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

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54
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Reviews:
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2.23
pDev:
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Corona ExtraCorona Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Reviews: 1,196 | Ratings: 4,692
Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.46/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Hold the lime. I agree with many, corona tastes of yeast. But I really don't mind. It's not a nice looking beer, smells off, but it really is drinkable. Plugging my nose I can easily hammer out a twelve pack.

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Photo of Fear4Beer
1.82/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Once you've had good beer, you just can't go back to this. This stuff was never good in the first place, but once you go back you realize how bad it really was. This stuff is barely palatable. It is so nasty in fact that you have to drink it with a lime wedge. You know a beer is not good when to make it drinkable you have to add another substance to it.

I can't even drink this now. One sniff of this beer gives me flashbacks of college years, throwing up a cocktail of Corona and Bud light. Once you throw up Corona it haunts your tastebuds forever. The beer is SO FREAKING skunky. Try smelling it and tell me that smells inviting. It would be like if your girl friend was serving brownies and you enter the kitchen and it smells like dog feces. I bet those brownies wouldn't be appetizing!

Friends don't let friends drink Corona. Don't be cheap. Pay $2 more and get better beer. If you are trying to get drunk go drink 1-2 Belgian quads. Drink safely my friends.

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Photo of larryarms847
2.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a hydrated piss yellow with a half finger of straight white foam.

Smells like musty water.

Yeasty, grainy, stale water.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, just awful.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
1.99/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From the tiny bottle - 7 oz - it pours a bright golden with virtually no head, some bubbles stream from the bottom. Not much scent - maybe yeast? Taste is forgettable. Did not add a lime to improve it, so...

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Photo of ScruffyHanSolo
3.05/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So being a proud gamer I like to call Corona the "Nathan Drake of beers". This is a beer that I would only have during the summer when the weather is hot and when I want something cheap and well summery. This beer is not fancy in the slightest in fact it's actually only really marketed as a summer beer. It's not fancy tasting nor does it have any complex notes of flavor to it, it's a simple lager beer. Corona isn't something I would go halfway around the world to get or even really to a store to buy but it's not a bad tasting beer. With a couple of limes this beer tastes really nice actually and it's quite refreshing. It has a very light flavor that reminds me of seltzer water actually. In fact the reviewer who said this stuff was like seltzer hit the nail on the head. It's very light in color and in flavor but add a lime or two and this beer is actually a nice beer to have on a summer day at a beach side shack.

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Photo of movethroughspace
2.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Corona Extra

Appearance: A beautiful, clear, golden color supports a nice, foamy head. Shortly after the pour the head disappears leaving much to be desired. Almost comes off as a dressed-up advertisement. (2.0)

Smell: Yeast and water dominate the senses while smelling this beer. Some hints of citrus are also present. The smell leaves me wanting more than just yeast and water. (1.75)

Taste: The initial crispness of the carbonation hits your palate with a strong yeast flavor followed by the taste of water trailing into a barely citrusy aftertaste leaving something to be desired. On the plus side, flavors transition fairly smoothly. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: Drinks almost like a seltzer water. Initially crisp and carbonated, then transitions into a watery feel. (2.0)

Overall: This beer looked beautiful when poured but I was quickly disappointed with the rapidly decreasing head. The flavor profile also left me wanting something else and I can see why Corona Extra is served with a lime. (2.25)

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Photo of jasadewi
2.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Golden orange color, with a dish detergent, ugly, soapy head.
S: Smells a little skunky, and actually an alcohol smells comes through (as if it were cheap liquor).
T: Tastes like a watered down Modelo. Tastes like grains, alcohol, and water. Not that bad for a refreshing Mexican-style adjunct. But, not that good either.
F: Feels light and refreshing. Almost no aftertaste, and very light body.
O: Overall, I think this beer is okay. I think it's one of of the better American adjunct macros. But, I think it's on the worse side of the refreshing Mexican-owned versions of that style. I would drink it on a beach, when cool, light macros are the way to go.

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Photo of MusaJames
2.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Right away this beer looks great, beautiful golden color pours well creating a little head. This is where everything goes wrong for me. I'm hit with the smell of what I think smells like wet cat. Makes sense actually cause every one I know puts lime and salt on it immediately. Taste doesn't come close to enjoyable. I used to drink a lot of this beer as a young man and I'm starting to question the intelligence of my younger self. Well I won't be buying this beer ever again.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
2.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

OK, it's a Corona. You don't necessarily pour it into a tulip and examine the (non-existent) malts and hops very closely. You stick a lime wedge in the bottle and down a few on a scorching summer day. It's a Mexican lager that's of better quality than Tecate or any Bud Light/cheap AAL. No need to analyze too deeply. Like the ads, it's a beer meant to be enjoyed on any kind of beach/any kind of day and I'd happily oblige if offered one. I'm enjoying one now at home just because it's what's in the fridge. Somehow, it sells at a premium price above Tecate and Pacifico, but not quite a San Migue, maybe because of the name being a "crown" beer?

It's a golden straw colored lager with no head, once the bottle's cracked. It smells and tastes of grain, metal, citrus (likely from the lime wedge) and summertime fun at the beach. It drinks like a soda. It's not a craft beer or anything special by any means. But damn if it doesn't hit the spot.

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Photo of Squire123
1.82/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Around here this stuff sells for a premium price though for the life of me I can't fathom why people buy it more than once.

Slinky, stinky, skunky with an odd sweetness combined with the nastiness. I'm serious, I really don't understand why anyone with a choice would choose this.

Not recommend.

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Photo of BoozySmurf
4.03/5  rDev +80.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in a long neck bottle with lime of course. There's no comparison, this beats all other AAL's hands down in look and smell. Taste is above average as well. Mouthfeel is thin, and finish is sweet and skunky. Overall its always an option on a nice spring day.

