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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 leokbelo


3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper into a pint glass. 1 inch thick creamy head that stays on!
Caramel malts, butterscotch and heavy cream on the nose.
Sweetness on the palate, again caramel, with a very creamy mouthfeel.
Hop bitterness is kept at bay by the sweet malts.
Highly drinkable, very typical of the Irish brews.
Would recommend!

Serving type: nitro-can

07-14-2012 19:29:51 | More by leokbelo
Photo of Danny1217


3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber color with a big thick head that lasts forever. Good lacing too. Appearance tends to be the best thing about these cream ales in nitro cans.
Smells like... not much. A faint light fruit and honey smell. A bit of a bready smell as well.
Tastes like... biscuits and honey. I taste a bit of apple as well. Fairly nice. Feels nice and creamy in the mouth as expected. Light body, but very nice feel anyway.

Obviously not a life-changing beer. However, it is very sessionable. I wouldn't mind drinking a four pack of this while outdoors, watching some sports on tv, or even just chilling with friends. It's not the kind of beer you rave about, just the kind you enjoy. I like it for what it is.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-10-2012 05:34:36 | More by Danny1217
Photo of dsprainman


2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- This beer pours beautifully, with an inch of head and a nice amber body
S- Extremely malty, with small hints of prunes. Alcohol is slightly present which seems odd at 5% abv
T- Again, the malt is completely dominant. There is a slight hint of earthy hops, but the alcohol mentioned in smell is not apparent.
M- Dry and light, this beer comes off a bit flat.
O- I probably wouldn't try this beer again, but it wasn't all that bad and the joy I get out of watching the bubbles due to the nitro can makes up for it's mediocrity.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-07-2012 02:11:13 | More by dsprainman
Photo of dansmcd


3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful two finger head, like soft serve ice cream and permanent. Honey like colour to the beer with incredible sheets of lacing all day. As with any nitro can, looks can be deceiving so lets have a sniff...

S - Not what anyone would call a strong aroma, but there is cream, honey and fuggles, which work well together.

T - Cream, honey and vanilla ice cream, touch of banana and milk. Light, sweet and fluffy.

M - Full body, smooth and creamy in the head, watery underneath, low carbonation.

O - Keep swirling it as you go, like us it loses a lot without its head.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-18-2012 07:14:41 | More by dansmcd
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Shiner Bock pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Once the can is popped, the widget lets out a little whistle and cream-colored foam is poured into the can. The foam begins its cascading ascension to the top of the glass leaving behind a light brown body and eventually settles at a finger's worth of fluffy head.

S- Biscuity, buttery malts as per the usual pub-style aroma. A little sweeter-smelling than most, though.

T- Bready, doughy malt flavor that's sweet and has a slightly chalky aftertaste. Very, very smooth and unchanging with each sip consistently the same as the last. Low amount of bitterness and, as expected, a low alcohol presence.

M- Creamy but thin and light. Soft and fluffy with the so-called "flat" feel.

O- Pretty one-dimensional but good for what it is. Very easy and fun to drink.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-08-2012 01:30:18 | More by Immortale25
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 DavoleBomb


3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of off-white, super creamy nitro head. Retention is nitro good with no lacing.

3.5 S: Sweet breadiness and caramel.

4.0 T: Bready, caramel, sweet maltiness. Light herbal hops. Pretty tasty for what it is.

4.0 M: Chewy nitro mouthfeel. Surprisingly, there's some body to the base beer which enhances the creaminess.

3.5 D: Not a big fan of nitro beers, but this one is pretty good.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-30-2012 03:33:39 | More by DavoleBomb
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 ruckus232


3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

440 mL Nitro can poured into a mug

Appearance: Nice amber color with an off-white really creamy head. The effect created by the nitro can and the pour is really nice for something from a can.

Smell: Slight bitterness that is not too pronounced but there is more of a caramel sweetness to it.

