Wexford Irish Cream Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

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77
okay

547 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 15
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 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.

Photo of Brad007
4.38/5  rDev +30.7%
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.

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -10.4%
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”.

Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of avalon07
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of aasher
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of tectactoe
2.08/5  rDev -37.9%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very similar to Caffrey's in appearance and taste, but I thought this was slightly better. Very creamy with a long-lasting head. Butterscotch color during the pour was nice. Very mild flavor.

Photo of puboflyons
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

The color is a nice copper-amber. It pours a nice, firm head and leaves some light clean lacing.
The smell is a tangy slight sweetness, perhaps apple or orange, with a hops background presence.
There is more malt in the taste with some grains. There's a slightly astringent tint and hops are lighter. I got a long lingering hops bitterness finish.
Mouthfeel is nice: a light body (does thin a bit as you go), nice and creamy with light carbonation.
It's certainly worth a try.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of francisweizen
2.4/5  rDev -28.4%
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!
Cheers!,
F.

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of mynie
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours like pretty much anything else out of a nitro can. Dark golden with a nice head.

Smells...like fucki malt and nuts, but they are almost completely overpowered by nitrogen fizz.

Thankfully, more taste comes through. Nutty upfront, moving into fruity esters, leaving a nutty aftertaste of nitrogen.

This would probably be great if it were just in a normal can. As it stands it is merely pretty good.

Photo of RedDiamond
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You never know what to expect from a pressurized widget; could be lots of uncontained volatility leading to spillage and waste. For this reason I always open a nitro-can at the sink to manage any calamitous surges of head. But Wexford delivered plush rolls of froth with no disorderly loss of brew. There was lots of dense foam of course, but the nitro soon settled to reveal a honey gold beer crowned by a dense frothy head.

I didn’t care for the initial smell that emanated from both the beer and the can. It smelled like an American lager gone bad. And what exactly is Irish cream ale? Cream ale as I know it, is an American innovation going back to the mid-nineteenth century, but the print on the can claims the recipe goes back to 1810 in County Wexford, Ireland. What gives? Did they simply take an ordinary Irish ale, infuse it with nitro, and try to tie it to that other popular Irish cream drink? Or is there an historic legacy for Irish cream ales that predates German lagers and American creams? This beer would have to overcome my initial cynicism.

But I do like the taste. It has a smooth and casual sweetness with a peculiar splash of banana cream, though it is cursed with those most unAmerican of all taste properties: it is mellow and balanced. [cue sci-fi horror movie music] The mouthfeel is plush, as would be expected from a nitro pour, and the lace follows suit. Even the smell began to change properties after warming up a bit. The initial staleness gave way to a light buttery scent of banana and my skepticism soon yielded.

This is a comfort beer. It is not challenging enough to incite conflict, but it is personable enough to welcome companionship. In the end, I enjoyed it tremendously and found it to be smooth, relaxing, and highly drinkable.

Photo of Brent
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint nitro-widget can. Poured a butterscotch gold, with one of the nicest reverse cascades I've seen from one of these cans. Aroma was sugary. Flavors were all of a sweet variety, without the beer being overly sweet itself- caramel, brown or raw cane sugar, toasted oatmeal. Watery in the moutfeel, but this is always the case with a nitro can pour. Overall, the beer seemed too processed.

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.