Wexford Irish Cream Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 01-24-2002

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Photo of mithrascruor
2.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

440 mL can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper shade. Creamy off-white head that settles pretty fast and has good retention.

Smell: Not much aroma, but what there is I don't like so much. It is sort of a musty/earthy malt smell.

Taste: Lots of cream and malt flavors, with a bit of hops. Some bitterness at the finish. Musty malt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, but not as much as I'd expect from a nitro beer. Light- to medium-bodied.

Drinkability: Fairly drinkable, but I'm not such a big fan of the taste.

Something about the flavor here just hits me wrong. It is just an average beer with nothing really interesting going on. Pretty boring, and not very appealing.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wexford Irish Cream Ale. 5.0% alcohol. 14.9 oz. can with widget. Poured into stein glass.

A- Pours a widget induced massive bubbly creamy fluid that settles into a golden copper liquid that leaves a half inch of off white head leaving decent patchy lacing.

S- Musty malts and sweet buttery cream domiate the nose but only on a light note.

T-M- Taste is a creamy lightly malted crisp and also average flavored beer. All and all bland but has a good pub ale "feel" with that being said pint after pint tolorable in long nights on tap. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel doesn't do much in the interest department but fair drinker.

D- Deffinitly a session if found at a decent price and on a nitro tap.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 440mL nitro can into a generic pint glass.

Once the cascading effect subsides, there is a solid finger of dense cretaceous foam which persists throughout as you might expect. The liquid is quite clear and resembles flames at night. A nice spattering of snow-like lacing.

Light malty aroma with a touch of wheat and grass. Very mild.

Toast, faint caramel, and a mild grain flavor - all offset by a pleasing bitterness. Wet-stone like minerality (almost like peat) along with some bready sweetness in the finish - well balanced.

The nitro-can emphasizes the creaminess of this ale, which is rich and supremely velvety despite also being light. Moderate carbonation.

This ale is all about drinkability - while a bit undistinguished, it is excellent with stereotypical fried pub grub.

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Photo of Stimack
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess I have been on a can kick of late. Decided to pick up some of this the other night. Can has the widget in it which leads to a nitro like pour. The pour produces a very creamy brew, with a thick tan head of foam that has tiny bubbles after the cascade up the glass. The aroma seems to be slightly muted but I wonder if that thick head is blocking a lot of the scents from reaching my nose. The aroma that is there is pale malt and a slight fruit scent. The taste is good, just also seems to be slightly muted. Malts seem to be the most noticeable with a very slight hop flavor. This brew drinks quite easily just for me there does not seem to be much character to it. The mouth feel is very creamy as you would expect. For me this one is something to get every once and a grey moon as more of a refresher to this brew.

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Photo of jgasparine
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured from the nitro can with a wonderful cascade of fine bubbles as the beer "settled"; just like a nitro draught. The resultant head was 3/4" tall, white and creamy. Lovely lacing. The body was a clear (filtered) light amber color, but appeared uncarbonated once the head settled.

S- Smells of pale malt and some mild yeast esters. No trace of hops on the nose. Underlying nuances of grass.

T- A nice balance of pale malt and some very mild low-alpha hops. Some faint esters in there. Finishes dry and *slightly* bitter. A little one-dimensional overall, not bad... BUT, as the beer warmed, it started to taste more like garbage... literally.

M- Despite the nice appearance, the nitro can did not yield as much creaminess in the body as I would have liked to have. Overall, this is thin... and there's some soft carbonation there, but not enough to justify the nitro-can.

D- Tastes good cold; tastes bad warm. An average drinkability rating would be appropriate, I suppose.

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Photo of nick76
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The aroma is very malty and a bit like caramel and bread. There is also yeast and some grass. The appearance is amber with a creamy head that starts out nice but turns out to be thin. The taste is like the aroma with a mild bitterness. The palate is smooth from the nitro widget. Overall a decent beer but not that impressive.

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Photo of isualum12
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

man what a let down

Can with nitro ball in side pured in a clear pint glass
Pours as a complete beauty with the classic cream ale head building from the bottom of the glass. The Head is thick and holds up strong after the pour with a white cream color to it. It is the type of head that sticks to your nose.

Smell was off for me but I couldnt place it at first. The smell kinda made me feel sick to my stomach at first.

First taste almost got spit back up in the glass. The taste is not hopy. You can taste the malt a litte but it tastes stale to me. The can claims to be smooth and I think it is smooth just not a good tasting smooth.

I gave it a higher mouthfeel since it is smooth and not to carbinated (for reasons mentioned above).

I couldnt finish it...That should say enough..

I really wanted to like this beer and I really was excited about it when I bought it...

