Keystone Premium | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by Brolo75:
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1.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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Photo of EsoxLucius
2.16/5  rDev +18%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

wow, bought this on a pinch along with some chilled heiniken to watch the montreal canadiens upset the washington capitals! what a great hockey game...

the canadian variant is 4.9%, brewed by Molson.

what a lackluster beer. Granted, it's dirt cheap... 8 bucks a sixer, it's well... onto it!

A: hyper white, disipating head, light golden yellow.

S: wow, terrible, probably the worst beer i've ever had to my nose! metalic to a new standard, beyond the horridness of coors light... i thought i had some shavings stuck in my nose! it was bad.

T: so long as i didn't breath, for a cheap beer this passed barely, it's mildly grainy, wtih some corn and mere malt trace... quite sweet.

M: not the worst ever, but pretty uninspiring, thin all the way through, luckily it didn't stick.

D: well, it's sweet and thin... so it can be pounded one after another... not sure if i want to see what over-consumption of the previous 4 catagories would leave you in for shape, but the two i had made it present that i can stand it.

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Photo of Jason
2/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz silver can with a canned on date on the bottom. It says this is a specially lined can on the label.

Appearance: Clear and bright pale yellow colour with minimal carbonation activity. Oddly head disappears quickly though a thin wispy white lace stays for a minute or so.

Smell: Cereal, cooked veggies and husky grain in the aroma as well as an odd out of place mildly solvent alcohol.

Taste: Light bodied with a smooth mouth feel and moderate carbonation, a clean palate of cereal and light malt seems typical. Hops throw a “monkey wrench” of a twang to the mix to put this brew out of whack and the bitterness tastes processed. Cooked veggies and a lightly solvent alcohol show flaws though these flavours are not totally unpleasant, just a nuisance. Meek flavours of grain which amount to little make up the finish also which is quite clean to say the least.

Notes: Not bad but not good either, so so at best. Drinkable would be saying too much though it is not unpalatable. Don’t going running out to your local packy to buy a whatever-pack and think your are going to have something to enjoy.

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Photo of magictrokini
1.21/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A.K.A. Keystone regular. There should be a law about calling garbage beer "Premium." This is truly awful stuff. Fake, food-coloring-added gold pour with a huge white head. STRONG smell of day-old pee and wet leaves. Lots of metal and grain in this one, along with a distinctive taste of grass clippings. Stick with the light version, cheapos.

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1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.2/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Ugh, more of the garbage yellow faded appearance with water. No head or lacing, doesn't look appetizing in the least. Corny industrial robotics plant, full of oil and hydraulic fluid aroma.

Taste, has some weird sawdust component to it with water that comes together as diluted creamy. Like someone poured more water into your nonfat milk type of thing. This seems to be the worst in the Keith Stone series of beers. Smooths itself out a little ways down, but still, this is a tough beer to drink if you have any semblance of respect for your tongue.

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1.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BigAl18
1.75/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of nicholas2121
3.75/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Keystone Premium brewed by Coors Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.40% Also known as Keystone RED. This brew pours out a nice light amber color with a smell white head. The smell is nice with some grains and hops at the end. This brew has look and smell of most American Adjunct Lagers on the market. The taste is ok you pick up on the grains. the mouthfeel is smooth with no bad after taste. Keystone is a little light for being premium. Overall I'm giving Keystone Premium a 4 out 5. This is a nice drinking brew I would get this brew again.

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Photo of HalfFull
2.17/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a slender 12 oz. can, the type that doesn't stay put in your koozie. I stole the can from an unemployed friend's fridge as I knew this was an opportunity not likely to arise again any time soon. Pours a medium straw with a half inch of very white head. Retention was 7 seconds, leaving not even a hint of surface film.

Smell was a bit unexpected with some smoky overcooked grains, malt and maybe some rice, and a bit metallic in nature. Not much else to report. I notice an April 12, 2009 'best by' date on the bottom of the can, not the freshest beer I assume.

Taste again starts with overcooked grain and offers an odd stinging finish. Average drinkability for the style if you can handle the flavor, though I assume that if it warmed up a bit it may be a struggle.

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Photo of Darwin232
1.75/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
1.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of tone77
3.17/5  rDev +73.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and grains. Taste is crisp, some corn, just a hint of hops. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable, great for beer games. Overall this is about your typical adjunct lager.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.2/5  rDev +74.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the can marked MAR0110-A10062217. It had the typical pale yellow, overzealous but short-lived fizzy white head that you get in an American Adjunct Lager. The aroma is corny with a hint of malts. The mouthfeel is watered down. The taste is smooth enough for an adjunct lager with that corn and weak barley notes that accompany it. Believe it or not it almost ends dry. I can get through the can in about two minutes. There's nothing to love here but it is not as distasteful as some.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.88/5  rDev +57.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

This is the first of my series of reviews on cheap beer for an eveining :)

A- This pours a dry grassy color, and is very clear. The carbonation is very noticeable...there's many columns of big bubbles rising to the top. The foam head actually surprised me, starting out rather thick and foamy, but quickly disappeared into a thin film. There is some mild lacing that clings to my glass. Not the worst buck 'o beer that I've seen.

S- Very mild aromas, primarily of dusty grains, some slight metallic notes(not overpowering), and boiled rice. I wouldn't necessarily agree that this has a solvent aroma but there is some astringent tones that aren't really offensive, but they are there. Just underwhelming overall.

T- More of the same here, but what do you expect for $1/beer? Adjunct laden, with more noticeable metallic flavors, and also mixed into this is more dusty grains....primarily bland white rice and some corn. The sweetness isn't really balanced out well, but there is a very faint bitterness on the finish. The lingering flavors are really just more sweetness.

M- Thin and watery body, with the expected palate scrubbing carbonation. Nothing else to really report....just sweet, malty and smooth.

D- The beer is easy enough to drink and isn't the worst beer I've had....if I'm looking for cheap brew, I'll probably look at getting this again and I know that this would satisfy any beer drinker. The alcohol is well hidden due to the sweetness and this would be, as most cheap beers, a great chugger. I'm sure there's better but there's certainly worse!

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1.75/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
1.52/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

a new addition to the sunoco station on the corner, lol. wow that is sad. anyway picked it up as a single for a buck as i never saw it before.

poured a clear pale yellow with a fizzy white head that left very quickly leaving only bubbly pale liqudi behind. aioma is non exisitent. muted corn and grain and nothing at all to be excited about about. same corn, musky grain and muted flavor follows over from the aroma and the light feel just caps a rather bland expierence.

overall what i thought it would be, but tick away right.

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Photo of CraigTravor
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of SammyD
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.58/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Keystone Premium has a very thick, quickly-dissipating, stark-white head and a pale straw appearance with a few bubbles streaming up and no lacing. The aroma is faint, to be sure, but a light grain and sweet smell can be detected with a deep inhalation. Taste is quite watery, but a tiny amount of grains, sweetness, and hop bitterness can be picked up with some patience. Mouthfeel is very watery, and Keystone Premium finishes crisp, refreshing (much like water), and dry. Overall, this is a low average offering from Molson-Coors. I can see why it's not widely available. It's tolerable.


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Photo of Burtonfree77
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of gspeicher
2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of firkingroovin
1.36/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Keystone Premium from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
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