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

Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 3123
Reviews: 1060
rAvg: 2.29
pDev: 31.44%

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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Photo of peoplewithhands


2.19/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light gold and bubbly

Smell: skunk

taste: sweet cereal, skunk

Mouth feel: light, watery and carbonated.

Overall: I have had many coronas in my day. It is easy to drink many at once, especially with lime. I actually prefer it over your typical Budweiser or Miller, even with the skunked smell and flavor, but given the choice, I would rather have something else.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:56:20 | More by peoplewithhands
Photo of iheartmyTHO


3.28/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Honestly, it's not worth drinking Corona if you don't have a wedge of lime to put in it. Drinking Corona on it's own, is just nasty. The only time I find myself drinking this stuff is if I'm getting Mexican food, since it pairs OK, or if I'm at the beach and looking for a cold beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:45:27 | More by iheartmyTHO
Photo of kcrosson492


1.93/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I haven't had this beer for a while but thanks to Trader Joe's surprise pack I was welcomed with one of these!

A-The bottle is pretty cool but the color is a turnoff.

S-Smells like skunk and pee.

T-Tastes like it smells

M-Weak and just gross.

O-This beer is just as bad as I remembered. I would not suggest it. EVER!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:52:17 | More by kcrosson492
Photo of VE777


2.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've had many good times on Corona while drinking in Tijuana, Mexico. There is nothing better than some sunshine, tequila and Corona while trotting around the Pacific Ocean with Mexican women.

In any case, while I hate having to review this beer, it's better than any of the American standards: Miller, Bud, Coors, etc.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 05:20:24 | More by VE777
Photo of SmashPants


2.6/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: a clear 355mL bottle with a tacky and cheap-looking transluscent macro label.

Appearance: very light yellow in colour with last fluffy bubbles, what little head there was dissipates very quickly.

Aroma: smells of standard American adjunct grains with some corn over the top. Not brilliant.

Taste: the palate is a bit watery for me, not much in the way of flavour. That said, I now live in Queensland where the temperatures and humidity dictate that I need to have a nice cold beer every now and then. Standard grains again here.

Aftertaste: the lack of flavour backs off very quickly which is fine, since this is quite sessional.

Mouth feel: light in body with big carbonation per the American adjunct style.

Overall: an okay sessional beer for the hottest of days, but honestly there are cheaper sessionals around. Corona has dropped in price over the last couple of years by around 25% - maybe people are finally realising that they should judge a beer on its merits rather than its marketing.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 12:13:12 | More by SmashPants
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The ubiquitous classic. Drank straight from the big bottle.

Hate the color of this, placid yellow with no much life though there is a thin ring of foam. Aroma isn't great, not too skunky thankfully. Flavor is better than i remember, meaning it doesn't taste like piss. Has a semblance of fruit and grain and skunkiness is dialed down. This particular tasting was decent but i've had worse bottles. Wedge of lime might have knocked it a point up ;)

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 20:05:34 | More by papat444
Photo of Mike_Moe


2.61/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light straw color, small short lasting blond head.
Aroma: This beer does not much aroma.
Flavor: This beer is not very flavorful. This beer very light bodied, non-hoppy.
Overall: This is alight flavored, light bodied beer. It is very drinkable beer on 100 degree summer day if splashed with a slice of lime.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 05:01:46 | More by Mike_Moe
Photo of CFHMagnet


1.7/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Reviewed from notes taken last night, 1/8/14.

This beer pours a hint of white head, and keeps absolutely none of it. No ring, no lace. The body is the color of urine.

The smell is skunky with adjunct. I also get not so fresh grass clippings and not so fresh orange peel.

It starts off with a little buttery cracker taste. It gets a little sweetness to it that I was trying to identify as corn or rice. Grassy finish.

The beer was moderately carbonated. The mouthfeel was the most pleasant part of it. It had a refreshing feeling, was light bodied and just washed down so clean and easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 22:52:05 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of utopiajane

New York

3.45/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden straw color with perfect clarity. Only a thin head of loose bubbles that fell pretty fast and left a very thin ring. No lace. Nose is clean. There is a brief hit of mild skunk that fades to reveal sweet grain and a bit of corn sweetness. No fruity esters at all. Taste is light and lively with carbonation. It bites the tongue a bit with bubbles and the grain is husky and lightly sweet. There are no off flavors. The body is thin and watery. The beer is crisp and refreshing. Thirst quenching. It finishes dry with a small touch of hop bitter and the faintest hint of spice in the very last moment of the swallow and it's dry.

