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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%


Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002)
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the "well-chilled" nitro can. L3118-00:49. Sampled on March 22, 2014.

It pours a foamy "nitro-can" influenced caramel amber with a big head that slowly settles back while the carbonation bottles cling to the glass.

The aroma is caramel and toffee malts all the way with a definite sugar sweetness eking its way into the picture. Hops are near non existent.

The body is creamy and smooth but much of that ahs to be due to the nitro can.

The taste is also very sweet and caramel in nature with a fairly clean but mildly bitter hop finish. It is very English. Very pub quaffable.

I used to drink this one a lot but it does not appeal to me as much as it did 10 years ago. Changing palate I presume.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-22-2014 21:11:07 | More by puboflyons
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FLima

Brazil

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great looks. Starts with a beige creamy appearance that turns into a copper color. Thick and creamy head with good retention and painting a wall of laces.
Aroma similar to a creamy English Bitter with earthy hops and a mild tangy citrusy.
Flavor follows nose, notes of English earthy hops, lightly tangy grapefruit, caramels, a bit of toasted malts, yeast and finishing herbal. Dry aftertaste with an elegant bitterness.
Medium body with low carbonation. Creamy sensation.
It tastes nice but it is a bit too bland and sweet, but not necessarily with a big drinkability. Anyway worth trying.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 01:26:15 | More by FLima
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scratch69

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured a nitro-can into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear amber color with a fingers worth of white head. Great retention with a lot of foamy lacing.

Smell- Light aroma of toffee and old wood.

Taste- Light caramel malt flavor with some grassy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and creamy with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Easy to drink but a little bland. Great appearance and feel but the flavor needs a little tweaking.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-01-2014 22:15:18 | More by scratch69
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Love how this nitrogen pour beer goes from cloudy white to a golem colored beer. You can see this unpasteurized beer with good carbonation. A good half inch thick head of foam with small,tightly packed carbonation bubbles. Light cereal grain aroma. Mouthfeel is somewhat chalky and there's a sweetness that seems out of place in the beer. There's a faint cereal grain flavor that diminishes rapidly. The memory of this beer is better than this.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-20-2013 23:00:09 | More by Franziskaner
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HomrQT

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer and it's one of the ones I keep constantly stocked at the house! Served in a can that kept the beer very well, let's out a satisfying froth and hiss when opening. Amber in color. A very smooth beer, sweet, earthy flavors with a very very light bite at the very end when swallowing. Keeps a very strong, frothy head for a long time during drinking. The exact opposite of a bitter IPA.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-11-2013 19:50:56 | More by HomrQT
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: white film of a head that lasts for a good minute and through several sips, somewhat thick foamy lacing clings to the sides of the glass

S: creamy sort of toffee; lightly fruity, somewhat buttery

T: sweet creamy kind of English malty butteriness, burnt toffee aftertaste with a dry finish

M: light to medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation is very smooth and seems to be smoothest I've ever had for this style, pretty good to me

O: this is quite an easy drinking English, but for me would I have this again, probably not

Serving type: nitro-can

10-28-2013 17:39:16 | More by BeerKangaroo
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metter98

New York

3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense and creamy off white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of toffee.
T: The taste has flavors of buttery malts along with notes of fruity yeast and hints of toffee. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and is very smooth and creamy with a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: The nitro-can turns an ordinary English ale into an interesting beer—one that has a particularly pleasing mouthfeel and is very easy to drink.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-17-2013 01:48:54 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation (after the cascading head from the nitrogen widget) and some faint amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy beige head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts, honey, and light amounts of light fruits (apple and pear).

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of toasted and biscuit malts with some light amounts of honey/butterscotch and light fruit (apple) sweetness. There is a slight presence of grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness in the finish which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: I found this one to be real easy to drink and enjoyable though this is a style I likely enjoy more than a lot of other folks using this site. I like the bitterness towards the finish that lingers. Pairs well with snack foods while watching football this Sunday afternoon.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-13-2013 17:56:34 | More by dbrauneis
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Libationguy

Nevada

2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear medium amber with reddish-copper hues. Cream colored thin head after the nitrogen settled out.

Pretty muted on the nose: vanilla, light mustiness, light stale malt.

The palate shows a light malt note, creamsicle and a mild bitterness. Short finish.

Medium bodied with a creamy, slick mouthfeel. Insipid bitterness on the finish.

