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Keystone Lager - Molson Coors Canada

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Keystone LagerKeystone Lager

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BA SCORE
52
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 1.97
pDev: 32.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed according to the quality standards of Coors Brewing Company, Golden Colorado, U.S.A., Keystone Lager is the affordable beer that is always smooth from the beginning to the end.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2010)
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

1.28/5  rDev -35%

Another bland., boring beer. Pours a fizzy yellow colour with one fingers worth of head that you can visually see dissipate. Smells of corn syrup and wet paper. No hops whatsoever. Tastes like corn syrup and cardboard. Not much to speak of. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. A bit overcarbonated. Bland. boring, I'd sooner drink water than this beer.

04-10-2013 18:47:43 | More by slitherySOB
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Gringlemaster24


2/5  rDev +1.5%

07-22-2014 23:49:31 | More by Gringlemaster24
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.01/5  rDev +2%

Small white head quickly falls to a very thin lacing above a clear bright light straw golden colored beer.

Light aroma of light sour grain malts and light yeast.

Thin lager grain malts taste.

Light dry aftertaste without much taste on this light bodied beer.

Basic Keystone beer, Beerpong is a life saver for this beer.

10-03-2013 20:20:18 | More by LXIXME
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev +1.5%

10-26-2013 00:28:47 | More by MJ63
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev +9.1%

355ml can. Not a beer available in the USA, apparently, though I'm guessing it has much in common, if not everything, with Coors' Keystone Premium, re-brewed and re-packaged for us lucky beer drinkers in the frozen north.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of loosely foamy and fizzy off-white head, which leaves a surprising array of broken webbed lace around the glass as it evenly dissipates.

It smells of gritty cornbread, overcooked rice, stagnant ponds, sickly fruity yeast, and dead floral, weedy hops. The taste is rather sweet and husky corn grain, fruity phenols, musty, doughy yeast, and faint weedy, vegetal, and skunky hops.

The carbonation is a bit on the high side up front, but settles to a dim frothiness soon enough, the body light in weight, smooth by committee default, and weirdly creamy, in a fully aerosol sense. It finishes fairly sweet, the cheap graininess tempered more by a latent simple industrial alcohol essence, than any actual hop profile (which here, is actually a good thing).

Another example of drinkability (read: generally inoffensive and unchallenging) totally trumping flavour. Sure, it goes down easily enough, but with the palate-shift required, what's the freakin' point? Oh yeah, right...bitter beer hegemony, and all that.

12-10-2010 01:27:35 | More by biboergosum
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hyperty007


2.35/5  rDev +19.3%

Weird Weird beer.

To me I can't taste anything but apple juice with alcohol.

Pours nice out of the can, not much head, pale light yellow.

Goes down really smooth though.. Great house party beer. If you like apple juice

All in all for a budget beer you could do better, but also much much worse

03-05-2012 19:31:57 | More by hyperty007
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev +59.9%

Appearance: Pretty decent for this style. Straw yellow with some good foam. Kind of flat though, but the lacing is ok. Flatens out right away.

Smell: Dry, stale hops. Not too much sweetness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Dryness balanced with seltzer carbonation. A mild hops taste as well. This is not bad at all.

Drinkability: Nothing special to wanna drink, but it does the job.

Overall: I've been looking for this for years. It's basically been the Holy Grail in that sense. Easily the best Keystone.

05-17-2011 06:50:00 | More by tjsdomer2
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

03-12-2014 04:40:52 | More by jcubz
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avisong

Virginia

2/5  rDev +1.5%

04-13-2012 03:23:12 | More by avisong
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RandyFlameThrower

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

07-18-2014 09:46:34 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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JamLand

Hawaii

1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

05-08-2014 16:35:48 | More by JamLand
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

03-14-2013 20:44:23 | More by Segelstrom
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rogerthegill

Oregon

1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

04-09-2012 20:42:54 | More by rogerthegill
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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-30-2012 02:26:10 | More by Bighorn
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

02-19-2013 05:58:34 | More by ThinkAgain
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.13/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from the can into a rocks glass. From notes.

A sudsy bleach white hits and foams up, sticks around a little bit too. Straw gold body, fairly decent color too, looks like an ok lager with whipped up white head aside.

Nose does no bring happiness. Cooked and boiled veggies, sweet malts, lots of sticky gamey yeast senses. Its a rush of really off putting and strange aromas which are very overpowering. Incredibly off balance.

Taste gets a little better, but really not much. Lots of rank yeast, and boiled veggies. Strangely a bit of malt backbone, without a fizzy feel. Carbonation seems moderate and pleasurable for this style. Flavors though match the nose, with a good dose of mud. Not a real pleasurable combination of flavors.

In the end though its pretty awful and worth a pass.

09-28-2012 15:25:51 | More by smakawhat
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user785335

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

04-13-2014 19:39:04 | More by user785335
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -23.9%

07-20-2014 05:59:59 | More by CraigTravor
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rockidr4

Virginia

1.1/5  rDev -44.2%

This beer looks okay, which is a horrible, horrible trick. What it actually is, is disgusting. I assume that it is only brewed with the finest armpit sweat, as well as the freshest left over hops that were found in the garbage. It was clearly malted using only the highest quality anything that could be malted, and I mean anything. Most beers are skunky as a result of being left too warm for too long, this one is skunky from being brewed with fresh skunk. But then, if you're on this website, you're not going to buy Keystone are you? Which begs the question of why you're reading this review.

08-12-2014 19:53:53 | More by rockidr4
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tommy5

Michigan

2/5  rDev +1.5%

10-15-2013 21:21:27 | More by tommy5
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OnryAndMean

New York

1.5/5  rDev -23.9%

07-07-2014 13:00:11 | More by OnryAndMean
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Burtonfree77

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +14.2%

02-07-2014 17:51:26 | More by Burtonfree77
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +1.5%

03-08-2012 06:46:08 | More by dhep16
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warpedrevolution

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

04-18-2012 04:12:23 | More by warpedrevolution
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GratefulNole

Florida

1/5  rDev -49.2%

10-10-2012 18:58:30 | More by GratefulNole
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Keystone Lager from Molson Coors Canada
52 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.