Salmon Fly Honey Rye | Madison River Brewing Company

Salmon Fly Honey RyeSalmon Fly Honey Rye
BA SCORE
24.3%
Liked This Beer
3.34 w/ 152 ratings
Salmon Fly Honey RyeSalmon Fly Honey Rye
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:
#41,623
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
152
Liked:
37
Avg:
3.34/5
pDev:
15.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of archyquaffer
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The label on the bottle brings back fond memories of working on the Madison River near the old bridge, which I believe is the very same one depicted on the label, which also includes a couple of old-timey fishermen in a wooden boat.

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces a billowing one inch white head with a tinge of golden. The beer itself is a golden color with ample carbonation.

The aroma is grainy with some light floral hops, with a modicum of spiciness apparent in the aroma-flavor. A light honey taste settles on the back of the tongue, but is not too noticeable. The malt flavors are strongly of white bread after you've squished it together in your hand (ever done that?). You get a little bit of a watermelon flavor in the burps.

This seemed like rather a dull beer to begin with, but as it warmed, its character shone through. The rye is not highly noticeable, but neither is the honey overdone. I give it better than average scores all around.

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Photo of Foyle
2.94/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: pours a thin 1/2" head that recedes rapidly. Some lacing on the glass. Color is a somewhat cloudy gold. Moderate carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: rye bread, yeast rolls, a slight floral presence also.
Mouthfeel: light, watery, fairly refreshing. Somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: combination of tangy, peppery rye, some citrus and floral hop flavor, sweet toasted malts, the honey is detectable but not overwhelming.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of drbenderdo
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of KTCamm
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of MeisterMayhem
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Salmon Fly Honey Rye from Madison River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 24.3% out of 100 with 152 ratings
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