Revolver Blood And Honey | Revolver Brewing

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Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Blood And Honey

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Revolver Brewing
Texas, United States

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.

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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 547
Photo of atomicbeer
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft 22 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Amarillo. Hazy gold color with thin head. Wheat malt aroma with some fruity notes. Definitely a wheat beer but a lot of blood orange, that's it. Highly carbonated so it's like a blood orange soda radler. Solid quaff but nothing special.

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Photo of superwho24
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - Cloudy yellow brown
Smell - spices a little fruit
Taste - spices, sweet,
Feel - not bad
Overall - I'm an amateur, but reminds me of seasonal you'd find in the fall.

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Photo of Isaacburnett
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First appearance it looks like a typical pale ale with a thick frothy head when poured in a glass.

Taste wise it's nice and crisp with less ignorant an orange taste compared to the common blue moon with a prevalent honey taste.

It's got a hell of a kick and is definetly a solid beer however, 12$ a six pack is too much for this beer.

If you are or you know someone's that lives pale ale's, this is a must try. Solid 4.5

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color with a thin cream like head. A very simple, medium flavored brew. Floral citrus up front, follow by a sweet malty finish. There's just a hint a warmth to suggest that this is a 7% abv beer. Quite unique and very drinkable.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do not understand the negative reviews on this beer. It does not taste bad at all and it looks and smells great. Tried it on draft at IAH Terminal B. Pours to a permanently lacing head and hazy orange color. Aroma is spicy and citrusy with cinnamon, orange and coriander notes. Flavor is clean, juicy and finishes on the sweet side (maybe that is the rub). The alcohol hides in plain sight. Feels great. A very tasty brew.

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Photo of XDemi1
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried it for the first time today. My job just got it on tap for the first time and after trying it out, I wanted more and more. Definitely will be ordering this beer more often than my usual beer. I love the slightly bitter taste and wheat taste. A little lighter than I am used to, but I enjoyed the lightness it has. Definitely a new fan.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

After all the hype around this beer, I was disappointed. Fairly flavorless, though I felt a little better when I was told it was a wheat and not a blonde. Can barely taste the orange and barely taste the honey. I'll pass on this one next time. (P.S. If you're a beer nerd, try the Ironhead IPA. Uniquely better IMO)

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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 txmilligan
4.85/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I have had a wide variety of beer in my life - not a ton, but enough that I can distinguish quality from competent from trash. Revolver Blood and Honey is one of the FINEST beers I have ever consumed. Quality taste, clean, crisp, just what an ale should be. No bitter or skunky undertones. Fantastic from first sip to last swallow. This is what beer is all about.

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Photo of _drummer_
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 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 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 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 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 BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was actually really surprising. I didn't ecpect to like it, but it was quite enjoyable. Lots of subtle sweetness from the honey and it pairs very well with the style. It didn't blow me away, but I would drink this again for sure.

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Photo of Premo88
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: yellow-orange, maybe 9-12 SRM, solid 1-inch head of white/offwhite foam ... sediment everywhere, beer is otherwise clear but the sediment is the main thing you see; little to no sticking or lacing; color is very nice, gold with just a pinch of red in it

S: grain, sour grain, honey ... lots of sweetness under the grain, orange and sweet grapefruit ... very nice; a little wheat banana, but the honey and citrus overpower it; the grain note sounds boring, but it's giving the nose a nice harmony

T: very sweet, lots of honey and grain like the nose but possibly even more sweet ... the citrus flavor is cool, and it's offering a bit of a twist off the traditional hefeweizen banana (which is in here if only as a minor note); grain background helps tame down the sweet, much like the nose

F: soft but full, very hefeweizenlike ... the beer pushes up a constant skin of foam, which softens the feel in a true Old World style

O: love this brew ... halfway through a six-pack, I'm itching to go get another; one of the best American-made wheat beers I've tried

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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 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 sbethmorgan
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my go to beers here in Dallas.
I am never disappointed.

B&H is very smooth and easy to drink. A very refreshing beer if that's what you're looking for. It's very sweet and a little tangy, but also has a boldness behind it that warms your body with every drink.

One of this area's better beers, in my opinion, and is now showing up in many restaurants and bars all around Dallas/Fort Worth which is great!

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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 puck1225
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty! Unique fruit and cinnamony taste. Odd at first taste but addictive. I will definitely be buying this again. Glad that it is now readily available in my part of Texas!

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Photo of SunglassesJoe
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm a little biased being from Texas but this beer is great.
Really refreshing but not light. When I first got this and the bartender said it was 7% I was shocked because it went down so nice.

Smells great, tastes great. You can taste the sweetness of the honey but it's not overwhelming by any stretch.
Highly recommend this on a hot summer day or any day really.


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Photo of kennybor24
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very frothy murky pour with a big head. Smells great,mouth citrus and spice combined. Tastes like honey wheat with orange and lemon. A very bold version of any summer wheat ale that leaves a clean taste in your mouth. Love this beer!

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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 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%

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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