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Keystone Ice - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
44
awful

596 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 1.69
pDev: 38.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002)
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Photo of Foam
2.51/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Here in Pittsburgh, PA. where I live, Keystone Ice/ass is one of the cheapest econo-swills one can buy . I picked up a 30-pack for $13.99 at a distributor .
It has that scary industrial grainy chemical taste to it.
A friend of mine says it reminds him of "lucky charms milk" .
A few will take the edge off a bad day or that too much coffee kind of anxiety but you don't want to have any more after that . This is I dare say "lawnmower beer" for when you just want something cold effervescent and alcohol-y .
There are worse cheap swills/malt liquors to be had so, this is NOT the worst cheapy swill out there but it is as I say , very industrial and a bit harsh after 2 or 3 and i've noticed the hangover can be pretty gruesome if you pound a bunch of it .

Foam, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of priwen
3.23/5  rDev +91.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Light gold. A little darker than other beers of this style. White head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Grains with some sourness. Nothing offensive.

Taste: Corn and some sweetness. Maybe just a slight touch of hops.

Mouthfeel: Light, but not too watery. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall: An enjoyable beer for a hot day. Nothing to write home about, but nothing that makes it worthy of a drain pour. If you like this style of beer, then I think it's worth a look.

16 oz can
Best by: Sep 29 14
Served in a Pint Glass

priwen, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
1.7/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Light yellow in color with a bit of carbonation and a yo-yo head.

Smell – This has a sharp, alcohol-soaked ricey grain aroma that would gag a maggot.

Taste – This was about as bad as I thought it would be. There’s very little taste here to be found except the vodkaesque sting of raw booze. The grain from the nose, as bad as it was, is actually missed at the taste.

Mouthfeel – The cheap, fizzy carbonation and sharp boozy notes made this one hard to hold in the cheeks for anything longer than a second or two. I enjoy swilling extra strength Listerine more than I did this.

Sinkability – I was going to dump this in the sink except I was concerned about causing a major environmental catastrophe, so I took it to the local sanitary land fill where they charged me extra to dispose of it professionally. I think it’s buried about three or four feet deeper than the radioactive cones from a destroyed nuclear site.

RoyalT, Feb 14, 2004
Photo of dditto2
1.38/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yellow, small head dissipates quickly. Not much carbonation.
Smells very cheap, grainy, stale.
Unpleasent tasing, watery.
Feels like its flat.
Hard to drink beer. Very cheap and somewhat strong. Im having a very hard time drinking this beer. Avoid definately!

dditto2, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of Jason
2/5  rDev +18.3%

Jason, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of tmoreau713
1/5  rDev -40.8%

tmoreau713, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of waprimrose
2/5  rDev +18.3%

waprimrose, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of chadjulius
1.35/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I must admit I have never seen Keystone Ice poured into a glass; I've only had it from the can. But from the taste and similar beers, I'm going to guess it does not look very impressive. But I don't care about that. I care about the taste and wow was Keystone Ice repulsive. I struggled to get one 16 oz can down.

The taste is watered down and flat, and to make matters worse, the aftertaste and "mouthfeel" are bitter. I don't trust ice beer at all.

Keystone Ice just really doesn't get along with my palette, I guess. It is a beer I will never buy again. If its free and the only option, then I'll definitely be the D.D. for the night.

chadjulius, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of Cavanaghty
1.25/5  rDev -26%

Cavanaghty, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -40.8%

Happy_Camper, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of magictrokini
1.2/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a little more gold than yellow, as if someone ate a lot of carrots before they peed in the can. Aroma is extra-sugary corn syrup. Weird. The taste is beyond bad; tons of grain and metal with a heaping of sugar. The beer does have more heft to it than its cousins, and that is not a good thing. You will get drunk quickly on this stuff, though. And sick just as fast of drinking it.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev +77.5%

dankjohn, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -40.8%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
2/5  rDev +18.3%

tyleeis, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
1.25/5  rDev -26%

HoppySeb, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.7/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pale yellow whiz in a can. No head, no lacing. Smell is like after your buddy spills Coors in your ride, and it cooks in there for a weekend.

Taste, since it doesn't taste like much, it isn't as bad as the "bad" appearance and aroma. Mouthfeel doesn't leave anything. Bad aftertaste I guess of cornmeal. Drinkability rates high, hey, its cheap, and since its like alcohol water, its relatively easy to drink, but why you would want to . . .

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.38/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased at a Circle K in the Ville aka Steubenville, OH price check if anybody cares a dollar 69. Not much more booze than your typical malt lager but this is an iced version of Keystone. Appears in the most non descript form of a yellow fizzy lager, plop plop fizzes rise from the bottom of the glass. White head dwindles pretty rapidly even while your pouring the beer the head races to meet the body, wtf I guess a true college beer drinker knows how to pour a beer without any or much head. More beer right? Aroma has a pure cooked corn/cereal grain aroma...faint muddled herbal quality not quite hops. Flavor wise a pretty srong cereal grain infusion of rice/malts/corn with a bitter unpleasant offbeat singing through the melody of unconditioned and off put flavors. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a rough heavy carbonation filling my senses this is tough sipping beer from a tallboy can. Overall I drank most of this not sure the portion that I didn't get down but I've seen much worse but this isn't aiming it's sights very high. A really mediocre brew that is put out there with extremly low expectations.

WVbeergeek, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of schoon
2.5/5  rDev +47.9%

schoon, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Astrojack
1.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Astrojack, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of cmwilliq
1.5/5  rDev -11.2%

cmwilliq, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
1.5/5  rDev -11.2%

LXIXME, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
1.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

24 oz can poured into a goblet. Oct 28, 13 on the bottom.

A: Pours a clear light golden amber with minimal head that is very quick to dissipate. Not much visible carbonation.

S: Overly sweet malt dominates the aroma. Not very enjoyable.

T: Drink these puppies cold as the flavor goes downhill once it starts warming up. As with the aroma this is a pretty sweet beer, reminiscent of an apple cider with no apples. Pale malts are present as well.

M: Light body with decent carbonation. Mostly clean finish, higher abv is hidden fairly well.

Overall this was the old standby for the college beer fridge and is just a beer you buy when you want to get drunk.

CloudStrife, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of RDW
1.5/5  rDev -11.2%

RDW, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of SirHopsHoppington
1/5  rDev -40.8%

SirHopsHoppington, Oct 05, 2014
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Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company
44 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.