Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002

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Reviews by Stimack:
Photo of Stimack
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess I have been on a can kick of late. Decided to pick up some of this the other night. Can has the widget in it which leads to a nitro like pour. The pour produces a very creamy brew, with a thick tan head of foam that has tiny bubbles after the cascade up the glass. The aroma seems to be slightly muted but I wonder if that thick head is blocking a lot of the scents from reaching my nose. The aroma that is there is pale malt and a slight fruit scent. The taste is good, just also seems to be slightly muted. Malts seem to be the most noticeable with a very slight hop flavor. This brew drinks quite easily just for me there does not seem to be much character to it. The mouth feel is very creamy as you would expect. For me this one is something to get every once and a grey moon as more of a refresher to this brew.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very creamy ale for sure,pours a medium copper color with a great creamy,sticky head,after that it loses some luster.Slight mineral like malty aroma but not much there.Taste has some slight malty fruitiness but again not to much,an easy drinker and nice looking but nothing in betwwen

Photo of tectactoe
2.14/5  rDev -36.1%
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.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.54/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer came to me with a nice nitro-fed stay-put head. It was a tarnished brassy color. The smell was a beautiful mix of sweet musty gran, herbal hop, a barely dectable yeastiness. The taste is a swirl of sturdy honey, herbal hop, and malt swetness. There were definatly some other subtleties there but I was a little to destracted to pick them out. Simple but damn delicious. Mouthfeel was of course dreamy and creamy. Was delicious with Irish Root soup.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wexford Irish Cream Ale. 5.0% alcohol. 14.9 oz. can with widget. Poured into stein glass.

A- Pours a widget induced massive bubbly creamy fluid that settles into a golden copper liquid that leaves a half inch of off white head leaving decent patchy lacing.

S- Musty malts and sweet buttery cream domiate the nose but only on a light note.

T-M- Taste is a creamy lightly malted crisp and also average flavored beer. All and all bland but has a good pub ale "feel" with that being said pint after pint tolorable in long nights on tap. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel doesn't do much in the interest department but fair drinker.

D- Deffinitly a session if found at a decent price and on a nitro tap.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

Clear and copper, typically great nitro head. First whiff is of a bustling movie theater con- cession stand, buttery with some caramel in the back. Nitro smoothness is a given as the widget in the can rattles about. Just as much buttery tone in the palate as the nose, though there is enough caramel and bready maltiness to match it. Leafy herbal hop simply quells any cloying urge from the malt. Malty finish that lands a little toasted.

Aside from the nitro, which we don't mind the use of that much, this is a really tasty beer. Throw this against a plate of bangers and mash ... heavenly.

Photo of generallee
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a 14.9oz/440ml nitro or widget can into an imperial (nonic) pint glass.

Appearance: It pours slowly and extremely foamy with an abundance of tiny tan bubbles. After a minute or so, the bubbles settle on top of the beer which is a lovely honey amber colored liquid. The head that forms is supper creamy, slightly oily and light tan in color. The lacing slides down the sides of the glass just above the head.

Smell: It has a pleasant malty aroma of sweet buttered bread and honey. There are light aromatic hops off in the back ground.

Taste/Mouth feel: The palate is very smooth and creamy in texture. Malt flavors taste of buttered bread and soft unsalted pretzel with a light caramel sweetness. It's so smooth and buttery that it becomes rather bland and watery in the middle. It finishes with a mild herbal hops bitterness and some light mineral/metallic notes.

Notes: Its head is outstanding creamy and smooth with an interesting flavor that I like a little bit more than other nitro canned beers that I have had.

Photo of Jason
2.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 pint nitro can with widget system, no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Lightly hazed amber with a forced nitro head … it looks very appealing.

Smell: Caramel and buttery twang in the aroma with a faint hop in the back.

Taste: Big nitro smoothness that feigns a body bigger that it actually is, after the nitro leaves the palate it becomes a bit thin. Malt flavour seems displaced with caramel and bity grain thrown to the wind. Hops are all used up and seem like they were boiled for hours upon hours drawing some astringency. More caramel and some fruitiness flashes in the end then the astringent dry effect takes over an forces you to drink some more to get rid of it.

