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Salmon Fly Honey Rye | Madison River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company
Montana, United States
madisonriverbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,459
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
152
pDev:
15.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of DraftDaddy
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer is appallingly under rated. i mean, yeah it could use a little more carbonation, and sure, it might not be the most delicious beer in the whole world, but to score this so low is offensive. the beer is aweomse, its a clear golden color, dim in the radiance, but bright in aroma and taste. honey is raw and not all that sweet, but real authentic, and something pretty unique in a beer, as its flavorful and not fermented out, but yet pretty dry. the rye is what makes it though for me, honey and rye together, they almost act to offset one another, but instead join forces and make it distinct. mellow but bold, real hard to do, but really well done there. again, a little flat, and thats my main knock against it, but this is a great sixer of beer, one of my favorites from montana, and a cool fusion of ingredients that dont always get paired together. excellent beer, drinkable for miles, and im craving another as i type this. way better than the other(s) i have had from madison river...

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Photo of sporklift87
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with just a hint of a wheat bread and honey smell. Along with these are some very light rye smells. Some caramel is there as well, but overall the aroma is very light.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with some hints of rye mixed within. The rye gets slightly stronger in intensity as the taste moves forward. All the while some honey and a little bit of a caramel taste comes to the tongue. Other flavors of some grain and a light spice come to the tongue as well, leaving one with a semi-dry and moderately ryed flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the rye flavors a little thicker body may have been a bit better for giving them more impact, but with that said, the lower body and carbonation were good for the honey and spice, so overall the feel was pretty decent.

Overall – A decent brew overall that is fairly easy drinking. Good, but nothing super outrageous.

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4.08/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

Review based on a bottle I picked up in Bozeman two weeks ago...

Golden body; thick, creamy white head. Spice and cereal grain aroma; dried apricot. Smooth and tasty. Flavor is rather light but satisfying, grainy with a mild hop bitterness. Medium body with a dry finish.

A decent thirst quencher but won't knock your socks off...There's a definite lack of rye flavor. It tastes more like an amber ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Pours with a pale golden hue into my glass from the bottle. A small white head rises up on the beer to one finger with decent retention and a frothy texture. Lacing is spotty.

S- Malt forward with rye, caramel and pale cracked grain aromas coming in with the honey mentioned in the name. Slight light fruits and spicy hops. Honey shines here.

T- The grains and sugar sources are once again the key ingredients that lend most of the flavor with spicy rye, cereal grain, biscuit, honey and light caramel sweetness. Slight herbal and spicy hops as well as some yeast bread and fruits.

MF- Light bodied overall and the texture falls between frothy and creamy. The bubbles are packed in at a moderate level.

Having a rye and honey centric ale is good for a change considering all of the IPAs and hoppy Pales on the shelves. I like how the rye and honey are prominent but some yeast flavors creep up and take away from that later on in the experience.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 152 ratings
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