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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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501 Ratings

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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.09%
Wants: 21
Gots: 21 | 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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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

09-15-2013 01:23:35 | More by dsauter
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1/5  rDev -62.5%

04-13-2012 03:18:27 | More by BJasny
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2.4/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: can

06-28-2003 21:54:18 | More by jackndan
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1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

12-01-2013 19:12:37 | More by user785335
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2.08/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 15:07:07 | More by dedrinker
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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

03-12-2014 15:37:16 | More by Fargrow
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-12-2013 01:30:34 | More by OgreSanchez
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-11-2012 13:47:46 | More by cbcrunch
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

01-31-2012 05:37:30 | More by slimntubbs
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2.83/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: can

08-04-2009 02:31:47 | More by vacax
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5/5  rDev +87.3%

03-01-2013 00:44:26 | More by KC9LDB
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

10-26-2012 09:36:58 | More by Gtg642
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2.35/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: can

04-17-2004 22:20:48 | More by watermelonman
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2.98/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer poured from can in "Conical" shaped pint glass

A - Three finger head; white head holds very well; lots of lacing; thin in appearance

S - Grainy & corn scents; almost rice like; sweet with a touch of
cold filtered and fermented lager notes;

T - Watery and thin, the tongue picks up no unique flavors, not much to it besides a corn flavor; not much hopiness to this brew either, though they claim its in there

M - Thin consistency; almost no body - like drinking water with foam

D - Very disappointed, but not surpirsed for my favorite macro; I drink this beer with pride, you can't find garbage like this anywhere; I actually found a dive bar that served this and enjoyed every second of it; pass me another; good for when you want to get wasted and get caught up with old friends

Serving type: can

02-28-2011 01:50:54 | More by ferrari29
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-18-2012 04:56:12 | More by tripledbrew
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3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

09-12-2012 14:57:11 | More by wattoclone
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2.98/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is amazing to find this around. It brings back memories of the imposing Hamm's brewery building, the Hamm's bear and the Pabst brewery tour I took back in the early 90s. The tour guide told us they used Hamm's to fill the generic beer cans.

Still an all right beer, any port in a storm.

Light, pale yellow appearance. Minimal malt smells and taste characteristics. Thin mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

10-21-2007 05:07:56 | More by SargeC
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3.7/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a 1.5 finger bright white head. In a matter of about a minute, it dissipates into an ultra thin cap. The body is piss yellow and crystal clear.

S- Some malty sweetness is present with notes of apple and lime/citrus notes. There is a minute graininess and a touch of adjunt in the nose as well.

T- Starts off very clean with notes of light melon, and a thin graininess. The finish is a touch drier than the start and retains some of the malt (melon) notes.

M- Medium Carbonation works well. Ultra clean on the palatte

D- This ranks in at 5 and change % by volume so it's very drinkable. I usually pick PBR over this but for 11.99/case, you can't go wrong. Best enjoyed from the can, although the review was from a glass.

Serving type: can

11-13-2008 05:23:16 | More by Greggy
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1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

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Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
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