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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 dreadnatty08
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the classic layered look from the nitro: faintly cloudy medium amber color with plentiful dense head. Aromas are quite mild with sweet corn, husky notes dominating. A note reminiscent or reislings is also there, slightly wine-like. An exceptionally clean ale, flavors are very smooth, really no hop bitterness, a faint grassy, floral feel, and a crisp dry finish. Overall, a drinkable, for basically a forgettable ale.

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Photo of JamesS
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours great, an excellent cascading form that leaves great head and lacing, and has a nice light amber color. Has an odd scent, though, a very well mixed malt/hop scent, but with just a slight bit of rotten aroma. Good taste, a nice English ale, but it has a bit of beef jerkey flavor. Goes down nice. It would never be my first choice, but I would not turn one down, either.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint nitro-can poured into a pint glass

Poured a fairly appealing straw color, amber tinged color with a beautiful nitro cascade and a finger of white head. Aroma was faint and mundane; some light malts, and a touch of hops. Taste was really quite bland. Some light matlyness with only a tiny bit of hops. Mouthfeel was good, very creamy due to the nitro but seemed flat and lifeless. Drinkability wasn't all that good. This was ok but only because of the nitro. I didn't really enjoy this beer and wouldn't recommend it.

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Photo of jdmorgan
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Irish Cream Ale poured an amber hue with a rolling cascade of nitro bubbles to produce a one finger white creamy head.

The aromas were of thin caramel malt, fruitiness, and slight hops. The taste had a nitro smoothness that began with an almost astringent hop profile with a sweeter malt body underneath. Toward the aftertaste, the taste became a bit thinner which is a common side-effect of nitrogenation of a medium body. The alcohol content of 5% was noticed as well. The consistency was medium/thick with a medium/low nitrogenation.

In summary, this ale was good and easilly drinkable. It's higher ABC will have a greater effect than some other nitro cans. It's not a bad beer, but can become thin after a bit.

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Photo of FenwaySquid
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 1 pint can (473 ml), widget system inside, no dating of any kind, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish amber color, crystal clear and no carbonation rising inside. the head formed a creamy off-white one finger thick and retained nicely.

Aroma: Sweet and creamy.

Taste: Fairly sweet at first, some fruits come through in the middle, most noticeably apricot. A slight bittering hop flavor lingers at the end along with seet malts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, a little watery though. The carbonation tingles slightly but for the most part is unnoticeable.

Overall: Decent, nothing special though. Kilkenney's remains my favorite, but we still can't get that in the States.

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Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Kyoko for picking this up!

Pours a clear orange, massive thick white head forms, very creamy, excellent retention, forms a one finger layer, lots of lacing. Smell is sweet, honey, bread, some grass, light fruits, apricot and strawberry, light floral hopping, quite delicate but nice. Taste is similar, light honey and strawberry, light malts, some bread, caramel, sweet fruity finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, nitro smooth. Not bad, solidly drinkable. Thanks Kyoko!

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

14.9 oz. nitro-can, saw this at my local liquor store, never had it before, so here goes,

A: Pours a light amber, with a thick, off-white nitro head, which doesn't have the permenant head retention that I see in other nitro brews, mild lacing there as well.

S: Hints of malt and mineral water, a bit of sulfur, but faint.

T: Mild malty and buttery taste, some diacetyl noted, but the flavour is nice in this style of beer. A bit of earth from the English-style hops used here. A nice mix and balance of flavours.

M: On the thin side, but creamy and drinkable, refreshing.

D: Would be a good session bitter or cream ale type beer, I could see buying this again for the night, it is relatively cheap.

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Photo of crckrmn
2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a nice amber color with a nice consistent head
S- Smells very malty, sweet, almost honey like
T- Sweet at first with very little hop bitterness
M- Creamy at first then disappears
D- A very light beer, could be drunk as a thirst quencher, nothing to write home about

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Photo of albern
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pouring a nitro can is always an experience. You'll come out with a very creamy, thick, frothy head and beneath it will be an amber beer. The joy is in watching the creamy carbonation make its way up to the top. After that, the show is over and what you'll get is a very average beer that really laces it up. The smell is malt, grain, maybe some buttery notes. The consistency of the beer is quite watery and the creaminess dissipates quickly. There isn't much cream after the beer settles. The taste is part tartish hop, part sour malt, bordering on curdled lactose, and part nutty dryness. I won't be trying this beer again anytime soon. Perhaps I've never been a big fan of pub style cask conditioned ales, and maybe this one is trying to emulate that. It's not for me.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, brilliant amber body with a creamy ivory-colored head. Gooey latticework of lacing.

