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Keystone Ice - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
44
awful

596 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 MikeDre
1/5  rDev -40.8%

MikeDre, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev +77.5%

joefigg, Nov 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev +18.3%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of codynevels
1/5  rDev -40.8%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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2/5  rDev +18.3%

modernartblues, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bmur112
2/5  rDev +18.3%

bmur112, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
2/5  rDev +18.3%

Mebuzzard, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of fmccormi
2/5  rDev +18.3%

fmccormi, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CowsCanBark
1.23/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bought this from the Frontier Saloon in Folsom, PA; 24 oz can for $1.50, figured why not? Apparently, according to the can, it was specially designed on the inside, yeah right...

I poured this into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a clear, piss-colored yellow (this really is the most accurate description of the color). A two finger head that quickly dissipates into soapy suds. Boo

Smell: Smelled of corn and metal. That's it, really. Pretty horrible.

Taste: A bit better than the smell, but not by much. A strong taste of corn, followed by a metallic aftertaste. The alcohol taste is pretty well hidden, though.

Mouthfeel: Watery, but it leaves a sticky kind of residue. Weird, and not in a good way.

Overall: A terrible beer of this style, but if you're looking to get smashed, it's an ok option. I almost poured mine down the drain, but felt the alcohol coming on, and decided to finish it based solely on that.

CowsCanBark, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of TippySelenoid
1.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass.

It's yellow and fizzy.

It smells like corn and metal.

It tastes like sweet adjuncts and metal. Ick!

It's very thin and watery.

I drank this beer because I'm a sucker for cheap beer and it was offered to me by a friend. I'm too polite to be such a snob that I turn someone away because their tastes are not as "refined" as mine. I didn't enjoy it, but it's not the worst thing I've ever drank.

TippySelenoid, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of Jerone
1.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Straw to amber color with lots of bubbles and a thin fading head.

S - Corn and a slight metallic smell that is displeasing.

T - Smooth but with a bit of metal funk and some corn. Not horrendous but not enjoyable.

M - lots of bubbles, light body.

O - No, I don't want another, but if it's there and you want to get drunk then it will do the job.

Jerone, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of mjurney
1.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance:
Pale straw color, clear. Lots of bubbles. Thin head that disappear really quick.

Aroma:
Sweet grains, some corn. A little bitterness.

Taste:
Sweet up front with a foul bitterness in the finish. Sweet corn. Hint of bananas(?!?). Weird metallic taste towards the end. Body is thin. Very sharp carbonation.

Finish:
Harsh. Foul metallic aftertaste.

Overall:
Not a good beer.

mjurney, Sep 12, 2011
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 barrenbane
3.3/5  rDev +95.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: typical American adjunct lager. Loads of bubbles travel up to the top of the glass. Virtually no head.

S: not too offensive, especially compared to other ice beers. There is a slight sweetness from the higher alcohol content and subtle hints of corn.

T: very smooth, almost dangerously smooth. The sweetness takes the front seat, due to the higher alcohol content. Similar to the odor, there is some corniness.

M: heavily carbonated and quite watery. Not too impressed.

Although this beer gets a lot of hate, it's better than other ice lagers on the market. The appearance is nothing special, but the flavor is far less offensive than other ice lagers. If you're strapped for cash and want something smooth, this brew is a decent buy.

barrenbane, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
2.73/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a can marked Oct1011-BO8060639. The pour is yellow with no head and busy carbonation. The aroma is more subtle than many Ice beers with a crispy hoppiness sneaking up on the nose but little in the way of malts. Plenty of corn and adjuncts. The body is thin. The taste is a tad mellower than I expected but otherwise it is mainly corn, metal, and a weak hop factor. It's a macro ice beer...what do you expect? Better than some though.

puboflyons, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of LaymanReviews
2.15/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I only drink this when one of my friend's friend's friend ends up bringing it to a party. This beer is really only good for beer pong. Tastes pretty bad when it gets warm, but your drinking it to get drunk not to enjoy. If this was left over after a party, I'd make them disappear, but I would never use my hard earned cash for this brew.

LaymanReviews, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of beerandcycling88
2.38/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This used to be a staple for me during my first 3 years at central. Having some I found in my friends fridge.
This beer is cheap but it lacks taste and what it has is a very inoffensive corn/rice taste. So to sum it up it goes down easy and gets you drunk as long as you have no expectations.

beerandcycling88, May 15, 2011
Photo of pm5k00
3.45/5  rDev +104.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

for what it is, a cheap relatively high abv macro lager, its not bad. i like that there is almost no smell, weak taste of malt, and clean finish. this is my beer of choice for floating the river. good for a hot (95+ ) day.

