Omalley's Irish Cream Ale | Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub

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Omalley's Irish Cream AleOmalley's Irish Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
Missouri, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 86
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A : Pours a hazy golden blonde color, 80% transparent, with a towering fluffy creamy head. It leaves webs of lace on the glass as it recedes.

S : Very sweet. Honey, caramel, biscuit, some butterscotch DMS going on as well but it's welcome here. Pale and crystal malts follow behind that, and finally a sting of hop finishing out the aroma.

T : More hop forward with a piney bite out front, but then it morphs into a delicious, creamy dessert-like beverage with whipped cream, English toffee, butterscotch pudding, white grape, and a delicate char on the rear bringing some more hop back as well. If I could improve it I would say more sweetness and less hop. But it's already pretty good and I'm not a brewer so that may disrupt the balance a bit.

Feel : "cream"y, medium bodied, floating, with moderate carbonation, ending semi dry and lightly pasty.

Overall : This was one of the better, if not among the best, cream ales I've had. Great job!

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Photo of Mechphisto
3.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I rather enjoyed this beer, despite the mediocre reviews it generally gets. It's about as good as a beer can be without being at all challenging or deep, but neither is it entirely without character.
It's an easy-drinking beer (no, not in a macro-brew sort of "easy drinking"), with flavor that works great on a hot day. It's not heavy, it's not bitter, it's not chewy, you don't have to think at all as you drink it -- you just enjoy it.

A: A nice blonde with slight head and little short-lived lacing. It's a pleasant color, just deep enough to know you're drinking something with ingredients in it.

S: Sweet with a touch of breadiness. A little hop. I want to say there's some citrus which helps give it a slightly sour smell, but it's barely on the edge.

T: See above.

M: Not bad. Enjoyable. But kind of watery. Despite all my description of how it's enjoyable unchallenging, and that's a good thing (in the proper circumstances), I personally like more chewy beers. But, the mouthfeel for this one matched its taste.

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Photo of TheCondor
2.59/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Although this isn’t techinically an “Irish” beer, since it is St. Patty’s weekend and there is “Irish” in the title and a presumably Irish dude on the package, I drank this too! Here lies the end of the comparisons between this and anything to do with Irish anything.

Appearance – Pours a medium copper color with no head at all….with no head obviously there is no retention and no lacing. No bubbles, no nothing. Hmmmm. Underwhelming…..

Smell – Very light malts, vanilla, a certain sweetness to the nose can certainly be detected.

Taste – Follows the nose rather closely, although not as pronounced. There really is no “stages” to this drink, as it all comes at the finish. The actual drink itself really doesn’t taste like anything. There is a distinctive vanilla flavoring and creaminess near the finish as well as a super-light hop presence.

Mouthfeel – Watery, but easily drinkable. Almost no carbonation to speak of.

Overall – Not really too great, but there is nothing abominable or awful about it. It’s just so forgettable. I would probably drink it again, although I certainly wouldn’t buy it.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint.

Look: Light copper, honey. Eggshell head with rapid recession. Light lacing.

Aroma: Cereal grains, sweetness, malts.

Taste: Creamy mellow malts and barley, balancing hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth.

Overall: Liked this much more the second time around, very smooth.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: The body is hazy amber with a bronze hue. The head and lace are more of film than froth.

Smell: As with a lot of their beers it is sort of sour. There are some bread and fruit tones to the nose.

Taste: The flavor is very weak. There is not much to it really. Maybe some berries, malty sweetness and candy tones.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and bit creamy. I would say a light medium.

Overall: I would say this is not another beer I would go out of my way for. If it wasn’t for the price I would say an ok party beer.

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Photo of scratch69
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Light coppery color with a small head and minimal lacing.

Smell- Almost no smell but I do detect a faint hoppy odor.

Taste- Slightly hoppy with a tiny hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and crisp with a adequate amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not an outstanding beer but drinkable. I could see myself drinking a few of these on a hot day, but I would prefer something else.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
2.27/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle tried 11 Sep 2010. Poured in the Sierra Nevada shaker pint.

Small dark beige head. Well carbonated. Cloudy golden brown color. Nutty, astringent, grainy aroma. Some corny sweetness to start, becomes kind of mineral salty. A says 'somewhat broth like'. Aftertaste is a lingering sweetness. Medium body, low alcohol.

Leaves a somewhat unpleasant film in the mouth.

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Photo of ratedz
1.29/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Review from notes taken 8/13/2010

Pours a deep amber color with no head.

Smells like socks that had been worn to run a marathon in the middle of July, urinated on, and then allowed to dry.

This "beer" has little to no flavor. The few hints of flavor I did pick up were sweet, reminds me of a soda flavor. A few sips over five minutes hoping some flavors would eventually come out to play and then the rest was poured down the drain. I simply couldn't take it anymore.

Mouth feel was was light and smooth, but a complete lack of carbonation hurt a little bit.

