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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-19-2013 18:06:35 | More by IDABEERGUY
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-19-2013 00:43:36 | More by schnarr84
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

06-27-2013 16:05:47 | More by Jenkster4
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elglueckert

Montana

4/5  rDev +22.7%

06-02-2013 22:00:48 | More by elglueckert
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jberger327

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22.7%

05-26-2013 05:07:46 | More by jberger327
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

05-15-2013 15:30:55 | More by twenty5
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8%

05-10-2013 01:30:29 | More by Larrydoherty
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 11:43:47 | More by KTCamm
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

04-17-2013 02:58:58 | More by MeisterMayhem
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Porter

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

04-10-2013 23:01:16 | More by Porter
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 04:39:22 | More by BryanCarey
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:30:56 | More by facundoCNB
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-22-2013 01:14:44 | More by ZachKelly
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mattfitz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-19-2013 22:27:58 | More by mattfitz
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

03-08-2013 01:46:34 | More by Apathetiq
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En29356

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-03-2013 22:45:02 | More by En29356
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TequilaTom

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

03-02-2013 23:29:39 | More by TequilaTom
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mobrockman

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

02-18-2013 01:45:58 | More by mobrockman
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-30-2013 03:15:51 | More by brandoman63
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pma7779

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

01-26-2013 00:29:31 | More by pma7779
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8%

01-18-2013 02:53:55 | More by GeezLynn
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Bockrules

New Mexico

2.98/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 05:40:41 | More by Bockrules
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jheezee

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

12-10-2012 20:01:29 | More by jheezee
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-17-2012 00:39:03 | More by Giggy
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -8%

09-02-2012 18:36:07 | More by djaeon
Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.