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

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BA SCORE
61
poor

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.38
pDev: 29.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2004)
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1.5/5  rDev -37%

arini10, Sep 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -16%

BHansen214, Sep 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +5%

tommy5, Aug 30, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -22.7%

ahuey333, Aug 14, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev +5.9%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Mpenders, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +36.6%
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.

mikesaffert, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev +26.1%

skydogpenn, Feb 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

MaizenBrew, Jan 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -37%
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.

ahommell, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +5%

Chucker17, Jan 03, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.5%

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ShreddedThumb, Sep 08, 2013
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1.99/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A - airy white quickly evaporating head. Not much continue carbonation. Color of sparkling white wine minus the sparkle.

S - hay, aluminum, and self loathing.

T - like the thrice boiled dregs of spent mash. This is to beer what warm soda with melted ice is to Pepsi

M - thin watery

D - overall what I would expect and have had from third rate third world breweries. But this gives Milwakee shame on the level of "Milwakee's Best"

jeranbrews, Aug 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +5%

prdrums77, Jul 27, 2013
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Eaglefan344, Jun 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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Hamm's Special Light from Hamm's Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.