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Day #123 – Wexford Irish Cream Ale

May 4, 2011

Wexford Irish Cream Ale

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An Irish Cream Ale from England??? At least it’s in the same corner of the world right? Wexford is brewed by Greene King and is based in Bury St. Edmunds, England. They have a few other things that are distributed to the US but for the most part remains a locally UK brewery. This particular beer is classified as an Irish Ale and comes in right at 5%. It comes in a can with a nitrogen widget inside so expect this to be creamy!

Well I was sure right about the creamy part. The nitrogen widget really adds a lot to this beer; appearance wise. The color is a brilliant amber orange color with a VERY creamy white head. You can see in the picture that when the beer is first poured it resembles something like billowing storm clouds that cascade up from the bottom. This is the nitrogen working its way through the beer and escaping as carbonation. After a time this cloudiness fades into a solid line of heady foam at the top. In the picture it is about halfway up to this point. Very cool indeed.

The aroma reminds me of tea leaves and plant roots. You can obviously smell the nitro touch but it also remains very malty as well.

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Super creamy and thick mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Bitter flavor upfront that has lots of grains and malts. It remains pretty bitter and malty dry even through the end. Coating and heavy.

May the Fourth Be With You!

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