Wexford Irish Cream Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale
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From:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #178
ABV:
5%
Score:
77
Ranked #30,122
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 16.52%
Ratings:
721
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 02:14 AM
Added:
Jan 24, 2002
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  86
SCORE
77
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Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale
Notes: Based on a traditional Irish recipe from County Wexford that dates back to 1810, we use only the best ingredients to ensure that our Wexford Ale has a smooth mellow creaminess we believe you will enjoy.
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Photo of DrBeergood
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Looks like Cream soda. Copper. Kinda hazy. Nitro surge. Fine head.

S: Tangy barley with the slightest roast.

T: Crisp and easy to drink. There's no actual cream in it, that's just the name. I think it's cold fermented, in other words, an ale that is treated like a lager. There are enough hops that it's not sweet. I enjoyed these plenty and knocked 4 down no problem.

F: Middleweight. Smooth. Clean finish.

O: It's drinkable and that's good. It's possibly an ingredient for a reverse half-and-half.

Tuesday at 02:14 AM
 
3.88 by Mustela_Man from Rhode Island on Dec 16, 2021
 
3.33 by KT3418 from Colorado on Aug 07, 2021
 
3 by mpenske from California on Jul 18, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Delicious creamy nitro head turns into a reddish almost copper colored body. Aroma is malty with a heavy punch of caramel malts, just a mild herbal hoppiness. Well, there isn't a ton of character the flavor; slightly sour, with hints of smoked something. A little bit of fruit; apple and lemon. The body is creamy due to the nitro. I'd like to try it from a pub.

Jun 13, 2021
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2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75
by blazerkor from Nevada

It smells sweet and funky like a strange yeast and malts.

It has a sweet taste and it's a little fruity like wine or a trappist beer.

The mouthfeel is smooth on smooth with a medium body.  The finish is long, bitter and fruity.

Overall the only thing about it that is notable is the velvet texture.  Other than that it's like a bad Belgian beer.  I give it a 3.8 out of 6.

May 11, 2021
Photo of jlindros
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Nitro can, canned 2020/08/26
Pours with upside down waterfall typical for nitro, rich creamy thick white head with good retention, thick layered lacing, clear med orange slight reddish color

Nose brings nitro and very British style ale, semi sweet toasted malts, biscuity malts, with floral herbal hops, some fruity esters in the background, very herbal and a bit grassy,

Taste brings more of the typical English pale like beer, mild sweet malts with some caramel notes and more toasted flavors, fair English hops again with the herbal grassy flavors, fruity esters again, but comes on a bit more creamy and soft than typical British ale, a touch of straw and maybe corn but hard to tell, creamy nitro thankfully not overpowering, little herbal spice character, med-lighter bitterness especially on the dry finish

mouth is med to a bit lighter bod but creamy soft, creamy nitro bubbles that are barely detectable

Overall not quite sure this falls into the typical cream ale style but it's def a tasty English style bitter ale with nitro that doesn't overpower

Apr 25, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

440 ml nitro can with widget, from Rúsan, Tórshavn. ABV is 5%. Deep golden to amber colour, typical nitrogen pour, moderate creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and dark berries. Smooth and creamy nitro mouthfeel. The flavour has again notes of caramel, butterscotch and dark berries, bland in the middle, moderate bitterness in the finish. Not great, but better than I feared.

Apr 22, 2021
 
2.95 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Apr 15, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

This is an “ok” Irish style cream ale. Overall, not one of my favorite beer styles.

Apr 09, 2021
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3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by snaotheus from Washington

2021-03-22
440ml nitro can served in a big nonic pint. Production 17032020 (so wow, just over a year old...eeek), expiration 30062020 (really?).

Pours clear golden with classic nitro "rain", big creamy head, settles into a clear rich golden with a thick creamy head, good retention (probably due to the nitro more than anything else). Smell is lager yeast (probably not really what it is, just what it smells like to me), something vaguely sour and musty, some tea.