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber with a creamy, quarter-inch white head that remains. Tons of lacing.
Smell is faint, slightly spicey malts, with a tiny bit of hops.
Taste is watery malts, a little bit of hops. Malts take on a very faint faint spice at the finish, with some very faint caramel notes.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and wet. Very low carbonation. Medium body.
Very good drinkability. It's not the most exciting beer, but it goes down easy. Good "session" beer.

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Photo of BeerBear80
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Even copper color with almost no carbonation yet excellent lacing left behind.

S - A very fruity smell with the dominate aroma being of banana.

T - A smooth creamy almost velvety start and ends with a touch of hop. Full flavor is much like it smells.

M - A good even and smooth mouthfeel. This is by far the best aspect of the beer. The slight hint of carbonation in this beer gives it a very light and creamy feel on tongue.

D - A little rough at first but this beer grew on me the more I drank it. Depending on my mood I would have a hard time having more than two in a single sitting.

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Photo of BDJake
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- beautiful golden amber pour, with creamy head much like a medium-colored Guinness

S- caramel, butterscotchery malts with a diacetyl and bittersweet undertone

T- rich butterscotch with little to no sweetness

M- slick yet smooth, low carbonation

D- went down like water... much better st. paddy's choice than the other one you see everywhere

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Photo of GregPearson33
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - The color is mid-amber color with a thick, one finger high off-white creamy head of almost indiscernibly small bubbles. Although there was a little cloudiness at first (think "alive inside", sort of like Guinness) it settled after about 30 seconds. Bottom line, this beer looks fantastic.

Smell/Taste - The smell is of sweet caramel and vanilla. The taste echoes the rich vanilla, as well as burnt malts. It also finishes on a definite "cream ale" note, coating the palate in lactose and I hint of bitterness that I'm finding very pleasant.

Drinkability - The carbonation is pretty light and I wouldn't exactly call this watery, but I'm not struggling whatsoever to put it down. To be honest I'm trying to pace myself before another sip, but I could definitely see the appeal fade after one or two.

Conclusion - It could just be because I don't have a lot of experience with cream ales, milk stouts, etc, but I think the creamy texture and taste of this brew is totally enchanting. Recommended; B

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Photo of riversidetravlr
1.8/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Had this one over at Christopher's in Porter Sq. and have to admit it ruined my meal.

A- The pour initially cascades and leaves a a nice creamy head kind of reminiscent of Boddingtons. The body of the beer is a dark amber. The head stayed around till the end.

S- Nothing too special or inviting. Kind of metallic.

T- Overwhelmingly bitter. From the initial taste to a lingering finish. The bitterness wasn't the good kind. Reminded me of milk a month past expiration.

M- Thin.

D- One of the worst pints I've had in a long while. I wasn't able to finish the glass and I wouldn't drink this again.

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Photo of crossovert
2.76/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It is St. Patricks day so what the heck. 16 oz draught can. No best by date.

Pours with a nice cascade and a creamy white head that lasts forever. The body is a deep orange/brown.

Smells creamy almost corny. Very sweet smelling, no hop aroma here.

It has light malts and a bit of sweetness and bitterness, it is literal one of the most nondescript flavors. The mouthfeel is creamy.

I'm not keen at all on Irish brews or Irish style brews and this one sure isn't anything special.

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Photo of Spineypanda
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a great look, a nice amber with a large head from the nitro.
Smells a little sweet/fruity but nothing serious.
Tastes like what a Boddingtons taste like but not quite as appealing, a bit too much of that fruity taste that does not work well enough.
Mouthfeel is a bit creamy though so that is pretty cool.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

OK. Shut up. I'm a sucker for the way these nitro-beers look. It has the cloudy cascading head and the great head retention that looks more like whipped cream than beer foam. Golden body with a hint of amber.

The aroma can't live up to the appearance. Lightly toasted grain, hint of diacetyl.

Slight cereal sweetness, nip of butter, alcohol and hop. Tastes like a slightly more alcoholic Boddingtons.

I'm also a sucker for the creamy nitro feel. I don't even care that it's watery and thin in the end.

Obviously nothing special, but sure is easy to drink. I have no problem at all with this easy-drinking beer.

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Photo of SimplySinister
4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Milky White, latte-like head. Above average carbonation. Very attractive.

S - I didn't get a whole lot off the smell on this one.

T - Exceptional. I don't know why I liked this one so much, but I have to admit it was totally outstanding (in every sense of the word.) Honestly, I don't like many irish red beers, but this one is a keeper.

M - This brew left little or no aftertaste and no oil slick mouthfeel, but somehow still retained loads of character.

D - I could definately see relaxing with a few of these. Of course, not too many, but a few.

All in all, I couldn't have been more pleased with this beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance this one came out of a 14.9 oz nitro can, so I did enjoy the cascading settling of this amber colored ambrosia. Full thicket of light cream colored head that leaves even speckled bands of lacing with each sip.