Just not much here to talk about. Pretty bland.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-21-2013 17:23:58 | More by Libationguy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Wexford Irish Crème Ale is decent. It is a nice change of pace from U.S. based beers. The beer pours a clear amber with finger thick foamy head which is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is dull with English noble hops being present. The taste is a smooth creamy flare with not a lot going on. Definite malt presents with some hops for balance. The mouthfeel is medium in body and flat. Overall it is ok.

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 00:18:35 | More by WoodBrew
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bmwats

Louisiana

2.89/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 44 cl can into a becker.

A: Amber hue. Giant, cascading head. Eventually forms into a 2 finger, foamy, white head which continually settles slowly. Thick foamy lacing.

S: Soapy malt, Fermented, rancid wood.

T: Lightly sweet, lightly hoppy. Sourdough bread, dish soap, and other unpleasantries.

M: Light body. Synthetic finish.

D: Uhm... it's tough.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Huge head, and plenty of thick lacing. Nose is an unpleasant combination of dish soap and sour wood. Flavor is bready with a slight hop and slight hint of indistinct sweetness. Rubberlike bittersweet finish. Overall, this is not a great quaff.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-27-2013 06:11:03 | More by bmwats
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.89/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

440ml can purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA. I'm a sucker for a nitrogenated can, I know it. This one opens with the best of them, a huge sucking intake of noisy expansion, promising creamy glory below.

Looks the business. Smooth, creamy pour starts the beer of a sandy yellow hue, settling out to a rich copper with a very fine, creamy whipped meringue consistency head. Lacing is pointy and fine, sticking around for a long time. Body is light, and the bubbling is fine when tilted. Yeah, I love the look of this kind of beer, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Nose is mild and relatively smooth, with a light but pleasant creamy malt character backed up by a faint suggestion of earthy English hops. It's all very mild, but in a way that suggests intention and purpose. It's quite pleasant.

Taste is similarly mild, but again well-balanced and well thought out. Smoothness runs through the centre and the front of the palate, not so much giving much in the way of flavour, but laying down a weak malt basis. This is follows and punctuated by a dusky but clear hop character which provides a single counterpoint above and towards the back of the palate. Feel is smooth but light, and far from bloating.

This is a mild beer, but it's a pleasant one, with structure and with interest. It's also extremely accessible and very pleasant to drink. Yes, it's not going to wow you with flavour, but for what is presumably a pretty mass-produced English ale, there's a lot to like.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-09-2013 23:51:09 | More by lacqueredmouse
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SLeffler27

New York

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear bright copper (SRM 15) after the cascading head settles to one inch creamy beige. Fine carbonation and lace coat the Harp nonic glass while the head maintains itself throughout the session.

Sweet malt with honeydew melon and fresh, crisp, light floral notes. Some honey and toffee may be detected with warmth.

Sweet on entry with astringent bitterness in the middle, lingering well into a long finish. Toasted malt adds to the clearly grain-centric flavors while fruitiness and bready flavors may also be detected.

Silky smooth, perhaps even slick, with a creamy head and fine carbonation. A medium body with some astringency while the alcohol is barely noticeable.

This is a decent gateway beer and, in my opinion, better than the typical mass-produced offerings. It has enough character to be interesting, yet is reserved enough to be enjoyed after a frustrating day of work.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-21-2013 21:20:52 | More by SLeffler27
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Murrhey

Montana

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont.

A- Two-finger white creamy head with long retention. Amber colored body with fairly high clarity.

S- Grassy and medium character malts.

T- Caramel malts, bitter. Not much more to say about it other than it is creamy.

M- Creamy and smooth.

O- Not a good beer. I'm not a fan of it. But then again, it might be nice as a cold pint at a pub.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-06-2013 01:19:17 | More by Murrhey
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a nitro-can into a shaker pint, the beer is a rich, crystal clear, caramel coloring with a great cascade on the pour and a dense, creamy, off-white head of about a half an inch that doesn't budge. Aromas of buttercream sweetness and roast, very rich. Flavors are light and roasty, on a thin, smooth body. Toasted grain and subtle, creamy sweet blend together well, with a slight bitterness at the very end to clean everything up. Flavors end up a bit on the light side, but very drinkable. Tangy sweet aftertase, with a slightly cloying, dry finish.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-17-2013 15:49:33 | More by GarthDanielson
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

Appearance: Clear caramel hue with a smooth off-white nitro-induced head.

Aroma: A bit of malt sweetness. Really not much there.

Taste: The only taste is caramel malt. No hops. Decently clean but a little unbalanced and cloying in the sweetness of the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Over medium in body which is a tad heavy for what I'd call more of a session ale. Very smooth and creamy courtesy of the nitrogen widget.

