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

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4,330 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,330
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 37
Gots: 800 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Ratings: 4,330 | Reviews: 1,267
Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.13/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Crystal clear, golden straw color, thin white head, spotty lacing

S: Adjunct grains, slight lager yeast smell, light hop

T: Skunkyness, sweet adjunct grains, slight hop bitterness

F: Light, fizzy carbonation, crisp, dry

O: This is one of my more favored adjunct lagers. I tend to gravitate toward this style as the weather warms because of price, availability, and they are just great to wet the whistle after a run or mowing the grass, also wonderful out on the boat.

Photo of Mnmich7662
2.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

The color is appetizing but I think it always needs a lime

Photo of Pete_IV
3.09/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Put A lime in it and im not complaining. Perfect summer on the water beer.

Photo of Chris14racing
5/5  rDev +116.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome summer beer, my favorite when it's hot.

Photo of Safa1
1.25/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

It's not as bad as corona light. It's a disgusting beer. Worse than worse. Just bad.

Photo of Redneckwine
2.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into pint glass (bottle taken out of boxed case), NO lime added

Appearance - Pale straw, crystal clear, no trace of head whatsoever but a very slight ring of foam around the edge. A few carb bubbles spring to the surface just to let you know this is probably not urine.

Smell - Offensive skunky/funky right off the bat, which is puzzling since this came from a boxed case. Kind of spicy and metallic, a bit green and vegetal. Faint biscuity and fruity notes are desperately trying to surface to save face.

Taste - A bit better than the smell, actually: very watery and the skunk + vegetal notes lead the way, but aren't as offensive as the nose. Not much going on here - but wayyy back in the distance there is a Pils-like biscuity/fruity note that is sort of pleasing, but unfortunately there is also some twangy grainy and metallic notes with it. Finishes dry with very minor astringent bitterness.

Feel - Light bodied and very watery, snappy carb keeps this from feeling like tap water. Fairly refreshing when ice cold, nonetheless.

Overall - This was the first Corona I've had in about 12 years I think, and frankly it's just as bad as I remember it being. Skunky, grainy, metallic, watery... Simply a poor beer with too few redeeming qualities. Of course it got worse as it warmed, but I suppose if you slam it fast it'd be fairly inoffensive. It's pretty easy to see why everyone adds a lime wedge to this stuff. And on a closing note, how the Hell was this beer skunked coming out of a sealed carboard box?! I may never know.

Photo of NCMatt
1.47/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

It currently has a 56, I can't imagine how. It's practically flavorless and unless you buy a 12 / 24 pack (in the box) it's probably skunked by the time you get home. Deserves a score much, much lower.

Photo of manfromanotherplace
1.19/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

looks like dog piss and taste isnt much better,the only thing that made these drinkable was the shot of limon i put in the top.piss poor.

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
1.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

this beer is "puro caca". I am surprised it is so popular

Photo of b0ss-h0gg
1.77/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

There are a million worse beers and a million better beers. Outstandingly marketed so that you think you should buy it if you're going to the beach. Decent with the fruit wedge, lousy alone.

Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
1.25/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is the Mexicans version of "fosters" no one drinks it in its country of origin and for good reason.
tastes like camel urine and isn't what id want for a sustain-er or even a quick beer to cool me off.

Photo of yonnie
2.72/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. In the past 5 months I have had Chimay Red, Rochefort 6, 8 and 10, Westvleteren XII, Three Philosophers, KBS, BBA Narwhal, Heady Topper, 120 Minute IPA and bunch of other world class brews. That said, this is actually not that bad, but also not that good either. It's a bit watery, but still has a little malt flavor. Sort of grainy and sweet. Really bubbly on the tongue. Actually looks pretty nice in a glass. I understand why this is a popular summer beer. Nothing offensive here, just nothing to write home about. I've definitely had worse.

Photo of Sean_King
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

No lime to add and therefor no taste.

Photo of Rivoire
1.34/5  rDev -42%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

If you put Lemon in your beer, that means you don't want it to be tasted but drank for refreshing your palate during the summer. Lemon kills the taste all the other feelings you can get.

Photo of Abhilash1980
3.08/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

It's pretty ok... Nothing fancy! Much better with the lemon wedge.

Photo of EMV
1.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What more can be said about Corona... great marketing and a terrible product. This is skunk in a bottle, and there's not enough lime in the world to fix this beer. Macro corn, watery, yellow and fizzy, and did I mention skunk? Not worthy of being called beer. It's only virtue is being cheap and safer than drinking the water while in Mexico... and that just barely.

Photo of dbakondi
4.25/5  rDev +84%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It might be more nostalgia than anything else, but I like corona in the summer. It's a great summer beer and brings back great memories.

Photo of charapaus
3.53/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh mexican lager, put some lemon is required...

Photo of Tbouth
2.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Great light beer but don't let it get to warm

Photo of Rixter
2.35/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well a great alternative to flavoured water.

Photo of qrazvan
2.63/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Has a bit of a floral smell. Other than that, nothing special.

Photo of FrazFraz
2.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this at a club once so my memory might be affected a little.

A - Typical lager colour, it might be a bit lighter but maybe that's just me. Head was nothing to note, standard for a macro brewing company.

S - Nothing too special here either, just smells like... well... a lager, maybe a little more skunky than the average macro. Not any notes of anything special that I could detect. The smell fine and not anything to get hung up about.

T - Very mild in my opinion, very lacking in flavour. Basically just pseudo-average, I would serve this very cold and down a lot of them since it is incredibly easy to drink. If there is nothing else better around and you wanna get drunk fast... down a few of these.

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
2.42/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a can. Blech, this is pretty bad. Tastes like steel wool, creamed corn, and whippits. I actually enjoy Corona when skunked, pero eso, es no bueno. A crash course on why lime was ever squeezed into a beer.

Can't find anything wrong with the visuals or feel though (when judging by style).

Photo of Fievel
3.04/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cinco de Mayo Shenanigans... Felt obligated

Photo of entenduintransit
3.03/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Great if you want to feel like you're on a beach. Easy to drink and feels like sand in your toes and the sun on your skin.

Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 4,330 ratings.