Taste: It has that creamy taste with a little bit of caramel, fruits and a slight bitterness. The creaminess balances out any bitterness this has. Like Guinness this gives the impression of it being heavier then it really is (not that that is bad).

Serving type: nitro-can

03-18-2012 00:14:10 | More by ruckus232
Photo of JimKal

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I used a hefeweisen glass. It had all the space I needed as this pours with a glorious head thanks to the nitro can. Even after the head settles it remains substantial at 1 and 1/2 inches.

I've been wanting a Cream Ale for a while and found one at a local store in High Point, The Brewer's Kettle. After the head settles, you are left with a nice head and an amber/copper beer in your glass.

There is a nice malty aroma but it isn't the reason you go for a cream. This style, for me, is all about mouthfeel and it delivers that nice creamy texture that is the hallmark of a cream ale.

If you can't stand a nitro can, stay away. I do love a nice IPA and this is the exact opposite of an IPA but I loved it. But isn't that the great thing about craft beer - the different tastes and mouth feels that span the spectrum.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-12-2012 17:19:08 | More by JimKal
Photo of bnes09


3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours like coffee cream with superb cascading effect. Creamy head is thick and maintains for the entire drink.

Smell is nutty and mildly roasted with hints of spices. No skunk.

Malty throughout with a biscuity character. Roasted almonds. Hints of cinammon and nutmeg spices. Mild piney hop bitterness. Good balance.

Light body and low carbonation but has a bready texture unlike other examples of the style.

This stuff is actually pretty descent.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-12-2012 02:42:38 | More by bnes09
Photo of Mypintishalffull

New York

2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Irish cream ale in a can. Sounds good at least. Pours real nice. I am a sucker for nitro cans though. Looks great nice rich amber and red tones. Gold underneath. No aroma at all. Slight butter. No trace of hops. Very nice mouthfeel. Just wish it had more character.


Serving type: nitro-can

02-07-2012 14:52:25 | More by Mypintishalffull
Photo of smakawhat


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

Poured from the nitro widget go can, into a nonic pint glass.

A one finger head creamy, off white sort of almost pink in color sits on a fairly good text book color amber body. Some very finite bubbles manage to stick around much of the edge of the glass.

Bouquet is a mild estery sort of fruity/marmalade, mixing in with a little bit of dry malt. At first opening, it doesn't come off that great but improves dramatically while resting.

Upon taste, body is what to be expected out of nitro, sort of rich and creamy. Mild malt backbone on this, kind of subdued, with some biscuit graham just faintly on the finish, and some faint banana.

Overall not bad, drinkable, no harm in having it, but probably wont grab another one in the future. This doesn't grab my attention very much.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-29-2012 00:32:33 | More by smakawhat
Photo of tobelerone


3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Say what you want about my tastes but at this point at least I am a bit of a sucker for these nitro cans. This beer looks beautiful; there's an exquisitely creamy head that hangs around forever and lots of froth just plastered to the side of the glass. Golden in color and clear enough to read this review through.

The downside of the nitro can is experienced in the aroma and taste. Smells faintly malty and sweet, with a metallic undertone, and very mild overall, perhaps a little buttery. Taste is the same but thankfully without the metallic aspect; just a lightly sweet and malty flavor with mildly bitter English hops.

Body is smooth and creamy, with low carbonation. A bit watery. Lingering aftertaste that's mostly bitter and a touch on the sweet side.

So this beer is far from profound. Still enjoyed it, more than most, apparently, but not as much as other nitro cans such as Young's Chocolate or even Tetley's. Worth a shot if you like this kind of thing.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-16-2011 06:05:49 | More by tobelerone
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 mjurney


3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber-golden color, clear. Carbonation sticks on my glass. Very creamy head.

Malty, honey and pear.

Light creamy malt along with bitterness at the end. Light, yet creamy malt character, sweet toffee, a little honey. I'm getting lots of fruity character, mostly pear.

Silky, yet light and watery.