Now if i was comparing this to a good quality craft beer id probably give it a D-.

pm5k00, May 13, 2011
Photo of GreenJetta912
1.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a frozen mug to reach optimal temp. Large white head dissipates like soda.

Smells of a typical adjuct beer with a very hint of cascade hops but it's barley there.

There not much taste in the middle. Malty sweet with a enough hops to barley know they put them in. You could chug the hell out of this however. Good beer to get drunk off of fast without having to tast much. I do prefer this over a Bud I must say. Plenty of carbonation here.

The finish leaves a mouthfeel that coats your mouth and makes you want to spit a lot. Over all I'm not impressed but somebody left it in my fridge and I wouldn't let one go to waste.

GreenJetta912, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of buschbeer
2.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can
Served in a pint glass

A - It poured straw yellow with an inch of white head.

S - The aroma is alcohol, grain, and grass.

T - Not good. The alcohol comes through with the typical sweetness of an adjunct lager.

M - Watery with some carbonation bite.

O - I stopped at a gas station and looked for the highest ABV. Not a lot of options.

buschbeer, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of ElCommodoro
2.2/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Dude, brah. You gotta try this beer, yo. It's the best thing since backwards neon baseball caps. Wait a minute, no it's not. I almost forgot that I'm a reasonable human being.

OK, seriously. Its head disappeared within a couple seconds of pouring. Never seen that happen before. It poured a clear bright yellow. I thought it smelled strongly of green apples. The mouthfeel is that of high carbonation. It tastes like bread, essentially. I was surprised to find that it tasted more of bread than corn or of alcohol. The aftertaste is almost the same as the aftertaste after you've eaten a slice of an 89 cent loaf of "wheat" bread. So, for the price, it's ALMOST worth it. One problem: it gives me terrible heartburn before I've ever finished the can! Never experienced that with any other beer before. I've had problems with heartburn before, but never before finishing a single can of beer. Not sure what's in this stuff that causes such a problem, but for me that makes it not worth paying ANY money for. A good alternative: Big Flats 1901. It has more flavour, doesn't feel weird in your throat or stomach, and is CHEAPER! Yes, I said cheaper. Hard to beat that logic.

ElCommodoro, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Obtained a small four ounce pour from my father who was downing them and then crushing them on his head.
Pours a very light straw yellow color with a thick white head and no lacing. Smells of sweet corn and maybe rice. Tastes very light with no bitterness and a lot of corn. Mouthfeel is thin and watery and has a very heavy carbonation. Overall, pretty nasty.

TheKingofWichita, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of Tundruth
2.23/5  rDev +32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance is golden yellow when poured out with a thin looking layer of white foam that dissipates very quickly.

Smells like corn, and not much else other than a faint chemical sort of a smell.

Taste follows the nose, corny sweetness and a water-down yet harsh forwardness of astringentcy in the flavor. Not very good at all.

The mouthfeel of this beer is like most any cheap, bad light adjunct lager: light and heavy on the carbonation; like soda water.

I do fine this pretty easy to tolerate drinking, but the nasty astringent flavors in there lead me to believe drinking too many of these would be quite regrettable later on.

Tundruth, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of ELN
1.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I will admit ice beer sucks and is the lowest/scummiest form of beer possible, at least in America where they make this stuff to increase .5-1% more alcohol. Anyway, I buy a brand of this every 6 months because it's the cheapest $4.68 for a six pack of 16 oz'ers.

sering type: can. the only way it comes I think? cheap beer should be canned and cheap beer is awesome!
appearance: i always drink from can, sorrys.
smell: yucky adjunct, man made and radioactive. ;)
taste: not right.
mouthfeel: carbonation that fades away into bubbles that linger.
drinkability: pretty good. Never drank a sixer of this which could be toxic and very hangoverable but cheap beer is always drinkable for me it seems like. if I was sad I'd seek out a bunch of cheap beer over six packs of craft brews any day. If craft brews were free though it would be craft brews. RICH PEOPLE'S MONEY!

p.s. they've updated the can since the profile pic here was taken. now it's upside down to conceal your shame that others will see the swill you're intaking. cheers.

ELN, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
1.68/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

womencantsail, Oct 22, 2010
Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company
44 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.