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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,524 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,524
Reviews: 1,081
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 32.17%
Wants: 11
Gots: 233 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of fitzy84


2.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

My mother-in-law's birthday party had these being served. So I decided to rate them. Appearance was wicked bland with a pale, pale, dull yellow with some frothy lacing on the sides. The lemon flavoring aroma was very weak but did have some yeasty hints to it. A generally bitter taste to the drink with a lacking lemon zest made it a pretty boring drink. Mouthfeel probably was the better dimension of this drink. It was light, watery and slightly carbonated to allow for something relaxing on a hot day. Overall, a somewhat festive drink but the novelty wears off quick.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 01:15:47 | More by fitzy84
Photo of changeup45


1.55/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Hard to imagine there was a time when this was one of my fav's. Not horrible for pounding in the sun, which I've done on more than one occasion but nah, it's not a good beer. Corny, grainy, sometimes skunky. I'll drink one in the sun if someone gives it to me but I doubt I'll be buying this anymore. For whatever reason it does seem to be OK with spicy foods.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 15:18:22 | More by changeup45
Photo of thekevlarkid


1.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a clear yellowish gold like canned pineapple. Foamy white head that displayed very little retention and no lacing. Weak. Flavors are clearly those of a Mexican Macro Pilsner. Corn husk, grassy hops, old grain. Again, weak. Highly carbonated and a light body. Bitter and unpleasant aftertaste (limes are used to mask this). Would be awful at room temp. The strange thing about this beer is it has its place; on a hot summer day with lime wedges for example (which is what BL Lime - which I have also reviewed - tries to emulate). Good with a taco, bad drinking solo.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 16:05:06 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of cvstrickland

North Carolina

2.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12-ounce can poured into a shaker pint glass yields a clear golden body with a thin grayish-white head that vanishes pretty quickly into a ring, but leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink has a bit of sour cereal and spent grain with a touch of meatallicized tap water.

The taste of the drink is malty and a bit sweet with a bitter, drying finish.

Plenty carbonated. Plenty thin. Plenty crappy. In desperate need of a lime wedge (or anything) to give it some flavor. Meh.

Serving type: can

08-20-2008 01:19:14 | More by cvstrickland
Photo of PatronWizard


3.2/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I may have a soft spot for this beer. There was a time when I considered this a high class beer. When I could barely afford Bud Light. Of course that blissful ignorance has been completely shattered.

Color of light beer, only a little more substantial. Light golden yellow, not entirely unappealing. Thin white head is gone in seconds.

Smells oh so skunky, which adds to its uniqueness. Skunky smell, skunky flavor. In fact, if not for Corona, would we even know what "skunky" is?

OK, so its thin, fizzy, yellow beer for wussies. The skunkiness gives it a touch of flavor in a beer category totally devoid of any flavor. Which puts it a step above the other macros in my opinion.

Because its so thin, fizzy, and yellow, its too easy to chug. I'm talking too easy. Does a great job of thirst quenching. I have no trouble drinking this.

Overall: you know.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 06:01:24 | More by PatronWizard
Photo of Proteus93


1.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Almost bright yellow, a little chill haze, and a spot of fizzy white head that doesn't last at all.

S: Husky with a touch of corn sweetness. A bit of a sulfur aroma without being skunked to high hell.

T: A bit of tinniness. Thin, and lacking much for substance. Graininess and a bittersweet - almost sour finish; rather astringent. Pretty unpleasant.

M: Prickly and slick... but with enough body to leave a bit of a residue behind. In this case, it's not a particularly good thing.

D: There are far better lawnmower beers for better prices. Not a very good beer, and not something to allow to warm even in the slightest!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 03:20:38 | More by Proteus93
Photo of Stinkypuss


1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Part of my Shitty Beer Review Series...What am I doing to myself?

A. Pours a light gold into a glass with NO HEAD after an agressive pour.

S. Skunk Grains. I immediately think "drain pour" but then I re-coup, gather my thoughts, and continue.

T. Ick. Skunky astringent corn. Some bitterness coming out of the stew of foulness.
I think they may have used hops, not sure.

M. A bit watery and slightly harsh.

D. Well, I tried it. A few swigs, then down the drain, I cannot continue to hurt myself. This is worse than Natural Light. The Swill to end all Swill.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 22:36:20 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Ch1mpy


2.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours light yellow colour with a thin rapidly diminishing white head. Large bubbles that are far in between.

Smell is sharp, malty and metallic. There is more of an attitude here than I had expected.

The taste is a different matter though. Unlike the smell it is very bland. There is some corn and some malts but not much else. Carbonation is mild. There is some, but not much, bitterness in the finish.

