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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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338 Reviews

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Reviews: 338
Hads: 587
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 19
Gots: 46 | 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 ColTrain79
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass (nothing else)

1st review

A: The widget inside the can gives a good pour and leaves a one finger head. Bronze color.

B: Not a whole lot of aromatics, malty, and not real hoppy either. But pleasant.

T: very creamy, the beer mixed well with the head, some alcohol, but I enjoyed it.

M: Mixed feelings. it was very creamy which I enjoy greatly, may have have been creamier without nitrogen (some say No2 makes for more watery beer)

Overall: i enjoyed it and would recommend it to most people. Not a bad taste, great mouth feel, i would purchase again. (580 characters)

Photo of redfire89
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- It pours a milk chocolate color, then it has the cascade effect where it turns to a deep brown color.
S- Kinda hoppy not much aroma
T- Toasted malts,a little bread flavor
M- Really creamy, has a slight bitter finish to it.
O- It's not bad but I think that there are better nitro beers out there. (298 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

14.9oz can poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

Appearance - Bronze, clear body. Very creamy tight white head.

Smell - Maltiness. No hop presence. Dark fruit.

Taste - Milky cream. Slight alcohol. Very subdued.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth. Creamy and silky. Little to no astringency.

Overall Drinkability - First of the style I've had, I believe, so I'm rating as a beer (or at least to analogues) rather than in the specific style. Very creamy, smooth with no bite or sharpness. Makes a great desert beer. (509 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a nitro can my wife shared with me -poured chilled into a DFH shaped glass.

The color is deep amber with thick cream and lace sticks very well from the nitro creaminess. The clarity is lightly hazed and there are light brown accents. The smell has a gentle ripe banana and slight 'fruity' note in general, possibly yeast or hops, it is mild and fragrant. The feel is creamy and fruity with slight bitterness and semi-dry finish with moderate carbonation.

I like the flavor, it has some mild malt and light bitterness from the hops, but the main flavor influence is the yeast which gives a slight fruitiness and hint of caramel. The overall drinkability is good as this is a decent brew, but pretty average for the style (728 characters)

Photo of jayhawk73
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a bronze color w/ a one finger off white head. No noticeable carbonation, but amazing lacing. Nothing else really going on here.

S- Grain, malt, some hops. Somewhat bitter smell. Not very complex nose on this beer.

T- Fairly bitter, w/ hops and malt. Not impressed.

M- For a creme ale, this beer isn't creamy. It's thin, and and very one dimensional. It coats your throat w/ bitter grain, which lingers forever.

O- Can't recommend this beer. It just doesn't seem to do much well. (495 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber with a 1/4" of thick foamy head that lingers. Smells of sweet malt, mainly caramel. Taste is malty, creamy, and sweet. Mouthfeel is light bodied and mellow, very smooth.

Overall I'm not impressed. I'm always happy to try a new beer especially one considered a "classic" but I don't think I'll have this again. (329 characters)

Photo of tieffenbrucker
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: 14.9 fluid oz. nitrogenated tall-boy poured into stout glass.

Appearance: Typical nitro-can cascade effect, always fun to watch. When the bubbles settle the beer has a penny-copper, transluscent hue with a one-finger, creamy nitrogenated head.

Smell: Rich, sweet cream, butter, sugar, malt. Not much (if any) hops aroma. Be advised that a lot of this smell comes from the head, rather than the beer itself.

Taste: The cream comes through very strongly. Rich, sweet, with a mild hops finish. Definitely a beer geared towards the malt, rather than the hops.

Mouthfeel: This is where I'm torn. I understand why a lot of people demonize nitro-beers, given that the mouth feel is thinner, waterier, and less full-bodied than normal carbonation. But honestly, for this beer, nitro just WORKS. It is thinner than most, but the head flavor plus the sweet maltiness really makes it feel full-bodied.

Overall: This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite beers ever. I find myself seeking it out in any specialty beer store. I normally HATE nitro-beers (Guinness, Murphy's, Boddington's) but for this beer, I couldn't have it any other way. It's a cream ale, and meant to be enjoyed that way. As pure, uncarbonated, heady cream. (1,237 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
2.54/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

2001 a beer odyssey. Another nitro can. This stuff was left in my house by a family member and I quickly realized that I had never reviewed it. Poured into a Guinness imperial pint glass.

Beer is amber and clear with an exterior cascading head of nitrogen bubbles that forms a soft head of tiny bubble, with ultimately moderate to low aeration and minimal lacing on the glass. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet and grainy, kind of harsh, off putting.

