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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,691 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,691
Reviews: 1,084
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 17
Gots: 291 | 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:
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Photo of tjd112

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -56.7%

Drank straight from the bottle

A - Very little head, pours an ugly yellow collow
S - Smells like sulfur; I'd wish they'd do brown bottles, so this beer could have a fighting chance
T - Like water
M - Like water
D - Avoid at all costs. I think I could stand it better if they didn't put it in a clear bottle.

I think they make Corona by taking all the piss tests of Mexican police recruits and put it into a bottle.

If you want some good Mexican beer, try Negra Modelo

11-07-2009 20:46:55 | More by tjd112
Photo of GoalieRon33


1.98/5  rDev -14.3%

a- straw colored. yellowish ugly

s- sulfurious smell. pungent, tough to deal with

t- bites the tongue, but not in a good, spice driven way. sour almost, with a burn

m- water, with too much carbonation

d- tough to force down. for some reason, people love it, and it gets drank on beaches everywhere. I just don't get it, people think it so sweet to throw fruit into your beer. Its a lot cooler to drink beer with fruit fermented into it

11-07-2009 05:43:22 | More by GoalieRon33
Photo of TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +10.4%

I've been collecting bottle caps recently, and I found myself wanted a blue one, so I picked up a Corona out of the bargain bin. I'll forgo the Lime this time.

Appearance: Poured with a thumb of head that surprisingly retained but did not lace at all. The body is a very pale but crystal clear brass color with solid signs of carbonation.

Smell: Certainly has a skunky slightly acidic smell to it, with an almost sandy background. I also am catching a dried grass and generic grain smell. Charming it is not, as the words good enough come to mind.

Taste: Watered down, simply put as it starts with a light sweet corn and weak malt and turns to a bit of a dried grass kind of flavor. It's not offensive, but it certainly isn't good. I'm honestly not sure if this would taste better is it wasn't so watered down.

Mouthfeel: Well it leaves a bit of a sweet corn aftertaste, and the carbonation was fairly smooth, however the beer is very moist and watered down in the extreme. Slight acidic notes to the experience as well.

Drinkability: This beer is a thirst quencher, simply put as it had better be given how watered down it is. The acidic note would certainly cause me some stomach issues over time, but no problems with gas or getting it down. This beer is only for the summer though, simply put.

Final Thoughts: As the top selling import in the world, Corona is a testament to the power of marketing. A squirt of lime would give this beer some flavor, and help it's case but on it's own, it's really only appropriate for dousing ridiculously hot Mexican food, or having one after sweating on a beach at some resort. Frankly, if you put it next to a light lager, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

11-05-2009 05:35:37 | More by TheHammer
Photo of gatornation


2.75/5  rDev +19%

had at peppitos on chicago ave i know this is bile but i will say there is a place and time for this lager and that would be at a mexican restaurant it was ok flavorful and went down easy with the chips and salsa and my tamales.. so as i said corona is ok at this point and time and not much else i did enjoy the brew while at the restaurant i must say

10-27-2009 01:17:21 | More by gatornation
Photo of Mosstrooper


1.58/5  rDev -31.6%

Poured from 12oz bottle into 19oz pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours clear yellow, with a medium-sized white head that is gone almost instantly, and leaves no lace behind.

Smell: Grain and grass, as well as something like burning rubber...

Taste: A bit sweet to begin, but finishes with notes of corn and an artificial-tasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, balanced carbonation, crisp finish.

Drinkability: I really don't like this beer. This is one of those beers that I actually can say I dislike rather than just saying I don't want it or it doesn't fit my mood or that there's something better. However, if it were hot outside and this were served to me ice-cold with some lime, a bit of salt, and maybe a burrito...no problems there.

10-23-2009 01:57:04 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of BBri

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev +14.7%

It cracks me up that Corona, which is "lite" to begin with actually makes a "lite" version. The reason you have to add a lime is because of the complete lack of flavor in this beer. I know that the lime is the "kitch" factor making it look cool and trendy, but the fact that it just doesn't taste all that good should keep you away from this one. If you want to drink something "Mexican" with your Mexican food, grab a Dos Equis or Sol. They're both much better choices.

10-22-2009 14:29:09 | More by BBri
Photo of microbrew52


3/5  rDev +29.9%

It has a very thin appearance in the glass with light bubbles resting on the top. Smell is bland, better with a lime on the top. The flavor is ok but best when having with food, especially mexican. It is heavy in the mouth with carbonation. Drink on a hot day with good friends.

10-19-2009 06:29:11 | More by microbrew52
Photo of hylton44


2.28/5  rDev -1.3%

I must have been lured back by my own fond remembrances of pre-craft beer life, where the sweet paletteableness of this beer (plus lemon-slice) and the unfailingly good times that surrounded its consumption had left a mark in my mind. Well, it is what it is; and that's an adjunct-laden macro, with little to excite my senses, when not surrounded by drunken frivolity. Pale straw-color & fizzy, short-lasting head. Thin smelling and thinner on the mouthfeel, the overall experience is of an OK thirst-quencher, and little more.

