Summer Swelter Ale
Baxter Brewing Co.

Summer Swelter AleSummer Swelter Ale
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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #213
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
80
Ranked #46,570
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 16.24%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
222
From:
Baxter Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  7
Gots
  47
SCORE
80
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Summer Swelter AleSummer Swelter Ale
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 222 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden yellow with some orange tint, a healthy white head and decent lacing. Lime, lemon and some biscuity malts on the nose. Pretty thin mouthfeel. Lemongrass up front in the taste, along with some of the same lime and biscuits from the aroma, but the bitter aftertaste is what stands out. It's okay.

Aug 18, 2015
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MakeMineADoubleJack from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 11, 2015
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ChrisinRI from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Jul 14, 2014
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newaquarius from New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Jun 19, 2014
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Dillonius

4.6/5  rDev +31.1%

Aug 16, 2014
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Ronin from Maine

3/5  rDev -14.5%

Jun 30, 2014
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Kayakguy from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 05, 2017
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JNPIII127 from New York

4.85/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

i got this one in a variety pack of craft beers and was pleasantly surprised. the flavor was very hop forward but finished less bitter than expected. overall a good beer.

Sep 27, 2015
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Coorsy from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 13, 2015
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Nucleosynthesis from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Jul 23, 2017
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Rshersnow from Massachusetts

3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jun 24, 2015
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Ropowers3 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Aug 22, 2014
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good4nik from Maine

2/5  rDev -43%

Aug 07, 2014
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LukeGude from Iowa

3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from the can at Acadia National Park. Looking for an easy drinker and succeeded to some extent, but didn't hook me. Lemony. Weird after taste.

Jun 05, 2017
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Glenney67 from New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 08, 2015
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jharmon

3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 12, 2015
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garyloveman from Massachusetts

2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

May 25, 2015
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StrayteEDGE from Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 07, 2015
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Fitzy01 from Maine

3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 27, 2016
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MA_Nole from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 09, 2015
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xtonytx from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 15, 2015
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BostonBrewRu from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured half in a glass and the smell kinda overwhelmed me. A ton of lemon grass and lime. Drank the rest from a can and it really let you focus on the taste. Dry, bitter, a touch of citrus. Tasty.

Jul 30, 2015
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I3eer from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 12, 2016
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Lefty_P_Hand from Maine

3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 11, 2015
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rarigney from Washington

3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 14, 2016
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Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 222 ratings