Keystone Ice | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
715
Reviews:
153
Avg:
2
pDev:
35.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
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133
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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1.16/5  rDev -42%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mooseisloose
3.04/5  rDev +52%
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 0%
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 jeffreyhill021
1.61/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of daliandragon
2.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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 nater919
1.32/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.81/5  rDev +40.5%
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 +41.5%
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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2/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CycleSuds
3.14/5  rDev +57%
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 LooseMoose1978
2/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nickapvikes
1.1/5  rDev -45%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JLK7299
1.23/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of mikr
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MattMorin
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -27.5%
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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3.3/5  rDev +65%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear pale gold with one finger of foamy white head that lasted about three minutes. No lacing as yet.
Smell is malts white bread grassy hops and a touch of corn sweetness.
Taste is similar to the smell malts corn grassy or herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with strong carbonation. Finish mildly sweet with just a kiss of hop bitterness.
Overall one of the better Ice beers from the U.S. It is very hard to find in my area so when I saw a six pack of pints I bought it.

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1.25/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of shreead
2.56/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
1.75/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jbf190
1.3/5  rDev -35%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of godawgs
1.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of HopHunter19
2.62/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A - seriously? You think I'm going to pour this into a glass? The can says it all, it's not trying to lie and make this seem like it's going to be good...
S - oh yea, mostly fusel alcohol and rotten apple, with some light grains in there.
T - pretty bad, but drinkable. Same fusel alcohol and green apple. Leaves a wierd sweet, chemical flavor. But it's not overly off putting like you'd think.
M - light, alcohol is there though, aftertaste is wierd sweet chemical flavor
O - bad, but not that bad. I can see how I drank this a few times in college without getting too sick of it. If you take it for what it is it doesn't deserve a good score, but it doesn't miss the mark as far as what it's supposed to be.

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Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company
2 out of 5 based on 715 ratings.
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