Nelson Brewing Co. – Faceplant Organic Winter Ale


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3.8 out of 5


  • Brewery: Nelson Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Winter Ale
  • Pros:

    Smooth, mid-sweet Ale

  • Cons:

    Not typical by Winter Ale standards

  • Conclusion:

    Easy drinking, smooth Witer Ale.

Nelson Brewing Face Plant Organic Winter Ale beer review

Nelson Brewing Co. – Faceplant Organic Winter Ale Review

In the line of Nelson Brewing’s certified organic ales comes the Faceplant, a winter ale that pours with three fingers of lightly lacing head and appears a copper-brown colour. The nose of this beer has tones of toasted malts, brown sugar and a light hint of molasses. While the scent is rich the forecast is not for a spiced winter ale but rather a sweet and creamy cold-weather special. The flavour is quite malty with a caramel sweetness tied to it. Any molasses declared on the label is quite subdued and the flavour is best described as a mid-sweet, dark amber ale. This is mellow and nice but does not hold the heft that we have come to crave in a winter ale. Winter does not necessarily mean spice but this beer is on the light side of what may be expected.

Alcohol – 6.0%
Size – 6 x 355ml Cans
Price – $12.95 (Private Liquor Store)

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