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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

548 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 548
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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2.25/5  rDev -16%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

OMPH, Apr 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

Cheet577, Jun 02, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

beerdhabelly, Jan 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

Wortman1998, Jun 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

zjohnson715, Jul 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

ct6mblue, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours from 12oz can a light gold with a smallish head of foam that doesn't hang around very long and there's just a wee bit of lacing.

The smell is very strongly of corn and sweet malt.

The taste on first sip is all sweet malt and corn. A few more sips in and there's some citrusy hops, mostly lemon, in the background that is most noticeable near and through the finish but I can't say it does a good enough job to save this beer from a short and less than stellar review from yours truly.

Bitterbill, May 13, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

22Blue, Aug 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

Chucker17, Oct 14, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

GibbonsTheBeerGuy, Jul 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

Arsenal0328, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of MaltsOfGlory
2.28/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It pours a huge head, I mean huge, three fingers, it's lasting longer than I thought it would, but I'm sure it will be gone in no time. The body is completely see through, damn this is see through, this might be the most see through beer yet, and that's saying a lot. There is a lot of carbonation, and surprisingly, the beer looks like it is leaving good lacing, I'm in awe. Even though I can here the head fizzing away, the appearance actually isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I mean the body is atrocious, but the head has some good qualities. Unlike Coors and Coors light, you can smell a little hops on the nose, very very small, but still there. Other than that there is a malt sweetness and a sour adjunct smell. Not horrible again on the smell, but for sure not up to par with any "good" beer. The taste is pretty crappy, there is mostly just sweet, almost stale malt taste here. There is the smallest hop taste, but nothing really there. Very watery, I mostly just get that gross cheap malt taste. On one hand, it has more of a flavor than Coors and Coors light, but it's not a good flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty bad, but not as bad as the Coors light. It has some girth to it, but for the most part it is just watery. The drinkability is the one great thing about this beer, it just goes down like no other, it is super light, and now that I drink it more, that flavor that I thought it had has kinda gone, and it's all subdued, so I makes it easier to drink. Overall on this beer, eh, ok for an adjunct lager, the beer changes a lot as you drink it, gross in some ways, smooth in some other ways.

MaltsOfGlory, Apr 28, 2011
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2.28/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had it straight from the can because that is how it is meant to be served (let's be real). Smell is a faint diacetyl butteryness with a bit of corn sweetness. No hops to speak of and the taste is mainly sweet corn. A slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin and over carbonated. Drinkability is pretty high on this one.

Overall if I have zero options this is a passable cheap option.

cadaugherty, Dec 24, 2010
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2.28/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good golly, here we go. Same look as most beers in this price catagory, reminds me of a headache. The smell actually gives me one (or was it the truckload of beer i had last night?). Either way, you are getting what you pay for with this one, a buzz. Taste is not great. Better priced than some of the other shitty beers however. All in all Not sweet.

Tballz420, Sep 13, 2003
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2.28/5  rDev -14.9%

Gra1164, Sep 10, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a 1 finger thin off white head that fizzles down very fast. No retention or lace. Color is the basic clear straw yellow.

Aroma is skunky and grainy. Nothing too pleasing. Taste is very similar; very skunky. Some low end malts as well.

Mouthfeel is super crisp and overcarbonated. Ends with a slightly sticky aftertaste.

Overall, this is just another macro lager that is cheap and nothing exciting. I don't plan on drinking this again unless it is free.

mothman, Mar 22, 2009
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2.3/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best to drink it quick. It if gets remotely warm, you're done for. I was introduced to it at a little out-of-the-way place in Chicago. But, being that is so cheap, that might not be the worst problem for you. An okay "local" beer if you find yourself out in the midwest.

Working4Beer, Aug 25, 2009
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2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 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. Kinda gross, but drinkable. I stacked three macro lagers next to each other - Busch, High Life, and Hamm's. Hamm's was by far the worst of the three. For $12/30 pack it's a great value but don't expect greatness. Hamm's is like a cornbread tin-infested Coors Banquet.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, May 12, 2014
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2.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a very transparent pale straw color with a quickly dissipating white head. Doesn't smell like much, but its the typical corn smell. The taste also doesn't break the adjunct lager mold. You can taste the grain corn and alcohol. mouthfeel is thin, with soda carbonation. There is nothing offensive about this beer, but of course there isn't anything offensive in water, so it makes sense.

gkunkle, Jan 23, 2011
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2.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This poured out of the can with a bright gold and a decent amount of head. I was a little suprised at how well the head lasted, too. There's not much lace to speak of.

The taste is of cheap grains and watery generic lager. For some reason, there's a touch of pepper in the finish.

This beer is almost acceptable.

watermelonman, Apr 17, 2004
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64 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.