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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,857 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,857
Reviews: 1,097
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 22
Gots: 365 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Photo of legatovibrato24
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This is a thin, small bodied beer that can only be salvaged by a lime slice or its consumption near a beach or tropical setting.

I don't usually lambaste many beers, however this one is far below average. It has so little flavor that one lime slice can become the star of the show if dunked, flipped and floated in the bottle. Each sip sends the swill sliding south to the bottom of the bottle to bring about a snow white fizzy head that disappears faster than a politician in a game of truth or dare.

All kidding aside, I wish this beer had much more character and taste than it does tradition and name recognition. It seems the only reason Corona is consumed is a result of a marketing campaign that appeals to the modern human desire to at times escape the modern life to a tropical retreat with no cell phones or email.

legatovibrato24, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
1.23/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

OMG! If you try to swallow this make sure to add lime. It is the only way not to gag. Its got some corn, water, a bit of citrus touch, mineral water, some grainy characteristics and a pound of skunk. It looks like piss, pale yellow with a fizzy white foam that fades fast. It smells close to the same with some nasty skunk, a little rot, and some metallic notes. Terrible. Its a drain pour. The lime barely helps. I don't know what the extra is unless its body. Its thin, fizzy, watery, pale and skunky.

JayS2629, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of JohnnyChicago
1.6/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Drank straight from the bottle with a slice of lime at the bottom. This is how thousands of boring-ass commercials have told me to drink it.

A: You all know what this looks like: piss yellow. This is one of the few beers that really fails the appearance test, because of the power of association.

S: Corn, lime and straight up skunk.

T: No better here. Corn, lime and skunky rottenness.

D: Well, the alcohol is covered up, I'll give it that, but the flavours are so nasty its a pain to drink.

Overall: One of the worse adjunct lagers. Most beers in this style are just close to water - boring, but mostly unoffensive. Corona can't even copy that losing formula. Honestly, if they suggest you serve cold with a lime in it, they can't really be confident in the taste. Life is too short to waste it drinking bad beer. Avoid!

JohnnyChicago, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of gh02t
2.35/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I must concede before I start that I rather like Corona for sentimental reasons and buy it a few times a year. That said, from a critical standpoint it isn't very good.

A- Straw (piss?) yellow, bubbly. Comes in it's fairly recognizable clear, long-neck bottle. Since the bottles are clear this stuff is usually skunked if you buy it in a 6 pack. Get a 12'er that comes in an opaque box and it's usually better.

T- eh. Has a light taste with little distinctness. Has a little bit of spice on the front. Consequently, it pairs fairly well with a wide range of foods, particularly spicy ones. Lime improves, but that's cheating.

M- Fizzy, pretty refreshing. Rather nice on a hot day, this one is a thirst quencher.

D- Goes down easy because of it's lightness. Illogically fun to drink.

Overall, as a beer lover I can't say Corona is very good. But, I think fondly of this beer. If I'm in the mood it certainly scratches that itch for something light and crisp. That said, Bohemia is infinitely better if you want something from Mexico.

If you do buy this beer, as I said make sure to get it in a 12 pack. I've never bought a sixer that wasn't skunked.

gh02t, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of HockeytownBrew
2.4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale straw yellow. Finger width head that dissipates almost immediately, and little to no lacing left behind to let you know you just drank a beer.

S: Almost non-existant. Very light cereal grains and a very subtle metallic note. Not really looking forward to it.

T: The usual, light cereal grains and light corn, along with the faint metallic taste that was present in the scent. Don't really get why this one is so popular.

M: Light bodied with plenty of carbonation.

D: Simple task would be to throw back a few. Like so many others, the drinkability is one of the only positive factors of this particular brew.

HockeytownBrew, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of Patrick999
1.33/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Can, at a picnic. Appearance is innocuous and decent enough. Aroma? Stale corn. Ugh. Taste? Same stale corn. Mouthfeel is on par for the style.

Simply put, this is just a bad beer...and I don't say that very often. It fails even relative to the other entrants in this bleak style category.

Bad beer. Presented with this, it's no wonder why some people hate beer.

Patrick999, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of hevbus
1.78/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Why, why, why...

Don't waste your time.
I am having a difficult time filling the 250 charectar requirement.
Taste is poor.
Color is poor.
The phrase "free beer is the best beer" does not even apply.
This is the party beer of Mexico. Meaning that Americans have popularized manily through advertising. Nothin else.
Pick up a Bohemia, Dos XX Amber or somethin of the such.

hevbus, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of dbaker61
1.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Okay, I had to drink it to rate it but...

Appearance: Light yellow color, crystal clear. Pours with a very small head which is gone in two seconds, leaving nothing with which to lace the glass.

Smell: Skunky. Nothing else.

