Keystone Light
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #263
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
45
Ranked #50,693
Avg:
1.74 | pDev: 43.1%
Reviews:
540
Ratings:
2,148
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  24
Gots
  542
SCORE
45
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.
Reviews: 540 | Ratings: 2,148 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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NATTYFATTY from New York

4.42/5  rDev +154%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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TheDirtyK from Michigan

5/5  rDev +187.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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Caldwan123 from Iowa

3.31/5  rDev +90.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Zoseph from Missouri

1.03/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I cannot drink this beer. Possibly the most Raid and metallic bite I've ever tasted in a beer. You cannot chill this beer enough to make it drinkable.

Sep 17, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.32/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Upon poring this beer I was excited because it had a nice gold/yellow color to it, similar to a good pilsner, with some interesting carbonation. Straight up this beer smells like rotting hay & ammonia mixed together into a tub of corn syrup & horse piss. The taste certainly follows the nose, heavy on the corn syrup. I'm beginning to think, maybe I am just drinking piss?

Aug 19, 2020
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Foyle from North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from 24 oz can into pilsner glass. Pours a 2" frothy white head that drops quickly with mild lacing. Color is clear pale straw, abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma of toasted grains and yeast bread. Mouthfeel is light and fairly crisp. Flavor is mild bit of grainy malt, cracker, sourdough bread, not much hops detectable. Overall: it is ok for the price range. Not one I would buy again.

Jul 01, 2020
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JoKo from Connecticut

3.44/5  rDev +97.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Crystal clear, straw yellow, moderate amount of carbonation with inch thick white head that dissipated quickly. The nose is grainy, nothing else going on. The beer has a grainy cereal flavor to it, very dry and crisp, nothing offensive. Overall, refreshing and something that I would definitely reach for after a hot day in the sun.

Jun 21, 2020
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BenCrayne04021997

1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Day 6 of Coronavirus quarantine, I pissed in a beer bottle not out of necessity, but for sport. Out of curiosity, I sipped it to see if maybe I would be into it. Wouldn't you know, it tasted exactly like Keystone Light

Mar 27, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.3/5  rDev +89.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pouring a light corn yellow, this beer has very fine champagne-like bubbles streaming up to the white lacing. Overwhelming white fine-bubbled head even from a tilted pour from out of a 24 Fl oz Can in a pint glass. Serving temp 39ºF.

The smell is a light cereal adjunct with slight carbonation, mild bready notes.

Front tasting notes include sweetness from the malt, a bit of corn, and a finish of adjunct and nearly no hops or intense malt character. Yeast notes are muted providing a smooth flavor, with a light-bodied mouthfeel.

This is easy drinking. Branding aside this beer has a bit of character and is good for outdoor activities, a non-thinker. Tough, slightly less flavorful than a few other light adjunct lagers.

Mar 23, 2020
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Beer_Man345

5/5  rDev +187.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer you can buy! The price speaks for itself. You can’t ask for much more. Props to Keystone for creating this delicious beverage.

Mar 19, 2020
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bankboy66 from New Jersey

2.34/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There is Definitely some weirdness with the Smell and taste. Kind of metallic. It a not the worst thing but certainly not anything I’ll be going for in the future.

Mar 14, 2020
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Wetdryvac

1.66/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Beer flavored water someone waved cleaning solution over? This is pretty bad. Only thing going for it is the smell, which at least gets as far as, "Hey, I think it might be beer."

Jan 31, 2020
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BM102216 from Georgia

2.95/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a Lake Beer. Not a lawnmower beer, not a beach beer, not a pool beer. This is for long days on the lake when every time you put the can to your mouth you aren't consuming less than 6 oz of beer. It just feels like those long days where you simply can seem to drink endlessly on the lake.

Dec 28, 2019
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DamnBecker

2.72/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Crisp and well carbonated beer with a mediocre taste- goes down easy and refreshing when drinking extra quick (Slightly better than Michaloeb very light and half the price)

Dec 17, 2019
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

2.33/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Started having these when it first came out! it was awesome back then (age 21), so we drank tons of it. Even up to the late 90's it was pretty good after a hot night in a beach kitchen. Then it became dumpster dive/couch scrounge jam house beer, and not as good as Coors light. I wouldn't take one nowadays

Oct 29, 2019
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JohnnyLaw from Wisconsin

2/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For a "budget" light beer it's pretty good for it's class --> budget, light and cheap. Not much taste with mild after taste - a good cheap hot weather beer or beer for quick buzz.

