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Summer Swelter Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

133 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

EatonHops, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

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braican, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JGLittle, Jul 07, 2014
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judkinst, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Ronin, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71%

EdV21, Jun 20, 2014
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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.

newaquarius, Jun 19, 2014
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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.

puboflyons, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

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Summer Swelter Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.