Neither the mouthfeel, nor the drinkability are nothing to write home about. They don't stand out in any way.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 21:35:59 | More by Ch1mpy
Photo of jaytwo

New York

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Well, I'm currently drinking this beer right now. I didn't bother pouring it into a pint glass, because whats the point really with a beer like this. It has a yellow color to it. I took one whif of this before i drank it. It smelled like a skunk, which I haven't experienced with a beer before. Took the first swig taste was worse than pretty much any beer I've ever tasted. I'd rather drink even a best light over this beer. Drinkability I guess is average. If your drinking the beer cold then you could probably drink a whole lot of them without cringing. I think true torture would be serving this beer warm though.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 21:01:53 | More by jaytwo
Photo of BoSox5902


3.15/5  rDev +37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

not the best beer in the world, but good every once in awhile. they spend a lot of money on their marketing campaign to look like the face of mexican beers, but when you actually go to mexico (not cancun or any of the americanized cities) you will not find this beer at all. you will find tecate or modelo. tecate is better but modelo is okay. if your gonna buy corona, buy a sol instead. sol is similar in taste minus that skunky taste that corona has, and you can get a 32oz for the same price as a 22oz of corona.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 04:30:50 | More by BoSox5902
Photo of Bockrules

New Mexico

3.18/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a "mug" - pray

A- Pours a one and a half finger head that quickly dissipates. Pale yellow with perfect clarity and lots of carbonation

S- smells very sweet with a hint of lime (or something tropical that I can't quite put my finger on) Smell is quite inviting oddly enough.

T - Lime and alcohol on the nose. The body is an interesting mix of hops and lime. With a crisp finish that leaves an oily residue on the back of the tongue. I was surprised to find the lime flavor even with no lime added. Maybe my subconscious is adding it because I usually add lime...

M - Lots of carbonation and thin. Fine for the style

D - For the price (about a buck a bottle) this is nothing special, but it certainly beats other macros. I probably wouldn't buy this, but I could easily see kicking a few of this back from the bottle by the beach on a warm day...

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 09:03:21 | More by Bockrules
Photo of billybob


3.1/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

light straw in color, clear with a short white head, no lace to speak of. smells of corn husk with a slight metalic tinge. taste fresh corn slightly sweet and hint of salt. light mouthfeel and carbonation is good. i like it once in a while ice cold by it self or with a slice of lemon or lime.

Serving type: can

07-14-2008 20:03:06 | More by billybob
Photo of Haybeerman


1.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very light clear, straw yellow. Starts out with a one inch white head, but diminished to a skim in quickly. Not real carbonated like many of its ilk. This was actually the highlight.

Smell: Slightly sweet corn with a hint of green apple. Slightly metallic smell was a turn-off.

Taste: Very little, if any flavor. Repeats the sweet and metallic smell in the taste with like a wet cardboard. No hop bitterniess, no finish, nothing.

Mouthfeel: No body, medium carbonation. Not very much here at all.

Drinkability: Don't let it warm, extreme cold will mask most of the unpleasantness of this beer. Better off to buy something (anything) else.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 19:35:08 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of mrkc


1.58/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Corona is fairly lackluster. It has a corn-ish skunk, a mellow, uninspired taste, and no afterglow worth mentioning. It's got a clean presentation, and the ethanol isn't biting, but a good beer these qualities do not make.

I'm only sure I'm not drinking water in that it's yellow. A cardinal sin. Can we have some flavour, please?

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 02:06:16 | More by mrkc
Photo of andreasmwatt


2.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pale yellow, not a big head, a little lace though.

S - Smells almost like a little bit of apple vinegar.

T - Pretty Dull, Average amt. of hops. A tad bitter for such a low abv beer.

M - Pretty simple a little bitter. Not a whole lot of feel.

D - Goes down pretty easy, one of those cheap beers to have at a party in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 00:18:15 | More by andreasmwatt
Photo of PatrickJR

North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pale yellow, perhaps a shade darker than most macros. Half inch head tries to form but never really makes it, quickly settling into nothing.

S - A little sweetness going on with some grain husk and oddly a very noticable alcohol aroma.

T - Early on a grainy, almost cloying sweetness comes out followed by a very crisp bitterness. Bitterness hang around for a bit late palate along with standard adjunct flavor. Finishes clean.

M - Highly carbonated and light bodied, though a little oily.

D - Not as bad as I remember it, but certainly nothing remarkable. I might have one if nothing better was available.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 23:57:52 | More by PatrickJR
Photo of generallee

New York

3.23/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz clear bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It pours a very pale shade of yellow with a thin white head that quickly fades out.

