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Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleMontana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Trout Slayer is a filtered wheat ale, fermented at cool temperatures, making it a smooth drinkable session beer. Brewed with Palisade, Glacier, and Mt. Hood hops, this straw colored beer is sure to please any craft beer drinker.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-12-2007)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%

12oz brown bottle no freshness date.

What an amazing crown of lace on the glass after three fingers of white head subsides. Bight and shiny golden color.

A little bit of bread crust and herbal / minty hop in the nose.

Solid smoothness, medium body. Crisp graininess with dried grass and mild biscuity flavors. Fresh ground wheat flour. Hop bitterness is not modest and cuts deep with a balancing sharpness and hard herbal flavor. Very clean palate with little to no fruitiness. Finishes off semi-dry.

Very clean, almost lager-like with a assertive hop profile which I really dig. I'll say it, this beats out almost all of the American Pale Wheat Ales I have had to date and certainly the more mainstream ones. Wheat session ale is the last thing I'll say.

03-11-2008 02:00:29 | More by Jason
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours clear golden, with a pure white head.

Solid, cookieish malt foundation in the aroma, with a light, lemony and wheaty note.

Bready malt, raw honey, and fairly dry on the tongue. The body is medium, crisp, and very refreshing. A nicely flavored and well rounded wheat, better than I remembered.

03-10-2010 00:45:33 | More by brownbeer
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2013 18:51:03 | More by Tiernan
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chip26

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-10-2014 03:15:26 | More by chip26
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -19.4%

12oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a large frothy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is wheaty malts with some citrus and a little spice.

The flavor is rather subdued. I get some of the wheat, sweet malts, some vegetable, and a little fruit with a dry light bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didn't care for some of the off flavors.

01-30-2011 04:45:20 | More by Beaver13
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smptenor

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +30.6%

appearance. A yellow pilsner color with a white half finger heard that starts to quickly disappear.

smell- a lemon/ wheat like smell. It kind of smells like an IPA which scares me before I taste it because I'm not an IPA fan. the smell kind of grows on you though. it is kind of refreshing.

taste- wow this surprised me. I didn't really know what to expect but this is great. It starts off with no flavor but then as it finishes it finishes an awesome lemon flavor. It is super light and a great session beer taste. This would be a spectacular summer beer. it's just got that summer vibe to it. The more sips I take the better it tastes.

mouth feel.- the mouth feel is great. smooth with the right amount of carbonation.

I normally do not try wheat beers and I was not going to buy this but God am I glad i did. This is a really terrific beer. I honestly think this beer is underrated on this site. This is defiantly one of my new favorite beers and I will definitely buy again and recommend to everyone.

03-08-2014 03:57:12 | More by smptenor
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

04-21-2012 18:04:08 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-21-2013 20:46:36 | More by Beerswag
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

01-19-2012 02:52:12 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

The beer pours a very clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some lemons, but it is a little bit faint. The flavor is a mix of wheat, lemons, oranges and some black pepper. Very nice flavor and all of the components go well together. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very drinkable wheat beer.

10-11-2010 01:32:47 | More by Mora2000
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woodencardboard


4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-04-2012 04:14:48 | More by woodencardboard
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with little head but very active looking.

Smell: Semi-sweet wheat malt, citrus and Pilsner-like hops.

Taste: Seems like a cross between an American Wheat and a Pilsner. Some grainy wheat, light citrus and spicy hops. Ends somewhat bitter.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, relatively light body and somewhat dry finish...

Drinkability: ...plus the nice Pilsner-like taste leads to an extremely drinkable summer beer. Also, at 4.7%, it is a great session beer.

05-27-2009 02:32:55 | More by bsp77
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Happy_Camper


1/5  rDev -72.2%

04-25-2012 17:50:54 | More by Happy_Camper
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rhinonau

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-18-2014 14:47:00 | More by rhinonau
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juicebox

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-10-2012 14:08:04 | More by juicebox
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JMSiefer

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-13-2012 04:28:07 | More by JMSiefer
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

A clear light yellowish straw look, average head, no lacing. Very little in aroma, barely notice a hop tinge.

Hops a little bigger on the palate, sweet, almost as if apples in a small way. No real malt or even wheat presence. Very light, makes the hop character and the sweetness seem broader than they are. Easy drinking, but a little pricey for what probably doesn't amount to too much ingredients wise. Summertime fishin beer fo' sho.

04-02-2010 02:57:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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damuts222

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2011 03:13:46 | More by damuts222
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OStrungT

California

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%

This beer pours a clear light yellow color, with a thick, pillowy white head. The head fades slwoly, leaving a thick lace.

This beer has a spicy hop aroma. Some grainy notes are present also. A slight citrus aroma mixes in. This beer smells very subtle.

This beer tastes like it smells. Spicy Saaz hops, with some grain flavor from the wheat. This beer ha a slight toffee like flavor coming form the malt also.

This beer is crisp and refreshing. It leaves a spicy aftertaste. It is carbonated just right.

This beer would make an excelent session beer. It is very mild and the alcohol content is low.

Overall: This is a good beer. I liked it more than I thought I would considering I am not a big fan of wheat. I got this beer because I was fishing for trout, and the name appealed to me. I would buy it again.

08-08-2009 19:10:01 | More by OStrungT
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-04-2013 07:30:16 | More by Oelschlager
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JohnLynch


3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-22-2012 22:45:27 | More by JohnLynch
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-26-2014 20:01:14 | More by JIMTRK16
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-30-2014 01:51:52 | More by LXIXME
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Beer the color of golden yellow cooking oil. Thin looking and very lightly hazed. There isn't much to the cloudiness but it sure isn't perfectly clear. The thin head is off white and doesn't last very long.

The nose is mildly herbal with a hint of stale bread. Clean and nice.

The taste is crisp yet smooth with a nice start from a carbonated bite. It's malt profile is bold for such a little beer, it's smooth into the finish with an almost creamy sweetness. There is also a lemony zest and an herbal/ medicinal finish. Kind of like the finish of an effervescent drink... think emergen-c or airborn but slightly less chalky.

Even though it's a little medicinal the mouthfeel is still very nice. I like the smoothness and the tiny bit of chewiness from the grains combined with a firm carbonation and a hint of hops. A good session drink but a little on the low side of things to me. At $9 a sixpack it's a little on the expensive side, especially for a 4.7% brew.

12-04-2009 00:01:56 | More by jbphoto88
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CamuMahubah

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured a nice golden color into the snifter with a healthy head. Herbal hoppy note. Nice hop profile. Not sure if this bottle was extra fresh or what, but the hop profile is sure to please! Slighty salty caramel flavor at the back of the tongue. Ever so slight. Leaves a bitterness on the tongue that along with its all-malt profile(no adjuncts) is sure to please. This beer makes mincemeat of macros in the Summer heat.

In conclusion, I wish they served this at ballgames instead of Macros. The hop profile helps you to measure the quantity of beers you have had in the sun much better than barely hopped macros. Darn fine beer...

07-08-2008 06:39:03 | More by CamuMahubah
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Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.