Frank (4255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Uniquely bad even for the style. I am not a fan of any of Hamm’s beer despite being a fan of some similar brews. This one is too sweet, corny, overcarbonated, reeking of acetylhyde and watery with a strange after flavor. I found in hard to drink, which pretty much kills the cheap beer experience. Crit (4099) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2002
corny and grainy nose and palate............................................ beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2007
12 oz. can. Pours a deeper gold than the typical american lager with a moderate white head. Aromas of caramel, corn, and malt. Same qualities in the flavor. Really not a bad brew. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2010
In the can thanks to Hurrisnow. Pours a medium golden color (not pale) with a bright white head. My can exploded upon opening and gushed out. Bit of a soapy aroma. Flavors are an unfortunate detergent, metallic and finishing lemon sourness. None of these were likely intended by the brewer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Pouring heavily down the center, this beer floats a mighty head, but it fades fast. Poor mouthfeel: light carbonation, no texture, very watery. Light malt flavors (there is malt in this beer, right?) are slightly sweet; a creamed corn type of sweetness. The only life in this beer attempts to surface in the finish, where the carbonation turns up a little and some bitterness comes out. Bitterness, corn and metal flavors linger.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Not bad for an American standard...but definitely does not taste like it came from the land of clear blue waters. Reid (2672) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Bought in the 12 oz can...Nice simple black,red and gold design.
Not a bad looking macro lager, clear,bright golden yellow with a nice sized frothy white head..that doesnt last too long.Some carbonation visible.
Nice "clean" aroma..mostly of malts but some hop detetcted.
Taste is actually not too bad for a macro..malty sweetness up front followed by a sort of bitter astringency ( though its not unpleasant)..that may be the hops.
Sort of watery in the mouth..has a dry finish.
I was pleasantly surprised by this cheap beer..hell it is not what I would call a good beer..but its a perfectly acceptable American macro.
ronaldtheriot (2019) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Hamm’s Golden Draft is very similar to Miller Genuine Draft in appearance, smell, taste, body, and even can design. It has been a Miller product since 1999, by the way. Hamm’s G.D. has a thick, white head and a very clear, yellow-golden color, with some lacing. Carbonation is very high. The aroma is almost nonexistent. Taste is good, with grain predominating. Some very faint hop notes can be picked up. There is a semi-sweetness underneath. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and this beer finishes crisp and refreshing. H.G.D. would be a good price-conscious substitute for M.G.D., and I enjoyed it. I’d definitely buy this again and would recommend others give it a chance. This is not sold in Louisiana; I bought it on a road trip to Chicago in July, 2010. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2006
I don’t know what overcame me, but while I was grocery shopping yesterday I found myself on a mission to buy the cheapest beer I could find! This little guy had the worst aromas I’ve smelled in a long time... diacetyls, DMS & adjuncts abound with a sweet candy-corn and cardboard persona. It appears more "pale yellow" than "golden" with plenty of carbonation and a fast, white head. Corn and tin can flavors are supported in a sickly-sweet palate that makes sure to coat your mouth so the experience can linger. Listen to yo’ mama when she tells you, "You get what you pay for!!!"Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2003
I’m tempted to take a new photo for this page, but I really like the store sign that’s pictured, regardless of its resolution. (I’m surprised the Hamms bear didn’t die years ago... if he’s promoting beers like this one he’s prone to making some really bad judgment calls.)
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I can't say this is there best rendition of beer not as good as the regular and as i can see by the other rating's,I'm on the same page as everyone else.Nice golden color,slight head,weak flavor of water and small hop taste nothing special but will do the trick on a hot summer day.