Framingham Lager | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 04-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of craigferraro
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hemiman
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JFolster
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JBudraux
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitz284
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frekky
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks as it should with a big, fizzy head. Smells of beer ingredients. Refreshing, clean, crisp. Finish is dry and similar to some macros. By far the most enjoyable beer of this style! That's why I give it a high rating. People rate this compared to other styles or as a beer in general, and that's not the intention of ratings. Compared to the other crap in this category that is considered beer, this shines! It's how all cheap beer should taste. A very good lager that represents Framingham well. Even my swill-drinking friends enjoy this one!

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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good, classic lager with a nice nose and taste. Enjoyed ice cold from the bottle within a month of bottling. Blows away any of its macro lager peers which, try as I may, I can't help comparing it to. Grainy aroma with earthy undertones and lots of cereal. Tastes of barley, wheat, wood, corn and caramel. A little sweet up front with a light bitterness and a grainy finish that lingers on the palette. Not a lot of malt or hops beyond a faint taste and barely noticeable aroma. If you're in the mood for a light lager after a day in the sun or while watching football, this is the one you want.

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Photo of Beric
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Served: 29 August 2015

Appearance: Pours a pale, pollen-like yellow with a soapy white crown that quickly dissipates. It's possible that the glass kept it from lacing- I'll clean it out next time to see what happens. Massive carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Looks like beer.

Smell: Bright, sweet maltiness with noble hop aromas lending it a pinch of herbal, grassy hop aroma.

Taste: Tastes like beer, much like your standard macros, but definitely with more depth of flavor and character. The beer has a soft, malt backbone and a pinch of hop flavor but nothing much else going for it. It's just beer.

Mouthfeel: Light body with high carbonation. Superbly quaffable.

Overall: A good, working class craft beer that, for $1 a bottle, is perfect for the upcoming hotter-than-hell week here in Boston. Quaffable and uncomplicated, this beer is tailor made for football, tailgating, and grilling during these last hot summer days.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snilsen13
2.2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells mildly like soap. Looks too pale to be rich/premium. Tastes bland. Slightly better than Coors. At least it goes down easy, super easy.

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Photo of 1KEVIN1
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cultclassic89
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of witts2000
2.54/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuck13
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of keithletty
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the last bottles of a 12-pack I split with a friend not so long ago.

A- Served into a mason jar from the 12oz bottle. Pale yellow body with a fairly thick and foamy white head. This cap is about half an inch high and displays good retention leaving behind a large island and ring at the edges. The lacing is thin but covers a massive area painting the glass in large sheets.

S- Showcases strong overall aromatic strength with plenty of both malts and hops. Slightly toasted, grainy barley opens up for what feels like European hops donating herbal, grassy and earthy notes. Crackery and bready.

T- The grains seem to gain even more ground here but without too much sweetness which would interrupt the balance of flavor. Toasted, biscuit and crackery barley blended with what feels like Noble hops; mostly grassy and herbal. A hint of light fruit esters but they are an afterthought beyond the grains and hops.

MF- Foamy and frothy textures to a light just about approaching medium lager body. High end carbonation provides some agitation to the taste buds promoting the delicate hop flavors leading to a clean, restrained bitterness in the finish.

Sometimes I find it hard to compare lagers across different styles and especially into the "Light" category. Compared to other 4.5% lagers that come to mind this is really good to great. Smooth as silk and presents bold, balanced flavors. I really need to do a blind pale lager tasting sometime; it would be the most revealing experience as far as beer criticism goes.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joberlander
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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Framingham Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.66 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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