Hamm's Brewing Co.

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Hamm's Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #114
Ranked #30,679
2.88 | pDev: 28.82%
Jun 14, 2022
Jun 20, 2001
Notes: 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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3.94/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brook82 from Ohio

Fina!ly tried this underrated beer. Can dated 9/12/22; ABV 4.7%, not 4.6% mentioned in description. For the style, it is one of the best. Looks are typical for an adjunct. Frothy head that left lacing in a pint glass. Smooth taste that one could sip or slam. For the price, even with inflation, it's a can't miss. Highly recommend.

Jun 14, 2022
3.51 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 29, 2022
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3.04/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

L: Can stamped April 11, 2022

S: Classic American adjunct lager smell— corn, light malt, faint hops

T: Follows the nose. No surprises here.

F: Light, crisp, clean

O: Not a special beer but can’t beat the price. $5 for a 6 pack

May 26, 2022
3.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York on May 15, 2022
3.41 by soarinsteven from Illinois on May 13, 2022
2.32 by pkalix from California on Apr 23, 2022
2.81 by Danzifer from Ohio on Apr 11, 2022
Photo of Hatchel
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25
by Hatchel from Minnesota

Basic. Simple. Good. Can’t argue with the price either.

Feb 13, 2022
3 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Jan 18, 2022
2.9 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2022
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3.15/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can EB dated Jan 31, 2022 vigorously poured into a tall lager glass.
L: Pours crystal clear champagne yellow/gold with large carbo bubbles and a 1 inch white fizzy head that quickly recedes to an even skin. Some dotted skeletal lacing and light banding.
S: Corn, grains, light malt, gently grassy.
T: Quite light in every department: corn, grains, malt, field grass. It is gently pale and has subtle corn sweetness overall. There is a soft nuance of bread at the finish.
F: Crisp & clean then smooth & semi-wet with an accommodating light bodied mouthfeel and a fast finish that is gently drying.
O: Overall a very fast and east drinking classic AAL that is light, gently sweet and is extremely refreshing. Easy to have more than one. It is very good in it's style.

Jan 11, 2022
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2.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by thefitzjames from Kentucky

It's $4.48 for a 6-pack of 16oz cans at the local Walmart, cheaper per ounce than a lot of beers with a bigger ad budget. It's easy to chug and complements a Salisbury steak TV dinner. For what it is it tastes okay by itself, but a little salt and lemon juice doesn't hurt it. It's a cold & wet Sunday night in early January in Lexington KY. Ever spend $13 on six of craft beer and not be able to finish the first one? Hamm's is better than most AALs. If this was available in Baltimore 40 years ago I'd've never bought Wiedemann's.

Jan 03, 2022
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2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Irish_Lush

You can get a 30-pack for under $15 bucks, and it's far and away the best beer you can get at that price point. Unlike the other hyper cheap options, this actually tastes vaguely like beer. Pours a light yellow like any other macro lager. The corn syrup taste doesn't overwhelm like on other cheap beers, the whole flavor profile is mostly negligible. There is a noticeable grainy taste to it, which helps place it above the nearly flavorless macros like Rolling Rock which are sold at about the same price. Well balanced and easy to drink, if you're on a tight budget, these will do nicely.

Jan 02, 2022
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2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by SkeezixDilemma84

Light amber color, grass/biscuity yeast with a hint of funk on the nose, taste is about the same with a little sweetness. Right amount of carbonation, a little thin on the tongue, but what do you expect from an AAL? This is my go-to year round beer- same price (or cheaper) as other macrobrews but with a fuller, more balanced flavor. As long as you're not getting too fancy, it works with most foods.

Dec 20, 2021
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2.58/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Bought a 30 pack for $14.00. Good deal for a decent beer. Has a pretty full flavor for a very cheap beer. Not a daily drinker but a good party beer.

Oct 02, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Clear sparkling gold with an off-white foam head of moderate height settling in lumps to a persistent but spotty film and curled, almost khaki collar.

Not far off from a light beer, if only a little maltier, It has those hints of waxy rice within notes of honey drizzled bread. I also get touches of sweet corn and herbal grass before exhaling that classic AAL sharpness that's akin to cheap champagne.

The light body is expanded to a medium heft by its softly firm froth before finishing tingly and just barely semi-dry, almost wet. The effervescence actually seems to increase over time, almost becoming overbearing, even after having been poured out of the can into a glass. It's very expansive and filling, despite being light and airy--it's firmness fully fills the cheeks.

