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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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76
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Madison River Brewing Company presents Salmon Fly Honey Rye. The malted barley used in this unique brew is complimented by the subtle spiciness of rye. Bittering and flavor hop additions help keep this brew extremely balanced. In addition, there is a mild sweetness that dulls any overwhelming rye or hop flavor derived from the pure local Montana honey. These ingredients blend together to create a lighter bodied drinking experience for all kinds of beer drinkers.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The label on the bottle brings back fond memories of working on the Madison River near the old bridge, which I believe is the very same one depicted on the label, which also includes a couple of old-timey fishermen in a wooden boat.

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces a billowing one inch white head with a tinge of golden. The beer itself is a golden color with ample carbonation.

The aroma is grainy with some light floral hops, with a modicum of spiciness apparent in the aroma-flavor. A light honey taste settles on the back of the tongue, but is not too noticeable. The malt flavors are strongly of white bread after you've squished it together in your hand (ever done that?). You get a little bit of a watermelon flavor in the burps.

This seemed like rather a dull beer to begin with, but as it warmed, its character shone through. The rye is not highly noticeable, but neither is the honey overdone. I give it better than average scores all around.

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Aroma: rye bread, yeast rolls, a slight floral presence also.
Mouthfeel: light, watery, fairly refreshing. Somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: combination of tangy, peppery rye, some citrus and floral hop flavor, sweet toasted malts, the honey is detectable but not overwhelming.

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Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.