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Revolver Blood And Honey | Revolver Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolver Brewing
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with blood orange peels, honey and spices.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-20-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
506
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
51.47%
 
 
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 506
Photo of Alexrdvz
1.28/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Tastes like read meat simmering in honey.... The blood part of the name does not come from the blood orange peel.... To me it comes from meat blood....
One of the worst beers I have had in my life. I would take a PBR any time over this beer.

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Photo of HardTarget
1.99/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Floaty chunky bits in my beer! Some of it doesn't really look like protein coagulation, more like bits of herb maybe? Dark bits floating in the hazy yellow glass with heavy carbonation streams feeding a half finger white head.

Smell: Pumpkin pie spices overwhelm any other notes.

Taste: Pumpkin pie, clove spices are firm and again, mask every other flavor. A bit of an orange juice bitterness. A bit of wet grain grit.

Feel: Prickly carbonation, clean finish, a bit of alcoholic burn.

Overall: I don't like solid bits in my beer, I'm going to pour this out. The flavor isn't too bad, and I really like the concept, but there's not enough here to make me want to drink this. I really hope I just got a bad bottle.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
2.08/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Basically okay in a nutshell. This is subjective, of course. This was a fairly plain and slightly over-bitter beer. The first sip had a bite and the aftertaste was a little sour. The beer was lighter than I enjoy, but not altogether bad. I probably wouldn't oppose this if a friend got a six-pack, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it. Being a subjective review, I admit that several of my friends like this one, so I seem to be in the minority among friends. It's just not my personal favorite.

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Photo of wejohnsn
2.32/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I am a little disappointed. I expected more. still better than Bud but at this price point and ingredients i expected more flavor, more punch more period

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Photo of Realbeerguy
2.43/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Sampled at GABF 2015

Really disappointed in this brew. Slight honey smell, faint honey richness on a sip that lingers for a bit. Sweetness immediately present on first sip. Mouthfeel comparable to an adjunct lager but with honey, and with less carbonation.

Overall, a sad offering from Revolver. Travesty even calling itself a wheat beer, as it demonstrates almost no wheat beer attributes. Only positive thing I can say about it is that its sweetness makes it approachable to non craft beer drinkers.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale yellow color with a one finger head that recedes without leaving lacing. Aroma of citrus and honey, with honey being the dominant aspect of the smell. Taste is citrus and wheat with a sweet, honey dominated finish. The spices never came through. Medium body and medium carbonation with no aftertaste.
The honey kinda took over and minimized the blood orange and spices. It was smooth and easy to drink, but the orange might've opened up the beer some. Good effort by Revolver.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color with a good amount of carbonation. Aroma is cloves and honey with notes of citrus peel. Flavor is biter sweet. You get the honey and the city's peel with a spicy clove like taste. The biggest issue I have is that you get these flavors but no flavor of the base beer. Overall this is a one and done for me.

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Photo of ranger7
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a pick 6 from Central Market.
Poured from the bottle into a stange.
(Review from notes)

A - Cloudy pale orange. Unfiltered. Small head of foam.

S - Smells good; sweet and citrus notes. Smells like a Witbier.

T - Orange twang and honey.

M - Medium body, bubbly and nice. Smooths with time. Better to drink it early.

Summary - Good brew, pretty unique. Maybe a little heavy on the OJ, but still tasty. Would drink it again.

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Photo of NoZeFace
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice little turn from Revolver. Nice hazy golden color. Plenty of bubbles at the start. Nice mix of orange and honey, bit of clove in the taste. Thankfully not as cloying as other honey beers. Nice little beer.

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Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice bright golden yellow with a big white head. Lot's of dark bits and pieces. Smells terrific! Smells very sweet, fresh and citrusy. However, there's no sweetness in the taste. A very lively clean and refreshing beer. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

A most original and complex unfiltered beer brewed with blood orange zest, local honey and spices. The zest is bold and bright, and provides an interesting balance for the residual honey and malty notes. Perhaps a bit too spiced for us, as we would have loved to see those oranges and honey play a bit more, but regardless, a solid and creative brew.

STYLE: American Wheat Ale
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazy, pale yellow, thin white lacing

SMELL: Gummy, spice, honey, orange zest

TASTE: Medium bodied, slight chewiness, toasty, yeasty, honey, tangy, oranges, allspice, bready, dry; honey and spice linger

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Photo of msromberg
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Normally I do not like fruit in my beer, but this one is surprisingly good and refreshing. Nice balance between the sweet and citrus. Very good on tap, but also nice in the bottle. An interesting local beer to serve to out of town friends.

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Photo of Phelps
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revolver Brewing is located in Granbury, a six-square-mile town located about half an hour south of Dallas. Out of the population of 8,000, just three make up the team behind Revolver: father and son Ron and Rhett Keisler, and Grant Wood. But there's a wealth of experience in these small numbers -- Wood brewed for Texas breweries Pearl and Lone Star before landing a position as a head brewer for the Boston Beer Company, makers of Sam Adams. Ever tried Sam Adams Black Lager? His recipe. Wood also helped design Utopias when he was at the brewery from 2000-2004.

Wood and the Keislers launched Revolver in August, and their biggest hit so far has been Blood and Honey, an unfiltered American wheat finished with blood orange zest and honey from a local farm.

In a glass, Blood and Honey looks more like the latter -- lemon-pulp gold, and fogged over with unfiltered wheat. A finger of thin white film caps the hazy liquid.

