also has hints of orange juice and sweetness.

The mouth feel is very sticky, almost a syrupy quality on the tongue on the finish.

Overall, a good tasting beer, but not exceptional.

Mar 19, 2018
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donspublic from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into NB chalice, good 1 finger cream colored head, little retention and lacing. Hazy golden in the glass, lots of sediment. Smells predominantly of orange, clove and nutmeg. Taste is pretty much like the nose, there is some sweet malt in the front with some citrus, the underlying clove and nutmeg are there, just not as predominate on the palate as they are on the nose. Carbonation is good, prickly, but the finish on this leaves some to be desired. I would think a tad more bitterness and a little dryer finish would make this beer more drinkable, at least for me.

Feb 22, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a mix six pack at Super Target in Frisco. This beer poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has honey and blood orange. The taste followed the scent and was easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

Feb 18, 2018
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