Tonight guest reviewer Kyle brings us a review of Baxter Summer Swelter from Baxter Brewing. Kyle lives in the Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. He is a community organizer and fan of everything local including craft beer, food, and politics.
I grew up in Maine so I’m always excited to try new craft beers from Vacationland. With the temps on the rise I decided to pick up Baxter Brewing Company’s new offering-Summer Swelter.
Lemon smells burst out of the can and when poured into a glass (I usually drink it from the can) a frothy white head appears. This is Baxter’s first unfiltered beer so it’s hazy with an almost burnt orange color.
More lemon with some lime in the taste. It’s a little malty which balances the zesty taste. Quite refreshing and drinkable. Enough flavor to satisfy craft beer fans while also being a good introduction for friends who prefer other beers. At 4.7% ABV this is a fantastic beer for a backyard whiffle ball tourney, beach day, or day hike.