Drinkability...yeah, not so much. If you see a bottle of this coming your way, run for your life! The only thing this beer (and other Weston beers) has going for it is the artwork on the packaging/labels. Unfortunately, it's not enough to save this wretched brew.

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Photo of duhbled
2.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is a rather bland ale as far as taste. It smells horrible like something turning bad and the only good thing is that it has a great mouthfeel-very full and thick. I feel this is the best beer that Weston has put out so far. That being said, it's overall an average ale.

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Photo of SpecialK088
3.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a sam adams perfect pint

A-Very deep nice bronze color with more of a slight film or haze over the top than head, no lace

S-Very sweet and creamy nose, very strong vinilla

T-pretty bland flavor, very subtle sweetness with a slight twinge of grassy hops and sweet vinilla-ish candy.

M-Light bodied and very easy to drink, good warm weather beer

D-Could kill 6 of these and be very happy, very easy to drink. Light and crisp

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Photo of CHL
1.52/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

First, the good: Weston has a very attractively packaged beer here. The label looks cool, and the cardboard box six-pack has a freshness date. It pours light fizzy, and not bad looking at all. I purchased this from the brewpub directly, and it was only $6, as I recall.

The good news ends here. After three beers, I must say that this brew smells and tastes foul, as another reviewer said. More than any other beer I've tried, the smell reminds me of vomit. A rotted fruit scent and acidity, but a very light odor overall. The taste is thankfully thin. I think I almost understand what it's supposed to taste like--it would be a fruitiness and the grainy body is somewhat sweet--a grain sweetness, almost like adjunct beer. That said, this vision is executed rancidly, and it does evoke a hurling-sensation when it lingers too long in the mouth.

The mouthfeel is light, and I suppose the drinkability is not bad. It's actually easier to chug down, and not too strong ABV-wise. But I don't consider it very "drinkable" because the taste is unpleasant. I chug it because I don't want it in my mouth.

I tried hard to "get" this beer, and I mostly drank three bottles, but I had to throw out the other three. Worse than no beer at all.

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Photo of emerge077
3.35/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cream Ale isn't really a style that commands attention on BA, but when I saw a few singles from this obscure brewpub while in KC, curiosity got the best of me.

Pours into a tulip glass a hazed goldenrod yellow. Pastel almost in its paleness. A little bit of foam that faded quickly to a ring at the edge. Aroma is basic and grainy, sort of swilly at first, now sweet grain and trace skunky hops.

Flavor is mild with a fruity sweet citric element, and underlying biscuity specialty malt flavor. The taste does remind me of Irish Red ales i've had somehow. Pleasant aftertaste of white bread and white grape juice.

Feel is smooth enough without major flaws, there's a slight astringency present though. Easy enough to drink, seems better suited for warm weather. Not much complexity, but it's decent. I'm wondering if this is a new batch considering all the earlier bad reviews.

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Photo of weinfury
4.03/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very easy to drink with light sweetness. No noticeable hops flavor or nose. A bit sweeter than some other cream ales.
Golden in color with very slight amber hints.
Much more full in body than earlier bottlings of this same beer from prior tastings at retail.

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Photo of robbyc1
2.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hmm, Irish Cream Ale, not a style on BA, so I don't know what exactly to expect.

Clear yellow with a slight head. Goes away fast, looks like a bud or something.

Smells of fresh hops, slightly sour.

Fizzy mouthfeel dominated by a slight sour finish, which I like! It offsets the lack of malt nor hops. Probably the Irish would not like this flavor.

Overcarbonated, too much. Easy to drink, a decent summer beer but not much more than if the temp is lower than 85 degrees. Not one to get again, but interesting.

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Photo of TYE
2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a golden/amber clear producing close to 1 finger of white big-bubbled head that dissipates very quickly to practically nothing, leaving no lace.
S - Majority scent is of sour fruit and barely. Also a slight hint of band-aid.
T - Slight hoppy flavor accompanied by barely and that band-aid characteristic, again. Sour, bitter, fruit is also there.
M - Medium carbonation and light to medium body. Slight hoppy bite, finishes clean.
D - Not sure about this one. I wasn't really impressed from pour to finish. Not that it's terrible, just not my style. Not sure it's a good example either.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.98/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Slightly more tangerine than amber, fading to lemonade at the edges. It was obvious that there wasn't much head forming as the first several ounces splashed into the glass, so the bottle height was increased significantly. The bone white cap still maxed out at a slim one finger, is disappearing quickly and is leaving the glass almost untouched.

There's nothing that's offensive about the aroma... because it doesn't smell like anything.
Each sniff delivers a hint of sweetened grain and no hoppiness to speak of. Looks like we're facing an uphill climb on the palate.

Irish Style Cream Ale is a lousy example of a cream ale. It's horribly undermalted and is more sour than sweet. That might be because the brewers add non-fermentable lactose (the stated purpose of which is to increase creaminess, sweetness and head retention).

