Wexford Irish Cream Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greeneking.co.uk

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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#44,179
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
686
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
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Reviews: 360 | Ratings: 686
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

Clear and copper, typically great nitro head. First whiff is of a bustling movie theater con- cession stand, buttery with some caramel in the back. Nitro smoothness is a given as the widget in the can rattles about. Just as much buttery tone in the palate as the nose, though there is enough caramel and bready maltiness to match it. Leafy herbal hop simply quells any cloying urge from the malt. Malty finish that lands a little toasted.

Aside from the nitro, which we don't mind the use of that much, this is a really tasty beer. Throw this against a plate of bangers and mash ... heavenly.

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Photo of Jason
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 pint nitro can with widget system, no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Lightly hazed amber with a forced nitro head … it looks very appealing.

Smell: Caramel and buttery twang in the aroma with a faint hop in the back.

Taste: Big nitro smoothness that feigns a body bigger that it actually is, after the nitro leaves the palate it becomes a bit thin. Malt flavour seems displaced with caramel and bity grain thrown to the wind. Hops are all used up and seem like they were boiled for hours upon hours drawing some astringency. More caramel and some fruitiness flashes in the end then the astringent dry effect takes over an forces you to drink some more to get rid of it.

Notes: Give me a Caffrey’s in a can any day over this … oh yeah it is not available in the US anymore, I guess I have to go else where for an Irish Red. Not a horrible brew but I ask why even try this processed brew.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Premo88
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.25

14.9 oz. can with the nitro widget poured into nonic

L: the crazy milky tan liquid pours out like a can of foam, then turns into a gorgeous clear amber-gold/red-copper (as high as 11-12 SRM?) with no activity in the glass; the head settles into about a 1/2-inch of the thickest-looking tan foam you'll ever find, and the sticking and lacing is very cool ... these nitro beers ... the Brothers should just automate a "5" for look because they're that awesome, and this one is, too

S: buttered bread malt, butterscotch, quite sweet, but the earthy hops are working to get some say ... they're not getting much; a light sweet malt showcase

T: sweet bready malt with a hint of earthy hops on the back end, but this one's all about the buttery bready malt sweetness; as I say that, a little more hop flavor shows up, a good neutral bitterness just for balancing

F: flat ... hard for me to call it anything else, considering my American palate trained on carbonated drinks; the the weight is definitely in the middle range and a slight slickness that works well; otherwise ... flat

O: a flavorful tasty beer, very much in the English pale ale range of notes; the nitro thing pulls this beer's score down for me, but I'm still enjoying it because it's a solid bread-malt fix

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Photo of smc143
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love creamy ales. I love nitro pours. I love the fact that the thing in the beer can that creates this is called a widget. I love watching the beer swirl around and generate a giant fluffy white head that reminds me more of a latte than a lager. The Wexford pours a light amber, with a thick, off-white nitro head, that leaves mild lacing along the sides of the glass as I sip. The scent is sweet, mild, and maybe a little malty. The first thing I notice isn't taste as much as the overall feeling this beer has. It is slippery and smooth and creamy and feels like dessert. It tastes very mild, almost buttery. I heart it.

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Photo of skineg
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for nitro cans. I'm also a sucker for a sexy looking beer, and thus, I'm a fan of Wexford. If you see the can and expect a Guiness style beer, this isn't it. This is not a Irish Stout, it's a Irish Cream Ale and it's damn good. This beer is smooth, very drinkable and has a mild yet full flavored taste. I would recommend this beer to anyone. It's a very high quality brew.

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Photo of Rayek
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An eminently drinkable ale.

A: Brilliant amber color. Thick off-white head from nitro injection. Drops to about 1/2" and stays the whole way down. Good lace.

S: Pine, biscuit maltiness and grass. Slightly floral.

T: Not super complex, but pretty good. Buttery with a toasted malt/biscuit flavor up front. Hops in the middle offer a pleasant, grassy and balanced bitterness. Finish is somewhat dry. Bitterness lingers for a little while, but eventually goes away.

M: Medium-light body is watery and substantial at the same time.

D: Extremely drinkable. Another great social beer. Not super interesting, but goes down way too easy.