Aromatics offer up some nice fruitiness with soft caramel malts, a touch of herbal Euro hop action and a slightly metallic twang. Semi sourdough bread notes with an overall muted expression that's typical of nitro infused beers.

Flavor is a bit hard to stomach super creamy textured for one thing with the nitro blend going on from the widget technology. Harsh herbal earthiness with some dirty water caramel malt base and again a touch of metallic copper penny business going down. That's about it.

Mouthfeel super creamy and light feeling due to the nitro can format, light bodied pretty inoffensive brew from the UK, comparable to a Boddington's pub ale.

Drinkability overall was decent at 2 something a can I will steer clear for awhile but I'm glad I grabbed a can while approaching March, so you know at the very least I had a fresh sample.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz nitro-can into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, honey, some citrus and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet and creamy with flavors of honey, tea, caramel and a little bit of fruit. The malt character is a little thin for the style. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but kind of watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's not a bad beer but there are a lot of other beers in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- A clear orange liquid with a finger-thick creamy bone-white head that has really good retention.

S- Sweet candy and fruit. I get bananas, bubble gum, circus peanut candy, and apples.

T- Very sweet flavors of fruit and candy. Tastes alright, just too sweet.

M- No carbonation to speak of so it is smooth at first. The tail end is a dry.

D- Definitely too sweet for the style and for my tastes. It is unique though.

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Photo of likethetaste
2.79/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had not tried an Cream ale before and wanted to give this a try. This looked very lovely poured into a pint glass. Cascading foam and a very nice long lasting head. But the flavor is just like a cream soda. Not something I would expect in an ale.

This is a type I will probably not try again.

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Photo of cudmud
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: This beer has a solid, deep copper color with two fingers of head. This beer also has nice lacing.

Smell: The brew produces a nice sweet, malty aroma. It really smells like the malt extract that comes with homebrew kits. I don't detect any attributes from the hops.

Taste: Sweet on the front of the tongue with a weak bitter aftertaste. I do detect some orange-like flavors.

Mouthfeel: Metallic. Perhaps this is an old sample.

Drinkability: I wouldn't refuse to drink more,

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Big creamy head on top of a clear, copper body

S- Not much to smell here, a whiff of metal and wet hay

T- Sweet and doughy with a twang of some stanky English hops that smell like they came from the woods.

M- Thin but somehow has a creamy feeling due to the nitro carbonation

D- It's nothing special, but easy to pound back a pint

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Photo of BierFan
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 14.9 Ounce nitro-can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Creamy tan head. Clear amber body. Amazing head retention, of course.

Smell: Butterscotch. Little bit of hops.

Taste: Caramel and grain. Not alot of hop flavor but it does have a decent bitter finish.

I don't really care for this one.

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Photo of ralree
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Great foam of microbubbles, sediment sets nicely after a bit, very clear after settling and a nutty brown color. Retention is awesome - still has 1/2 finger after 5 minutes. I don't know if that lacing is good since there has been no recession of the head!

S: A bit fruity and pretty spicy, with some nice hops in the background. Not strong smelling at all.

T: Seems a bit watered down on first sip, but then the complexity of the cream flavor comes out as you keep it in your mouth. It's like drinking a very lightly carbonated milk flavored with fruit, herbs and a touch of spice. The light fruit flavor (cherry?) nicely complements the creamy background, like dipping cherries in whipped cream, but with less sugar.

M: Extremely creamy and smooth, this goes down better than most any beer I've tried. It's like drinking silk (the material, not the nasty excuse for soy milk). The head stays up to snuff the whole way down the glass. It's really quite amazing to see that much resilience, and it makes every sip frothy and creamy. It's not a dry beer at all, coating the mouth constantly.

D: If there was a beer to drink when one was sick, this would be a good one. It is a joy to drink, and soothes the mouth and throat. It's very filling, though, so drink it slowly.

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Photo of newerbrewerthanu
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like any other nitro -- gorgeous. I always love the way the beer dances as it layers out. It looks almost like cream, until the nitro rises, leaving a nice, strong amber hue. The head is rich and everpresent.
Smells of butterscotch and malt, perhaps a bit nutty. Hops are present, slightly earthy.
I certainly need this on tap because all I really taste is aluminium. It is malty and the flavor might be compared to malt liquor were it not for the touch of bitterness. It is a bitterness that I really feel doesn't come from hops, because I can't detect much of the hops flavorwise.
Feels soft and creamy. Thanks, widget.
The drinkability is certainly high. I could pound five of these, but I wouldn't. Drinkability is a marketing slogan for Bud Light, thus, not an indication of a good beer.

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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.35 out of 5 based on 638 ratings.
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