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Summer Swelter Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

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221 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

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.

Added by Jason on 04-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,740
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
221
pDev:
16.09%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Fitzy01
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louislouis91
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JNPIII127
4.85/5  rDev +39.4%
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.

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Photo of RALPHAWESOME
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of abuono
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite canned summer beers. Hoppier than most. Hoppy lemon/citrus

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Photo of GDawgs34
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbertsch
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casterbridge
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebeers
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nebula1999
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crotharagain
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheds
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.38/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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Photo of marchogan
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dudon
2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cory_nich
4.97/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not a fan of summer beers but Swelter is to notch

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Summer Swelter Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 221 ratings
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