Keystone Light - Coors Brewing Company

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Keystone LightKeystone Light

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1,809 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 1.79
pDev: 39.11%
Wants: 15
Gots: 288 | 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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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'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.

Photo of Assmacker
2.5/5  rDev +39.7%

Seems to taste better when sipped from their camo wrapped cans.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
1.25/5  rDev -30.2%

The best thing about this awful beer is its advertising. Keith Stone is a riot. Otherwise, forget it. It's not worth drinking.

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1.44/5  rDev -19.6%

Got a dirty thirty camo cans for deer camp. After a couple you develop a nasty taste in your mouth. Makes a mean hangover also. Cheap buzz tastes like shit

Photo of Dougology
1/5  rDev -44.1%

Kegs at college. I probably vomited often.

Photo of Broseph_Stalin
5/5  rDev +179.3%

The best bad beer you will ever drink.

Photo of JordanRichart
1/5  rDev -44.1%

Had this at a music festival because I ran out of beer. One of my friends had this and gave it to me. I didn't even taste anything.

Photo of InstantBeer
2/5  rDev +11.7%

I have tried most of the macros. It gets a 3 if i enjoy it enough that i will buy it again, and if it isn't Something i would buy it gets a two. This is kind of bad

Photo of McAfee85
1.4/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

A more watered down version of Keystone.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company
46 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.