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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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547 Ratings

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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 BedetheVenerable
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz old-school can

Appearance: Dark-gold brew, dense white cap with a bit more retention than expected

Smell: Odd; sweet, sugary...wrong

Taste: Odd touch of toastiness...odd semisweet aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied

Drinkability: Medium

Conclusion: 1-dimensional, odd aftertaste...toast is nice but...meh, no thanks

BedetheVenerable, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of Fargrow
1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

Fargrow, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of EBeckett3
3/5  rDev +11.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
2.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a can.

Typical domestic beer.

Looks pale and yellow.

Smells and tastes like most domenstic... light on the nose with grains. Not as much bitter taste compared to other domestics, but it is still just a camping beer.

Would I buy it again? Mostly just for camping...

NilocRellim, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
2/5  rDev -25.4%

ONovoMexicano, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Hendrick24, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of gleemonger
3.75/5  rDev +39.9%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of hwwty4
4/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a 12oz can into my Newcastle pint glass. Pours a yellow straw with just a slight carbonation. Aroma is mostly corn, with a slight sweetness. Not much more. It's really straight forward. This beer tells you exactly what it is in its aroma. The taste is just the same, no exception. Mouthfeel is light with just a slight carbonation. This is one of the better Retro's. It's a really great Lawn Mower beer.

hwwty4, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of user785335
1.5/5  rDev -44%

user785335, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of GennyCreamAle
2/5  rDev -25.4%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of RDW
1.5/5  rDev -44%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of cbcrunch
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

cbcrunch, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BJasny
1/5  rDev -62.7%

BJasny, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of dsauter
1.75/5  rDev -34.7%

dsauter, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of illini4x4
2/5  rDev -25.4%

illini4x4, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of beersdmf17
1.25/5  rDev -53.4%

beersdmf17, May 18, 2014
Photo of jackndan
2.4/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hamm’s yes the beer from sky blue waters, Hamm’s refreshing, Hamm’s. Cripes, its been along time since I’ve seen this beer, and longer since I’ve had it. It pours from the can a panther piss yellow. A vigorous pour stirs up the bubbles, but not long enough to register a head that impresses itself. Thick, gorgeous Belgian lace! (true or false, the last sentence was not sarcastic). Adjuncty, barn yard aroma. The taste ain’t half as bad as it ought to be, mainly because its not got much taste at all. Sweet, corny, light bodied. Hell, I bought it as a lark, yet I’m not wholly dis-satisfied. Two dollars and forty-nine cents for a smoking hot six of Hamm’s, money not totally wasted.

jackndan, Jun 28, 2003
Photo of Zonian1
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Zonian1, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Gtg642
2.25/5  rDev -16%

Gtg642, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
2.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought a 40 of this and iced that baby up. It had a dirty corn taste, some sweet cereal malts and a little more body than your average cheap-o cruddy lager. It put a hurtin on me somethin' fierce though. Dull yellow in appearance, and almost no head. This one needs to get really cold before one should attempt it. Finish it quick before it warms up. A good accompaniment to Oreos, Cheatoz, bbq fritos, and honey-buns.

dedrinker, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +86.6%

KC9LDB, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of OgreSanchez
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

OgreSanchez, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of slimntubbs
2/5  rDev -25.4%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of vacax
2.83/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$6.39 for twelve cans, thanks to Patrick at BevMo Cypress for his dedication to hard-to-find beers.

Pours a clear light gold with fizzy white head and much carbonation evident. Head subsides fairly quickly though some lacing for what it is worth.

Aroma is grainy, with barley and corn. Some apple juice quality. Some hint of either hops or alcohol, both hidden behind a musty grain. Heavy on the adjunct qualities, but not anything bad going on in the nose.

Flavor is grainy with a metallic tinge and a touch of alcohol presence (though it is actually somewhat spirit like instead of rubbing alcohol). Some bitterness to help make the industrial taste more palatable, but no hop flavors really detectable. Tastes of cheap lager that is somewhat successfully covered up into something more drinkable. Light to medium body with loads of soda pop fizz carbonation.

Fairly drinkable brew that is obviously best cold. Much worse beer out there, so for $6.39 a twelver this might be an option for times that may require swill. Spend the extra dollar or two and upgrade to Schlitz if possible.

Honorable mention: this beer wins the prize for cheapest twelve pack I have ever purchased.

vacax, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of wattoclone
3.75/5  rDev +39.9%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.