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Framingham Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2014)
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JKV96, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

mklisz, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Nichols33, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Surprisingly, this is a half way decent beer. Very light pale yellow in color. Forms a minimal fizzy white head. Little retention and no lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and a bit of bread. Taste is lightly toasted bread, brown rice, and a touch of apple. Maybe a bit of grassy hops as well. Light bodied. Appreciable carbonation. Very low bitterness.
Very easy to drink. Nothing earth shattering, but it's a well made lager.

Florida9, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Me, I've always had a soft spot for American macros. I've been in Massachusetts for two weeks and I've already downed an 18 pack of Gansett and a sixer of Ballantine tallboys. Back in Indiana, I'd probably consume two cases of Schlitz every year.

Why? Because it tastes good. Other styles often taste better, but these still taste good. I gave fricking O'Douls a decent review. Not because I'm a contrarian, but because I enjoy the taste of a decently brewed macro.

And so I was super excited to come across this. Jack's Abby is probably the best lager brewery on the east coast (if you know of one better, please tell me--I'd love to try them). They know how to handle their yeast. They know how to lager beer. Some of the best breweries in the country don't know shit about lagering.

This... this is good. Not the otherwordly, best macro ever I had envisioned, but still good.

Pours gold with a small head. Smells weedy and lightly floral. Excellent aroma for the style, like walking through a hayfield at dusk.

Tastes a bit uninspired, but still solid. Grassy sweetness moving into a mellow barley middle and a very lightly hoppy finish with a light aftertaste of boiled veggies. Esters at the back end, so this is totally American. Zippy and sweeter than most macros, but without the more variegated grain profile that makes for a truly exceptional American adjunct pils.

A very good example of a style most of us don't care for is still a very good beer. Not a great beer, but a very good one.

mynie, Sep 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

I really hate to write this.... truly I do, because this is an outstanding brewery that has produced dozens of beers that I have absolutely adored.... but this was not one of them. I found it nearly tasteless fizzy water with a hop bitterness at the end... which didn't work, because it had nothing to balance it out. If their goal was to brew a light "American Style" lager that tasted like the ones that the macro guys make, they nailed it.

Jsmick, Aug 31, 2014
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Framingham Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.