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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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BA SCORE
77
okay

517 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002)
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genaro

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The color was dark gold with a creamy white head. The aroma was on the mild side. The taste was mellow and a little citrusy. The Irish malt was not too prominent. Overall it was a smooth beer with not much carbonation and it was not very bitter or sweet. The finish was slightly dry. I didn't find much to recommend it except it probably wouldn't be too bad with a heavy meal.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-07-2004 01:27:53 | More by genaro
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JackTheRipper

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one on a whim today.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color. Head is big and sticky, it lasted until I took the last sip of this beer and then called me a punk. I haven't seen a head like that since my last oatmeal stout.

Smell: Smooth malty smell, a little on the thin side, nose-wise.

Taste: Creamy and smooth. Hops are almost absent in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Again, smooth, creamy, and slick. I asked one of the more experienced patrons if these types of beers should be so (to me, at least) flat. Apparently that's how this beer is meant to be, so good on ya, mate.

Drinkability: Goes down surprisingly easy. Not something I'd necessarily buy a sixer of, but a pretty nice offering, nonetheless.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-04-2004 05:08:38 | More by JackTheRipper
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WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a perfect gold color with an awesome head; the picture perfect beer. The aroma is good. It is creamy with a malty scent. The taste is decent. It is pale and creamy with a real Irish ale flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with perfect carbonation. This drinks great. It has great flavor and awesome mouthfeel; finally an English ale I like.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2004 02:21:52 | More by WesWes
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Ilacquin

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer looked great, right from the start. Nice nitro cascade as it was poured, resulting in a 2 finger thick creamy head that left a heavy lace from start to finish. Color was an inviting gold/amber. Aroma was a bit light, very malty and sweet w/ very little hop character being evident.

This was my first try of a cream ale, and as I usually stick to stouts and porters, I was very skeptical that I would enjoy this beer at all.

Taste could only be described as "sweet" and "smooth". Very little bitterness or after-bite at all. Sweetness can become a little cloying after the first glass, but goes great w/ spicy food.

Could use a bit more hopp to balance the sweet and it's a bit thin on the mouthfeel, otherwise it would make a decent session beer. Overall I was pleasantly surprised, it now holds a spot as one of my favorite "light" beers.

BTW- these nitro cans tend to spew when opened

Serving type: nitro-can

01-02-2004 17:20:26 | More by Ilacquin
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 pint nitro can with widget. Pours a clear golden amber with a big frothy off-white head that lasts several minutes. Foamy lacing all over the pint glass. Floral hops jump out from the nose(a major surprise) before some caramel melds in. I don't really care for the mouthfeel. It's really smooth, but seems watered down, and all the carbonation must have gone to the head. Taste is medium malty, well hopped, and smooth and creamy. Not much else. It has a malty finish that is mostly smooth, with a touch of bitterness. Light enough to drink more than one, but not complex enough to want to.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-28-2003 00:43:22 | More by merlin48
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tfinn

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy pour slowly rises to reveal an amber colored ambrosia with a fine-bubbled cream head.

smells faintly of malt, with a slight tang.

it's not fancy. it starts smooth, rolls around the mouth smooth, goes down smooth, fades away smoooth. it's creamy and a little malty; not a trace of hops to be had. a definite no-brainer one-trick pony flavorwise. you won't be thrown into a philosophical tizzy unwinding the complex interaction between complex isomers with this one. it's just... smooth.

draining the glass yields fine clinging bubbles; common with the brews found in widget-equipped cans, I suppose.

this is pure nectar to my tastebuds. epitome of a session beer. I could easily drink this until I fell asleep in a puddle of my own drool with a hand clasped around the pint that finally did me in. (if only I could get Kilkenny in the US I could hold my own personal taste-off.)

Serving type: nitro-can

12-05-2003 07:04:41 | More by tfinn
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An interesting Irish ale. The bier poured out a wonderful golden color, and the density of the ale was forever omnipresent. The head, typical with a nitro can, lingered for a good long while. The aroma was sharp, almost cleansing the palate with every whiff. Interesting. The flavor is similar, leaving little if any aftertaste. The flavor almost seems to cut itself off at some point, leaving me wanting more complexity or something along those lines. Still, well worth the try.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: nitro-can

10-18-2003 12:33:03 | More by goindownsouth
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SetarconeX

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Never quite come across something quite like this, and it gets points for that. Visually, it's almost a piece of art. Nitro widgets really are fun sometimes. And it IS quite creamy. I wish all beers felt like this going down. Shockingly smooth.

