Keystone Ice | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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BEER INFO

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

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Ranking:
#47,810
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
741
pDev:
38.95%
 
 
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Ratings: 741 |  Reviews: 166
Photo of NickFry9
1.15/5  rDev -33.1%
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 prost2hefeweizen
1.16/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mooseisloose
3.04/5  rDev +76.7%
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 +16.3%
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 -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of daliandragon
2.05/5  rDev +19.2%
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 -23.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.81/5  rDev +63.4%
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 +64.5%
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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Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CycleSuds
3.14/5  rDev +82.6%
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 +16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nickapvikes
1.1/5  rDev -36%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JLK7299
1.23/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of mikr
1/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MattMorin
1/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.99/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -15.7%
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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Photo of Spikester
3.3/5  rDev +91.9%
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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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.25/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of shreead
2.56/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
1.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jbf190
1.3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of godawgs
1.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 1.72 out of 5 with 741 ratings