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Salmon Fly Honey Rye - Madison River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -24%

TequilaTom, Mar 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

mobrockman, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

brandoman63, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of pma7779
3.75/5  rDev +14%

pma7779, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of GeezLynn
3/5  rDev -8.8%

GeezLynn, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Bockrules
2.98/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Bockrules, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Giggy, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -8.8%

djaeon, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.68/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

WastingFreetime, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Cooper
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Cooper, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

leaddog, Aug 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

crobinso, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of boyessen
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

boyessen, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Jsmitty1967
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jsmitty1967, Jun 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

vegasmac99, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of JohnLynch
3/5  rDev -8.8%

JohnLynch, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +14%

bcsbeer, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of megahurts4
4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

megahurts4, Jun 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Heff19, May 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -69.6%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -8.8%

JohnK17, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

olbubba, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.18/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

AtrumAnimus, Apr 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

SalukiAlum, Apr 12, 2012
Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.