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Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co.

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2.74/5
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868 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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,752
Reviews:
318
Ratings:
868
pDev:
28.47%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
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Gots:
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.85/5  rDev +77%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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2.97/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hammsfan
4.58/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great lager for those looking to save money and time.

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Photo of Dpalkki
3.09/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cokeandodie
1.25/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of TroyE219
2.62/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.82/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank it from a can but I already know what it looks like - classic pale gold of its kind.
The smell was lacking, didn't have much of one.
The taste was a surprise. I was expecting something poor or watery but it has a decent, almost bitter flavor. Not watery.
Moderate carbonation, it's no Miller but it's not flat. Almost creamy feel to it.
Overall, I'm not disappointed, for the price and flavor, it's similar to a Miller High Life, and that's one of my favorite go-to beers. And I think I'll have a Hamm's again.

Edit as of 2/13/2016
I have not come across a beer with the taste and quality of Hamm's with the price to match. This is my every day go to beer. I think this is the beer for me.

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Photo of Josholson666
2.82/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pontiuspalette
2.86/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know its a garbage beer but every now and again I enjoy dumpster diving. Hamms has nice carbonation and blows the big name brands away. Its rather creamy and has a nice german flavor to it for what it is. Doesnt hurt a 12 pack is only 5.99. I drink this when Im hitting donkeys filled with candy.

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Photo of Cocomojoe81
1.12/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

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

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1.84/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of GCB68
2.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ogdon
1.72/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.68/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(poured into a red wine glass, after letting can sit out for 7-8 minutes... this is the first time I can remember ever seeing this in any stores on the east coast - the guy behind the counter said it's 'new', they just got it in)

L: sunny yellow liquid with a tinge of cheap gold... poured firm to create head, and it does hold for a few seconds longer than I'd expect

S: a German yeast?!? - smells a tad like a helles... sweet grain, wet stone, dried grass and flowers... overall, pleasant for its kind - peculiarly reminiscent of a German pils... sub-medium overall potency

T: colder, it tastes like any other AAL... noticeably dry in the finish, but with a tiny residual sweetness, penny-like metallic hint in the aftertaste... mildly grassy, (uric) acid notes in aftertaste as well... the malt flavor has a slight husk-y edge... mild bitterness on tongue tip, lingers mid-palate

F: smooth, somewhat flat across the palate... almost medium-bodied, hardly watery... vaguely doughy residual feel... not extremely refreshing

O: land of sky blue waters, huh?... this is one of the better ones when poured into a glass; slightly more meat on its bones than the lot, and I'm digging the German notes in its taste - a few steps toward a helles?... I could drink a bunch of these

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Photo of BriantheBeerHound
2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: What's to say? Definitely not gatorade lemon yellow, so that's above par for the style in my book. Color is still a very pale gold or straw, however. Fizzy head that dissipates quickly. *some* lacing. I've seen worse.
Smell: smell? what smell? maybe some slight corn and metallic wafting on the nose.
taste:less is more for a lot of these AAL macrobrews, and this you could say has a lot less. Very fleeting suggestion of hops (It's worth noting that it's one of the only Miller-Coors brands that use "real" hops instead of extracts), but definitely not as hoppy as PBR. However, it has less of the dextriny sweetness that PBR has as well, and none of the huge cooked corn/vegetable flavors you might get from other macros. But there's no real malt character to replace it. Overall, very inoffensive but forgettable.
Feel:Light bodied with moderate carbonation, almost like water. Definitely a lot less fizzy than others I've had.
Overall: Taking into account the cheap AAL styles and the mass-market offerings I've had, this is about my 3rd or 4th choice in this category. Not bad, not great.

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Photo of heirixon
4.17/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer drinker's beer. A great no nonsense beer that is the perfect beverage in a pinch. Instead of drinking all those "lite" beers, go with this one. This is the Ron Swanson of cheap beers.

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

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

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2.91/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance : A pale pear juice colored body with large fluffy foam pouring at 3 fingers. In this nonic pint glass, the head leaves lacing all the way down in flecks and specks, and eventually recedes to a finger after a few minutes. An impressive pour for a mass-produced lager.

Smell : I'm getting a lot of sweetness on the nose...sweet cereal, honey...pretty similar to Cheerios. Behind that some grass surfaces and a slight bit of straw or hay.

Taste : This drinks a bit like a poor-man's Pilsner, it reminds me of Miller Lite. The chalky bite is unmistakable, with some corn, cereal, and damp/moldy straw. There's a slight off-putting skunkiness to it, it's not something I'm really in favor of finishing. When drank from the can it's downright awful.

Feel : It drinks light and has a popping, exciting carbonation. It ends with a dry nip (that Pilsner quality again).

Overall : Hamm's is a beer that obviously has had some success and a following. My personal thoughts are that it's not a bad beer, but the corn/cereal/damp grain at the end of the taste really destroys the appropriate pilsner quality it has at the start.

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1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 868 ratings
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