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Thursday, April 29th 2010

Montana Trout Slayer Ale
(Big Sky Brewing Company)

My second can from Big Sky Brewing out in beautiful Missoula, Montana. I don't think many folks would argue that beers like Troutslayer, an American Pale Wheat Ale , are best drank when the weather is warmer. Now that May is just a few days away its nice to crack open a nice refreshing beer like this and relax and enjoy the weather. 

From the Big Sky site:

"They say the best way to shrink a fish is with with a ruler, but the best way to grow a fish is with a beer. Montana Trout Slayer is the beer to drink when you're knockin' back a couple cold ones and tellin' fish stories. Who knows the next one might be the best yet! "A bigger tale with every ale." 

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"

Here we go...

Pour - pours a light straw like color with some golden highlights and a big inch of fluffy, dense foam on top. Everything seems to be as it should be.


Aroma - a little sour, a little sweet and grainy, some honey and citrus smells as well. Not overly aromatic but what I can take in is pleasant and a little floral.


Taste - a big sip and I remember what its like to wear only one layer of clothing, no socks and have to put on sunscreen. This is the type of refreshing, light-bodied beer that screams summer as far as I'm concerned. Crisp and lightly sweet with some sour malty tastes that are almost like lemon or orange. A little dry in the finish that has you lapping your lips and diving back in. I'm left content but not full and ready for more. 


Overall - This is a beer that everyone can agree on when you're camping or tubing (or trout slaying). Its non-offensive, tasty and sure to please all your friends, be they beer geeks or not. 


Would I buy more of it? - definitely, this would be a beer worthy of my cooler on any warm day. 


Note - Big Sky also cans their famous Moose Drool Brown Ale and will hopefully be sending some of their other beers down the canning line soon. 


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Montana Trout Slayer Ale
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Brewery: Big Sky Brewing Company
Missoula, Montana  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: Palisade, Glacier, and Mt. Hood
ABV: 4.7%
IBUs: ???
Date: April 29th, 2010

Posted by Russ

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