Notes: Give me a Caffrey’s in a can any day over this … oh yeah it is not available in the US anymore, I guess I have to go else where for an Irish Red. Not a horrible brew but I ask why even try this processed brew.

Photo of merlin48
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 pint nitro can with widget. Pours a clear golden amber with a big frothy off-white head that lasts several minutes. Foamy lacing all over the pint glass. Floral hops jump out from the nose(a major surprise) before some caramel melds in. I don't really care for the mouthfeel. It's really smooth, but seems watered down, and all the carbonation must have gone to the head. Taste is medium malty, well hopped, and smooth and creamy. Not much else. It has a malty finish that is mostly smooth, with a touch of bitterness. Light enough to drink more than one, but not complex enough to want to.

Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro can, widget and all, a hard pour elicits the expected creamy head and descending bubbles. This one pours hazy light amber with tons of tiny bubbles along the sides of the glass. Head is creamy off white and leaves oodles of frothy lacing. Nose is nutty, and malty. This is a light bodied ale, watery in the center. Lightly malty, hints of maple sugar on the lips. Goes down smooth and easy, fine light sessioner.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16oz nitro can poured into a Guinness pint glass.

The pour on this is awesome like every nitro can, nice tiger stripes as it slowly settles out, then you get theat signature nitro one finger white head. Nose is odd, it's like sweet fruit and cream, a bit of Belgian yeast almost - quite bready, and a bit like a liquer.

Not that good. It's got a very light body but the carbonation from the nitro is fairly nice. The taste is really odd, it's sweet and sharp and bready. I guess there's a bit of that creaminess to it but it's fairly covered up but an odd alcohol note.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of Thrasher
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ripe copper-gold with thin, sticky head from nitro. Aroma of oaky chardonnay which is carried over into the flavor to marry with sweet malts and an ale fruitiness. There is a slight sharpness and sourness to the hops which is typical of many European brews. The beer is pleasantly buttery, and relatively full-flavored for a nitrogen can, but doesn't do much to excite the palate, or other senses for that matter. Perhaps it can be best appreciated as an exercise in restraint. Prolonged exposure to this beer will add to its appeal (i.e. the more you drink, the better it tastes). It may serve well as an accompaniment to a meal of hearty but bland lamb stew, or possibly a very mild cheese, or perhaps it may be best suited to soothe the stomach after a round of Jameson. Another decent nitro offering that again raises the question of when and where can I find my beloved Mansfield Ale?

Photo of Libationguy
2.69/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Photo of skineg
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for nitro cans. I'm also a sucker for a sexy looking beer, and thus, I'm a fan of Wexford. If you see the can and expect a Guiness style beer, this isn't it. This is not a Irish Stout, it's a Irish Cream Ale and it's damn good. This beer is smooth, very drinkable and has a mild yet full flavored taste. I would recommend this beer to anyone. It's a very high quality brew.

Photo of smc143
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love creamy ales. I love nitro pours. I love the fact that the thing in the beer can that creates this is called a widget. I love watching the beer swirl around and generate a giant fluffy white head that reminds me more of a latte than a lager. The Wexford pours a light amber, with a thick, off-white nitro head, that leaves mild lacing along the sides of the glass as I sip. The scent is sweet, mild, and maybe a little malty. The first thing I notice isn't taste as much as the overall feeling this beer has. It is slippery and smooth and creamy and feels like dessert. It tastes very mild, almost buttery. I heart it.

Photo of ADR
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-can cascade in the glass, head is very creamy and hangs at 1/2 inch. Clearish amber after settling...smell is just a little of cream cheese. Very smooth malty flavor, nitro-can pleasant body. Maybe just a touch more hops than Boddington's but really little to none. OK, not a lot of taste, best feature is the creamy mouthfeel.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance this one came out of a 14.9 oz nitro can, so I did enjoy the cascading settling of this amber colored ambrosia. Full thicket of light cream colored head that leaves even speckled bands of lacing with each sip.

Aromatics offer up some nice fruitiness with soft caramel malts, a touch of herbal Euro hop action and a slightly metallic twang. Semi sourdough bread notes with an overall muted expression that's typical of nitro infused beers.

Flavor is a bit hard to stomach super creamy textured for one thing with the nitro blend going on from the widget technology. Harsh herbal earthiness with some dirty water caramel malt base and again a touch of metallic copper penny business going down. That's about it.

