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Summer Swelter Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

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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:
#40,421
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
221
pDev:
16.09%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
45
Trade:
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of PoppinTabs
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Firefly
Slightly hazy light golden color medium short lived head. Spicy earthy hop bite clashes a bit with the citrus and spice that at times are overbearing. One and done for this guy.

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

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rshersnow
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BMFR1811
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Durge
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sprat1960
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Straw-yellow in color; hazy and opaque. Pours with a 3 finger rich creamy head that dies down leaving a thin, uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer. Some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Citrus, mild hoppy aroma with a noticeable lime scent. Interesting and refreshing.

Taste: Mild malt combined with tart lemon-lime flavor with a mild hoppy, somewhat bitter finish. Interesting.

Feel: Medium body, slight pucker from the lemon-lime and a mild dry finish.

Overall: This is a good for the style of beer it is - a summer ale. It is refreshing and would be good on a hot day. Summer ales are not my favorite type of beer; however this is one of the better ones that I have had.

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Photo of Jlang2012
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garyloveman
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JKV96
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presents a nice blend of a traditional pale ale with notes of lemon, wheat and fresh cut grass. Very drinkable with the lemon coming through to confront the heat of the summer sun. Drinks smooth throughout and finishes with a clean bitter taste. Good beer.

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Photo of David19457
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

light, crisp, refreshing, and a little hoppy

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ian_B
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MA_Nole
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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