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KEO Beer - KEO Limited

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BA SCORE
67
poor

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Cyprus

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002)
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

10-12-2013 23:23:25 | More by apasternak
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

09-04-2013 03:03:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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Rudgers73

New York

1.68/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours a very light yellow, appears very watered down. Quickly rising and then falling white fizzy head. Very active carbonation. The smell is bubblegum, predominately malty, and a little bready yeast. The taste has a stronge tinge to it. It appears to be a plastic/styrofoam/ceramic taste. Not sure where that's coming from. The rest of the taste is a bit citrusy with mild hops and a seltzer aftertaste. The mouthfeel is also a lot like carbonated water with a dirty C02 flavor. This beer isn't good at all...

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 21:58:45 | More by Rudgers73
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

1.75/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Drinkable, but in no way interesting. Aha! cold filtered, like Carlton Cold, that explains the similarities! This however has more of a European taste and less of that Aussie chemical, aluminium taste, pretty boring though, very light, lightly crisp.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2003 05:24:02 | More by rastaman
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

06-23-2013 00:27:53 | More by kkmiller76
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petluo

Finland

1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

08-09-2012 10:34:48 | More by petluo
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hotstuff

Indiana

1.85/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Can:A mostly diminishing medium sized white creamy head that consisted of fine-small bubbles.The body was clear with slowly rising carbonation and the hue was light yellow.The nose was malty and hoppy and the flavor was hoppy with an aftertaste.The mouthfeel was somewhat tingly, smooth and medium bodied.There was fair lacing with this beer.This beer definitely lacks character.

Serving type: can

08-20-2003 12:31:53 | More by hotstuff
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MJR

Missouri

1.85/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Into a KEO glass, pours possibly the lightest color brew I've ever seen. Pale gold? Straw yellow? No...it's even lighter than that. And crystal clear. The impressive head and lace are the only saving graces here, as they prevent the Appearance score from falling into the 1 range.

Smell: Faint aroma of corn, fresh hay, a touch of a floral scent, and the slightest hint of grain.

Taste: To be honest, there's not much there. A touch of sweet corn syrup and a faint grainy flavor is all I'm picking up...

Mouthfeel: Well...let's just say it compares favorably to some of the better bottled waters I've tried. Thin, watery, dry, and crisp...

Drinkability: Bad...really bad. While some would argue that this could make a good 'lawnmower beer,' I would prefer a tall glass of cold water first. Reminds me too much of the flavorless American macros we have to tolerate here...

A 'thank you' goes to Ipogios for sending this brew and it's proper glass.

Serving type: can

04-03-2003 21:45:21 | More by MJR
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Andreji

Colombia

1.85/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Jeez, what a *particular* brew this is...

Expecting the sort of properties of any mediocre lager, once poured with its light straw appearance, slightly overwhelmed by some excess carbonation and no apparent (and should I say apparent) smell, I found myself shocked once drawing it nearer to the mouth.

An irreversably strong, cunning metallic smell took over and at times even became a bit too strong to tolerate, as the session kept on going and still had a 50cl bottle to go. The taste, very, very acidic in concordance with the smell, would be that of an extra-strength heineken if you ask me. and overcarbonated. certainly not the most pleasant of experiences for me, the cypriots. onto thrylos (other KEO product) now.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2004 12:03:31 | More by Andreji
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

1.88/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow, no head, no lace, precious few bubbles. Rather boring to look at.

Keo's smell is of mild hops underlaid with just a suggestion of malt. Sharp – almost spicy – and hop-bitter on the palate. No remarkable flavours, quite watery. Dull and inoffensive.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2003 20:25:27 | More by TerryW
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

1.95/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A giant 630ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Damn this is a heavy bottle!

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale honey colour with good carbonation. Forms a nice head of fluffy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of faint malt with a strong hint of overcooked veg and a whiff of stewed hops. Deeply unpleasant; it only deteriorates as it warms.

Tastes of weak, watery malt and adjuncts, followed by an astringent, almost herbal bitterness. Notes of overcooked veg, corn and stewed leaves. A faint hint of 'hot' solvent in the background. Mouthfeel is light and prickly - pretty standard. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of stewed leaves and veg.

