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

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1,160 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,160
Hads: 4,438
Avg: 2.23
pDev: 65.92%
Wants: 39
Gots: 915 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Photo of jxl
2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's watered down beer, man. If this was 5x the strength, it might be decent. Who knows. People tend to review Corona as though it's on the tier of craft beer, but it's not, and it's not meant to be. Corona is made for, and marketed towards beer lightweights, and therefore shouldn't be held to the standards of the craft beers we all love. It's tolerable, whether or not you would seek it out. I sure as hell wouldn't, knowing that the price of a sixer of Pinner is around the same price, but, when offered one, I'll drink it. Nothing more, nothing less, Corona is the lazy man's beer, and considering it's meant to be such, it's great for that market.

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.42/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Straw yellow with good clarity. There's a fingernail of eggshell white around the rim. I smell I get a faint whiff of Hallertau hops and skunkiness. I taste corn and the Hallertau hops I detect at the mid and back of the palate. The mouth is watery and a bit thin. Drink this cold.

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Take away the lime wedges put into this beer and it is a relatively awful beer. Sure it is a decent beer on a hot summer day, but you shouldn't be drinking this other than on a hot summer day or on a sandy beach. Be sure to drink ice cold, as its awful if not cold.

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Photo of Aharon
4.86/5  rDev +117.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Actually all thise who give it law score it is beacause they do not understand the purpose of thos Corona beer. It is not ontended to be German beer nor Belgian beer . This is an American beer / Mexican beer ( very similar to s Miller beer by the way wich I also like) .
The purpose this to eat food while drinking, seating best to the fire on a trail trek while drinking , when hot day,when fursty . Great with lemon .
LIghtness is the purpose. very light and well balanced beer . Not to heavy , not to complicated yet the very basic taste is vey very fine by me .
This is not intended to be an hoegaarden .

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Photo of Chris912
1.27/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is really really bad beer. The smell alone makes you wonder if they used bad water to begin with then add in expired GMO product. Its swill (and thats being generous). Id drink this as a last resort... actually, I'll just drink dirty pool water instead. Gross.

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Photo of vickyreddy
3.09/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It may be some of the beers that is available at many places but it is lager beer and it is so light you can feel the taste for just 3 sec and especially when it is served without chill ... it better not to take it... it is good only with lime and chillness ....

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Photo of Magister_Beav
1/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The look smell and taste are that of water which has been sitting in a barrel with a rotten fish for several days. I would rather blend the label and drink that than this beer.

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Photo of Pantalones
2.91/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Grabbed a couple of cans from the discount beer cart at the local Kroger. Code on the bottom of the can is "R275B029," whatever that's supposed to mean -- assuming some kind of coded date-stamp.

Pours very pale yellow into the glass, and once inside it's still pretty pale yellow -- very clear, and with lots and lots of little bubbles rising up from the bottom. Kicks up a huge foamy head of good-sized bubbles when poured, filling up the entire glass but not quite to the point where an overflow would be a real possibility. Starts to shrink away immediately, but takes a while, slowing down as it gets to the point of a thick cap on top with a few lingering traces hanging on to the edges. The foam actually sticks around quite a while even after I've started drinking -- about a third of the way down the glass it's still very much present as a thin coating over the surface of the beer. Overall, looks pretty nice -- honestly one of the better-looking beers I've seen in the category of cheap/"macro" pale and adjunct lagers. Oddly, the second can didn't generate a huge head of foam like the first one did, and what was there faded into almost nothing very rapidly.

Smell is pretty faint, but present if you take a good sniff. What's there is grainy-bready, with maybe a faint whiff of some sort of musty grassiness hiding in the background? It's a beery smell. Not bad by any means, but nothing spectacular either. In the second glass, the smell is not quite as pleasant, there's a bit of a sort of sulfury smell mixed in there. Not strong enough to be off-putting, but still not as pleasant.

Flavor is similar to the smell, though I want to say it's maybe not quite as nice. Grain and breadiness with a faint bit of bitterness in the background every now and then. Maybe a little sweetish corn in there too, which is becoming more noticeable as I drink more, but not so much that it's off-putting. I wonder if these cans might be older than the bottle I had at a restaurant a while back, I remember being able to taste just a bit of grassy hops in that one and I'm not really getting that here at all.

Mouthfeel... it's very, very light (though thankfully not to "lite beer" extremes of watery lightness) and very, very easy to drink quickly. The lingering foam on the surface makes it feel pretty nice going down -- the second glass I'm having now is just a little more prickly-fizzy feeling than the first without that layer of foam on top smoothing things out. Would've given it a 3.5 or maybe even 3.75 for feel if it was consistent between the two cans/glasses.

Overall, not amazing... but also not even *close* to as bad as you'd think it would be going by the average score on here. It's a fairly average beer that's somehow gotten an undeserved reputation for being terrible, probably thanks to the "if it's not one of the best things I've ever tasted, it must be undrinkable garbage" crowd.

