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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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647 Ratings

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 22
Gots: 28 | 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 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
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The coloration reminds me of a fresh pressed apple juice with a half finger of white head that diminishes quickly leaving little lace. Smells of spent grain, wheat and sour mild sour mash. The flavro lends cadence to the nose nodding at its aforementioned spent grain and wheat, also a little hop bitterness resembling uric acid. A peculiar sour note to the beer, which if is on purpose is good, but if not purposeful raises a strange quality. Watery and light with a medium amount of carbonation.

I would like to say, that what I just drank was interesting but not something I would buy again.

JoeAmerican77, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Neck stamped 096111 and 080411. Not sure what that signifies.

Appearance - Clear pale straw body and loose two finger white head with decent to good stick and decent retention.

Smell - Strong musk. Stale corn and metal. Dusty wheat.

Taste - Strong. Musky. Alcoholic and somewhat hoppy. Bone dry.

Mouthfeel - Astringent. Light to medium bodied. Offers some texture with the foam and slight effervescence.

Overall Drinkability - Haven't had many in this style, but I can instantly recognize that this is middle of the road at best due to the undesirable off characters and lack of positives.

ZenAgnostic, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of lawlerj
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a weizen glass.

A - pours a pale gold with three finger eggshell head. Very nice head retention. Moderately carbonated based on what I can see.

S - biscuity and bready; a touch of hops in the mix.

T - bread and biscuit again up front; as it slides back, opens up into some juicy fruit flavors. Maybe some citrus as well.

M - medium bodied, very smooth. Probably my favorite part of this beer.

O - overall a decent beer that compares favorably with other example of the style.

lawlerj, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of jrenn
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into standard tumbler.

A- Slightly clear, straw yellow/golden. Smooth one-inch head.
S- Vanilla bean. So reminiscent of a Samuel Adams for some reason- hate to say it, not too crazy about that beer, but it reminds me of a Boston Cream donut like a Sam Adams. Oh! and caramel... and french vanilla... Shocking seeing that it's a WPA. Love this style.
T- Taste the creamy "Boston Cream" note I mentioned in the smell, but that transitions to a wonderful lemon/lemongrass note.
M- Very creamy mouthfeel. Decent body- not too heavy.
Overall, this beer is a nice change of pace from the other Wheat Pale Ales. Very creamy, but not overwhelmingly heavy like others can be. Would recommend for an open minded drinker, but not for someone hung up on unfiltered wheats. This one is a little special.

jrenn, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of tony223366
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed on May 27, 2011.

A: Light straw yellow and fairly clear. Frothy head that quickly departed.

S: Sweet and honey-like with some lemon.

T: Sweet, almost grassy up front with a lightly bitter finish. Lemons hang around too.

M: Medium to light body. Nice bite to the carbonation.

O: This beer ended up being just a little too sweet for my taste. Not terrible, just not great.

tony223366, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of angrybabboon
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed 10/14/11

Appearance: A hazy, pale golden color with some hints of light orange - wispy little white head to start, leaves some light lacing

Smell: Sweet, sweet malts - not sugary, just a grainy sweetness with a lot of wheat - bready - no hops to speak of, but some light fruit

Taste: Again, sweet - grainy, cereal-like, wheaty - definitely unoffensive, but not that interesting - some lemon in the the back - not bitter (except for the lemon), but some hints of grassy, herbal hops

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, lacking the smoothness that I want in an American Pale Wheat Ale - nicely carbonated, easy to drink

Overall: Kind of tastes like a summer ale...and not the good kind

The malt profile is nicely unoffensive and I could probably drink a couple of these. But I wouldn't seek it out again. My only real complaint about this beer is the name - such an epic name for a non-epic beer.

angrybabboon, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of MrDonQuixote
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an oversized wine glass:

A- Pale golden color with almost no head. Lots of bubbles in the beer

S- Smells mostly of wheat, with a malt scent. Hops are also present

T- Taste is fairly bland. Very wheaty; nice bitterness at the end. Hoppiness is light

M- Smooth for a beer of this style; nice carbonation mix

O- Wheat beer with nothing that stands out.

MrDonQuixote, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of minterro
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Montana Mixer

A & S: hoppy (at first), citrus, slight sweet malty aroma. Slight fruitiness. Clear straw colored beer. White head that leaves decent lacing. Pour pretty thick maybe a bit foamy and the head sticks around in a thin layer for the rest of the beer.

T & M: slight yeasty scent, with a pretty good fruity taste I believe its raspberries. Crisp, clean, but still smooth. Medium body, and a modest but tingly carbonation level. Very drinkable.

O: really happy with this beer, makes me wish it wasn’t so cold outside. I found it really good for the style

minterro, Sep 17, 2011
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.