Keystone Light | Coors Brewing Company

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50
awful
1,981 Ratings
THE BROS
51
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Keystone LightKeystone Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,981
Reviews:
486
Avg:
1.99
pDev:
37.19%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
464
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,981 |  Reviews: 486
Photo of acmurphy696
1.44/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Continuing my masochistic journey into mainstream beer, I definitely found Keystone Light "smooth."

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Photo of brlelievre
1.6/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of gandres
1.83/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

can 12 ounce bottle poured to glass
A: pale light amber liquid, big white foam dissipates quickly but lingers
A:Nose: not a lot
T:low bitterness, watery
Palate:very carbonated
OA: fair beer, not ok to repeat, not look for

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.18/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a yellow golden color with light head. Smells of mild grain and wheat. Taste is very light, simple grain flavor with some mild hops. Finish is clean, very easy to drink beer on hot day. Nothing very special but for the cheap beers this one is not bad, I would sip some for sure just not all the time.
Cheers

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Photo of porters4life
2.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of sbeaver_44
1.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of duke944
5/5  rDev +151.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm giving this all 5 stars because this is without a doubt the best beer for the money you can buy. Don't confuse it with Keystone ice, which is absolutely horrible. This is much better than any other domestic light beer and is about half the price of many of them. Low carbonation make this a fart/burp free beer, and it won't leave a nasty odor out of the pores of your skin like so many nasty American lagers. Stating the obvious here, but this needs to be COLD, on the verge of freezing is best, but it goes down just fine up to around 40 degrees.

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Photo of dag1991
1.25/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jbf190
1.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Cal_Walrus
2.32/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

The best shit beer I've had so far. Busch and Bud make me gag, but I can actually drink keystone. The best beer for shotgunning. Kind of refreshing, and, just like those commercials, it is actually very smooth. If you want to spend $10 on 24 beers, go with stones.

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Photo of sourlinus
1.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
1.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jfettig
2.08/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of OldSwampy
2.63/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

As far as I remember this is the first time I've had this beer, and I will admit that it was not as bad as I feared. It was pale yellow with a super sudsy white head, but the head dissipated quickly and left minimal lacing (not none, but minimal). There was some smell, it was monotone and grainy, but it was not unpleasant. The taste was simple, but clean and potentially refreshing. It was crisper than many cheap lagers I've had. Overall this is a somewhat watery beer for someone who's used to craft beers, but I honestly cannot say that it was "bad." I can imagine this being quite refreshing on a blazing hot afternoon. The mouthfeel was a little slick and silky. I will probably try some of its inexpensive relatives -- why not?

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Photo of Bartleby91
1/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

College beer

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Photo of mamaraza
2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Irishman_Scott
1/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of thoglund
1.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of forshamegetit
1/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Chackman151
1.2/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.02/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I've heard it's the Coors Light recipe, but with a disregard for water quality. I don't know if that's true, but it seems about right. If the recipe wasn't bad enough, Keystone takes that incredibly bad Coors recipe and adds something bad. Or subtracts something good. Either way, you get the idea.

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Photo of Hans14
1.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Its good chugging beer. Completely inoffensive to all senses carbonated water. You can smash a case between 3-4 people on a couple hours and everyone will be ok.

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Photo of NatsuruSenou
3.4/5  rDev +70.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Keystone light! Coors light in a different can essentially. Yellow, pale straw color. Mouth feel is akin to carbonated water. The taste, or for reality's sake, lack of taste, is a good thing, at least for what this beer is for. It's for slamming and chugging at parties, or just going out fishing or yard work. If you need cheap summer time party or light beer, or want to get drunk on a budget, this one is for you. There are much better options available... but the price is right, for parties and fishing.

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Photo of zawright95
1.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
2.46/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Very light yellow color with quickly fading white cap.

I will say a clean, grain forward aroma with hints of hop spice.

It tastes about as light as other light brews but the flavor is clean without graininess or sweetness, just light with a mild nuttiness in the aftertaste. Hop presence is nil.

Light texture with above average carbonation.

Light, pleasant, cheap and turns over fast enough in the store the stock doesn't get stale.

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Keystone Light from Coors Brewing Company
1.99 out of 5 based on 1,981 ratings.
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