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Wild Fly Ale - Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

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78
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Wild Fly is a full-bodied malty light amber-colored beer.

Like the popular Adams fly, the Wild Fly beer shares its wide-spread appeal, distinctive and gentle appearance, and overall elegance.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light yellow/amber color, a bit cloudy, no head, pure carbonation here. Initial smell is floral and sweet malts. The initial taste is of malt and somewhat of a dry, sweet taste throughout. The malt, dryness stays throughout. The description on the bottle is rather accurate.

Notes. An all around average amber beer.

Photo of ZAP
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep golden in color....biscuitty/bready nose.....Body is thin, but has a real nice malt flavor....definitely a session beer...bready malts with also some caramel malts evident....I real easy drinking beer....nice flavor....thinnish, but I can deal with it....Not an all-time great, but a nice tasty easy drinking amber..

Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sub-copper and clear, head is an 1/8 of an inch and fading. Malty aroma, mostly on the fruity and caramel side. Profile is dominated by malt over hops, a sense of maple with a pear-like quality asserting itself. Hops are mild and softly flowery. This may be my overall Yellowstone favorite for session status -- maybe needs to be better balanced for style. One of the few beers where the notes on the bottle are close to the actual flavor...

Photo of Bighuge
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear amber in color. A small head recedes to nothing in a moment. Some lacing can be observed. A nice floral and perfumey aroma backed by a subdued malt nose. This is a unique tasting Amber in that I get more hop characteristics than malt. It's not bad, but could use some more malt in my opinion. Really big dryness throughout the beer. In a pleasant way though. Hops also contribute a low amount of perfume character. A little light in the body. Maybe medium at best. Not too bad.

Photo of beernut7
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This copper colored ale has a heavy bready floral aroma. There is a noticeable bisuity malt profile with a pleasant alfalfa-like hop presence. Clean, smooth and tasty.

Photo of cokes
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very light body for an Amber. Basically golden. A big rocky head helps redeem the appearance. There is a slight floral hop aroma. These floral hops are balanced with a sweet, but thin carmel-ish malt. It finishes with distinct honey-like notes and light lilac petal bitterness.
Decent little sessional, though a bit thin in experience. This is a very light beer all the way around, from color to texture. More body would do wonders here. Still, it is very drinkable, tasty and refreshing. I'd love to be fly fishing out in Montana with a Wild Fly.

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Wild Fly Ale from Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.