Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
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
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of vinny21bal
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of jadejaws
1.96/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The appearance is like most Pilsners (even though its an ale) that are mass marketed garbage.
Unfortunately, the rest of the product is eerily similar to the same type of beers.
I happened upon this in a Big Sky sampler pack and I can easily say that this is by far the worst of the 4 presented.
Had a esther taste that was distrating enough to annoy.
Not a product I would go back to the shelf for by any means and a severe disappointment from an otherwise great brewer.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Euphoria69
2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beer348
2.18/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

well, this is not my favorite beer would be an understatement. I was a little disappointed and expected more. it was crisp but didn't have a great flavor whatsoever. Had a nice light feel though but just didn't sit that well and not very drinkable..

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of spreadword
2.41/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like a can of grapefruit juice. I won't be buying this one again.

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2.48/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a cervoise.

A - The beer is amber and despite swirling and pouring in the yeast, only has a slight haze. There is about a finger of sticky, off-white head.

S - Unidentifiable fruity esters, citrus, some alcohol.

T - Grain, some orange and grapefruit, a bit chalky, with moderate hop bitterness. Kind of a mess.

M - Light body, not quite as soft and creamy as I'd like.

D - Not good.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of harrymel
2.52/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes on 06/05/10
Poured from bottle to perfect pint.

Beer is light straw in color, almost a brilliant brass. Slightly cloudy, no head, no ribbons. Smells wheaty, lightly malted, no apparent hop scents jump out at me. The beer is buttery, light, and standard for this type of offering. Amberesque in flavor, but light like a lager in body. Lower carbonation, easy to drink.

This beer is very safe within the parameters of a Pale Wheat Ale, but nothing worth missing the bus for.

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2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: poured a pale golden yellow that had a very thin layer of head and very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: very malty bready aroma with lemon zest and hints of caramel.

T: this beer seems to have lemon in it with mostly a malt body to overthrow the rest of the ingredients, didn't get any hops whatsoever.

M: a light bodied beer with almost no carbonation.

D: probably will not drink this one again unless it's at a party and it's free.

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2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with thin, white effervescent head.
Smells of light pale malts, hints of spicy yeast, with a suggestion of hops.
At first sweet and inviting, then before you can taste anything- sharp carbonic pricks on the tongue- quickly followed by bitter, dry, slightly skunky/stale hop finish.
Aggressive carbonation punishes the drinker.

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2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle randomly had at a BBQ. I actually didn't even realize this had wheat in the mash until I read it. It's not too sharp on the wheat and not much depth in the rest of the malt. Yeast character is nothing. I won't be buying this beer. In fact, I can't say I really dig many beers I've had from this brewery.

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2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Trappist Westvleteren goblet (small size) in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention. Colour is a clear gold.

Sm: Bittering hops, malt, and cream. Not particularly attractive, but then I'm a stout lover. An aroma of moderate strength.

T: Malted barley foundation with bittering hops riding atop joined by light cream and some paler hops (maybe cascade?). Pretty simple, but decently built and balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet for the opening half, but it gets coarser through the finish. Doesn't really suit the flavours.

Dr: Good price, fair quality, and decent drinkability. This is one to try if you don't pay too much for it, but it's far from special or bold.

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2.71/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Semi-clear lemon yellow pour, kinda surprising, with a dollop of white foam head on top. Spackles of lace on the way down.

Subtle malt aroma, not much going on here. Ditto on the quaff - bland and boring brew, lifeless taste of corny wheat with a dip of bread - not an wheat ale at all.

I know pale wheat ales are not gonna be flavor packed, more of a session brew - but man, was this a disappointing brew.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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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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