Keystone Light | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Keystone LightKeystone Light

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

Style: 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

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a can into a glass.

A- Pale yellow with a very light one finger head. The appearance is probably the best thing about this beer.

S- Little or no aroma from this beer. Small hint of a malty smell but just barely.

T- Watery, not much else is detectable.

M- Very light bodied. Goes down smooth at least which is probably the best feature of this beer.

O- Not much to this beer. Better than some macros but there is alot better out there. No real reason to drink this unless you like a smooth watery taste

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow. Had this at a friend's party who really wanted to get rid of this. A good friend and I laughed and decided to seriously review this beer, pouring the can into pilsener glasses. The experience was not pleasant. I'm going to be constructive, but fair warning, I'm not going to hold back my lack of satisfaction.

A: The best part of this beer, which isn't saying much. Two-finger head with a short-lived retention. No lacing. I'm giving this at least a 1.5 simply because it had a bigger head than I expected. Very pale yellow. This will be the highest rating for this beer because...

S: This was the worst smelling beer I've ever had. Most people say a bad beer smells like piss; This one literally smelled like piss. Musky, stale grains; so the smell of your piss after eating a lot of toast.

T: This was also the worst tasting. I don't understand why people can walk into a liquor store, go past all the beers, get to keystone light, and buy it with a smile. For 50 cents more you could buy a beer leaps and bounds better tasting then this. I could hardly taste the stale cereal grains over the amount of carbonated water.

M: Most light beers at least have a healthy and satisfying dose of carbonation. This one did not. Finished without any tracing of flavor. Incredibly watery.

O: I really don't mean to give this beer a clubbing, but holy hell was this the worst beer I have ever had. Watery taste, horrible smell, and little carbonation. At least it's cheap, but honestly, there are beers 10x better for jut 50 cents more. Save yourself.

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look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz aluminum can with unappealing label - "Hunting Season Camo Can" - given to me by an acquaintance. Served cold into a pilsner glass in low altitude Austin, TX. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the brewery.

Best before: Dec 29 2014. Side-poured fairly gently as overcarbonation is anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2.5 finger wide head of white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. Could be fuller and softer. Retention isn't bad - 4 minutes maybe. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Weak watery translucent transparent pale yellow colour; quite dull and drab. Unappealing, but clean at least. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated. It's not much to look at by any stretch, but it's not egregious of off-putting.

AROMA: Water, barley, faint grains, straw, and cereals. A light aroma which comes off a bit too sweet, but not cloyingly so. Light intensity.

I can't say I'm horribly excited to try it, but I've encountered worse in the style. Quite bland, if anything. No yeast character, overt alcohol, or egregious off-notes are detectable. Lacks any discernable hop profile.

TASTE: Pilsner malts, cheap barley, generic graininess, overly sweet cereals, straw, and an unfortunate light buttery note which hints at diacetyl off-character. Poorly constructed, imbalanced, and painfully simple. Bland and boring. I will say I'm glad it's not as cloyingly sweet as many other low quality light beers, but I'm not enjoying it much.

Lacks subtlety and intricacy.

TEXTURE: A bit refreshing. To its credit, it's not real watery like so many other bland light beers. High water hardness. Smooth and wet, with some sharp overcarbonation. Not as soft or light-bodied as would be ideal. It's too thick and heavy on the palate for such an insipid beer, but it's by no means overbearing - after all, it is a light beer.

OVERALL: Definitely drinkable - that's what it's for. Beer pong enthusiasts and broke undergrads will enjoy this is as a refrigerator staple, but it won't impress the discerning drinker. Thee are worse light beers out there, but that doesn't change the fact that this is an unpleasant brew with few redeeming characteristics. I can't complain about the price, but I'd discourage friends from picking this up.

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Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 1.81 out of 5 with 2,033 ratings