Wexford Irish Cream Ale | Greene King / Morland Brewery

Wexford Irish Cream AleWexford Irish Cream Ale
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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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Ratings: 645 |  Reviews: 350
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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Photo of LittleCreature
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4.0
Pours almost a finger's thickness of cream head over a clear, amber-orange body with some suspended sediment.

Smell - 3.0
Being nitrogenized, the aroma is not quite 'natural' but pleasant enough. Biscuity malt, slighly hoppy. Forgive me, my nose is quite blocked today.

Taste - 3.0
Seems more alcoholic than Kilkenny, has the usual artificial taste that is common to nitro beers, slightly sweet, bready malt, hops provide moderate bitterness but little flavour, and are slightly astringent in the finish. More alcohol flavour than is appropriate, which could be partly due to the temperature.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Very little carbonation, silky smooth in the mouth, medium bodied, just right for an Irish Red Ale.

Drinkability - 3.5
Alcohol character notches this one down a little, but still a sessionable ale.

Rather than chilling for 2-3 hours as recommended, I just stuck it in the freezer for 15 minutes. On this hot Australian day my first thought was that the beer should be colder, but really it is up to individual choice, whether you prefer the full flavour or the refreshment. Either way, an average beer that I probably wouldn't say no to.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
2.59/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Medium brown color with a nitro-head.
The aroma of caramel and some light hop hints.

The taste starts off creamy with a mild bitterness and some caramel sweetness and a hint of malt. Smoke screens because it really fades fast. The feel of the body thins out and leaves you with a horrible balance. Medium carbonation and really hard to finish.

Notes: Watery finish,not really creamy at all and it just seemed to be a bad idea from the start. Not a good beer.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro-can into an imperial pint glass.

At first it's nothing but bubbles giving the pour a creamy tan color with the bubbles rising and beer level rising with them. The beer itself is a cloudy amber color, not dark at all like a stout, hence the 'creme ale' label. A thick white creamy head developed on the beer and just won't go away!

The beer has a smell of a little bit of malt with some definite butterscotch, and a little bit of hops on the end, nothing too strong though. There is a hint of caramel on the first taste along with a slight bitterness from the light hops. The butterscotch present in the smell is still there on the back end of each sip. Probably the most noticeable thing is the way the beer feels like a big thick beer despite being rather light. The nitro-pressure gives it a much more full body than a light lager, but still not overly carbonated.

Highly drinkable for sure!

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

Poured from 16 oz nitro can into a pint glass.

Appearance: attractive cascading head effect from nitro widget. The beer itself is clear and orange-gold.

Smell: nice, sweet malt aroma. Subtle and not too grainy.

Taste: a nice level of bitterness balances the basic malt flavor. It's not bad but not very interesting.

Mouthfeel: a nice creamy feel is imparted by the nitro widget. The body itself is medium.

Drinkability: I actually find this quite drinkable. Its general inoffensiveness would make it a pretty good session beer in my opinion.

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Photo of washburnkid
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Nearly two fingers of a creamy nitro head firmly settles over an amber to caramel hue. I can't see through the glass because the lacing left behind by the wonderful retention is covering every speck of the pint.
S: A bit buttery in the nose. There's a distant fruity aroma. Bittersweet and earthy. And lots of butter.
T: Aside from the massive metallic taste greeting my palate, the taste isn't terrible, but there's also much to be desired here. Bitter, distantly fruity and very malt heavy.
M: Not watery like many nitros. This one has a bit of body to it. Low to medium carbonation and tons of bitterness left behind.
D: I can do without the aroma, and the taste is really lacking...I probably won't reach for this one again.

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Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 14.9 oz. nitro can. Has a brown color with a slowly decending 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, slightly sweet. Taste is mild, some malt and hops. Feels creamy in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is not a bad selection at all.

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Photo of sisuspeed
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a can of this in Woodstock, VT. Haven't seen it anywhere else in the VT/NH area.

Poured the can into a pint glass. The color is amber, almost looks like honey, with a thin, but thick and creamy white head on top. Looks pretty tempting. Nice bubbly lacing as well.

The aroma is grainy and a little hoppy, but not much going on here. Some faint smell of vegetables, like from a vegetable stew or something.

The taste is again, kind of grainy/malty. There are some hops there, but they're kind of just floating in the background. The only other flavor I can kind of pick out, is the faint taste of citrus, which is mostly on the finish. In short, not much flavor and what is there isn't overly enjoyable.

The mouthfeel however is quite good. It is creamy, smooth and still decently light. Besides having kind of an off flavor, the beer is pretty drinkable. It's not one that I would savor any flavor from, but if I'm putting one down quick it's not bad.

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Photo of abuliarose
2.34/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Opened with an ominous fizz, poured into a pint glass.

The color is light caramel and much fizzing during the aggressive pour to a creamy thin carbonation. It coats the inside of the glass with a thin film of bubbles. Smells a little metallic, though mostly like spent malts mixed with milk that's gone slightly sour. Thick lacing has me crossing my fingers for something yummy.

That carbonation dies fast on the tongue though, and is gentle at best. It tastes like malt up front, hints of that toasted. If you try hard, you can find a thin bitterness at the end. Between the two, it tastes mostly like water with hints of milk gone sour. No longstanding aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, however the lack of carbonation and body makes it too light for me to think I'm drinking beer. All of that in a package makes the overall drinkability nothing special (less than your run of the mill session). It might be easy to chug, but I wouldn't go for it.