Smell: The aroma has light grain, corn and husk notes.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor without the lime is well, plain old American pale macro lager. There is a mildly sweet, light grain flavor with corn adjunct and bland mildly grassy hops that offer some bitterness for balance. Its palate is light and crisp with a light body and refreshing carbonation.

Notes: For the most part this is really just a trendy drink so for best results serve ice cold in the bottle with the lime and enjoy on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 18:45:59 | More by generallee
Photo of Getinthevan


2.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this straight out of the bottle and yeah, there's nothing truly spectacular about this beer.

Appearance is a very pale yellow, almost artificial and barely any head.

Smell was very much filled with a bread/corn mixture, very average at best.

Taste wasn't bad at all actually, but the aftertaste falls flat. There's nothing left to savor as it goes down too quickly to enjoy.

Mouthfeel was much like water with a hint of breading. Nothing filling about this stuff.

Drinkability is okay, but these go very quickly. They're good to satisfy thirst, but that's roughly it. Spend your money wisely somewhere else as this stuff is incredibly overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 19:13:29 | More by Getinthevan
Photo of BDIMike


2.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden fizzy clear color with no head at all.
Smell is nothing at all really. A slight bit of bread.
Taste also is nothing much at all.
Mouthfeel is incredibly thin and highly carbonated. Actually what you may want for a warm weather beer.
Drinkability is very good because I could have about 20 of these and not really taste too much. I don't know why I would want to, though. Probably the worst Mexican beer I have ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2008 01:51:17 | More by BDIMike
Photo of mdruiz


1.18/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer has strayed away from the traditions of Mexican beer making.

It was quite fizzy, not full bodied, and not as quaffable as other Mexican beers.

Not much of an after-taste, the "sensation" comes and goes, again, not much of a quaffable drink.

Not really worth the money I paid for. Now if I could go back to my college days...nevermind.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 04:48:38 | More by mdruiz
Photo of 1099


2.85/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I finally tried corona for the first time ever the other day...and I did so without a lime. Needless to say, I wasn't terribly impressed.

A-I didn't pour it, but observed the appearance through the clear glass bottle. It was a crystal clear light gold color

S-Smelled like corn, some malt, and skunk

T-The taste wasnt bad at all. Kinda malty, with corn and skunk very upfront, but not too overpowering. I guess I can say the taste was better than I expected.


D-Very high. This is very light and doesn't taste bad.

Overall, from what I have seen and heard, I expected this to be much worse. It actually wasnt bad. I wouldnt seek it out with any regularity, but if I should find myself on a Mexican beach, this may be my beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 14:01:08 | More by 1099
Photo of tbeck


2.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - When poured there was no head, color was a pale yellow. Very little laciness.

Smell - Slight malt aroma.

Taste - Malty, but not much other flavor.

Mouthfeel - Like carbonated water.

Drinkability - A light beer that goes down easy. Not much carbonation so it goes down and sits well.

On a hot day one could drink a number of these for refreshment but not much enjoyment if you are looking for flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 19:48:04 | More by tbeck
Photo of wingman14


2/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark straw yellow with not much of a white head. The smell is pretty dull with not much going on, some malt and grainy smell. The taste is lackluster (without a lime), minimal grainy flavor, with an odd aftertaste. The mouthfeel is not the best, bad flavor balance (for what is there), and not very smooth for how watered down it tastes. The best quality is that this one is a very easy drinker because the lack of flavor, can put a few of these down on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 00:48:16 | More by wingman14
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

2.83/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the epitome of Mexican beers, yet to get anything out of it, fruit needs to be added. I never understood that. My friends all say it tastes like a Mexican meal in a drink form. I wouldn't go that far. Pours very pale yellow, virtually no head. Smells corny, some malt, slight hop. Pretty easy to drink, which is dangerous, cuz it's not that good. Best served cold. Would pass on this for more flavorful beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 14:42:47 | More by Onenote81
Photo of BigMike


1.53/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Ok, so i was forced into drinking this last night as my dads buddy bought a sixer for us while we were at the shop working on my '64 Dodge.

I've had Corona before, but never thought of reviewing it.

Its a bland yellow color with a skunky sulfur like smell.

The flavor is non exsistant.

The only reason i can see for drinking this is if the beer is ICEcold and its a hot summers day and there are no other choices.

As far as the lime trend with Corona, i just cant do it. I hopefully won't have to drink one again to find out if lime actually makes it drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 22:36:26 | More by BigMike
Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 3,524 ratings.