Mouthfeel super creamy and light feeling due to the nitro can format, light bodied pretty inoffensive brew from the UK, comparable to a Boddington's pub ale.

Drinkability overall was decent at 2 something a can I will steer clear for awhile but I'm glad I grabbed a can while approaching March, so you know at the very least I had a fresh sample.

Photo of OStrungT
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden yellow with a thick creamy looking white head. The head fades slowly leaving thick laces.

This beer has a malty aroma. Some caramel is present. It has a slight vanila aroma also. It is just a little hard to detect any strong aroma. It is kind of boring.

This beer has a very mild malty flavor. Very slight caramel sweetness. Nothing else at all.

This beer is very creamy. It goes down smooth, leaving a very slight malty aftertaste.

Since this beer has almost no flavor or aroma, I think it would make a decent session beer. Also, with a low alcohol content, it would be easy to have a few. Not much to this beer. Better than bud though.

Photo of glid02
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Market Square Liquors in Tallahassee.

Pours a cloudy white color that cascades until it finally settles into a clear amber gold color with a creamy two-finger head. The head sticks around for the life of the beer, leaving sheeting on the side of the glass.

Smells of pale malts and non-descript fruits.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pretty lackluster, with grainy pale malt flavors and the same non-descript fruits floating around in the flavor profile. There's a very slight bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good - at first. Then it becomes apparent how much masking the nitrogen is doing and it thins out. The carbonation is small and grainy, so it goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good, though one of these is enough.

Overall I keep trying to get into draught can beers, but I just can't do it. Maybe it's best to save these for the pub.

Photo of rastaman
1.24/5  rDev -63%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had it superwarm out of a can. Crappy creamy shaving foam head, i'm sick of these nitro beer appearances. smooth and creamy, cat-pissy mouthfeel. Really bland and sweet aswell. Typical nitro crap. Bland, but perhaps it didn't help that it was a little warm, still, its obviously crap.

Photo of richkrull
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this one yesterday at Paddy Coughlan's Irish Pub in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Poured a bubbley amber color with a little bit of white head on it. Aroma is not real strong, some malt, maybe some honey to it. Taste left a bit to be desired. Very sweet and slightly bitter. Didn't really care for it. Light bodied beer. Couldn't drink too many of these. Worth a try on St. Paddys day, but I probably won't look for it again.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro can with an un-natural pfffst sound as I opened it (I'll never get used to that widget.) A lovely tan and khaki cascading effect streams down and slowly dwindles from bottom to top. It leaves a surprisingly clear amber brew with a fine fluffy head that sticks to everything it touches. The head residue coats the glass so much it looks like the fuzzy bacteria that grows on fruit thats been left out to long.

Smell is of toasted malts, caramels and a little touch of something earthy and sour.

Taste is initially smooth but then moves into a slight astringency thats combined with a earthy twang. The aftertaste degrades from there and kind of reminds me of wet dog. There is a slight burnt flavor in the back of the throat and it gets worse as the beer warms. Behind that disappointing flavor there is some nice background malts and a little caramel sweetness.

The mouthfeel is less the stellar. Its not very creamy (despite the name of the brew) but it is nice and watery and kind of easy to drink. There is a fine carbonation that allows you to get it down quickly which is a good thing. A great looking beer but disappointing in the long run.

Photo of Brenden
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is a nice copper-amber. It pours a nice, firm head and leaves some light clean lacing.
The smell is a tangy slight sweetness, perhaps apple or orange, with a hops background presence.
There is more malt in the taste with some grains. There's a slightly astringent tint and hops are lighter. I got a long lingering hops bitterness finish.
Mouthfeel is nice: a light body (does thin a bit as you go), nice and creamy with light carbonation.
It's certainly worth a try.

Photo of SetarconeX
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Never quite come across something quite like this, and it gets points for that. Visually, it's almost a piece of art. Nitro widgets really are fun sometimes. And it IS quite creamy. I wish all beers felt like this going down. Shockingly smooth.

The taste, however? Not bad. Not great, but not bad. Kinda malty, not too hoppy, exceedingly creamy, however. A decent ale, I suppose. Better on the visuals than the actual taste. Might make a decent brew at a holiday party.

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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.