drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a really nice beer! Poured at a good temperature with decent sized, foamy, cream-colored head that settled after a bit and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow with several lazy bubble trails. Aroma is primarily hops, plus citrus, yeast, spice. Flavorís like nose, also has bold carbonic tang that works well with the hop bitter, quite dry, and clean. Body is just right with bright carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and very drinkable.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hereís one of my all-time go-to brews! A delicious, very delicious, pale wheat ale from Big Sky Brewing Ė the Trout Slayer. Now being an angler at heart, fishing for trout has been something Iíve enjoyed doing since a young lad fishing the banks of the lovely White River in Arkansas. So naturally when I saw this brew I had high hopes for it to be something stellar, and it sure didnít let me down! Iíd put this up against any other brew in the same style and I know it would come out on top! Very well balanced flavors of the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malts. So if you are looking for an excellent all-around brew, give this one a try soon! An excellent pairing with some spicy stuffed duck breasts and wild rice.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a 12oz mug at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan.
I am shocked I like this so much more than the majority... but hey, everyone has an opinion.
Appearance: A yellow color with a pretty big three finger or so head... took awhile to die down so I could get the whole beer in my glass. Phenomenal lacing... maybe the best part about this beer.
Smell: A significant wheat note, but a nice fruity aroma in there as well from the hops. Somewhat sweet.
Taste: Excellent wheat beer... I have to go with the bros. on this one over the mass majority ... Iím sorry, this deserves higher than an 82 rating. Again, I know itís all subjective. I WAS a beer deep, but it wasnít a super strong beer thatíd throw me off. Trout Slayer has a nice wheat profile, but itís not overwhelming... the hops in this give it a fruity/floral flavor without making the beer too bitter, so itís still incredibly drinkable. Hard to believe this is only 4.7% ABV.
An incredible Pale Wheat Ale ... a nice, big flavor, a pleasant hop presence, and a great first beer Iíve had out of Montana. You have to try this one.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into Pint glass.
Bright golden yellow with little head but very active looking.
Aroma of semi-sweet wheat malt, citrus and Pilsner-like hops.
Seems like a cross between an American Wheat and a Pilsner. Some grainy wheat, light citrus and spicy hops. Ends somewhat bitter.
Moderately high carbonation, relatively light body and somewhat dry finish, plus the nice Pilsner-like taste leads to an extremely drinkable summer beer. Also, at 4.7%, it is a great session beer.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Black Hills Beer Fest. I was surprised that I had not tried this one. Pours a clear yellow with a large frothy head. Very crisp, refreshing wheat beer. Another winner from Big Sky. This would go great on a hot summer day.
pkbites (634) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours corn water yellow with no head whatsoever! Nice floral hops aroma. This taste better than it looks. Not malty in the least, but VERY hoppy. Usually beers this hoppy have a higher alcohol content. This is one you can drink a lot of and not wake up next to a goat. Rather good. itís somewhat light and refreshing, but bitter in the end.
wasabi1200 (15) - Montana, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MY Trout Slayer poured cleanly with a pillowy foam head that adhered to the inside of the glass. I drank a home brew of my own before pouring one of these and the alcohol content of round one was a bit more than Iíd expected. Thus Iím looking down into my freshly poured Slayer and admiring the small constellation of peaceful bubbles that have migrated to the center of the head. Perhaps Iím tipsy. Either way, Big Skyís all star river beer pours straw-to-golden. The entrance is a bit soft rock but the small drum solo at the end is flashy enough to make me a happy fan. Nicely done, Montana.
superspak (2108) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/7/2013. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, pepper, orange zest, wheat, clove, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and light banana. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance of malt and hop notes. Taste of lemon, pear, pepper, orange peel, wheat, clove, floral, grass, bread, herbal, and light banana. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, wheat, clove, floral, grass, herbal, and light banana on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of citrus, malt, and spicy hop flavors; with a good amount of robustness for 5%; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale what ale! Very nice balance of citrus, malt, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink with plenty of flavor. Really enjoyed this one.
jaghouse (28) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity with just a smidge hoppy and bitter after. Good beer and this brewery seems to be very solid all around. Go Big Sky.