Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +30.9%
No stamped date. Poured into a Trois Pistoles snifter.
Appearance - Cloudy pale yellow body. Half finger white head with decent to low retention.
Smell - Light honey. Mild to moderate grain.
Taste - Almost identical to a witbier like Hooegarden, but with more grainy musk to it. Minty. Clean. Refreshing. Light honey finish. Good for the style, though I've only had Blue Moon's take on it so far.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied but with a light, clean finish. Good effervescence. Very refreshing.
Overall Drinkability - Mild, though flavorful, and very refreshing. Great at what it sets out to do.
10-13-2011 03:13:33 | More by ZenAgnostic
4.28/5 rDev +30.9%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Very transparent honey-like coloring which was very nice, not as pretty as the lovely Torpedo though. Smells like honey and hops which is a lovely combination. Very little head that fizzed away quickly. Slight lacing on the glass. Tasted like honey at first, then hops, then honey.
Super smooth beer that really just drank well. Nothing too complex, but I would totally buy again.
03-31-2012 21:01:18 | More by ryanclicks
4.18/5 rDev +27.8%
This one is new to me and I have to admit that I am rather pleased with this one and that it was available locally.
The beer pours a cloudy blonde with a light amber tinge. It is a very attractive color for a beer. The head is thin and white and settle quickly with almost no lacing.
The nose is subtle with malt, light hops and some vanilla giving it a almost floral essence reminding me of bergamot or lavender.
The taste is the best part of this beer. While the mouthfeel is a tad bit more watery than I would consider the flavors more than make up for it. I was drinking this straight from the bottle the other night and I was really just savoring how good it tasted as it got a little warmer. As the beer warms the complexity of the flavors really come to the surface. The malts and the hops are as close to perfectly balanced as you can get in a beer. The beer is slightly dry with undertones of fruit that match the aromas. The flavors are complex and rewarding with sweet and bitter competing on the palate and are like a party on your tongue. Subtle flavors of caramel, vanilla, bread are nicely blended with the hops.
Overall I really like this beer and I would like to be able to buy it again.
04-25-2012 01:15:02 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.1/5 rDev +25.4%
Madison River Salmon Fly Honey Rye
Appearance: gold-yellow, small head, and some good lacing.
Smell: nice apple and faint grain.
Taste: hops, pleasant malts, slight grain-rye, and a faint apple sweetness.
Mouthfeel: light and smooth.
This is a nice brew. You should save this for a warm day. It goes down easy and still has plenty of flavor.
06-05-2012 05:24:16 | More by megahurts4
3.9/5 rDev +19.3%
Nice label on the bottle of fly fisherman floating under a steel bridge.
The beer poured a pale amber in color with almost a 2 finger head that faded rather quickly.
The nose emits scents of earth, lemon, honey, and some grain. Almost like standing on a farm in the summer time.
Taste is mildly refreshing. It is an easy to drink beer that has hints of spice and a small dose of honey sweetness. Hops can be detected which help to balance out the sweetness of the brew. Lemon can be sensed on the back of this drink as the finish is fast and clean.
A good summer drink.
04-15-2009 04:25:42 | More by elliot23
3.8/5 rDev +16.2%
Appearance: pours a clear yellow color with a 1" head that lingers around a bit.
Smell: very soft aroma as only some honey sweetness can be detected.
Taste: grainy malt base with some honey, lightly spicy rye, some lemon citrus, and a mild bitterness create a well balanced beer.
Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. Refreshing.
Overall: I didn't expect much from this beer, but is nicely refreshing and has a good flavor, even though it is on the light side. Easy quaffing.
03-17-2012 19:09:02 | More by Gavage
3.68/5 rDev +12.5%
A- Pouring this into my glass didn't produce much of a head, and what there is quickly disappears into the night, leaving only a small trace layer and foamy ring over the brew. The color is an ever so slightly hazed light amber and lacing is modest, leaving a thin line of foam clinging to the glass. Hopefully it is better than this unexciting look starts it out.
S- This is a first, but this is also my first Rye beer...there is a moderate soapy, spiced aroma that reminds me of a weak saddlewood soap....interesting! After this initial surprise, there is some malt and honey detectable, however these smells are mild. There is also some decent fresh leafy hops present to help balance the profile out.
T- Slightly spicy/sour is my initial reaction...kind of earthy. The bittering hops used are definitely present on the finish, however, before this, the honey used does help sweeten out the sourness, which I liken to citrus zest/rind. Quite pleasant to the taste!
M- Not real thin so I guess it leans towards towards medium bodied. The carbonation is there, but it isn't palate scrubbing and actually compliments the spiced flavors. It is refreshing, yet flavorful at the same time.
D- This is a nice beer to enjoy several of in a sitting. The refreshing nature keeps me coming back for another drink and it has a unique flavor that clings to the palate for quite awhile after the swallow. It's a nice change of pace from the usual and I recommend giving this a try.
12-10-2010 00:22:34 | More by ChrisCage
Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.