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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Radek Kliber (7501) - 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.

McGarnigle (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
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 (9899) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
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
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 (985) - 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

Hollywoodt (241) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2008
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 (1179) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2007
A very interesting mix of malts and hops. A hoppy aroma and a medium gold color. Not bad.

zach8270 (4021) - 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.

AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
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
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.

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