Summer Swelter Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.75/5 rDev +8.7%
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
More User Reviews:
3.24/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Wasn't a big fan. It sounded impressive from the description and i was excited about the citrus tones which is what i look for in a summer beer and this one in particular sounded good. Unfortunately i was disappointed. The initial lemony/hoppy taste in great but then there's this lingering herbaly aftertaste that really bothers me. It kinda plays a trick on your mouth between a refreshing summer beer and a rugged ipa. and dont get me wrong i love rugged ipas but in this fashion it just doesn't really work. Anyway a little disappointed that i still have 2 of these in the pack but overall the beer is by no means terrible.
Serving type: can
06-19-2014 03:43:28 | More by newaquarius
3.71/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped on the bottom with "Penguin-04-07-14-SSA5661. " Sampled on June 18, 2014
It has a cloudy, foggy pale yellow pour with a modest white fizzy head that eventually fades down.
The thing about the aroma is that it has a kind of olive oil or buttery sensation with those pale malts and crisp, clean hops. Sometimes that's bad but in this case it seems to balance out well.
The body is light and refreshing.
The taste has a nice toasted biscuit malt character but unlike the aroma there is more of a citrus-like character kicking in. This works on a hot day like today.
Serving type: can
06-18-2014 22:56:06 | More by puboflyons
Summer Swelter Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.