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CB's Canandaigua Lake Ale - CB Craft Brewers

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CB's Canandaigua Lake AleCB's Canandaigua Lake Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

52 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 21.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rarevos on 08-13-2006)
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Reviews by beveritt:
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beveritt

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is a blue diamond on brown background depicting a sail boat and some signal flags spelling BEER. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with just shy of 3 fingers of light tan head. This settles slowly to a few splotchy yet substantial islands of foam and leaving behind nice lacing. The beer itself is a slightly cloudy bright orange. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Mild hop aroma reminiscent of lemons with just a hint of pine. Undertone of slightly vegetal caramel malt.

Taste: Extremely mild hops upfront are nearly overpowered by vegetal flavor and slightly sweet caramel malt. Mild lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Body is good.

Drinkability: Pass. Off flavor bitterness with vegetal undertones leaves much to be desired. Not going to revisit this one. Brewery seems more miss than hit.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 19:37:19 | More by beveritt
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timmy2b

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3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Very clear orange color in the glass with a very little amount of very white head which dissipated very quickly. Very light smell of malt with a little bit of citrus. Tastes fairly strongly of malt and has some bitterness to the end of it. Overall its fairly smooth but the bitterness is a little too much for an American Pale Ale. Would like to try on draft, but do not think I would buy bottles again.

Serving type: bottle

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3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served on tap at Roseland Bowl in Canandaigua, NY. It arrived in a pitcher, and we divvied it up ourselves into generic pint glasses. It showed the dusky orange of a winter’s sunset, with pinkish hues around the edges when held to florescent light. It held a two finger head of creamy French vanilla colored foam, showing great retention. Chunky, ridged lacing was left around the glasses as it receded. Thick haze cut clarity, but no sediment was found. Carbonation appeared to be lighter. The aroma was sweet with citric hops, lactic creaminess, green grassiness, dust, lemon rind and cleaner, soft phenolic plastics, wet lacquer, toasty honey, rice krispies, pale and chalky grain, and lightly sticky caramel sugars. Our first impression was that there was nice freshness to the included hops, but the grain bill was overly cheap, washed, and watered through. As we sipped, the taste opened up with dirty adjuncts, toasty pales, white sugar and mallow sweetness, wheat crackers, lemon rind, foamy plastics, watery metallics, and salty seashell lick. The middle came to a peak with toasty pale and adjuncty grain, white flour, zesty soapy and floral hops, heavily metallic yeastiness, and wheat flour dryness. The end was washed through with grassy and citric hop resins, twiggy woodiness, chlorine chemical bite, bitter chalks, pencil lead, phenolic plastics, fermented apples, and biting soapy cleanliness. The aftertaste breathed of bitter citric hops, seaweed, table salt, straw, sawdust, aluminum, yeasty metallics, toasted apple and pumpkin seeds, wheaty and pale malt bite, clean green grassiness, and soft citric and earthy hops. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave nice creaminess and froth, with decent slurp, smack, and pop to round things out. The mouth was left with tannic, tight astringency to dry, and decent warmth down to the belly. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this brew was its flavoring, and its ease of sip. The former offered moderately fresh hops throughout, but eased up significantly by the end of the swallow with heavy wateriness and a blanching to its robustness. This was kind of along the same lines as the feel, which was easy enough to keep the beer flowing, but too much in the way of lightness, as it fell apart at its seams, preventing the preservation of total satisfaction. Either way, this is a clean beer that goes perfectly with bowling or a hot summer’s day spent by the lake.

Serving type: on-tap

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CB's Canandaigua Lake Ale from CB Craft Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.