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Keystone Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Keystone LightKeystone Light

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BA SCORE
46
awful

1,644 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 39.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 127 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
Photo of BedetheVenerable
2.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz aluminum can...none of the witty slogans/sayings on this can make me any more excited about drinking this

Appearance: Very light yellow, with a super soapy head that instantly fades to NOTHING but the faintest ring

Smell: VERY light corny sweetness, no real malt, and NO hop presence

Taste: Kind of fruity, with LIGHT corn sweetness, NO hops...just a tad sweet and adjuncty...

Mouthfeel: Ultra light

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: NOTHING here...it's got massive drinkability, but so does water...and this has about as much character...it's thirst quenching...and...thirst quenching...

BedetheVenerable, Jan 12, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
2.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz can with no freshness date.

Appearance: Soda fizzle type head with no retention. Perfect strip filtered clarity showing a extremely pale yellow colour.

Smell: Clean with a faint astringent husky grain and creamed corn aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Off slickness in the mouth with a dense crispness that seems too forced … added dextrins? Very little malt flavour at all, bitter bit from a flavourless hop and astringent grain show it has some beer quality but not much. Finishes dry with no after taste … almost like drinking nothing at all.

Notes: It is what it is, a cheap crappy light beer. For people that are so worried about the price of beer and think they need to drink light beer this is for them. Sadly what they spend on a six pack, which most down in less than an hour, they could buy one bottle of real ale from England and actually have some respect for beer. Or even a bomber of Euro lager with real hop flavour ...

Jason, Mar 20, 2003
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.12/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This probably doesn't really deserve a review, but I thought I'd do one anyhow. I've heard rumors it is essentially Coors Light and it tastes pretty much the same. Got some sitting at the back of the fridge so it's review time.

Appearance (2) - Re-review. in the can, updated and poured for appearance. Fluffy white two finger head that recedes like a mudslide. Pale hay colored appearance, transparent as water. Read your Kindle through it, Keystone doesn't mind!

Smell (1.5) - canned corn. mildewy grains. fried egg. tin. hint of lemon lime soda.

Taste/Flavor (1.5) - Pretty much awful but the drinkability saves it from completely tanking, so I'll give it that. I get musty corn, tin, cardboard, and a residual grainy sweetness on the finish. (Later, with peanut butter, it tastes like Olive juice. So weird.)

Mouthfeel/Drinkability (3.5) - "Always Smooth". The carbonation is wrapped in an easy drinking smoothness. Super watery, though. Can't say any more or less than that. Pound a few without regret.

Overall (2.12) - It may be the worst beer in my fridge but it's not the worst beer of all time. It gets a pretty bad rep but it has a few redeeming qualities. For a light beer it drinks smooth. It's not tasty, but I'll take that lack of taste over some of the over-hopped IPA "crafts" I've had.I think I bought this 12 pack of cans for around $8 if I remember right. If anything, the price is right. So you've got price and drink-ability as the positives, with pretty much everything else weighing it down. If Keystone Light is for you, rock it. But don't stop here. To do so would be a grave injustice.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Marty
1.7/5  rDev -5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

There is no point in pouring this beer into a glass before consumption. The reason being that the point of doing so would be to accentuate the aroma of the beer by giving it some head in the glass. This beer, however, neither smells nor tastes good. It has no hops, and it tastes like some slightly dirty water you might find in a puddle while hiking. My buddies might contend that it's "not that bad" compared to some of the other mass-produced shite that college kids drink. But if you're looking for a session beer, why waste your money on 30-'stones when you could go out and buy a case of Pabst??

Marty, Apr 05, 2003
Photo of davemarc87
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

davemarc87, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -2.2%

cam477, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev +11.7%

beerhunter13, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Turbo
2.5/5  rDev +39.7%

Turbo, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

tectactoe, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

tbryan5, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +151.4%

markallmon, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of RoninBirdman
1/5  rDev -44.1%

RoninBirdman, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
1.75/5  rDev -2.2%

DaftPatrick, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of chip26
1/5  rDev -44.1%

chip26, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of twi1609372
2.1/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not overly impressed with this beer, again as usual more taste than bud light but not great by any strech.not good but there is worse out there, smells and looks bad, tastes ok, maybe compareable to busch, try to avoid this if better beer is available

twi1609372, Aug 17, 2004
Photo of CaeserTits
2.75/5  rDev +53.6%

CaeserTits, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of ValpoExpo
2/5  rDev +11.7%

ValpoExpo, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Chadt2394
2.64/5  rDev +47.5%

Chadt2394, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of EsoxLucius
1.2/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

ugh, i poured it into a clear plastic cup at the party.

A: decent, foamed up nice, light straw, looked like it could be a beer.

S: metal shavings mixed with wet grain.

T: also metalic, mixed with sugar and wet grain.

M: fizzy, thin, and intrusive...

D: i'd honestly rather have water.

i got one swallow in... by comparison, BL Lime got two swallows to verify it was awful...

EsoxLucius, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of dgfool
2/5  rDev +11.7%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev +11.7%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of SAxDRC5
1.7/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: pale yellow, fizzy white head that doesn't last or leave lacing.

S: corn, sweet, a bit skunky

T: see "smell"

M: fizzy and light.

O: this beer is pretty much just water that happens to get you drunk. if I rated drinkability I would give it a 6 out of 5.

SAxDRC5, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of Doomcifer
1.25/5  rDev -30.2%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Billolick
1.5/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wow, this is crap. Piss yellow, white head, QUICKlY dissipates to NO HEAD, not even a bubble! No aroma (maybe a little corn), no taste,no malt,no hops. Obviously not much going on here, except a pure waste of decent water, aluminium etc etc. I truly would rather drink seltzer. Dont support Coors, dont buy this stuff. I took a can out of a cooler at a neighborhood picnic a few weeks back, just for beer research purposes....

Billolick, May 28, 2004
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Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company
46 out of 100 based on 1,644 ratings.