I poured a 24oz can into a large mug. I had a best before date of 3/31/14 and cost $0.97 ($0.04 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale yellow hue. Completely transparent body with little
carbonation visible. Pours to a small, bright white, soapy head which
fizzles away quickly and completely.
Smell: Intense aroma of corn grits along with slight dirty or earthy scent and a hint of metal.
Taste: I think I’m reaching a point where I can differentiate between
the major macro lagers. There’s a lot of similarities between Keystone
Light and Coors Light, but they are not the same. Both are corn-forward
in their palettes, though Keystone Light is even more mild and perhaps
even sweeter. It’s a ridiculously simple-tasting palette, though. A
touch of sweetness up front followed by a slightly astringent tang
sensation on the finish coupled with some metallic character. It’s not
horrible, in fact, it’s much more mild than it is off-putting, but
there’s definitely nothing to genuinely enjoy here.
Drinkability: Keystone Light is something of a paradox when it comes to
drinkability. The mouthfeel is, obviously, thin, flat and watery, but
somehow carbonation keeps getting stuck in my throat. Is this beer
smooth or isn’t it? I can’t tell. It at least finishes clean, though I
would not describe it as truly refreshing. Its 4.2% ABV weight actually
seems a little high, if that’s possible.