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Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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491 Ratings

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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%

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:
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(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002)
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Photo of tieffenbrucker

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +48.4%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-30-2011 03:44:54 | More by tieffenbrucker
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2.48/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-23-2011 04:56:20 | More by drabmuh
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New York

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
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

Serving type: nitro-can

06-20-2011 01:42:34 | More by atr2605
Photo of BelgiumBill


2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
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


Serving type: nitro-can

06-20-2011 00:50:40 | More by BelgiumBill
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-06-2011 16:47:41 | More by Knapp85
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3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-21-2011 01:56:45 | More by alankwak
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3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

Serving type: nitro-can

05-14-2011 01:11:44 | More by Illtryit
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North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
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

Serving type: nitro-can

05-07-2011 00:38:09 | More by brentk56
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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-01-2011 03:16:38 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of womencantsail


3.2/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-28-2011 18:50:28 | More by womencantsail
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3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

Serving type: nitro-can

04-08-2011 22:47:07 | More by HardTarget
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3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-05-2011 01:08:46 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of JohnnyS17


2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-01-2011 04:06:41 | More by JohnnyS17
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3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Serving type: nitro-can

03-30-2011 03:45:35 | More by rsdaugherty
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2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-18-2011 22:58:48 | More by damndirtyape
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2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-18-2011 20:10:46 | More by richkrull
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3.43/5  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

Serving type: nitro-can

03-18-2011 02:08:35 | More by Jimmys
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North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
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!

Serving type: nitro-can

03-17-2011 17:59:51 | More by tjdietz
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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-16-2011 23:08:10 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A orange ruby copper color body. Off white head that looks amazingly creamy. Very sticky lacing.

I get a toffee, burnt caramel and hazelnut smell. Very delicious aromas coming through.

Vanilla, burnt caramel, hazelnut, some toffee mixing very well together. Quite delicious all around!

Medium to approaching on the thick side. Feels great in the mouth. Very light to barely any noticeable carbonation.

This is very drinkable! The taste, the body is just awesome. I wish I bought a few more of these.

I don't understand the decent reviews but this is a great beer to try.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-14-2011 23:57:16 | More by 9InchNails
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3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours to a slow cascade effect like expected. beautiful and fun to watch on a golden beer. it is dark honey colored with a nice frothy light tan head that stays. has great lacing

S-a very weak scent of honey and weak barley. smells like a creamy adjunct

T-initial reaction: i'm not finishing this. it hits with an oddly tangy taste of light honey. the after-taste is of honey as well. the problem is this odd tangyness. it makes it difficult to enjoy.

M-it has a creamy and low carbonation mouth feel with a decently crisp finish

D-despite my initial reaction, i did finish this. i noticed with this one, the trick is to drink it quickly. not focusing on the tastes really helps this flavor. its actually not a bad drinker.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-13-2011 21:05:38 | More by AdamBear
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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Coppery color with a 2-finger nitro head. The cascade affect took place rather quickly, not hanging around. Creamy, lacy head reminiscent of freshly-whipped egg whites. Head didn't stick around or hold like I thought it was going to. (Updating my review, and the next can, a couple of days later, poured much better and retained it's 1-finger creamy head until the glass was empty.)

S: Fairly sweet, malty, bready aromas that reminded me a bit of mild banana bread.

T: A bit sweet on the palate with minor slightly bitter hop notes that aren't enough to balance out the sweetness of the bready malt. (Update: This isn't supposed to be hoppy though, and the malts should dominate.)

M: Relatively light and slightly off-balance, with a slightly bitter drying note to the finish.

D: I suppose sitting around, one could fairly easily drink several of these, although it's not one to really sit there and think about, or really enjoy. I have 3-more nitro-cans and suppose I'll finish them off over the next couple of weeks. Maybe one will be used to make a loaf of beer bread?

Serving type: nitro-can

03-13-2011 15:08:07 | More by JonathanG
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3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours beautifully...similar to a guiness with bubbles that raise to a creamy head. nitrogen widgets are fun.

smell is sweet with slight bitterness. very light smell overall.

taste is creamy and a little sweet with slight bitterness.very light and refreshing.

mouth is medium bodied with light carbonation. the creamy head is enjoyable.

wow this beer was a huge disappointment from the pour. what a beautiful start but it was all downhill from there. won't be going back very soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 21:26:15 | More by mryuk
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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear slightly hazy brownish color with a two finger nitro can head and leaveslittle or no lace. The aroma is of bread and butteriness. The taste. Is of toastiness and caramel malt with a little breadiness. The mouthfeel is a little thin but common for the style. The drinkability is okay there is nothing to make you dislike it and its an easy drink but there is nothing to make you want more either.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-20-2011 01:39:40 | More by goblue3509
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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

440 mL nitro-can at 45 degrees into a mug.

A: It pours a mostly transluscent light brown color with a finger and a half of ivory-white nitro head. This beer tends to leave a rifled look with bubbles sticking to the glass in that formation from the swirling of the pour.

S: Caramel, toasted bread, and lots of buttery notes.

T: Butter, caramel, nuttiness, strong breadiness, and some faint berry mixed in.

M: The body is medium-light with light carbonation.

D: I prefer a more quaffable brew in this style. There are more flavorful bitters in the 3.5% to 4.0% range.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-18-2011 15:31:07 | More by bucklemyshoe
Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.