Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co.

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

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

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.2/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours that ubiquitous clear golden yellow. The head was a towering 3 fingers of white. The head lingers much longer than Rolling Rock did, and leaves legs of lacing on the glass. Nose is basically non existent. Just a slight cereal mustiness. No corn or DMS. The flavor is fairly neutral. No one thing is strong positive or negative. It's a bit of cereal grain, but with the sweetness balanced out. This is an easy drinker with a decent body for an AAL. I can see those that are sweet averse enjoying this more than most AAL's. Body is middle of the road being neither watery or chewy. Finishes slightly dry. Overall I'd probaby rate this just below High Life in the rankings of AAL's I've sampled this weekend. It's a viable option if your looking for an beer that isn't going to be challenging to drink, but still contains enough flavor to be interesting.

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Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into pilsener
(May 29, 2017 best-by date)

L: clear pale yellow, hint of gold, pushes up big thick head of white foam, over an inch tall and super sticky; good activity keep a constant collar of white foam and a piece of skin; laces a lot ... as pretty as they get

S: sweet peach, cracker malt; slight hint of house paint

T: fruity peach, slight earthy bitter bite, not quite medicinal but close, lingering bread dough sweet finish; hints of house paint

F: fantastic if you love carbonation; a strong pour takes a bit of that out and softens it, though it's still light and crispy

O: can't beat it for the price, and the amount of peach flavor is surprising; one of the sweetest AALs I've run into; they definitely put some barley in this thing

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Photo of beershrine
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, The real American lager throwback beer. I compared this side by side to a PBR and it's astounding the difference.
Price 11.99 /24pack .50 a can @ smart & final

Lowest price of all beer and fresh !

good stuff

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Photo of fthegiants
1.75/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Stout_Scout
3.47/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3.67/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I thought that i rated this beer a while back but apparently not. I would not have done so if the local deep discount grocery store near my house did not have it on sale for $6.97 for a suitcase. Yes, as in 24 cans. You read that right. You can't get a case of PBR for under $10.00 on sale around here usually. I needed some beer to cook with and any marginally drinkable American Adjunct Lager (AAL) would do. So I took the plunge knowing I would at least have cooking beer for the next 24 meals that needed it. I cracked open a can to start making the batter for my homemade chicken tenderloin nuggets. 8 oz for the batter, 4oz for the cook....

Can dated on the bottom JUN0517 (about to expire so no wonder the blowout price) . Pours to a generous sudsy white head that falls to a thin layer and laces a bit. Typical yellow bright color. Aroma is sweet grains (corn, six row malt) and a touch of grassy, lemony hops but a bit of cheap beer metallic tang. Flavor is clean, crisp corn flakes and barley (grape-nuts cereal) and a faint but discernable zesty hop finish. Mouth feel is light and crisp. Easy to drink this like a cool glass of water. I was floored by the quality of this brew. It rivals PBR at its' price point for quality in it's style class. From now on I will never pass up a good deal on Hamms. Good for cooking -- the nuggets were delicious -- and a good easy drinking all purpose American macro lager.

This beer reinforces the belief that Bud and Bud Light are marketed for people who don't like "beer flavor". This beer has it yet Bud drinkers pay the premium price to avoid it.

P.S. This was the 4.0% abv max "low point' version sold in Oklahoma. The real thing clocks in at 4.6%. But this beer has big boozy AAL flavor and you could have fooled me. Speaking of low point beer... October 2018 can't get to Oklahoma soon enough.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.4/5  rDev +61.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this brew's got a three finger thick head, spotty lacing, and a clear golden body.

Smells like corn and other adjuncts, but nothing comes off as too sweet or cloying.

I taste full-bodied grains, yet this is still rather clean and crisp. The flavor doesn't come off as "cheap".

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Hamm's | Hamm's Brewing Co. with an overall 4.5. Quite a step above your average AAL's out there today.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.54/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
2.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tee76
2.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not bad for a cheap low end beer. Definitely better than any of those 99 cent 24oz cans of other beers you can buy. Nothing fantastic but still an easy drinking cheap brew. Leagues better than Milwaukee's Best, Natural Ice or even Pabst.

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Photo of TerryScott
5/5  rDev +83.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz can.
Nice dandelion body, reminds me of a new penny.
Standard American lager notes.
Tastes like about ten-twelve of these on a warm Saturday in the summer could do.
Smooth, very smooth - light body.
Conclusion: The best beer in the world; I could drink these every day for the rest of my life, easy.

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Photo of chinchill
2.66/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can.
Clear golden body with a proper head.
Weak American lager aroma.
The flavor follows with a meek and mild mix of sweet and earthy hops.
Smooth, near medium- light body.
Overall: Not good.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hamm's brewed by Hamm's Brewing Co., With an ABV of 4.60% This American Adjunct Lager pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. There is some nice spotty lacing to this brew. The smell of Hamm's is rich with grains and malts, and a slight sweetness. You also pick up on small amount of hops in the smell of this brew. Hamm's has the look and the smell of most American Adjunct Lagers on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is rich with grains and malts. This is a nice smooth drinking brew, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. Hamm's has a real nice balance to it. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This is one nice clean smooth brew. It is to be expected because of the style of brew. This is a brew that I have been waiting to try for a while now, and it is a decent American Adjunct Lagers. I a fan of this types of brews. The body of Hamm's is a soild medium. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. Hamm's Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.09/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ThatBandicoot
3.05/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robebo44
2.99/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ConvenienceGuy69
3.58/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found a case where I work for $10.99, and am currently enjoying them with Mickey D's and hockey highlights. Nice golden straw color, a sweet, corny, lightly-hoppy scent, and a nice medium feeling to the palate. This is the perfect beer for after work the night before a day off. A great value for the price!

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Photo of generallee
4.01/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilley4
3.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a recent addition to the lineup here in my area. I have heard of this beer but never had a chance to try it.

While certainly not groundbreaking, this is a very solid everyday quaff. Chicken wings and potato chips, spicy jalapeno with nachos, large Italian sausage pizzas covered with cheese.... these are the things made for this beer. And there ain't nothing wrong with that. I picked up a case for round 15 bucks. I can see myself drinking this one around the pool this summer.

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Photo of jkblr
3.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 can BB 7/3/17 poured into a Hamm's chalice at fridge temp. The beer is golden straw colored and bright. White head is short lived with no lacing. Aroma is faint but typical sweet corn. Taste follows aroma with a sweetish corn start followed by a legitimate hop bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel is typical to style with a little oily/soapy coating after swallowing, but it's minimal compared to most. Overall, good AAL. Exactly what you want when you just want a cold beer.

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Photo of Achristophel
4.63/5  rDev +69.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For me it's a hybrid of Stella Artois and Yuenngling. Tried it on a whim, out of the can, and it was really good. It was on sale at Fry's (Kroger) in a nicer area of Phoenix. Phoenix has a lot of Midwest transplants. So, not surprised this easy drinking beer made it here.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed a six pack while camping out in Mark Twain National Forest last night. This beer is perfect for that type of thing. Not much to look at or smell but easy to quaff and creamy in texture. Perfectly fine for what it is.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly more flavorful than the average aal. It's got that adjuncts corn sweetness, it's just typical. There's nothing wrong with it, but I like others in the style better.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.05/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hamm's from Hamm's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 8.8% out of 100 with 840 ratings
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