Keystone Light | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,406
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
2,073
pDev:
40.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
518
Trade:
0
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Photo of NHBeerSnob
1.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very little flavor, basically no nose, light and watery. Well carbonated. Crisp. Unoffensive. Inexpensive. You can do worse, but not much.

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Photo of cp143phy
3.85/5  rDev +111.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mj24053
1.25/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

My friends brought this for themselves to a tailgate....seriously, just...awful. Splitting hairs as to how to differentiate which of these low enders are worse than others. Don't even bother trying. Awful

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Photo of BBaetz
1.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.4/5  rDev +86.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
2.57/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

24 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - almost translucent, barely yellow colored extremely clear like water. Minimal foam head and a smidge of glass lacing
Smell - basically just corn, corn syrup, yeast. Very sweet.
Taste - similar to Michelob Ultra, get that marshmellow flavor. It's certainly different than Coors Light...but not that much. It's still very light and carbonated with the corn flavor. Extremely sweet and no bitterness. Somewhat drinkable but medium-high carbonation.

Overall, this is 99 cents for a reason, its basically marshmellow flavored water that gives you a buzz. I can't drink much of this stuff, just not good enough. Grade is a C

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Photo of JohnDon
1.43/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
2.73/5  rDev +50%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of draegerjosh
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.68/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of maudettehornsby
1.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

I guess it goes down easily enough and it's so tasteless as to be inoffensive but also it is hell juice. Has one task and it does it well, sadly that task is just making the floors sticky at frat parties

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Photo of elglueckert
3/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of John-Richey
1.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.48/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DuffySnow
3.38/5  rDev +85.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good taste and feel. Smooth and goes down easy. Great to kick back a couple after working in the yard. Gives off a nice lace pattern each and every time.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
2.05/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of natzalot
1.06/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Mpacheco13
2.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of spartacat300
1.9/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of Futbolmanby
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DarrellFine
2.9/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks like your typical American light beer. Smell isn't all that great, some off putting aroma, almost "bitter" smelling that I can't quite figure, stale bread..... Taste is better, slightly sweet, more doughy uncooked bread notes (yeast(y)), think stale Hawaiian sweet rolls. Maybe both. It definitely isn't massive on flavor. Not completely offensive, but then again, I am seven stones in now. I don't see how anyone can compare this to Coors Light. It has a different mouthfeel and flavor profile, IMHO. Coors Light is a bit smoother without the pungent nose and has a cleaner taste, albeit more expensive. Just my opinion, not world class but completely unoffensive at less than 8 bucks for 15 brews (local Fl walmart). I could drink these all day. Not a bad job from Coors for a broke ass white boy.

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3/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fitzy01
1.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Cholla
3.75/5  rDev +106%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Slightly fuller mouthfeel than Coors Light. It’s a light beer that’s crushable and refreshing. You can get yourself a 30 pack have a fine day. Bbqs, after yard work. Whatever. Cheers.

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Photo of SB2017
1.12/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

We need to talk. Keystone Light has raised and helped answer more questions in me than I could have hoped to ask before sitting down for this tasting. Specifically, how I can corral and hone my reviewing skills and criteria. First, let's discuss my actual review of each element of the beer above: what exactly am I looking for in how a beer looks? Sure, I can dismiss the green-tinted and crystal clear piss color of this beer as a minor defect in its presentation; I can be pleased by the lasting, champagne-like bubbles moving up the glass; I can ignore the lack of discernible head. But what do I accomplish here by dropping the visual value of this beer down to a 1.25? What truly warrants such an awful review? This is obviously a difficult question to consider, as it brings to the surface a whole host of other complications in taste and the subjective search for quality. I will make no illusion of remaining objective here, though the closest I will get is that I truly believe this beer deserves such a heinous rating not because it does much wrong, but because it patently fails to get anything right. Keystone Light could have swept over its visual failures if it had compensated in any other element, whether graphic design, smell, taste, or adequate carbonation. Any improvement in these areas could have limited such a biting critique of the others, as the overall experience would be elevated to a point where the whole experience is not looked back upon as if it were some twisted animal dead, though still bleeding, on the highway. And make no mistake in believing what may be assumed from these initial comments: this beer is no blank slate. This is no Natural Light or Heinekin Light. Instead of limiting the flavor and odor of the beer to make it more drinkable, the brewers here decided to blatantly insult the drinker by filling it with a revolting tone of spoiled onion and dog food. The smell is almost more offensive, as if hot garbage had been added to the grain. Why anyone would voluntarily purchase this beer while the price point would also allow for a 30 rack of Hamm's, Grain Belt, or Schlitz is beyond me. Only the most vulgar and degenerate of frat bros will enjoy smashing a couple Keystone Lights. Avoid this beer like the plague. I feel the poison creeping in already.

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Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 1.82 out of 5 with 2,073 ratings