Keystone Lager | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed according to the quality standards of Coors Brewing Company, Golden Colorado, U.S.A., Keystone Lager is the affordable beer that is always smooth from the beginning to the end.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
20
Avg:
2.29
pDev:
31.88%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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2/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of biboergosum
2.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

355ml can. Not a beer available in the USA, apparently, though I'm guessing it has much in common, if not everything, with Coors' Keystone Premium, re-brewed and re-packaged for us lucky beer drinkers in the frozen north.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of loosely foamy and fizzy off-white head, which leaves a surprising array of broken webbed lace around the glass as it evenly dissipates.

It smells of gritty cornbread, overcooked rice, stagnant ponds, sickly fruity yeast, and dead floral, weedy hops. The taste is rather sweet and husky corn grain, fruity phenols, musty, doughy yeast, and faint weedy, vegetal, and skunky hops.

The carbonation is a bit on the high side up front, but settles to a dim frothiness soon enough, the body light in weight, smooth by committee default, and weirdly creamy, in a fully aerosol sense. It finishes fairly sweet, the cheap graininess tempered more by a latent simple industrial alcohol essence, than any actual hop profile (which here, is actually a good thing).

Another example of drinkability (read: generally inoffensive and unchallenging) totally trumping flavour. Sure, it goes down easily enough, but with the palate-shift required, what's the freakin' point? Oh yeah, right...bitter beer hegemony, and all that.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.02/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Small white head quickly falls to a very thin lacing above a clear bright light straw golden colored beer.

Light aroma of light sour grain malts and light yeast.

Thin lager grain malts taste.

Light dry aftertaste without much taste on this light bodied beer.

Basic Keystone beer, Beerpong is a life saver for this beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of imbibehour
2.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the can into a rocks glass. From notes.

A sudsy bleach white hits and foams up, sticks around a little bit too. Straw gold body, fairly decent color too, looks like an ok lager with whipped up white head aside.

Nose does no bring happiness. Cooked and boiled veggies, sweet malts, lots of sticky gamey yeast senses. Its a rush of really off putting and strange aromas which are very overpowering. Incredibly off balance.

Taste gets a little better, but really not much. Lots of rank yeast, and boiled veggies. Strangely a bit of malt backbone, without a fizzy feel. Carbonation seems moderate and pleasurable for this style. Flavors though match the nose, with a good dose of mud. Not a real pleasurable combination of flavors.

In the end though its pretty awful and worth a pass.

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1.25/5  rDev -45.4%

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1.66/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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1/5  rDev -56.3%

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2/5  rDev -12.7%

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1/5  rDev -56.3%

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2/5  rDev -12.7%

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1/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of spinrsx
2.33/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, grains, and corn. There is also a bit of a corn syrup or apple sweetness. It ends with a grainy corn syrup aftertaste.

Overall – Another beer that didn't really stand out in any way other than the fact that it contains a lot of adjunct flavours. Not something I would revisit but I managed to drink the entire can without any issues.

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1.65/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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1.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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1.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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1/5  rDev -56.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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1/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of kwjd
2.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I did not know this beer existed until about 30 minutes ago. My cousin came over, handed me a beer. Pours a clear straw-yellow colour with almost zero head. Smells grainy and of mild vegetables. No real hops or bitterness at all. Flavour is very mild, a little bit sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. I could see the appeal in drinking a dozen of these in a night in that it is relatively inoffensive and is smooth.

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2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -12.7%

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1/5  rDev -56.3%

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Keystone Lager from Molson Coors Canada
2.29 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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