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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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What could be better? You know life around the Lake is absolutely wonderful and unique. Whether its a year-round lifestyle or a summer interlude, everything about the experience is top-flight. Now, why settle for an average beer? Custom BrewCrafters of Honeoye Falls has built a strong reputation for developing special, hand-crafted beers for unique restaurants and taverns throughout Western New York . Canandaigua Lake Ale is the first to marry a unique locale to its own unique beer. The Finger Lakes region is known for its fine local wines. Is there any doubt that a fine local craft-beer is a perfect complement to everything that defines Canandaigua Lake ? Canandaigua Lake Ale is a crisp, refreshing beer with a malty flavor and soft hop aroma. This beautiful golden ale is a complex blend of the finest European malts and American wheat used to produce loads of flavor and a thick, creamy head that will linger in the glass long after the beer is gone. Brewed with Pale, Wheat, Crystal and Caravienne Malts with Willamette and Cascade Hops. 4.75 %ABV.


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2009
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Light orange, no visible carbonation with a small frothy off white head. Aroma: Grassy (gah!) indeed some slight hops, not a lot, but slight. There’s some soapiness to it too. Flavour: Bitter, but not nice bitter, like rice water with a twist of lemon detergent. Drain pour.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2456) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Had this at the Flour City Brew Fest. This was a refreshing brew, somewhat simular to a Golden Ale I would say. Much better than that Hoppy beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Pour is an oddly hazy dark gold with a decent white foamy head. Aromas are heavy with silo dust and sweetness. Flavor is pretty miserable. Lots of honey buns, grain dust and meh.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Light grassiness - some cotton candy/bubblegum. Cotton candy/gum continue into flavor. A bit of dusty malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2156) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Had at the Rohrbach’s summer brew festival. Per the servers, this is a golden ale. Had hops flowers aroma, hoppy palate with a watery finish. I enjoyed it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Golden color with little head. Aroma includes just a touch of light hop presence. Flavors aren’t overly sweet, and there is enough hop presence to be clean and refreshing. A nice "lawnmower beer" that does it’s job.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1824) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2013
I can only guess after reading all the previous reviews, that those who received fresh bottles liked this brew (as did I), and those who got skunky bottles drank a brew that had warmed and turned stale. Clear medium amber with a full head that reduces to a nice cover, mottled walls of lace. Taste is a typical ale: caramel malt that is taken by clean hops, which allow the malt to share in the finish. Quite easy to drink, good for any outdoor cooking, overall solid without being splashy. I purchased a six-pack while in Rochester NY, and have enjoyed it immensely. Recommended for light drinking.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle from premier. Pours golden amber with white foam head that reduces to a thin cap. Decent amount o lacing. Nose is full of skunk, can not see much past it. Taste has light cracker instantly over whelmed by pine then skunk. Body is light, but not watery. Yikes. This is a stinker.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
On tap, Buffalo Brew Fest. Golden color, white head. Mild fruit, some grains, light hops. Light bodied. Boring!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Aroma of grassy citrus and dusty malts. Hazy orange and bubbly. Taste is soapy bitter dried out sweet. Smooth, plush body which doesn’t add much to the beer overall. Very basic stuff here that is noteworthy only in its blandness.


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