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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

547 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.36%
Wants: 23
Gots: 35 | 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 archyquaffer
3.33/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 16 ounce can into a shaker pint. October 2013 freshness date. A moderate pour produces a billowy 3/4 inch head that quickly recedes but leaves some nice patchy lacing in the center with a more substantial ring along the perimeter. The beer is a pale straw color and moderately carbonated.

I don't get much in the nose alone, but mine isn't very sensitive. I get a bit more by sniffing the can, where some light malt and a kiss of hops comes through a bit. The light hops and pale malt produce somewhat of a very light citrus character to go along with a little bit of corn mash to produce a quite refreshing brew, with plenty of pungent burpiness.

Hamm's was once a great name- in it's day the brand was practically synonymous with beer in certain parts of the upper midwest. My earliest memories are of it on draft at a certain 3.2 joint in Minnesota in the 70s. It had a reputation as a shitty beer by then, but it always had its devotees too. I think its a fine beer for the price- 3.99 for a six pack of pounders at my local C-store.

archyquaffer, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
2.25/5  rDev -16%

mpalestino, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

Zjenn90, Aug 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

anteater, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.11/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

1000lbgrizzly, Aug 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

FroggieG, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +67.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.