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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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531 Ratings

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hamm's Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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Photo of Gusler


1.6/5  rDev -40.3%

After checking my records, it has been some ten years since I have had a Hamm’s. The beer spews from the 12-ounce aluminum can a cloudless gold with a pleasant bright white head that is frothy in texture, with the resultant lace a thin covering upon the glass. Nose is all malt, crisp and the start sweet with the top cadaverous. Finish is caustic in its acidity, the hops bitter and unpleasant, quite dry and the taste sticks to your palate like crazy glue, a once decent beer that has now become a joke.

04-08-2005 17:48:33 | More by Gusler
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

09-15-2013 01:23:35 | More by dsauter
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

07-01-2014 00:03:26 | More by Mpenders
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

07-29-2014 00:29:23 | More by Stofko1992
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

05-31-2013 20:12:41 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

11-22-2012 06:06:00 | More by keckr
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

03-01-2014 05:24:10 | More by Tricerahops
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

05-30-2012 04:47:01 | More by PistonSteele
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

03-12-2014 15:37:16 | More by Fargrow
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

08-28-2012 03:39:13 | More by AllHailBeercules
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

05-21-2013 02:36:17 | More by cfitterer
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

01-27-2014 04:05:46 | More by TubaDan
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

04-04-2012 19:04:51 | More by bilbo2012
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

12-03-2012 17:08:36 | More by RobertColianni
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

02-27-2014 23:12:13 | More by tylerstravis
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1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

04-12-2014 21:44:47 | More by jzlyo
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1.78/5  rDev -33.6%

The first thing you will notice about this beer is the strong cat urine smell. There is a reason why a 12 pack of this stuff is only $1 more than a 12 pack of soda; it is not good in any sense of the word. The smell is putrid, the taste of old watered down MGD, extreme carbonation, brown, frothy head, and leaves a horrible aftertaste in your mouth. Avoid at all costs.

12-30-2010 08:05:52 | More by ronniebruner
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

1.78/5  rDev -33.6%

"headache in a can"

I had this beer last summer at a family get together because someone brought it, the nerve of them!

Drank it out of a can.

Smell some malt and yeast?

Taste sweet, not really a malt sweetness, just sweet.

It doesn't offend and has a sweet after taste.

I got a headache after I finished the 2nd can and needed to take asprin and switch to iced tea.

04-15-2007 13:09:31 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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South Dakota

1.79/5  rDev -33.2%

16 oz can. Poured into a glass. Foamy 1 finger head with a complete disappearance within 1 minute. Smells like husks, sweet grains, tin, alcohol, and copper. Maybe a little pool chemical. Mouthfeel is watery, is robust for a literal second, and ends dry.

Taste is watery, tinny sweet musky grains. Very Mild grain bitterness. Wet paper. Very light carbonated water underneath it all.

Overall Hamms is nothing to write home about. For $12/30 pack it's a great value but don't try to serve this to your friends. It closely reminds me of coors but coors is better. Hamms is drier and more tinny.

05-12-2014 21:23:08 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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1.8/5  rDev -32.8%

A-An actual bright yellow adjunct beer color. 1/4 inch head with hard pour. Dissipates relatively slow for Lager but still quickly, with no lacing.

S-Smells like cheap beer out of a metal can. Heavy on the metal smell.

T- Tastes like it smells, cheap metal

M- American carbonated lager

O- Well its 9.99 where I live and you really get what you pay for, .33 apiece beer. Looks good for what is, in a glass, but if you make it past 4 your a champ for having put that much crap in your mouth.

04-19-2012 02:58:46 | More by hoosiersapper27
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1.85/5  rDev -31%

Cheap. Cheap. This beer is very hard to even find anymore. Pissy and fizzy. Soapy head. The smell of cheap beer made from substandard ingredients. Tastes like metal, hay, and dirt. Thin and watery. But you can drink a lot of them with your jerkoff friends around a campfire. The price is the indicator when you buy this product. You don't buy this for the quality. You buy this for drinking large amounts. And that's a purpose it serves well. Cheap.

11-01-2007 03:42:26 | More by berserker256
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1.88/5  rDev -29.9%

Poured for can into tulip glass

A- Very pale straw clear yellow slightly less color than Bud. Bright white head not bad carbonation.

S- Light apple juice, communion wafer

T- Weak malt, slight noble hop bitterness, communion wafer aftertaste

M- Thin. I think I've had bottled water with more mouthfeel.

O- I pick this up cause I wanted something cheap to bring to a party of non-beer drinkers. Plus I heard it was the new hipster beer and wanted to check it out. Not as good as PBR or Bud and probably wouldn't buy again.

09-14-2013 23:57:25 | More by PaulyB83
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1.9/5  rDev -29.1%

This beer is as generic as it gets. Originally from MN (the land of sky blue waters) and heavily advertised back in the day. Great commericals of the northwoods boundary waters area. The cartoon bear is a classic. Unfortunately the beer is akin to water and smells/tastes like dried up grass.

However you can a 30 pack for about $15. Great for partying on the cheap side or lazily tubing down a river where the means is to get good and buzzed.

If you enjoy drinking it because of the cool classic commericals then go for it. Otherwise PBR is a superior alternative.

09-21-2012 15:54:09 | More by DK_CPA
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1.93/5  rDev -28%

12 fl oz. can, with date on the bottom of the can readin May 12, 2014 - not sure if that's a best by date or a canned on date. Either way, I'm not expecting much. Another American adjunct lager, gifted to me from a friend mfndsvp. Acquired at the local beer store for $1.99 for the six pack.

Poured into a Winnie The Pooh pint glass.

A - Pours the typical clear golden straw color. Looks like yellow water. Just over a finger of fizzy white head that disappears entirely within a minute. I'm usually generous on the appearance of a beer, but this stuff doesn't look so great.

S - The smell is comprised of the usual suspects - cheap GMO corn / grain, dust, and wet cardboard. Slightly skunky, I guess I would say. It's pretty foul smelling.

T - The taste follows the nose - cheap GMO grain / corn / husk, and sparkling water.

M - Feel is crisp, grainy, and papery. Lingering wet cardboard aftertaste.

Overall, another tick from the bottom of the barrel with plenty more to go. The only selling point for this beer is the cheap price tag.

Hamm's ---2/5.

05-28-2014 20:22:41 | More by mfnmbvp
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1.95/5  rDev -27.2%

And we come to another once of the crappy beers on my list to purchase and try. This is the current case I have sitting in my fridge. A friend of mine told me this was the worst beer he has ever had, and quite frankly he couldn't be wrong. This beer just has a bad carbonated corn taste that turns me off. It is more full than competing beers, but this isn't saying much at all. Each of the cheap macro brews has their own subtle taste after you are hit with the carbonation and watery generic beer flavor, and Hamm's has been the worst to date. I hold this up there with Stroh's. Schlitz still remains my number one go to beer when the funds are low and the need for feed is high. The case was under ten dollars so it is one of the few beers out there that you can still get somewhat of a bargain on.

11-16-2004 18:50:09 | More by dren
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