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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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492 Ratings

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Ratings: 492
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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Photo of KajII

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

The pour was a clear medium amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) cascading dense creamy beige head that had great longevity thus producing some really excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was a bit mild of a light bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel and toffee.

The taste was a little sweet and smoothly malty with a nice hint of caramel early on with a lightly bitter finish and a touch of toffee at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a nice creamy bitter-sweet taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and extremely creamy in texture with a solid medium carbonation.

Overall a super creamy and decently flavorful Ale, one that I will most likely enjoy next St. Patty's day...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 17:20:47 | More by KajII
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with typical nitro head.
Faint aromas, sweet light caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Once again, typical nitro ale characters..
Very sweet flavours, lots of toffee, caramel and faint toasty malt.
Could use more carbonation, feels a bit slick.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 00:12:20 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of mryuk


3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours beautifully...similar to a guiness with bubbles that raise to a creamy head. nitrogen widgets are fun.

smell is sweet with slight bitterness. very light smell overall.

taste is creamy and a little sweet with slight bitterness.very light and refreshing.

mouth is medium bodied with light carbonation. the creamy head is enjoyable.

wow this beer was a huge disappointment from the pour. what a beautiful start but it was all downhill from there. won't be going back very soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 21:26:15 | More by mryuk
Photo of Jredner


2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Widget can from Albertson’s.

The aroma has abundant sweet fruit notes and malt and honey. No detectable hop aroma.

The body os the beer is orange/amber and it is quite clear. The head is a thumb thick, creamy and lasting. Looks like all widget can beers...like Boddington’s, Tetley’s et al.

Fore feels creamy, but the flavor is watery....light fruits-apple mostly though there is some white grape-with a bit of cereal grains. Finish is stale and unpleasant. Not anything I’d choose to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2006 16:14:01 | More by Jredner
Photo of mclanem


4.35/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer is a brownish tan very creamy and thick looking. poured with a great thick white head loved it.

Smell: just a simple beer smell hops barley a bit floral.

Taste: I loved this beers flavor a very smooth very balanced nice hops flavor. a little floral like th smell.

Mouthfeel: This beer is has an Ideal feel for me very creamy and thick. Great carbonation.

Drinkablilty: I could drink many of these, very good beer I was surprised it didn't have a higher average rating.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2006 22:20:31 | More by mclanem
Photo of mynie


3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours like pretty much anything else out of a nitro can. Dark golden with a nice head.

Smells...like fucki malt and nuts, but they are almost completely overpowered by nitrogen fizz.

Thankfully, more taste comes through. Nutty upfront, moving into fruity esters, leaving a nutty aftertaste of nitrogen.

This would probably be great if it were just in a normal can. As it stands it is merely pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 04:00:51 | More by mynie
Photo of edchicma


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

Light copper with a creamy head. No lacing was evident. Smell was non-distinct. Flavor was lightly malty with no distinct qualities on the start or the finish. Mouthfeel was light and smooth, and as with the taste, non-distinct. Easy enough to drink, but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2004 01:58:01 | More by edchicma
Photo of WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a perfect gold color with an awesome head; the picture perfect beer. The aroma is good. It is creamy with a malty scent. The taste is decent. It is pale and creamy with a real Irish ale flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with perfect carbonation. This drinks great. It has great flavor and awesome mouthfeel; finally an English ale I like.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2004 02:21:52 | More by WesWes
Photo of marc77


2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear light auburn hue. Typical cascading effect yields a creamy, steely, utterly uniform, massed cream white head that leaves Belgian lace. Roughly floral hop nose akin to dried Chamomile is accompanied by mild bubblegum esters and subdued, but detractingly metallic tinged grainy sweetness. Odd and unenticing aromawise. Blurred light caramel upfront in flavor is lazily ensued by a faint, earthy and herbal hop presence with meager perceived bitterness. Vapid bready basemalt notes along with light bubblegum esters surface mid palate and provide a clement, yet obtrusive grain and flavored flouride treatment impression. The overall flavor profile is virtually static and doesn't change appreciably as the beer breathes. Lean, passably dextrinous in mouthfeel, but stagnant and lacking any vibrancy that would otherwise be present without the nitrogenation. Finishes with a brief metallic surge followed by fading cidery sweetness. This beer tastes flat and lifeless, yet manages to sit heavily on the palate. Even Boddingtons has more overall character. Buying a four pack was quite a mistake. Yawn inducing at best.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 01:19:18 | More by marc77
Photo of TheDM


3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a large creamy head of very fine white bubbles, which later settled to a small head, and a transparent amber body. As I drank from my mug, it left behind a most excellent clinging vine lacing that never sagged! It has a mild hoppy aroma with a very smooth initial taste that smoothly finishes. It has a very warm somewhat chewy flavor of malts and bread.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2003 22:55:21 | More by TheDM
Photo of hotstuff


2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a large invigorating long lasting white creamy head with fine sized bubbles. There was no carbonation observed with this beer. The nose was fruity. The hue of this beer is golden. The mouthfeel of this beer was thin. It has excellent lacing on the sides of my mug. It has a mild aftertaste to it and a slight bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2003 01:02:10 | More by hotstuff
Photo of granger10


3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one creamy beer, hence the name. But that seemed to be all it had going for it. Light malt taste and no hops detected. After the gorgeous head the body was quite thin in appearance and taste. It finishes with a candy like sweetness. This might be a good after dinner beer if you want something sweet but not too aggressive.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2003 07:57:11 | More by granger10
Photo of Gusler


3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe I’m a “Beer Purist”, maybe overly so as I just don’t care for nor have I found many non-macros in cans nitro or otherwise to be very appealing, drinkable yes, anything but poor to average “No”! My Christmas rant so forgive this retched old humbug for his railings.

The beer pours a crystal clear amber color, the head quite creamy in texture, the size modest, and the lace quite fine and adequate to cover the glass. Malt aromas dominate the slightly sweet nose; start is also sweet and the top skeletal. Finish is sparsely hopped little if any carbonation; this was not unexpected due to the style, dry aftertaste. “Average”, and leaves me wanting to sample that great big bad boy “Barley Wine” in the fridge. Hopefully tonight after all the family Christmas Cheer has subsided to a dull roar and I’m back home pounding on the keys and reading all the wonderful “BA Christmas reviews and forum post”.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2002 10:02:14 | More by Gusler
Photo of pbrian


3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro Can. Beautiful head(duh). Light copper color. Sweet malt nose/flavors. Butterscotch undertones. Very slight bitter aftertaste. Extremely thin. Not bad for a nitro can, better than Caffrey's, but too sweet/thin for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2002 08:55:16 | More by pbrian
Photo of 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
Photo of FLima


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
Photo of scratch69


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
Photo of Franziskaner


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
Photo of HomrQT


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
Photo of BeerKangaroo


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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of Libationguy


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
Photo of WoodBrew


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
Photo of bmwats


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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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.