Thus far we haven’t tried a beer that has the can draught system. These widget beers are fun to watch develop during the pour. While pouring, the beer looked pretty hazy until the creamy head developed on top. In terms of appearance, this beer had a golden-orangish body. The head was thick and creamy, almost acting like an off-color meringue; if the foam were touched, it would develop some peaks that look like the pie topping. Once settled, the beer did not look volatile in the glass like some of the more spritzy beers we have tasted.
The aromas the head gave off were slightly metallic, nutty, and a had a touch of alcohol. There was no noticeable hop aroma. The only other aroma I noted was a woody quality. There was a very slight hint of fruit and honey in the beer. Believe it or not, I also caught a hint of a peppery silver Tequila on the nose. This was about it on the nose.
The thick, creamy, and foamy head felt like eating a spoonful of Cool Whip. The heads on the draught beers are comparable to getting a Guinness on tap. The widget used in the draught beers have tended to add a new bitterness to most beers, but it was not so noticeable in Wexford. Being a mild-type Ale, it had no notable floral hop aspects. Malts were certainly the driving factor in the brew. The beer drank very smoothly. It was not overly bitter and only slightly dry. As I said before, malts are the driving factor and are dominating in the beer. I noted a roasty and nutty taste to the beer. The grains came in more strongly on the end of the beer, which is also when the bitterness came in. At the very end, I also tasted some honey qualities.
It was a long-lasting, easy to drink, and satisfying beer. I imagine that having some fish and chips with a few glasses of this would be optimal. Although Nate told me that there were some lack-luster reviews about this beer, I find it immensely enjoyable. Tell us what you think.