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Hamm's - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

505 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 28.09%
Wants: 21
Gots: 24 | 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.

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beertunes

Washington

3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a golden yellow, much more gold than most of the style, with about 1/4 inch of white, bubbly head that had decent retention and surprisingly good lacing.

The aroma and taste were both typical and expected. Sweet, and notes of corn. There was a bit more grain on the tongue than is usual though.

The body was a smidge fuller than usual. Drinkability was about what I expected. If you're in the mood for a fizzy yellow beer, you could do better, and worse, than this.

Serving type: can

03-03-2011 22:23:32 | More by beertunes
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Gusler

Arizona

1.6/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

After checking my records, it has been some ten years since I have had a Hamm’s. The beer spews from the 12-ounce aluminum can a cloudless gold with a pleasant bright white head that is frothy in texture, with the resultant lace a thin covering upon the glass. Nose is all malt, crisp and the start sweet with the top cadaverous. Finish is caustic in its acidity, the hops bitter and unpleasant, quite dry and the taste sticks to your palate like crazy glue, a once decent beer that has now become a joke.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2005 17:48:33 | More by Gusler
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Brad007

Vermont

2.85/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw gold with a two-finger head into my glass. Very basic and very much what the style represents.

Sweet with a mix of corn and rice. Barely crisp. Reminds me a bit of sorghum (?).

Sweet, watery and not much else. Flavor? Where's that? It's your run of the mill adjunct lager!

Ditto for mouthfeel. Watery. Corny. Doesn't clash with my pepperoni pizza though.

Barely drinkable as-is. I'll know for sure if I wake up in the morning with a wicked headache!

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 22:33:41 | More by Brad007
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Serving type: can

05-13-2007 18:23:24 | More by Bitterbill
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flagmantho

Washington

2.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

11-19-2013 00:38:26 | More by flagmantho
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Yep if it was any lighter it would in fact be water but it looks like a pee. Foam is also as expected with a pretty decent lace ring.

S - Corn, corn, corn.

T - Well it does have a musky hop bite and it's not terribly skunked in flavor. Enjoyable in a Rolling Rock Sort of way. Ow yeah CORN!

M - Has a light body that one could session the hell out of.

Overall not something I would seek out might pick this up since it's around 15 bucks for a 30 pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 02:23:14 | More by DrDemento456
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a stamp on the bottom of SEP1409, not sure if that is a canning date or best by. Pours a crystal clear medium color with a white foam only a motherly Sprite could love. If you blink, you'll miss it.

Adjuncts, what smells like corn, is very evident in the nose along with a sweet, slightly sour light maltiness. Nothing to write home about, but is does not smell bad...fairly fresh and clean.

The taste is pretty neutral with cereal grains and a mild, but noticeable, hop bitterness on the finish. This beer does a nice job of keeping the sweetness to a minimum for the style. Not a bad AAL, I could drink a couple of these without much of a problem.

Serving type: can

02-08-2010 22:21:24 | More by twiggamortis420
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3%

08-14-2013 16:18:54 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to cpolking for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and grains. Taste is mild, some grains, just a touch of hops, nothing offensive but not exactly flavorful. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: can

08-19-2011 13:28:43 | More by tone77
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Continuing with the throw backs that have seemed to make its way into main stream I tried a Hamms. It is like Pabst's brother. The color is golden clear with decent carbonation. The smell and taste are grainy like you would expect. The mouthfeel is fine.

Serving type: can

05-10-2011 00:07:46 | More by WoodBrew
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ZAP

Minnesota

2.03/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Since I'm from the land of sky blue waters I thought it was worth a shot as I really like the Hamms Genuine Draft..This is not a good macro lager, but it's not a horrible one either...It's drinkable...crisp and clean...some adjunct taste and smell (cornish)...I'm not sure how close this resembles the original Hamm's but it is not worth seeking out. I think the original Hamm's was a Coors/Olympia type lighter/thinner style lager....this one seems to have too much adjunct/corn taste to it...still it's not a horrible beer..This label I think was first sold to Pabst and now is in Miller's hands...

