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Framingham Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Framingham LagerFramingham Lager

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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)

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2014

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Reviews by Pahn:
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3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled about a week ago.

Appearance: Pours clear light yellow and has a fluffy white head with good retention. No lacing.

Smell: Bread and noble hops. Pleasant.

Taste: Like the nose, only really well developed. The hops are expressed as a cologne-like spiciness, and the malt is just great; bready, some toast at the dry finish. No off flavors to get in the way of refreshment.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, high side of moderate carbonation, clean, crisp dry finish.

Overall: This is a beer designed to be pounded, and it delivers. Extremely drinkable, with just enough malt flavor to keep you interested, a spot on mouthfeel for light "hot day beer", and hop flavor that mainly serves to compliment the carbonation.

Of particular note, though it doesn't influence my scoring, is that this beer costs about $11 a 12pk. This is basically a "gateway beer" from BMC to craft, but unlike other such beers, this one isn't really trying to push you toward anything else. Hard to find fault with this, and easy to imagine putting away quite a bit of it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hey, what can I say except you get what you pay for. Saw this for $12 change per 12-pack. Figured it was Jack's and how could you go wrong. But don't be fooled by the Abby's ratings because this offering is not on par with their other fine brews.

I guess if you like thin 4.5% ABV beers you'll be okay. Many others brew it worse. Since I'm an Imperial drinker I'm probably way too harsh. Try it, you won't dump it, just lower your expectations if you're used to their better brews.

Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: straw and toasted malt

Taste: straw, grass, toasted malt, light hops at the end

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness

Overall: Typical Jack's Abbey. Another solid and clean lager. Even though it is a light beer, it is still a bit heavier than most in the style. I will be getting more of this.

Photo of tredole
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Dan114
5/5  rDev +41.6%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of benbazi
3.92/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mjstacker
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of tkelley
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 6-20-14 poured into a SA Perfect Pint glass.

A -- Pale straw color with a thin white head. Lots of bubbles from the nucleation points. Head has good retention.

N -- Grassy. Light malts. A little bit of hops as well.

T -- Follows the nose.

M -- Really light and crisp. They set out to make a great American lager with real ingredients, and it shows. I like this.

O -- Again, I like it a lot.

Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of jayiz
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of JoeD77
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of trevorpost
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 1 finger white head quickly fades. Pours a very clear, very pale yellow

S: Heaps of crackery, biscuity malt

T: Again with the sweet biscuity malt with a slightly drying finish. A very mild bitterness keeps the beer relatively balanced

M: Extremely refreshing and easy to drink

O: Not a super complex brew by any measure, but very well done for what it is. I'd be curious to try this side by side with Jabby Brau, as this seems very similar but with a reduced hop presence.

Photo of puboflyons
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 15, 2014.

Pale yellow pour leading up to a modest white fizzy head. Decent clarity.

Grains and malts take over the aroma with a mildly clean hop note.

Light to medium body.

Like the aroma the taste leans more to the grainy side with a mild hop finish. It was not bad all in all.

Photo of Std73
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TeddyBG
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Plissken
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of mikekeastie
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of ojimmy
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Phished880
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Framingham Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.