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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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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-12-2007

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.
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Photo of 10Crumra
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Had a thin head that lingered for about 30 seconds. It had a rich golden color with a moderate amount of mostly small bubbles.

The beer smelled floral with a fairly hoppy aroma and some faint citrusy notes mixed in.

You really get the citrusy, floral flavors with the initial sip but the taste changes as it sits in your mouth to a more wheaty, bready flavor which lingers for quite a while. It has a slight bitterness initially which fades with the changing flavor.

It surprised me with its carbonation considering it did not look to be very bubbly. The mouthfeel was light and smooth, appropriate for a wheat beer.

Overall the beer was refreshing and tasty. It had just enough hoppy flavor to make it interesting without making it too bitter for a wheat beer. It would be a great beer for a hot summer day.

Photo of Birdlegs
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love it when a beer exceeds my expectations. The name and packaging of Trout Slayer appeal to my fishing problem, but I'm not a huge fan of this style of beer. This beer pours with enough head to remind you it's had its Wheaties. The color is a beautiful gold and the nose is full of wheat goodness. The taste is bright, full of citrus and fresh baked bread. Tasting Trout Slayer is like finding a big Cutty in six inches of water - a very pleasant surprise!

Photo of B-Land
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy golden orange in color, with a moderate, dense, and persistent white head. Fine-beaded lacing leaves tidemarks on the glass walls. Carbonation is profuse, fine, and slow-rising.

Aroma: Spicy wheat aroma dominates. There are also bread notes, citrus rind, and tropical fruits.

Taste:Opens with solid wheat malt. Soon after there are some biscuit notes, and citric and grassy hops. As the taste progresses, mild metallic and herbal hops dominate the taste, with the malt providing a mildly sweet undercurrent. Finishes with a lingering, moderate metallic and herbal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, soft, very full and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes:A very nice and drinkable example of the style. Better suited to summer then winter, but very enjoyable, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of MustyDusty
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Alpha309
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of corywalston
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Techichi
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.34/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

This is very clean for a wheat without the big esters found in many European interpretations. The nose is herbal and citrus with more hop action than yeast. It pours crystal clear pale gold and the thick fluffy head confirms the presence of wheat, along with the rich texture. Grainy malt on the palate carries hoppy spice into the finish. Medium carbonation and body. Easy to drink.

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AbbyOConnor
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Shawner
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mjurney
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Golden color, clear (filtered?). Lots of carbonation rising. Thick rocky head.

Lots of citrusy, lemony, herbal, some sweetness.

Sweetness up front, bready, biscuit, grassy, a little honey. Moderate hop bitterness towards the end, citrusy, lemony, herbal. Finish is dry, tart and very crisp. Body is crisp, refreshing, smooth, dry.

It's an outstanding American Wheat Ale.

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Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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