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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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532 Ratings

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of SilentSabre
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.

SilentSabre, Aug 23, 2003
Photo of scottum
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.

scottum, Aug 20, 2003
Photo of mickeymac
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.

mickeymac, Aug 18, 2003
Photo of marc77
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.

marc77, Aug 13, 2003
Photo of kindestcut
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.

kindestcut, Aug 07, 2003
Photo of oberon
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

oberon, Jul 29, 2003
Photo of TheDM
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.

TheDM, Jul 23, 2003
Photo of hotstuff
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.

hotstuff, Jul 16, 2003
Photo of granger10
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.

granger10, Jul 14, 2003
Photo of Morris729
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.

Morris729, May 17, 2003
Photo of BeerResearcher
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.

BeerResearcher, May 10, 2003
Photo of Pegasus
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.

Pegasus, Apr 11, 2003
Photo of kbub6f
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?

kbub6f, Mar 28, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
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?!?!?!?

feloniousmonk, Mar 27, 2003
Photo of francisweizen
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!

francisweizen, Mar 21, 2003
Photo of Dantes
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Package: 1 pint “nitro-widget” can. No decipherable date information, but can is stamped on the bottom with some sort of batch/date code.

Cost: $5.99 a 4-pack at Bottle King ($1 more than all the other pub draught 4-packs)

Presentation: Imperial Pint glass at 50º

Appearance: Beautiful “widget-can” pour. Super-tight, voluminous, bone-white head with furious cascading under it for at least a minute. Body resolved to a crystal-clear red-gold color with a firm 1½” replenishing cushion. Filled the pint glass to perfection like it was auditioning for a commercial (or like Lana Turner filled a sweater), this is what a beer should look like when poured.

Smell: Almost non-existent aroma, with perhaps a whiff of doughy bread and malt sweetness.

Taste: Very pleasant taste upfront, helped by the creamy nitro-boosted texture and soft, sweet graininess. The hops seem an afterthought, but are faintly present. This is a true cream ale, with little pretense of palate-busting hoppiness or complexity. All of the flavor is at the beginning, with little body to carry it through the middle to the watery finish.

Mouthfeel:. Very luxurious and mouthfilling at first-quaff, but flavors are very evanescent, fading quickly. Body becomes a bit watery and thin however. After furious cascading effect, carbonation settles down to a fine, subtle sparkling sensation, reminiscent of an English casked ale.

Drinkability: This beer is eminently poundable, and worth recommending to a neophyte looking to step up to something better than the typical macro. Slightly higher ABV than some Irish cream ales is not apparent.

Pretty representative of what a cream ale should be. By no means something worth killing yourself to find, this is an unchallenging beer that might be perfect for that hot summer day or that inveterate macro-drinking friend. An imported Genny Cream!

Bottom Line: Might not be worth a premium, unless your enamored with the “widget can,” but an easy-drinking, beautiful-looking beer.

Dantes, Mar 10, 2003
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

looks good and it's easy to drink, but that's about all this brew has going for it. i hadn't had a wexford in a while but remembered it having much more flavour in the past. the flavour is definitely lacking here. hints of caramel and maybe a bit of a buttery taste, but at times i felt like i was just drinking creamy water, if that makes any sense. pours a nice amber with a solid head that lasts (as expected w/a nitro). it's very creamy, but not overly thick. not a bad brew, but certainly nothing to write home about.

SixpointJMH, Feb 21, 2003
Photo of Mitchster
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great looking brew. Typical nitro-can, huge, thick, creamy white head that lasts forever with thick sheets of brussels lace. The cascade effect seems to take forever to clear...more so than other nitro's I've had. Brilliant light-orange to light amber in color with very mild carbonation and microscopic bubbles. Aroma is interesting...The first thing I notice is...gasp....cloves?...wheat?...the alien step-sister of Unibroue? Hrmm, smells like the yeasty dredges of a fresh bucket of hybrid wheat homebrew.
Mouthfeel is soft and silken with a light body. Taste begins with a subtle bavarian wheat, phenolic character, quickly fades into a metallic note, and ends with a very wet, soft, mildly roasted malt finish with no noticeable hop aroma, flavor, or bitterness. Very drinkable...not at all complex...meant to be drank in mass quantities.

