Wild Night Honey Cream Ale - Swamp Head Brewery
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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
2.78/5 rDev -20.6%
I love to support local breweries. I have sampled other varities offered by Swamp Head and has been very satisfied. Got this one during happy hour at Cody's Steakhouse in Gainesville. I was served in a the typical pint glass.
Appearance - very thin with a hint of pale yellow and a watered down look at the top. Almost lighter than a Corona.
Smell - a very timid nose with some honey and orange blossom notes.
Taste - Again, thin, mild honey sweetness and minimal hopping. Very one dimensional.
Mouthfeel - smooth because of the taste but the dull sweetness gets to you after a while.
I would say this is a good session beer but I don't even think it falls in those parameters. I would just stick to their Big Nose IPA, and Midnight Oil Stout. That is where the flavor is.
08-10-2011 02:22:24 | More by Portertime
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
3.58/5 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
3.5/5 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
3.13/5 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
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
2.58/5 rDev -26.3%
notes from phone
on tap at Gator's Dockside 1-3-11
A- Straw yellow, very small, film-like head
S- Very much pilsner-like, maybe a little bit of sweetness but that could just be a little hope from the name
T- Crisp clean sweet malts carry through entire beer, not a whole lot of action going on here. Not like there's some subtle flavors playing around, just not a whole lot going on...
M- Light and watery. Some bite from the carbonation but it's not the worst mouthfeel I've every experienced
D- Dumbed down version of the style... I'd try any other swamphead before this one as I do tend to enjoy their brews
02-19-2011 00:48:54 | More by aepb1
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
4.18/5 rDev +19.4%
Served on tap @ Kickbacks
Appearance is impressively clear golden straw in color. One of the most clear Ales I have seen to date.
Mild aromas if any, pale malts?
Tastes of pale malt subtle sweetness with a hint dry tupelo finish. Maybe a subtle dash of butterscotch sweetness. Very clean flavor profile, all very subtley balanced flavors.
Mouthfeel is very light bodied and crisp carbonation.
Drinkability is solid offering for a light bodied ale and/or lager alternative. Refreshing and an impressive rep of the style.
I attended a Swamphead Beer dinner at Kickbacks here in Jacksonville Florida 12/13/2010. The lineup overall impressed me, brews were appropriatte to style and well done across the board. I most notably enjoyed the Hoe Hoe Hoe Wit, Tupelo Cream Ale, Stumpknocker APA, and 10-10-10 Whiskey Barrel Aged as standouts for the evening. Overall a very talented brewery across the entire lineup. I had chance to meet Luke the owner who was a great guy, and Craig the brewer who was passionate and open to share his processes. Both were knowlegdable and I am very excited about this new Florida Brewery.
Here is are most of the Swamphead brews that were offered at the dinner;
Hoe Hoe Hoe Winter Seasonal - a Belgian style specialty ale with cranberries, ginger and orange blossom honey
Wild Night Tupelo Honey Cream Ale
Cottonmouth Belgian Style Wheatbier
Stumpknocker American Pale Ale
Big Nose IPA
Saison du Swamp - Florida Style Saison with rye
10-10-10 Imperial IPA
10-10-10 Imperial IPA aged in Palm Ridge Whiskey barrels
Midnight Oil Oatmeal Stout with locally roasted organic fair trade coffee
Alderwood Smoked Porter
Chipotle Smoked Porter
Stumpknocker infused with Chipotle peppers
Catherine's Inspiration - Russian Imperial Stout
Catherine's Passion - Russian Imperial Stout infused with organic cocoa nibs and Midnight Oil coffee
12-17-2010 16:26:21 | More by unclejimbay
3.83/5 rDev +9.4%
Reviewed from notes.
A-Pours ultra light gold with ultra white head.Minimal bubbles. Short head and minimal lace.
S-Smells mildly hoppy with sweetness and some citrus.
T-Mild amount of bitterness very clean. Simple yet refined. Sweet honey flavor shows up most strong on the finish. Hints of butterscotch in there as well.
M-smooth and creamy with some fizzy carbonation that is a bit high but helps to liven up the beer.
D-A light easy drinking quality brew. All of the Swamphead beers I feel fit in to this catagory accept the 10-10-10 that guys more of a world beater. But Wild Night keeps its place as a great middle of the road drinking option.
12-02-2010 22:40:41 | More by Fieldzy27
Wild Night Honey Cream Ale from Swamp Head Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.