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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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4,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,106
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 31
Gots: 531 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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2.15/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

We open a 12 oz. can and pour a brew the color of pale goldenrod. It holds a very brief one half-finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving not even a film on top of the beer. No lacing is noted, and the beer appears to have a watery consistency. Carbonation appears rather active, and the beer is crystal clear with no haze or sediment. As we sniff, we notice a distinct fermented apple quality to the very present alcohol. This is accompanied by grainy pale malts, and some metallics. There is a hint of barley, but the grain profile is otherwise very adjuncty. As we sip, the first thing noticed is the adjunct-grain profile. It is sweet, but has an odd oily taste, like that of greasy French fries. The alcohol is also most present here, but not overly so. As we move to the middle, the grain takes on a more sour and metallic vibe. This is also present in the finish, which includes more alcohol, a penicillin flavor, and fermented apple sweetness. The aftertaste has bitter notes, of adjuncty inclusions, along with fusel alcohols. Bitter and grainy. The body is light, and the carbonation is very active, and stings the lips. This is undoubtedly the most prominent aspect to the beer’s feel as the other components are very similar to water. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks okay.

The best thing about this beer is the sweetness at the beginning, and how well the bitter metallic adjuncts balances this out. This is not to say that the beer is well balanced flavor wise, but rather that the mouth is not left with a sickeningly sweet, or offensively bitter flavor in the end. On a more negative note, the beer is over-carbonated. Finally, it lacks any real complexity, is overly adjuncty, and is bland in aromatics.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have had this beer a few times, but this is based on my last encounter with this brew while vacationing in Mexico. Poured a pale yellow color with no head and lacing. A lot of carbonation. Smell and taste of mild skunk which was improved by couple of limes I jammed in there. It was a hot day by the pool, so I did not mind it as much, but not something I would go and buy.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: Pale straw in colour, light lacing, drank from the bottle so no head. To be honest, looks like piss.

Smell: Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. Slightly skunky, smells like a weak (in flavour) Euro Pale Lager.

Taste: Bland to start, difficult to pull apart any flavours. Perhaps a bit of grain or corn, with a lingering aftertaste that's just generally unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation - fizzes up like a soft drink on the tongue, but feels quite thin and watery.

Overall: I felt that beers like Corona and Sol get a hard time on this site, but going from this session, it's fairly deserved. There really isn't much to taste from this beer. However, I do think that I'd enjoy this one ICE cold, on a hot day, with a wedge of lime in the neck. The beer itself has a refreshing quality already but that's more to do with the feel and coldness than anything else.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 4,106 ratings.