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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005

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
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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 44
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.1/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Overall:
This is a nice brew. You should save this for a warm day. It goes down easy and still has plenty of flavor.

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer is appallingly under rated. i mean, yeah it could use a little more carbonation, and sure, it might not be the most delicious beer in the whole world, but to score this so low is offensive. the beer is aweomse, its a clear golden color, dim in the radiance, but bright in aroma and taste. honey is raw and not all that sweet, but real authentic, and something pretty unique in a beer, as its flavorful and not fermented out, but yet pretty dry. the rye is what makes it though for me, honey and rye together, they almost act to offset one another, but instead join forces and make it distinct. mellow but bold, real hard to do, but really well done there. again, a little flat, and thats my main knock against it, but this is a great sixer of beer, one of my favorites from montana, and a cool fusion of ingredients that dont always get paired together. excellent beer, drinkable for miles, and im craving another as i type this. way better than the other(s) i have had from madison river...

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3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.