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Keystone Ice | Coors Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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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Ratings: 725 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of MattMorin
1/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.99/5  rDev +17.1%
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 -14.7%
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 +94.1%
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 -26.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of shreead
2.56/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
1.75/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jbf190
1.3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of godawgs
1.6/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of HopHunter19
2.62/5  rDev +54.1%
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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Photo of 54V4G3
1.29/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of ControlVolume
2.5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

An inoffensive but not great macrobrew flavor. Will only drink if nothing else is available, but will still drink.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.14/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I used to drink this by the truckload in college, it was cheap and had a decent amount of alcohol, the cost to alcohol ratio is the only possible redeeming factor of drinking this. It tastes terrible, a little more full bodied than Keystone light. There is an subtle rubber flavor in every sip, you can taste a few different grains in there too I guess, and it all finishes with a slightly metallic aftertaste that makes you question how you've to come try this beer again after all these years.

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Photo of B_B
2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hans14
2.22/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Very watery a usual adjunct extremely "light" flavour for an ice style lager. Fantasticly cheap priced beer but other than that not a brew to go out of your way to purchase.

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Photo of Brandon632
1.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of AD17
1.81/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Beertsipper
2.27/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Paid $1.50 for a 24 ounce can. Poured down the center of a clear plastic 16 ounce cup. Thick snow white head, maybe 3 fingers worth, with a very light straw color. Smell is corn, adjuncts, grain, some hops. Tastes of corn, bread, grains. Mouthfeel is crisp. Taste got worse as it started to warm. Drink this ice cold, and quickly. Overall, it reminded me of Coor's Light. Couldn't pick up the 5.9% alcohol. Very light beer, but you have to be careful due to the alcohol. Probably will buy again if I can't afford the good stuff.

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Photo of Squire123
2.81/5  rDev +65.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The Iceman cometh.

Nothing here to wave a flag about. Another 5.9% Ice Beer along the lines of the other 5.9% Ice Beers. Light color, sweetish, adjunct heavy medium flavor, best served very cold, verges on unpleasant if you let it warm up.

Another candidate for the sale rack.

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Photo of tuckerh0lland
1/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DrDemento456
2.5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JoLight
4.62/5  rDev +171.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured into a porter/stout glass. Lots of smoke when I opened the can. Keystone Ice has a thick, stark-white head that dissipates at a medium-fast pace, and leaves a thin layer of foam. As I drink the beer, there's left some spotty lacing. The body is a clear light yellow color, with almost no bubbles.

Aroma: this beer smells a great deal like Coors Light, but at the end of the smell appears that sweet, unusual (but not bad) freezer-burn aspect common for American ice adjunct lagers. No hops or alcohol.

Taste: wow, this tastes just like a Coors Light, but it is a little more mute and the aftertaste (which, in a Coors light, is a blooming of white bread) is quickly cut-off by the beer's dry finish. Light hop bitterness at the end, and no alcohol. Much like a Coors Light, it has that blend of forward breadiness from the malt, sweet adjunct, and clean Colorado water. No ice lager flavor detected. However, the pleasantness of the flavor makes up for the lack of an ice lager aspect.

Mouthfeel/finish: the mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, watery, clean, and light; the finish is dry and clean.

Overall, this is a great party/budget/warm-weather/kickin'-back beer. It's a good example of the style. And, in my opinion, it's great overall. However, it's a little too light in the body, for the style. Ice beers should be a little bolder than regular American-style lagers.

That this is a Coors product is evident. Honestly, I forgot that this was a Coors product until I smelled the beer. When I put my nose to the class, I immediately recognized that Coors (Light) aroma. This beer is, counterintuitively, lighter in some respects than Coors Light. The carbonation is lighter, and the aftertaste is almost non-existent.

This is a solid budget beer or go-to beer, or both.


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Photo of kguyty
2.28/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.15/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jeroberts2012
1/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Keystone Ice from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 1.7 out of 5 with 725 ratings
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