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CB's Canandaigua Lake AleCB's Canandaigua Lake Ale
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CB's Canandaigua Lake AleCB's Canandaigua Lake Ale

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rarevos on 08-13-2006

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Suprisingly bitter with hops which I enjoyed. Tasted more like an IPA. Worth picking up, especially if you live in Canandaigua NY

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is better than its ratings. just a real simple blonde type ale here, but its well made and highly refreshing. clear golden with a nice head and fine retention, it looks the part, with big bubbles racing to the surface of the glass. the nose is the same as the flavor, light clean barley malt, no toast to it at all, and an understated grassy hop finish that helps is stay refreshing. a thin vein of sweetness runs through this, but its a rather dry finish with tons of carbonation. its called lake ale, and I think it fits that well. something to crush on a boat when its nice out, the world needs beer like this.

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Photo of TheHops
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of paulytasker
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of coneybeer
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AMCimpi
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kyle86
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BGsWo22
1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of timmy2b
3.46/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of russwilliam
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of StrangerTides
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ejh06752
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Mister_Falcon
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of doctor_dirk
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This just metallic, astringent and bitter. This brewery is historically pretty bad- and this is one of their absolute. Beyond just bitterness, there's nothing to recommend here- it's just a boring and flawed beer.

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Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 61 ratings