Jack's Abby Brewing

BEER AVG
3.95/5
Jack's Abby BrewingJack's Abby Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

100 Clinton Street
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01702
United States

(508) 872-0900 | map
jacksabbybrewing.com

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Added by morebeergood on 07-27-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
81
Ratings:
18,774
Reviews:
2,907
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Ratings:
267
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
3.15%
 
 
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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3.67/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -6.1%

Ahh... I just wrote up a big review and then it somehow didn't take. So here's the long and short:

The Good:
The beers are fantastic, as you probably already know if you live in New England. The tap selection is wide and there's almost always brewery-only bottles available, including sours and their BA variants of the Framinghammer Baltic Porter.

The Not-so-good:
It takes a long time to get to because Massachusetts is a nightmare to drive through. I'm only about 40 miles away and it took over an hour and a half. Also, while the place is decently decorated it doesn't have much of a lounge vibe to it. The building is old, but the taproom feels like a Home Depot setpiece, with lots of tracklighting and gleaming wood. That, and seating is either very limited or nonexistent. Also, we got there an hour before closing and the staff were all busy and a little curt.

The Verdict:
Worth the trip for the brewery-only beers, but don't expect a super fun brewery experience. The taproom is a place for buying beers and maybe sampling a pint; you aren't gonna have that much fun hanging out there.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Well, well, well. Jacks Abby has come a long way. They have long been way too underrated and their new beer hall/restaurant has taken them to a new level. Everything about it is awesome. From the enormous selection, to the excellent food and service, to the comfy space. This is a spot I want to visit over and over again. Well done JA, top of the list for me for sure. Can't wait to be back.

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The new location (2016) is absolutely fantastic.

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham, MA
3.95 out of 5 based on 18,774 ratings.
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