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Keystone Lager - Molson Coors Canada

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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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Photo of Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +77.7%

06-10-2014 00:15:59 | More by Pmicdee
Photo of pieman25

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +65%

I was out returning empties, and got $2
back from deposit, I figured I could afford one of these tallboys, and here I sit pouring it into my pint glass.

Appearance - A pale golden/yellow colour, with a fizzy white head that stuck around for about half a minute.

Smell - not too much here, a bit of grassiness, some grains, that was about it.

Taste - Again, not too much, I had some grain flavours, following into a really weird flavour I've been noticing in such similar beers as Budweiser and Steeler, I imagine it comes from the rice or perhaps another adjunct. No hops that I could detect, but they could be there.

Mouthfeel: Rather light - not quite watery though, with some decent level of carbonation for the style.

Overall Impressions: This is an adjunct lager, furthermore a budget one. The average person who would pick this up and buy it regularly is not the average person on this website. I've been finding that some of these lagers have a funny flavour to them that I just can't stand. I imagine this flavour is due to the adjuncts in them. This beer had that flavour, it had more of it than budweiser, but certainly less of it than steeler. In all, the beer isn't bad for the style - pale, watery, adjunct-y and generally bland and inoffensive, and I think for the most part it has acheived those goals other than that odd off flavour.

07-09-2011 02:08:41 | More by pieman25
Photo of tjsdomer2


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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3/5  rDev +52.3%

01-06-2012 03:00:28 | More by Stoffel
Photo of DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +52.3%

06-16-2014 01:02:28 | More by DarrenBrule
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +52.3%

12-02-2011 21:36:16 | More by papawu76
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3/5  rDev +52.3%

04-14-2014 00:31:46 | More by chicagoish
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3/5  rDev +52.3%

11-25-2011 03:28:25 | More by chapcat
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +52.3%

11-29-2011 16:46:02 | More by Burt
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +52.3%

11-23-2011 00:40:03 | More by RoryOMoore
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3/5  rDev +52.3%

12-23-2012 16:23:24 | More by Lukass
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +52.3%

02-17-2014 16:40:48 | More by Fader
Photo of ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +46.2%

appearance: yellow. clear. normal carb. small one inch head. didnt last but it was there for long enough to be mentioned..zero lacing.
smell: clean. slight clue of corn. clean, not much to be said. very simple.
taste: clean. almost too clean. a basic staple. nothing past a simple beer.
wish there was more i could say, but it reminds me of how a "party beer" should be.
nothing too amazing, but then again, why fix what isnt broken.
mouthfeel: clean. bubbley. hardly any sharpness or dryness to this.
finish is basically the same as it starts. good session brew. goes down easy.
overall: if iam looking for something i can drink alot of, this might be a good choice
its damn cheap, and not as weak flavoured as some others similar adjuncts (pbr is comparable but slightly more malty)..id drink this at a house party because people are less likley to ask for freebies if they think it's swill. which it definatly isnt..its not interesting. but its refreshing, and somewhat crisp. not filling. which is great for having numerous. if you want the meat and potatoes look elsewhere.. but if its simple drinkable afforable beer with basic qualities. you could do so much worse.

01-11-2013 21:10:31 | More by ghisty
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +39.6%

02-01-2012 01:35:32 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of hdf561


2.74/5  rDev +39.1%

My friend at the Coors brewery in VA sent me a case of this so I gave it a shot.

It does not smell good, but actually tastes surprisingly ok, I was expecting a horrid taste and mouth feel and this beer was the usual carbonated, smooth taste. Very light, and nothing complex, in fact this beer makes Coors Light seem complex.

This beer will get you drunk, and you can drink it all day for cheap, would drink again especially if free.

02-11-2014 22:58:10 | More by hdf561
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Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev +32%

I did not know this beer existed until about 30 minutes ago. My cousin came over, handed me a beer. Pours a clear straw-yellow colour with almost zero head. Smells grainy and of mild vegetables. No real hops or bitterness at all. Flavour is very mild, a little bit sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. I could see the appeal in drinking a dozen of these in a night in that it is relatively inoffensive and is smooth.

04-30-2011 20:11:20 | More by kwjd
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Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +29.4%

A very plain-Jane beer. Unremarkable beyond the little bit of sparkle you get from the carbonation.

Pours a moderate soapy white head over a pale golden yellow brew. The head dissipates very quickly and leaves absolutely nothing. Smell is corn and a whiff of lemon tartness, light malts. Mouthfeel is thin and insubstantial with some bite from the carbonation. Slightly metallic, some corn to taste, but really quite watery and flavourless.

Unoffensive, unmemorable. The kind of thing you could probably pound back a zillion of on a hot summer day and not be seriously punished for it. Meh.

12-01-2012 18:45:58 | More by TerryW
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

03-12-2014 04:40:52 | More by jcubz
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-29-2012 14:35:44 | More by LarryMyers
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

01-17-2013 07:28:27 | More by spycow
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-19-2012 22:42:20 | More by RespetoCerveza101
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-12-2012 03:34:04 | More by yooper920
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New York

2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

A - Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with 2 fingers creamy white head that dissipates to nothing, not even a ring around the glass in mere seconds almost as if it were a soda. So many tiny carbonation bubbles rising in this beer that it almost loses its clarity.

S - Corn, lots of corn with very very very subtle hints of some malts. Odd bread-y smell that may come from corn flakes, rice, or just the yeast. Can't really describe it other than "smells like keystone"

T - Same corn taste as the smell implies. Slightly fruity as well, not sure if that is from hops or yeast, but there's a sweet cherry-like flavor that comes up for a bit before being overtaken by the corn and booze.

M - Thin body, I don't think you can get much thinner. Finish is slightly drying, slightly bitter with hints of booze, corn, and that same cherry flavor.

O - Not as bad as I anticipated. It almost tastes like a slightly old craft Pilsner. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't drink this regularly, mainly from the initial booziness mixed with corn, but after that cringe-worthy initial shock to the taste, it grows on you.

10-19-2011 23:20:43 | More by GarrettMD
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New York

2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

06-24-2014 02:55:11 | More by Phigg1102
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2.5/5  rDev +26.9%

10-05-2013 04:57:01 | More by KJ2013
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Keystone Lager from Molson Coors Canada
52 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.