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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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655 Ratings

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of MTNboy
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has nice brass colored body, the head is white and full and I would dare say creamy looking with some bigger bubbles towards the middle. Great lacing! There is a lot of carbonation but very even.

Smell: A very fruity aroma. A very pleasing hops smell.

Taste: I felt this beer was very balanced it has a ton of hoppiness but the malt really shines through. The after taste is a bit vegetable like.

Mouthfeel: Even though there is a lot of carbonation it doesn’t have an overly fizzy feel to it. It very creamy.

Overall: I would drink this one again. I think on tap it would be better.

MTNboy, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Sinewave
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of JAXSON
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another can extra thanks to Ryan. Pours clear gold with a tiny head, unspectacular. Nose is sweet, softly wheat, banana, some soft fruit action. Mouth is more hop forward with a finishes that lingers between hoppy and sweet. Soft flavors but super sharp carbonation. Mediocre.

JAXSON, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of xmasboy
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from bottle into clear 16oz dixie cup. drank five, my buddy had the other. he couldn't stand it. little to no buzz off a 5% thinking i got a struck batch or something? looked appealing tasted ok. would not try it again unless on tap or canned.

xmasboy, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of KTCamm
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours hazy golden colored with one quarter inch of white foam. Some lacing. Pale malt smell. Light malty taste with touches of fruit. Smooth throughout. Subtle hop at the close. Easy drinking, quite clean, yet lots of flavor. Real good pale wheat ale.

Another enjoyable ale from Montana.

KTCamm, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Unchi
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Unchi, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to shadesofgray for this can. A little extra thrown in from a recent trade.

Pours golden in color with an eggshell-colored head that is extremely fluffy. Only thin bits of lace form around the upper rim of my glass. Nothing else laces.

The aroma is wheaty, peppery, and slightly citric in character. The flavor combines some light white pepper phenols with lime and orange notes. A little grassy and a little grainy, too. The feel is smooth and well-carbonated, with the consistency rounding out the feel nicely. Overall, this is a reasonably good offering for the style, but again, I just feel like a great one of these could offer more.

NittanyBeerFan, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -16.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Nikolai
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Nikolai, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +11.1%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice

Appearance: A nice gold with an amber tinge, topped by a thin yet fairly creamy head that disappears quite quickly. There is some nice lacing after every sip as well. Very clear for this style of ale, more reminiscent of a pale ale in looks.

Smell: Very hoppy upfront with an orange zest undertone. There is also a slight toasty and malty backdrop, a little bready as well.

Taste: Nice hops come into play immediately, then a nice bready and toasty flavor kicks in to balance out the bitterness. An orangey and citrusy flavor comes into play as well, rounding out the beer quite nicely. The wheat taste is spread evenly through the flavor, giving the overall taste a nice setting to play around with.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a big player in the way this beer feels, it gives a touch of crispness and freshness. This beer feels quite full and also has some silky characteristics.

Overall: What an excellent wheat ale, I can say with confidence that this is better than the more mainstream alternatives. It is a very complex and flavorful ale not shying away from hops, and that is something I personally like. Great beer, glad I bought it, you should to.

Siriusfisherman, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of tsludge
4/5  rDev +11.1%

tsludge, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of jfstilling
4/5  rDev +11.1%

jfstilling, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of trisweb
4/5  rDev +11.1%

trisweb, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Another6Pack, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Ryan1423, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

rab53, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +11.1%

KC9LDB, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ElGallo
3/5  rDev -16.7%

ElGallo, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of lakersfan16
5/5  rDev +38.9%

lakersfan16, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of nukem5
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a great golden color with nice off white head . Crisp and clear looks very appetizing and cant wait to taste it.

S: Aroma is of hops and malts in a great balance. Floral hops and some sweet malt character make this a great smelling beer and again cant wait to taste this one.

T: Finally taste, this is a nice mellow ride, floral hops wake the pallet first and then that sweet malty kiss. Great balance and an easy drinker.

M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation level.

O: Overall a great drinking beer great for a session beer.

nukem5, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

allstar255, Nov 14, 2011
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.