Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co.

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67
poor
828 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
828
Reviews:
300
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
27.72%
 
 
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33
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170
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.16/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of ManuelHerrera
2.17/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Really? A C+ Bros?

A pretty safe beer, but try it if you want to drink something that tastes kind of like a Bud Lite but want to keep your hipster cred.

Pours palest of yellows with a foamy white head and surprisingly little visible carbonation. Smells slightly musky with cooked veggies and very slight citrus.

Flavor is weak, a touch of lemon zest with just a hint of hop to give a baby bite to the flavor of this beer. More flavor than light beers that are glorified mineral water, but not too much to think about here either. Carbonated throughout, light and kind of refreshing, although some flavor and boldness could do a little good here.

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Photo of frankiepop
2.18/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is the beer that I go for on maybe a hot summer day. It's watery and basically tasteless, but it lacks the bad after taste of the many American breweries. This is like a refreshing "light" beer for thirst quenching although beer never really solves your thirst does it? Anyway it can be a little refreshing.

I remember the last time I purchased it was in a little town called Le Mars, Iowa on a Karaoke night. The farmers at the bar kinda booed me while the bartender shook my hand when I ordered a Hamms. I doubt if anybody there had tried an exotic beer other than Michelob dark. The crew obviously had a long running debate on Hamm'[s quality. You know the redneck types who argue whether Bud is better than Miller. LOL. That argument is tantamount to debating who's better Jeff Gillooly or joey buttafuoco.

Anyway if you drink a Hamms then listen to some George Jones. Nothing else will really do.

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Photo of woemad
2.19/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

“From the land of sky blue waters…” Apparently that’s Milwaukie these days.

16oz tallboy can from a 6-pk purchased at a local discount grocery store for $4.79. Easily the cheapest 6-pk I’ve bought for a long time, probably a couple of years.

Poured into a Jever pilsener glass, this was a chill-hazed gold color, with a big, sudsy, noisy, bone-white head that dropped fast and left remarkably small amounts of lace on the sides of the glass. Said head could be agitated back to life with minimal effort, but it dropped back down to a foamy skiff, pronto. Lots of tiny bubbles could be seen hurtling skyward.

Although it was done for absurdity more than anything else, the pour into a pilsener glass was not completely out of place. Although the primary scent was of crude graininess, there was a little bit of dry, grassy European hoppiness that wasn’t to be denied. It’s a minor note, however, and the nose remained dominated by the crude, overly sweet malt aroma.

Inoffensively bland, that’s the taste in a nutshell. Not as vegetable oil-tasting as some in the style, but I suspect that’s because I’m drinking it ice cold rather than any superiority over its style mates. Sweet malts dominate the taste, with barely a trace of the hops scented earlier. Slightly crisp finish, with a mild, sickly sweet grainy aftertaste.

Watery, yet not light. I suppose it’s pretty standard for the style, but it’s not what I would call good. It’s more like a pilsener with a little too much body.

About par for the course. This isn’t the worst American adjunct lager I’ve had, but there’s not much to stand out here. All in all, I’d rather have an Oly if drinking this style.

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Photo of Raime
2.2/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Literally the very edge of the " cheap " corner of a beer shelf. Hamm's brings virtually nothing to the table in terms of anything. A transparent piss yellow color, With your average lager smell. Taste was slightly less appealing than Bud Light and the mouthfeel was all fizzy and carbonation. But, At $13.45 a 30 pack you can't really pass it up if you want to get a few people drunk for very cheap, Although I'd shell out a little bit extra for some Milwaukee's or Some Pabst. As a matter of fact, I washed this beer down with a Pabst

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.2/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Bartleby91
2.22/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Typical American light lager.
The appearance is a clear straw gold.
The aroma is corn, malt sweetness, and some pils spice.
The taste is malt sweetness, corn, and some spicy earthiness.
The palate is light with a quickly dissipating flavor.
Overall this is a standard American light lager.

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Photo of bondjedi
2.22/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bendavid_walker
2.22/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
2.22/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Wanted to try something different from the macro world, so I picked up a 6-pack of 16-ounce Hamm's for under $5. Cheap as beer gets, I imagine. Very light straw color. White, bubbly head retains well — for the style. Sweet malt and adjunct smell. Not much else. Maybe esters. No skunk, at least (although I do have a high tolerance for it, and even prefer it in some beers). Grainy, very light rindy hop bitterness with bready finish. Less adjunct-forward and honey-like than a Dos Equis for example. Light-bodied with extremely sudsy carbonation, and a crisp finish. I won't be drinking the other 5 in a hurry. May share them with friends who don't really appreciate beer when they come over.

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Photo of BigTuna1066
2.22/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sparx1100
2.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was one of the first beers i had when i went off to college. I tried it as i had never heard of if and wanted to do something different than all my roommates who were Bud lovers. It's not an expensive beer, and it shows. The flavor is not great, but not terrible either. It had a light aroma, and a slightly chemical taste. There was little or no corn / hops flavor, and seemed kind of watery. Either way, i can't find it anymore, and Bud has taken it's space on the shelves, which pisses me off. Overall, not bad. If it was there, i'd drink it.

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.24/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Born in the land of sky blue waters comes Hamm's. I know that this is a cheap beer, probably a little more popular in parts of the country other than my native New Jersey (I was honestly shocked when I saw it in a liquor store here, hence why I had to pick it up). I wasn't going into this beer with high expectations, but I was a bit relieved that it was drinkable and not downright disgusting.

Hamm's pours a straw color with a slight yellow hue. A decent 2 fingers worth of foam forms but doesn't stick around for too long. The smell is nearly non-existent, with just some barely detectable grain smells present. The mouthfeel is kind of thin with a moderate amount of carbonation, which is not surprising. The flavor is indeed "cheap", with the majority of the flavor being just some light grains although I must say there is a decent hop presence noticable as well. Some seltzer-like taste and a bit of green apple flavor is present as well. The aftertaste is clean save for some leftover grains and the beer finishes without any alcoholic warmth.

Hamm's is drinkable and won't cause anyone to wretch (hopefully), but it definitely counts as a bargain basement type brew. Why I was able to find this in New Jersey instead of its usual midwestern home base, I'll probably never know.

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
2.85 out of 5 based on 828 ratings.
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