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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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77
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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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2.98/5  rDev -10%
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.

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2.68/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

Overall:
This is a nice brew. You should save this for a warm day. It goes down easy and still has plenty of flavor.

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Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.