Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co.

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Hamm's Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hamm's, first brewed in Minnesota in 1865, is America's classic beer. Hamm's is brewed using the purest water and the choicest barley malt, grain and hops. The beer that is "Born in the Land of Sky Blue Waters" is available in select states.

Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Corn Syrup (Maltose), Yeast, Hops

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Photo of Nicholas660
4.04/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The typical old school Dad yard beer it is a great choice in the aal category

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Photo of dresserinthecorn
2.87/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hamm's is probably the best example of the american adjunct lager category. it pours golden yellow with a respectable fluffy white head. the nose is sweet and kind of like wet hay. flavor wise, the corn notes give sweetness to balance the subtle hop bitterness. it's refreshing and always priced right. great beer for what it is

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Photo of GSturges
2.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.87/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Maestro0708
3.59/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden, perfectly clear with a nice white head that has surprisingly good retention. There is some lacing left on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is light, featuring cracker-malt and corn-like scents. Hop aroma is low, but there is a touch of spicy noble-like hops in the background.

The flavor is clean and neutral- a bit of crackery, grainy malt is balanced by a low bitterness. There is some corn and low spicy/herbal hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with high carbonation making a perfectly drinkable american lager.

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Photo of Joekohl
1.65/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Have seen this beer around since I was a kid. I was at a resort in Wisconsin a while ago and they offered it at the bar. Tried one. It was truly refreshing! Bought a 30 pack. The whole experience brings back the smell of a Hamms beer mixed with the smell of gasoline and exhaust from the boat as it idles ready to pull me on skis. Hamms and the great north woods. There is no other.

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Photo of Beerbadger55
2.19/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a 4 pack of tallboy cans for 2.29 at Woodmans. Served very cold, poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours deep gold color, very clear and clean appearance. White foam head with little retention, some lacing on the glass. Taste is like drinking a glass of corn and barley. Not great but not offensive in any way either. Dry finish, very little sweetness. Overall a pretty solid beer especially for the price. You could certainly do much worse and pay more.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very clear, very light golden color. 2 finger white frothy head. The retention isn't bad at all. Minimal lacing on the glass.
The nose is malty, straw aroma. Nothing extremely strong.
Taste - It's a creamy, malty, slightly sweet flavor.
There's a slight creamy feeling. Really not watery, but it is a lighter body.
For what it is, Hamm's is damn solid. No, it isn't KBS, but it is a sloid brew, and one of the best beers of this style.

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Photo of mngermanshepherd
2.79/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Buckeye55
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have not had this beer on probably 30 years, so a trait by trait review would be highly inaccurate. I do know kind of where it ranked on my beers tried list, it was somewhat below average, hence the 2.5 rating. I recall it as drinkable, just nothing special.

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Photo of Dardel
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PvtSnowball
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Well I didn't even know this beer was made anymore and saw it at the local gas station for 9.99 a case. Laughed at it for a minute before I decided to risk 10 whole dollars.

I first want to say that I don't understand the concept of something being low quality being considered "manly." Does that make McDonald's manly as well? Is Old Crow whiskey manly because it's awful? Anyway.

It looks and smells pretty much like other beers of it's type. Pretty darn poor but was pleasantly surprised that the taste and feel were less offensive then expected.

Overall it's not a quality product but it is certainly cheap/drinkable when compared to Bud or Natural or others of the same style.

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Photo of brother_rebus
2.67/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Raleigh97
2.58/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pretty average for a AAL. ludicrously cheap at my college town liqour store (around $12 for 30 12oz cans - really cheap for MD) but probably the only reason I would ever buy it over yeungling or even hugh life. Drink it ice cold or some somewhat off flavors come out but not ludicrously offensive either way. 4 bucks for a 6 pack of tall boys is nice.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.16/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a pint

Pours a clean pale golden color with a one finger foamy white head that has good retention. Smells of roasted barley, grass, slightly sweet. Tastes of toasted barley, faint Grady and floral notes, lager yeast, cooked corn sweetness on the finish. Light body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and crisp dry finish. It’s better than the mass produced adjunct lagers, I could drink a few of these in the summer

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
1.05/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mudbug
3.69/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the pounder can into a Sam Smith's perfect pint glass results in a bright yellow/orange body capped by a surprising thick head that stays around and leaves lacing down the sides. Small bubbles rise to the top keeping things lively.
Aroma is Grainy AAL lager with just a hint of grass
Taste is again surprisingly nice, soft grain up front with just a kiss of bitter hops, simple and very well balanced
Very refreshing, and doesn't get overly bland as it warms
Overall I am impressed, this is a nice AAL that delivers decent flavor. Bravo!

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Photo of Kevinski
3.83/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Of the many American adjunct lagers Hamm's I feel is a step above. A unique clean, smooth and crisp character that makes this AAL very drinkable. The flavor is always consistent whether your having two or six and at $13.99 a 30 pack its very easy to put a significant dent in the box in one sitting.

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Photo of crobinso
2.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of shelbs1202
2.55/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of lakewy17
1.7/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Danimal100
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have been a die hard beer man since I was about 13 and currently 50 and in the 80's this one and Blatz were big in my area for being cheap and abundant and just beer. Lived in Milwaukee all my life but traveled everywhere and been through the Miller Pabst wars and arguments. It is your typical clean Midwest beer and where I am at a 30 pack of Hamms is about 12 bucks vs Miller 16 and Pabst 17 . I like to mix it up and try all kinds but the classics are the classics and do the job and you still after decades can't beat Hamms price and halfway decent flavor for a beer thats supposed to be beer.

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Photo of Nick7840
4.56/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

All the uber/ over educated safe spacers will over analyze it and down grade it because it is not exclusive. As one person put it, this is a man's beer not a youngsters beer.
Seems the care in making this has changed from 20 years ago its filtered properly and balanced. Whatever Miller is doing to revitalize these older beers is special.
Smooth, crisp and very drinkable. Versatile like most Americanized beers you can have in the winter or in the summer, non specific and refreshing. I'd like to see drink-ability start to take center stage in the beer industry. Better than Bud and more robust than Coors Light or Miller Lite. Not a malt and silly has Sam's Lager. Just rite!

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Photo of dpsteitz
2.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is nothing bad about it. It's a good everyday beer it has a good flavor and good feel. The best thing about it is, the price.

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Photo of McAfee85
2.66/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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