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Photo of Shanex
2.47/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Europe has desperados, America has Corona. It's pretty weak as a beer and will only be consumed preferably in the Southwest during a hot summer evening. No further description needed in my opinion. No head, nothing special. It's best avoided. There are so much better stuff now in America.

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Photo of Ranger1
1/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm not going to spend too much time with the rating of this "beer" but this has to be the worst beer I've ever drank in my life. There is absolutely nothing at all redeeming about this stuff.
People actually drink this? Why?

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pale straw color, crystal clear
Fizzy streams of carbonation, here-and-gone head, even with slightly aggressive pour. No lacing.
Buttery lime aroma
Flavor is bitter grains and boiled vegetables, for what there is. Very bland on the palate. Much more interesting in the nose. Dry, thin feel.
Honestly not as bad as it sounds, and it's a lot more pleasant with a slice of lime so that the flavor aligns closer to the aroma. Or, so that it has some flavor beyond blandness.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.14/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I see a lot of negative reviews about corona, but with a lime in this beer it is actually quite perfect to drink at the beach. My favorite cheap mexican beer by far and one of my go to party beers. Put the lime in corona and drink it all up. Simple beer, simple taste, simple beach beer and that's it. Nothing amazing here, it is just a Corona.

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Photo of Kelby777
2.8/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For it being Corona Extra, this sure tastes like a light beer! Let's get started.

Appearance - Appears highly carbonated and spritzy with a small soapy head and a yellow urine color to it.

Smell - Immediate skunk hits the senses. Smells of citrus (probably from the skunk), and maybe a hint of corn.

Taste - Somewhat bitter, slight burn of alcohol. Really lacks in taste.

Mouthfeel - REALLY watered down; more like a light beer. The beer is a little dry on the tongue.

Overall - This beer is average and definitely not my first pick for a session beer.

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Photo of lwcreasy
1.52/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Straw colored. Head is gone before I could type "head is gone." Brilliant clarity.

Smells like a trace of skunk, some grits, and my old dorm room lobby.

Tastes grainy, bitter, and then oddly sweet when swallowed. A little bit of old corn. Tastes more vegetal as it warms, but I wouldn't recommend letting it do that (but you know this already- it's Corona, after all!)

Carbonation is nice as I'm drinking it; it's crisp. But it makes my mouth feel gluey afterwards.

Not the best cheap beer, but not as bad as I remembered. Still- grab a Tecate instead!

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Photo of JPadilla
1.49/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

No bueno.
All publicity, no quality.
Pissy beer... I wish I never had to drink this beer again, but so many people who don't know beer think this is a good one and they buy it all the time.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
1.87/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It pours a very sickly yellow with little to no head, and it always smells pretty skunked. The taste reminds me of seltzer water and corn. There's a reason why people have to put limes in these.

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Photo of KACK1533
1.27/5  rDev -43%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A classic in its own right, but what I don't get is the appeal. Sure, you could drink these by the beach; but that's pretty much all you could do. Looks good for an adjunct lager, but that's where the good ends. Smell was skunky, due to clear bottle. Taste, what taste is there? it tasted a bit like corn, but mostly water. The mouthfeel was like water, because that's what this is. Overall, this beer is a letdown in every regard. Props for the painted bottle though. You must put a lime in this because it will give it some flavor.

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Photo of Stevem68
2.47/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow color. Aroma is bland malts. The slice of lime is the only distinguishable decent flavor. Not much to this one just a meh beer city a citrus lime flavor.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
1.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I've decided to re-review this beer, because of course. Mom LOVES Corona (as in, it's one of the only beers she will drink) - guess what's in the fridge? Tally ho!

It looks like every crappy lager ever made, with a straw color, and a pathetically dinky white head. Lots of carbonation rises up to the top.

NO SKUNK! Okay, I have a good reference point here for once! Without the skunk, this beer's aroma is just...really damn bland. A bit of corn chips, a hint of lime, some bubblegum, and that's it. I can't believe I even picked all that up, frankly. In fact it smells like water. So it's not beer, it's actually water. Time to switch my reference point yet again.

Despite the disturbing color of this water, it doesn't have much taste, bad or otherwise. Maybe there's a bit of sweetness lingering around the finish, and something suggesting corn. Is this what water tastes like in Mexico?

Texturally, this would be fine in hot weather, since it has lots of carbonation and no pesky flavor to get in the way. However, there's also a sugary aftertaste that makes it seem less refreshing. Why does this seltzer water feel a bit like beer? How preposterous.

Skunked Corona is, quite literally, the worst potable in the history of anything, ever. Non-skunked Corona, though, is just carbonated water. No, wait, it's carbonated water that costs nearly as much as SNPA. Only people who hate beer (i.e. my mom) and wish their life was a never-ending Kenny Chesney song need apply.

1.53/5: Montezuma's Revenge + sex in a canoe = this

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Photo of CanadianBacon
2.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pale straw color minimal head, looks like most adjunct lagers.

Aroma - Not much of anything, a little corn maybe.

Taste - water... there really was barely any flavor.

Feel - smooth light watery.

Overall - There just isnt enought to write about to give this one a full review. Its water that gets you drunk.... and it did the job when a friend bought it last night. But thats all it did.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.2/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light golden color, light mouthfeel, watery taste, needs a lime to be ok. More of a trendy beer to drink due to great marketing. Not much more to day about it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.78/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Well you can spice it up with a lime on a hot summer day and its tolerable. Other than that, you get a weak ass yellow fizzy appearance, no head, no aroma, no taste.

Hops, malt, yeast? Never know there was any here. Lots of carbonation. The only flavor is that which you add. Plenty of water up in this.

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