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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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491 Ratings
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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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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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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

Polished orange-bronze that cleared much faster than other nitro beers. The cascading effect was minimal and the light tan head was never thicker than a half finger. I heard the usual loud nitro 'pffft', so I'm not sure what happened. I'm not at all impressed with the nose. It's not very strong to begin with and it smells of fermented grain flecked with moldering hop leaves.

The flavor is a little better, but not by much. The beer tastes like toasted grain and earthy, slightly spicy hops. The finish comes close to ruining everything. It's mineral-like, dry, bitter and watery. With each mouthful, the first signal from taste buds to brain is 'not bad', but things degrade very quickly thereafter. Given the fact that this is a cream ale from a nitro can, I was expecting some actual creaminess. Not to be. The body/mouthfeel is thin and harsh and is as far from creamy as it's possible to be.

For some reason, I expected good things from Wexford Irish Cream Ale, but it had other ideas. The simple, unvarnished truth is that it just isn't very good beer.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-05-2004 20:29:55 | More by BuckeyeNation
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womencantsail

California

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

A: The beer is a nice amber color with a big white head on it that lasts throughout the duration of the pour.

S: Smells pretty nice. Toffee and bready malts with a slight hop aroma. Mild floral aromas from the hops and a bit of a honey type smell to it. Fairly sweet all around.

T: Unfortunately, the flavor isn't quite as good. Much more bitter than anticipated with a lot of it seeming to come from malt, perhaps it's astringency, then. Lightly biscuity and bready giving the sweetness.

M: Medium in body with the smooth carbonation given by the nitrogen.

O: Smells nice but the flavor was pretty disappointing. Don't know if I'd be interested in having this again.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-28-2011 18:50:28 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: All of the carbonation must have been used up when I opened the can as, within just a few minutes, the beer was pouring like apple juice

Smell: Buttery nose with a hint of caramel and bread

Taste: Fairly simple flavor profile, with grainy bread, a bit of butterscotch and a mineral character that dominates

Mouthfeel: Medium body but very flabby

Overall: I am afraid this one was a disappointment all around

Serving type: nitro-can

05-07-2011 00:38:09 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Any beer that you put on nitro is instantly a good beer.

Looks like yellows, coppers, and bronzes to the eye. Thick, dense, snow white head pours to 1/2" and stubbornly persists. Laces very well. High viscocity to sight.

Smells lightly malty, no hops, mildly sweet and eathy. Vaguely vegetable like, maybe corn sugars.

Tastes mildly malty and complex at the nose and gains complexity in malts through the body. Mouthfeel is medium, yet very creamy and smooth.

Finishes also smooth and mildly malty. Remains creamy and soothing to the palate.

Impression: Flavors are fair for style. Mouthfeel is worth shelling out the bucks for a nitro beer. Not a bold beer, so enjoy it early in your session.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-25-2005 05:11:46 | More by BEERchitect
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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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, brilliant amber body with a creamy ivory-colored head. Gooey latticework of lacing.

Smell: Alluring, sweet-smelling aroma of luscious honey, toffee candies, and a hint of fruit.

Taste: Biscuity malt flavor with a caramel sweetness that quickly dries out. Only a very minor hop presence imparting no more than a soft bitterness which brings us through to the astringent, increasingly watery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation (nitronation?). Creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Much to my dismay, this beer followed the exact same course as the can of Tetley's I had recently. Sure, it looked great and smelled fine, but in both cases it's all downhill from there.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-17-2007 21:46:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -5%
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

Serving type: nitro-can

07-29-2003 04:16:58 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Once the nitro-head has settled, there's a clear amber body topped by a firmly creamy textured, and creamy-white colored head that holds extremely well but leaves no lace. Still, very nice to look at throughout the pint. The aroma is of a very light caramel maltiness and some rich, earthy hops. The bodys is light, and the carbonation level is well restricted (<1.9 volumes CO2), giving an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is softly malty and fruity throughout the palate, finishing only lightly dry and barely noticeable with a long lingering maltiness and some earthy hops. Although some might argue that there's not enough character here, I feel it makes one nice, sweet & creamy pint; although it may become too sweet with a few in a row as a session beer - hence, a lower drinkablility.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-10-2002 18:19:56 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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

This nitro-can ("serve well-chilled" preaches the label) pours out a caramely/ amber, nearly opaque, and clear at the bottom, with a milky white head. Aromas are slightly sharp and almost sour, and take some getting used to, but before long they begin to sort themselves in the senses. Some fruit--bananas?!?!?!citrus, littles whiffs of vanilla, and so far our lead flavor sensation is that of Banana Cream Pie!
The head is like a thick shroud that one needs to swim through to get to the actual beer, this goofy, custardy flavor, and then, once traversed, you are left with the actual beer, then it vanishes, the cream, in a swift, and easily forgettable finish.
Flavor is nutty, and very smoooth, and perfectly balanced. Malt is strongly felt, and hops definitely take a backseat, if they are along for this ride at all.
Now I get it, at long last. The beer is a traditional malty, non-hoppy Irish Red Ale, and it's fortified by this creamy head. So there ya go! The flavor comes in waves here...cream, nuts, malt. Easily downable this one, but unlikely to hold my particular interest for long. Then again, are they brewing it for my particular interest in the least? Hell, no!
A nice session ale, pass the darts, and what did you say about me sainted mother?!?!?!?

