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Keystone Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Keystone LightKeystone Light

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1,784 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,784
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 39.11%
Wants: 14
Gots: 251 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,784 | Reviews: 465
Photo of dabone
1.93/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a can. Golden and clear with no carbonation. Metallic taste with a marginal hop and cereal grain flavor. Average mouthfeel. Not great.

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Keith stone is really not all that smooth

Photo of Urk1127
2.59/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Sweet and slightly watery with hint of alcohol even though it's a low ABV. Somewhat high rating because regardless of the beer, I like high carbonation in lighter beers and lighter styles in general

Photo of Schiller-
1.06/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

From a distance looks like it would be like any other cheap beer. Simply put, it's not. This is by far the WORST beer I've ever had. Not worth buying, not worth drinking.

Photo of AfricanPete14
2.03/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

It looks almost clear when you pour it and it is extremely watery and tasteless.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.84/5  rDev +170.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go to light beer.

Photo of Treyliff
1.59/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a crystal clear, almost water-like straw color with a small fizzy white head that retains pretty long after the pour

S- pretty muted aroma, hints of cooked corn, whips of grass and some perfume

T- flavor up front tastes pretty much like seltzer water, it's that bland. Some adjunct flavoring mid-palate, the finish has an odd metallic flavor with just a hint of toasted malt on the linger

M- watery thin body with low carbonation leads to a watery mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- this is one of the most watery beers I've ever had, it simply has no flavor. It's certainly a stretch to call this beer

Photo of chubenzino
2.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Works for beer pong (but that's about it)

Photo of Winston3737
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No words to describe this swill.

Photo of chaseparker9
1.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Good to shotgun and that's about it.

Photo of vikinggary28
2.5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It smells, looks like, tastes, and feels just like Coors Light, but at half the cost! If you are having dozens of people over for a summer party, why not? If anyone at the party complains about the beer, let them know there is more room in the ice chest and point them towards the nearest store. Great for beer pong. If someone slops it on the table, no one is going to cry. If the morning after a party you go around your home and find a bunch of open, half drank cans, it's no big loss. Flat keystone light makes great snail bait in the garden. SEE! , your friends are getting a slight buzz AND you're saving your tomatos from pests. Another plus is that aluminum cans are profitable right now at recycle stations in most states AND my dog loves beer. I'm not going to waste quality suds on the mutt, but keystone light? Drink up Fido!

Photo of CTJman
1.25/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

another watered down useless beer

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
1.49/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

it is worse than keystone ice and same thing, unless im playing beer pong im not drinking it.

Photo of americanbeer_guy96
1.34/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

tastes exactly like seltzer water

Photo of Forplay678
1.27/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Great party beer. Got me through college.

Photo of nw14122
4.25/5  rDev +137.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very Smooth. Great for all occasions.

Photo of KYGunner
2.15/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

In Monty Python 's Live at the Hollywood Bowl there's a joke about bad beer being like sex in a canoe.....it's Fu@$ing close to water. That joke came to mind as I drank this. There is a mild bubblegum, corn and hop bitterness as it finishes with a touch of metal but over all its just water. It drinks amazingly easy with little carbonation, like water. It's not overly offensive so I don't feel I can score it lower than a 2, it's just water and very little beer.

Photo of ksvikesrule
3.4/5  rDev +89.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not bad for a I have to drive somewhere beer. You can have a few of these and be more sober than when you started.

Photo of Joey-B
4.09/5  rDev +128.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Coors had originally been considered only a banquet beer. Wanting to get a lager share of the blue collar market they researched bringing a new beer on the market. It was there sole intent to garner that part of demographics.

However, they needed to consider two important factors. The first and most important was the financial aspect. What was it going to cost them to bring this product to market. Then a greater concern, was would the consumer like it? The problem was easily solved. The powers that be, asked what is our now most profitable brew? The answer was the “Silver Bullet,” better established as Coors Light.

There was no need for addition infrastructure. The equipment was in place and not running at full capacity. Rather than run silver cans down the line, just put some blue ones in.

Blind fold a Coors fan and offer hin a glass of Coors Light and a glass of Keystone. I will give you Las Vegas odds that they cannot distinguish the difference. There is none, only that keystone is more affordable. The best part is that you will save about 23%.

PS. Daughter worked for Coors Market Development about 20 years ago. Her insider info helped me pay off her college education.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Extremely light yellow, such as well hydrated urine.
S - Dusty rubbing alcohol.
T - Tastes like rubbing alcohol mixed with tonic water.
O - Baaaaad.
V - Really good value, stuff runs at like 12 bucks for a 30 pack.

Photo of rohunati
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I would rate this beer a negative number if I could. Enough said.

Photo of frinknasty
1.21/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

for when you absolutely must have alcohol, but have very little money.

Photo of Jimmythemarine
1/5  rDev -44.1%

I ended up with the last 2 beers in my 30 pack tasted light it had set out all night

Photo of Alestorm4069
3.81/5  rDev +112.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bought from the convenience store. Tastes just like coors light. good drinkability. thats all. average cheap light beer.

Photo of robinkimballbrand
4/5  rDev +123.5%

Easy drinking smooth, simple, light beer. I personally like Keystone light. Its very crisp and refreshing. Rating it on what it is, an american light beer, its one of the best you can get.

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Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company
46 out of 100 based on 1,784 ratings.