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Wild Night Honey Cream Ale - Swamp Head Brewery

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Wild Night Honey Cream Ale
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 04-11-2010)
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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing too special, guest tap.
On tap at Cigar City. A little floral honey. Rather plain cream ale, a little Hallertau hops flavour, a bit of honey.Golden colour, a little white head.A tad meady and drinkable on a hot day, like a light mead. I would rather put some New Zealand honey in hot water and skip the carbonation part.

Sammy, May 22, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Texasfan549, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

kjkinsey, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, straw with a touch of gold. Rapidly dissipating head.

S: malty, semi sweet

T: touch of bitterness. Malty and cream and honey notes.

M: Moderate carbonation, and light bodied. Very smooth.

Overall: These cream ales always taste more lager-like to me. I really have to focus to get the cream part but for what it is, it is done well.

kylehay2004, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to frank for sending me up the barrage of ccb growlers, loving to get to try these. poured into a pint glass.

the pour was much the same as the chocolate version but with a little less head retention and a bit more of a hazed appearence. Very light aroma, nearly non existent at times with light hints of hops, light honey sweetness and a herbal note but it was all under an umbrella of grain and light grassy notes. clean and smooth again with the flavor with little in the way of aftertaste and light dryness in the finish.

overall a nice and solid beer, nothing out of the norm though.

mikesgroove, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +14.9%

nickfl, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

oline73, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -42.5%

beernads, May 17, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.
The pour was very light yellow-gold, crystal clear with a small but durable white head. Scant lacing.

A pleasant light malt aroma with a nice honey overtone.
Body is light, as expected, with near perfect carbonation. Refreshing, as is the light, honey/malt flavor.

O: best cream ale I've ever had.

chinchill, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden yellow color with a large frothy white head with great retention and lacing all around the glass. The aroma is malt, citrus, honey and a touch of hops. The taste is malt with a faint honey-like sweetness, citrus and a nice touch of hops in the finish balancing out the sweetness very nicely. Glad I finally got to try a beer from this brewery, looking forward to trying more of their lineup.

cjgator3, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of DmanGTR
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured light yellow, probably straw colored. White, scanty head that didn't last too long. A touch of corn and light grains with a hint of metallicness, pears, and grass, but all of this is extremely light. Flavor is very hard to distinguish. Rather bland and not much to the beer. Not offensive, but nothing really standing out either.

DmanGTR, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of Holland
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Holland, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Gatordaddy, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -21%

crobinso, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Vello's. Pours yellow with creamy heqd, very light colored on both counts. Sweet honey citrus smell. Flavor is sweet but light malts with a rather dirty, lingering dusty finish. Light body and refreshing as a whole but the finish takes away from it.

BMMillsy, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Stinger80OH, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me preface this by saying that significant appreciation of the style known as 'Cream Ale' has thus far eluded me.

This beer is pretty good, despite the unfortunate double misnomer; Wild Night Cream Ale is neither wild, nor particularly creamy.

A - Exceptionally pale and translucent, with a small white head, and itching for a comparison to either Sprite or macro lager.

S - Not much to it, pretty clean and light, with a small alcohol tinge and a continental-Pilsener-Bohemian quality.

T - Just like the nose, everything here is pretty subdued. And again, there is much akin to a lager-style. The pale malt is lightly sweet and slightly astringent and the hop presence is bittering and balancing more than a specific flavoring element. Quite crisp and refreshing, but no great gustatory gravitas.

M - Lighter-bodied and refreshing with a dry finish.

D - A good beach beer, perhaps.

ktrillionaire, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: golden with a solid head retention

smell: Mild aromas if any, pale malts

taste: Tastes of pale malt subtle sweetness with a hint dry tupelo finish.Very clean flavor profile, all very subtley balanced flavors.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: I tried this at the kickbacks Swamphead dinner among many others. This brewery in new and going in the right direction. Solid beer from a solid brewery. I would love to have this again.

CampusCrew, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of dwagner003
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

dwagner003, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +14.9%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jrohrbacher, May 12, 2012
Photo of babaracas
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the tasting room. Amber with a finger of white foam. Smell is pale malt, cereal grains, fairly neutral. Taste is grainy, mild hopping, finishing with a sugary honey sweetness. Very slight rindy hopping. It does a pretty good job of featuring the honey, but unfortunately is otherwise boring. Inoffensive and probably useful as a gateway beer; wouldn't expect a cream ale to be particularly exciting anyway.

babaracas, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of Arsenal0328
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
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Wild Night Honey Cream Ale from Swamp Head Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.