McGarnigle (549) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Congrats to the brewery for that (and to the TV commercial running on cable). Just barely hazy golden beer, good head (that would be the wheat). Light-ish body. Very faint hop aroma (Cascades I think), but not much hop flavor. There’s a certain taste that comes through on so many of their beers; is it the yeast? Hard to describe, sort of grassy. Biscuit malt body. Decent beer.
blipp (5973) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Buffalo Brewfest. Pours gold with a white head. Butterscothy, caramel aroma. Smooth body. Sweet caramel flavor, with toast and a hint of fruit. Not bad.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Flour City Brewers’ Fest 2008. Custom Brewcrafters Canandaigua Lake Ale is solid and golden in appearance with a white film for a head. There isn’t much aroma besides a slight whiff of caramel. It is light bodied and feels a little metallic in the mouth. The finish is dry. It tastes a little sour and a little phenolic. Something seems a little off here.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Empire brewfest in Syracuse. A nice malty aroma, this is a very solid summer sipping ale. It delivers just as the description says. I liked it a lot and would buy it again
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Poured a dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma was malty and a touch sour. Malty flavor that was just a little sweet. Nothing to write home about.
scottw86 (1092) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very interesting mix of malts and hops. A hoppy aroma and a medium gold color. Not bad.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draft @ 2006 Autumn Festival of Ales - Honeoye Falls, NY) Light gold in color with not much carbonation. Aroma is bitter and lemony with some dry hops. Flavor is bitter and dry with hops and malt. Kind of tastes like your regular run of the mill beer. Nothing special really.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg in my brother’s garage - Nice froth, no lace. Tasted like an English beer, malty and hoppy, but didn’t have that fullness. That made it good for a Labor Day picnic, but I wouldn’t put it up against a proper English ale. It was pretty well balanced, and it will be well received by those who like a hoppy beer.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Leasure’s in Lakeville. Pours golden with white head. Moderate lacing. Lightly hopped. Quaffable. I would imagine this would be much more satisfying on a summer’s evening. Not bad.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap, Buffalo Brew Fest. Golden color, white head. Mild fruit, some grains, light hops. Light bodied. Boring!