Taste is moderate honey and grain sweetness, moderate tea-like bitterness, lots of grainy flavor, kind of bready, again surprised by the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is not exactly creamy -- almost flat and smooth. Overall...it's not bad.

Mar 23, 2021
 
4.3 by Hazey92 from New York on Mar 17, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by backblast from Alaska

Really enjoyed this one. The taste is a wonderful creamy malt biscuit with light bitter graininess mixed in and brown sugar or toffee. Also noticed a hint nuttiness and pear surprisingly. Has a very nice finish and aftertaste.

Mar 17, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Pooze from California

Fun to drink, great texture nice flavor. The nitro gives the beer that light foaminess like it was drawn from a pub tap. Its nice change to drink a beer that isn’t all about the hops. In fact thats one of the coolest things about beer, there are so many kinds and i recommend this because its very different than what most americans are accustomed to. The only thing bad about is that you can finish a 440ml can in a few minutes.

Mar 07, 2021
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Raul do t know nothing about 78 - born and bred 84 man he is - but this one is better than what it’s listed at. It’s like if someone said Ali was 94 pounds... no sir, not true. Now, this ain’t no Ali. See, but hog tootin it’s tasty.

Peace.

Mar 06, 2021
 
3.56 by faraday326 from California on Jan 02, 2021
Photo of thesherrybomber
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by thesherrybomber from California

Appearance: one finger off-white head, clear amber body
Smell: sweet, nutty, dark fruits (raisins), toffee, banana bread?
Taste: fruity, bready, dry; no obvious hops; nice balance
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, smooth
Overall: a lot more enjoyable than expected. definitely something "sessionable" and a way to steer someone towards better beer

Aug 04, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by IronLover from Pennsylvania

Rich copper orange in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a moderate, nitro creamy off white foam with excellent retention. Fruity esters of apple and pear with toasted malt. Medium light bodied with light carbonation and light smooth, oily feel. Crusty bready and estery fruit flavors up front. Medium bitterness through the middle and toasted malt flavoring the back end. Finished smoothly with lingering bready malt, toffee, and light estery notes. Very different than the average American cream ale with signature English ale malt character.

Aug 02, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by bubseymour from Maryland

Had from a 16oz nitro can. Expired date said 4/20/20 and I’m drinking on 5/11/20. Smooth sweet and creamy but light and easy to drink at same time. Some caramel and toffe notes in flavor not too far off from some light English browns. Would love to try one fresh.

May 12, 2020
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5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Hatchjaw from Washington

I describe this outstanding creme ale to others as "mirror universe Guinness ": opposite color, opposite feel, but all the creamy, savory goodness, and minus an evil goatee. In fact, it just sort of tastes like Guinness leached of all color, to be honest, which is a good thing, because Guinness, the Ron Jeremy of beers, is so amazing that no one has ever come close enough to replicating it.
These guys have. Well done!

Apr 26, 2020
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3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

I always take a moment to enjoy nitro even though this one colored pretty quickly to just a quarter inch of foam settled atop a nice amber colored Brew. Smells of caramel malt slight biscuit maybe some vanilla probably because of the name of the cream ale.
Not sure how to feel the taste biscuit malt caramel herbal bitterness twinge of wood malt. body is light to medium smooth but finish is pretty lingering bitterness. Overall I could see the negative reviews and even though this one is pretty much outside of my preference I still prefer trying it just to have it in my repertoire of palette.

Feb 28, 2020
 
3.47 by Budlum from Maryland on Feb 05, 2020
 
3.6 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky on Jan 03, 2020
 
3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia on Jan 01, 2020
Photo of beersampler6
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Amazingly flavorful, aromatic cream ale with great head - this was the first time I’ve tried a beer that contained a widget. It really helped to create some shading creamy nitro looking foam. Production date as printed on beer was 1/24/19, best by date 4/30/20. Fantastic appearance - rust amber color with creamy white fluffy head and some small sheets of lingering lacing that lasted forever. Smells of caramel, toasted nuts, bread, malt, vanilla and some faint distant fruity hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and not too sweet and not too much malt. Smooth, creamy, velvety mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Very well done! I would drink more of these in a heartbeat, and will have to look for more beers with widgets.

