RATINGS: 33   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.

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chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
bottle... hazy ugly medium gold lots of dirty copper, ugly off white egg head, ok cap, no lace... godawful aroma of plastic and pine resin... overcarbonated from the start, chemical harsh bitter, one nice hop note middle through, but just bad overall

MrBunn (2867) - 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.

DiarmaidBHK (6143) - 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.

shadey (2171) - 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.

Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Orangy amber color with no head but that might have been the way it was poured. Aroma of grassy hops right away a light maltiness possible caramel. The body was pretty light and the taste was on the watery side. With that said it did have a pleasent sweetness and light bitterness. Was alright, probably won’t get it again.

Leighton (22814) - 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.

blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a large frothy off-white head. Mild aroma of grain, straw, some fruit and very light hops. Flavour’s a bit sour, with caramel malt and light hops. Light to average bodied. Just O.K. at best, it’s quite dull.

garthicus (2962) - 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.

HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), 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.

williamherbert (1544) - 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.

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