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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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340 Reviews

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Reviews: 340
Hads: 595
Avg: 3.36
pDev: 21.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 49 | 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 woodychandler
2.99/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.9/5  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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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

This one pours a very murky honey cream gold in color that eventually settles down to a very clear and rich gold in color. The aromas consist of a good amount of malt and and toffee sweetness. It's pretty appealing. The flavors are very watery. You get a moderate amount of sweet, toffee esque malt with an ever so light bitter finish. The watery aspect, nitro can or not, really takes away from the potential flavor. It needs to be fuller in body and perhaps a bit richer. It's very, very light in body and the nitro can actually takes away from the beer. It started off pretty well, then quickly went downhill. I can see how drinking it would be easy though.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 14.9 oz. nitro can. Has a brown color with a slowly decending 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, slightly sweet. Taste is mild, some malt and hops. Feels creamy in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is not a bad selection at all.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a caramel copper. Head is typical of a nitro can, medium-sized, creamy, and milky white. The retention is, of course, excellent. The aroma is of sweet English malt, a bit fruity, with a little of that "gassy" nitro aroma. Wexford's taste is more of the same, English malt, sweet and mildly fruity. A note of honey is a bit of a surprise. This is better than the few creams I've tried before and is certainly easy-drinking; but then again, this isn't that great and not worth buying again.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the "well-chilled" nitro can. L3118-00:49. Sampled on March 22, 2014.

It pours a foamy "nitro-can" influenced caramel amber with a big head that slowly settles back while the carbonation bottles cling to the glass.

The aroma is caramel and toffee malts all the way with a definite sugar sweetness eking its way into the picture. Hops are near non existent.

The body is creamy and smooth but much of that ahs to be due to the nitro can.

The taste is also very sweet and caramel in nature with a fairly clean but mildly bitter hop finish. It is very English. Very pub quaffable.

I used to drink this one a lot but it does not appeal to me as much as it did 10 years ago. Changing palate I presume.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the nitro can that makes it resemble a pour from a Guinness nitro except for the blackness. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a creamy light tan colored head. Aroma is creamy with buttery notes of caramel. Taste is extremely smooth and thin with malt, caramel and a metalic taste. I absolutely love the appearance of the pour produced from nitro can's and this beer proves no different. However, it is just lacking on taste and body. Decent but nothing there that makes me want to try again.

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Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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!

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Photo of Brad007
4.35/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color with a two-finger head that looks nice in my pint glass.

Aroma is smooth, sweet and creamy. Like sniffing a container of heavy cream.

Taste is smooth and creamy with a bit of bitterness upfront followed by smooth grain. Very easy to drink.

Creaminess lingers in the mouth followed by the sweet and grainy texture and mild bitterness. Beer goes down very easily and the creaminess is much desired.

It certainly lives up to its' name. The nitro can helps this style and it certainly is a good example. Not your dad's Genny Cream Ale though.

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Photo of glid02
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Market Square Liquors in Tallahassee.

Pours a cloudy white color that cascades until it finally settles into a clear amber gold color with a creamy two-finger head. The head sticks around for the life of the beer, leaving sheeting on the side of the glass.

Smells of pale malts and non-descript fruits.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pretty lackluster, with grainy pale malt flavors and the same non-descript fruits floating around in the flavor profile. There's a very slight bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good - at first. Then it becomes apparent how much masking the nitrogen is doing and it thins out. The carbonation is small and grainy, so it goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good, though one of these is enough.

Overall I keep trying to get into draught can beers, but I just can't do it. Maybe it's best to save these for the pub.

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Photo of avalon07
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a nitro-can to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head and some good lacing.

S: There was malty, yeasty quality to the aroma, but not much else.

T: A kind of thin taste, with mild malt, yeast and very little hops. Reminded me of a lager-style beer.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is one of those beers that seems kind of average, mainly due to its style. It simply didn't have enough character to keep me interested.

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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”.

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Photo of tectactoe
2.14/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at my local Old Chicago. The beer pours a solid amber color with little haze and a creamy looking head. Very inviting. Unfortunately, I couldn't really get into this beer. The smell wasn't bad but it was hard to pinpoint. Slightly bitter and creamy with some faint fruit and alcohol on the nose. The taste wasn't appealing to me at all. No real presence of hops, slight malts, and lots of deep grape and alcohol flavors, very similar to that of "church wine". It left a sour and bitter taste on the tongue that wasn't very welcomed. The mouth was creamy and smooth while remaining overall pretty thin.

I couldn't really get into this. Bottom line: tasted a little to much like church wine for me. Almost doesn't even taste like a beer by the end of it.

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Photo of dar482
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a reddish amber color with a frothy, marshallow nitro head.

The aroma offers toasted malts, whole bread, hints of sweetness, familiar British yeast fruitiness of apples and year.

The flavor follows with that apple and pear flavor, toasted malts, sweet breadiness, hints of toffee, onto some hops balancing out the finish. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with typical nitro head.
Faint aromas, sweet light caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Once again, typical nitro ale characters..
Very sweet flavours, lots of toffee, caramel and faint toasty malt.
Could use more carbonation, feels a bit slick.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Shiner Bock pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Once the can is popped, the widget lets out a little whistle and cream-colored foam is poured into the can. The foam begins its cascading ascension to the top of the glass leaving behind a light brown body and eventually settles at a finger's worth of fluffy head.

S- Biscuity, buttery malts as per the usual pub-style aroma. A little sweeter-smelling than most, though.

T- Bready, doughy malt flavor that's sweet and has a slightly chalky aftertaste. Very, very smooth and unchanging with each sip consistently the same as the last. Low amount of bitterness and, as expected, a low alcohol presence.

M- Creamy but thin and light. Soft and fluffy with the so-called "flat" feel.

O- Pretty one-dimensional but good for what it is. Very easy and fun to drink.

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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.