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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
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555 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 16
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-24-2002

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Photo of drabmuh
2.48/5  rDev -26%
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.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.35/5  rDev 0%
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?!?!?!?

Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber color. Thick, off-white head that solidly coats the glass with lace. You gotta love the nitro-widget.

Very mild aroma of mainly pale malt and light hop. Standard fare for this style.

Sweet and thick--slightly sour in the swallow. Light hop in the background. Perhaps the best cream ale I've tasted--reminds me of a British mild. Not complex, but tasty.

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

14.9 oz. nitro-can, saw this at my local liquor store, never had it before, so here goes,

A: Pours a light amber, with a thick, off-white nitro head, which doesn't have the permenant head retention that I see in other nitro brews, mild lacing there as well.

S: Hints of malt and mineral water, a bit of sulfur, but faint.

T: Mild malty and buttery taste, some diacetyl noted, but the flavour is nice in this style of beer. A bit of earth from the English-style hops used here. A nice mix and balance of flavours.

M: On the thin side, but creamy and drinkable, refreshing.

D: Would be a good session bitter or cream ale type beer, I could see buying this again for the night, it is relatively cheap.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation (after the cascading head from the nitrogen widget) and some faint amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy beige head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts, honey, and light amounts of light fruits (apple and pear).

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of toasted and biscuit malts with some light amounts of honey/butterscotch and light fruit (apple) sweetness. There is a slight presence of grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness in the finish which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: I found this one to be real easy to drink and enjoyable though this is a style I likely enjoy more than a lot of other folks using this site. I like the bitterness towards the finish that lingers. Pairs well with snack foods while watching football this Sunday afternoon.

Photo of stakem
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If looks were everything, this would be a superstar...but then again any beer on nitro can have a pumped up visual appeal.

Initially pours a fairly clear light amber with little head, but as the nitro works it's magic, it builds a thick creamy head that lasts until the last sip.

Nose has some malty sweetness and a bit of hops, nothing really exciting.

Mouthfeel is quite light. As far as the taste goes, it seems a little watered down. It has some malt sweetness and finishes with a very faint bitterness from the hops. Overall it is balanced well and easy drinking, but the initial excitement from the nitro was more appealing than drinking the beer.

Photo of woodychandler
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This had a great cascading action, yielding a big, white head. Once the beer settled down, it was a light amber color with a sweet maltiness on the nose. It had a light mouthfeel, very creamy on the tongue, with a mild honey taste at the finish. It also left behind some great, clinging Belgian lace.

Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro can, widget and all, a hard pour elicits the expected creamy head and descending bubbles. This one pours hazy light amber with tons of tiny bubbles along the sides of the glass. Head is creamy off white and leaves oodles of frothy lacing. Nose is nutty, and malty. This is a light bodied ale, watery in the center. Lightly malty, hints of maple sugar on the lips. Goes down smooth and easy, fine light sessioner.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

440ml can purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA. I'm a sucker for a nitrogenated can, I know it. This one opens with the best of them, a huge sucking intake of noisy expansion, promising creamy glory below.

Looks the business. Smooth, creamy pour starts the beer of a sandy yellow hue, settling out to a rich copper with a very fine, creamy whipped meringue consistency head. Lacing is pointy and fine, sticking around for a long time. Body is light, and the bubbling is fine when tilted. Yeah, I love the look of this kind of beer, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Nose is mild and relatively smooth, with a light but pleasant creamy malt character backed up by a faint suggestion of earthy English hops. It's all very mild, but in a way that suggests intention and purpose. It's quite pleasant.

Taste is similarly mild, but again well-balanced and well thought out. Smoothness runs through the centre and the front of the palate, not so much giving much in the way of flavour, but laying down a weak malt basis. This is follows and punctuated by a dusky but clear hop character which provides a single counterpoint above and towards the back of the palate. Feel is smooth but light, and far from bloating.

This is a mild beer, but it's a pleasant one, with structure and with interest. It's also extremely accessible and very pleasant to drink. Yes, it's not going to wow you with flavour, but for what is presumably a pretty mass-produced English ale, there's a lot to like.

