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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

590 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | 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 biggred1
3.33/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Perfectly clear pale golden body with a fluffy white head that melts quickly into a skim of foam. The nose is pure corny grits with no discernable hops present at all. The taste is better than the smell, still a lot of corniness but more dry than most adjunct lagers with a faint suggestion of hop bitterness in the mostly squeaky clean finish. Light bodied and easy drinking. I was looking for a new cheap lawnmower beer to replace the old discontinued schlitz cans, I think I found it.

biggred1, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of RobertColianni
1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

RobertColianni, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of cdkrenz
2.35/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Nice white head about a quarter of an inch tall but it fades away fast leaving no trace. The body is clear golden yellow with a hint at orange depending on the angle of my view.

Smell - The scent has soapiness to it often found in a hefe. Nothing special about this aroma.

Taste - The taste is thin and weak. It has a subtle flavor in consisting of malt but nothing I'd consider a good flavor.

Mouthfeel - The feel of this brew is actually not to bad. It has a subtle coarseness on the tip of my tongue, which helps to bring out what little flavor there is.

~ As far as a, hang out with buddies and drink a few beers, beer. It's not something I'd bring to a social gathering but I have to admit it could be worse.

cdkrenz, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of jimmah120
2.85/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can into tulip

Look is gold-orange, clear with some rising bubbles. Smell is spicy corn, grain. Taste is metallic corn, grain, rice. feel is light, with some malty thickness. highly drinkable.

Decent amount of taste, albeit cooked grain adjunct taste. That being said, if you drink this excessively, plan on waking up with a massive headache. I consider this a dirty beer. Union-made, but dirty.

jimmah120, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Tballz420
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
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
Photo of Hendrick24
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Hendrick24, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of botham
2.35/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can poured into a pilsener glass. pours a crystal clear light straw color with a half finger of loose white head that fizzles out quickly. no lacings.

aroma is of grain and a possible distant note of floral yeast or hops. the grain is stale in character, and holds no sweetness or richness.

taste is of light malt and grain up front, with a crisp and clean finish, almost sour on the palate. no floral character or hop presence. very thin in profile.

mouthfeel is ultra-light bodied, and the texture resembles sparkling water. the finish is of mild CO2 and a touch of grain.

drinkability is not good. this is a sub-par macro lager. the malt is not malty, but rather grainy, and stale at that. there is no hop presence, which leads to an unbalanced composition. not recommended

botham, May 04, 2008
Photo of M1A2
3/5  rDev +12.4%

M1A2, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Zonian1
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Zonian1, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of samie85
3.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a clear yellow color with two and a half fingers of white fluffy head.

S-Grainy notes with some lemony hops and a faint metallic note.

T-Sweet grain and corn upfront with a slight bitterness.

M-Pretty low carbonation with a light body and a mildly prickly feel.

D-A drinkable and fairly decent version of an American Adjunct Lager.

samie85, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of TubaDan
1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

TubaDan, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of cbcrunch
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

cbcrunch, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Buebie
3.53/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a pub glass. Freshness date of September 2009 on the bottom of the can.

Forming a larger then normal egg white head, about an inch deep. Somewhat slow to recede, leaving a cap of head retention. Thin spotty lace drapes. The color is a clear, golden light yellow, with just a touch of chill haze.

Aroma of corn, rice, grassy hops, something metallic and mineral like, with a good amount of cereal grain aroma.

This beer is crisp and refreshing, with carbonation much more layed back then other adjunct style brews.
Its thin and watery though, just much less carbonation sting, making it a hell of a lot more drinkable.
Corn and a touch of sweetness upfront, moving to a more bitter grain taste and metallic minerally water. Hay like hop flavors and a mild bittering along the way of hops.
Finishing bitter with some sweetness still mixing things up.

This is a great brew on a hot day, goes down easy and smooth. The lack of carbonation bite that you would find in many beers of this style provides much greater drinkability.
Definatly a decent brew and the price is terrific.

Buebie, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of BedetheVenerable
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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 BJasny
1/5  rDev -62.5%

BJasny, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of user785335
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

user785335, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
2.76/5  rDev +3.4%
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 EBeckett3
3/5  rDev +12.4%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of RDW
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of hwwty4
4/5  rDev +49.8%
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 GennyCreamAle
2/5  rDev -25.1%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of neckbeered
2/5  rDev -25.1%

neckbeered, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of dsauter
1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

dsauter, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of beersdmf17
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

beersdmf17, May 18, 2014
Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.