With the exception of a slight sugary sweetness underlying an unripe fruit tartness, none of those goals was achieved. Not even close. The flavor profile is reminiscent of puckery peaches soaked in corn syrup and stored too long in a tin can. Willamette and Hallertau hops? Could have fooled me.

The mouthfeel is way too thin for a cream ale (or a pilsner for that matter). An ultra-brief buzz of fine carbonation quickly leads to flatness. Even with an appropriate amount of CO2, this wouldn't be good beer. Without it... fuggediboutit.

I don't like Weston Brewing Company's O'Malley's Irish Style Cream Ale. It's an insult to O'Malley, to the Irish and to cream ales in general. Good thing distribution is limited.

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Photo of alwbii
1.35/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I found this to be one of the foulest tasting beers I have ever had. I live in Missouri, which has some decent local breweries, so I decided to give this one a shot for the home team. I sorely regreted it.

A- Nothing stood out, pretty plain, color was niether rich or vibrant, not much of a head.

S- There was not much of a smell to it, which given the taste was surprising.

T- It actually tasted like it had turned or gone bad. I will generally give a new beer a couple of bottles; sometimes a brewer is trying something unique and it take a couple bottles to at least appreciate what they are trying to pull off in the brewing process. It may not always be a hit with me from a taste standpoint, but you can tell they did craft the product with real thought and care. I could not make it through a second bottle of this stuff.

M- Minimal, almost like a cup of watery dishwater coffee. The taste for me was so negative that mouthfeel was difficult to focus on.

D- For me none.

I very rarely get this down on a beer. I was even going to give it a second shot and purchase a new six pack of the beer thinking maybe something goofy had happened during the shipping proces or at the market where I picked up that tainted the beer. In conversation with my buddy a couple days after I had tried this beer he was telling me about a new beer he had picked up at the package store which he thought was awful. It turned out to be this very same beer.

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Photo of jar2574
2.07/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Little head, quickly dies down. Strange white flecks in this beer. They appeared toward the end of the pour. They look like salt crystals. Don't know if that's usual, so I pour another one in a different glass. We've still got strange flakes at the bottom. Ugh.

No real smell to this beer. Definately not inviting.

Taste -- move on fellas, nothing to see here. Flat, it's got plenty of carbonation, so I don't think that's the problem. Taste is slightly coppery, but mostly there is just no flavor at all. The wife says "it's kind of like drinking water." I agree with her on this one.

Not repulsive, but a waste. Too bad, I would have loved to continue buying from a local brewery.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a tan head. Aromas of a sweet malt. In the taste, a sweet malt dominates a small presence of peet and a small bitter. A bitter, yet full bodied mouthfeel, with a dry malty aftertaste. Malty and sweet, easy to drink, and mellow. Flavors are light, but effective.

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Photo of jhammerly
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beers pours a pale, straw-colored yellow with a white, monstrous head. Aroma is very light but there is a tart sweetness to it that I can detect. The taste is light and crisp with a hint of apple, but not at all tart. I think this is what makes this beer appealing and drinkable. There is some creaminess to the body. Though I am not too familiar with the cream ale style I can't make any comparisons. This one is not a beer that I'd go out and seek, I did find this beer to be a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of zeff80
2.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured out an orange color with a bubbly, off-white, two-finger head. Left no lace.

S - It smelled of fruit and grains.

T - It tasted milky and metallic. It was also grainy and bittersweet. A little odd in terms of flavor.

M - It was fizzy and creamy at the same time. A light-bodied beer.

D - An odd beer, even for a cream ale.

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Photo of whynot44
2.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light copper/amber color with a moderate foamy head that disappears fairly quickly but does manage a bit of lace.

The aroma is a bit odd, fruity and somewhat lactic, not unpleasant but different.

The taste follows the same mode, slighjtly sweet at first with an apple note, then a slightly lactic sourness over a mild somewhat thin biscuity malt base. The finish is mild, only a hint of hops and a contining sour note.

Light bodied, creamy, easily drinkable and fairly refreshing.

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Photo of bort11
3.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Iliki Cafe, served in a pint glass. Clear yellow colot, not really that impressive. Massive and thick head with a consistancy of whipped cream. Points lost for color are earned back with the head. It glues itself to the glass leaving solid stripes with each sip. Smell is not very noticable, slightly lemony and biscuity. Taste is also very light but picks up a bit more grassy notes. Mouthfeel is of course very creamy. In fact for the fist half of it it's like eating whipped cream. this is very smooth and easy to drink, even if there sin't much substance behind it. Definately a session beer

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Photo of hoffman
2.91/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the only offering from the Weston Brewing Co. Served only in O'malley's irish pub in Weston, MO (as of today). The beer is overall unimpressive. Served on nitro the carbonation masks the taste for the most part and the aroma in total. The flavor is predominately sweet malts and some light grains. All of the taste is found in the frontend of the beer there is no finish. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth most of this can be attributed to the nitro. Not offensive at all and apparently they serve a bunch of it but most BA's will not be impressed.

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Omalley's Irish Cream Ale from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
2.89 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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