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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light gold, minuscule foam. Hazy. Honey nose, with hints of rye. But more of the sweetness. Smooth taste. Opens sweet with honey and closes that way too. Barely get a touch of bitter in the middle. Low carbonation in the mouthfeel. An ok brew, certainly too light on the signature rye flavor.

KTCamm, May 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

MeisterMayhem, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Porter, Apr 11, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straw- colored and approachable, Salmon Fly Honey Rye starts off with a nose that features honey, apple, and light floral hops. The foam level on this beer is minimal and doesn’t last for long.

This beer offers a taste that emphasizes the flavor of honey, light pale malt, some light apple and biscuits, light rye, and mild spice. The body of the beer is medium to light and it finishes with a slight bitterness that switches back to the taste of sweet honey and pale malt.

Salmon Fly Honey Rye is a little disappointing in some ways. Not only is the body lighter than I prefer, but the contributions from the rye are minimal. In fact, if rye were not on the label, I may not even realize I was drinking a rye- enhanced beer. With rye in the name, I expect a greater presence of rye, but it just isn’t happening here.

This isn’t a bad beer, but it may disappoint some who try it and expect something different/better. I find it okay, but other than drinking it on a hot day by the pool, I am not so sure I would buy this beer again.

BryanCarey, Mar 29, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

a clean golden color pour with a slight amount of white foam around the rim of the glass. smells of honey, bready malt, yeast. a slight bitterness up front, a tiny bit of rye next, then straight to a bready backbone. there's a sort of acidic trace in the aftertaste. medium to light body with low carbonation.

this is not that great of a beer overall, but is decent enough for a session ale on hot summer months. i'll save the other 2 bottles for then.

facundoCNB, Mar 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

brandoman63, Jan 30, 2013
Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.