Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company
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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
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
3.5/5 rDev +7%
Appearance- Pours a golden topaz with a half finger width of bubbly head.
Smell- Sweet apple, rye malts, honey, floral hops, grains
Taste- The sweet apple hits initially with slight floral hops followed by the rye malts and a touch of honey. I expected this to be more biscuity but it has some pleasant fruity notes.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Pretty smooth.
Overall- A sessionable rye beer by Madison. The fruity notes were pleasant but I was wanting the traditional biscuity flavours that are reminiscent of a rye beer. Other than that, an enjoyable beer.
08-10-2012 02:49:30 | More by leaddog
4.1/5 rDev +25.4%
Madison River Salmon Fly Honey Rye
Appearance: gold-yellow, small head, and some good lacing.
Smell: nice apple and faint grain.
Taste: hops, pleasant malts, slight grain-rye, and a faint apple sweetness.
Mouthfeel: light and smooth.
This is a nice brew. You should save this for a warm day. It goes down easy and still has plenty of flavor.
06-05-2012 05:24:16 | More by megahurts4
4.18/5 rDev +27.8%
This one is new to me and I have to admit that I am rather pleased with this one and that it was available locally.
The beer pours a cloudy blonde with a light amber tinge. It is a very attractive color for a beer. The head is thin and white and settle quickly with almost no lacing.
The nose is subtle with malt, light hops and some vanilla giving it a almost floral essence reminding me of bergamot or lavender.
The taste is the best part of this beer. While the mouthfeel is a tad bit more watery than I would consider the flavors more than make up for it. I was drinking this straight from the bottle the other night and I was really just savoring how good it tasted as it got a little warmer. As the beer warms the complexity of the flavors really come to the surface. The malts and the hops are as close to perfectly balanced as you can get in a beer. The beer is slightly dry with undertones of fruit that match the aromas. The flavors are complex and rewarding with sweet and bitter competing on the palate and are like a party on your tongue. Subtle flavors of caramel, vanilla, bread are nicely blended with the hops.
Overall I really like this beer and I would like to be able to buy it again.
04-25-2012 01:15:02 | More by AtrumAnimus
3.1/5 rDev -5.2%
No clear freshness date.
A: Spritzy head that drops quickly without significant lace.
S: Not much. A little honey and subtle, earthy hops.
T: Honey comes through. Light bready malt and a touch of sourness. Hops are pretty subtle. Very clean finish. I don't pick up any rye.
O: A lightly flavored and fairly uninteresting beer, but not an offensive beer. Not something I'm likely to drink again.
04-07-2012 23:33:43 | More by greybeardloon
Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.