Taste: Metallic and skunky. Oh, my. Adjuncts all the way. Are there any hops in here?

Mouthfeel: Very light, almost no body. Bad aftertaste.

Drinkability: Water is preferable. I can understand why people put a lime in this thing, but why even drink it? Vodka and water with a lime wedge would be better. I poured out half this one, the first drain pour I can remember.

dbaker61, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light golden straw color with a thick soapy white head and no lacing. Smells of sweet corn and a little grain. Tastes of sweet corn and a little malts and some very nasty flavor. Mouthfeel is watery and it has an intense carbonation. Drinkability is low.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24 ounce bottle poured into a wine glass. No lime. Short lasting head that dissipates quickly into a thin ring around the edge. Looks flat under a minute after it's poured. Smells slightly skunky, like raw potatoes. Very subdued raw potato taste as well, but essentially flavorless. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Could use a little more carbonation. Easy to drink on a hot day. Still enjoyable on a cool one. Probably preferable with lime. Definitely a mood beer, or for drinking with Mexican food.

ZenAgnostic, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of SteelerNation
1.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As a quick rule of thumb, any beer that requires you to add ingredients after you open it (limes in this case) is pretty horrid. If it had the lime in it from the start I might give it a D-.

If you haven't tried this beer yet, you really aren't missing anything. No head. No lacing. Clear and fizzy. Acrid stale flavor. You drink this to get drunk, period.

SteelerNation, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of eat
2.68/5  rDev +16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A finger of fizzy white head forms for a good three or four seconds, only to completely disappear, leaving the thinnest ring around the glass. Corona pretty much looks like urine with a few bubbles in it.

Smells of grain and rice, yeast, a little cheap malt/sugar and possibly hops (it's hard to tell). Definitely less than average here.

This beer is so light it's difficult to taste anything at all...and this isn't even their light version! I can't even imagine what Corona Light must be like. What is here: faint grain/rice/adjuncts with a touch of characterless sweetness and the faintest trace of bitterness (I can't bring myself to call it hops). Something it does have going for it, I suppose, is that I'm not really tasting any off flavours. I am being easy on it though and drinking it thoroughly chilled; drinking this stuff any warmer than two or three degrees C would be insanity. Still, under average here as well.

The body is so light as to feel empty. Carbonation, while moderate, feels overly-fizzy in the mouth.

I'm thinking the proper way to review a Corona is actually ice cold straight out of the bottle with a lime wedge stuffed down the neck; I'm feeling like an idiot sitting here drinking it from a glass. Who would do this? No one, that's who. Corona serves its purpose in mass quantities sitting in an ice bucket at the beach along with a good stash of limes. Reviewed as a beer, sure, it sucks. As a beverage though, Corona does serve as a great cold lime flavour delivery system. Drinkability ice cold on a hot day, straight from the bottle with a lime wedge: high.

eat, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of eric5bellies
1.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, I don't make a habit of reviewing these types of beers, but what the heck. I found this left in my fridge after a big night.

A - Pours an attractive straw colour with a small white head that dies almost instantly.

S - Small amounts of grain and not much else.

T - Small amounts of grain and not much else.

M - Light and over carbonated.

D - There logo is "From where you'd rather be". And they are spot on. I'd rather be somewhere else drinking a different beer.

eric5bellies, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of tlamb9
3.75/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Folks, this is not one of those beers that you want one of.. You just gotta have many of these at a time. For quantity, this beer is best at a party but maybe not for the price. Price is a little bit more than other light beers aka "party" beers . Corona extra is the perfect party beer though just because how many of these you can drink after you hit that 20+ beers, i usually get sick of drinking light beers but not this 1 my friend, NO WAY!. Not too much of a smell though. But the drinkability is out of this world. The appearance of this beer is pretty dull. But the bottle looks cool and tastes great so im going to start buying this more when i want to drink in the 20+ range!!!party on!

tlamb9, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of BenjieK
2.83/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Not going to go deep into reviewing this one, but tried it recently after getting into serious craft beer. Light beer used to be my thing, but now I like big ,dark beer. This was still surprisingly refreshing for me. Light,crisp, put a lime in it and enjoy!!

BenjieK, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of Lakers805
4.22/5  rDev +82.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Personally this beer is one one of my favorites to drink! It's smooth and easy to drink. Goes good with a lime! It's a good beer to have anytime,especially at a party! Seems most people are critics towards this beer due to it's lightness in taste! But I find it as a favorite! Cheers!

Lakers805, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of emancomeith
4.6/5  rDev +99.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I do enjoy this beer.Its something you wont scream WOW about but I keep it on hand.Just like on the commercial you can drink this on a hot day,relax,and have several without falling down drunk out of your chair.It does have a almost light beer taste to it.You can not drink a stronger European ale then come back to this...

emancomeith, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of alabencki
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Found this in a 24oz can at the local liquor store and decided that since it wan't in the typical clear glass bottle where the beer could get skunky, I decided to give it a try.