Nov 23, 2019
 
3.63 by smithj4 from New York on Nov 18, 2019
 
3.75 by Marvicsin from California on Nov 11, 2019
 
3.61 by alexsergio from New York on Oct 27, 2019
Photo of Squire
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Squire from Mississippi

Clear rich copper gold color with good cap and lace.

Mild aroma of caramel with a touch of sweetness.

Taste is caramel malt with a twinge of roasted malt that gives it just a bit of an edge. Hop level is low to barely noticeable. The sweetness isn't much and does fade by mid palate while the whole finishes dry.

This was out of a nitro draught can and I don't know what the texture is supposed to be but it struck me as light to light medium with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's light and refreshing. More of a poolside or beach beer.

Oct 15, 2019
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4.62/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

Pours a nice, dark golden colour, with a head that is frothy and lingering. Taste is very smooth, much smoother than I expected an Irish beer to be - some earthy notes towards the finish, but very easy to drink (almost watery), with caramel and malt the main focus. Finish is sweet and earthy. This may be my favorite creme ale!

Aug 22, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(440 ml nitro can - 'Original Wexford Irish Style Crème Ale' (yes, 'cream' is spelled that way), PROD 09112018 L8313; purchased single off shelf... poured into Belhaven pub pint)

L: clear, tawny liquid; tight, light tan, freeze-frame foam... foam holds, but the lace doesn't stick unless the glass is tilted

S: mostly flan; soft background note of stewed pear in fruit cocktail juice... it's a cream ale, no mistake; relatively potent and pointed for a nitro ale

T: dilute caramel, mellow pale and light crystal malts, with a latent note of earthy, leafy hop in the aftertaste... bitterness persists, while a mellow apricot/unripe-peach ester increases in volume, but all eventually settle into a nice balance

F: puffed nectar, as if a cascade of tens of thousands of microscopic suede bubbles sloughed over the palate like a glacier... corduroy creme

O: kind of falls between a John Smith's Extra Smooth and Old Speckled (or Golden) Hen, but perhaps leans more toward the latter... I'd naturally prefer to try a non-nitro version - the initial sips did not bode well, but the eventually balance is of note... scratching my head as for a food pairing - I'm wondering if this might be a great match for a vigorously salted/vinegary fish fry (1463)

Aug 22, 2019
 
3.81 by DruC4 from Michigan on Aug 15, 2019
 
4.15 by axxe from Maryland on Aug 10, 2019
 
3.82 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts on Jul 07, 2019
 
3.14 by Myara from Brazil on Jun 18, 2019
 
3.29 by Roberto11232 from New York on Jun 05, 2019
Photo of chitoryu12
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: As the can is a nitro draught, it pours with the distinctive creamy smooth one-finger head on a clear amber body.

Smell: Sweet dough, freshly baked cookies, vanilla, honey.

Taste: Sweet dough, vanilla, and some malt. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full body, but absolutely no carbonation. Smooth but dull.

Overall: With the aid of nitrogen, you get a very smooth and quaffable sweet beer right out of a can.

May 12, 2019
 
3.55 by Matuhg from Michigan on Apr 20, 2019
Photo of hman43
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours cooper in it with some reddish hues. It is quite clear. The head is white and foamy with good head retention.

Smell: It has aromas of toffee and butter.

Taste: It has toffee flavors and it also a bit grainy. There are some buttery notes in the flavor as well.

Feel: It has a medium body with a slightly slick feel to it.

Overall, it has some decent flavors to it, but nothing that really stands out.

Apr 12, 2019
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