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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Clear dark yellow. Nicely carbonated with a minor haze. Slightly cloudy. Big puffy head. Good drizzle of lace. Smell is a well-balanced dry, bready malt. Really pleasant estery yeast. Hops are mild and a bit sweet. Smells like a real pub ale. Flavor is a nice sweet bready malt. Tiny hint of chlorine in the yeast, but doesn’t deter me from loving it. Hops are a tad grassy, but also sweet. Even more pleasant as it warms. Hit of sweet butterscotch/honey at the end. Feels a bit ashy but also smooth like honey. Dry yeast brings up the rear in the feel. I am diggin this one quite a bit overall. A really good and eminently drinkable English style ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10774) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours unclear amber with a creamy, small and off-white head. Strong, earthy hop aroma with prominent grapefruit and pine. Mild flavor, with light sweetness but more earthy, dirty hops. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes bitter with some lingering grass. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright apricot color with a large sudsy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was bread, honey and candied golden fruits. The flavor was sweet bread, honey, pineapple and peach. The beer turned a bit dry on the long finish. Medium body but overcarbonated. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2006
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
12oz bottle. cloudy gold, small white head. aroma of citrus. crisp taste, nice hops at first taste. lingering hops bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2179) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2501) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2007
A very interesting mix of malts and hops. A hoppy aroma and a medium gold color. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1931) - 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.


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