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Keystone Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Keystone LightKeystone Light

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1,571 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,571
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 38.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 90 | 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)
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
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Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +42.5%

473 mL can from The Beer Store, served ice cold. This is the Canadian version, listed at an even 4.0%, probably brewed up the road somewhere in Toronto. It's also #9 in my 'cheap lagers of questionable quality' review extravaganza, a series that started off with humorous intent, but has become little more than a masochistic grind. I reviewed the regular Keystone about ~300 reviews ago, and it was pretty gross, and honestly I'm hoping this one is too watery to be truly unappealing.

Pours a pale straw yellow colour, highly effervescent, and topped with one finger of fizzy, pearl white-coloured head that quickly diminishes to a thin cap and collar. The aroma is vegetal, sweet and completely void of anything resembling hops or barley malt. It really is pretty awful, and even grading with the 'light lager' rubric, it's just too off-putting to give it a decent score here.

Fortunately the taste is more in line with what I expected - watery and bland, but drinkable and fairly tolerable. Much like the non-light version, this stuff tastes vegetal and corny, but due to the diluted nature it is not as annoyingly sweet. Slightly metallic finish, with no aftertaste. A bit of a wet cardboard vibe, too. Thin-bodied and watery, with appropriate carbonation levels for the style. Very easy to toss back, like water, and I suppose it's fairly smooth-drinking. Probably superior to Keystone, if only because the nasty flavour is countered with more water.

Final Grade: 2.55, a C-. Keystone Light is a totally forgettable light lager that I doubt I'll ever pick up again. That being said, if you are a strict light beer drinker, you might as well save some money and pick this up instead of Coors or Bud Light - flavourless swill is flavourless swill, so there's no reason to spend any more than necessary. Why Keystone Light and Busch Light aren't massively outselling their more expensive counterparts will always leave me befuddled. Ah well, a fool and his money and all that. Unfortunately, I'm the fool in this instance.

11-18-2012 14:09:57 | More by thehyperduck
More User Reviews:
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1.7/5  rDev -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??

04-05-2003 08:39:30 | More by Marty
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1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

03-20-2014 19:04:00 | More by davemarc87
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Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -2.2%

10-01-2013 20:38:09 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev +11.7%

04-19-2012 11:16:05 | More by beerhunter13
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2.5/5  rDev +39.7%

10-13-2013 23:59:15 | More by Turbo
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1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

06-09-2014 15:10:17 | More by tectactoe
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1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

01-05-2013 02:44:38 | More by tbryan5
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Rhode Island

1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

04-09-2014 18:08:16 | More by MikeC144
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4.5/5  rDev +151.4%

03-17-2012 00:45:58 | More by markallmon
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1/5  rDev -44.1%

10-15-2013 18:24:04 | More by RoninBirdman
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1.75/5  rDev -2.2%

07-01-2014 02:48:30 | More by DaftPatrick
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1/5  rDev -44.1%

07-10-2014 03:53:42 | More by chip26
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2.1/5  rDev +17.3%

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

08-17-2004 12:45:20 | More by twi1609372
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2.75/5  rDev +53.6%

03-26-2012 00:51:12 | More by CaeserTits
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2/5  rDev +11.7%

06-13-2013 21:30:21 | More by ValpoExpo
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.2/5  rDev -33%

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...

11-17-2010 21:36:29 | More by EsoxLucius
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2/5  rDev +11.7%

09-13-2013 06:21:19 | More by dgfool
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2/5  rDev +11.7%

11-25-2011 07:04:21 | More by TimoP
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1.7/5  rDev -5%

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.

08-08-2011 00:39:13 | More by SAxDRC5
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Rhode Island

1.25/5  rDev -30.2%

07-27-2014 19:59:35 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of Jason


2.08/5  rDev +16.2%

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 ...

03-20-2003 16:35:55 | More by Jason
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New York

1.5/5  rDev -16.2%

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....

05-28-2004 16:55:34 | More by Billolick
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New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -44.1%

01-31-2013 20:45:30 | More by tmoreau713
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3/5  rDev +67.6%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, light straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: grass and adjuncts

Taste: light sweet adjuncts, sugars, slight grass and hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, watery light bodied,sweet with a touch of bitterness

Overall: This one drinks like a non-alcohol beer with its sweetness. It is actually somewhat surprising that it is 4.2%. Not horrible for the style, but I would certainly choose lots of beers over this.

07-25-2011 18:27:15 | More by tigg924
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Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company
46 out of 100 based on 1,571 ratings.