BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I picked up a six pack of this at the Co-op in Boise, ID. Most of the beers were full of diacetyl. This was like taking a sip of buttered popcorn. Did have one bottle that wasnít bad, but it was still overly astringent, unbalanced, and tasted like it was full of adjunct ingredients. I have to agree with the last rater who said it could actually be used to slay trout by serving it to them, rather than drinking the product yourself.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow with thin white head. Aroma of honey and corn, taste is more of the same and some lemon. Sure doesnít seem like a wheat beer to me. Bland, astringent finish. Perhaps the bottle would better be served to actually slay trout by throwing than by drinking what is inside.
islay (1078) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-12-08. "Beery," surprisingly hoppy, grassy aroma. Pours an effervescent pale gold with a small amount of white head. Produces good lacing. Hoppy, bitter taste. Itís remarkable that a wheat ale is this bitter, though there is some underlying sweetness. Black pepper flavor. Medium body. Lively in the palate. Trout Slayer is not a bad summer refresher, but itís simplistic and not exactly my kind of beer.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Peppery and slight floral nose. Yellow gold with slight haze. not much sweetness, almost slightly sour in the bitterness. Not terribly balanced. Bubbly and thin, not much finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear orange amber colour with no real head or lacing. Aroma is citrus, wheat and hints of yeast. Pleasant. Crisp, hoppy flavour with no bitterness and a clean finish. Nice wheat, easy to drink.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber, with a small white head and tons of carbonation. Smells a bit rancid, like an overripe Granny Smith apple. Flavor is light, and mostly yeast. Palate is thin and watery. Overall, and uninteresting, uninspired brew.
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 sample from bottle on 11/16/11. golden pour with a small white head. banana and light citrus notes with wheat on the nose. medium body with banana, grapes and bread. nice full smooth body with a light citrus bitterness. crisp and dry finish with yeast esters and a citrus bitterness.
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice APA. Lotís of hops and nice malt character. Very sessionable. Amber color with a 3/4 inch head. Aroma of toasted mat, earthy hops. Sight citrus presence. Easy drinker.
jake65 (2595) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Bubbly golden with a moderate white head. Smells kinda sweet and grassey. Flavor is wheat and crisp florals. Carbonation is brisk before the watery bit in the tail. Bland and dissapointing.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to jetzler. Solid pale gold body with light carbonation and a cottony white head. Aroma is of light butterscotch, sweet doughy malt with an apple tone, and moderate strength citric and peachy hops. Flavor is fairly dry with light fruity esters, a nutty note, and a lightly bitter finish. This is a clean, easy-drinking American wheat ale. Does have some underlying character and is not bad for what it is.