Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company
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2.1/5 rDev -35.8%
Dangerously pale gold considering it's an ale. Slight chill haze teamed with paltry head certainly does not help things.
Well, now I'm utterly confused. Mostly apples on the nose with undercurrents of honey and grain chaff. So far I'm yet to detect anything that says "rye."
This is a poor man's Lienies Honey Weiss. Initially lemony, then sloppy malt sweetness laced with honey. Aftertaste is flat and vaguely chemical. Not even a hint of rye.
Ugh. I hate slamming craft brews but this is awful. Listless, sticky on the finish and a stale taste that lingers. It could be a bad bottle but there's nothing to indicate anything but poor brewing.
06-16-2008 18:51:08 | More by malcontent
2.13/5 rDev -34.9%
Think this coulda been a good one, but it seems to be turning. The sour dominates all else. But hidden in there is a pretty good beer. I do pick up some good grainyness, a little honey, a bit chewy. Some head and lace. Decent body. Honey finish. Be interesting to try another. Maybe someday.
08-20-2008 04:02:30 | More by drpimento
2.55/5 rDev -22%
A: Pours a slight hazy golden color, good sized white head, slight lace down the glass.
S: Not much here, slight hop scent
T: Slight honey flavor with a little bit of rye aftertaste
M: Moutfeel is good. Beer is fairly light bodied
D: Nothing too exciting here at all, not much smell or taste with this one.
09-13-2009 23:51:46 | More by loren01
2.63/5 rDev -19.6%
First beer of the month. Certainly something I would otherwise never have.
App- Light gold, very thin white head. Adjunct lager looking. A very thin ring.
Smell- Bready, no real hops. Sort of musty. Eh.
Taste- Follows nose. Sweet bready malt. A hint of spice on the rye, but not much. No real hops.
Mouthfeel- Light carbonation. Nice.
Overall- A pretty eh beer. Like an adjunct lager, but slightly more interesting. Pretty sweet. Grainy for sure. Goes down easy, an I'd have a couple on a hot day. But I'd rather have something else.
10-05-2011 00:37:49 | More by callmescraps
2.68/5 rDev -18%
Reviewed from tasting notes.
Lightly hazed amber color with a flash head, no lacing.
Smells only vaguely of a lightly spiced malt, and that's about it. I certainly was expecting a more aggressive nose than this on a Rye Beer.
And the flavor follows suit. Light and wispy rye, a dab of honeyed malt, nothing more to report about.
Thin and light, a touch watery.
Not going to be revisiting this one. Not enough flavor to make it worth my while.
08-19-2012 23:53:04 | More by WastingFreetime
2.75/5 rDev -15.9%
A- Two inch white head atop a pale, cloudy gold with lots of effervescence. Moderate lacing and decent head retention.
S- Lemon zest. Not the most peasant.
T- Not sensing the rye. Not offensive but just not much tastes there. Some bread, some grass...hints of citrus (lemon).
M- Nicely carbonated but somewhat thin mouthfeel.
D/O- Very crisp, very refreshing. At 5.5%abv, would be a good lawnmower beer in the summer. First Montana beer reviewed. Thanks fdkayti!
03-28-2011 02:45:08 | More by Duff27
2.75/5 rDev -15.9%
The final specimen from my Yellowstone haul. I haven't had many rye beers before so I didn't really know what to expect. Well, I've had plenty better
It's a lightly-cloudy copper with a small amount of carbonation. The aroma and taste were a small amount of rye. Nothing much there but a small amount of sourness. The honey seemed absent. It didn't make me wretch, but I'm not going to go looking for another one.
06-24-2010 02:23:31 | More by DesMoinesMike
2.88/5 rDev -11.9%
This pours a fairly clear, some slight chill haze going on, "Pilsener" yellow with a fine layer of foam and some decent lacing.
The smell is weak; tough to pull anything out...I'm guessing some sort of bread going on, slightly sweet, a hint of must.
The taste does have a honey like sweetness to it, a wee bit of a hint of spice, some light bitterness that seems to be of the citrus type. An inoffensive beer overall but I'm sure that wasn't the brewer's intention.
Light bodied, lightish carbonation, this has a very thin mouthfeel and frankly, not a beer I could drink back to back. It will take me a while to drink the other 5 bottles...
07-17-2011 19:54:54 | More by Bitterbill
2.94/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
04-27-2014 17:51:44 | More by Foyle
2.98/5 rDev -8.9%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass
A - First off, I could barely get half of this in the glass before overflowing, due to the billowing out of control fluffy white head. I've never had this issue in the hundreds of beers i've poured before. Pours a hazy straw gold with jet-like carbonation. Head stays intact all the way down the glass, leaves behind a wall of lacing.
S - A bit musty with the faint smell of caramel malt and sweet honey when opening the bottle. Could fool me for being JW Dundee's Honey Brown.
T - Light malt upfront with some Honey Sweetness. The body doesn't have any rye flavor, just more of a musty taste with some astringent honey sweetness. A bit of refreshing hop kick as the beer passes back of the tongue before a slightly stale honey nut cheerios finish.
M - Light bodied, but with enough substance to be able to distinguish it from soda water, but would give it a run for its money in terms of carbonation level.
Overall Salmon Fly Honey Rye was heavily over carbonated and had a flavor profile that barely beats out higher-end macros. Part of this may be my fault as I purchased this bottle in August of 2011 on a research trip to Yellowstone. However, I think a majority of the faults are inherent to the beer itself and I don't foresee myself ever purchasing this again.
01-14-2013 05:40:41 | More by Bockrules
Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.