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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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565 Ratings

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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002

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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.

Photo of ChrisA
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just love nitro-can beers. Every beer should be in a nitro-can. Beautiful cascading pour with a thick creamy head. Looks like a golden Guinness. Maybe it's the nitro cartridge, but it even smells a bit like Guinness as well. However, the taste is not Guinness. This may have been in my fridge a little long. A bit of a mettle taste on the palate. The alcohol is more vibrant here as well. Too much so for the 5.0 ABV. I don't I think I like this as much as I thought I would.

Photo of vancurly
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice mber, pale copper colout. Half centimetre tight head, which is constant throughout the pint.

Immediate aroma note of whisky... grains, malts, heathery, herbal.... definitely reminds me of a Speyside.

Flavours of honeyish malts, floral hop profile.

The mouthfeel is a bit weak & watery.

Photo of pgenius
2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was somewhat dissapointed by this brew. I had it at a pub on-tap the other day and at first glance, it looked apealing. I could barely finish the pint. There was just something about it that was wrong. It did have a nice malt taste but other than that, there wasn't a whole lot of flavor, and the finish was bitter in a bad way. You'd do yourself a favor by having a better Cream Ale.

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a one pint nitro can.

Appearance--hazy as poured but cleared nicely with a good one finger head. Almost ruby in color.

Smell--very faint malts, perhaps a bit buttery.

Taste/mouthfeel--Increadibly smooth, nearly lacking carbonation, mild malts, and a wee little bit of a citrus aftertaste.

Drinkability--slides down real nice.

Photo of ultralarry2006
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. nitro can. Left about a one finger head that quickly dissiapated, left no lacing. Body was a clear orange amber.

Smell - herbally hops and much diacetyl. Has that infamous "euro-skunk".

Taste - same as the smell. Diacetyl, washed with some weak herbally and skunky hops.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, creamy, and somewhat semi-dry.

Drinkability - not very good tasting, so it's not sessionable.

Photo of beerwho
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wexford Irish cream ale
Picked up a few cans of this to try this evening, and was pleasantly surprised. Left a 1 finger thick head, that tapered off to a ¼” head for the rest of the session. Just phantasmal to watch it go into the mug. Like a bubble fest in a swirl vortex.
Aroma and flavor were on par on this one. A sweet caramel and robust fig aroma/flavor came pouring out, very smooth and creamy, of course. As it warms up, a slight hint of a burgundy flavor creeps in, adding to the flavor.
Color is a deep luxurious golden red amber. A beautiful brew to gaze at while holding towards the sunlight, or any light for that matter.
Never really cared for the pressurized widget cans, because it leaves a certain undesirable taste on my taste buds. But I would definitely recommend this one all the way.

Photo of zeff80
3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of Phatz
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am fairly new to the "Cream Ale" style. I do love the appearance and texture of this beer though the flavor is slightly less exciting. Still, tasty, approachable and quaffable.

Appearance: *HUGE* Nitro head that kick but up one side and down the other. Incredible retention and the lacing literally paint the side of the glass with super thick sheets of heavy foam lacing that is simply impressive. The color is a nice, clear amber.

Smell: The aroma is reserved but decent. It had hints of caramel buried in a sturdy malt character. There is a bit of a buttery aroma as well.

Taste: The mouthfeel is so thick full and creamy that you almost forget to care what it tastes like. The creamy texture lets a malty fruity flavor seep through into the palate. The flavor is thin and straightforward but the pucker dry finish has a fruity malt attribute. There is a distinct dryness but I am not sure that I could actually isolate much of a hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: The feature gimmick of this beer! It is work trying if you have never had a beer so creamy.

Drinkability: This is really a pretty boring beer if you subtract the fact that is hypnotically beautiful to look at and sensational in the mouth. The aftertaste is not terrific which forces you to drink another causing it to go down quick and easy. So I guess the gimmicks work. The creamy “Cream Ale” worth the experience (at least once) in my book.

Hope this is helpful.

Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.62/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale orange amber with hazed clarity. Holds a one finger head well after the nitro ceases. Sticky patches of lace. Nitro aroma masks a typical macro aroma. Sour nitro tastes dominates, but cereal adjunct and butterscotch in the background. Extra-dry aftertaste with a hint of vannila cream flavor. Nearly flat carbonation and medium body allow a solid diacetyl mouthfeel, which is done well if you like it that way. A little light on the hops even for an irish cream ale, but aside from the slick finish it is mild and drinkable.

Photo of rjlemos
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Well, those nitro can beers are really impressive in appeareance, but they lose in their lack of complexity and mildness. This one was supposed to be a ultra-creamy beer, but it doesn't work. The nitrogen gives a good start, but after that the beer shows itself soapy, quite poor and over-bittered. It doesn't seem to be an ale, complex, fruity, etc... It didn´t impress me anyway.

Photo of cjgator3
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the nitro can that makes it resemble a pour from a Guinness nitro except for the blackness. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a creamy light tan colored head. Aroma is creamy with buttery notes of caramel. Taste is extremely smooth and thin with malt, caramel and a metalic taste. I absolutely love the appearance of the pour produced from nitro can's and this beer proves no different. However, it is just lacking on taste and body. Decent but nothing there that makes me want to try again.

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

Poured a clear copper color with beautiful head (as would be expected from a nitro can). Moderate sticky lacing. Smell is caranel malt and very pleasant. Taste is a bit flat with a distinct overpowering dryness. Very creamy with a strong dry finish. A good drink, but nothing great.

Photo of gosurfobx
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice gold color with a tight creamy nitro head. Smell is not very strong with hints of malt and some hops, but no real dominate smell. Taste is very much the same, a blend of malt and hops that is very smooth yet a little bland. The mouthfeel is very flat with little carbination in the beer aside from the nitro head. While I don't find this beer to be outstanding, it still makes a good session beer.

Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I consider this an English pale ale and am reviewing it as such. Why? Because this looks, smells and tastes exactly like Old Speckled Hen.

Kilkenny says cream ale. This says pale ale. It is a deep amber colour with a tight nitro head. Yeasty, doughy smell with malts in it. Same bready malt taste with a bit of hop bitterness as Old Speckled Hen.

A bit sour and acidic on the tounge, with a can hint to it. Nitro traces on the mouth. A good session ale.

Really, this seems like a relabelled Old Speckled Hen, appealing perhaps to the crowd that likes Kilkenny.

Good beer, but if I had known, I would have but OSH and got the extra beer and no nitro tab.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - this cream ale has a rich brown amber color, like that of root beer, with a smooth finger thick egg shell white head, no visible carbobation

S - an inviting typical musty ale-y aroma, with perhaps a slight honey twang to it

T - tastier than I expected, not a huge fan of cream ales, usually to watery for me, this one is similar in consistency, but it holds its flavor more than others ive had, like, from the same brewery, Abbott Ale, this one is smooth and slightly hoppy, a great flavor

M - watery as expected, but smoother

D - high, you could pound this beer very easy, in the future, this is a beer i would enjoy mroe straight outta the can

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.