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Summer Swelter Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

126 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.55%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our first unfiltered offering, Summer Swelter Ale is the perfect warm weather beer! Summer Swelter Ale is light and refreshing while still keeping your taste buds interested. The malt base features a hefty dose of wheat for a big, fluffy head and a soft, round body, yet keeps the beer drinkable even during the dog days. The light malt character is more than balanced by a blend of citrusy American hops, giving Swelter a crisp bitterness without being overpowering. The hoppy citrus aroma complements the ingredients that make this beer so unique: lemon and lime peel, Kaffir lime leaves, and lemongrass provide an subtle yet unmistakeable floral nose and just a touch of bracing tartness, taking the refreshment of Swelter to the next level.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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BenGreedie

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +44.9%

08-20-2014 21:39:45 | More by BenGreedie
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Dillonius


4.6/5  rDev +33.3%

08-16-2014 16:09:41 | More by Dillonius
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jstout26

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-14-2014 02:18:52 | More by jstout26
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BuddyZ

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +2%

08-13-2014 01:58:02 | More by BuddyZ
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%

Appearance is a light yellow with a fizzy white head. The smell was great with a lot of orange and lime scents coming through strong. The taste was nice enough with some of those lime and orange flavors, although it seemed more of a zest in the beginning than a major part of the beer. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing. Nice for summer, almost like a lime radler, but overall not as impressive as I had hoped.

08-12-2014 04:21:23 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +14.8%

Received this as part of a variety pack. What a pleasant surprise! Very drinkable and refreshing. Great drinking, talking, summer beer

08-08-2014 23:55:32 | More by tkdchampxi
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured into a tumbler: color is straw, opaque and dense looking, nice bright white head that presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring and light top.

Smell is light, fresh, floral, with some grassy and earthy hop undertones.

Taste is more towards the wheat malt base with biscuit, bread and toast intermingling; spice and additions create a floral flavor, light lemongrass and even some lavender.

Mouthfeel is pleasant at first with nice flavors then drying hops and carbonation overtake. I'd like the flavors to last a bit longer.

Overall, a very nice wheat beer with good wheat flavor presence and unique aromas from the additions.

08-08-2014 18:18:44 | More by mvanaskie13
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good4nik

Maine

2/5  rDev -42%

08-07-2014 01:19:08 | More by good4nik
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-27-2014 16:04:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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Std73

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13%

07-25-2014 13:37:35 | More by Std73
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -13%

07-25-2014 05:11:30 | More by malfunxion
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13%

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Auror

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-22-2014 00:58:33 | More by Auror
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2014 21:18:35 | More by phishfoolme
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

07-18-2014 23:10:26 | More by Snellgg5
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 16:59:58 | More by ChrisL24481
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

07-14-2014 16:55:04 | More by Belittle
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2014 16:39:35 | More by ChrisinRI
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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hopley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13%

07-09-2014 14:34:31 | More by hopley
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-09-2014 14:21:56 | More by Shandycan
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braican

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-07-2014 12:47:17 | More by braican
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-06-2014 23:01:18 | More by JGLittle
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judkinst

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2014 13:35:56 | More by judkinst
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 19:17:11 | More by briandaube
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Summer Swelter Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.