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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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554 Ratings

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.36%
Wants: 23
Gots: 36 | 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 dsauter
1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

dsauter, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of PaulyB83
1.88/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

PaulyB83, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of dubmax
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dubmax, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of BlazedNug
2.25/5  rDev -16%

BlazedNug, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.53/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a shortie pilsner glass.

Straw to golden brass yellow and clear. Nice slow rising carbonation, with at first some sticky cola rising carbonation bubbles. Head is bleach white and thin foamy creamy appearance like a typical adjunct lager, but actually sticks around real nicely with good staying power and a half finger tall puck.

Nose is alright. Fairly solid, light grains, nothing too faulty, but pretty mellow and closed.

Palate is interesting. There's a bit of thickness on the mouthfeel that's kind of buttery on first sip. Some dense malts come in with a classic slightly macro sweetness in the mid palate. Swallow gives some crispness and a bit of hop bitterness, which is only a little bit medicinal. Thick feel, but very light tasting as expected.

Overall a pretty surprisingly good adjunct lager, probably the perfect lawnmower beer.

smakawhat, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of lucasj82
2/5  rDev -25.4%

lucasj82, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of SicemWT
2.25/5  rDev -16%

SicemWT, Aug 24, 2013
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
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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

Zjenn90, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of anteater
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
Photo of FroggieG
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

rpenterics, Aug 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -25.4%

ClayOlivier, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

enelson, Aug 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

OgreSanchez, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -25.4%

rabbitguy, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

tom79mp, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

KolbMarley, Aug 07, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -53.4%

PopnLoads, Aug 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jedi8625, Jul 28, 2013
Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.