Summer Swelter Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MarkQ617:
3.19/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This was a decent offering and my first beer from Baxter. I had it on tap at the Tip Tap Room. It was surprisingly clear for an unfiltered offering. The golden color was still nice, with a big frothy head. The tartness of the citrus was a bit much...almost to the point of being sour. Not bad overall.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2013 23:59:00 | More by MarkQ617
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):
LOOK: Hazed yellow glow, good frothing
SMELL: Herbal, mineral, citrus rind, grassy, biscuits, lime juice
TASTE: Lighter body, smooth, macerated limes, herbal, lime leaves, lemon rind, fresh grass, grainy, bitter; slightly dry, bready finish
Not your typical summer brew—rather than just pushing out the usual citrus-infused Wheat or Blonde Ale, Baxter uses both lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves on top of the lemon and lime additions. Each sip smacks of all of this. Stays drinkable and keeps our palates in check. Baxter, making the summer interesting.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 15:48:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A) Pours with a big white head that slowly settles leaving big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass. Unfiltered hazy yellow gold body. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Fruity notes of orange and lemon. Grainy. Not overly aromatic.
T) Definitely pick out the spice from the first sip - Lemongrass and Kaffir lime. Other citrus notes mix in well. Noticeable hops in the in finish.
M) Light bodied. Smooth and creamy. Slightly dry in the finish.
O) A delicious brew for a hot day. The spices are a pleasant addition.
Serving type: can
08-14-2013 00:26:29 | More by u2carew
3.66/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thick white head, no lacing on the glass.
Smell: Pine and lemons for the most part, with some hints of other citrus fruits and hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste bitter and sour from the lemons, with some grassy wheat notes as well.
Overall: Not bad, I have had it a couple times now, and I would drink this if it was offered to me again.
Serving type: can
07-13-2013 13:49:28 | More by Cavanaghty
Summer Swelter Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.