Wexford Irish Cream Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 01-24-2002

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#43,912
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
653
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
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Photo of SGR1220
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of daliandragon
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a four pack for some early St. Patty's day festivities with my sister in town for the weekend. Looks the part, with a nice creamy off white head that shows excellent retention. Nose is slightly hoppy with some banana and bread notes but also something a little off.

Again, noble hops drive the taste initially, before giving way to a finish of bread or pizza crust. A little metallic in the mouth at times, but not overly unpleasant. Smooth, and a little lighter on the carbonation than many of the syle. By no means great, I'm glad I tried it and I can see it scratching certain kinds of itches this time of year. On to the stouts.

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Photo of TIB
2.36/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very creamy tasting, almost too much so. Goes down quick and smooth. I wouldn't recommend it.

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2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NWHopinator
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CTaleMan
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattinIdaho
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.24/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

With a distinct amber color, it’s very creamy, albeit the profile is very timid, as it tries to show off flavors of very light caramel, grapefruit, toasted cereal and hints of dark apricot. There is that syrupy aroma that fits the creaminess of the beer, but its sweet alcohol notes do not fit well with the slightly dry character of the beer. The mouthfeel is nicely creamy for the carbonation, but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired. Overall, this ale has its creamy moments, but it’s very underwhelming. In the US, I recommend the Alleycat from Lost Coast Brewing as well as the Chronic Ale from Port Brewing Company as an alternative.

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Photo of KUlicny
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beerrat
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of toscanoigor
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WillPaulFPE
4.23/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an "Irish Style" Cream Ale brewed in the United Kingdom that competes in its class with Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale (Guinness / Smithwicks product). Like Kilkenny, it is an extremely smooth nitrogen based cream ale with no bitterness, and is easy on the palate. As a result, it is quite drinkable. Most USA beer aficionados might consider it too flat or neutral, and perhaps watery in nature, but that is the characteristic feel of this type of Irish cream ale. Personally, I find that an occasional departure from real "hoppy" beers is a welcome respite, hence the good ratings based on its class merits. Unlike Kilkenny, Wexford Irish Style Cream Ale is available in cans in the USA. Therefore, if you've had a Kilkenny in Canada or Ireland, and you are looking for a similar brew in the USA, Wexford Irish Style Cream Ale is certainly a worthy substitute. Cheers!

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Photo of eire
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
4.63/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chadbo
3.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jrfehon33
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 653 ratings