badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
To say this was a light yellow color would be a vast understatement. Pretty thick head. Aroma was slightly skunky grains. The taste was mellow to say the least. Very subdued silo flavor. Muddled corn and barley. There are certainly more swillish beers than this, but itís not great.
HammsDrinker (21) - Dollar Bay, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 Opening the hunting camp in the fall is a magical experience: the musty smell, the Hammís signs dusted with cobwebs, the brisk autumn air...The leaves crunch under my feet as my worries disappear in that Upper Michigan wilderness. An owl can be heard in the distance. Back at camp, the sauna and grill get lit, and a cooler of Hammís takes center stage. The sun goes down, and coyotes howl at the full moon. I climb into my down sleeping bag, gullet full of Hammís. I wake up and have Hammís and eggs for breakfast. The road hunt is on, with good cigars, hardroll sandwiches, Waylon Jennings on 8-track, and plenty of ice cold Hammís.
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 This is a great beer to stand around and pour over a barbequed ham as itís cooking. In a pail of ice, this beer is hands down better than all the macro light beers out there. Iíve shotgunned a lot of these in my day. My dad always buys it, and has an antique Hammís cooler to put it in. It brings back many fond memories.
seanmn (10) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you live in the upper midwest you know of the legendary Hamms name...remember the Hamms bear? overall I find this to be just as good as beer as any
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer wasnít that bad but, I donít see me getting it again. If I needed something to drink and it was all there was, I would go for it. We had Hammís last year and it was that bad. Hammís Special Light is just the same with a little less taste.
JMerritt (1764) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tailgating 2004: Swill Beer #1. Tailgating season is once again upon us. Weíre not allowed to bring bottles of beer to the tailgating festivities, so instead of killing ourselves trying to find good beer in cans, we make delicious homebrew to bring in a Party Pig, and accompany it with the worst canned beers available. This yearís first choice: Hammís Special Light.
Pours a light yellow, slightly golden hue with a loud fizz. Head roars to life like a can of soda, and quickly drops to nothingness just as fast. Small streams of bubbles continuously run along the side of the glass. Sour grainy and grassy aroma, like walking through a field of straw that is overdue for harvest after a rainstorm while getting slight whiffs of pig urine from the farm next door. Very light flavor of maize and grains along with a definite hint of metal (copper?). Sour finish full of rice and corn husks. Decent mouthfeel, though: not thin, and decently carbonated. I feel like Iím back working on a farm when I drink this.
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to drink. Full flavored and not watery like so many other light beers. A good alternative.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Born from the land of sky blue water!? This beer is good for the price, but life is too short for drinking this crap.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I also enjoy the hell out of this beer. Very easy to drink and at 9 bucks a case there's not a whole lot of bad things you can say.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice golden color small to no head at all mild.mild sweet malt aroma with plenty of carbonation the taste is a bit weak some malt,mild hopping,and lots of water.Not bad,it definately will cool you down on a hot day,and at the price you can afford to invite the in-laws over for a brew.