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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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555 Ratings
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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 16
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002

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Photo of mjc410
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour into my Murphy's glass naturally fills it virtually to the brim. The cascade effect is fun to see in a beer that ISN'T black - it forms a thick head that ironically echoes the creamy tan tone of Guinness, while below the beer is transparent copper. The nitro-lacing is thick and sticky, too.

The aroma is very mild, with only slight sweet malt echoes. Very lackluster.

The taste is mild, a bit caramelly, and really inoffensive. Yes, there's very little here, but it is nice and simple.

The mouth is on the thick and smooth side, with slight and fine fizz.

Overall, this would be great for a long night.

Photo of Vvall
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one immensely,it looked great,poured very well,and was easy drinking.The only problem I had with it was the taste,which IMHO was bland or maybe flat would be a better word.I would love to try it again,but at 11 dollars for a 4 pack where I got it,I am forced to buy it sparingly...

Photo of SaltyLime
2.84/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Copper color with a light beige head.

Sharp alcohol smell that was very much like a sniff of a dry wine.

Very woodsy taste. Not really the creaminess I expected. Odd taste I couldn't figure out, not pleasant.

Very creamy head, light bodied beer. I guess the "Cream" in the name is all about the head because the beer wasn't all that.

Not very good on the drinkability scale. Started out OK and seemed to get worse.

Photo of BeerSox
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro-can into pint glass.

Thick one finger head that lasts forever. As the beer pours, the fine bubbles slowly build up the creamy head.

Very light malt aromas with not much else.

Very creamy smooth malt flavor with only a touch of bitterness. A bit of a metallic taste is in the finish. Medium bodied with a very smooth "nitro" feel.

This acutally isn't that bad for a cream ale. The nitro seems to help this style. With the exception of the metallic aftertaste, it's not bad at all, and very drinkable.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a bright golden amber with a creamy head that looks like heavy cream floated on top with foggy sheets of lace running up the back of my pint.

Smells of dry marshmallows, almonds and a dry birch bark hop that seems to steal the show.

Tastes… boring. There’s a sort of a brown rice and washed out caramel malt base but it is then subsumed by a dry lingering birch bark that brings in the dryness of the red part around a walnut.

Feels light and dry with no carbonation at all. The dryness tends to sting a little, but not in a good way.

Not my favorite beer here. Too dry and generally boring.

Photo of LarryV
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't understand why this doesn't have a higher rating on the beer-o-meter. Pours a nice amber color with a huge creamy light tan head. Mellow aroma of malt with a hint of fruitiness. Taste is big malt flavor with a hint of butterscotch, not much hoppiness but enough to balance it nicely. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. A good session beer.

Photo of zymurgy4all
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a nice refreshing beer! Nitro is definitely the way to go when it comes to a cream ale. It pours cloudy due to the bubbles, but clears fairly quickly (a little faster than Guinness nitro). Not a lot of aroma, just mild maltiness and hops.

Taste is sweet. The malts come through, and maybe a little citrusy hop character as well. Very smooth and creamy.
Mouthfeel is terrificly smooth due to the nitro.

Overall this is a great beer for a hot afternoon to just sip on and enjoy.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the way a nitro pours. Orange-amber gold in the glass with a very creamy white head of sticky foam that lasts the entire drink.
Very definitely an English ale scent....english yeasts and mild malts.
Creamy and smooth mouthfeel.
Tastes of slightly sweet amber malts, but ever so slightly...oranges and light lemon, but mostly orange from the hops.
Very fresh and pleasing as well as refreshing.
Enjoyed on St. Pattty's day, 2006 in honor of the saint and the snake.

Photo of neonbrown82
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent cream ale, for what it's worth, though I'm still not a big fan of nitro dispense. Sure, it's beautiful to watch, makes a cool noise when you open the can, has a nice big creamy mouthfeel, but it lacks carbonation, and nitro tends to put off an almost sour flavor that doesn't seem to go well with the lack of carbonation. Anyways... I only picked this up because I wanted to do some more layered beer experimentation, and because I hadn't yet tried it.

The beer pours to a nice clear golden color with a perfect collar of creamy white head. As I mentioned before, I really love to watch the nitro as it settles up. The head leaves some of the best lacing I've ever seen, totally even coated and consistent the whole way around, except for where I've tipped the glass to drink from.

The smell is creamy and sweet. Plenty of caramel malt, in addition to the odd nitro gas aroma, which is perceived as a bit sour. Seems a bit more spicy than Boddingtons, and possibly even a tad bit hoppier, though the hops are definitely not at the forefront of either beer.

The taste is where things start to get a bit odd. Sweet with caramel and toffee up front with a bit of a hard candy flavor. This is followed by a light sourness with a spicy finish. Almost tastes like it has a hint of DMS in the finish as well... either that or some adjunct such as corn. Just a touch of a hops bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy from the nitro, which is good, but at the same time it is flat as hell. A hint of carbonation would stimulate the palate a bit and set this beer off, but as it is, the flatness moreso highlights what I don't like about this beer. I'm sure it will work well in a half & half with something more bold, like a Bigfoot perhaps, but on its own I am not a big fan. Marginally better than Boddingtons.

Photo of robmorris31
2.74/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Irish cream Ale brewed in the UK.

A- A transparent orange with red hues. Very refreshing after most Irish ales are very dark or black.

S- Very mellow and mild. Faint hints of cream.

T- Mellow and mild throughout. A slight finish of bitterness, like Guinness or Boddington's.

