Lappy (33) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
A lovely clean tasting wheat ale that refreshes unlike many wheat ales. This is very moorish and will have coming back for more drpimento (3640) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
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. Flavor’s 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
Let me start by saying that I am judging this beer against the style. I’m 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 couldn’t 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, I’m becoming a big fan of big Sky.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Here’s one of my all-time go-to brews! A delicious, very delicious, pale wheat ale from Big Sky Brewing – the Trout Slayer. Now being an angler at heart, fishing for trout has been something I’ve 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 didn’t let me down! I’d 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 (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
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 ... I’m sorry, this deserves higher than an 82 rating. Again, I know it’s all subjective. I WAS a beer deep, but it wasn’t a super strong beer that’d throw me off. Trout Slayer has a nice wheat profile, but it’s not overwhelming... the hops in this give it a fruity/floral flavor without making the beer too bitter, so it’s 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 I’ve had out of Montana. You have to try this one.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
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 (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
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. Obfuscate (573) - Minneapolis, - DEC 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 Pretty drinkable, has some hops on the nose but mostly get the wheat in the taste. Having this again and am really liking the clean seas able wheat beer. ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - JUL 4, 2015
An excellent wheat ale very drinkable just what I expect from a wheat beer. Pours a nice hazy creamy color. Would recommend. PhatCatt (85) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Battle poured into dof tumbler, pale, sparkling, small amount of head. Aroma in malts include: bread. Hop aroma is floral. Soft, almost flat carbonation. Flavorful, light bodied. Very good.