Blood and Honey
Revolver Brewing

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From:
Revolver Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #30
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,347
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 15.28%
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
626
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 02:47 AM
Added:
Oct 20, 2012
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  353
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Ale brewed with blood orange peels, honey and spices.
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Rated: 3.84 by rexdeopp from Texas

Tuesday at 02:47 AM
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Reviewed by dream from Nevada

3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This beer has changed dramatically since 2019. Something changed around 2020/2021 around when the label went from black to white. That is time when Revolver ruined this beer. It used to be a genuine honey and spice bomb with shades of orange. Now it's the opposite; Overpowered bitter orange with very very little noticeable honey or spice. This results in the formally wonderful smell profile turning into something less desirable. The 2019 version I would have given a 4.5. Whatever Revolver did to cut corners on costs has made me retire this beer from my go-to list permanently. I thought maybe it was a couple of bad batches but it wasn't, they changed it for good.
Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by Gpdaileda from Texas

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by Walnut from Missouri

Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.68 by bw2000 from Texas

Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
While visiting Dallas, happened upon a Happy hour and cracked one of these. Super refreshing wheat beer that was flavored with some citrus tangy notes complimented by some sweet honey notes. A super light bodied beer and drinkable beer with a sneaky 7% abv. A great hot day option when in Texas and don’t want Shiner Bock.
Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Caj1 from Texas

2.09/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Pours a yellow-orange with about a finger of fizzy head that dissipates fast. Minimal lacing. Average carbonation.

Smells of spice. Allspice, clove, probably some other stuff going on in there. Can't really smell the beer because of all the spice. What beer hints I do get are just sweet bready malt. Maybe a touch of citrusy hops, but that might also be the orange peel.

Tastes cloyingly sweet and overspiced. I guess it's the honey that's doing it, but this beer is almost unpalatably sweet. What beer character there is seems to be overpowered by the spice and sweetness. No hops to speak of.

Body is decent, but leaves a very sticky film in the mouth after swallowing.

I really don't like this beer. I've had other Revolver stuff over the years and it's always been pretty mediocre. My opinion is that they throw all the spice and honey in here to mask an inferior brew, but people seem to drink it up since it's a staple on the shelves anywhere I go. I recommend you skip this unless you just really love cloves and sugar.

To good health and good beer.
Mar 14, 2022
 
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle, poured into a teku at ~40 degrees F.

L: Pours an almost coppery pale straw-orange, and forms minimal head which vanishes swiftly.

S: There's definitely orange in the aroma, atop a loaf of bread sprinkled with flower petals.

T: The honey is quite prominent - front, center, and both sides. Beneath it comes some hints of orange citrus, and a faint spiciness. There's not much else going on - those notes roll through to the finish, and linger after,

F: To the lighter side of medium, and almost sticky.

O: Ordinarily, I'm not a fan of pale wheats, but the honey in this more than masks any of the hop presence that would otherwise be implied by "American pale". Not a favorite for me, but not bad.
Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by DaBeerNerd from Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got on tap at a local bar. Poured a golden yellow with about an inch worth of head that dissipated quickly. Great mouth feel, taste is reminiscent of how sweaty socks smell, and spiced orange peel but it works well somehow. Overall, I drink it regularly.
Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Beerslacker

2.64/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
7% ABC...really ?...don't feel or taste like it...this is a kind of novelty brew...ok but not my style or taste...did not get the honey vibe at all...and the cool and humorous names of beers does not impress me either... and this is one of them...I don't smell beer before I drink it and don't buy into the type of mug or glass being used affecting a beer rating...reviewers smelling chemicals and other weird observances is a bit over the top...
Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Yelllow pour with a head that starts about 1 inch and the disappears. Clean beer with a good aftertaste to it. Yellow in color with some orange as well as graininess.
Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by Brian_Pelsh from California

Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by arc3636 from Kansas

Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Christian0190028 from Texas

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
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
 
Rated: 3.25 by poopyshoes

Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

Mar 17, 2021
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Reviewed by Precisiondigital from Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.02 by raust from Texas

Dec 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by RyanPollie from California

Sep 29, 2020
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -1%
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
 
Rated: 3.39 by gboley from California

Jun 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by JasonLWest from Georgia

Apr 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
 
 
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Mar 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by netshark from Colorado

Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.07 by Mortem from Texas

Feb 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by bplogarbo from Louisiana

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Feb 05, 2020
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.82/5  rDev -1%
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
 
Rated: 3.88 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jan 08, 2020
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Reviewed by ASKasten

4.17/5  rDev +8%
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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