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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Light grassiness - some cotton candy/bubblegum. Cotton candy/gum continue into flavor. A bit of dusty malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: amber with slight haze , frothy white thin mid top . 2+
Nose: sweet , fruity character , bit funky with leafy citrusy hops.
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied , caramel malt based , quiet sweet with mix of various hops. Some sourness with funk on side . Was that intended? Beer with some potential if done right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2006
(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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2738) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle ( 12oz ). Shared with blankboy and garthicus. Slightly hazy light copper-gold, average lasting fronthy white head. Fairly nasty vegetal aroma, vaguely herbal. Dry, sour, somewhat harsh aroma - bleh. Light body, decent carbonation, not much malt to it ... lame stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jt100 (1) - Farmington, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012 does not count
Bitter and watery. Not much else going on with it. Needs some malt backbone to balance the bitterness. Not really bad, but not really good either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours light brown from bottle with a thin white head that doesn’t leave much lacing. I’m not getting much aroma from this one. The taste is bitter without much corresponding hop flavor. Weird mouthfeel as though it hasn’t fully fermented. Finish is watery.

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