This week I taste and review Backyard Bee from Revelor Brewing Company.  This is a Kolsch style beer.  

The Pour

Poured into a pint glass from a 12-ounce can.  Backyard Bee Pours mostly clear gold with a decent white head almost two fingers thick. . The aroma of malts, grains, and fruit hit the nose first. A can of Backyard Bee, from Revolver Brewing, is next to a pint glass filled with a clear golden beer with a thick head floating on top.  These are followed up by the sweet smell of honey.

The Taste of Backyard Bee

Backyard bee is sweet, but not overpoweringly so.  Upfront the taste of malts, grains, yeast, and citrus dominate the pallet. Through the middle and finish the taste of honey really comes through.  The mouthfeel of Backyard Bee is on the thinner side. This mouthfeel fits the style that makes this a great beer for summer

Brewers Description of Backyard Bee

“An extremely pale ale with a clean, crisp finish. An addition of honey to the boil gives complexity to the beer’s subtle fruit character without adding sweetness.”

The Brewery

Founded by the father and son team Ron and Rhett Keisler, Revolver Brewing began in 2012 in Granbury, Texas. Master brewer Grant Wood, produced beers that made Revolver Brewing into one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in Texas. In 2016, MillerCoors purchased Revolver Brewing.  Revolver now operates under the Tenth and Blake Beer Company division of that company.

Opinion 

I wish I had tried this beer back in the Spring.  It is light and would drink easily on a hot summer day.  The IBU of 18 really gives a good indication of the sweetness of this beer. I recommend parring this with the lighter foods of summer.  This would be a perfect pairing with warm water seafood like Mahi or Snapper.

By the Numbers

ABV  4.5%

IBU  18

SRM  4

OG   12.3

SG      1.01299

 

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A Pinterest Pin of a can of Backyard Bee, from Revolver Brewing, is next to a pint glass filled with a clear golden beer with a thick head floating on top.

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