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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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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 timtheenchanta
4.38/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic looking pour. The carbonation quickly rises to the top so that the head and liquid seem like they are trying to separate. Creamy bleach white head with tiny bubbles. Dark golden copper color. Wonderful retention that yields huge thick lacing that coats the glass.

Thin creamy taste and feel. Smooth malt taste that pleases my mouth with every sip. Easy going down with an amazingly pleasant palate. I will drink this almost anytime it's available.

Photo of MattBrooks
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The cascade that forms when this brew is poured is excellent. It posesses a thick, heavy, cream-filled head and awesome amber-hue. The taste caught me a little off-guard though, as it was certainly more English in taste than Irish. Another look at the can revealed that this Greene King product does hail from England, although the name suggests someplace greener. All in all, a good brew; left me a little heavy at the end, though. It's a good thing this is only a 4-pack.

Photo of murphysbleachers
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draught flow can into a pint glass:
A: Draughtflow makes a nice cascading head, as expected, not quite as thick as I thought it should be, but my pour was a little weird.
S: Sweet straw and not much else.
T: A sweet creamy front gives way to a not entirely pleasant bitter finish.
M: Creamy and coats the mouth.
D: I could drink a bunch of these, wouldn't necessarily seek it out again though.

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

The color is a caramel copper. Head is typical of a nitro can, medium-sized, creamy, and milky white. The retention is, of course, excellent. The aroma is of sweet English malt, a bit fruity, with a little of that "gassy" nitro aroma. Wexford's taste is more of the same, English malt, sweet and mildly fruity. A note of honey is a bit of a surprise. This is better than the few creams I've tried before and is certainly easy-drinking; but then again, this isn't that great and not worth buying again.

Photo of clippersfanbob
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber in color with a frosty white head that holds together beautifully in a thick lace, lasting until the last gulp. The soft, silky mouthfeel of this beer is the first thing you notice, followed elegantly by a subtle vanilla ice cream/irish cream flavor that lingers on the palate, finishing with an aftertaste reminiscent of a shot of Bailey's. A truly unique and delicious cream ale.

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

Pours a medium/dark clear apple juice color with an amber hue, a creamy white head, and no carb action but lots of carb size bubbles around the sides of the glass.

Has a cookie caramel malt smell with a pine and citrus hops aroma.

Lightly sweet/bitter, moderately acidic, and roasted almost burnt caramel malt with a resin and grapefruit/orange hops flavor.

Light/medium bodied, creamy/watery texture, no carbonation, and a metallic.astringent finish.

The creamy/watery texture and grapefruit metallic/astringent finish would limit my session with this beer.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was really excited about this brew. Damn. Oh well, I guess my expectations were too high. Poured out to a nice orange color with a constant 1/8 inch creamy head. Nice so far. Low overall carbonation. Not much aroma, if any. Some buttery and creamy odors, but not much. Taste was a bit too rigid for what I would call a good cream ale. Flavors of caramel, nuts, and some malt. Little hops. Very smooth mouthfeel, but that is expected when discussing this style. I guess this is an average brew at best, but some thicker mouthfeel and flavor would really improve this brew. Worth a try.

Photo of whynot44
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light /medium bodied, nice clear amber/copper color with a substantial, creamy off-white nitrogen head.

The aroma is mild buttery caramel malt with a touch of oakiness.

The taste is also mellow caramel malt with a bit of fresh buttered bread. Very slight sweetness at first with a slightly sour finish and only a hint of hops.

A little light on taste, mellow and velvety in the mouth. Not exciting, but a very decent drink in any case. Serve this one cold.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a thick cream that rises to the top in layers much line a Guiness does. There is a super thick creamy white head on top of the beer that is about 3/8" thick and looks like it is there to stay.

Aroma: Floral hops and some honey sweet malt come out to greet you at first pour. The aroma is so clean, that as it warms I believe that I am starting to get a bit of oxidation.

Taste: Very light bodied, so it is a little deceiving after seeing the staying power in the head. There is a buttery malt flavor that is the first thing that I noticed. There is also some floral flavors coming from the hops, but they play a much smaller role in the flavor as compared to the aroma. The finish somehow ends up being slightly balanced toward a reserved candy-like sweetness.

Opinion: Well, this is one of those beers that you just have an opinion on. As far as delivery, cleanlines, and balance...I would say that it is a decent cream ale. This is a British version, so you can't open this beer expecting to drink a Genessee. The British malts add a distinctive caramel/butter presence that is typical of British styles. It is not my personal favorite beer, but I don't drink too many of the British styles of beer. It's worth a try just to see if it agrees with your palate.

Photo of KoG
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cascading nitro effect in an amber body. Good retention and lacing.

Smell is grainy with a slight musty odor. No real hop presence.

Taste is light but malty with little bitterness until the end. Finishes a bit metallic when warming, but still not over the top.

Goes down silky smooth but almost too flat and thin. A drinkable brew, but not the best out there.

Photo of ryantupy
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish-amber hue. Pours as creamy and smooth as Jessica Simpons thighs. Lightly toasted malt aromas with delicate hop accents. Follows through on a medium-bodied palate with soft malty flavors to the fore and a hint of hop bitters on the finish. Highly drinkable.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.23/5  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.

Photo of hero27
3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Beautiful cascading head, typical of all nitro cans...but I never get sick of it. Effect lasts for a minute or two, then settles into a modest, creamy head so dense that you could cut it with a knife. Leaves a nice lacing as well..

Smell: I failed to find something that stood out about the smell..very subtle roasted malty aroma.

Taste: Somewhat blandland taste and smell, overall. I'm not a big fan of the nitro pub ales..they all seem pretty tasteless to me.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and fairly refreshing, actually. Extremely creamy and slides down the hatch pretty well.

