Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
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769 Ratings
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleMontana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Bitterbill on 09-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
769
Reviews:
318
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
89
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 769 |  Reviews: 318
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinerBob
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a medium head. Has a hoppy smell but not an overpowering hop flavor like an IPA. Not overly carbonated nice mouth feel but a slight hop aftertaste.

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Photo of moundbz
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of S-Taylor
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of DaneBramage
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a pint glass, hazy gold color with medium white head. Smell is floral and citrus. Taste is smooth wheat with a crisp finish, very mild compared to other German wheats but also hoppier than I expected. Nice mix of wheat, grain and lemony flavor without being overpowering at all. I found a six-pack on clearance at my local shop for $6.99 and will be going back to ask if they have any more. My first sample of Big Sky makes me want to try their other offerings.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with one finger of white head that leaves dripping sheets of lace as it recedes.

Smells of rising white bread dough, orange peel, cut flowers and summer grass.

Tastes of grainy wheat malt, citric sharpness, white bread crust and more grassy hops.

Feels soft and fizzy. Light bodied with perky carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Pretty good thirst quencher.

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Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesFleischmann
4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can into a glass on a table on a deck in a backyard in eastern Nebraska in the evening.

Pours a fabulous yellow gold color with tons of head to start, and the effervescent bubbles DO NOT STOP, it just continues, like a show or a movie while you drink the beer. I can't stress how cool this is...it's like watching a fishtank. Or fireworks.

Aroma is faint, but of caramel malt, pale malt, orange peel, and wheat chaff. Maybe a hint of barley and coriander.

Flavor is more upfront with a piney bite and lingering orange peels, not much for malt here, just dry barley and wheat powder.

Feel is rather on point with some heavy carbonation and easy quenchability.

Overall, a short review indeed, but nothing really stuck out to me here. More bitter than I'd have liked; no nose, best part was the appearance. I'll pass next time.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleMan66
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop a glass. It pours a straw yellow with a two finger white head. It seems to be moderately hopped with a slight gapefruit taste. Really good beer!

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hmmm. Montana is not known for its wheat beer. I don't know why but most are mediocre to terrible. This one is good. Not Midwest great.... But good especially compared to the other local offers.

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Photo of mojohawk21
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing after summer sun.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

APPEARANCE: A hazy yellow/golden. Half finger of quickly dissipating head, spotty lacing. Fair carbonation when rocking the glass.
AROMA: Wheaty, slightly skunky, grainy, citrus.
TASTE: Soft on the palate. Light lemon/citrus, and a little spiciness. Kind of an off putting funk.
FEEL: Medium thin body, soft but adequately carbed, drying on finish.
OVERALL: Kind of one note, and blah with an odd little aftertaste/funk.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow beer, pretty light colored, 1/2" white head. Aroma, seemed like a kolsch almost. This is an ale?

More bitterness than expected, taste looking up. Very like cracker barley and winter wheat kind of softness here. Carbonation helps with the beer, keeping it light and seeming from letting the bitterness stomp all over everything else, that isn't there in terms of quantity.

I wouldn't say this really showcases the wheat, but the somewhat unusual hop bill seems of the higher alpha acid variety, either that, or the malt bill is super light.

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Photo of MFMB
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow. Smells of floral and malt. Taste: malt, cereal, floral, fruit both dark and banana. A little earthy feel and flavor. Smooth and crisp, the right balance of fruit/floral/malt and bitterness. A pretty nice wheat ale and a nice offering from Big Sky.

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Photo of KenProCo
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little touch of haze and a thin layer of white foam.

Smell: wheaty and grainy with a dry, earthy aroma. It's not bad, if not entirely to my taste.

Taste: grainy malt and lightly floral hops generate a kind of soapy character, which generally I kind of like. It's basically like a floral pale ale; the wheat doesn't seem to add a lot.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this beer is overall pretty decent, but I think the dry graininess kind of negatively impacts drinkability.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow-golden body, a single lackadaisical stream of bubbles rise, creamy, soapy white head. Nose contains melon and tangerine to start, with mild wheat notes in the background. Flavor loses these somewhat delicate flavors to retain just a bit of ambiguous fruitiness, instead relying on the grain and mild earthy hops for the majority of the taste. Medium body, creamy.
The nose was definitely the high point, with an unexpected amount of juicy fruits to enjoy, but the actual flavor came up lacking clear character, even if it was still enjoyable.

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Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 769 ratings.
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