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Corona Extra - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,488 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,488
Reviews: 1,080
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 31.74%
Wants: 11
Gots: 215 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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2.8/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from bottle to sam adams beer glass at 46 degrees.

I have tasted this stuff many times but never tried to describe the flavor and experience of drinking it...here goes

I am amazed at how clear this beer is. Pale, light yellow. Even after aggressive pour the alka seltzer head is gone fast. The bottle and glass is 2 1/2 feet from me and I smell it. Lots of carbonation, but it dwindles fast.

I have always in the past drank this from a bottle, hence missing a lot of the smells...probably a good thing. The smell is sour skunky. Smells like wet tile.

The first sip reveals some surprise. First, it tastes very different coming from a glass. Second, the taste is not horrible. Its weak and corny, but it is gone fast and leaves nothing on the tongue. I get the essence of silage(cattle feed). That sounds worse than it is.

The mouth is crisp. Very light and loose. Spritzer water.

I would be a damn hypocrite if I said it did not have at least a decent drinkability factor. I have put a lot of these away in recent years.

This is an american macro that uses the tagline of being mexican, hoping you will get visions of beaches, bikinis, and vacations down south. To be honest, on a hot beach or on any vacation I could drink these over and over.

A lot of people drink this with a lime wedge, but I have always thought it was trend that lended to the "tropical" feel of this brand. Then again maybe the acid from the citrus cuts some of the undesirable tastes, or at least dulls them. If I review with a lime and it is different, I will edit.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 12:07:18 | More by travloh
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Shit I can't believe I've missed reviewing Corona! In my (obviously misspent) youth I would have gladly sucked down a dozen of these as my "summer beer", indeed with the addition of a lime wedge it was the only refreshing Lager you could get in Australia that didn't contain the awful Pride of Ringwood hops that CUB, Tooheys and the rest are fond of using, so it comes as little surprise that I called this my "summer beer". However today with our market now saturated with all manner of imported Lagers there is a decent amount to choose from. Will the Corona still be my "summer beer" after this review?

Disclaimer: No lemons/limes were harmed in the making of this review.

Poured from a 355ml (US imported Corona) bottle into a Stange.

A: Has a distinct clear piss yellow body - as I was fond of saying "same colour going in as going out" with a 1 inch white head that holds up fairly well.

S: The aroma isn't pleasant, no doubt the lemon/lime wedge is meant to cover it up, corn husks, vegetal matter (cabbage) and white bread. The vegetal matter, or "skunk" as it is widely known is common in beers with clear glass bottles due to a chemical reaction from the beer being light struck. It is also something that is considered a desirable quality by some brewers (Corona included is my understanding).

T: The taste is a bit more noticeable without the lemon/lime wedge, which is not good. There are notes of: corn, funky stale bread, vegetal matter with a dry finish. Drunk cold enough and this could be considered refreshing on a hot day, however once it warms (like most Lagers) those skunky characters make this a really bad choice.

M: Body is mid to light, slightly watery with a light carbonation - one of the better characteristics of this beer.

D: Again on a hot day served ice cold the flavour profile flattens out and makes this an OK drop - there is some light sourness at play and the dry finish gives it that "let's have another" sheen. Adding the lemon/lime was a master-stroke marketing move and whoever came up with that should have been laughing all the way to the bank because the acidic citrus notes (this beer is lacking) really make this a good summer beer - on its own though it is a bit of an average-at-best Lager.

Food match: Anything with lime - so yeah, Mexican food works best.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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