Fruity, slight bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-05-2011 23:42:59 | More by mjurney
Photo of Rifugium


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
Photo of aasher


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

This one pours a very murky honey cream gold in color that eventually settles down to a very clear and rich gold in color. The aromas consist of a good amount of malt and and toffee sweetness. It's pretty appealing. The flavors are very watery. You get a moderate amount of sweet, toffee esque malt with an ever so light bitter finish. The watery aspect, nitro can or not, really takes away from the potential flavor. It needs to be fuller in body and perhaps a bit richer. It's very, very light in body and the nitro can actually takes away from the beer. It started off pretty well, then quickly went downhill. I can see how drinking it would be easy though.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-12-2011 19:22:25 | More by aasher
Photo of OtherShoe2


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

Pours copper orange with a nice thick creamy head. Big billowy movement as you dump the can. Some decent thick lacing.

Big caramel and mineral aromas. That is really it.

Buttery caramel up front, but the bitterness kicks in in a big way to help squash the caramel-corn element. Some mineral elements as well. The extra carbonation makes this much more drinkable than it should be. palate clears with lightly malty caramel and some light bitterness.

Carbonated but a little body. It works.

Overall, not too shabby. Flawed like the dickens, but that is ok -- this isn't perfect brew. A bit too sweet and caramel covered for a traditional bitter. If you can see past that point, you'll be ok with this one.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-10-2011 18:57:21 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of ColTrain79


3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass (nothing else)

1st review

A: The widget inside the can gives a good pour and leaves a one finger head. Bronze color.

B: Not a whole lot of aromatics, malty, and not real hoppy either. But pleasant.

T: very creamy, the beer mixed well with the head, some alcohol, but I enjoyed it.

M: Mixed feelings. it was very creamy which I enjoy greatly, may have have been creamier without nitrogen (some say No2 makes for more watery beer)

Overall: i enjoyed it and would recommend it to most people. Not a bad taste, great mouth feel, i would purchase again.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-29-2011 19:35:16 | More by ColTrain79
Photo of redfire89


3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- It pours a milk chocolate color, then it has the cascade effect where it turns to a deep brown color.
S- Kinda hoppy not much aroma
T- Toasted malts,a little bread flavor
M- Really creamy, has a slight bitter finish to it.
O- It's not bad but I think that there are better nitro beers out there.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-17-2011 11:47:19 | More by redfire89
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 Slatetank


3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a nitro can my wife shared with me -poured chilled into a DFH shaped glass.

The color is deep amber with thick cream and lace sticks very well from the nitro creaminess. The clarity is lightly hazed and there are light brown accents. The smell has a gentle ripe banana and slight 'fruity' note in general, possibly yeast or hops, it is mild and fragrant. The feel is creamy and fruity with slight bitterness and semi-dry finish with moderate carbonation.

I like the flavor, it has some mild malt and light bitterness from the hops, but the main flavor influence is the yeast which gives a slight fruitiness and hint of caramel. The overall drinkability is good as this is a decent brew, but pretty average for the style

Serving type: nitro-can

08-03-2011 10:24:32 | More by Slatetank
Photo of jayhawk73


2.55/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a bronze color w/ a one finger off white head. No noticeable carbonation, but amazing lacing. Nothing else really going on here.

S- Grain, malt, some hops. Somewhat bitter smell. Not very complex nose on this beer.

T- Fairly bitter, w/ hops and malt. Not impressed.

M- For a creme ale, this beer isn't creamy. It's thin, and and very one dimensional. It coats your throat w/ bitter grain, which lingers forever.

O- Can't recommend this beer. It just doesn't seem to do much well.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-28-2011 02:44:30 | More by jayhawk73
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

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

Pours a deep amber with a 1/4" of thick foamy head that lingers. Smells of sweet malt, mainly caramel. Taste is malty, creamy, and sweet. Mouthfeel is light bodied and mellow, very smooth.

Overall I'm not impressed. I'm always happy to try a new beer especially one considered a "classic" but I don't think I'll have this again.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-23-2011 13:48:41 | More by tdm168
Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.