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

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BA SCORE
56
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3,768 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,089
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 324 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

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 Sammy
2.63/5  rDev +13.9%

Satisfactory if cold on a hot day. Some foam otherwise yellow nothing special, malt,corn sweetener, carbonation whallop on the aggressive side. Just mediocre. Ok with food like veggies or spicy Mexican. Somewhat astringent aftertaste. Slightly better than most other macros.

Sammy, Jul 14, 2004
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.55/5  rDev +10.4%

Pours a clear yellow with a 1 inch fizzy white head that fades to a thin film. Random spots and streaks of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and corn flakes. Taste is of sweet grain and corn flakes. Surprisingly there is no skunk aroma or taste in this glass bottle. Lucky me? This beer has a decent level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this particular bottle is a bit below average but I definitely have had the same beer in other bottles that was a D or F score.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
1.05/5  rDev -54.5%

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Not sure what the point of that is, considering that this doesn't really form a head or produce lacing and I can tell its color by looking through the bottle. Color is golden. No head. Nose is skunky hops. That's about it. Light with a lot of carbonation. I can see why people like to lime this up. Faint whiff of light bread. Not really much like beer and what is does not taste good.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -13.4%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of zestar
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

zestar, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

acurtis, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of metter98
2.15/5  rDev -6.9%

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down very quickly but never completely faded away.
S: There are faint aromas of malt in the nose.
T: Like the smell, there are some faint aromas of adjunct and grainy malts and possibly the slightest hint of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and very watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink because of its light body. It’s not that bad when served ice cold and has some refreshing properties but as it warms up the beer beings to taste bland.

metter98, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.9/5  rDev -17.7%

No limes were harmed in the consumption of this beer. Yellow in color, not quite dark enough to be considered amber. The head is bright white and foamy, falls quickly to a barely covering film and leaves next to no lace.

The nose is on the nasty side; sort of a sour, spoiled grain-like smell. Believe it or not, the beer actually smells a little like a skunk, though I don't think that it's actually skunked. I've had it before and it doesn't seem any different now.

The flavor isn't much better. It's a watery, sour, grainy melange that goes down pretty easily. Corona Extra seems to be a small cut above the American macros (especially the light/lite beers) in that it doesn't make me grimace and feel like spitting it out. It might be tolerable if it was ice cold and I was near death from dehydration.

I never put anything in my beer such as fruit or fruit juice, but might make an exception if Corona Extra was the only thing available. Equal parts beer and lime juice might make it palatable. Or not.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 25, 2004
Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -13.4%

Bottle - This one needs to be drink on the beach during hot summer days with lime. I see no other purpose or reason to drink this. Also, ensure it is fresh because the skunky taste will overpower everything else about this beer. I guess this might be a result of using a clear bottle.

Phyl21ca, Dec 15, 2003
Photo of BEERchitect
1.8/5  rDev -22.1%

Yep, pretty much what I expected, except worse. The brew delivers a very pungent, peppe-le-pu scent that simply never went away. How can a beer with such a lack of flavor and character carry a scent that strong? Clear, straw, and fizzy wraps up the appearance. Grainy and earthy flavors never go anywhere. Weak body with no texture, but, hey the carbonation seems abrasive. Finishes grainy ...and with that damn smell!

BEERchitect, May 18, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
1.35/5  rDev -41.6%

Ok a couple more to go and I am done with my macro experiment. Had the corona ligh a couple days ago, didn't think it could get worse. Then I cracked the regular. Pured a dark yellow with no head but some visible carbonation. Smell was very moldy and stale. Smelled like wet straw, not appetizing in the slightest. The taste was just odd, it tasted old, funky, and moldy. Some hints at maybe some corn, but predominated by a wet bread taste. It feel clean going down, but as it warmed, wow this just should not be allowed to warm. Overall this was not as good as the light, if you could call the light good, and was honestly the worst of the bunch, for now.

mikesgroove, Mar 07, 2007
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2/5  rDev -13.4%

Texasfan549, Jan 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -13.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
1.7/5  rDev -26.4%

Another in the bad beer choices that have been put in front of me lately. This one at the local Mexican restaurant, and fortunately, not purchased by me.

A: A pale, pale yellow with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles and just about no head. Pretty much what I expected.

S: This is probably one of the skunkiest beers I've come across. Lots of sulfur, metal, and a hint of grainy sweetness.

T: Slightly better than the nose, but still fairly skunky. The sweetness is more apparent here, but the lack of any other flavors is really disappointing.

M: Light and fizzy.

D: This is probably the least drinkable of the adjunct lagers I've had. The smell just puts me off before it even gets to my mouth.

womencantsail, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
2.1/5  rDev -9.1%

Had this poured from the Corona Familiar aka Family sized bottle.

A: thin head on a pale gold clear body.

S: wheat, grains and lemon notes. overall skunky

T: mostly pale malts and corn but mostly a little watery with the flavor up front rapidly fading away.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: nothing at all special. the little flavor present is fleeting. Fairly drinkable but there are other beers in this category that are cheaper and taste better.

kylehay2004, May 17, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
2/5  rDev -13.4%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.93/5  rDev -16.5%

Appearance: Pours a clear, appropriately corn-colored, yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Blend of light pale malts and white corn tortilla chips with a very, very minor yeast note.

Taste: Corn and light pale malts with a mild sweetness. Very light hop bitterness. Tiny kick of yeasty sourness. Finishes relatively clean.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Mostly harmless. Eh, it's not a great, classic lager, but I will say I have tasted far, far worse.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of Knapp85
1.88/5  rDev -18.6%

Ok, so this beer couldn't be more popular amongst most people. Haven't been able to see what the hype is though. It comes in a clear bottle that doesn't hide anything. It's clear yellow flavor is minimal and the only thing that really gets this beer something special is a lime wedge. That's pretty much it... Without the lime this beer is pretty much worthless to me.

Knapp85, Mar 21, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev +19%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.23/5  rDev -3.5%

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

And SwillFest 2011 begins here in painful earnest. This stuff pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of short-lived white foam. The nose starts off mildly skunky (damn clear bottles...), but this somehow passes, allowing some wheat, corn, and sweaty-guy B.O. to "shine" through. The taste holds notes of hard water, bad creamed corn, and dirty lemongrass. The body is pretty damn light, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather watery feel. Overall, a sad beer, more akin to flavored water than an actual brew, if you ask me.

TMoney2591, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of largadeer
2.48/5  rDev +7.4%

Straight from the bottle. Clear, pale yellow, pretty standard of the style. Quite a bit of skunkiness on the nose, along with sweet corn, pale malt and a whiff of sulfuric lager yeast. Light on the tongue, firm and crisp up front with a mild bready malt profile. Becomes sweeter in the finish with a bit of lingering corn and sulfur. Very little bitterness or flavor in general. Admittedly pretty refreshing, thanks largely to the general lack of flavor. Not a good beer by any means, but enjoyable on certain occasions.

largadeer, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of zeff80
2.33/5  rDev +0.9%

A - 12 oz bottle pours out a pale yellow. Little head and highly carbonated

S - It smells skunky and of corn.

T- The taste is very watery and has corn and grassy notes to it.

M - A light bodied beer that finishes crisp.

D - It is drinkable, especially on a hot day.

zeff80, Jul 15, 2006
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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 3,768 ratings.