The taste, however? Not bad. Not great, but not bad. Kinda malty, not too hoppy, exceedingly creamy, however. A decent ale, I suppose. Better on the visuals than the actual taste. Might make a decent brew at a holiday party.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-19-2003 19:41:00 | More by SetarconeX
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BitteBier

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An unappealing milky brown color quickly gives way to a brilliant copper hue that is topped off with a finger's worth of light beige foam that endures long but laces little. Smell is terribly weak with mere hints of crisp grains and creamy sweetness. This is a cream ale to be sure with a taste and texture that invokes dairy as much as it invokes beer. Grains and a bit of malty sweetness combine for a taste that is unsophisticated but, probably for the best, is largely overshadowed by the striking creaminess. Its smoothness is its greatest virtue, but I would happily trade it for some character.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-12-2003 18:54:53 | More by BitteBier
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clvand0

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very light amber color with a thick white (creamy) head that sticks around for a little while. Looks slightly watered down, but has a good head. The aroma is very weak, but a little metallic aroma is present and it is a little bready. This was surprisingly smooth to drink, but it didn't have a lot of character. It is a little bready just like the aroma but a little sweetness comes through after a little while. Slight metallic taste. Nothing too wonderful here, but it is pretty smooth.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-09-2003 13:10:33 | More by clvand0
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Most didn't seem to be very impressed with this beer, but I really thought it was quite good. Just as the name says, it is indeed quite creamy. The smell seemed "light" but pleasant, and the taste, although indeed creamy, was mild and not at all strong. In fact, unlike most "widget can" beers from the UK, this one seemed almost thirst quenching. A really easy beer drink, Wexford is nice and smooth.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-23-2003 06:12:24 | More by SilentSabre
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scottum

Vermont

2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy amber with a slim nitro head. Another brew that would be nothing without the nitro. Smooth mouthfeel is nice, but for a nitro brew this mouthfeel is subpar. Sweet malts and weak hops don't help the brew too much. I will not recomend this beer. There are many better brews out there. Although, anytime you pickup 64oz of beer for $3 in Boston, you feel good about it.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-20-2003 21:48:11 | More by scottum
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mickeymac

California

3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a nitro can, the clover honey-colored beer cascades down the side of the glass, leaving a thick white head on top. The head sticks around to the end and leaves lace all the way down the glass. The smell is bready, with barely detectable hops. Not a lot is happening in the taste, either. A bit of biscuit is noticeable, and it has a sweetness that becomes more pronounced after a few drinks. All in all, the taste is pretty uninspired. The mouthfeel is fairly nice, and it does go down well. It's not a terrible choice for a warm day, but better choices abound.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-17-2003 23:26:06 | More by mickeymac
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marc77

California

2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear light auburn hue. Typical cascading effect yields a creamy, steely, utterly uniform, massed cream white head that leaves Belgian lace. Roughly floral hop nose akin to dried Chamomile is accompanied by mild bubblegum esters and subdued, but detractingly metallic tinged grainy sweetness. Odd and unenticing aromawise. Blurred light caramel upfront in flavor is lazily ensued by a faint, earthy and herbal hop presence with meager perceived bitterness. Vapid bready basemalt notes along with light bubblegum esters surface mid palate and provide a clement, yet obtrusive grain and flavored flouride treatment impression. The overall flavor profile is virtually static and doesn't change appreciably as the beer breathes. Lean, passably dextrinous in mouthfeel, but stagnant and lacking any vibrancy that would otherwise be present without the nitrogenation. Finishes with a brief metallic surge followed by fading cidery sweetness. This beer tastes flat and lifeless, yet manages to sit heavily on the palate. Even Boddingtons has more overall character. Buying a four pack was quite a mistake. Yawn inducing at best.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 01:19:18 | More by marc77
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kindestcut

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Wexford Cream Ale shot forth from the nitro can quickly, settling after a few minutes with a snow white head atop a glass of clear gold. It really was a beautiful pour...one of the best I've ever seen from a nitro can.

The aroma was of sweet malt and distant hops. I agree with the BA's who noted a very faint cinnamon at first taste that quickly gives way to subtle hops and a bitter aftertaste. There is no carbonation to speak of, which is normal for a pub draught ale, but I'd like this beer a lot more if it had some bubbles.

Given the smoothness of this beer, the mouthfeel and drinkability is good. I liked it a lot more after the third swallow...a beer that really grew on me.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-07-2003 04:08:24 | More by kindestcut
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oberon

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very creamy ale for sure,pours a medium copper color with a great creamy,sticky head,after that it loses some luster.Slight mineral like malty aroma but not much there.Taste has some slight malty fruitiness but again not to much,an easy drinker and nice looking but nothing in betwwen

Serving type: nitro-can

07-29-2003 04:16:58 | More by oberon
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TheDM

