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

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54
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
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Ratings:
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Avg:
2.23
pDev:
66.37%
 
 
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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: 1,195 | Ratings: 4,658
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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Photo of Brew_Darrymore
1.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Carbonated water that gets you dizzy. Frankly, quite flavourless, uneventful beer. I'd stay away from it unless I'm in the middle of the dessert and need to pour it on top of my head. Haha.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
1.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Corona Extra pours a bright golden color with no head. Skunky aroma. The taste is a bit skunky, sweeter and dry. Very flat body, very little carbonation. Overall, its barely drinkable.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.8/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

this is one of the best mexican beers out there which tells you all you need to know about them...they're not very good. it's not worth the premium price you pay for it.

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
1.93/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Don’t let this beer fool you with its appealing bottle and golden colour, because it’s just another adjunct. I don’t know if it’s cheaper in its native Mexico, but where I purchased it was double the price than any other beer, and not any better. It has a famous name and a nice bottle, and not much else.

This is an awful beer. Don’t buy it.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
2.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm just not a light beer guy. A lot of my friends love this one, so I tried it - with the lime, as they do. I have to say, it's not horrible by any means. It's just not my preference.

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Photo of FBorrego
1.09/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Uma cerveja barata, gosto super fraco, tipica lager porcaria comum. Deve ser servida o mais gelada possível e ainda sim é bem sonsa, sem carbonatação, sem espuma...

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

is Corona ever available on draft? doesn't really matter. what a terrible beer. even when I am too drunk to care about what I'm drinking, i'd still pass on a Corona.

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Photo of Ohiolager
1.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Corn straw yellow in color. Smells of metalic twang and corn. It tastes like theres a penny in my mouth, like corn and blood. Mouthfeel is rather unpleasant, very light and leaves a twang aftertaste. Another adjunct import, that shouldn't be advertised as a premium product.

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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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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
54 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.