Serving type: nitro-can

03-27-2003 00:02:57 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 16oz nitro-can into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, honey, some citrus and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet and creamy with flavors of honey, tea, caramel and a little bit of fruit. The malt character is a little thin for the style. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but kind of watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's not a bad beer but there are a lot of other beers in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-25-2010 03:41:37 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light copper with a with a 1" deep tight sand colored head.

S: Sweet malt & some grassy/herbal hop scents as it warms. better than average lacing & some head retention

T: Hoppyness (piney& some citric) with a little malt sweetness. Dryness & a slight caramel taste follows. Finishes fruitty, slightlty grainy& dry with some decent hop bite

MF: Creamy & pretty good carbonation with good balance with a light, almost medium body

Pretty poundable, but I believe I'd want to move on after a couple, just doesn't hold your attention

Serving type: nitro-can

01-04-2007 03:10:07 | More by russpowell
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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
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

2001 a beer odyssey. Another nitro can. This stuff was left in my house by a family member and I quickly realized that I had never reviewed it. Poured into a Guinness imperial pint glass.

Beer is amber and clear with an exterior cascading head of nitrogen bubbles that forms a soft head of tiny bubble, with ultimately moderate to low aeration and minimal lacing on the glass. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet and grainy, kind of harsh, off putting.

Body is creamy and full, oddly bitter, grainy and harsh, some sweetness on the front, overall weak and nasty. People drink this beer? I don't like it at all.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-23-2011 04:56:20 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - This is a fun beer to pour. It is an amber color with a huge head. It is cool watching the carbonation rise from the bottom to the top as the beer becomes less hazy as it settles.

S - It smelled sweet and malty. Also, some yeast notes.

T - It tasted very malty and there was a floral taste to it.

M - It is very soft and creamy. It doesn't feel like any other beer I've had (it is my first Irish Cream Ale).

D - It was good but a little unusual for my taste. I may try one again sometime just to see what I think of it at a later time.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-30-2006 19:45:18 | More by zeff80
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pretty cool, I loved the fact that it was in the nitro can similar to a Guinness. The pours was awesome on this brew. It was just like watching the pour of any other nitro brew but it's always amazes me. The color of beer is a light copper color with a very creamy white head. The lacing sticks nicely to the glass. The smell of the beer is a bit subtle, some sweet malts on the nose and a few other fresh grains. The taste is a bit weak but gives off a good creamy mouthfeel. Overall this beer it worth trying I think. I'm glad I did for sure.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-06-2011 16:47:41 | More by Knapp85
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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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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-28-2010 05:33:54 | More by WVbeergeek
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber color. Thick, off-white head that solidly coats the glass with lace. You gotta love the nitro-widget.

Very mild aroma of mainly pale malt and light hop. Standard fare for this style.

Sweet and thick--slightly sour in the swallow. Light hop in the background. Perhaps the best cream ale I've tasted--reminds me of a British mild. Not complex, but tasty.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-22-2009 22:38:45 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

14.9 oz. nitro-can, saw this at my local liquor store, never had it before, so here goes,

A: Pours a light amber, with a thick, off-white nitro head, which doesn't have the permenant head retention that I see in other nitro brews, mild lacing there as well.

S: Hints of malt and mineral water, a bit of sulfur, but faint.

T: Mild malty and buttery taste, some diacetyl noted, but the flavour is nice in this style of beer. A bit of earth from the English-style hops used here. A nice mix and balance of flavours.

M: On the thin side, but creamy and drinkable, refreshing.

D: Would be a good session bitter or cream ale type beer, I could see buying this again for the night, it is relatively cheap.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-01-2007 04:12:14 | More by Halcyondays
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: nitro-tap at Todd English Pub, Las Vegas, NV

I liked this fairly well. Thanks to the nitro, the pour and the mouthfeel was almost stout-like, though in reality much lighter. Bronzed amber in color, cascading nitro/carbonation, with a finger of creamy white head, when all settled. Sweet malts in the nose, caramel, popcorn. Taste of toasted grains, corn, sweet malts, light notes of peach and apple skin giving a bitter quality, with a definite earthy hoppiness mid- to end-palate. Medium mouthfeel, "thickness" from the nitro is an illusion, but still works. Overall a nice, drinkable beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-12-2011 20:00:12 | More by Rifugium
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Billolick

New York

3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-15-2005 01:17:25 | More by Billolick
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-29-2002 20:29:46 | More by Jason
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This had a great cascading action, yielding a big, white head. Once the beer settled down, it was a light amber color with a sweet maltiness on the nose. It had a light mouthfeel, very creamy on the tongue, with a mild honey taste at the finish. It also left behind some great, clinging Belgian lace.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-21-2004 03:22:26 | More by woodychandler
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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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