hokygolywundr (1) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drink everything quicker than the average person (water, pop/soda, milk, juice, etc...)... when I drink it is because I am thirsty. Hamms Special light is for you if you are the same way. Other raters have complained about the head... or lack of head with this beer. If you like head, pour it straight on, and you will get a nice pillowy head. If you do not like head, put the rim of the can on the rim of the glass, tilt the glass, and you will get ZERO head. Appearance is golden with minimal bubbles (it looks like apple juice). The taste is EXTREMELY light, with soft carbonation. It is the perfect "yard work on a 100 degree day in the summer" beer.
60minuteman (945) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I know this is Hamm’s but I was expecting a lager that was above the norm. Maybe something smooth with a crispness to it. Well, this is not that. It may have more flavor than Miller, but there isn’t anything respectable here. It is what it is...
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can 8/23/14 (Meijer)-46° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear light golden with no head. Aroma of corn, grains, and slight hops. Taste of the same with a clean finish. This light bodied brew is not too shabby as I was expectim\ng way worse.
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. can. Pours clear gold with a soft white head that fades to a thin film and shows good carbonation. Aroma has grain grassy notes and that is about it. Taste is watery with light grassy grain faint corn. Palate is crisp watery thin. Very drinkable.
malkyore (244) - - FEB 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cheap drinkable beer is not hard to come by. Extremely Cheap drinkable beer, that isn’t disgusting is. This is that beer. It’s so cheap it’s practically free. Small white head that fades quickly. Pale as pale gets. Almost completely clear. Smells like wheat and alcohol. Tastes like beer... Small wheat with a hint of malt flavor with no hops to speak of. Who are we to question NASA and JPL?!? This is the ok stuff!
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering what this is this is a well made brew. It is clean and inoffensive. Moderate aroma of hops and a taste to match. Can’t beat the price. Wouf buy again!
vomit (176) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy Hammster! Loved the Hamm’s from back in the day......always conjures up quaint images from college.....like collecting bottles and cans in the ditch to scrape up enough cash to buy some needed pleasure elixir to get through another arduous week of learning & suffering. But, I digress. HSL is the beer of choice for rocket scientists at NASA.....who else has 30packs of choice hoppy quality and freshness for $11.50???? NO ONE! So the next time you are admiring those bitchin rocket scientists down there at NASA or JPL....just remember they are trashed on HSL. And you can be too...for a miraculously low price....that just screams to the heavens: "How ’bout a double dose of that bitch?" That’s how I roll. Or not.
eruizgarcia (237) - - OCT 8, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty much a beer flavored water, but it’s drinkable, refreshing and has no offending aromas or after taste.
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. Very light sour malt aroma. Clear pale gold with a moderate white head. Watery sweet malt flavor. Thin watery body. Basically malt flavored water. Hey, why not? They flavor water with everything else.
RapeBeer (21) - Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is it. From the second I swallowed my first sip, I knew it was ’the one’. After years of searching, I have finally found the perfect party beer.
Sure, there are plenty of acceptable ’party’ beers out there. Clear Creek Ice. Keystone Lite. PBR. The list goes on and on. Hamm’s Special Light, or HSL, takes the cake, however in all categories.
For starters, it DOESN’T taste like shit!!! No face-twisting metallic taste, no nauseating hang-over after-taste. The flavor is, if anything, non-existant, so drink as much and as fast as you want without feeling overwhelmed!
As a light beer, HSL has a fairly low alcohol content. This also means that whatever your drinking habits are in a party setting, chances are, as long as you stick to HSL you’re not going to get sloppy drunk and make a fool out of yourself, but you’ll still get drunk enough to have a good time.
At under $10.00 a case, one simply cannot go wrong with HSL. Prost!