Wexford Irish Cream Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale
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Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Cream Ale
Ranked #164
Ranked #28,612
3.4 | pDev: 16.47%
Apr 18, 2023
Jan 24, 2002
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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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.11/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Prod August 31st 2022, exp November 30th 2023.

Pours a gorgeous clear copper with a head of foam that you expect from a Nitro.

I'm smelling English malt that suggests sweetness, with a bit of nuttiness. Hop level is low.

The taste is caramel malt with the English twist. I get a bit of something that resembles apple. Hops are more assertive here than in the smell. I do get a nutty hint or 2.

Mouthfeel is the Nitro standard.

I wish it was fresher but dang I am enjoying this.
Apr 18, 2023
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nitro can poured into a pint glass.
Look is a copper/amber color and thick creamy off white head. Nice lacing with very fine bubbles in the foam.
Smell is biscuit, grain, and yeast.
The taste is less intense, with bready malt and some hop bitterness.
Nailed the mouthfeel with a smooth creamy body from the 'nitro' and low carbonation.
Overall a nice cream ale.
Apr 18, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nitro Draught

Appearance: Clear amber color. Off white creamy, mousse-like head with excellent retention

Aroma: Very little. A bit of light biscuit or light toast.

Flavor & Aftertaste: Similar to aroma. Very little taste despite it's color. Light toast and light biscuit. Sweet and dry at the same time. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, slick & oily. Moderate astringency. Drying. Clean short finish with lingering bitterness.

Overall: Very different beer/style. This is not like the American cream ale. It is more of a red ale. Very drying. Low aroma and low bitterness. Did not really enjoy it, although the nitro can made for an interesting, visually good pour.
Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
how have i not rated this one until now? seems crazy, i remember drinking these eons ago, fairly regularly, but it impressed me a little less in a recent session, this is like weirdly malty and full for a cream ale, a little cheap tasting, and even though it says its plenty fresh on the bottom of the can, it doesnt quite taste that way. that said, the nitro on this is ideal, both for the style itself and in terms of the excellent execution, this is super creamy the whole way, soft and frothy and expansive, a nice texture for this, not sure it would do much for me overall without that. i think i always kind of forget that this is reddish not pale, different from the kind of cream ale most americans have grown used to, more malt in aroma and flavor, and definitely more substance and body to it. it smells slightly oxidized, very toasted and surprisingly dry for what it is, that kilned malt thing without the caramelized heaviness or richness, things like old wood, wet soil, and bittering hops come out, and there is a yeast element that i like a lot despite this having a touch of astringency (especially at temperature). the flavor is similar, nutty and grain driven but on the dry side, earthy as they come, must and moss and bread yeast notes, definite bitterness too, again not common in cream ale, so this is a little different, almost more of an irish red meets an english pale. there is a slight metallic linger to this, unamazing burps, but killer smoothness from the nitrogenation that really makes this. dont love it like i used to, but it definitely is unique. the big can seems like a lot of this. feel like i need a whiskey sidecar with this...
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a dark, deep amber, orange copper hue with a brown tint. A strong light creamy head. SRM of 16-17. (4.25)

Aroma: Moderately strong aromas of cream, some vanilla, milk.

Flavor: Mild flavors of smooth cream, milk, vanilla. Bready, smooth, dry. (3.75)

Feel: Incredibly soft, smooth, creamy. Creamy and milky. Goes down too smooth. (4.75)

Overall: Actually a pretty darn good cream ale. Nails the appearance, pretty decent aromas and flavors of cream. Incredibly soft and smooth body. Not sure about the poor ratings on here because this was enjoyable. (Rating: 3.99)
Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 3.15 by Rainintheface from Florida

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 08, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
01/2022 BOM
Mar 25, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by DrStevePhD

3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Got the nitro can with the widget. Nice color.
Not sure if my can was flat but it wasn't really carbonated & didn't form a head very well but what I got held it well.
Smell was very clean & sweet but didn't have much else going on.
Taste was nice. Had an evolution of flavor as the beer warmed up. Fresh from the fridge it was malty & sweet with a very mild bite from the hops but as it warmed up it became a little hoppier & by the time I got to the bottom it was mostly sweet.
Alright mouth feel. Wasn't thin but wasn't too full-bodied. Nice middle ground but more on the thin side.
Tastes almost like a flat cream soda if it was a beer & not so sweet.
Mar 11, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
16oz widget can

Looks amazing, like I'm in Ireland or something. Smells and tastes just okay, but looks and feels so pretty and smooth, it's just a solid bier, here. Scratch that, it tastes better than ok, like a neutral amber ale with no off-flavors or a british mild bitter.

A bad cream ale but a good beer
Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
440 ml can. Pours hazy amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy, bready malt and caramel. Body is medium and flat. Taste is of earthy hops, caramel malt. Finish is long and dry. Average brew.
Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
14.9 oz. Nitro can poured into a pint glass with a copper/amber color and thick tan head. Smells of biscuit, grain, caramel and yeast. Taste follows aroma, but less intense, with bready malt, honey, and mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth creamy body from the 'nitro' and low carbonation. Overall decent, but it, like many 'Nitro can' beers, comes across as a bit bland.
Jan 24, 2022
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Mustela_Man from California

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 3.33 by KT3418 from Colorado

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75
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
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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
Rated: 2.95 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Apr 15, 2021
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is an “ok” Irish style cream ale. Overall, not one of my favorite beer styles.
Apr 09, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4.3 by Hazey92 from New York

Mar 17, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Pooze from California

4.75/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.

Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by faraday326 from California

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by thesherrybomber from California

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Hatchjaw from Washington

5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 3.47 by Budlum from Maryland

Feb 05, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

Jan 03, 2020
Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 737 ratings