Blood and Honey
Revolver Brewing

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #26
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,643
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 14.91%
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
702
From:
Revolver Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Blood and HoneyBlood and Honey
Notes: Ale brewed with blood orange peels, honey and spices.
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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
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.

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Photo of 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.

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Photo of jwp777
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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
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.

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Photo of Sara24
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.

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Photo of Kevin30462112
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.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
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.

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Photo of CodyBasden
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

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Photo of tzbel013
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!

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Photo of teromous
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.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
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.

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Photo of MmmmBeeeeeer
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.

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Photo of brentk56
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

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Photo of buckthehog
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.

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Photo of Taste4GoodCerveza
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.

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Photo of JLaw55
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.

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Photo of ordybill
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.

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Photo of aggiemedic2007
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.

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Photo of donspublic
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
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.

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Photo of TheCondor
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up in a sports bar in Temple, TX. Can't remember the name of the place, but it was real close to a movie theater and was a lot of fun.

A - Pours a nice hazy, copper color with a thick white head that lasts for days and leaves a bit of lacing.

S - Cloves, oranges, bananas, fruit, a bit of malt, a pretty good nose to it.

T - Closely follows the nose, although better. The wheat and malt make their presence known, as well as the cloves and other fruit flavors. Spicy. Great taste.

M - Finishes clean and smooth, really enjoyed it. This is a good finishing brew

O - This is a great beer, really happy that TX may finally be getting into the beer game in earnest. Shiner Bock is not craft beer. They have a lot of untapped potential down there. It may try to make a run at California/Pacific Coast one day for the #2 spot, but I don't think anyone will upset the Northeast for #1. Condor approved

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

Appearance:
Golden color, hazy with some particles floating. Lots of carbonation. Thick bright-white head.

Aroma:
Bright, citrusy, sweet malts, sherbet.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bright yeast up front, a bit tartness. I could detect some orange peel and honey, it's not overpowering. Sweet pale malts, bready, hint of caramel. Hop bitterness is super low. Finish is very crisp and refreshing. Light-medium body, just a little creamy, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, super drinkable.

Overall:
Very nice American wheat ale.

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Photo of boss1mb
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this was actually a pretty good drink, unique, and of course it's from Hood Co. 1st time and I enjoyed, it's called ale, but it tastes like a very refined beer

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Photo of rw1971
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

who looks at a beer and smells it? It feels wet. I don't get this site. The beer tastes great and got me drunk after just a few. That's what I look for in a beer, I could care less how it feels.

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Photo of dh15grub
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At first sip, this beer surprises you with a subtle blood orange zest. This is followed by a sweet smoothness that evades most beers. As you continue drinking, it becomes more and more delightful that by the time you finish the bottle, it's like saying goodbye to a lifelong friend. This complex and unique beer has become one of my favorites.

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Blood and Honey from Revolver Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 702 ratings