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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

681 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 25
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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/7/2013. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, pepper, orange zest, wheat, clove, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and light banana. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance of malt and hop notes. Taste of lemon, pear, pepper, orange peel, wheat, clove, floral, grass, bread, herbal, and light banana. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, wheat, clove, floral, grass, herbal, and light banana on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of citrus, malt, and spicy hop flavors; with a good amount of robustness for 5%; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale what ale! Very nice balance of citrus, malt, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink with plenty of flavor. Really enjoyed this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I usually don't like beers with deceiving names. But Big Sky's Trout Slayer is one exception. This is what I call a mild wheat beer, very refreshing and easy to drink. The smell was a tad unusual, with hints of grape and apple. It almost smelled like a cider. Besides that aspect I enjoyed drinking the Trout Slayer. Drinking a few of these will make you believe you're a decent fly fisherman. Now go slay some trout!

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this American Wheat Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a nice white head, great retention and excellent lacing. The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread. Medium bodied, there is a foundation of malted wheat, floral hop flavor and it has a semi dry finish. Great session beer, smooth and a big dose of hops. Probably my favoirte American Pale Wheat Ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thin head that vanished quickly.
Appearance is very appealing golden straw colour.
Taste is really easy drinking with no strong stand-out flavours for me. More body than the Beerfist Caterpiller that I had before it.
Again, an easy drinking beer that would be great on a hot afternoon, but for the price give me a Hop Hog any day.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.29. No freshness date. Same picture on the label as the regular Trout Slayer Ale without wheat.

The pour is amazing. Nice slightly hazed golden color with a cascade of rising white foam. At least 4-fingers worth of frothy white head that lasts a few minutes and leaves tons of nice lacing on the glass.

Pleasant smell of wheat, bready malt, and citrus.

Tastes like the smell with grainy wheat, bready malt, and lemon/orange zest flavors, but I'm also picking up a bit of coriander spiciness.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Very drinkable but not exceptional.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.