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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

615 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 20
Gots: 21 | 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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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear pale yellow with high carbonation producing a 2 inch white head that quickly recedes.
S: Soft citrus, wheat, and subtle spice. Fairly subdued.
T: Nice wheat, citrus, and spice (coriander, orange zest). Follows aroma, but enhances it.
M: Soft, oily feel, sweet. Light body.
D: A decent session beer. Nice in what it offers, but very straightforward.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 03:42:47 | More by mwilbur
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-09-2014 19:48:58 | More by tmcarter23
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-08-2014 18:57:26 | More by Karibourgeois
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smptenor

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 03:57:12 | More by smptenor
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littlewing1985

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +38.9%

03-05-2014 20:32:27 | More by littlewing1985
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EF4

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-03-2014 22:23:07 | More by EF4
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-02-2014 03:09:43 | More by smartassboiler
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Berg-the-Boiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-27-2014 21:53:18 | More by Berg-the-Boiler
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

Missouri

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Very minimal white head, gone within seconds. Very little lacing. Light straw, yellow hue, slightly hazy.

Citrus, pine, floral on the nose. Bready malt rounding it off.

Good carbonation up front on the tongue...bitter, salty, grassy hops. Then a punch of sweetness in the middle...nectar agave comes to mind. Rounded off with grapefruit and a dry peppery finish.

All in all a very good wheat, not great but very good. Flavorful but not heavy, plenty of nuances but not overbearing. I'd drink this again and probably while I'm fishing...it has a great fishing label that's as cool as this beer is good.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 20:43:04 | More by Boca-X
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-24-2014 19:45:17 | More by joemcgrath27
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I received a bottle from my brother at Christmas, so this bottle was near the 8 week mark. Poured into a standard pint and warmed to about 45º.

A=Appealing rich, golden yellow...bright white head that reached two fingers and lasted for over a minute.

S=Lemon, but more sweet than sour...also some hops/herbal presence.

T=Sour at first--rather citrusy, like a shandy--orange zest and lemon zest--wheat flavor was not apparent, but the absence of barley malt was...very lightly hopped. Taste improved at halfway point/50º to more of a standard ale.

M=Rather low carbonation and moderately low body...would serve as a session beer on hotter days, once you get used to the sourness.

O=I think this would pair well with a summer barbecue chicken more than a stand alone beer. I would likely purchase on tap if eating with a tangy barbecue chicken.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:26:52 | More by dhannes
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 2/22/14 though it has been about 3 years since I had one of these. Bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner pint glass.

Pours a golden yellow in color with close to a finger of a white head that settles down to a thin layer on top. Some spotty lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of wheat with some citrus, maybe lemon. The taste is about the same with a perfect wheat flavor with some citrus peel for the finish with a light taste of honey also. Very smooth and goes down easy with no bitter aftertaste at all. Perfect carbonation. Great year-around brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:23:42 | More by BeerWithMike
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-22-2014 04:02:36 | More by miwestcoaster
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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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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2014 22:01:29 | More by appetiteforparis
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-16-2014 18:37:22 | More by Lane_in_ID
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BierJager89

California

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

A: Hazy yellow/orange with a white head.

S: West is strong in the nose with a little lemon, orange and grapefruit peel.

T: Lemon, orange and wheat. Pretty simple, but tasty.

M: Light bodied and pretty smooth. Refreshing and drinkable.

O: Definitely recommended, especially on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 05:31:47 | More by BierJager89
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TobyRoseman

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

02-02-2014 23:22:19 | More by TobyRoseman
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-01-2014 21:38:35 | More by BeerOps
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-30-2014 04:52:06 | More by ctwybeerguy
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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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JeremyAnaya

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, nice effervescence

Smells nice, wheat and sweet

Taste great, reminds me of a nice summer day on the deck.

mouthfeel is smooth

Overall this is a great american wheat beer. It's hard to beat boulevard unfiltered wheat ale, but this is still a great beer. Worth a shot. I've enjoyed the two beers I've tried from Big Sky so far, great bottle art too. Moose drool is great for brown ale fans.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 01:14:43 | More by JeremyAnaya
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vinny21bal

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

01-24-2014 01:54:50 | More by vinny21bal
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into my hotel plastic cup. Pale golden yellow color with a lovely white head that lasts. Nice lacing as well.

Smell has a weird/interesting sour or lemon smell to it. Maybe from some late hop addition? It does carry nicely over to the taste though and makes you think that it really is from the hops. Nice balance to this beer with a nod to the hops and the bittering. I am surprised how long the flavor of this beer lasts.

One of the most interesting wheat ales that I have ever had. Tons of flavor packed into this 5.0% abv beer. Would love to drink this really cold on a really hot summer day. Too bad I can't get it back in CT.

Serving type: can

01-19-2014 20:28:46 | More by CharlesRiver
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.