Drinkability: $8.99 for a 4-pack of cans..you're kidding me, right? Not worth it for that price..glad I got to sample a can for free. Very similar to Boddington's, but a touch better, in my opinion.

Photo of bovrilburger
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely theatrical pour, very much like Guinness with the bubbles running down the side of the glass in waves. Settled with a solid thick white head the consistency of whipped cream. I was impressed with the rich amber colour, but the smell was very plain. Couldn't really get a whiff of anything off this beer.

The mouthfeel is gorgeous, very creamy and goes down an absolute treat. Not a bitter note anywhere here - its smooth and buttery, deliciously malty. Leaves your mouth with a pleasant tingly aftertaste. The flavour of the beer isn't strong or overpowering, just nicely subtle and smooth. Good to sit down and relax with, not challenging at all.

Overall very nice, I'd drink it again.

Edit: The more I drain my glass, the more I can taste a faint touch of honey. Its there in the smell as well, however faint.

Photo of unklesyd
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured about the way I'd expect for a widget can: great magical-Guinness settling effect. Really a great looking beer after that: looks the way you would expect a "cream ale" to look.
Not a lot of scent coming off this one despite the sizable and friendly head, but also not offending.
Taste was representative blend of a smooth, low-hop, malt beer, and it went in and down wonderfully.
After drinking this one down to the end, I began to feel logey, if not bloato-full, so knocks on drinkability.
Overall a nice brew.

Photo of mynie
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours like pretty much anything else out of a nitro can. Dark golden with a nice head.

Smells...like fucki malt and nuts, but they are almost completely overpowered by nitrogen fizz.

Thankfully, more taste comes through. Nutty upfront, moving into fruity esters, leaving a nutty aftertaste of nitrogen.

This would probably be great if it were just in a normal can. As it stands it is merely pretty good.

Photo of edchef1850
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is e beer i drink quite a bit of at my local bar. It pours a clear amber, after the nitro action calms down, with a nice creamy head. Low in carbonation, it needs to be cold, its incredibly drinkable, very smooth and creamy.It lacks much complexity, slight fruits in the nose for me, but nothing amazing. I enjoy this beer when im just sitting at the bar shooting the breeze, a quality standby

Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev +9%
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.

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

Not a bad Irish Cream Ale, not bad at all.

Poured a clear and attractive deep copper with a creamy white nitro head. Nose was nice, quite malty and with hints of fruit and spice. Taste was clean but very smooth and creamy, middle note of fruit and malt, aftertaste a bit on the dry side. The nitro can works well for this brew, the head definatly adds something.

I could put away a good number of these I think, it strikes a nice balance of creaminess and lightness, good for year round consumption.


Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro can. A swirling light murky dirt brown, turns into a hazy opaque orange with a full one inch cap sized white head. Hops and caramelized sugar grace the nose. Up front, a thin, yet satisfied palate – the nitro takes full affect via the decent malt flavorings, fresh fruit and some nutty offerings in the body. Pretty well balanced. Creamy and slick hops make this one well rounded; all in all a decent cream ale.

Photo of halo21
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro can opens up very carbonated. Had a 4 pack and all four 'exploded' even with some of them sitting s few days upright and chilled. It was odd...

Looked a pale golden yellow with a very white head. Head lasted the whole way to the bottem of the glass.

Smell VERY solfty - still cant distinguish what it is of though.

Tastes light and bubbly with a buttery and creamy aftertaste.

Feels smooth going down and defitnatly something I could drink many of in a row....In fact I have been.

Photo of allengarvin
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Say what you will about nitro beers: regardless, they pour out exceptionally beautifully. After a minute of settling, there's a still a luscious, thick white head nearly an inch deep. Rest of the beer is a dark, clear gold color.

Aroma: Sweet, apple-juice aroma.

Flavor: Light caramel flavor, subdued hops, and a lot of fruitiness make for a fairly simple but reasonably tasty combination. Touch of buttery diacetyl at the end.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, nitro feel, a little powdery in texture. I admit I dislike the sensation.

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

Pint nitro-widget can. Poured a butterscotch gold, with one of the nicest reverse cascades I've seen from one of these cans. Aroma was sugary. Flavors were all of a sweet variety, without the beer being overly sweet itself- caramel, brown or raw cane sugar, toasted oatmeal. Watery in the moutfeel, but this is always the case with a nitro can pour. Overall, the beer seemed too processed.

Photo of Thrasher
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ripe copper-gold with thin, sticky head from nitro. Aroma of oaky chardonnay which is carried over into the flavor to marry with sweet malts and an ale fruitiness. There is a slight sharpness and sourness to the hops which is typical of many European brews. The beer is pleasantly buttery, and relatively full-flavored for a nitrogen can, but doesn't do much to excite the palate, or other senses for that matter. Perhaps it can be best appreciated as an exercise in restraint. Prolonged exposure to this beer will add to its appeal (i.e. the more you drink, the better it tastes). It may serve well as an accompaniment to a meal of hearty but bland lamb stew, or possibly a very mild cheese, or perhaps it may be best suited to soothe the stomach after a round of Jameson. Another decent nitro offering that again raises the question of when and where can I find my beloved Mansfield Ale?

Photo of SheepNutz
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro can poured into a snifter. It pours a medium copper color with just a little bit of head. There is a touch of lacing on the glass. The smell is sweet and malty, a little light. Some caramel aromas. The tsate is malty as well, but has a bit of fruitiness to it. There's a little bit of hops, but nothing really exciting going on. The mouthfeel is decent for a nitro beer, and the drinkability is fairly good too. Just needs a little bit more in the taste department.

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