Full Review

Revolver Brewing

Revolver Brewing
"Sangre y Miel"

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.75%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Revolver Brewing
"Sangre y Miel"

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.75%
Minutely hazy gold color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of orange spice cake, exotic tropical fruits, asian herbs and spices, and vanilla toffee with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, sourish medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long finish displaying nuances of citrus peels, coriander and peppercorns, lemongrass and mint, and spiced nuts finish. A bold and complex fruit and spice lambic-style beer with subtle, creamy oak notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, rich & heavy, sour & tart & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: orange spice cake, exotic tropical fruits, Asian herbs and spices, and vanilla toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of citrus peels, coriander and peppercorns, lemongrass and mint, and spiced nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Butter Chicken, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and complex fruit and spice lambic-style beer with subtle, creamy oak notes.

The Producer

Revolver Brewing

The Producer
5650 Matlock Road
Granbury, TX 76049
USA
1 817-736-8034

Lambic Fruit

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Serve in a Stange
Fruit lambic may vary greatly in color from pale golden to deep ruby red and range from 4-7% in alcohol. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels. In addition, the overall flavor profile of these beers is heavily influenced by a wide variety of whole fruit added during fermentation. These fruits are consumed in their entirety during the fermentation process and lend both supplemental flavor and color to the final beer. Similar to gueuze, fruit lambic is a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry) are the more popular and traditional fruits employed. Other exotic fruits are widely used in juice form in more commercial examples of this style. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Kriek, Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Hanssens Oude Kriek and Upland Raspberry Lambic.