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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

540 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 28.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 33 | 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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drose23

Indiana

2.68/5  rDev 0%

Poured in a pint glass from a 12oz can

A: Straw color with a finger and a half worth of a soapy white head that retains for longer than one would anticipate.

S: Grainy. Corn. Some weird soapy aroma. Very sweet in the smell. Almost a cloyingly sweet aroma.

T: Corn. A little grain husk type flavor. Sweet. Really no bitterness besides in the aftertaste (IBU around 12-14..?) Easy going. That weird soapy taste does kick in at the back of the palate.

M: Watery, slick, not quite carbonated enough IMO. Dry finish. Pretty clean and refreshing.

O: It's an alright, cheap AAL. Beer on a budget? Check it out. Nothing special but better than light beer.

12-22-2013 00:45:21 | More by drose23
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pep

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-21-2013 04:33:57 | More by pep
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cleonile2000

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-20-2013 06:36:48 | More by cleonile2000
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javlin624

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -44%

12-19-2013 06:11:25 | More by javlin624
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banger7

New York

3/5  rDev +11.9%

12-17-2013 22:10:40 | More by banger7
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detroitpat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

12-13-2013 17:40:48 | More by detroitpat
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bcgill

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2013 03:36:23 | More by bcgill
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coz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +86.6%

12-12-2013 06:09:53 | More by coz
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -44%

12-12-2013 04:12:20 | More by SuomiHobbit
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -25.4%

12-09-2013 05:43:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.51/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours light straw yellow with a thick white head that descends to a lasting thin cover. A little lacing sticks.

The smell is of a hint of grain - relatively inoffensive.

The taste is of mild sweet grain, water, more water... Mild sweetness is balanced by a hint of non-descript hops. There is a touch of soap that mixes in and out.

It is crisp - not too fizzy considering the style.

I would easily chose a Miller High Life over this - and I did follow it with one - big difference. The money went to the same brewery, anyway.

This is cheap beer - and below average for that, in my opinion. Not enjoyable, though I was able to chug the second half and move on.

12-05-2013 18:16:13 | More by jwc215
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user785335

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -44%

12-01-2013 19:12:37 | More by user785335
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jera1350

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -44%

11-30-2013 16:34:58 | More by jera1350
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -25.4%

11-28-2013 02:03:50 | More by scottbrew4u
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-24-2013 17:23:02 | More by jaydoc
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joe1510

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev +20.5%

16oz Tallboy
$3.99 6-Pack
West Side Liquors - Morris, IL

Hamm's is straw golden with 100% clarity. The pure white head, surprisingly hangs around for a while which is notable since most macros fizzle away in no time. Points. There's even a spot or two of lace left on the glass.

Light but semi-sweet maltiness make up the body. Grain and corn together but indistinguishable. I've never sat and pondered a Hamm's before but there's actually a touch of grassy hoppiness in the background and it's clean. Nice, for what it is.

Semi-sweet, but indistinguishable, maltiness is the major factor here. There is crisp graininess though with none of the ho-hum mediocrity of the big guys. There's a touch of floral quality on the finish but keep in mind when I say 'touch' I mean 'barely noticeable'.

The body is light and the carbonation is active enough to keep this beer moving at a considerable rate. A clean finish wraps things up.

Hamm's is made for drinking. Of all the American lagers out there this and Schlitz tussle for king of the mountain. If you noticed in my review I mentioned how clean and grainy this beer is, just as I think it should be. For what this beer is it's respectable.

11-23-2013 01:29:48 | More by joe1510
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flagmantho

Washington

2.74/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from 16oz tall can (what else?) into a pint glass. I can't believe, 1,825 reviews in, I'm *finally* reviewing my beloved Hamm's. It's a crazy world.

Appearance: almost colorlessly pale yellow hue; no haze with a very strong effervescence. Head poured a finger of white foam and quickly dissipated. Good? No. But I know those bubbles are going straight to my brain.

Smell: lightly grainy and plasticy. Why do I like this beer? It must be the nostalgia.

Taste: stale bread soaked in water, stored in a Nalgene bottle for a few weeks. However, it also tastes like good times down at my local pub back in the day. So call it what you will.

Mouthfeel: very light body but a big, strong effervescence that generates a surprisingly good creaminess. Ba dow!

Overall: Hamm's. No additional comments needed.

11-19-2013 00:38:26 | More by flagmantho
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BeerNutz324

Iowa

2.99/5  rDev +11.6%

12 oz can into a pint glass

Ap- pours a very clear light yellow color with a bright white head about 1/4 inch with crappy retention

Ar- straw, water, tin, with the faintest hop and malt aroma

T- sweet light malt, water, and some hay and a touch of corn

M- very light bodied and good carbonation

O- It's Hamm's for damn sake, I wasn't expecting much when I bought this beer but I was going for cheapness. It's $15.99 for a 30 pack and it tastes just as good as any other AAL. Cheers!

11-09-2013 21:07:33 | More by BeerNutz324
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Randysavage

Indiana

2/5  rDev -25.4%

11-03-2013 04:28:08 | More by Randysavage
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IPA1978

Missouri

3/5  rDev +11.9%

11-01-2013 22:35:47 | More by IPA1978
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Mtooman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

10-31-2013 03:29:10 | More by Mtooman
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mjryan

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +39.2%

Tonight after bowling league I picked up 12 cans of Hamms beer for around $6.99. I like to revisit the old industrial lagers from time to time. I'm on number three and I have to say I'm digging this beer. Looks like an old time lager should. Very clear and very pale. Aroma sort of leaps out you, for an adjunct lager that is. First of all it doesn't smell like corn, that's something right there. Second, I can smell hops, honest to goodness hops. Not like really powerful hops, but they are there in all their floral, grassy ahem, glory. Tastes alright. Again, doesn't taste like corn. It's not an overly sweet, corn flavored beer. It's light and wheaty, with a touch of grassy hops. Off dry finish. Nice full carbed up mouth. This beer is solid and mostly stands out for what it doesn't have. That is its lack of sweet, corny flavour. Clean and basic with a touch of hops.

10-30-2013 04:07:22 | More by mjryan
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guldseth

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

10-28-2013 01:12:04 | More by guldseth
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workingclassbrew

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +36.2%

From a 30pk case of cans, poured into a lager mug. Never really noticed until this last can of the case, this beer has a very dull gold color, drab.

Nice thick head, last for a bit. Heavy beer aroma, dissapated with the foam, slightly, slightly sweet.

Nice unassuming flavor, wheaty, small, but distinguishable taste of hops. Malty on the back of the tongue with a dry malt aftertaste. I could chug this down quite quickly. Easy to drink even as it warms.

Hamms the beer refreshing, great with a shot of brandy, pizza, steak, or any American fare. Have a beer, have a Hamms.

10-24-2013 21:53:39 | More by workingclassbrew
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

10-22-2013 20:41:54 | More by InspectorBob
Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
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