Sep 30, 2021
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2.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Tokidrinkstoomuch from Canada (MB)

my first beer : )

Sep 29, 2021
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1.87/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz can
date stamped NOV0821
L: crystal clear golden body, thin white head disappears quickly
S: I don’t smell anything; maybe some faint barley
T: pale grain, corn, grassy hops
F: light body, ample carbonation, crisp finish
O: I probably haven’t drank this beer since I lived in North Dakota in 2003; I still don’t care for it

Sep 29, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Kiiz

Throw these bad boys in the fridge, down a couple real quick, and afterwards you won’t be able to tell it from craft beer until the hangover in the morning. A 30 rack covers a weekend full of drinking, and for only $15 u can’t do much better than that.

Sep 03, 2021
4.43 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Aug 30, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mikeloveshamms from Ohio

Is this a world class beer? Of course it isn’t, but when you want something that just tastes like “beer” there really isn’t a better choice. This is super drinkable, with no offensive flavors. I have drank pretty much all other AAl’s and Hamm’s is easily the best of the bunch!

Aug 28, 2021
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1.88/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

L: Pours a pale yellow/gold with a tall white head.
S: Smells like malty water mixed with a little starter fluid.
T: Follows the nose, has a funky aftertaste.
F: Light, crisp, crushable.
O: Not a bad beer if you just want something crushable.

Aug 09, 2021
1.9 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Jul 25, 2021
4.5 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25
by Kevinski from Ohio

Over the last month it was non existent on the shelves in Ohio's stores. Rumor had it that Molson Coors halted the brewing of Hamm's and Milwaukee's Best. This week thank goodness it returned in the 30 & 6 pack. Yes, a cheap American adjunct lager but one of the best. A well rounded, crisp, refreshing beer that is consistent in taste and flavor whether your having 2 or 6 and for the price its very easy to put a significant dent in a 30 pack in session. I'm not quite sure on the story of Milwaukee's Best.

Jul 19, 2021
3.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Justindjdahl

Hamm's has been my go to beer since Rolling Rock made me lose a tooth back in 2013. I'm really going to miss it. Molson Coors has stopped the manufacture of Hamm's indefinitely. RIP Hamm's Since 1865.

Jul 07, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by tjhuot from Maryland

For the style of beer this is, it is actually not bad. The taste is quite agreeable to me. Normally, being an IPA drinker, I often want to have a lighter lager for a change. Since I moved to MN I was hoping to find a cheap go to beer to keep around for those hot days to replace my former favorite, Yuengling Lager. This is my now my favorite of this style of beer so far. One definite plus is the price. It is very inexpensive, yet worth a try if this is the type of beer you enjoy. Beats Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc. and many of the other old American Lagers which was all we had available at one time.

Jul 04, 2021
3.54 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jul 04, 2021
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3.37/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours a very light, completely clear yellow color with a minimal white head.
Not much aroma other than grain.
Slightly sweet corn flavor.
Overall decent for an aal. You pretty much know what you’re getting. This one has a bit more flavor than most. Perfect any time beer

Jul 04, 2021
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2.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by MNAle from Minnesota

Clear pale yellow. Well carbonated. Tall white head from a vigorous pour, but it recedes quickly leaving little lacing.

Aroma is not very stong. Some hops, some malts, some corn.

Taste is a little sweet. Some bready malts. Little to no hops are apparent until a very slight bitterness in the finish. Crisp and refreshing.

Body is thin, but smooth.

Overal, a decent adjunct lager, and if this is the kind of beer your are looking for, it is a bargain.

Jun 30, 2021
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3.28/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Hops? Can I taste actual hops? Incredible.

Jun 04, 2021
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3.17/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by The_Dean from Illinois

My Grandpa worked at the Hamm's Brewery in Saint Paul, MN for many years after World War II. I still love an ice-cold one out of the cooler on a hot summer day in Northern Minnesota after catching a few walleye. Its no Heady Topper but "it is what it is." Unapologetic.

Jun 02, 2021
2.75 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on May 23, 2021
3.71 by Blogjackets from Ohio on May 17, 2021
Photo of Whyteboar
3.86/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Actually a tasty AAL, I tried one on the recommendation of someone here on BA and was pleasantly surprised. It has aroma, feel and flavor. I got floral aroma and bready taste, it’s thirst quenching and refreshing. Tasty even.

May 09, 2021
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3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by lagrluvr

Looks like typical generic light lager, pale straw, tiny white layer where head should be.
Smells almost as good as an old Schlitz, but not quite.
Taste is faintly sweet, crisp, and a taste of corn syrup aftertaste sticks in the craw.
Feel is normal for a light macro factory generic beer.
Overall, for the price it *almost * make sense sometimes. But still not great by far.
I prefer Bud over this, surprisingly-if in the pinch for cheap crappy beer...(not often)
too sweet dextrose corn syrup bullshit, Even for adjunct it is inferior. Why did I get this? To re-prove that adjunct beer is garbage compared to real malt lager

May 02, 2021
2 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Apr 12, 2021
3.76 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Apr 08, 2021
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