Jul 27, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

2.91/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(24 oz can, OCT0719; purchased cold... poured into 28 oz mug)

L: extra-pale, drained yellow-colored, polished-clear liquid; tall head on pour, rocky, but rapidly collapses

S: dull melon note at first, with a hint of corn-y delicately-kilned grain; faint shade of corn syrup... soon after, takes on sweetened corn meal aroma

T: toasty corn meal hit up front, brief swell of white barley, but then that first finish is a burst of newspaper-y, extra-dry, grassy void, luckily disappearing, leaving only a minuscule bland hard-candy note with a bed-linen fibrous coloring and rubbery highlight... with the palate drenched in 'Stone, a bland water-cracker flavor is all that pervades; a little bitterness bites, but I suspect it's mostly carbonic; little alcohol presence

F: fairly light, delicately bouncy texture; deceptively gassy

O: this beer can only have been destined for a 30 pack... I prefer Coors Light to this - is that good or bad?... rather unmemorable (1415)

Jul 21, 2019
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Alyssa101 from Illinois

1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Keystone light is utterly, downright DISGUSTING. Whoever brews this heinous beer owes me back my money because you single-handedly ruined my birthday. There I am birthday chalice in hand, enjoying a light mixed vodka drink and someone asks, "Alyssa, game of boom?" im like, "yeah" and I go the whole game without getting stacked because i'm unreal, until i'm not. I get stacked and I drink this WARM, venomous liquid and this is when my night went from great to idk. I spent THREE hours over the toliet, thanks keystone light.

Jul 09, 2019
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nealtor57 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +152.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've tried Coors and Coors Light... OK but not really worth all the hype. My brother introduced me to Keystone Light. I liked it and started buying it. It was a few years later when I read the can and found out that it was made by Coors.

Bottom Line?... I like what I like. I DON'T like most of the beers that most people rave about. I simply like Keystone Light.

May 23, 2019
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SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

3.2/5  rDev +83.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am going to put this exactly how it should be. This brew is an extremely average macro. There is nothing great about it but, in the same sense there is nothing bad. I would consider keystone lite as the “little brother” to miller lite with a similar lite taste with just a little less to it. Now, with it being really average the thing that makes this a must buy is that it is one of the cheapest beers a person can purchase. Keystone lite is great for college and it never disappoints. It will never surprise you or knock your socks off. It is just extremely cheap and consistent. Definitely top 2 or 3 cheap macros out there when you configure price and consistency in there!

May 19, 2019
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Brandon333 from Florida

5/5  rDev +187.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Keystone Light Beer has a perfect beer aroma and taste. Beautiful golden color. Not bitter from too many hops, no moldy lager smell, yet a crisp clean flavor that you can drink and drink and drink. Thank you to the maker.

May 11, 2019
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Jerrypbubba from California

3.24/5  rDev +86.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

My two favorite beers are Murphys Stout, and Guinness Stout, having said that, this is a great light beer when taste is of no importance. I haven't had it years, but it is actually better than the Stella Artois I drank this weekend. For the price , it is impressive, it isn't offensive, and goes down like water with a nice happy buzz.

May 07, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

1.24/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

L: Pale straw yellow one finger head with minimal lacing.

S: Almost no smell but what there is isn't tasty.

T: Grain water.

F: Thin but carbonated.

O: Drain pour. Have never like this sober or even with a few drinks in me.

May 02, 2019
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.89/5  rDev +181%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A light Beer that surprisingly tastes like a full Beer.
The look is run of the mill. Typical light, clear pale color. The presentation and layout of the can is not so great but still nice for a economic beer. Talking about the smell, or a lack there of. Not a whole lot in terms of aroma. The nose is very subtle consisting of lightly sweet white bread. Moving on to taste. Surprisingly, this beer has a pretty decent flavor. Big yeast and white bread at the top. The middle builds up to pale malt character with a hint of hops. The finish is very clean with the addition of a toasted note. The adjuct is well hidden. If you drink coors, you can definitely tell this beer is the affordable little brother. The feel is one of the high points of this beer. Medium body, Not watery like i was expecting. Carbonation is high. Overall good beerto have with a meal. Pretty good!

Apr 09, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Take a traditional light beer, cut it in half with water, and this beer is what you'll get.
Pours as light a color that it almost does not resemble beer. The taste, mouthfeel and aftertaste are all light bodied and weak.
It is not a terrible brew, possibly saved by the fact that it is dirt cheap.

Apr 02, 2019
Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 45 out of 100 with 2148 ratings