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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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590 Ratings

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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | 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 bbluemzbeer
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 .

bbluemzbeer, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.49/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BeerWithMike, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of notabeersnob
3.95/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

notabeersnob, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of browncty
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

browncty, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Damian
3.73/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a one pint/16 fl. oz. (473ml) can purchased at Hillside Wine & Spirits, Medford, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, golden yellow color. A flimsy, one-finger crown of bright white froth topped the liquid, but it quickly dissipated to a thin ring.

Dry, powdery, lager yeast notes dominated the aroma. Grainy malts were detectible. There was a subtle sweetness as well. Overall, clean yet quite uneventful.

The flavor profile was clean and crisp with lots of tart lemon and wheaty notes. Decent malt presence. The malt profile was grainy and even perhaps slightly toasty. A touch of earthy hops came through on the semi-bitter finish. All in all, quite notable for the style.

The mouthfeel was solid as well. Medium-plus bodied. A fine and zippy effervescence gave the liquid a smooth, fluffy, creaminess.

Of the many adjunct lagers that I have tried lately, Hamm's ranks up there with the best of them. At around $6 a six-pack, you simply cannot find a better deal.

Damian, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Beric
3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving: can, from the can
Served: 24 August 2013

Appearance: Had this one at a party directly from the can, so I can't say that I actually saw the beer itself. Not a terrible looking can though. For cheap adjunct lager, however, I must say that PBR takes the crown.

Smell: Smells similar to PBR- light and corny, which some malt discernible through the sweetness. Very uncomplicated and 'beery'.

Taste: Actually not too shabby. This one, though rated much lower than PBR, didn't taste much better or worse than it. For a cheap go-to party beer, this is definitely a step up from the BMC light options, since I could actually taste something of the beer even though it was in an ice bath.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated. Makes the beer supremely drinkable.

Overall: Truly not a terrible option for a cheap, easily drinkable beer for social events where drinking for taste is not the primary goal. This would be a good option for college parties, tailgates, and other social events where you want an unassertive crowd pleaser that is a step up from ice-cold light lagers.

Beric, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of dheldman
1/5  rDev -62.5%

dheldman, Yesterday at 04:10 PM
Photo of Mongrull
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

Mongrull, Saturday at 10:24 PM
Photo of Dools9
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

16 oz can best before 12/08/14. Poured into a mug.

A: Pours a golden color, perhaps a shade darker than you bud, miller, what have you. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles, the head was a soapy two fingers that hangs around and leaves some nice patchy lace.

S: Pretty clean all things considered. Clean malty grains, fresh cut hay, a whiff of a soapy hops, corn adjunct is there but is not unpleasant. Reminds me of a high life without the odd cooked vegetable aroma. Smells like stereotypical beer smell.

T: Sweet grains, just a smattering of soapy grassy hop bitterness, clean, inoffensive, finishes dry.

M: Medium and highly carbonated, average for the style with maybe just a bit more heft.

O: I actually thought this was a well done example of the style. If I could get it in 12 packs around MA I'd probably grab it from time to time, only see the 16 oz cans around here. Its clean, easy drinking and lacks the often found off flavors associated with many in this style.

Dools9, Saturday at 09:58 PM
Photo of gmag51
2.75/5  rDev +3%

gmag51, Saturday at 08:30 PM
Photo of codyb1991
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

codyb1991, Saturday at 06:59 PM
Photo of VinnyA
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

VinnyA, Saturday at 04:10 PM
Photo of JohnLabisch
3/5  rDev +12.4%

JohnLabisch, Friday at 10:01 PM
Photo of lairhill
3.56/5  rDev +33.3%

lairhill, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of jakewatt135
3/5  rDev +12.4%

jakewatt135, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of twb0392
2/5  rDev -25.1%

ok, its charming to drink hams, and it doesn't taste as bad as a few others...but

twb0392, Nov 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

EinFesteBurg, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Yeldarb92
2.2/5  rDev -17.6%

Yeldarb92, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Lard_City
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Being from Minnesota means you have to like Hamm's beer. Not liking would be like picking a Lady Slipper or dissing Bud Grant. We frown on things like that.

Lard_City, Nov 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

redbarnbikes, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

Kjklino, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

This is really the perfect beer for drinking in a smoky room with sticky floors, late at night, after you may have over-imbibed. The sweet corn is understated considering the style and it still has a discernible hop flavor and bitterness to accompany.

orcrist_cleaver, Nov 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

WestHam973, Oct 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Matt_Batta, Oct 26, 2014
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Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
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