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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with just a hint of a wheat bread and honey smell. Along with these are some very light rye smells. Some caramel is there as well, but overall the aroma is very light.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with some hints of rye mixed within. The rye gets slightly stronger in intensity as the taste moves forward. All the while some honey and a little bit of a caramel taste comes to the tongue. Other flavors of some grain and a light spice come to the tongue as well, leaving one with a semi-dry and moderately ryed flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the rye flavors a little thicker body may have been a bit better for giving them more impact, but with that said, the lower body and carbonation were good for the honey and spice, so overall the feel was pretty decent.

Overall – A decent brew overall that is fairly easy drinking. Good, but nothing super outrageous.

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4.08/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +36%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

Review based on a bottle I picked up in Bozeman two weeks ago...

Golden body; thick, creamy white head. Spice and cereal grain aroma; dried apricot. Smooth and tasty. Flavor is rather light but satisfying, grainy with a mild hop bitterness. Medium body with a dry finish.

A decent thirst quencher but won't knock your socks off...There's a definite lack of rye flavor. It tastes more like an amber ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Pours with a pale golden hue into my glass from the bottle. A small white head rises up on the beer to one finger with decent retention and a frothy texture. Lacing is spotty.

S- Malt forward with rye, caramel and pale cracked grain aromas coming in with the honey mentioned in the name. Slight light fruits and spicy hops. Honey shines here.

T- The grains and sugar sources are once again the key ingredients that lend most of the flavor with spicy rye, cereal grain, biscuit, honey and light caramel sweetness. Slight herbal and spicy hops as well as some yeast bread and fruits.

MF- Light bodied overall and the texture falls between frothy and creamy. The bubbles are packed in at a moderate level.

Having a rye and honey centric ale is good for a change considering all of the IPAs and hoppy Pales on the shelves. I like how the rye and honey are prominent but some yeast flavors creep up and take away from that later on in the experience.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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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2.94/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: pours a thin 1/2" head that recedes rapidly. Some lacing on the glass. Color is a somewhat cloudy gold. Moderate carbonation bubbles streaming.
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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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.