Keystone Light
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #160
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
46
Ranked #31,100
Avg:
1.84 | pDev: 41.3%
Ratings:
2,172
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 02:27 PM
Added:
Oct 25, 2001
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  547
SCORE
46
Awful
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Notes: Brewed since 1989, Keystone Light is a triple-filtered American-style light lager. Or as we like to say, it’s the smoothest of smooth. Keystone Light has a clean, crisp taste and smooth finish, making it the beer of choice for those who want to grab life by the ‘Stones. So, what are you waiting for? Stop reading and get grabbing. Looking for something bolder? Pick up Keystone Ice.
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2.57 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Monday at 02:27 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +90.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
by etodd13

You cannot beat a Keystone. I’m telling you if your looking to be complex this is not for you but for those who are looking for a beer to drink all day long at the beach and not gain 30 pounds this is it. It gets a bad rap for being “cheap horse piss” but seriously the flavor is better than most cheap light beers (the exception being Miller Lite which is probably equal), it drinks well and you can’t beat the price. And who doesn’t love the marketing genius that invented Keith Stone? I love good beer, I love craft beer and trying new things but when it’s hot and I know I’m going to down a pack or two I’ll always grab a stone.

Friday at 08:55 PM
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2.72/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from an undated 12oz can

On the pour a cloudy completely white head forms which recedes to 1cm relatively quickly then slows down and receded to a decent cap over a few minutes, it never goes headless. Carbonation is strong on a golden straw body. It tries to lace but the ring becomes saggy.

Aroma is essentially all cheap lager off flavor. Likely mistreated yeast, but it comes off as a bit tart. Behind that is a hint of malt and corn. Very light and no real hops to be picked up on.

Flavor is similar to the aroma however loses a lot but not all of the tartness. Behind that is a slight bitterness and a sweet corny maltiness. Overtime converts to a dry finish. Not the worst but pretty boring. It's light as it promised.

Feel is decent for the pricepoint. Smooth and almost creamy from the head with a decently long finish, and once you get over the smell a pretty good crispness. Once again very light.

Overall a decent but slightly flawed cheap ass beer. Pretty close to piss water with a hint of grain. For a light beer I'd say it's pretty good. It's been a long time since I've had coors light, and honestly I'd say this has more flavor.

Jun 14, 2022
 
1.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on May 03, 2022
 
1.47 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Apr 23, 2022
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2.91/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by CantDrinkEveryBeer from Virginia

I try not to be snobby when it comes to beer. Or rather, I try to meet beer on its own terms. Craft beers are trying for depth, complexity, and deliciousness. They hold themselves to an elevated standard - they're meant to be a great experience, not just a beverage.

Macro beer is different. Much like fast food is to fine dining, macro beer is designed to be cheap, plain, and inoffensive. Most macros, including this one, are just that. White bread and mineral flavors, no real head or hops profile, highly carbonated and refreshing cold. There are, of course, bad beers in the cheap category. Ones that fail to be boring, and are instead gross (Steel Reserve, for instance.) This brew, Keystone Light, serves its purpose; to be a casual beverage, much like tea or soda. A lot less sugar, so it's probably better for you than soda, actually, unless you're killing a case.

When I come home from a long day of work, and I don't feel like writing tasting notes or looking through the china cabinet for the right glass, I'll happily knock back a few cans of this, or maybe some Miller Lite, for a decent buzz and a deeper sleep. All things have a place in this universe, after all.

Apr 05, 2022
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5/5  rDev +171.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by joenagy

Low calorie and great taste and price. Cant beat this beer.

Apr 03, 2022
 
2.89 by Jwa11s on Mar 21, 2022
 
1.84 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
 
2 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jan 24, 2022
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1/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Pokey57 from Georgia

Terrible, why drink it?

Jan 04, 2022
 
3.01 by Stringfellowhawke47 from Virginia on Jan 03, 2022
 
1.25 by smcel371 from New York on Dec 31, 2021
 
1.15 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 20, 2021
 
2 by fastfoodburgers from Kentucky on Oct 13, 2021
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2.37/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Non offensive beer. Tastes like a watered down Coors lite. Would not buy again.

Aug 21, 2021
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1.63/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2
by Yung_Beethoven94 from California

What can I say, it’s watery, tastes like beer-flavored mineral water. Goes down real easy, especially on a hot summer day in Texas.
Would recommend as a quick refresher.
Taste is water with some minerals, a hint of corn, and not much else. Almost like watered down Coors light. Go figure haha.

Aug 17, 2021
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1/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by TerryMills from Tennessee

I drink alot of cheap beer with no complaints but this is probably the worst beer I've ever drank ..

Aug 13, 2021
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1.14/5  rDev -38%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by Madmike05 from Texas

Used to drink this beer in college only because a keg could be purchased at certain gas stations for $49.99……yeah. It made for a cost effective beer for Beer Pong.

Goes down like water, has that metallic like taste of Coors Light (Keystone is brewed by Coors). Sweet smelling, light golden in color. Always left me with a terrible headache in the morning.
Overall, its bottom of the barrel Coors Light.

I cant imagine why anyone would still be drinking this beer if they are out of High School or college.

Aug 02, 2021
 
1.25 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Jul 30, 2021
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2.62/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

12oz can (dated June 8 2019, I think) poured into 16oz tulip. The appearance was the expected very pale straw yellow of the style, with about 1/3 inch of white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was also as expected: sorta sweet, very soft grains, almost no noticeable hops.

Same on the tongue, just a bland, basic beeriness.

The body was the expected thin and watery that typifies the style, with a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was, again, as expected; fine as a quick lawnmower beer, and not much else.

Overall, we all know what this is. Nor surprises. for tickers only.

Jul 03, 2021
 
2.68 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on May 19, 2021
 
2.58 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on May 15, 2021
 
1.5 by Metalgod666 from Michigan on Apr 20, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +140.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NATTYFATTY from New York

KeyStone Light is made by Coors Brewing Company.

The packaging is pretty unique and vibrant. It's not expensive at all for a 15 pack but I highly recommend not getting the ice version as it'll give you a nasty hangover.

The alcohol is standard but the flavor is pretty good. It's very light, almost like water with a beer aftertaste. It doesn't really smell at all. It has a light scent but nothing that'll stink up the place.

Overall, I do recommend this beer for the price and insignificant taste and smell. They're easy to drink and good for the price.

Apr 07, 2021
 
3.33 by brent289 from Illinois on Feb 13, 2021
 
2.5 by GRhoads from Ohio on Feb 01, 2021
 
2.25 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Feb 01, 2021
 
1.48 by Hazey92 from New York on Dec 31, 2020
 
2.21 by Mulechops from Kentucky on Dec 13, 2020
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5/5  rDev +171.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by TheDirtyK from Michigan

Best beer money can buy. Absolutely cannot change my mind. Every time I crack a can I feel like I'm sitting on the summit of the tallest mountain in the Rockies.

Dec 10, 2020
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3.51/5  rDev +90.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Caldwan123 from Iowa

I have drank Keystone Light for years as my regular go to and it is average. The key factor over the many years is simply the volume I consume vs the price. the stuff is at least around here gets down to 10 bucks for a 30 pack compare that to many of the other domestic budget beers range from 13-17 for a 30 pack. If you are only drinking 1 can ever and not drinking an excessive amount on a daily basis I understand the current overall score of 45 but I got to say there is not much better of a beer for bonfires and drunk out door parties when your footin the bill on the tab.

Nov 24, 2020
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1.08/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nasty.
Nothing good to say about this one.

Nov 15, 2020
 
1.5 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2020
Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 46 out of 100 with 2172 ratings