M- Full and creamy

D- It's decent. Not my favorite Irish Ale, but i wouldn't turn a free pint of her away.

All-in-all not bad beer by any means. I just wish it was creamier, like a Pete's Wanderlust or maybe like a smooth taste of Irish cream. Ale drinkers might like this, but then again I guess that's what you can expect when the UK brews an Irish traditional Ale. Ouch!

Photo of drseamus
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I got this beer on tap, but it almost seemed more like a cask ale. It was fairly flat and a bit warmer than normal. That being said, it pours a light amber color with reddish hues in it. The aroma has strong biscuity smells, as well as a good malty background. There are no detectable hops in either the aroma or the taste. What the taste does have is more of the what the aroma offers...sweet malty flavors. This beer is actually surprisingly sweet. As I said before, the beer had very light body and a flat taste, but I'm not sure if that was a result of how it was served or not. I would rate the drinkability as average, mostly due to not knowing the mouthfeel better.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.54/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
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

Photo of Schwarzbart
4.11/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A crystal clear orange-amber beer with an extra creamy head that sticks around the whole time and nice cling.

Smell: Corn malts and grain with a hint of vanilla and some hop.

Taste: Much like it smells and well balanced with a nice earthy hop taste. Taste a little more bitter when cold, but balances out well as it warms slightly and everything can be tasted.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth just like it would be out of a tap.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. I could session this style any day and this one is particularly tasty.

Photo of therica
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A= densely muddy when poured, with a huge dense creamy head.

S= instant thoughts of whiskey-bourbon.

T= again, the Irish whiskey undertones, although less so than in the scent. Creamy but not quite like a Boddington's nitro, and very unsimilar in tastee to a Boddington. More grassy-tasting. Malty with only mild hops undertones.

M= grassy watery aftertaste and feel.

D= interesting for a few, but not my choice for regular or long-night drinking.

Photo of MrSeth
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cream ale is right! The head looks like dessert and it's not going away anytime soon. Not much to smell, a bit like cream soda. Rich and deep with a bitter, dry breakfast tea finish. If you are already a fan of Boddington's then this ale is right in that ballpark. I could drink this stuff all day every day.

Photo of Jredner
2.42/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Photo of zuggy9
4.02/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This ale pours a nice bronze amber, with nice mocha-colored dense creamy head. It has a light hoppy aroma, and it goes down smooth with an obvious creamy quality and good balance of sweet and sharp flavors. I didn't note much or any bitterness, though that may just be my palate. Definitely one to share and enjoy with friends.

Photo of IdentityAles
4.46/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clean slightly sweet aroma. Copper in color with a consistent white head. Flavor is slightly sweet and tart, with a balanced bitterness, and a noble hop flavor. Creamy nitrous infused brew that goes down smooth anytime. A great session brew ! I'd drink a lot more of this beer if it wasn't around $ 3.00 a can at my local. I LOVE IT!!!

Photo of deejaydan
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear clean straw with a fluffy, nitro induced head. Aroma is faint, some grassy hops are present. Taste is good, it's clean. Slight tart taste in as well, and grassy hops again. Mouthfeel is appropriate, on the thin side. It's a passable session beer, but not world class.

Photo of BBM
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on-tap at Connely's in Times Square. The beer pours a fairly clear orange/amber color, with a creamy white head that lasted for the entire beer (thanks to the nitro). Smell was faint, of fruit and malt.

This is by no means a bad beer. It is creamy smooth, has a very caramel and dark fruit taste to it. There's a slight bitterness to the backend of the beer. Unfortunately the flavor isn't all too complex, and not all that exciting. It's certainly a solid beer, and by no means offensive. Mouthfeel is creamy but a bit thin, and it finishes smooth. This is a drinkable beer and worth a try. It's just not overly interesting.

Photo of TheBungyo
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

When I first started drinking good beer this is one of the first I bought. I didn't like it then. I must admit it doesn't thrill me now either. I used to really like nitro can beers. While my opinion has changed I still thin they pour a pretty looking glass of beer. This is no exception.Head is like whipped cream that stands an inch tall. Body is hazy honey and caramel. Nose is the achilles heel. At first I can smell only caramel but eventually I also get honey sweetness and a wisp of hops. I wish there was more going on taste wise, but as of now I only get some caramel, hops and a bit of sugar. There's a weird sourness in the aftertaste that I dislike quite a bit. Did I say the nose was the achilles heel? Make that the taste, and mouth too. Mouth is sometimes thick and sometimes thin and watery. I don't have plans to try this again any time soon.

Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with a dense thick white head that is indictive of a nitro-can type serving canister.
the aroma is malty with a hint of hopsack.
the flavor was malty, had a good hop flavor (reminded me of satryian goldings), lighter then what i would expect (compaired to old speckled hen) pleasent after taste.
good beer but i like old speckled hen a little more, but still very good beer.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Typical of nitro cans, the beer looks awesome. Creamiest head imaginable, copious amounts of lacing and a gorgeous cascade on the initial pour.

S - Caramel malt, a hint of smoke and dark red fruits. Pleasant.

T - A bit of elderberries, faint smokey caramel malt. The tiniest twinge of bitterness in the aftertaste. Too mild - very British.

M - Very smooth, creamy, medium viscosity and pretty refreshing.

D - Outstanding. Easy to drink. Flavor is simple, but this is an enjoyable beer. Sessionable and a natural for food. Tastes like most other English-esque ales though. I might have it again, but damned if I'm buying it.

Photo of skineg
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.