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Summer Swelter Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

132 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 12, 2014
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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

tkdchampxi, Aug 08, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Summer Swelter Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.