This is not at all unpleasant. It is not sour, it is not offensive, The corn sweetness is not syrupy and the lager character is light. It's called a light lager. it's easy to drink and because it does not have any complex flavors it would compliment a variety of food, from Chinese, to Mexican to Italian or just a pastrami sandwich. You don't have to think about this beer it drinks as easily as water with a sessionable abv. There is a faint odor of sulfur that develops as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 19:06:46 | More by utopiajane
Photo of gregO59

New Jersey

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

drank 1 because it was in the bottom of the cooler where I was . nothing else left. tried it and vowed I would never have another. appearance- i've given better looking urine samples smell- smells like sugar pops taste- not enough fruit in the world to make this taste go away mouthfeel- carbonation and bubbles overall- this beer and the people from mexico should be sent packing back across the border

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:17:05 | More by gregO59
Photo of RingoBro


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

Not a great beer. If you're on a diet and you don't care about taste/what you're actually drinking, sure pick up some of these. If you care about how the beer you're drinking was brewed, stay away.

While this was a "step up" from my Busch Light days in college, this is a beer that I won't be drinking again unless it's the last beer at the bottom of a cooler and I'm very thirsty.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 04:56:15 | More by RingoBro
Photo of stakem


2.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes I found on my phone from over a year ago. I think my brother is to blame for this...12oz clear glass bottle poured into a tired hands oversized wine glass because i'm THAT guy. It appears a perfectly clear straw yellow color with a white finger that is quick to fade.

The smell is skunky initially right out the gate despite being held in a fridge and not exposed to any light. It has a corny grain sweetness to the nose and a hint of sulfur. It doesnt smell that good but it is on par with the style I guess.

The taste is sweet like corn. Sulfur and a bit skunky. A very minor herbal aspect. Some faint indistinguishable hop bitterness balances things out with a touch of something almost like bubblegum.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The skunky aspect made this different from the usual macro adjunct. I think I did a great disservice to this brew by pouring it into a glass. Had I shoved a lime down the bottle neck and chugged it, it would have been 'enjoyed' slightly more.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 15:10:44 | More by stakem
Photo of Beric


3.1/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


1st Review:
Serving: Bottle with lime
Served: 25 June 2013
Rating: 2.89

2nd Review:
Serving: Bottle with lime
Served: 28 November 2013

Appearance: A thin, pale yellow with a foamy white head after dropping the lime slice in. Curiously able to support the head for a while due to the thin bottle circumference despite the acid from the lime. One of the best brands in the world from a marketing perspective, and the look of this one: clear bottle with the blue/white logo painted on and the lime floating in it screams summer even if it's Thanksgiving.

Smell: Thankfully the lime masks it all.

Taste: Make sure you put the lime in it, because then it tastes like slightly bitter limeade rather than anything resembling beer. Somewhat similar to a German radler, but without the same amount of bitterness since the beer base is an adjunct. I'm too scared to try this one without the lime since I know I'll be disappointed.

Mouthfeel: Nice and bubbly initially, but becomes somewhat thin with about 1/3rd left in the bottle.

Overall: There is not a beer in the world that screams "summer" like Corona with a lime. I drink this one solely for that reason- that sitting outside when it's 90 degrees with 80+% humidity just goes perfect with a pale yellow beer in a clear bottle with a lime stuck in it. Even when drank after Thanksgiving dinner, it hearkens back to that sticky, hot summer day when you last had a sip and felt refreshed for refreshment's sake, not because it's a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 02:55:46 | More by Beric
Photo of RandomExile


2.76/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: pale, fully translucent, no head, no lacing
S: faint barley
T: faint, mild barley, a bit papery
M: thin, slight carbonated bite
O: weak, thin, not offensive, just not good. So weak and watery this was difficult to review, because there's so little depth and few characteristics This is my 58th beer review, and only my first "typical" beer. Brutal.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 05:24:15 | More by RandomExile
Photo of KingJason


1.64/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Seriously this beer is a chick beer and I mean that chicks drink this because it is week and taste watered down with corny corn syrup and then these peasant women put lime in it to over foul that bad waste products that the after taste is. Cheep beer and I know my Mexican friends who grew up with lots of money from their parents even despise this uncultured commoner's drool. I could not imagine offering one of the peasant brews to some one like Michael Jordan, he gets the Sierra Nevada Torpedo. What kind of vagrant scum trailer trash would take such pride in furnishing their fridge with such a pauper's brew and then to compensate they put lime in it so it removes the taste of the Cancer this beer is to my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 16:49:39 | More by KingJason
Photo of FLima


2.24/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Light golden color with apparent carbonation with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of corn and sweet malt.
Refreshing taste of herbal hops and sweet corn with a light herbal spiciness.
Watery body with good carbonation.
A beer to be exclusively drank on a Mexican beach or as a Michelada, not worth it otherwise. Off flavors are very mild, but still it’s a tasteless beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 22:03:34 | More by FLima
Photo of JohnSmithsFC

United Kingdom (England)

1.28/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bit shit. See John Smiths Bitter for a pint. Now that is a pint. Could be improved by being John Smith's Bitter. We feel a 'Yorkshire bite' could be added to this watered down piss. We feel in our considered opinion that a barrel of John Smith's Bitter cannot be matched by your weak weak impersonation. If it's not an impersonation, that merely makes it worse. Always impersonate the Best.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 20:39:04 | More by JohnSmithsFC
Photo of rcmorrison8


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

The worst stuff I have ever had in my life. Considered giving up drinking after this. Took one sip and then took one more to be sure. Poured the rest out. Removed remaining bottles from fridge. Called brother-in-law and chastised him for bringing such sludge into my house. I then retired to bed fearing that I would have nightmares. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 10:19:29 | More by rcmorrison8
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

2.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Small white head leaves a nice lacing on a clear bright golden colored beer.

