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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

689 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 27
Gots: 48 | 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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Ratings: 689 | Reviews: 297
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3.6/5  rDev 0%

No bottling date.

Appearance: Hazy straw with a thin off-white frothy top. (3.25)

Aroma: Wheat with a touch of white grape juice. (3.25)

Taste: Starts with some sweetness, perhaps a combination of the malt, wheat, and/or some yeasty esters that provide an interesting white grape flavor for a moment. Some hop bitterness on the back end but quite moderate and without any detectable hop flavor. Much sweeter overall than I had envisioned but I could see that being due to the wheat. Finish is nearly crisp with a delicate sweetness hanging around in the aftertaste before being subdued by some lingering hop bitterness. Good amount of flavor for 5% ABV. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with average carbonation for the style, though it wreaks a little bit of havoc on the palate as a whole. Good drinkability but perhaps a tad too sweet to be sessionable. (3.50)

Final Thoughts: This one really hit the spot, which I suppose is the whole point of a wheat ale. Nicely done by a brewery that surprises me a little bit with every offering I try. Would I drink it again? Sure. (3.75)

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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  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

This one pours more of a high karat golden color with a very lively thick and rich long live had that settles very slowing leaving more off a pillowy lacing than actual lace. This is a 3D lacing that is about 1/4 inch thick. This one is also exceptionally clear for such a style. I would expect more clouding than this.

The nose is weak with sweet malts and mild hops with apples and bread in the mix.

The taste is rather bitter for this style and the hops are far more prevalent here than in nose. the sweet malt is subdued and makes its presence known in the finish.

The mouthfeel is a little watery for this style as well. nothing remarkable here.

Overall a drinkable if not exceptional beer. This one paired well with a traditional Jamaican Jerked chicken at a spicy level.

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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up as a mix and match sixer, pretty excited since the first Big Sky product I had completely shattered my expectations. Side poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass with standard vigor.

Appearance - Pours a very transparent straw yellow with a decent one finger soapy head. Leaves a little bit of lacing, head dissipates pretty fast.

Smell - A little bit of wheat, a little bit of spices and hop aroma, Fairly faint smell overall, nothing too overwhelming.\

Taste - Some wheat and spices are at the front of the drink. There are some bready notes and a bit of malts. Like the smell, there is not anything too overpowering here.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean and a little bitter from the hops. Refreshing.

Overall - Not a bad brew. Not great, but not bad. Plenty of other brews of this style are much better for the same money. Its worth a try, but I wouldn't get too wound up about it.

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Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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