Mitchster, Feb 12, 2003
Photo of AudioGilz
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This cream ale poured with the same effect as Guinness Draught from the same type of can. The cascading effect was just as enjoyable to watch, but different shades of color.
Appearance is darker tan with an off white ample head.
Taste: Wow, this beer is SOO smooth and easy to drink. But it is also bland, so if you're looking for strong flavor, look elsewhere. But for easy drinkabilty and smoothness, this is the one. There is no detection of hops whatsoever.
Mouthfeel is very creamy and buttery.
This cream ale is super smooth and reeks of "drink me all night" quality.

AudioGilz, Jan 26, 2003
Photo of JISurfer
4.47/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Friggin' awesome! The seperation when you pour it
is just like Guinness, but cooler. Maybe it's the
lighter color or something, but it's really cool how it
Smell: There's a smell of a cream, mixed with milk and butter.
Taste: The taste is one of a kind. It's soooo smooth. Tastes like
cream and butter. Hopefully it's not as fattening.
Mouthfeel: This was very smooth and went down so easily. It was
so smooth, it just rolled down my tounge. Kind of left
a small amount of a film in my mouth.
Drinkability: I could drink this all day long, if I didn't get yelled at
by my fiancee that is. Maybe it's my catholic genes
in me, but this is a very drinkable beer and dare I say,
the best cream ale.

JISurfer, Jan 12, 2003
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe I’m a “Beer Purist”, maybe overly so as I just don’t care for nor have I found many non-macros in cans nitro or otherwise to be very appealing, drinkable yes, anything but poor to average “No”! My Christmas rant so forgive this retched old humbug for his railings.

The beer pours a crystal clear amber color, the head quite creamy in texture, the size modest, and the lace quite fine and adequate to cover the glass. Malt aromas dominate the slightly sweet nose; start is also sweet and the top skeletal. Finish is sparsely hopped little if any carbonation; this was not unexpected due to the style, dry aftertaste. “Average”, and leaves me wanting to sample that great big bad boy “Barley Wine” in the fridge. Hopefully tonight after all the family Christmas Cheer has subsided to a dull roar and I’m back home pounding on the keys and reading all the wonderful “BA Christmas reviews and forum post”.

Gusler, Dec 25, 2002
Photo of mjohn27603
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out of the can with a cream or beige color. Beer sits in the glass with a golden color with a dense brilliant white head. Typical appearance of nitro can product. I smell a little banana. Taste a slight banana and a sweetness. Not as creamy in mouthfeel as some other nitro cans. Some bitterness is detectable in the finish and aftertaste. Some malty flavors. Some sourness. You could have more than one.

mjohn27603, Dec 20, 2002
Photo of StevieW
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate amber color, with a creamy rich beige head from the nitro can. Nice lacing down the glass. Faint sweet malty smells, not much else. Taste is a mild combination of carmel malt sweetness and a thin hop presence, if any. Slightly waterly feel, and thin finish. No earthy undertones to it, like soem other notable Irish-Red Ales. Easy to drink, and good with hearty fall meals. I paired this with a pork chop with carmel apples, mashed potatoes and vegetables. I don't think it stands alone very well.

StevieW, Oct 27, 2002
Photo of putnam
4.3/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color is a reddish tan/brown. Aromas are of trading-card bubble gum, honey, warm milk and ripe bananas. Flavors are a sweet blend of cream, tropical fruit, honey and just enough bitterness to give the hedonistic elements a little thrust and shape. Smooth smooth and extremely drinkable.

putnam, Oct 14, 2002
Photo of dpend
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not super-impressed with this ale.I would like to try it on tap to give it a fair shot though.The nitro-cans down here can go through hell sometimes.It wasn't bad,but was lacking in taste,aroma and had a very watery mouthfeel for a Cream Ale.I think I will change glasses also to try and get the head to stay up a little longer and also trap a little nitrogen.I think that may have contributed to the watery feel.

dpend, Sep 13, 2002
Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.