Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
3.38/5 rDev +0.6%
Nitro-can into pint glass
A - Clear copper red, with the nitro can appropriate creamy off-white head, inviting appearance 4
S - A malty sweetness/toffee, with butter and a slight floral hop scent 3
T - Toasted malts & grains throughout, very smooth from the nitro carbonation as well as a good balance, caramel notes, a mild but poorly executed hop bitterness 3.5
M - Medium body with a light foot print, or could I better say creamy structure with a light thin mouth feel 3
O - A brew that I am glad I tried, and may try again if I see it on tap in a pub but won't seek it out again in a nitro-can. 3.5
03-30-2011 03:45:35 | More by rsdaugherty
More User Reviews:
3.2/5 rDev -4.8%
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
07-29-2003 04:16:58 | More by oberon
2.08/5 rDev -38.1%
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.
09-25-2012 16:02:44 | More by tectactoe
4.5/5 rDev +33.9%
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.
01-21-2007 17:47:03 | More by JudgeRoughneck
3.3/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
05-24-2010 20:38:34 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.63/5 rDev +8%
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.
11-15-2010 21:48:12 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.68/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
06-13-2008 03:42:38 | More by generallee
2.93/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
05-29-2002 20:29:46 | More by Jason
3.25/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
12-28-2003 00:43:22 | More by merlin48
3.65/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
03-15-2005 01:17:25 | More by Billolick
3.08/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
07-09-2010 22:45:04 | More by kingcrowing
3.16/5 rDev -6%
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.
12-20-2013 23:00:09 | More by Franziskaner
3.75/5 rDev +11.6%
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?
10-29-2004 23:02:40 | More by Thrasher
2.68/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
08-21-2013 17:23:58 | More by Libationguy
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
11-01-2006 02:40:24 | More by skineg
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
10-05-2008 03:02:34 | More by smc143
3.25/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
07-18-2002 08:29:46 | More by ADR
3.05/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
02-28-2010 05:33:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
03-17-2006 23:53:11 | More by OStrungT
Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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