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Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great looks. Starts with a beige creamy appearance that turns into a copper color. Thick and creamy head with good retention and painting a wall of laces.
Aroma similar to a creamy English Bitter with earthy hops and a mild tangy citrusy.
Flavor follows nose, notes of English earthy hops, lightly tangy grapefruit, caramels, a bit of toasted malts, yeast and finishing herbal. Dry aftertaste with an elegant bitterness.
Medium body with low carbonation. Creamy sensation.
It tastes nice but it is a bit too bland and sweet, but not necessarily with a big drinkability. Anyway worth trying.

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Photo of philbe311
2.81/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - You have to love the pour from a nitro-can... Once settled, a still copper colored ale emerges... Sitting atop is a very thin, perfectly level, creamy white head with excellent retention... A few small carbonation bubbles cling tightly to the glass... Foam clings nicely to the glass...

S - Malt... Caramel... Butterscotch... Candied... Bread crust... Pleasantly sweet... The aroma fades quickly once settled...

T -Biscuit... Mild hops... Mild malt... A faint earthiness...

M - Extremely thin... Almost watery... No carbonation to speak of... Creamy... Slightly bitter after taste and follow through...

D - Not memorable in anyway, shape, or form (maybe the pour and appearance)... Not bad, but not even looking forward to the next sip... Easily forgettable...

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Photo of Chokobo
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of dasenebler
2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

That alluring nitro profile: the cloud of superfine gas racing to the top of the glass to form a creamy, long-lasting head. Attractive amber color.

Nothing else about this beer matches the bodacious pour and appearance. No real aroma, just a hint of muffled malt. Flavor is odd, but not undrinkable: kind of burnt tasting, almost like charred cookies. A hefty bitterness worsens the overall flavor profile. Mouthfeel was good and smooth, if you can separate it from the flavor. Not something I'd buy again, but luckily I didn't pay for them in the first place. If I feel the need for nitro cans, I reach for Old Speckled Hen.

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Photo of Mike925
5/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of hdofu
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drinking one of these right now. Not the best beer I've ever laid to my lips but by the same token its much better then some. This one has an impresive pour coming out creamy beige with a growing transpanrent bronze color burried beneath the suds. As you drink it you notice it doesn't have alot of flavor going on, a little wheat flavor, but it's not unplesant. Overall it is pretty sudsy. Smell is also like grain. Fairly good to drink and light enough to multiples of

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed some of these for St. Patria day. Drinkin one while I'm preparin my Corned Beef

Pours a clear amber with a super creamy off-white head. The nitro effect is always awesome. Nice lacing.

Aroma is malty with a hint of noble hops. Not much more.

Taste is ok. Smooth and malty. Low carb like most nitro beers are.

Mouthfeel is a little heavier than I think it should be but not bad.

Overall a good English cream ale that comes from Ireland.

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Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -70.3%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ryko
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of intovert2438
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of HKUSPC40
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ThirdLap
2.32/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A - Pours a light amber with massively cascading off-white head into my Bear Republic pint glass. The head looks like thick cream.

S - I'm struggling here. Think butter.

T - Water. No, that's mean. Water mixed with creamy bad beer.

Screw it, this beer tastes like ass.

M - Creamy, light carbonation.

D - Horrible, mostly because it tastes so bad.

Somebody please come over and drink these last two cans.

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Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear bright copper (SRM 15) after the cascading head settles to one inch creamy beige. Fine carbonation and lace coat the Harp nonic glass while the head maintains itself throughout the session.

Sweet malt with honeydew melon and fresh, crisp, light floral notes. Some honey and toffee may be detected with warmth.

Sweet on entry with astringent bitterness in the middle, lingering well into a long finish. Toasted malt adds to the clearly grain-centric flavors while fruitiness and bready flavors may also be detected.

Silky smooth, perhaps even slick, with a creamy head and fine carbonation. A medium body with some astringency while the alcohol is barely noticeable.

This is a decent gateway beer and, in my opinion, better than the typical mass-produced offerings. It has enough character to be interesting, yet is reserved enough to be enjoyed after a frustrating day of work.

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Photo of Softestdog
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 686 ratings