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Photo of angryhobo13
2.78/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It's a cheap beer, good for someone on a budget. Otherwise look elsewhere. It tastes much better if you add a slice of lime, but good beer shouldn't require extra flavoring to be good.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
2.27/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Straw pour with thin white head which disappeared quickly; no cap, but good carbonation. Corn muffin nose. Dull corny taste. Thin watery mouthfeel. Overall, not much of anything here...beverage greatly enhanced by adding the lime wedge...

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.77/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Drank from the clear bottle.
Hazy pee-yellow in color, and smells not too much better than it looks. I couldn't smell anything from it aside from it being a poor smelling beer. Decently carbonated, and not much a flavor. Not tasteless like some beers, but not so oddly enough, its taste reminds me of what I think it looks like might taste like.
In terms of what I like, it's not the worst cheap beer out there, but it is anything but good.

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Photo of MissYa
4.1/5  rDev +83.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is flavorful for a person who is not much of a beer drinker. As a graduate of sissy & light beers, I'd pimped this out with the traditional lime. Of course to my liking, a splash if bloody mary mix, but not necessary.

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Photo of LouAleHead
1.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Any beer that needs salt, limes, sugar, etc... to make it taste decent is just not worth it in my opinion. This is definitely the bottom of the barrel when it comes to beer. This beer company has one hell of a sales and marketing department, which is the only positive thing I can say about Corona.

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Photo of mhuber
3.25/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear yellow. Almost no head which disappears immediately. No lacing. Very little aroma. Smooth withour a very distinctive flavor. Easy drinking and refreshing. This beer is not too bad although it lacks character.

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Photo of Godfatherbob
2.76/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's not that bad.. It's better than Budweiser, it's better than Coors, and PBR and really all of the Tier Zero beers besides Heineken. And like.. Coronaritas! Corona may be light and tasteless and vile but combine it with sugar and citrus and tequila and it ain't half bad! Just give it a chance boys, it's a classic.

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Photo of Roguer
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was a surprisingly drinkable AAL. Nothing about it was great; in fact, nothing about it was all that good. However, it wasn't nearly as bad as the majority of the field (Bud, Miller, etc.).

Still, if you're drinking this, you likely know exactly what to expect.

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Photo of J_Chavez15
3.41/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Skunk is present. The skunk is not too overwhelming. Moosehead is way skunkier. Golden piss yellow. Fruity smell and i get some honey. Well Balanced. Light crisp refreshing. The malts and hops are balanced. Corona is not the best Mexican beer, but i prefer it over Modelo. Tecate, Bohemia, and Carta Blanca are the best Mexican lagers. Cheers!

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Photo of bwood06
2.91/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - clear and gold in color with some slight amber tint. highly carbonated. white frothy head that dissipates to a thin lacing rather quickly. 3.25/5

S - some caramel malt. orangey/citrus. agave. 2.75/5

T - some caramel and light malt. virtually no hops. some slight agave. 3/5

M - light bodied. scrubbing bubbles. 3/5

O - not a beer that I will have again. hard to describe what i don't like about this beer. i just flat out don't enjoy it... 2.75/5

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Photo of AdamTebbs
2.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours as golden as you can see it through the clear glass is comes in. Outside of the look there isn't much to this beer. If limes didn't exist people wouldn't drink this beer. Even a slight rise in temperature and this beer becomes almost undrinkable.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From bottle, Pale golden color, clear liquid and minimal head. Light malty aroma. On the palate it is very refreshing and light. Good lager for the summer.

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Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A tad more pleasant than Budweiser, which isn't saying much..
Add the lime, the incessant marketing (aka conditioning) will actually make you think you are enjoying a refreshing beer (not).

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Photo of pinyin
1.99/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Was offered one by a fishing buddy while out on the boat.

I obliged.

From the bottle out of an ice chest at ~39F.

Tasted like anti freeze mixed with cheap malts and stale hops.

Then I come to find out that Corona actually contains propelyne glycol. Yes folks that is the scientific name for anti freeze.

FYI-Glycols are toxic substances to the human body according the US Center For Disease Control.

But for some reason the FDA allows distillers and macrobrewers to use these toxic substances in our food supply.

Glycols are also responsible for lowing testosterone in men and women. In women causing ovarian cancer and turning men into liberal pansies with no heart.

No thanks Corona. Your beer tastes like shit.

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Photo of FrancisM12
2.35/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is not terrible, especially in the summer. It's just not as good as the craft beers out there. But I would take it over bud or miller anytime. However, there are so many beers to try that are far better. If you have the options, spend a couple extra bucks and try a different beer. Its worth it.

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Photo of takusan1000
2.22/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I appreciated this beer only because it is hot in merida Mexico in the summer and it does the work of cooling one off. It feels refreshing, hence the high mouthfeel rating, which in this case is simply a bodyfeel rating. I would only buy it again under similar circumstances, which may happen again soon.

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Photo of dro7
3.76/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Of beers that are available nearly anywhere, Corona is one of the best, if not the best. Coronas are meant to be drank in social gatherings such as parties or in a bar with a bunch of friends. You buy Corona because its cheap, available nearly anywhere, and tastes better than its peers. Do not compare this beer to craft or expensive not easily accessible beer. Compare this beer to Budweiser, Coors, Miller, Heineken, etc.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
54 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.