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Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co.

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2.74/5
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862 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hamm's Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,443
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
862
pDev:
28.83%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

After a long career of good and bad, and an appreciation for all, I finally get a crack at Hamm's. It pours a clean and inviting bright gold with a bubbly white head that decided not to stick around. It has a light, sweet grain and corn like aroma with a pinch of freshly cut grass. The flavor is mostly corn. I've never tasted straight corn syrup, but I'd imagine that it tastes about the same as this, just maybe a little sweeter. The feel is exceptionally dry once its sweetness resides. Overall, I'd say on all accounts, this beer is about exactly what I expected. An all day, everyday drinker at the beach or camping. Perhaps not my favorite of the AAL's available to me, but will I drink it again? Absolutely...I've still got 5 more of the six pack! Cheers!

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

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear straw color with a small white head. The aroma is mild grains. The taste when judged as an AAL is very good.

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Photo of Matuhg
2.7/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dirt cheap and pleasant enough to drink. No off-tastes or skunkiness. Sweet, but occasionally get a slight reminder that there are hops in it.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mghtg6
3.1/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really a pretty good macro. Price is insane. The year is 2017 and a 12 pack of Hamms is $3.49 at my local gas station. That is not a typo.

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Photo of robblauer
4.36/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When considering Hamm's (and you should), we must consider that this is a relic of a time far gone. This beautiful beverage has eclipsed and transcended almost into a cult following. You may see hipsters walking around with their PBR and their Miller Lite, but this is of no consequence as the truly discerning beer hipster will reach no further than a 30 pack of this lightly-golden and smooth American lager.

When you roll up to the lake with your best gal, your buds, and a cooler full of brats, let's be honest: what are you reaching for? What's the beer you're looking for?

To judge a beer on taste alone is to ignore the societal impact of the beverage, just like tea isn't just tea and coffee isn't just coffee, Hamm's isn't just beer. It's a legacy, it's a tradition.

Yeah it tastes like crap too I know.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.91/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: Jim
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received: Aug. 8, 2017
Consumed: Aug. 8, 2017
Reviewed as: American Adjunct Lager
Misc.: Best before Nov. 13, 2017

Asked Big Jim for a can after hearing that he found a case of it recently in a store out here. Had no hopes going in and quite frankly was not looking forward to it. Expecting something in the 2.00 range. A 2.16 or less would make my all-time bottom 10. Even though it’s macro and an American Adjunct Lager, I wanted to still try it.

Poured a straw, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of fizzy off-white head. Lots of fast moving bubble streams shooting up to the top of the glass. Terrible lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 2.75)

Smelled Corn Pops, honey, barley, grain and hints of floral hops. Not as bad as I thought it was going to smell. (Smell - 3.00)

Tasted was worse than the smell in the beginning, but got better as it went down. Initially gave a bitter beer face and shook my head. Still a lot like the nose though. Watery Corn Pops, honey, pilsner malt, clean barley, light grain, lingering metallic notes and hay. (Taste - 3.00)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, clean finish. (Feel - 2.75)

Not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. For the style, overall it was below average. (Overall - 2.75)

2.91 | 68 | C

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This poured a very yellow color with a foamy head. The smell had a standard AAL aroma full of cereal grains. The taste was decent and better than expected with a slight malt aftertaste and a taste of hops at the beginning. This was very carbonated and went down smooth enough. The price is the main selling point, you can't go wrong with a 24 pack for 13 dollars.

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Photo of Parmesan
1.87/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

L: Pours a bright straw yellow color with a creamy white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Very little aroma, some grain and sweet Apple.

T: Some grain, sweet Apple, a little bit of corn.

L:. Light body a little watery.

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Photo of Bumdisc
3.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing taste and at $12.99 for a 30 pack it's my new beer of choice.

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Photo of meanmutt
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TooGood
2.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Samputnam14
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bike_Nerd
2.55/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

After 46 years I finally tried a Hamms. Truth be told, I was eating some goulash at the High Life Lounge in Des Moines. The goulash was steaming hot and I needed a cool, cheap drink to cool my mouth. It was! Actually, this Hamms was much better than i expected. At least it didn't have that skunky bad taste like the AALs that actually try. The Buds, the Miller's...Naw, this was just a watery, bland beer. And, frankly, I didn't mind that. So, grab a Hamms. It won't be life changing, and definitely won't be the best beer you've ever had. But it won't be the worst!

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Photo of Davidstan
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I don't drink a lot of AAL's but this one is decent. Its sweet and has the standard adjunct taste but there is more here than a Bud Light or Coors. Also no sprite carbonation just a smooth feel.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mjohnescu
2.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Attilabodnar
4.2/5  rDev +53.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love the taste. Far better than many American beers. Refreshing taste.

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Photo of Eman17
2.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Grizhall
3.9/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Hands down ine of my favorite classic American lagers...easy on the wallet but doesnt taste cheap, at $2.99 for a 6 pack of pints ($9.99 for a case), it is crisp and full, never skunky and is just a great beer...it has taken the place of my daily Budweiser or Pabst

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
2.94/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.62/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mortarforker
2.86/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/foodfocus/ct-macro-beer-tasting-food-0712-20170706-story.html

For the price, this compares very favorably to the bigger beer distributors.

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Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 862 ratings
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