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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 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 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 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
Photo of B967ierhunter177


1.3/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer pours a foamy, caramel color with a billowing, rolling head. It's aroma is of pineapple with a hint of milk. The flavor has notes of butterscotch and thick, heavy cream with an acidic, slightly sour finish. The mouthfeel it thick and creamy like whipped cream. Wexford Irish Cream Ale isn't a real good beer, not recommended.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 21:50:07 | More by B967ierhunter177
Photo of ZenAgnostic


4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

14.9oz can poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

Appearance - Bronze, clear body. Very creamy tight white head.

Smell - Maltiness. No hop presence. Dark fruit.

Taste - Milky cream. Slight alcohol. Very subdued.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth. Creamy and silky. Little to no astringency.

Overall Drinkability - First of the style I've had, I believe, so I'm rating as a beer (or at least to analogues) rather than in the specific style. Very creamy, smooth with no bite or sharpness. Makes a great desert beer.

Serving type: can

08-05-2011 01:21:13 | More by ZenAgnostic
Photo of CuriousMonk


3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a clear dark gold with a dense 2 finger white head that results in a thick milky lacing. The nose is caramel malt for the most part. The taste is caramel, cream and light hops. Full creamy body. Not much going on in this one, but an easy drinker and very smooth and creamy. Classic Irish cream ale here.

Serving type: can

02-14-2011 17:25:13 | More by CuriousMonk
Photo of BeerAdvocate


3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: can

11-15-2010 21:48:12 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of megahurts4


3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wexford Irish Style Creme Ale tastes like an India Pale Ale that got mixed with a Guinness or Murphy's. 5% alcohol by volume and very creamy.

Amber with a Guinness/Murphy type of head.

About 45-50 degrees in a pint glass.

IPA hop smell through a thickness of head

Slight bitterness with a smooth finish.

Cream-IPA. It is another approach to the traditional IPA. The hops are almost as strong as a Sierra Nevada. The creamy-ness is very prevalent, but only with a hint of watery-ness.

It is not pricey, but is a worthy buy.

Serving type: can

10-08-2010 04:54:00 | More by megahurts4
Photo of Parrotbeak


3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber with a creamy, quarter-inch white head that remains. Tons of lacing.
Smell is faint, slightly spicey malts, with a tiny bit of hops.
Taste is watery malts, a little bit of hops. Malts take on a very faint faint spice at the finish, with some very faint caramel notes.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and wet. Very low carbonation. Medium body.
Very good drinkability. It's not the most exciting beer, but it goes down easy. Good "session" beer.

Serving type: can

04-02-2010 20:42:04 | More by Parrotbeak
Photo of hdofu


3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drinking one of these right now. Not the best beer I've ever laid to my lips but by the same token its much better then some. This one has an impresive pour coming out creamy beige with a growing transpanrent bronze color burried beneath the suds. As you drink it you notice it doesn't have alot of flavor going on, a little wheat flavor, but it's not unplesant. Overall it is pretty sudsy. Smell is also like grain. Fairly good to drink and light enough to multiples of

Serving type: can

08-21-2009 03:38:36 | More by hdofu
Photo of JMBSH


3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - From nitro can, the typical thick creamy head after the cascading effect of the nitrogen bubbles. Slightly burnt orange color with no additional carbonation seen rising from the beer. A little bit of lacing is left through out the tasting.

S - Faint sweet smell.Remeinds me of other Adjunct beers.

T - Light and refreshing. Very little bitterness. I can get some hint of a fruitiness but it is very faint.

D - Very thin and watery. I agree with another reviewer who thought the creamy nice up from was nice with the dry finish.

D - No one that I would try again (not my style) but might be good as a patio beer on a nice day outside.

Serving type: can

05-07-2009 03:16:32 | More by JMBSH
Photo of EPICAC


3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in a can at Against the Grain in NYC.

Pours a slightly hazed copper color. The thick, fluffy head retains as a half-inch layer leaving sheets of lace. Malty aroma caramel, toffee and golden raisins.

There's a sweet, malty backbone: caramel and toffee with a mild bitterness in the finish. There are some decent flavors, but it comes off a bit bland overall. Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation and a sticky, sugary finish.

Flavorful in certain aspects, but a but bland overall.

Serving type: can

02-21-2009 20:36:39 | More by EPICAC
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wexford- Irish Cream Ale

A- Deep reddish copper with the thickest foamy head! Very sticky too.
S- Light cream and applesauce.
T- Thin light toffee malt and seltzer water.
M- Velvety smooth and creamy but almost flavorless.

Overall- A mediocre offering but very little flavor. I can scratch this 1 off my Mug Club list and promptly move on!

Serving type: can

04-08-2008 22:44:13 | More by NJpadreFan
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 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 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
Photo of lacqueredmouse


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
Photo of 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
Photo of Murrhey


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