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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.
SRM 5


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange/yellow with a moderate, fizzy white head, specks of lace. Smells of light malt and some citrus. Tastes malty earthy with some citrus, oranges and the like. Somewhat musty. Thin body, vibrant carbonation. Thin body, vibrant carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 light, airy aroma, actually reminds me of a freshly cleaned room, like ozone. slight haze, golden and a head that never rose, but refused to leave. anything sweet is quickly fleeting, became dry and dirty, perhaps because big skyís not making this anymore. astringent finish. 060710 out of a can. Wheat? I keep thinking of this as a pale. New approach. Light gold, slick white head. Still metallic, hoppy in the finish like no other ífiltered wheatí. Still think of this like a pale, brewed with a dose of wheat, finished hoppy. I dig it on its own, but misses for this pronounced style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Let me start by saying that I am judging this beer against the style. Iím not a huge wheat beer fan, but TroutSlayer is delicious. It was pretty clear for a wheat, was yellow in color and the head was composed of big bubbles. The aroma is what got me. It had a citrus aroma and some herbal smell that I couldnít quite put my finger on. The taste was similar to the aroma, with more of a citrusy character. It was too easy to drink. After this and Moose Drool, Iím becoming a big fan of big Sky.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Draft: Golden color pour with white medium sized head. Wheat, grainy aroma with a light hoppy, slightly sweet finish. Not too bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewpet (28) - USA - MAY 26, 2008
Definitely a session beer, pretty light body for a wheat ale. Not much nose, pale straw in color. Some bitter hop notes up front with some malt balance. Decent for what it is.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HonkeyBra (3420) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
With a name like "trout slayer", it sets expectations too high from the start. Granted, the trout is not much of an animal to slay, however the verb "slay" implies awesomeness or at least action, which is a false descriptor of this beer. It pours golden, no haze. It has a thin white head, and a very light, fresh aroma. It tastes a bit like watery cream of wheat, with a flabby aftertaste. Granted, itís very light and very carbonated, if youíre into that sort of thing. Overall, very disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Tap in West Yellowstone. Pour was a clear golden with little head. Aroma was fruitty and doughy. Flavor is sweet malt, fruitty, with a little bitterness. Not really what I would call a wheat, but very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, light citrus and light styraw. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw and light citrus with a crisp dry clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle... Poured clear honey tone with a fluffy white head. Aroma is faint with corn-malt and slight hops. Flavors are pretty pleasant, with floral characters that give way to sweet tones of malt and herbal hops. Other flavors of spices and maybe coriandor. This reminds me more of maybe a golden ale of some short.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Pours hazy yellow with a moderate white head that is moderately persistent. Aroma is somewhat malty with some bitter hop accents...not much else, but smells decent nevertheless. Flavor is malty up front, and turns bitter near the end...although the finish is bitter, there really isnít any telltale hop flavors to go along with it...just bitterness. However, the beer is very clean in my flavor, and has some decent balance...didnít really come across as a wheat ale to me, but who knows...more of a weak APA IMO. Palate is average...decently thick for a beer of said ABV. Although this is far from a mindblowing experience, I think this is catching a bad rap because its a) not a cool style and b) isnít extremely hoppy...not running back for more, but would happily quaff another of these in the future.


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