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%
 
 
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Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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 tone77
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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 drabmuh
2.54/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

2001 a beer odyssey. Another nitro can. This stuff was left in my house by a family member and I quickly realized that I had never reviewed it. Poured into a Guinness imperial pint glass.

Beer is amber and clear with an exterior cascading head of nitrogen bubbles that forms a soft head of tiny bubble, with ultimately moderate to low aeration and minimal lacing on the glass. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet and grainy, kind of harsh, off putting.

Body is creamy and full, oddly bitter, grainy and harsh, some sweetness on the front, overall weak and nasty. People drink this beer? I don't like it at all.

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

Photo of stevoj
2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can from the Boise Co-op. Nitro can also, so it has a nice pour, smooth and creamy. After that, not so great Extremely musty sweet malt, hints of toffee and caramel, but not enough to overcome the in your face cooked vegetables scent and taste. Haven't had an Irish ale in a while, so hard to judge.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Say what you want about my tastes but at this point at least I am a bit of a sucker for these nitro cans. This beer looks beautiful; there's an exquisitely creamy head that hangs around forever and lots of froth just plastered to the side of the glass. Golden in color and clear enough to read this review through.

The downside of the nitro can is experienced in the aroma and taste. Smells faintly malty and sweet, with a metallic undertone, and very mild overall, perhaps a little buttery. Taste is the same but thankfully without the metallic aspect; just a lightly sweet and malty flavor with mildly bitter English hops.

Body is smooth and creamy, with low carbonation. A bit watery. Lingering aftertaste that's mostly bitter and a touch on the sweet side.

So this beer is far from profound. Still enjoyed it, more than most, apparently, but not as much as other nitro cans such as Young's Chocolate or even Tetley's. Worth a shot if you like this kind of thing.

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Photo of WesWes
4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a perfect gold color with an awesome head; the picture perfect beer. The aroma is good. It is creamy with a malty scent. The taste is decent. It is pale and creamy with a real Irish ale flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with perfect carbonation. This drinks great. It has great flavor and awesome mouthfeel; finally an English ale I like.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Nitro-cans...they always amaze with the widget and cascading effect...and the creamy mouthfeeld. I have one here which I have yet to try. On to the beer:

Pours carmel colored, hazy and faded carmel color towards the top of the liquid, yet a clearish pale orange color towards the bottom. Lovely creamy head is sitting on top. The aroma was faint, but there's some fruity esters and a bit of cream. Taste...the grain is astringent and husky here. It's a little sweet, more faint esters. Not as creamy or smooth as other nitro beer's I've had. Leaves a slight gritty aftertaste.

Where's the cream? Solid, though a little more rough to take.

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Photo of dar482
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a reddish amber color with a frothy, marshallow nitro head.

The aroma offers toasted malts, whole bread, hints of sweetness, familiar British yeast fruitiness of apples and year.

The flavor follows with that apple and pear flavor, toasted malts, sweet breadiness, hints of toffee, onto some hops balancing out the finish. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
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 Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Eziel
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the "well-chilled" nitro can. L3118-00:49. Sampled on March 22, 2014.

It pours a foamy "nitro-can" influenced caramel amber with a big head that slowly settles back while the carbonation bottles cling to the glass.

The aroma is caramel and toffee malts all the way with a definite sugar sweetness eking its way into the picture. Hops are near non existent.

The body is creamy and smooth but much of that ahs to be due to the nitro can.

The taste is also very sweet and caramel in nature with a fairly clean but mildly bitter hop finish. It is very English. Very pub quaffable.

I used to drink this one a lot but it does not appeal to me as much as it did 10 years ago. Changing palate I presume.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +19%

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 DucksFan16
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

03/17/2017

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Photo of cjgator3
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the nitro can that makes it resemble a pour from a Guinness nitro except for the blackness. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a creamy light tan colored head. Aroma is creamy with buttery notes of caramel. Taste is extremely smooth and thin with malt, caramel and a metalic taste. I absolutely love the appearance of the pour produced from nitro can's and this beer proves no different. However, it is just lacking on taste and body. Decent but nothing there that makes me want to try again.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a ruby-orange with a creamy, soft white head that maintained for the remainder of the drink compliments of the widget.

S: very soft with traces of caramel.

T: light, dry caramel with a subtle dry floral bitterness. Really not much else to take from this. Overall flavor was pretty basic and non-descriptive.

M: felt, light watery at times with a slight dry floral bitterness.

D: Ok drinkability but really nothing special and gets boring half way through. Could live without.

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Photo of Donkster46
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of avalon07
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a nitro-can to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head and some good lacing.

S: There was malty, yeasty quality to the aroma, but not much else.

T: A kind of thin taste, with mild malt, yeast and very little hops. Reminded me of a lager-style beer.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is one of those beers that seems kind of average, mainly due to its style. It simply didn't have enough character to keep me interested.

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