Smell: Alluring, sweet-smelling aroma of luscious honey, toffee candies, and a hint of fruit.

Taste: Biscuity malt flavor with a caramel sweetness that quickly dries out. Only a very minor hop presence imparting no more than a soft bitterness which brings us through to the astringent, increasingly watery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation (nitronation?). Creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Much to my dismay, this beer followed the exact same course as the can of Tetley's I had recently. Sure, it looked great and smelled fine, but in both cases it's all downhill from there.

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Photo of iceball585
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden amber color, semi-clear, one finger thick creamy head that w/ good retention

S- Creamy, pale malts, buttery, bready

T- Creamy, buttery, light hops, pale malts, hint of caramel, a little bitter bite near the end

M- Medium/heavy body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, clean, slight dry finish

D- Good session beer (if you like nitro beers)

Really good cream ale. Not a lot of complexity but just good smooth taste.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I reviewed this beer without reading any reviews, so I didn't know what to think of my first cream ale.

The appearance was amazing. Nice amber color with insane head and retention.

The smell was faint of mild malts and a kiss of hops with some adjunct backround.

Taste can not be described without mentioning the creaminess from the nitro. The taste was light but it had a creaminess that made it easy as hell to drink. Light malts with an adjunct flavor for lightness and just a kiss of hops.

Really not a bad beer. A bit average and uneventful, but a good sessionable beer if you need to keep up with some other people for whatever reason.

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Photo of tapman
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, I know that this score is kinda high, but hear me out.

Pours beautifully from the can. The entire glass is filled with a milky, french vanilla colored liquid and slowly rolls back to reveal a nice bopper body. The cascade of nitro is so slow that its really satisfying to watch that your mouth waters at the beauty of it. Also the head stays for a long time and looks like its made from frothed cream. I'm grading for the style, here.

Smell is lacking as the nitro gives it a metallic twinge. However I do get sweet caramel malts and a tangy, bready English hop, though not quite as distinctive or good as some Golding, am I right? As it warms more caramel comes out and it gets much sweeter.

Much more bitter than the nose suggests with thinner than expected malts met with a, you guessed it, bitter hops that are a little light and are not complimented well by the metallic nitro.

Mouthfeel is as good as any Guiness I've ever had. Nice and creamy, the body is thinner than expected, but the persistent head more than makes up for it; the head infuses each sip with creamy goodness. And when I say thinner than expected I really mean thinner than I had hoped for, because the body isn't so thin, just that it could be thicker.

Could drink a bunch, but I would eventually get sick of it. Guiness gets a slighly higher score here due to the stronger flavor, though the texture is the same or better. Not bad, not bad.

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Photo of jettjon
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 16 oz nitro can with no freshness date, into my 20 oz pint glass, the pour is characteristic of a nitro ale: creamy with a nice cascading action as the nitrogen leaves the liquid. Thick two finger tan head with great retention. Clingy lacing all the way down to the bottom. Reddish-brown color with good clarity but no visible carbonation. Nose of pale malt and not much else. Tastes of semi-sweet malt with little to no hops profile. Finishes on a faintly dry, though not bitter note. Mouth is semi-viscous with no obvious carbonation, though somewhat “thick” nonetheless. Clean. Drinkability is very good; I could easily down several of these in a session.

Overall: Another great offering from Greene King, smooth and enjoyable. Recommended.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

nitro-can, served chilled, in a pint glass.

A - almost clear, amber color with a creamy tan head that thinned down, leaving no lace.

S - buttery/malt smell

T - thin malt flavor

M - light bodied, watery feel

D - I ending up dumping the last 3 or 4 ozs of this brew, as I grew tired of the taste.

