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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 HochFliegen
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured the Wexford Irish Cream Ale and was impressed with the nice thick and creamy white head ontop a pale gold body.
The smell was very simple of malt and a hint of vanilla. It wasnt a very strong aroma and it was quite hard to detect. The taste was mildy malty with a tad bitter in the end. A bit on the watery side with a low carbonation which one would expect from the nitro can. The low carbonation makes it a very smooth finishing beer that leaves a slight taste lingering on the palate.
I tasted this beer right out of the fridge after over 8hrs in and as it warmed the flavors really came out and I enjoyed it much more so than at the cooler temp. Can says serve well chilled next time id serve slightly chilled.

Photo of mclanem
4.29/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer is a brownish tan very creamy and thick looking. poured with a great thick white head loved it.

Smell: just a simple beer smell hops barley a bit floral.

Taste: I loved this beers flavor a very smooth very balanced nice hops flavor. a little floral like th smell.

Mouthfeel: This beer is has an Ideal feel for me very creamy and thick. Great carbonation.

Drinkablilty: I could drink many of these, very good beer I was surprised it didn't have a higher average rating.

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

I find this beer to be quite favorable in just about any situation. It is a smooth easy drinking beer and very welcoming to the palate.

I had this from a nitro can to a very nice Swedish glass mug.
While the style of cream ale is traditionally American and tends to be more on the honey colored lager side this has a very Irish red hue to it by comparison. Perhaps that's why it is an "Irish Cream Ale". It is pretty clear and has a nice head that laces the glass magnificently.

The smell does give off a bit of the traditional Irish ale smell a bit hoppy but not overly bitter. It's aroma is well balanced and one does not find himself over powered by any one scent. It is good to let this one breath just a little bit to bring out some more of the flavors.

The taste is also well balanced. It has some hop flavor but again nothing that is usually as strong as a traditional Irish ale and so it tends to be more on the cream ale side of things. Perhaps some traces of vanilla.

Light carbonation on this can. It's mouthfeel is actually a little on the creamy side. It goes down smooth and is very easily complimented.

Photo of OStrungT
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden yellow with a thick creamy looking white head. The head fades slowly leaving thick laces.

This beer has a malty aroma. Some caramel is present. It has a slight vanila aroma also. It is just a little hard to detect any strong aroma. It is kind of boring.

This beer has a very mild malty flavor. Very slight caramel sweetness. Nothing else at all.

This beer is very creamy. It goes down smooth, leaving a very slight malty aftertaste.

Since this beer has almost no flavor or aroma, I think it would make a decent session beer. Also, with a low alcohol content, it would be easy to have a few. Not much to this beer. Better than bud though.

Photo of cameraman
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro can, a deep golden color developes after the nitrogen settles, a nice thick head is there at the end. A lite citrusy scent is there at first, followed by a sweet creamy aroma at the end. The taste is what one would expect, creamy sweet taste, a touch fruitiness, followed by a hint of bitterness from the hops. In the mouth it feels slightly rich, but a little more to a watery feel, and finishes dry at the end. This is a very drinkable beer a nice taste, with an excellent finish makes this a solid beer.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very deep copper color with a finger of thick and creamy head over top that gives no sign of breaking up. The requisite cascade from the nitrogen settles quickly and leaves a brilliantly clear beer. I really like the fortitude of the head on this beer. Its almost a colloid. Nose is light caramel and cream, with almost a hint of banana. Very mild, but very good. Flavor is more generically fruity than the nose, with a very healthy creamy character, finishing with just a kiss of bitterness on the finish that lingers just long enough to let me know its there. The feel is on the thicker end of moderate with a very light carbonation...as expected from a nitro can. Overall, this is a very tasty beer. I could see drinking this one to mix things up from time to time, as the ABV really makes it something to session, but there is enough flavor there to make it more approachable to me.

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

500 ml (?) nitro can purchased singly at LaBodega in Riverside, CA in March, 2006 for $1.89(?).

Pours a medium golden with a reddish tint with a nice creamy slightly off-white head. The nitro widget does its thing, making the pour very pretty, but not as pretty as a Guinness or a Tetley's.

Aroma is fairly weak- what's there is pleasant, but there's not much of it. Malt creaminess, slight vanilla.

Flavor is a nice creamy ale (as the style says), whith a slight oily hop counterbalance. Not bad, actually. Fairly simple flavor, very creamy mouthfeel, easy to drink.

Overall, if I wanted something pleasant to have without wanting to think about it, this wouldn't be a bad choice.

Photo of Enola
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a lighter colored beer. There was a creamy head as is typical with nitro beers. There was a little bit of bitterness in the smell. The taste had subtle notes of bourbon in it. I asked wcudwight his opinion and he seconded that. The mouthfeel was smooth. I could drink these again but I would not make a habit of it.

Photo of Lancer211
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a nitro can into a pint glass. Appearance is a deep goldenrod, almost orange even. As usual with nitro cans, head separates from the liquid immediately, with soothing waves of fine bubbles flowing upwards from the bottom. Head color is just barely off-white. Nice creamy white lacing which takes forever and a day to settle.

Smell is... a little bit of nothing, a hint of fruit but an overwhelming scent of.... old, that's the only way I can describe it.

Taste-- there's not a whole lot there, more flavor than a macro but less than many other cream ales. Malty at first, the vaguest taste of caramel and a slightly hoppy finish that increases towards the end of the beer.

I personally like the nitro mouthfeel, very smooth but not quite to the level of being flat. Beer flows down the throat very smoothly and easily. I feel like with a tad more flavor this could be a quite good beer.

Drinkability is good; could have many of these in a night.

This brew has a bit of sentimental value for me, it reminds me of sophomore year of college, but then again, I also feel like I shouldn't appreciate an English brew that claims to be Irish. All in all, a very drinkable beer, I would have it again if available, although it might not be my first choice.

Photo of Drew966
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, say what you will about nitro, it makes for a beautiful pour, truly a sight to behold. This beer poured a copper color with a creamy head from a one pint nitro can. Smell is on the malty side. The mouthfeel is luxurious as it usually is with nitro. Taste is pretty mild, malt up front fading to a little bit of a hop bite at the end (not much of one though). Very sessionable, not an outstanding beer by any means, but quite drinkable, and most definitely worth a try (unless you are a nitro hater of course, I think nitro beers have their place, much like malt liquor and Belgian ales have a place as different as they are, it just may not be the place you are at).

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.

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