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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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

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Photo of huthuty
4.27/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden with an actual head, good lacing
Smell is mild and sweet, some skunk detectable
Light but you can actually taste the malt, very sweet
Overall a solid adjunct,

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Photo of adipilla8708
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good old fashioned AAL. Very cheap. Love it. Just came available around here. For a while, Wal-Mart carried it, then didn't. Good for me. I bought two 24 packs from the cooler on clearance for 8 bucks each. Whoo-hooo!

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Photo of marc956
4/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having drunk world-class beers (Unibroue, Chimay, you get the idea..) you probably wouldn't expect to find this in my fridge. But I'm also quite often on a budget, and there are times where quantity is more important than quality. For its style (AAL) it's as good as PBR, and for under 10 dollars a case glad to have made the switch. Really can't compare it to a light beer since that's not my cup of tea, but it's definitely much better than High Life, Budweiser, or Coors Banquet.

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Photo of brewnme
2.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bajdog
3.13/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jonervin26
3.2/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Better than I thought it would be. Tried it as a novelty, and actually like it. It is a standard mass American lager, but it has a little more flavor than the others. Specifically a hint of caramel maltiness, that is missing from others like Coors, Miller, Bud, etc. Better than most for its genre.

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Photo of Mdaniel723
3.71/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love craft beer, but sometimes you just need a Hamms, better than the other mass market beers

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy04
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a see through yellow with a large white head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is of sweet grain. Taste is watered down grain. Inoffensive though. Mouthfeel is light bodied and easy to drink. Overall it's okay.

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Photo of Derek8487
3.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My score is based off of other beer in this category. Its cheap swill that isn't all that bad. 30 packs by me are about 12 and change. It's one of my go to cheap beers to fill the fridge. Best served ICE COLD.

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Photo of dbrown456
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FillerUpper
4.11/5  rDev +50%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donovan84
3.97/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For what it is, a great beer in the summer, especially if you can find it on tap. The Nook in St. Paul, MN has it on tap. Easy drinking, low IBU.

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Photo of drewsdad08
3.88/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

I’ve come to find out that this is not an original recipe, but I think overall this one is phenomenal. Outstanding taste!

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Photo of Houseofmuaddib
3.95/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I work in the Liquor industry and am exposed to a vast amount of beer. I am also exposed to everyone's opinion, alot. Now I have heard of this beer as long as I can remember (that damn song) however I dismissed it to the opinion I do with most macro beers, honestly I don't see the fuss about brands (coors/bud ect.) they all suck. I did not like beer much before I discovered (gasp...dude is old) bass beer. It was the hops of that classic pale ale from across the pond that got me to explore the world of beer, and as the microbrewery craze started I got right on board. The sorta re-emergence of this beer (for once, thank you hipsters) I had a moment I felt like a cheep crappy beer, tired, old, ect. I decided to try one (okay that damn song from the old commercials somehow got stuck in my head) and... wow. (Not big wow; little wow) but still... For a cheep mass market beer? Yeah, kinda better (imo) than any of the other guys. This one is slightly sweeter and fuller boddied than say a coors. And for the price? Yes. Don't expect it to reed like a microbrew, it's a yellow fizzy beer. And seriously... Making tasting notes for this beer...nerds please. It's a yellow fizzy... The beer has had the the same basic recipe longer than most of your great-grandparents were even born (assuming) Do you ever want a cheep descent beer for whatever comes along in life? Grab some Hamms (and I'm not even being paid by them) best yellow fizzy you'll find.

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Photo of jmills3
2.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Krusader
2.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an absolutely clear, very delicate yellow body with a steadily receding, head of white, wholesome suds. Light lacing.

Smell: The faint aroma carries with it the merest hints of sweet-smelling grain.

Taste: Sweetish, cereal maltiness with what seems like touches of rice and corn. Not entirely without a little flourish of hops and bitterness, albeit low. Finishes drying and nicely crisp, clean.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation, giving it a nice bit of zip to it.

Overall: Huh. You know, it wasn't at all what I thought it'd be (i.e., BLEAGH). In fact, it's not all that bad, particularly for the price.

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Photo of singletary
3.53/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a clear yellowish color with a nice foamy head to it. The smell is plain with some corn coming through. The taste is sweet with a ever faint bit of hops at the end. A light feel to it but easy to drink. Overall a fairly plain beer but very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
2.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of acmurphy696
2.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

You know, sometimes you do need a simple beer. There are days after mowing the lawn that a good adjunct right hits the spot. Hamm's IS a good adjunct. It has a definite flavor and just enough hoppiness to get my respect.
The head is respectable, and it smells damn good for an adjunct.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.37/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Half finger white head, clear yellow body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Mild grains, corn, mild noble hops.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, mildly dry with a hint of upfront sweetness.

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Photo of pro45
3.44/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light straw color with big white head that dissipates quickly. Corn, rice, hops. Tate is quite good. Very clean and crisp. Sweet, but you can taste the hops on the finish. One of the better AAL's I've had. And for $14.99 a case?? Win-win.

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