Wild Night Honey Cream Ale - Swamp Head Brewery
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-22-2011 13:31:32 | More by Sammy
3.58/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
07-03-2011 20:54:24 | More by mikesgroove
3.58/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
07-31-2011 17:21:15 | More by kylehay2004
3.64/5 rDev +4%
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.
03-20-2013 21:38:22 | More by chinchill
4.03/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
04-11-2010 18:31:56 | More by cjgator3
2.85/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
08-25-2011 04:45:12 | More by DmanGTR
3.39/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
11-23-2012 18:24:54 | More by BMMillsy
3.65/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
04-19-2010 02:34:28 | More by ktrillionaire
3.38/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
01-02-2011 23:04:48 | More by CampusCrew
3.5/5 rDev 0%
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.
04-10-2011 05:52:25 | More by babaracas
3.13/5 rDev -10.6%
A-very pale light gold, frothy white head
S-smells like honey and grass. not too strong
T-comes in with a fresh grassy taste with just a slight hint at hops. ends with a decent taste of bitter honey. this forms a long lasting after-taste. its fairly simple.
M-medium creamy carbonation with a crisp finish
O-swamp head, i've heard much about them but i'm guessing this isn't their top beer. this is a lawn mower beer, but not a great one. there are no negative tastes but nothing to make it stand out either.
05-11-2011 18:39:00 | More by AdamBear
Wild Night Honey Cream Ale from Swamp Head Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.