Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleMontana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
772 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
Ranking:
#37,142
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
772
pDev:
13.61%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
91
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 320
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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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a bottle while travelling in St Louis. Go figure; went to the midwest to have a Montana beer. Very smooth, nice lacing and was absent the harsh bite from an ale that I don't typically prefer. An extremely mild wheat. Not too bad.

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

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckpalka
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a pint glass from a can at a local bar where a nice selection of beers are on a rotating basis. Great graphics on the label. Hazy pale golden color with a very white nice foam head that held up with lasting lace. Pleasant slight citrus hop nose. I liked the grass, grain, combo hop taste from my first sip but thought mouth feel was a little thin. Very drinkable but just a little short on the feel. Would certainly have again.

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Photo of Raime
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CCutch
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours pale golden with thin silky head and active carbonation in single stream (used a tulip). Aroma is sourdough bread and some tart citrus. Taste is mild bread, crackers and slightly flower (some Jujube’s thrown in for good measure). Finish is short and mildly dry. Closer to a wit than a weizen....

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can with a nice bubbly white head. Had a somewhat hazy golden color.

Smell was very floral and sweet with a note of grapefruit hop smell.

Taste follows the nose with the exception of the grapefruit. Whatever hop produced this smell was not so present in the taste. Yet still had a nice snappy hop taste that was very well balanced with the wheat and other ingredients.

I really felt this was a very nicely balanced beer that was very refreshing.

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Photo of Chris-1911
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smconnor
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12 oz can. Pours to a thick white head and decent lacing. Slightly hazy straw gold. Aroma of grassy hops and faint grains. Flavor is just like aroma but less assertive. Mouthfeel is meh. Not a great sample (could be old, got it in a pick six) perhaps. But even fresh I can't imagine it being anything special.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 5EKF
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B1G
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSlem
2.87/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 772 ratings
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