Keystone Ice | 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): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 761
Photo of DaveyCream
1.16/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Taste and smell are pretty standard for a cheap beer like this that college kids (and early 20's like myself) use to get drunk for cheap. With the 5.9% you get a bit more of a punch than Keystone Light or Natty Light. Still low cal. This beer is definitely kept in business by college kids.

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Photo of tillmac62
1.91/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a clear golden color. Normal head volume and retention characteristics for the style.

The aroma is mostly just grains and sweet corn syrup.

Thin body similar to water. Outstanding carbonation / body balance.

The flavor is the same as the nose and has a dry slightly astringent aftertaste. Very little bitterness or hop flavor. Cheap buzz beer.

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Photo of BeerLouie
4.31/5  rDev +149.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a good beer when low on funds, about 6 of them will have you buzzing nice. Sure you may pee more but nothing wrong with that, just means you’re hydrated by beer.

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Photo of xolectic
3/5  rDev +73.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Medium golden color. Pours a medium, short lived head. No lacing.

Smell: Slight hint of apple and sweetness.

Taste: Follows the smell. Sweet, slight green apple taste. Overall the most tasteless beer in the category, however. Can barely taste malt or even corn. No detectable hops. Would be an great beer for people that don't like beer.

Feel: Very light bodied and clean. No greasy or bitter aftertaste.

Overall: In a category that has some really gross beers, this earns a 3 for being tasteless. Some of the good ice beers actually have flavor, but this is completely inoffensive.

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Photo of BeerBobber
2.95/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with two fingers of a white colored head that crashes quickly into the beer.

Smell is like sweet corn. Also picking up like a grainy texture to the scent.

Taste is very light. The beer taste is so light that the only thing I pick up is a lot of grainy corn sweetness.

Mouth feel is a bit spicy with the carbonation prickling the tongue. The beer is very light and has a bit of a slick finish to it. Luckily the taste does not linger on.

This is not going to be one of my more highly rated ice beers. I like a bit of corn sweet in my regular Coors Banquet beer but this one goes over the top. Now I do love sweet corn but this is not a pleasent sweet corn flavoring. Perhaps when they applied the ice brew method it amped up that grainy corn.

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Photo of Colonist97
2.23/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

My first time trying this beer. So first impressions is that it is an average beer. It is golden in color and the taste is very generic and metal tasting. The mouth feel is very hoppy and loud. Overall this beer is great in value and price. The alcohol content is as expected. But KSL is just a painfully average beer. Good for college students wanting to get a buzz.

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Photo of DarrellFine
3.53/5  rDev +104%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it a million times before, but let's review... Ever so slightly darker than the light version with a faster dissipating head. Actually not half bad. Less than two fingers on an aggressive pour into a glass, darker golden hue. Sweetish on the nose. Smells much better than the Light version. Baked bread, slight sugar cookies, very slight. No adjuncts or corn, maybe a bit of rice (?). Nothing special, but definitely not unpleasant. Taste is SLIGHT banana, breadish, again, sweeter than the light. Mouth feel is a bit slicker and more even. I would absolutely say that I would take the ICE version over the light any day of the week. Of course, if you aren't a fan of anything heavier than a light beer, this will not suit your palate. And nothing against that. I happen to be an ICE style fan when it is done right. And I feel this is better than Natty or Bud Ice any day.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.33/5  rDev +92.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had never had this before so i had no expectations. I knew it would taste similar to Coors because it is brewed by them. The look is the basic straw color you get with macro's. I actually like the smell of these beers, it smells like creamed corn and buttery rice.
Taste was very similar, tastes a lot like rice and corn. Little bit of sweet bread on the back. Fairly carbonated like most Macro's. There is a bit of a frosted feeling in the throat after a few of these. No extreme flavor profile but I don't expect that with a low-priced beer. This is not great for the taste compared to craft beer but it is most excellent on very hot days, very refreshing ice cold. 5.9% ABV perfect for lawn games. Give this a solid B for the value, price, refreshment, and drinkability.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.46/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden straw color. highly carbonated. Head is white with decent retention. No lacing on the glass.

The Nose is metallic with sweet corn. Also picking up a fake lemon type sourness.

Taste is a bit harsh. Its overly sweet and chemical tasting. Not getting any hop profile of course. Not the worst Ive had.

Mouthfeel could stand to be lighter. Carbonation is typical. Lots of it.

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Photo of superspak
3.38/5  rDev +95.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 9/24/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery feeling. Mildly increasing lingering alcohol warmth of 5.9%. Overall this is a solid iced pale adjunct lager. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; smooth, crisp, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink for the ABV. Clean pale malt/grain flavors and decent earthy hop balance. Just a bit too much corn notes I thought, but otherwise pretty tasty. Pleasant and enjoyable.

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Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev +73.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is a very light and refreshing brew. I could drink this nectar all day long. Nothing from Coors has ever disappointed me. This is easy to drink and a can goes down faster than I would expect.

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Photo of natew73
2.44/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For what it is it's great. I'm an IPA guy. I love hoppy balanced beer. But this is a cheap decent beer. I like it better than natural light. If you're in college or want a cheap beach/pool beer you can't beat it. 30 stones for less than $15? Hell yeah!