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Photo of Limberg316
4.42/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very flavorful cream stout but I find it odd that it is an Irish cream stout and yet it's brewed in England. It has an excellent pour with an impressive head. Very creamy texture and very golden color. Wonderfully flavored with a distinctive sweet note to it.

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Photo of livingregret
2.49/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nitro-Can pours a amber colour beer w/ a rich 2 finger head. The head lingers throughout the whole drink as expected by a nitro can

Smell: A buttery malt, that's all that i get

Taste: Not a lot there, some light caramel creamy finish

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth

Derinkability: Easy to drink but not a whole lot there

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

nitro of course gives creamy head and plenty of lace. pours a slightly reddish, clear amber.

aroma has some buttery notes with pretty faint hops.

pretty thin, though the nitro gives it some creaminess.

taste is very light, bitterness is low. again a slight buttery flavor.

drinks very easily, but not very remarkable.

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Photo of rallison
2.89/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cascading off-white cascade of nitrogen, leading into an amber colored beer with a 1/2 finger creamy white head that stays for the whole time (as I would expect from a nitro pour). Smells of, well, not much. A touch of sweet malt I suppose.

Taste is also not very interesting. The best thing about it is the creamy head - otherwise, the flavors are a bit lacking. Some kind of sweet caramel malt with a creamy finish. Nothing much else here, aside from some kind of off-flavors that seem to come from what tastes like cheap malt.

Mouthfeel, as stated before, is quite creamy. This is the best thing about this beer, and does make it decent enough to drink. Drinkability is good - despite the boring-ness of the beer.

Not recommended. Boring, and lacking anything that would really keep me coming back.

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Photo of mjc410
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour into my Murphy's glass naturally fills it virtually to the brim. The cascade effect is fun to see in a beer that ISN'T black - it forms a thick head that ironically echoes the creamy tan tone of Guinness, while below the beer is transparent copper. The nitro-lacing is thick and sticky, too.

The aroma is very mild, with only slight sweet malt echoes. Very lackluster.

The taste is mild, a bit caramelly, and really inoffensive. Yes, there's very little here, but it is nice and simple.

The mouth is on the thick and smooth side, with slight and fine fizz.

Overall, this would be great for a long night.

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Photo of Vvall
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one immensely,it looked great,poured very well,and was easy drinking.The only problem I had with it was the taste,which IMHO was bland or maybe flat would be a better word.I would love to try it again,but at 11 dollars for a 4 pack where I got it,I am forced to buy it sparingly...

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Photo of SaltyLime
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Copper color with a light beige head.

Sharp alcohol smell that was very much like a sniff of a dry wine.

Very woodsy taste. Not really the creaminess I expected. Odd taste I couldn't figure out, not pleasant.

Very creamy head, light bodied beer. I guess the "Cream" in the name is all about the head because the beer wasn't all that.

Not very good on the drinkability scale. Started out OK and seemed to get worse.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro-can into pint glass.

Thick one finger head that lasts forever. As the beer pours, the fine bubbles slowly build up the creamy head.

Very light malt aromas with not much else.

Very creamy smooth malt flavor with only a touch of bitterness. A bit of a metallic taste is in the finish. Medium bodied with a very smooth "nitro" feel.

This acutally isn't that bad for a cream ale. The nitro seems to help this style. With the exception of the metallic aftertaste, it's not bad at all, and very drinkable.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a bright golden amber with a creamy head that looks like heavy cream floated on top with foggy sheets of lace running up the back of my pint.

Smells of dry marshmallows, almonds and a dry birch bark hop that seems to steal the show.

Tastes… boring. There’s a sort of a brown rice and washed out caramel malt base but it is then subsumed by a dry lingering birch bark that brings in the dryness of the red part around a walnut.

Feels light and dry with no carbonation at all. The dryness tends to sting a little, but not in a good way.

Not my favorite beer here. Too dry and generally boring.

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Photo of LarryV
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't understand why this doesn't have a higher rating on the beer-o-meter. Pours a nice amber color with a huge creamy light tan head. Mellow aroma of malt with a hint of fruitiness. Taste is big malt flavor with a hint of butterscotch, not much hoppiness but enough to balance it nicely. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. A good session beer.

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Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 649 ratings
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