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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Beer Revolution in Calgary, a relatively pale gold/just shy of amber rye beer with minimal white froth on top. I was immediately struck by the fruity nose, which features assertive but nondescript orchard fruit notes, citrus, and floral vanilla overlaid on a sweet white bread and cereal malt base. Not much in the way of rye character on the nose. As is so often the case, the taste follows the nose. Indubitably the fruitiest rye beer I've yet to encounter, the orchard fruit carries over onto the taste buds (pear!), there's some vanilla and sweet honey, violets, graham cracker, and some characteristic rye spice thankfully, although this latter element is still downplayed compared to most examples of the style. There's some rye enhancement but not much; someone apparently did not wish to alienate too many palates and the result is a rye beer that comes off like a high-end cream ale. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, thinnish body, and some pleasant lemon-lime citrus in the finish, which lacks in the bitterness and spice departments. Rather difficult to rate this one, as while I enjoyed it on the basis of its own merits, it is missing much in the way of rye character.

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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.

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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.

Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.