Poured into a tumbler style pint glass. I poured it rather vigorously right down the middle, but it barely foamed up with any head at all. Not a good sign at all...

Appearance: Pale straw color with very little head and lackluster carbonation.

Smell: Very strong scent of pale malts followed immediately by a corn adjunct smell. Some hints of like a cooked veggie smell, followed by the hops.

Taste: First thing I taste is this sweet pale malt flavor followed immediately by this sour back-flavor and bitter hops at the finish. Taste is very similar to stale bread. Sour flavor remains even after the beer was finished.

Mouthfeel: Slightly crisp from the carbonation, which was surprising for how little there was. There was also a sensation that almost "bites" the tongue when you first taste it mixed with the crisp feel...

alabencki, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of pumptrick
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

had this in many different cities across this great land and its too bad this was my beer of choice when i was a young lad. Not at all what I would consider to be a choice for drinking now. I would much rather have water and wont even offer to my friends. This stuff is as bad as it gets for me.

pumptrick, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.18/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

People love to hate this beer,
And I know there are better beers out there for less money.
With that being said, I still enjoy Corona.

Nothing exceptional about it, but served ice cold with a twist a lime after a hot day on the beach, I find Corona to be refreshing and enjoyable.

JohnFatAss, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
2.03/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: pale yellow body, head is up and down.

S: light grain and corn smell.

T: sweet front and mild bitter finish.

M: light body, big carbonation.

D: I could pound a 12 pack in a moment, this is alcoholic/carbonated water. If I never had a lime in it, don't think I would ever drink it. There are better Mexican and adjunct beers.

BeerLover99, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of ELN
2.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

i've only had this 6x before. i picked up a 24oz. to celebrate the fantastic Peugeot Carbolite 103 bike i picked up for $10 the other day at a thrift store.

serving type: bottle (i think this is the only way)
appearance: morning piss. yellow. yummy!
smell: similar to a hefeweizen.
taste: light piss. literally no taste. little malt and finishes slightly bready.
mouthfeel: pretty decent actually. better than the rainier lager i drank before this.
drinkability: i'm not a fan of this beer. it's easy to drink but i feel retarded for buying it since it's promoted everywhere and they have lots of slobs trying to be cool and wearing their logo. and the fact that college kids and girls would really like this makes me not want to buy or drink it. if something bad happened and i wanted some beer to down this would work perfect or if it was real hot and i was bored.

ELN, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of 77ships
1.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I drank this without the lime.

A: Bright sun yellow, head disappears almost instantly. Looks better inside than out of the bottle for some odd reason.

S: Not much really, maybe some alcohol.

T: Not much either. It is a bit like drinking water. There is a little bit of hop to be found there and some some mild bitterness at the end.

M: Very light with some grains and distant alcohol.

D: Goes down just easily as water which is pretty much what I deem this to be. Good for teenagers who are not quite used to alcohol yet but want to drink a lot.

I now understand why people put lime into this because otherwise it doesn't taste like much.

77ships, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
2.95/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The only reason why I am even rating this beer is because I had it on tap for the first time ever which is really rare. My wife and I went to Mexico at an all-inclusive resort and they had Corona on draft. Usually poured into a tall glass. Pours golden, without any head, some bubbles. Grassy hops aroma hit as soon as I first taste it, then some sweet notes came through as the beer wormed up in a glass. Good, medium body. There is a taste to this brew, although not much -- some light hops and some sweet notes. Definitely a lager to drink in the heat or when eating Mexican food.

CuriousMonk, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of alleykatking
2.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a light golden yellow color. One finger white head shows poor retention and leaves no lacing to speak of when I drink it.

S- Muted aroma overall. Some cereal grains and alcohol. That pretty much summed it up for me. The alcohol really isn't all that muted ironically while everything else is. Oh and there is a metallic hint to this that covers the entire nose itself.

T- Cereal grain galore on the front of this beer. I couldn't get over how much this was over done to me at least. Middle has some light metallic flavor to it along with corn..a little less sweet as well. Ending has a bite of alcohol on it along with grassy hay notes..flavors were not as muted as the nose but close.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Cereal grains and alcohol left on the palate. Aftertaste is light hay, cereal grains, and faded alcohol. Flavors were blended to the best for the style just muted. Metallic off flavors were present. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer is drinkable I suppose. I'm not a huge fan of it but I see where people will drink it. Hot summer day this is a nice crisp beer to refresh yourself with. Will I be buying a six pack of it anytime soon? Nope.

alleykatking, Jan 23, 2011
Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 3,857 ratings.