Wexford Irish Cream Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 01-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
643
Reviews:
350
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of jsanmarco
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jera1350
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
1.61/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of madelf66
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeJs
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of ucsbmullet
2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Premo88
3.63/5  rDev +8%
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 Barleycorn
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.36 out of 5 based on 643 ratings.
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