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-cans...they always amaze with the widget and cascading effect...and the creamy mouthfeeld. I have one here which I have yet to try. On to the beer:

Pours carmel colored, hazy and faded carmel color towards the top of the liquid, yet a clearish pale orange color towards the bottom. Lovely creamy head is sitting on top. The aroma was faint, but there's some fruity esters and a bit of cream. Taste...the grain is astringent and husky here. It's a little sweet, more faint esters. Not as creamy or smooth as other nitro beer's I've had. Leaves a slight gritty aftertaste.

Where's the cream? Solid, though a little more rough to take.

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

Poured from the nitro widget go can, into a nonic pint glass.

A one finger head creamy, off white sort of almost pink in color sits on a fairly good text book color amber body. Some very finite bubbles manage to stick around much of the edge of the glass.

Bouquet is a mild estery sort of fruity/marmalade, mixing in with a little bit of dry malt. At first opening, it doesn't come off that great but improves dramatically while resting.

Upon taste, body is what to be expected out of nitro, sort of rich and creamy. Mild malt backbone on this, kind of subdued, with some biscuit graham just faintly on the finish, and some faint banana.

Overall not bad, drinkable, no harm in having it, but probably wont grab another one in the future. This doesn't grab my attention very much.

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a ruby-orange with a creamy, soft white head that maintained for the remainder of the drink compliments of the widget.

S: very soft with traces of caramel.

T: light, dry caramel with a subtle dry floral bitterness. Really not much else to take from this. Overall flavor was pretty basic and non-descriptive.

M: felt, light watery at times with a slight dry floral bitterness.

D: Ok drinkability but really nothing special and gets boring half way through. Could live without.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a nitro-can into a shaker pint, the beer is a rich, crystal clear, caramel coloring with a great cascade on the pour and a dense, creamy, off-white head of about a half an inch that doesn't budge. Aromas of buttercream sweetness and roast, very rich. Flavors are light and roasty, on a thin, smooth body. Toasted grain and subtle, creamy sweet blend together well, with a slight bitterness at the very end to clean everything up. Flavors end up a bit on the light side, but very drinkable. Tangy sweet aftertase, with a slightly cloying, dry finish.

Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Kyoko for picking this up!

Pours a clear orange, massive thick white head forms, very creamy, excellent retention, forms a one finger layer, lots of lacing. Smell is sweet, honey, bread, some grass, light fruits, apricot and strawberry, light floral hopping, quite delicate but nice. Taste is similar, light honey and strawberry, light malts, some bread, caramel, sweet fruity finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, nitro smooth. Not bad, solidly drinkable. Thanks Kyoko!

Photo of tobelerone
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Say what you want about my tastes but at this point at least I am a bit of a sucker for these nitro cans. This beer looks beautiful; there's an exquisitely creamy head that hangs around forever and lots of froth just plastered to the side of the glass. Golden in color and clear enough to read this review through.

The downside of the nitro can is experienced in the aroma and taste. Smells faintly malty and sweet, with a metallic undertone, and very mild overall, perhaps a little buttery. Taste is the same but thankfully without the metallic aspect; just a lightly sweet and malty flavor with mildly bitter English hops.

Body is smooth and creamy, with low carbonation. A bit watery. Lingering aftertaste that's mostly bitter and a touch on the sweet side.

So this beer is far from profound. Still enjoyed it, more than most, apparently, but not as much as other nitro cans such as Young's Chocolate or even Tetley's. Worth a shot if you like this kind of thing.

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

Poured from 16 oz nitro can into a pint glass.

Appearance: attractive cascading head effect from nitro widget. The beer itself is clear and orange-gold.

Smell: nice, sweet malt aroma. Subtle and not too grainy.

Taste: a nice level of bitterness balances the basic malt flavor. It's not bad but not very interesting.

Mouthfeel: a nice creamy feel is imparted by the nitro widget. The body itself is medium.

Drinkability: I actually find this quite drinkable. Its general inoffensiveness would make it a pretty good session beer in my opinion.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Wexford Irish Crème Ale is decent. It is a nice change of pace from U.S. based beers. The beer pours a clear amber with finger thick foamy head which is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is dull with English noble hops being present. The taste is a smooth creamy flare with not a lot going on. Definite malt presents with some hops for balance. The mouthfeel is medium in body and flat. Overall it is ok.

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.