The rest is a showcase in how an experienced hand crafts a beer -- subtle flavor additions; well-balanced and well-blended flavors. In the nose, touches of citrus peel blend with honey to give the brew a smooth, creamsicly aroma. The flavor has the same aspect, though more pronounced wheat here adds notes of banana and apple before a lingering finish of earthy honey. This, along with a pillowy medium body and mild carbonation, make Blood and Honey eminently drinkable.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy and pulpy, pineapple colored body as poured into my pint glass. Nice finger of foamy white head.
Smells surprisingly mellow of spices, banana, orange, wheat and slight vanilla, and even slighter honey.
This tastes like a sweet and wheaty type of saison due to the spices, and then quickly I get the impression this blend belongs more so in a holiday edition. I think it's initially tasty and comes off well-balanced, however I was not expecting the spices to carry-over into the aftertaste as they do. A bit too much of those, and at times metallic, although the overall sweetness of the honey-like malt backs it up so it remains drinkable.
Feels fairly thick and smooth mouthfeel.
It's something to try. I'm not sure if I'd seek it again, but yes I'd take it cold if offered.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy yellow, thin white head, some lacing
S bubblegum and honey
T lots of bubblegum, honey, citrus (I imagine from the blood oranges I understand they brewed this with) also some mild hops on tail end
M velvety, well carbonated, yummy citrus grapefruit bubblegummy aftertaste
O greatly enjoyed, always dig bubblegummy beer, enjoyed on tap at OSDH in Denton

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a very fizzy head. The smell was wonderful with a lot of spicy and zesty flavors coming through. Lemon peel and pepper seemed to come through heavy. The palate was nice with a bite from the hops being softened by the blood orange. refreshing and really nice for summertime.

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Photo of russpowell
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent straw color with 3 fingers of pearl white head. Slight haze, nice head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, pears, grassynesss

T: Pears, honey crisp apples, & light breadyness, white grapes as well up front. Dryness, pears, faint lemon hoppyness as this warms. Finishes fruity, a little dry with some lemon

MF: Medium body with firm carbonation

Drinks easy for the ABV, did like this more on draft, but this well worth a try

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Photo of ElJacobian
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells like a fireball shot. Kind of a shallow taste overall. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Light hazy golden color, finger white head fades slowly, coating lace. Wheat bread aroma with some blood orange citrus notes. Light bodied wheat ale, blood orange citrusy bitterness is there with a little honey sweetness, just as advertised. Thin semi slick feel. Ok brew.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I didn't review this when I rated it. I liked it initially--had it on tap at the Dig Pub in Cedar Park. It was a fresh and a refreshing warm weather wheat beer with a prominent citrus aroma and flavor from the blood orange peels that were incorporated into the brewing process. I have bought a few six-packs of the bottled version since.

A few bottles have remained on my shelf for a couple of months and I am currently having one that was bottled on 9/8/15. Surprisingly, it has aged nicely with the flavor souring into an essentially farmhouse style. A significant pile of sediment has accumulated at the bottom that I don't remember being there previously. I don't know if this was intentional, but the character certainly is evolving with age.

Pretty impressed with Revolver thus far, with the other standout being Sidewinder.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with hint of orange, nice white head and decent lacing

S-wheat, honey, hint of orange, spices

T-wheat, toasted malt, honey, light orange, hint of cinnamon, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-nice blend of flavors, enjoyable drinking

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from IGer thereal_adam, who I'm pretty sure is also on Beer Advocate somewhere.

The beer has a great appearance, golden, straw-colored liquid, cloudy and unfiltered like a hefeweizen. The pour produced a two-and-a-half finger thick head that is creamy, frothy and abundant in sticky lace that pegs to the sides of the glass.

I have to work a little bit to ge some aroma off the nose, but I do get sweetness, wheat, citrus, and honey. It's pretty mellow but it's there.

Wow! This beer is really light and refreshing to drink, yet there's a lot on the flavor profile. In many ways, it reminds me of Marble's Wildflower Wheat, but with a few other flavor notes. I get sweet pale malts, honey, a slight citrus aftertaste and some grassiness and wheatiness. Bread lingers on my tongue after each sip.

It's a sweeter beer, but by no means a soda. Very well-balanced, thick and creamy on the mouth, yet still refreshing enough for trips to the park or barbecues.

I'm a fan and I bet at any barbecue this would be a huge hit.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

August 26, 2015

12 oz bottle, pint glass

A – Deep golden and moderately hazy, maybe a touch of sediment floating in there. Pours medium-bodied. A limited white foam stand dissipates quickly, but the beer continues to effervesce.

S – Sweet, malty-grainy cracker aroma, definitely some honey or additional sugar in there. A caramel component is in the mix. A deep (blood?) orange aroma is prominent.

T – Orange and orange peel, like Curacao liqueur, with a touch of lime. Sweet malt flavor. If there’s a hop component, I can’t find it. The ingredients in play are very well-used.

M – Sweet, but dry enough to seem well-balanced. Moderate carbonation with a medium, slightly medium-full body. No bitterness.

O – My second time trying this, and much better this go-around. The namesake ingredients are used well. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of obrike
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting beer here.

Drank a single left at my place after a party.

The taste actually reminds me a little bit of Pumpkinator for some reason....perhaps the cinnamon? An intriguing take of a wheat ale for sure. Tasty and refreshing.

I will buy it yes I will.

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Photo of bmwats
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Hazy, bright, golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving plenty of dry, sticky residue behind as it does. Never fully settles. Plenty of thick, beer ring lacing.

S: Sourdough, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A little orange citrus.

T: Wheaty, with some citrus rind, and a light hint of cinnamon.

M: Syrupy and thick body. Kind of bitter, yeasty finish. A little steely in the end.

D: Sip and enjoy... it's worth it.

Atmosphere is really good. Opaque golden hue, thick persistent frothy head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is bready with fall spice and some citrus. Thick and syrupy wheat, accentuated with citrus rind, and cinnamon spice. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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