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Keystone Ice - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
44
awful

559 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 1.71
pDev: 38.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 30 | 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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Reviews by womencantsail:
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womencantsail

California

1.68/5  rDev -1.8%

Another Ice, I don't know why I keep doing this to myself.

A: The pour is like pretty much any other adjunct lager, clear light golden color with a white head that ends up being nothing more than a thin layer.

S: Cooked vegetables right away, I'm thinking string beans and asparagus. Some nice corn notes along with a mild graininess. A decent alcohol presence as well.

T: This beer is harsh. Abrasively alcoholic without much else (flavor-wise) to cover it up. Some hints of corn and perhaps some grain sweetness.

M: The body is light and the carbonation is very high.

D: Ice tends to be synonymous with "horrendous" in terms of beer and this can did nothing to change that.

10-22-2010 03:08:33 | More by womencantsail
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Foam

Pennsylvania

2.51/5  rDev +46.8%

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 .

02-09-2014 02:09:40 | More by Foam
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priwen

Arkansas

3.23/5  rDev +88.9%

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

07-17-2014 17:15:26 | More by priwen
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RoyalT

Ohio

1.7/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

02-14-2004 01:43:38 | More by RoyalT
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dditto2

Ohio

1.38/5  rDev -19.3%

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!

08-11-2010 22:18:14 | More by dditto2
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Jason

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev +17%

01-08-2013 16:49:38 | More by Jason
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tmoreau713

New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -41.5%

01-31-2013 20:44:41 | More by tmoreau713
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waprimrose

Texas

2/5  rDev +17%

06-14-2013 16:08:09 | More by waprimrose
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chadjulius

Washington

1.35/5  rDev -21.1%

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.

09-07-2010 20:56:28 | More by chadjulius
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Cavanaghty

Maine

1.25/5  rDev -26.9%

04-27-2012 00:01:47 | More by Cavanaghty
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Happy_Camper


1/5  rDev -41.5%

04-26-2012 17:14:14 | More by Happy_Camper
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magictrokini

California

1.2/5  rDev -29.8%

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.

12-05-2008 22:41:55 | More by magictrokini
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev +75.4%

08-16-2013 21:15:30 | More by dankjohn
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -41.5%

09-17-2012 21:21:11 | More by NilocRellim
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev +17%

01-06-2014 03:13:40 | More by tyleeis
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HoppySeb

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -26.9%

06-06-2014 16:04:53 | More by HoppySeb
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.7/5  rDev -0.6%

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 . . .

02-28-2010 01:36:51 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.38/5  rDev +39.2%

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.

08-12-2011 05:53:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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schoon

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev +46.2%

06-22-2013 15:51:06 | More by schoon
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Astrojack

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-03-2014 18:14:39 | More by Astrojack
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cmwilliq

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-23-2014 03:49:14 | More by cmwilliq
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LXIXME

New Mexico

1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-02-2014 17:43:01 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-30-2012 15:51:22 | More by acurtis
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CloudStrife

New York

1.93/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

07-21-2013 19:19:43 | More by CloudStrife
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RDW

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-19-2013 03:45:50 | More by RDW
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Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company
44 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.