Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co.

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2.77/5
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930 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:
#46,720
Reviews:
337
Ratings:
930
pDev:
28.52%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
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Photo of kuhndog
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonLWest
3.39/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At $3.99 for a sixer of 16oz, what exactly would you expect? Hamm's has a light, easy to drink taste. Not exactly tasty, but surely not unbearable. Something pleasant about its crisp touch. A working mans beer, as blue collar as they come.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.92/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CLEgator
1/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Tracker83
3.06/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mojohawk21
1.64/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of vabeerguy
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BAHartman
3.36/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redneckwine
3.19/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16oz can into tulip

Look - Very pale straw, crystal clear, plenty of little bubbles race to the top - pretty typical of the category. However, this one has decent head retention for the style. Looks fairly appealing.

Smell - Truly an olfactory strain to pick up anything at all. I'm getting a little light, sweet graininess and that's about it. Nothing offensive at all, but there's nothing there either.

Taste - Very light and neutral tasting all around: starts and ends with light, sweet graininess (mostly corn) and some bready malt. Trace vegetable, very mild fruitiness. Hops are there, but are only perceptible as slight bitterness which dries up the finish very nicely to balance. Not much flavor, but what's there is completely inoffensive and well balanced.

Feel - Carb is amped up and effervescent, burp inducing, and makes the already light body feel pretty ethereal. Carb isn't too prickly though, somehow remaining reasonably smooth. Very crisp and refreshing. Crushable.

Overall - Much, much better than anticipated. There is absolutely nothing offensive about this brew, and as I'm finding out about the AAL category, that is a very important thing. That being said, they played it really, really safe on the flavor front - I wish there was a bit more there. They nailed the body though, it's super crisp and refreshing. This would be a killer beer to crush on a hot day, or to have with about any meal.

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of huthuty
4.12/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%
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 +44.4%
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 -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bajdog
3.13/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jonervin26
3.2/5  rDev +15.5%
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 +33.9%
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 +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy04
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
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
3.4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
4/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FillerUpper
4.11/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 930 ratings