Disgusting. I don't often slam beers, but this is just vile (and it's well within date). Watery and characterless, with a ton of unpleasant flavours. The label mentions maize - I reckon they should cut back on the adjuncts. Even if I were in Cyprus at the height of summer and dying of thirst, I don't think this would be welcome. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 22:01:58 | More by jazzyjeff13
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jjkatter

Australia

2/5  rDev -28.8%

12-28-2011 10:35:24 | More by jjkatter
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -28.8%

01-04-2014 11:21:57 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got a bottle of this last week at Surdyk's in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Poured with a big white frothy head that quickly settled down and no lace. Color is pale yellow. Aroma was American Adjucnt Lager - that is simple "beery". Flavor is the same but fairly sweet. Not much going on. Think I'd be in for a hangover after a few too many of these. Body is watery and carbonation is spritzy. Finish is a little corn sweet. Totally forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 23:13:44 | More by drpimento
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -28.8%

05-12-2014 22:43:45 | More by Durandal_777
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -28.8%

07-25-2014 22:15:26 | More by xhuang61
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

2/5  rDev -28.8%

04-07-2013 03:05:20 | More by MickeyMonk
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Crystal clear pale yellow/amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Faint floral/hoppy nose. Starts almost sweet but hops dominate, boring, finish is dry and slightly bitter. Brewed Aug 12, 2005. $1.79 for a 330ml bottle from Lina's Beverages Painesville, OH.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2007 23:43:45 | More by jdhilt
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The label say this beer was bottled fesh, I sure hope they bottle their beer fresh. Yet another meaningless statement of quality on a beer bottle.

It pours a sickly pale straw, extremely pale. A moderate head leaves almost no lace. The aroma is light malt, spicey hops and cooked vegetables. The taste is unpleasant. Very sweet with bitter astrigency around the edges. Theres also a vegetable components, almost like rotten corn. The finish is mineral and watery with a slight sourness. If the bitterness in this beer comes from hops, its like no hops Ive tried before. The mouthfeel is thick and disturbing with eratic carbonation.

This is a watery slightly funky lager. Thankfully the flavor isnt fuller because that astrigency would make this undrinkable. Not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2005 00:04:44 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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aforbes10

Iowa

2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another of 13 beers from this month's Michiana Coalition of the Drinking. When this was poured i thought they'd put the wrong drink in the can. it looks like sparking apple juice. not good. Huge (4-5 inch) white head. Smells like miller lite and cat pee. Watery, metallic taste. some hops. finish is like watery malt liquor. no body at all. watery, boring, bland, kind of gross beer. no thanks.

Serving type: can

02-22-2006 14:45:24 | More by aforbes10
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear gold body with a white head that reminded me of dishwashing suds. The head disappeared instantly. Insignificant lacing from the few bubbles left after the head disappeared. The nose is small and barely gives off some hop and malt sense. Poor taste that seems like a lesser American macro, though there is a slight hint of citrus, mostly lemon. Body is watery and thin. Mouthfeel is OK with a bit of crispness in the finish. Seems like there are adjuncts prevalent in this beer. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2003 15:47:13 | More by AtLagerHeads
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

01-11-2014 12:09:16 | More by the_danish_swede
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sneaks2210

New York

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

05-05-2013 02:02:06 | More by sneaks2210
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Haystack yellow beneath one of the better looking heads that you'll see on a 'world lager'. The pour netted three fingers of vanilla milkshake colored creaminess that is beginning to leave loads of sticky lace all over the glass. KEO looks the part of good beer.

The nose, unfortunately, is business as usual. In other words, each sniff delivers a blast of husky grain and noble hops that have seen fresher days. One never knows how European beer has been handled, but this one hasn't yet reached its 'best by' date. For whatever that's worth.

KEO Beer is nothing special. It does nothing whatsoever to distinguish itself from hundreds (let's make that thousands) of Euro pale lagers. Not that there's much difference, but why isn't this beer classified as an EPL?.

The flavor profile consists of untoasted grain and grassy-musky hops, the whole tied up with a tattered ribbon of ho-humness. If you've tasted one of these things, you've tasted them all. A hoppy bite... or a hint of citrus zest... or anything the least bit interesting would have been nice. I'm too bored to delve any deeper into this immensely shallow lager.

Given the style, the mouthfeel is acceptable (barely). The beer is incredibly light and is barely carbonated, but since that helps the objectionable flavor from sticking around too long, I'm all for it.

The only thing even remotely interesting about KEO Beer is that it's brewed on the island of Cyprus. One more thing: it's further proof in support of my theory that only the world's worst breweries put the words 'Premium Beer' on their labels.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2007 12:28:10 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Huffs

New York

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

10-26-2013 02:19:59 | More by Huffs
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KEO Beer from KEO Limited
67 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.