Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
3.11/5 rDev +16%
Not a beer suitable for a full analysis, but not a beer that is asking for one anyway. For a cheap session beer, this one is near-unbeatable. Nothing about it is repelling, and the taste (straight wheat) is actually decent, if unremarkable. Just as palatable as any other adjunct lager, and wayyy cheaper. Plus the box's and can's artwork (if you can call it that) is classic.
08-17-2013 18:29:38 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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5/5 rDev +86.6%
appearance has a yellow and gold look with moderate amount of carbonation. Hams smells like your typical american adjunct lager grainy and cook vegetables. Taste is grainy and smooth. It is very easy drinking beer . Mouthfeel is light but not watery . Overall hams I the top tasting cheap american lagers on market and cam compete with other lagers wich are priced higher .
08-14-2014 13:09:36 | More by bbluemzbeer
3.49/5 rDev +30.2%
Sampling right now on 8/7/14, but had this once before back in 2012. Last time was in a 12 ounce can, this is a 16 ouncer. Bought a 6-16 ouncer for $4.98 yesterday at the local 'No Frills' grocery store. can(s) chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a vintage 'Hamm's' pilsner hour-glass from the late 1960's.
Pours a pale straw-yellow in color with a thin white head that settles down to just along the sides of the glass. Lots of small streaming bubbles are seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Good carbonation. Some very light spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of sweet grass/grains with a hint of floral and hay even. The taste is pretty close to the aroma with some corn sweetness in the mix as well. A little light-bodied but decent. Goes down easy and is really cent for the price as you can buy a 30-pack for $14.98 or a 6 of 'Tall Boys' for just $4.98. Overall not a bad brew.
08-07-2014 22:14:28 | More by BeerWithMike
3.95/5 rDev +47.4%
look...I love craft beer but I'm sick of every microbrewery trying to do a pale ale, an IPA, a stout, and a Hefeweizen. Some branch out to triples or quads but they all run together. I still love my craft beer but on most nights, I just want a few freaking beers that I don't have to think about or pay a lot for. Hamms is probably the best of the bunch. I pay $12 for a 30 pack. Bud or Miller Lite would be twice that. I love livin' the high life but its $8 for a 12 pack of bottles in my area so Hamms is a great alternative. Good tasting, old fashioned beer, cheap, and refreshing. Besides that the can has a definite old-school ambiance.
Drink some and enjoy.
08-01-2014 04:27:50 | More by notabeersnob
3.08/5 rDev +14.9%
I have this in my beer fridge on a regular basis. It's my work in the yard and lawn mower beer. When you don't want a craft beer and it's not the place or time for one. It's an easy drinking adjunct American Lager retro beer. When you drink it you have visions of a simpler time in America. It's fun to take a 30 pack to family who can't get it and view their amazement it's still around. If you haven't tried it give it a try. Remember it's not a craft but an a American Original. Think Hamms Bear.
07-27-2014 17:43:47 | More by browncty
3.63/5 rDev +35.4%
Hamms is a solid beer and great for drinking when PBR and Schlitz arent available. Its very bitter for the style, putting BMC brews to shame. The best part about drinking Hamms is that when you drink it, people watching all think, Wow, now thats a MAN! well, either that or, Wow, now thats a drunk! Hamms appearance is very similar to its cousins PBR, Old Style, Schlitz, and Blatz. When you poor Hamms into a glass (which should always be frosted because Hamms in a frosted glass has no negative flavors what-so-ever) you will see that it has a two inch thick, frothy white head for nearly 1.3 seconds. After that the froth becomes a thin, glass clinging lace. The body is hydrated urine with tons of carbonation. Hamms has a great lightly hopped metallic aroma and really tells you that the slightest amount of malt just might be involved someplace in the beer. The taste is even better and makes it obvious that Hamms is only made with sky blue waters. There is even a little bit of grain in Hamms. The Mouthfeel is light and as aforementioned, bitter. It goes down really well. The only bad thing about Hamms is that its proudly made by Unions, which means that for every $8 you spend on a case, a penny or so is going to eliminate American jobs and ruin our economy. Thats just sad but overall, the strong points of Hamms more then make up for that one small down side.
08-11-2006 20:14:58 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.23/5 rDev +20.5%
I believe this is the best cheap beer out there, at $12.19 a thirty it's an unbelievable value for me, way above Stag, PBR, or Milwaukee's best (witch I tend to consume in high volume). It's no craft beer by any means, but for a classic American beer this is a home run for me.
08-12-2014 03:50:31 | More by 1dmbhonkey
3.2/5 rDev +19.4%
Presentation: 12oz can. "Brewed in true family tradition from purest water and choicest barley malt, grain and hops." adorns the can. No identifiable freshness date, but there is a batch number.
Appearance: Pours a nice frothy white, two finger head that quickly settles to a thin lace. The clear liquid is a very pale, straw yellow.
Smell: Light hops, grain and a metallic edge in the aroma.
Taste: This light-bodied brew is immediately crisp and freshing with a smack of lemon in its gentle hop bite. Notes of salt also come into play as the brew dries with a nice crispness. Grain flavours follow with a thin, but even, sweetness. I can also pick-up on an addition of corn as the beer warms. The beer finishes with metallic and grain flavours with some dryness to it.
Notes: This is a damn fine "Union Made" beer, and certainly better than its more marketable brethren. It's simple and easy to drink, but the best part is its $2.99 a 6-pak price tag.
06-20-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
2.53/5 rDev -5.6%
This is not as bad as expected. It is not a great beer, in fact, it borders on crap. But I wouldn't complain if I got one on a hot summer day. Pours straw yellow, with a dry white head which is gone in seconds. Taste is of corn. Hoppiness is weak. Very little if any malt flavor. Still, an interesting American lager.
01-16-2003 17:32:08 | More by Rifrafboy
1.53/5 rDev -42.9%
Serving glass: Poured from can into a tall glass.
Appearance: Clear straw yellow with surprisingly large foamy head, but it doesn't last too long.
Smell: Uh, smells like typical beer - grains, slight spiciness and a touch of corn. Kind of dry and musty.
Taste: Very little malt taste with bad metallic finish. Leaves a corn like aftertaste.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, very watery body, off finish.
Drinkability: Meh. Actually it aspires to be Meh - more like Bleh.
12-22-2009 22:43:38 | More by bsp77
2.76/5 rDev +3%
Poured from a can.
Typical domestic beer.
Looks pale and yellow.
Smells and tastes like most domenstic... light on the nose with grains. Not as much bitter taste compared to other domestics, but it is still just a camping beer.
Would I buy it again? Mostly just for camping...
01-28-2014 18:13:51 | More by NilocRellim
Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
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