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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The annual salmon fly hatch occurs in early summer on the Madison River. In recognition, Madison River Brewing Company presents Salmon Fly Honey Rye. An American Wheat beer made from a blens of Malted Barley and malted wheat with a touch of raspberries.This popular beer is flavored with pure fruit to impart a subtle raspberry nose, a delicate fruit flavor and a slight pink hue.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured a nice light golden color, clear with light carbonation. A nice what head that did have nice retention and some lace. Aroma had some biscuit malts and light honey. No real rye note. Flavor was nice but very light. No real hop presence to balance out the malts. No rye flavor. Too light on the palate. Not a bad beer, but lacking for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a hazy golden copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is rye, some honey, earthy, caramel. The taste is the same but something seems off with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1837) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma consists of honey, caramel malt bordering on cloying; vaguely vomity. Pours cloudy golden with a collapsing white head. Taste is mildly sweet with flavors of honey, light spicy rye. Reminds me of a flavored macro lager in its blandness. Not too impressed, but it’s drinkable. A side note here: I don’t think this is brewed with raspberries like it says in the description here. The bottle makes no mention of it, there’s no pink hue, no flavors of raspberry whatsoever. Maybe an earlier incarnation of this beer was brewed with raspberries?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimspady (213) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Flat orange pour. Some malts, slightly bitter. Not awesome, but not terribly horrible either. Probably could have 4 or 5 sitting in the pub with the boys.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Dusty aroma has some generic sweetness that you can kinda tell is honey but not raspberry. Little to no hop (or malt presence) just boring and lifeless. Nothing offensive, just not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1911) - - OCT 31, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
pours a hazy golden with a medium sized head. taste is dry, grass, fruit, and grain. ends a little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (615) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Poured from tap - almost no head, gold color. Aroma - subtle honey, wheat, and rye. Taste - honey, wheat, mid-taste bit of hop. Clean and refreshing on hot summer day after hiking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (915) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Fairly bland aroma with rice and corn notes, some sulphur and hay. Taste is light sweet malts with bitter rye malts and some caramel. Appearance is a cloudy orange /gold with a thick fluffy pearl head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ipaluvr082 (68) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
A slight opacity on the bottle pour with a very thin white head. This straw yellow ale is mild with a definite rye bread and yeast flavor. Malty smoothness with a watery finish. Not complex, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
sample at GLBN Global Warming Tasting, light copper/amber pour, mild flavor, nothing that sticks out as horrible or special

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