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 Jobin_24
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a Valentine's Day sixer from my gal.

Poured into a shaker: A finger of creamy, solid white head over a nicely tea-like amber, transparent. Big sheets of lacing.

A little tea-like dry leafiness in the smell, with a marshmallow sweetness. Restrained, but not bad.

Mildly sweetened tea in the taste up front, light fruitiness somewhere between banana & lemon custard, with a little leafy bitterness, ending smoothly & with a nice, long, lightly bitter aftertaste that I really like.

Soft, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty smooth. I think the nitro lends itself to this style much more than some of the stouts you see.

This has some nostalgic flair for me, so I appreciate it in that respect. That said, it's an enjoyable, smooth beer that doesn't really stand out in any way but would definitely be sessionable. I'd really like to try it on cask sometime.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.01/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro can with an un-natural pfffst sound as I opened it (I'll never get used to that widget.) A lovely tan and khaki cascading effect streams down and slowly dwindles from bottom to top. It leaves a surprisingly clear amber brew with a fine fluffy head that sticks to everything it touches. The head residue coats the glass so much it looks like the fuzzy bacteria that grows on fruit thats been left out to long.

Smell is of toasted malts, caramels and a little touch of something earthy and sour.

Taste is initially smooth but then moves into a slight astringency thats combined with a earthy twang. The aftertaste degrades from there and kind of reminds me of wet dog. There is a slight burnt flavor in the back of the throat and it gets worse as the beer warms. Behind that disappointing flavor there is some nice background malts and a little caramel sweetness.

The mouthfeel is less the stellar. Its not very creamy (despite the name of the brew) but it is nice and watery and kind of easy to drink. There is a fine carbonation that allows you to get it down quickly which is a good thing. A great looking beer but disappointing in the long run.

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Photo of jayhawk73
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a bronze color w/ a one finger off white head. No noticeable carbonation, but amazing lacing. Nothing else really going on here.

S- Grain, malt, some hops. Somewhat bitter smell. Not very complex nose on this beer.

T- Fairly bitter, w/ hops and malt. Not impressed.

M- For a creme ale, this beer isn't creamy. It's thin, and and very one dimensional. It coats your throat w/ bitter grain, which lingers forever.

O- Can't recommend this beer. It just doesn't seem to do much well.

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Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of LittleCreature
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
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 PeprSprYoFace
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed some of these for St. Patria day. Drinkin one while I'm preparin my Corned Beef

Pours a clear amber with a super creamy off-white head. The nitro effect is always awesome. Nice lacing.

Aroma is malty with a hint of noble hops. Not much more.

Taste is ok. Smooth and malty. Low carb like most nitro beers are.

Mouthfeel is a little heavier than I think it should be but not bad.

Overall a good English cream ale that comes from Ireland.

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Photo of Enola
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a lighter colored beer. There was a creamy head as is typical with nitro beers. There was a little bit of bitterness in the smell. The taste had subtle notes of bourbon in it. I asked wcudwight his opinion and he seconded that. The mouthfeel was smooth. I could drink these again but I would not make a habit of it.

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Photo of nick76
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
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 watermelonman
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This arrived at my table a little murky with a somewhat dark yellow and copper color. Not the most attractive color, but the head was good; it lasted throughout the pint and left a speckled lace all down the glass.

The smell and taste were better, being slightly sweet with an ever so subtle hop touch at the end.

Not bad by any means, but being a little bit "more" of everything would have made it much better.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of EPICAC
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in a can at Against the Grain in NYC.

Pours a slightly hazed copper color. The thick, fluffy head retains as a half-inch layer leaving sheets of lace. Malty aroma caramel, toffee and golden raisins.

There's a sweet, malty backbone: caramel and toffee with a mild bitterness in the finish. There are some decent flavors, but it comes off a bit bland overall. Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation and a sticky, sugary finish.

Flavorful in certain aspects, but a but bland overall.

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Photo of abcramer
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of Thrasher
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ripe copper-gold with thin, sticky head from nitro. Aroma of oaky chardonnay which is carried over into the flavor to marry with sweet malts and an ale fruitiness. There is a slight sharpness and sourness to the hops which is typical of many European brews. The beer is pleasantly buttery, and relatively full-flavored for a nitrogen can, but doesn't do much to excite the palate, or other senses for that matter. Perhaps it can be best appreciated as an exercise in restraint. Prolonged exposure to this beer will add to its appeal (i.e. the more you drink, the better it tastes). It may serve well as an accompaniment to a meal of hearty but bland lamb stew, or possibly a very mild cheese, or perhaps it may be best suited to soothe the stomach after a round of Jameson. Another decent nitro offering that again raises the question of when and where can I find my beloved Mansfield Ale?

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Photo of jmartinger
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -70.2%

Photo of djchrismac
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Peyton5410
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Slynger
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wexford pours cloudy white and amber, which separates to leave a nice clear amber body beneath a thick and creamy milk white cap.

The nose is sweet caramel and toasted golden malts with some ver light earthy hops.

Milky smooth mouthfeel without much carbonation. The flavor is mostly tasted with minimal caramel cream sweetness. Lightly bitter in dry in the finish.

Definitely fun to look at and smooth to drink. It's an not an overly complex beer, but I think in a true pub atmosphere this stuff would be a great fun to session and slosh around.

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Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Antc2382
2.11/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

440 mL nitro-can at 45 degrees into a mug.

A: It pours a mostly transluscent light brown color with a finger and a half of ivory-white nitro head. This beer tends to leave a rifled look with bubbles sticking to the glass in that formation from the swirling of the pour.

S: Caramel, toasted bread, and lots of buttery notes.

T: Butter, caramel, nuttiness, strong breadiness, and some faint berry mixed in.

M: The body is medium-light with light carbonation.

D: I prefer a more quaffable brew in this style. There are more flavorful bitters in the 3.5% to 4.0% range.

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Photo of GallowsThief
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Wexford Irish Cream Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.36 out of 5 based on 642 ratings.
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