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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,890
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
727
pDev:
38.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
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1.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +32.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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2/5  rDev +17.6%

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2/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of metter98
2.05/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly dissipated, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of corn and apple juice in the nose.
T: The taste is a little sweet and has notes of apple juice flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn’t have much in the way of interesting flavors, unless you like adjunct malts and apple juice.

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.4/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I read all of the comments from college students saying why they buy bad beers. I usually drink bad beers because my Dad offers them to me, and I don't want to offend him, so I accept them. Keystone Ice is pretty rough. It tastes like aluminum foil. It smells like corn, rice, and aluminum foil. It looks pale yellow and fizzy (I guess, I actually drank it from the can). There is some alcohol in there, so I guess it really is beer, just not good beer. Has a grainy, metalic, blood-like finish. Just a weak flavor and harsh texture.

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1/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.39/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"APR0912" printed on the bottom of the 24 oz. can. $1.49

Poured into a mug. Straw colored urine color, bright clarity, thin flimsy head that fades immediately to nothing. Rapidly rising column of carbonation, yet strangely there's no head at all.

Bland aroma, toasted popcorn kernels, wet grains.

Tastes like wet paper, white bread, a vague inkling of grassy hop bitterness. Ghostly aftertaste of malt, but it's more like stale bread. Clean aftertaste, a little dry, but no alcohol presence. Overall bland but not offensive, thin bodied with a medium carbonation level. Best served super cold in warm weather, then it's drinkable. Not the worst of the worst, to be sure.

KEYSTONE TO DA DOME!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsMFuynyYtk

Apparently just opening the can has resurrective properties. Gonna have to try this tomorrow with the inevitable hangover this beer will cause...

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1.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured out a fizzy, straw-yellow color with a small, fizzy, short-lived, white head.

S - Smelled of corn, grains and adjuncts.

T - Tasted bitter, not hop bitter, bad bitter. Corn and grainy flavor provide some relief in the form of sweetness.

M - Dry and crisp. A light bodied beer.

D - Honestly, it just doesn't taste good.

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1.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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1.75/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.53/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear, yellowish/light straw gold with a foamy bright-white head that drops almost immediately to just a collar. The aroma is quite limited but offers some dull, sweetish "malt" if you seek it out. The body is light with a fine carbonation that's quite crisp in the mouth. The flavor is limited as well, but offers a clean, subtle, adjunct/malt character. It finishes exceptionally clean and drying with a delicate note of sugary maltiness that lingers shortly in the aftertaste. There's not much real beer flavor here. In fact, it's almost like a beer flavored malternative. Not worth trying.

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2.04/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color. The beer has a half finger tall foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The beer has mild aromas of corn adjunct malt sweetness with a lighter almost chemical-like smell. Nothing special to report here and not inviting me to taste the beer.

T: Moderate crisp flavors of adjunct corn malts with a lighter presence of bready malts in the background. There is a light amount of apple juice like sweetness to this beer.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: Crisp and refreshing, actually better than I expected after smelling this beer. Certainly not a beer that I would seek out again but not as bad as expected (or remembered from college in the mid-1990s).

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2/5  rDev +17.6%

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1/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of woodychandler
1.52/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

CAN you dig it? Here I go again with yet another CAN of beer!

As I poured, the white head bubbled and fizzed like soda pop and had retention commensurate with pop - none. That left me with a glass of golden-yellow beer with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a sweet, candy-like quality to it. Not lager-sweet, but candy-sweet. Oof. Pressing on, the mouthfeel was thin and watery with a bubble gum sweetness coupled with an alcohol heat on the tongue. Finish had an unpleasant astringency. I was glad that I was eating along with drinking. This could have been a Drain Pour otherwise.

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2.88/5  rDev +69.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, shiny yellow body.

Smell: Sweet-smelling pale malts with a few bubblegum wrappers and a dollop of shaving cream.

Taste: Sweet cereal taste with a hint of mad genetic tinkering. Hint of fake flowers. Very light touch of bitterness. Finishes sweet with a taste of Juicy Fruit bubblegum.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Surprisingly tolerable for a cheap, canned macro lager. You can't spell "nice" with i-c-e, baby!

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1.31/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The only real difference between these two participants in Macro Smackdown XIII is the fact that I'm using a can of Keystone Ice and a bottle of Mickey's Ice. The ABVs are very nearly identical. This will be another classic face-off (an appropriate term for two ice beers) between Miller and Coors. May be the least bad brewery win.

I don't mind the slightly paler color on this beer, since they're very close to the same, but the so-called head is crapilicious. It's grayish white and is one of the least attractive chunks of foam that I've seen in quite a while. It's mealy, soft, unsticky and looks like melting styrofoam. Needless to say, the pint glass is completely untouched. Keystone is the clear loser here.

The nose is odd and is a little off-putting. It isn't very grain-like, it's metallic and it has a strange, sweet, floral odor. Not like floral hops, but like flowers. Another win for the boys from Milwaukee.

Keystone Ice is horrific beer. I don't often have the urge to spit out my first mouthful, but I did in this case. How hard can it be to brew semi-palatable beer? It's almost as if the brewery set out to concoct something disgusting. If they had, they could scarcely have come up with anything worse than this. The beer tastes like sweetened, diseased grain and cheap perfume.

When you're fighting the almost overpowering urge to gag and retch, it makes assessing the mouthfeel an exponentially more difficult task. Neither beer distinguishes itself in this category and I'll have to call them roughly equal in the end.

The can tells me that Keystone Ice is 'always smooth'. I beg to differ. The mouthfeel isn't full enough to be smooth and the flavor is one of the rockiest, most gut-wrenching rides that I've taken in quite some time. My suggestion is that if you find yourself with no other choice, make sure the can is ice cold. On second thought, put the sucker in the freezer until it actually turns to ice... and then throw it away. Nothing is going to make it easier to get this one down.

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2/5  rDev +17.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.01/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mikesgroove
1.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

So he goes for another mixed sixer of the best of the worst from the grocery store this weekend. I grabbed six more "gems" and did my best to get them all down. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/22/2010.

this had to be the worst of the batch by far. poured out a nearly clear, overcarbonated pale golden yellow with a fizzy white head that faded out in mere seconds.

light aroma of corn and grain goes nowhere, really just goes nowhere and has no substance to it at all. watery feel has barely any depth to it at all, really just a light, watery, carbonated fizzy beverage. no aftetaste and only the slightest touches of light grian.

overall i found this to be a total waste. i found more taste in an odouls.

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Photo of orangesol
1.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 1.7 out of 5 with 727 ratings
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