Serving type: can

06-10-2002 21:23:20 | More by ZAP
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illidurit

California

2.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Can. Yellow and fizzy and clear and urinesque. Smells like stale grains, old corn, cesspool water. Flavor is not as watery as some pale lagers but unfortunately the lack of wateriness is replaced with an abundance of cloying corn syrup and cereal. Finish is mineral and short. Yawn

Serving type: can

09-06-2009 05:55:48 | More by illidurit
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barnzy78

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

11-27-2011 05:01:34 | More by barnzy78
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Bright, clear straw yellow. Poured a 1 finger foamy white head that dissipated quickly to a skim that disappeared in a minute or two. Decanted continually. Thin, inconsistent lacing after the first couple drinks, then nothing.

S: Hay and grass with some sweet, biscuity malts. Faint bittering hops.

T: Malt and hops consistent with aroma; very muted. Light sweetness lingers in muted bitter finish.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and fizzy.

D: Representative of style and affordable. Nothing very special, but I wouoldn't turn one down.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2009 01:16:58 | More by Haybeerman
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the can stamped: SEP1012-CO8031534. Sampled on June 1, 2012. It pours a highly carbonated pale yellow with a head that rises about an inch and eventually settles down. I am rating this on whether it looks, smells, and tastes like and American Adjunct should. The look is right. The aroma is of grains, corn, and a bit of hops. The body is light to medium and creamy. The taste is also grainy, corny, but the hops finish it surprisingly crisp and clean. I stumbled across this in a beverage store in Southern New Hampshire and I have not seen Hamm's in New Hampshire since the 1980's. Easily worth the $3.75 I paid for the 6-pack.

Serving type: can

06-02-2012 00:44:17 | More by puboflyons
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev +12.4%

01-11-2012 01:01:02 | More by whartontallboy
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mynie

Indiana

1/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This tastes like the breath of a man who lives on the street and does nothing but drink Natural Ice. It tastes likes that man's pee. There is nothing, NOTHING, in this world worse than Hamm's. I just *had* to try another one, just to tell myself how bad it was. This was a shock from the past that I will not soon forget.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2004 04:50:09 | More by mynie
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear light golden color. The head is an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is a faint bready graininess. The taste is like the aroma. It is simple, but a little stronger than most Adjunct Lagers. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a smooth velvety feel most beers of its style don't have. Overall, this is a pretty good Adjunct Lager. I could drink this beer again.

Serving type: can

12-08-2008 01:00:02 | More by KarlHungus
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

08-12-2013 14:21:06 | More by enelson
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-18-2011 04:01:03 | More by mhaugo
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

1.78/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

"headache in a can"

I had this beer last summer at a family get together because someone brought it, the nerve of them!

Drank it out of a can.

Smell some malt and yeast?

Taste sweet, not really a malt sweetness, just sweet.

It doesn't offend and has a sweet after taste.

I got a headache after I finished the 2nd can and needed to take asprin and switch to iced tea.

Serving type: can

04-15-2007 13:09:31 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Reidrover

Oregon

2.98/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decided to review this beer..having seen it in the local Safeway for years but never had the courage to try it..bought in the 24 oz can for 99cents.
IIts appearance is very non-desript..there is a finger sized head for a minute or so after pouring , but it dissapears quicjk..leaving very little trace..the beer is a dark golden colour.
Hardly any smell at all just a hint of corn syrup maybe a small amount of malrt..but even this goes quick.
actually doesnt taste to bad for a cheapo very sweet though.
I suppoe this is drinkable enough on a hot summer day after yard work..but not one I will grab again.

NOte this beer grew on me I did buy more..much more a good backyard BBQ swiller.

Serving type: can

02-09-2003 20:08:09 | More by Reidrover
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -25.1%

05-08-2013 21:45:22 | More by smartassboiler
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morimech

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't had this beer in 15 years. I use to bring this to BYOB parties knowing that no one else would steal my brew. They would stick to Bud, Busch Light, and High Life and mock me and my Hamm's.

This is a very pale looking beer with large white head that settles quickly. Very lively long after the pour.

The smell isn't nearly as obnoxious as most other macro lagers. There still isn't anything good about it though.

The taste is weak. Don't remember it being this weak. Maybe get a little bit of the hops but otherwise is beer flavored water. It is light and crisp so pounding these all night would be no problem. Maybe that is why I liked it back in the day.

Serving type: can

11-27-2007 00:45:49 | More by morimech
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cdwil

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-30-2011 16:26:30 | More by cdwil
Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.