Light sour grain aroma.

Light sour grains in the taste, not much else coming through if anything.

This light bodied beer leaves a slight bitter, sour, and dry aftertaste that sort of lingers.

My initial thoughts were that I had wasted a $1.75 on this bottle of beer, but to the beer defense I did not try it with a lime wedge or two. And I know or now I know what that is so.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 17:59:56 | More by LXIXME
Photo of MikeP


2.3/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mediocre beer. There’s nothing special about Corona Extra, and I don’t understand its popularity. Yet, it seems to be among the very best selling beers, and even gets high marks around here.

This is a one-dimensional beer. Starting at the top, it has a pronounced bitter hop presence, but with one with no variety at all. Just brute force bitterness that tastes more like jalapeno than hops. If you’ve never tasted a brew that has several varieties of hops flavors – flavors, not just harshness – then I guess you might accept what you get with Corona as real hop flavoring. But, compared to the depth and dimension of hop flavor in beers as widely varying as Coor’s Batch 19 [a veritable object lesson in subtle-but-present, multi-level hop flavoring] and Half Acre Brewery Daisy Cutter, Corona seems cheap and crude.

But the body of the beer – its main flavor – is what really sinks it. The flavor is that of an oddly rubbery-compound tasting liquid. Not pleasant. No complexity. Take away the harsh jalapeno bitterness, and what you’re left with is a one dimensional beer of no particular high quality. Compared to the bursting complexity of Stroh’s, it’s a one-note bitter pill. As I said, I just don’t understand its popularity.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:33:53 | More by MikeP
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of light sweet fruity and grainy malt with hints of floral hops to counter. The taste is sweet with honey and fruit. Light bready grainy flavor with a sharp spicy hop flavor with a low to moderate level of hop bitterness. Light to medium light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick sharp crisp mouthfeel. Nice grainy bready aroma, this actually tastes pretty decent without a lime stuffed into it.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:34:13 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Sunsetvenice28


4/5  rDev +74.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corona Extra has been my favorite beer for the last 5 years or so. It’s light, stout but not bitter with the right amount of carbonation. However, Corona Extra contains barley malt, rice &/or corn with GMO’s antioxidants and propylene glycol (stabilizer). It is off my beer list. What a shame!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:04:27 | More by Sunsetvenice28
Photo of Amish_Ambush


1.38/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Simply put: Lawnmower beer. Light, corn adjunct beer with the faintest trace of hops. Slight stewed vegetable aroma. Straw yellow color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Not worth my time writing up this review nor your time reading mine. Pair with self loathing with a side of bad taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:43:11 | More by Amish_Ambush
Photo of spoony


2.08/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

From a 355 ml bottle. No date.

A-The brew is more yellow than most and very light in color. A few stray bubbles of carbonation support a thin, white head.

S-The smell is typically sweet with grainy corn notes, some skunk, and not much else.

T-The taste is also mildly sweet with corn grain and some crackers on the finish. Very mild flavor on this particular bottle, but some can be downright skunky and off-putting.

M-If there is a highpoint for this brew, it is the light, crisp mouthfeel.

O-I am a sucker for cheap Mexican/American Adjunct Lagers (in the right setting), but I fail to see how any setting could be right for Corona. The smell is either skunky or non-existent and the taste generally follows suit. I don't think there are enough limes to save this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 03:18:14 | More by spoony
Photo of Damian


2.93/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, pale straw yellow and was topped by a near one-finger, fluffy, bright white crown that quickly fell to a foamy ringlet. Streaks of lacing clung to the glass.

The nose contained notes of grainy, husky malts. Mild skunk. Touch of sulfur. Grassy hops appeared as the beer warmed.

There was more going on in the flavor profile than I anticipated. Crisp and grainy with grassy, noble hop notes. Touch of sulfur/skunk. Hints of lemon. More grainy malts and earthy hops appeared in the finish. A surprising amount of bitterness lingered on my palate.

The mouthfeel was thin, light and spritzy. Seltzer-like. Slightly frothy on the palate.

Even amongst American adjunct lagers, people really seem to hate on Corona. I, however, found it to be rather unoffensive and noticeably more flavorful than many of its American counterparts. Perhaps getting a fresh bottle, keeping it out of direct sunlight and holding off on that lime is key to enjoying this.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 14:02:27 | More by Damian
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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
55 out of 100 based on 3,123 ratings.