Final Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of Boddington's Pub Ale but for some reason Wexford's nitro-can Irish Cream Ale doesn't do the trick for me. It's just a little to heavy in body and too sweet. Would I drink it again? Eh, nope.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-07-2013 00:17:00 | More by JamesMN
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice finger of tight foamy head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a rich malty smell.
The taste is moderately sweet with a mild bitter finish.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation and medium body.
A nice, easy drinking ale..

Serving type: nitro-can

02-01-2013 02:07:18 | More by Fatehunter
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.3/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wexford Irish Cream Ale has a thick, creamy, roiling, off-white head and a clear, copper appearance, with a large cream sheen of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of light, creamy malt and cream, and the flavor is of sweet, lightly-roasted barley malt, sugar, toffee, and cream, with some alcohol and bitterness in the back taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Wexford Irish Cream Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, mellow, and very drinkable. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

RJT

Serving type: nitro-can

01-29-2013 18:28:39 | More by RonaldTheriot
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small, dense cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, slight caramel, and a metallic aroma. Taste is much the same with a metallic aftertaste. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat but creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable, but it's best aspect is the appearance in my opinion.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-17-2013 04:33:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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MaximalC

Illinois

2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt amber color with a handsome crown of rich, delicate, Irish foam. Thick patches of lacing cling gracefully to the glass. Aroma is mild but clean and palatable, smelling of caramel with the slightest balance of floral hops. The flavor is sweet and slightly acidic, reminiscent of apple juice laced with caramel, with absolutely no carbonation whatsoever. It may be possible that I've tasted a flatter beer, but nothing comes to mind off-hand. Mild bitterness can be detected in the finish, but the whole affair is far from what I'd consider balanced. The caramel and apple juice waver back and forth on the palate with little else to wrest one's attention. The presentation of this brew was excellent, but the flat, one-dimensional flavor just doesn't back it up.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-16-2013 01:53:57 | More by MaximalC
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dictatorial


2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Overall it is, lackluster. The beer has a somewhat flat taste which gives it a lower rating from me. If the carbonation was a bit stronger, I think I would enjoy it much more. Overall the taste is smooth and not bitter, with no real after taste or lingering effect. It does have a really beautiful red color to it, which gives it a great look - minus any real head at all. Overall, I would say a 2.5, but it is not terrible and would not be so bad to try if you get the chance.

Serving type: can

11-25-2012 21:35:38 | More by dictatorial
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.08/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at my local Old Chicago. The beer pours a solid amber color with little haze and a creamy looking head. Very inviting. Unfortunately, I couldn't really get into this beer. The smell wasn't bad but it was hard to pinpoint. Slightly bitter and creamy with some faint fruit and alcohol on the nose. The taste wasn't appealing to me at all. No real presence of hops, slight malts, and lots of deep grape and alcohol flavors, very similar to that of "church wine". It left a sour and bitter taste on the tongue that wasn't very welcomed. The mouth was creamy and smooth while remaining overall pretty thin.

I couldn't really get into this. Bottom line: tasted a little to much like church wine for me. Almost doesn't even taste like a beer by the end of it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 16:02:44 | More by tectactoe
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The_1084


2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: amber in color; 1.5 finger creamy head; no visible carbonation; excellent lacing

S: cream upfront with the hint of an aroma comparable to apple juice

T: follows the nose with a slight metallic aftertaste

M: light, creamy texture; mild carbonation; easy drink-ability

O: I couldn't get the thoughts of creamy apple juice out of my mind while drinking this; the metallic presence was definitely a turn off on this one, but the easy drink-ability makes this a decent beer

Serving type: nitro-can

09-19-2012 00:13:08 | More by The_1084
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imasloth

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very nice amberish orange with a stiff, creamy one-finger head, cascading carbonation like a Guinness on pour then fairly still. Creamy, tight lacing.

S- Smells more like a lager than an ale. Nice crisp malt scent. Perhaps a bit musty.

T- Subdued, but really quite nice malt profile with slightest bitterness. Got a bit of tin upfront (a negative) but it subsided as the beer warmed.

M- Very smooth. The feel of the head is creamy and superb. Beer is light-bodied, but nice.

O- I docked it for the metallic taste I got in early sips, but this beer is actually pretty good.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-26-2012 00:00:54 | More by imasloth
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Good God. This is the worst beer I have had in ages. And I'm thankful I haven't had anything nearly as bad that I can recall in recent memory. The beer looks awesome, but it tastes like a malty mess with minimal bitter tones and hardly enough hop influence. It's just...bleh. Nasty. This one is going down the drain.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-05-2012 18:13:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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