Body is creamy and full, oddly bitter, grainy and harsh, some sweetness on the front, overall weak and nasty. People drink this beer? I don't like it at all. (604 characters)

Photo of atr2605
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light amber/copper color with a dense creamy head
S- smells of butternut toffee
T-rich buttery flavor, with a hint of the nuttiness on the finish
M-medium-full bodied. right on par for a cream ale
O-pretty good. I have only had a few cream ales and I do enjoy the style. It's subtle, very creamy, and looks delicious. Enjoyable brew (343 characters)

Photo of BelgiumBill
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Paid $2.49 for a single can at Total Wine.

I'm sorry, did open a beer or a cream soda?

i poured it into a Guinness pint glass which gave a 1 inch creamy head and gave way quickly. It was the exact color of a cream soda.

The smell was of sweet malts, not strong, not complex.

The flavors were weak, malty, sweetish, vanilla. Again, like a cream soda.

The mouthfeel was good but average for a nitro.

It was drinkable but overall I thought it was weak and watery. In fact, it seemed like the result of mixing 2 parts water to one part Guinness and at $2.49 a can hardly a value item

Pass. (592 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pretty cool, I loved the fact that it was in the nitro can similar to a Guinness. The pours was awesome on this brew. It was just like watching the pour of any other nitro brew but it's always amazes me. The color of beer is a light copper color with a very creamy white head. The lacing sticks nicely to the glass. The smell of the beer is a bit subtle, some sweet malts on the nose and a few other fresh grains. The taste is a bit weak but gives off a good creamy mouthfeel. Overall this beer it worth trying I think. I'm glad I did for sure. (558 characters)

Photo of alankwak
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper/Red and clear. Super head retention and lacing.

S: Not much going on here. Malty hint of beer.

T: Wonderful flavor of 2 row malt barley with a hint of fruit flavors. Low hop bitterness.

M: Full mouthfeel. Smooth too.

O: Although a nice beer I found this Ale to be empty on flavor but full on mouthfeel and appearance. Too little hop flavor/involvement. Intriguing was the fruit notes. (398 characters)

Photo of Illtryit
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

14.9 oz nitro can into 16 ounce mug.

Pours a clear copper brew with that nitro can super head which settles into a 1/2 inch ivory head. Several drinks in and the head is still there. There is more going on here than lacing...more like a foam coating on the sides of my mug.

Not suprisingly, a sweet cream aroma burst through.

Taste like sweet cream and vanilla. Mild and mellow flavors.

The best part of this beer is the feel. The head is so creamy and smooth, you could decorate a cake with it. Smooth, mellow, silky, creamy.

I'm impressed with this beer. Great dessert beer! (582 characters)

Photo of brentk56
2.44/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: All of the carbonation must have been used up when I opened the can as, within just a few minutes, the beer was pouring like apple juice

Smell: Buttery nose with a hint of caramel and bread

Taste: Fairly simple flavor profile, with grainy bread, a bit of butterscotch and a mineral character that dominates

Mouthfeel: Medium body but very flabby

Overall: I am afraid this one was a disappointment all around (423 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown amber and creates a perpetual white creamy head and lacing. Not bad looking and looks rather nice.

Smell: Yeasty malts and toffee but not much besides that.

Taste: Same as the smell but with slight hops to the taste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with no carbonation. Left a white mustache on my lips.

Overall: Not a bad beer and not very complex either. I can certainly drink this but I don't see myself buying any in the near future. (458 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is a nice amber color with a big white head on it that lasts throughout the duration of the pour.

S: Smells pretty nice. Toffee and bready malts with a slight hop aroma. Mild floral aromas from the hops and a bit of a honey type smell to it. Fairly sweet all around.

T: Unfortunately, the flavor isn't quite as good. Much more bitter than anticipated with a lot of it seeming to come from malt, perhaps it's astringency, then. Lightly biscuity and bready giving the sweetness.

M: Medium in body with the smooth carbonation given by the nitrogen.

O: Smells nice but the flavor was pretty disappointing. Don't know if I'd be interested in having this again. (671 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nitro can gives a big foamy glass that gives a cascade of falling bubbles. Beer settles down to a tight creamy head and a deep amber glass with good clarity.

Smell: Lots of butter and apples, a bit of a yeasty note as well.

Taste: Sounds funny, but tastes like an English Bitter. Reminds me of many of the ales I tasted in London. Mild overall with some apple juice and yeast flavor. Only a hint of hop leaf in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, yet lively in the mouth, finishes off dry.

Overall: A nice beer. Not going to get me out of bed in the morning, but much better than many other 5% beers out there.

Thanks to IlludiumQ36 for the sample! (661 characters)

Photo of cdkrenz
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A - For a beer sporting the widget I have to say I'm not all that impressed with the waterfall. That being said the copper body topped by a nice foam of pale tan head is a nice sight.

S - Mildly sweet roasted caramel and whiskey aroma.

T - It defiitely has that bitter Irish whiskey flavor down. While I'm not a big fan of the style I must admit this is what I would imagine it should taste like.

M - Smooth and creamy. Soft and silky.