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Photo of ThatBoyRelic
3.2/5  rDev +85%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of most ICE beers i'd have to say this is probably my least favorite but it gets the job done. Taste is a bit harsh in the beginning but after the first can your taste buds will adjust. These are available at the local corner store 2 tallboys for 2.50 and the labeling says that it's an ALE, not sure why most are saying its a lager. If your looking for a buzz without breaking the bank this might be a good choice. Then again there's many more other ICE brews out there that are more easily drinkable.

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Photo of Matuhg
1.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Drinkable AAL, but certainly not great. Had a bit of a "funk" to the flavor. It was borderline too sweet. Also stronger than many beers of this genre. Looked pretty much like any other AAL. Wouldn't seek it out again, but if one were offered to me I might not refuse it.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
2.24/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Look - Pours a clear straw color, a thin crackly white head dissolves immediately, no lacing.
Aroma - Vaguely tin-like, watered down vegetable broth.
Taste - Watery, thin grain, slightly metallic, no bitterness, very mild but sweet alcohol on the finish.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, fizzy.

Overall - Cheap and does the job. Gotta be ice cold.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.59/5  rDev +107.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale straw with quickly dissapating head.
The aroma is cereal grains, corn, and a little bit of Apple.
The flavor is grain, sweet white bread, and apple juice with almost no bitterness.
It's refreshing and good for what it is, it's just not a super flavorful style.

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Photo of NickFry9
1.15/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

I'll never forget my first and only experience with this beer. My older brother had a party at my house and someone left one of these in the fridge. I saw the cool looking black can and i thought this was going to taste amazing, so i saved it for a special occasion. It may have been months later, but eventually that occasion happened and i remember being so excited to try it and when i did i remember having one sip and gently placing it in the garbage can at the party.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.04/5  rDev +75.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A coors spin off that is drinkable and not offensive. Smooth to the feel and not overly bitter nor sweet. No bad for a medium SG adjunct. Refreshing when ice cold for a thirst quencher. These ice beers are growing on me. How about a super hopped up ice beer.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 24oz can $1.99 Longs Drugs
Clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Light carbonation
Sweet corn, grain taste
Overall not for me. It does hide the higher alcohol well adn the lighter taste is good for a hot day, but I think I would take a Bud Ice or Bud Light over this.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.05/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

So this is my ice beer night, for reasons I will not go into. Golden color, no head. Nose was scary but the taste actually kind of made sense. Grainy, but not bathed in booze. It is by no means good, but for what it is, you could do much worse.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.81/5  rDev +62.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From the can, it pours a light golden color with a small head, soon reducing to a ring with some lacing. The nose gets the grains. The mouth gets the pleasant grain flavor. Not exceptional, but pleasant. A lager for a hot summers day.

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
2.83/5  rDev +63.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Actually pours pretty nice, if not what you'd expect for the style. Crystal clear, straw yellow/gold with a frothy white head.

Smell- Slight corn, slight table sugar. Not very much overall.

Taste- Follows the nose, but this actually has a very pleasant sweetness to it that's sort of a corny, grain sweetness.

Feel- Surprisingly medium bodied, with plenty of carbonation. Again, what one would expect.

Overall- Not nearly as bad as some would have you believe. For what it is, and for only 98 cents per 24oz can, this might actually become my budget option.

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Photo of CycleSuds
3.14/5  rDev +81.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

24-oz. can ($1.26) / Pull-date: MAY1517 / brewed @ Albany, GA facility
Stuck between the traditional old-school American Adjunct Lagers and malt liquors In the beer family, ice beers are kinda like the "middle child." For beers of this often polarizing style, it's equally as important for what they aren't as what they are.
With that in mind, Keystone Ice might be the ice beer for people who don’t like ice beers - it's very smooth, balanced & rounded (no sharp edges in its taste despite 5.9% ABV); Keystone Ice is mild and only slightly sweet with a super clean finish and no off-putting aftertaste; even as it warms it largely retains these same characteristics unlike many high-gravity beers.
Keystone Ice is more straw/yellow than golden in appearance - aggressive straight pour resulted in a thick head, lots of crackling and tons of nice lacing left behind. Economical and inoffensive, give it a try - you just might be surprised.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hits those pee pee appearance similarities. More of that spilled beer in a frat couch smell.

Can't really say too much bad about the taste, its that corn filler sweetness and not much else. Light body, kind of a crisp finish. These are less watery than the Keystone Lights thats for sure. Stuff like malt and hops are merely there barely enough to keep this beerish.

Take that trip down memory lane into flavor country.

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Photo of stevoj
1.45/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Pounder can from the clearance aisle. Actually looks pretty good. But looks can be deceiving. And they are. Nasty, musty, pasty aroma, wet paper smell. Taste does not improve things, corny, overly sweet flavors. Every time I go back for another sip, it loses points. The beautiful foamy head is the lone saving grace, and that disappears pretty quickly. Hobo piss indeed.a and I thought Nigeria Pal was bad....

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