Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Beer Review - Blood and Honey

Revolver Brewing Blood and Honey Wheat Ale - 5.5% ABV

Granbury, Texas.  I can't say that I had a lot of confidence trying a beer from Granbury, Texas.  Small town, Granbury, and not known for having a plethora of cultural activities.  So I imagine that the beer is a typical small town beer... watery, over carbonated and under flavored.  I was wro ...... what was that?  Grant Wood is the brewmaster?  Grant Wood, master brewer from Sam Adams?  You're kidding, right?  Why would he come to Granbury to brew? *insert huge, slow shug here*

The beer pours a cloudy, golden yellow with a small, white head that doesn't persist.  The odor is slightly citrus with a bit of grain.  The first sip is huge orange and a little sweet.  The malted grains and yeast are there, but quite hidden in the background.  Acidic with a some spices .... coriander?  I found that I liked it from the very first sip.  The blood orange zest that they use provides quite an orangey blast.  The local honey from Fall Creek Farms is what provides the sweetness.  Oddly, the more I drank the funkier the taste became.  No, not some much the taste that became funky, but the effects of the acid.  The acids kept building up in the back of my throat until the effect kind of reminded me of the acidic burn you get when you consume massive quantites of beer  and it exits from the same hole you poured it down.  Delicious indeed, but I absolutely could not drink more than one at a sitting.

Revolver Brewing
5600 Matlock Road
Granbury, TX 76049

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