High Brass Blonde Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

High Brass Blonde Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

High Brass Blonde Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

High Brass Blonde Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

I’m on the search for some great local beers for the summer.  It’s early may, so we haven’t quite hit the point where the sidewalk will give your bare feet third degree burns.  But we’re close.  That happened to a friend of mine in high school, but that’s a story for another time.

Revolver has three Flagship beers, and High Brass is one of them.  Check out my taste test of Revolver Bock, and stay tuned for a taste test of Blood & Honey.  Those two beers round out the Flagship line at Revolver.

Here is what Revolver Brewing has to say about their Blonde Ale:

“HIGH BRASS
American Blonde Ale – ABV: 6% IBU: 25
A smooth and drinkable blonde ale brewed with the palest pilsner malt and select caramel malts. The flavor is malty without being heavy. The beer is finished with Saphir hops from Germany.”

Here is CraftBeer.com‘s description of what a Blonde Ale should resemble:

“BLONDE ALE
One of the most approachable styles, a golden or blonde ale is an easy-drinking beer that is visually appealing and has no particularly dominating malt or hop characteristics. Rounded and smooth, it is an American classic known for its simplicity. Sometimes referred to as ‘golden ale.’ These beers can have honey, spices and fruit added, and may be fermented with lager or ale yeast.”

High Brass Blonde Ale in Glass

High Brass Blonde Ale in Glass

High Brass pours with a nice head of white foam.  I got a lot of light malts and kind of a bready quality in the smell.  There isn’t a lot in the way of hops in the aroma.

This Blonde Ale smells really crisp and refreshing.

The flavor is really malt driven.  You really get the light Pilsner malts on the first sip.

There is almost a floral type of taste and aftertaste to High Brass.  The flavor is really good.

I got some slight hop bitterness on the second sip that I didn’t originally notice.  That was good to find.

The backbone of this beer is slightly bready and driven by the light malts.  If you haven’t tried a quality blonde ale, picture a much tastier version of a typical American lager.  That’s about the best way that I can put it.

High Brass is definitely a beer for summer and sun and heat.  I think that this would be a good “after you mow the lawn” type of beer.  It would also be a great lake beer.  I want to have this beer on a boat, so … who has a boat?

I was really happy with the two Blonde Ales that I tried last weekend.  Check out my taste test of the Breezy Blonde Ale from 903 Brewers.  I’m typically an IPA guy, but these Blonde Ales are made for the summer.  They were both at least 6% ABV, so that’s a nice bonus.

I have a trip to Granbury on my to do list.  They have Revolver Brewing and Lake Granbury, and what else do you want really?

Thanks for the read.

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