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a large creamy head of very fine white bubbles, which later settled to a small head, and a transparent amber body. As I drank from my mug, it left behind a most excellent clinging vine lacing that never sagged! It has a mild hoppy aroma with a very smooth initial taste that smoothly finishes. It has a very warm somewhat chewy flavor of malts and bread.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2003 22:55:21 | More by TheDM
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a large invigorating long lasting white creamy head with fine sized bubbles. There was no carbonation observed with this beer. The nose was fruity. The hue of this beer is golden. The mouthfeel of this beer was thin. It has excellent lacing on the sides of my mug. It has a mild aftertaste to it and a slight bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2003 01:02:10 | More by hotstuff
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one creamy beer, hence the name. But that seemed to be all it had going for it. Light malt taste and no hops detected. After the gorgeous head the body was quite thin in appearance and taste. It finishes with a candy like sweetness. This might be a good after dinner beer if you want something sweet but not too aggressive.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2003 07:57:11 | More by granger10
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Morris729

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a tall white head that is somewhat loose and watery but surprisingly has a nice retention. Aroma is quite faint but there are notes of sweet malts and a touch of buttermilk. Very smooth and creamy in texture (no doubt due to the nitro can) that turns a bit thin towards the end. As with the nose, the taste is also a bit bland with notes of caramelized malts and fruit with only a hint of hop bitterness towards the finish. A decent brew but fairly boring.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-16-2003 23:48:32 | More by Morris729
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's the only Irish Cream Ale I was found, so there's nothing to compare this to. Copper colored with an off-white, cascading, creamy head and trails of lingering lace. The aroma is tea-like and wet mowed lawn. The Medium/full malt is slightly mealy, but not in a bad way. The tea-like hop bitterness is fairly well proportioned to the maltiness. Slightly metallic and a trace of citrus flavors. Really smooth and balanced.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-10-2003 07:12:48 | More by BeerResearcher
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Pegasus

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Roils spectacularly when poured, the cream-colored head develops fairly slowly in the maelstrom of carbonation. Once the beer has settled, the head is about a quarter of an inch thick, but very dense and creamy; the beer itself is a clear medium amber color with modest carbonation.

Aroma: Caramel malt notes and a distinct butter note predominate along with some mild hops.

Taste: Begins with toasted malt and caramel, followed by a harsh and metallic bitterness. Towards the end of the taste there is an odd juxtaposition of berry fruit and vanilla notes. The finish is dry and slightly bitter.

Mouth feel: Extraordinarily smooth and creamy.

Drinkability: The nitro widget tries to raise the bar for this rather mediocre beer, with only limited success. The nitro device is better applied in Young's Luxury Double Chocolate Stout or Young's Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-11-2003 21:26:17 | More by Pegasus
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kbub6f

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a day in my fridge, reviewed 45F-60F.

As expected, a dense, white nitro head leaves a thin film of lacing that covers the glass. A milky-gold cascade gives up a pretty, deep amber-colored beer.

The smell is British-malty, sweetish, somewhat metallic. Bananas in the front; sweetish maltiness with British butterscotch in the middle; a somewhat original bitter finish. As it warms, the metallic taste goes away, replaced by slight graininess. The feel is thick, nitro creaminess.

Overall, this is a fairly weak, uninteresting beer. It's drinkable, but really -- why?

Serving type: nitro-can

03-28-2003 13:36:43 | More by kbub6f
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This nitro-can ("serve well-chilled" preaches the label) pours out a caramely/ amber, nearly opaque, and clear at the bottom, with a milky white head. Aromas are slightly sharp and almost sour, and take some getting used to, but before long they begin to sort themselves in the senses. Some fruit--bananas?!?!?!citrus, littles whiffs of vanilla, and so far our lead flavor sensation is that of Banana Cream Pie!
The head is like a thick shroud that one needs to swim through to get to the actual beer, this goofy, custardy flavor, and then, once traversed, you are left with the actual beer, then it vanishes, the cream, in a swift, and easily forgettable finish.
Flavor is nutty, and very smoooth, and perfectly balanced. Malt is strongly felt, and hops definitely take a backseat, if they are along for this ride at all.
Now I get it, at long last. The beer is a traditional malty, non-hoppy Irish Red Ale, and it's fortified by this creamy head. So there ya go! The flavor comes in waves here...cream, nuts, malt. Easily downable this one, but unlikely to hold my particular interest for long. Then again, are they brewing it for my particular interest in the least? Hell, no!
A nice session ale, pass the darts, and what did you say about me sainted mother?!?!?!?

Serving type: nitro-can

03-27-2003 00:02:57 | More by feloniousmonk
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francisweizen

Alaska

2.4/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This nitro beer poured wonderfully. It had a beuatiful cascade and a nice colour to it. The head was very ample but the smell was sickly sweet and not very good. Perhaps this is a stale can???I do not know because there was no date code listed. This tasted tooooo sweet. I could barely taste any hops...all I tasted was sweet cream and nastiness. One of the worst beers that I have sampled recently. I'm pretty sure I got a bad can, cuz I have heard good things about this beer. The mouthfeel was good, but the drinkability hass to be chopped down due to the smell and the taste of this beer.
Not my favorite!
Cheers!,
F.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-21-2003 07:50:30 | More by francisweizen
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