Summer Swelter Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dasenebler:
3.33/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Baxter Celsius Summer Ale
12oz can, packaged 6/27/12
Pours a hazy pale gold with a small frothy head. Average retention and lacing, though the color has a nice glow to it.
Aroma has a distinctive lime component, along with an earthy and lemony spice character. Pretty nice, actually.
Flavor is surprisingly bitter at first. Kind of a raw, citrus rind thing. This gives way to a hay-like, malt flavor that lingers over the dry finish. Not getting much tartness. The more I smell and drink this beer, the more I am reminded of key lime pie. It's a pleasant association, but not what I necessarily want in a beer. As the drink wears on, the bitterness seems a bit much for a mass-appeal summer beer-- did they not factor in the contributions of the spices and herbs? Mouthfeel is light and drying with medium carbonation.
This is the first Baxter beer I've actually thought to be well-executed. It is refreshing and free of defects, an as-advertised summer ale. Alas, it still does not do a whole lot for me personally.
Serving type: can
07-03-2012 21:21:54 | More by dasenebler
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draught: This one pours a clear golden color. There was a decent sized white head on it that left some lacing. It has a lighter nose. Nice, but not much to it. Maybe some wheat, lemon and spices. The taste is good, but a little light also. Floral and earthy notes. OK
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 14:53:23 | More by Boto
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.
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