Blood and Honey
Revolver Brewing

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From:
Revolver Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #32
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,906
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 15.03%
Ratings:
725
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 15, 2022
Added:
Oct 20, 2012
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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Ratings by Mora2000:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mora2000 from Texas

On tap at the Common Table. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of orange citrus notes, as well as some wheat. The flavor is more complex. I get some great wheat and honey notes, as well as some herbs and juicy citrus. As I drink the beer, the herbal notes get stronger and stronger and add more and more to the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

Oct 20, 2012
More User Ratings:
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3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by 1009 from Massachusetts

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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2.09/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
by Caj1 from Texas

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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3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

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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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaBeerNerd from Oklahoma

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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2.64/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by Beerslacker

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by npolachek from New York

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
 
4.59 by Brian_Pelsh from California on Nov 28, 2021
 
3.81 by smithj4 from New York on Nov 26, 2021
 
3.75 by arc3636 from Kansas on Oct 19, 2021
 
5 by Christian0190028 from Texas on Oct 08, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

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
 
4.24 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana on Mar 17, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

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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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Precisiondigital from Maryland

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
 
4.02 by raust from Texas on Dec 27, 2020
 
4.35 by RyanPollie from California on Sep 29, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

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
 
3.39 by gboley from California on Jun 10, 2020
 
3.65 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 21, 2020
 
4.09 by JasonLWest from Georgia on Apr 23, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 10, 2020
 
4 by Marvicsin from California on Mar 13, 2020
 
4 by netshark from Colorado on Mar 07, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

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
 
4.07 by Mortem from Texas on Feb 21, 2020
 
3.98 by bplogarbo from Louisiana on Feb 09, 2020
 
3.91 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Feb 05, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

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
 
3.88 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jan 08, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ASKasten

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
 
3.29 by Try-em-all from Missouri on Dec 15, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jwp777 from Oklahoma

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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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

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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1.78/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75
by Sara24 from Colorado

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
 
3.62 by ChazBoner from Tennessee on Nov 27, 2019
Blood and Honey from Revolver Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 725 ratings