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Hamm's Special Light - Hamm's Brewing Co.

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 29.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hamm's Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2004

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 29
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2.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer isn't bad, and can be had for $12/30 pack. I'm gonna give it a good thorough run-through, though.

Appearance : fluffy, foamy, almost river-foam head. Stark white. Body is very pale, like water with a slight golden tint. The head sticks around for a bit.

Aroma : From strongest to weakest - urine, hay, cooked rice, corn.

Flavor/mouthfeel : crisp and clean with a light malt flavor. The malts are primarily barley and rice with a nip of cooked corn. The finish is dry with a slight hopped character. It's very easy drinking, and finishes clean.

Overall : To compare this with any type of craft or beer of stature is silly. What this is, is a crisp, clean, light lager with minimal calories and can be bought with a jar of quarters. This is what I reach for when I'm not thinking about beer, I just want one. I will buy this again. Compared to High Life Light, this has less flavor but is less offending and cleaner overall.

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2.89/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

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4.34/5  rDev +77.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: "looks like a cleaning product"
s: "completely odorless"
t: has fruity undertones. surprisingly complex for the price point. adding an orange greatly increase the drinkability
f: feels like I can jump through a ceiling
overall: compared to the competition, it is surprisingly complex. it's not quite an explosion of flavor but it does provide for an interesting drinking experience

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2.53/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.29/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This beer holds a special place in my heart, this was the beer of choice for me and my buddies in college.

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +63.3%

doesn't have that awful bud light taste.isay a big YES to this brew

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2.24/5  rDev -8.6%

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1.9/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.5/5  rDev +2%

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1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +2%

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1.84/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.52/5  rDev +2.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.19/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hamm's Special Light is a bit generous with the name "special", but for a light beer it more than gets the job done. I'd pick this over the BMC* lights any day, especially if you're looking for value in quantity as you can grab a 30 of this for as low as $13 and change.

Does it stand up to complex and flavorful craft beers? Of course not, and it's not supposed to. But to be a crisp, refreshing and easy to drink light lager with no offensive character, it's a win.

*I'm fully aware that MillerCoors has owned this since 1999.

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

A: Is this water? Pours the color of piss after you have drank a 24 pack of miller light. Straight clear. Watery. Off White.

S: Hate. Lack of love of the mother as a child. Watery piss.

T: Do I kill myself now or later? LATER! I actually think I am hydrating at this point. If you mixed Schwepps Tonic Water and a nice Sutter Home white wine together... you would get this beer.

M: I don't know I have drunk anything at all. The taste of water and wine that is so far from the blood of Christ that I am actually wondering if I should make the sign of the cross or if I should instead just turn myself into prison as Judas to my own body.

However... It doesn't last on the tongue long thank god.

O: Is this beer? I'm still asking myself this question.

NOTE: This is the lowest rating In have ever given.

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2.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

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Hamm's Special Light from Hamm's Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.