~ If your a fan of the style you'll likely enjoy this brew. The nitrogen infusion really makes for a smooth texture and soft finish. In my opinion I don't think this to be an all that drinkable brew. (640 characters)

Photo of JohnnyS17
2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I watched the bartender pour the beer completely wrong, but oh well. The first thing you notice is the nice, foamy, creamy head that retains itself through the entire drink. The lacing is impressive as it coats the entire glass. The of the ale is a dark copper, initially cloudy, but then relatively clear.

The scent is weak, probably because it is masked by the thick head. There is a slight sweetness with a malty background. The taste is different, a burnt malt taste with a bitter finish. It is completely smooth with a medium to heavy body.

Overall, it was a decent beer. Something that would go well with a heavy dinner, but I wouldn't drink it outside of that. (669 characters)

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-can into pint glass
A - Clear copper red, with the nitro can appropriate creamy off-white head, inviting appearance 4
S - A malty sweetness/toffee, with butter and a slight floral hop scent 3
T - Toasted malts & grains throughout, very smooth from the nitro carbonation as well as a good balance, caramel notes, a mild but poorly executed hop bitterness 3.5
M - Medium body with a light foot print, or could I better say creamy structure with a light thin mouth feel 3
O - A brew that I am glad I tried, and may try again if I see it on tap in a pub but won't seek it out again in a nitro-can. 3.5 (603 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
2.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip stout glass. While there were date and time stamps on the bottom of the can, what it meant wasn't obvious to me.

Appearance: Pours that wonderful to watch nitro-can effect - the foam cascading down the glass slowly clearing up to show a clear dark copper (with shades of red) beer with a very persistent and densely thick light tan head, about 1/2" thick. Big sheets of lacing noted. Outstanding looking beer.

Smell: Weak tea and something metallic. There is a hint of something sweet in there (the malt) but it's not...well...appealing.

Taste: When cold this is really not great at all - kind of like drinking water that has rust in it - the metallic comes out that strong. But this is an English ale of a supposed Irish style, so it needs to warm up. Once warmed up it's better but still not great. The malt comes out more up front, with some toasted malt flavor in there briefly, moving quickly into a classic English bitter finish. The metallic flavor gets muted as the beer warms up but it's still there in the background. Meh...I've had better English bitters.

Mouthfeel: Quite creamy and smooth with very mild carbonation (or nitrogen release - not sure here) on the tongue. But after the initial creamy and smooth sensation it gets a little watery in the back of the throat.

Drinkability / Overall: High marks for appearance but what lies under the appearance is not great. Maybe there is reason this recipe from 1810 was left in 1810. It didn't quite work well with the meal I had (porkchops and snap-peas) but maybe with the right meal it would work. No, one is enough - I can't see having more. Neat to try for the appearance and the fun of a nitro-can, but that's it. (1,707 characters)

Photo of richkrull
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this one yesterday at Paddy Coughlan's Irish Pub in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Poured a bubbley amber color with a little bit of white head on it. Aroma is not real strong, some malt, maybe some honey to it. Taste left a bit to be desired. Very sweet and slightly bitter. Didn't really care for it. Light bodied beer. Couldn't drink too many of these. Worth a try on St. Paddys day, but I probably won't look for it again. (421 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: beautiful pour from this 440mL nitro can. bright copper with a thick, creamy white head. great lacing left behind.

S: sweet corn. maybe a hint of diacetyl. caramel. really low and faint aromas.

T: pear-malty aspect to it. actually a few other mild fruit flavors. banana and apple. a light touch of vanilla. light bitterness in the finish.

M: smooth and creamy. gotta love the nitro. super light body.

D: super simple, super drinkable. almost too light is my only real complaint. however, i know this is supposed to the status quo as far as english bitters (564 characters)

Photo of tjdietz
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a nitro-can into a 20 oz. tumbler.

A- If you think the cascade is cool on Guinness, try on a lighter colored beer! Poured a nice yellow color that settled into a beautiful amber with 2 fingers of head. Left lacing along the glass as drank.

S- some malt, breadiness and nuts (hazelnut?) with a slight tinge of hops.

T- Very malty and smooth with a clean bitter finish. Some butteriness in there as well.

M- Very creamy due to nitro, but suites this beer well think!

Overall a very drinkable brew, I prefer this to anyother in this style that I've had! Would gladly pick up regularly! (599 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed some of these for St. Patria day. Drinkin one while I'm preparin my Corned Beef

Pours a clear amber with a super creamy off-white head. The nitro effect is always awesome. Nice lacing.

Aroma is malty with a hint of noble hops. Not much more.

Taste is ok. Smooth and malty. Low carb like most nitro beers are.

Mouthfeel is a little heavier than I think it should be but not bad.

Overall a good English cream ale that comes from Ireland. (448 characters)

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.