I had tried a few cream ales before this and this isn't making the top of my charts. Sorry, Wexford!

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Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber color. Thick, off-white head that solidly coats the glass with lace. You gotta love the nitro-widget.

Very mild aroma of mainly pale malt and light hop. Standard fare for this style.

Sweet and thick--slightly sour in the swallow. Light hop in the background. Perhaps the best cream ale I've tasted--reminds me of a British mild. Not complex, but tasty.

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Photo of Jae27
2.37/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours a very nice tawn color with a very good looking white cream head. Similar to other nitro-can beers in proportion of head to body. There is a nice settling action in the tan body as it settles.

S - At first I though this beer had a very nice sweet smell. Smells sort of like milk and sugar. As the beer warmed up the smell started to get a little but putrid, like rotting eggs.

T - The taste is pretty mellow and creamy. Notes of banana and raisins dominate with a pleasantly nutty finish.

M - Very silky smooth creamy mouth feel. The body is surprisingly lighter than I had anticipated but is nice.

D - Pretty good I guess. Really nothing special here. If you like cream stouts and dry stouts like I do then don't expect much from this beer. I could have drank a second, but normally I would reach for something else.

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Photo of hdofu
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
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 stakem
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If looks were everything, this would be a superstar...but then again any beer on nitro can have a pumped up visual appeal.

Initially pours a fairly clear light amber with little head, but as the nitro works it's magic, it builds a thick creamy head that lasts until the last sip.

Nose has some malty sweetness and a bit of hops, nothing really exciting.

Mouthfeel is quite light. As far as the taste goes, it seems a little watered down. It has some malt sweetness and finishes with a very faint bitterness from the hops. Overall it is balanced well and easy drinking, but the initial excitement from the nitro was more appealing than drinking the beer.

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Photo of techcommdood
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from nitro-can into an imperial pint glass. Comes out a thick, rich foam that takes a good 10 seconds to start breaking down. As the foam settles you see a beautiful cascade of foam as it breaks down into beer. The beer itself is a beautiful clear brownish orange color, and the foam a slight yellow in color. Superb head retention on this ale. Even toward the end of the glass there is a good half-finger of creamy foam atop the beer.

The smell is very bready and sweet with a touch of lemony tartness behind it. Not much else to note.

The taste is definitely bready, almost with a bit of rye. Any hops in here are solely for bittering, as there is nothing up front but a nice mild bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy for such a clear-looking beer. It's nice and thick-feeling.

Drinkability is high. It goes down easy and has a wonderful bitter aftertaste. Very thirst-quenching, in my opinion.

Overall I'm quite happy with this one. I'd walked past these cans for months and finally decided to try it. I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of colts9016
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at 47 degree.

Appearance: There is a monster 4 finger creamy off white head that is slowly showing the beer. The color of the beer a medium copper color with reddish hues. There is a lot of effervescence bubble in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear.

Nose: A rich solvent/acohol flavor with some toasty malty aroma. There is a creamy like sweetness to the beer. There is sublte caramel and floral in the beer.

Taste: A light creamy maltiness at first, there is a solvent, floral and caramel flavors that followed.

Overall: The mouth feel is creamy and a touch astringent. The body of the beer is light and creamy. The finish is light. The nitro in the beer is a little too much. It thined the beer out too much. It is an okay beer.

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Photo of MagyarPuska
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Bronze/Copper body with a typical fully frothy nitro-can head. Head retention is respectable and may take some time to dissipate depending on surrounding conditions. Looks mighty tasty.

S: Nothing really stands out and slaps you in the face. Takes a few sniffs to tell that there is fruit hiding in the beer with the caramel and butter/cream coming at you after a while. Not really anything surprising in this area, as much as a "Crème" ale can offer I guess.

T: As soon as you take a sip you taste the can. Really is a shame. It looked so good, but that seems to be a problem with some of these canned-nitros. After a few sips you can overlook this and get to know the beer. Holding true to its aroma, caramel and cream are present. Nothing too strong after the canny taste though.

M: Frothy, nitro-can typical. Quite smooth, if not watery.

D: I felt as this beer got a lot more drinkable with each subsequent sip. After you are introduced to the initial flavor of the can it seems to disappear, or I just got used to it. So I guess I just tasted more of the beer as I got accustomed to the canny taste. Not offensive and not that rich so a few of these could be enjoyed if so inclined. I, however, am not.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
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 JMBSH
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - From nitro can, the typical thick creamy head after the cascading effect of the nitrogen bubbles. Slightly burnt orange color with no additional carbonation seen rising from the beer. A little bit of lacing is left through out the tasting.

S - Faint sweet smell.Remeinds me of other Adjunct beers.

T - Light and refreshing. Very little bitterness. I can get some hint of a fruitiness but it is very faint.

D - Very thin and watery. I agree with another reviewer who thought the creamy nice up from was nice with the dry finish.

D - No one that I would try again (not my style) but might be good as a patio beer on a nice day outside.

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Photo of macktbone
2.08/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Good looking pour. Standard "waterfall" appearance. Ends up with a creamy looking head. The medium amber reveals a bunch of carbonation clinging desperately to the glass.

S- Leathery with a little cream.

T- Ale taste but nothing lasting or stand out. Tastes a little metallic, (can)?

M- way too thin. I almost wish I could just drink the head. Nice creamines but distacted by the actuall beer.

D- Drink by necessity only. The widget sounds like a jet engine when you open the can, Pour is the only nice part of the whole thing.

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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 23.7% out of 100 with 645 ratings
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