10-19-2009 01:33:32 | More by hylton44
Photo of ffking18


1.7/5  rDev -26.4%

Bought a six pack of this stuff thinking it wouldn't be all that bad but i was definitely wrong. The site of this was extremely pale almost like tinted water. The smell up close smelled skunky and unappealing. The taste was nothing special at first but after a few sips it definitely became clear to me that this beer had nothing for me. The drinkabilty was ok, but the smell and taste overpowered me from even finishing the stuff.

10-18-2009 02:14:13 | More by ffking18
Photo of wahhmaster


1.4/5  rDev -39.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours the translucent, pale-yellow color common in most macro lagers. What little fizzy head there was dissipates immediately leaving absolutely no lacing. I wonder if this beer is best had straight from the bottle rather than poured...

Smell: Typical macro smell here. What little smell there is smells of corn and grain. There is a hint of sweetness in the smell but not much.

Taste: I can see why they recommend that you serve this beer with lime. There is very little taste to even speak of. What is there is mostly grainy, corny bitterness with just a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Has the feel of drinking soda water. Thin and over-carbonated.

Drinkability: I really do see the appeal that this beer has for some people. It would certainly be refreshing if you were outside, especially on a hot day. It's extremely chuggable, which would make it good for parties as well (trust me, I know). With a wedge of lime, there might even be some flavor to this beer. That said, this is one of the most tasteless beers I've ever had. If your looking for flavor, go elsewhere.

10-14-2009 15:39:08 | More by wahhmaster
Photo of Mints


3.5/5  rDev +51.5%

i mean i guess im someone who appreciates beer at a good price, not that i wont spend my money on some quality stuff as well. as for corona it goes down smooth with little to no after taste, watery and good for people who dont like the bitterness of beer. skunky smell
the 6 was about a dollar each

10-02-2009 02:55:49 | More by Mints
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1.93/5  rDev -16.5%

I have always known I did not like Corona, but since there was a bottle in the refrigerator, I thought I would give it another chance and give myself a change to review it.

I am instantly reminded as to why I did not like Corona. The appearance is lacking in so many ways, the head is non-existent and the beer is almost like a very light pilsner.

The smell is skunky, as is the taste. Not much to the taste, but I can see why it may be so popular due to the lack of an aftertaste. Those who don't like strong beers and just want to drink would be drawn to it. I imagine like so many import beers, if I was to grab one very soon after it was born and drink it at the source, it would be somewhat a good beer. Truth is it just is not any sort of beer to enjoy.

09-29-2009 23:47:40 | More by Spineypanda
Photo of projectflam86


2.05/5  rDev -11.3%

A- Pours a clear golden color with a thin white foam that fizzes away to nothing.

S- Light grain and corn aroma. A bit musty and not much else.

T- Corn husks and cooked cereal grain with a seltzer water finish. Not really finding much in terms of hops/malt.

M- Ultra light with tons of carbonation. Fairly clean flavor without much of an aftertaste.

D- Aside from the complete lack of flavor, it really isn't offensive. Way too pricey for what you get.

09-27-2009 04:26:19 | More by projectflam86
Photo of will4240


2.2/5  rDev -4.8%

The quintessential beach beer. We have quite a few beaches in Minnesota, but you are far better off drinking Summit or Grainbelt up in the North Woods. Don't bring this week shit up around me. The one thing I will say is that I was a little surprised at the abundance of malt I felt... still crappy though

09-24-2009 07:43:05 | More by will4240
Photo of peterjk


2.15/5  rDev -6.9%

Beer pours pale yellow from the bottle with minimal white head

Smell: subdued sunky lager smell with a little bread.

Taste: Not much, the malt is very mild, maybe some fresh cooked mass produced white bread smell. The hops is just perceptible on the finish. The taste sours as it warms up and not is nice Belgian sour kind of way.

Mouthfeel: watery and I can feel it going flat.

Drinkability: Hey I could and unfortunately have drunk a lot, but it better be cold, very cold or D drops to 1.

So hey it's Corona, not great and make sure you drink it cold, if it's what cheap and they have some limes

09-24-2009 02:24:26 | More by peterjk
Photo of Mavajo


2.45/5  rDev +6.1%

Well, it's Corona - you don't drink this because it's good...you drink it for the image. Very pale yellow appearance with a skunky aroma. Tastes about how it smells and looks...very cheap and unimpressive. Carbonated, watery and sub-par in general.

The lime is almost required. I also like a little salt around the rim and down in the neck. It's not a good thing, though, when you have to add lime and salt to your beer to make it passable. That said, it's still a pretty good entry-level beer once you dress it up, and it just kind of works with Mexican food, pizza or a day at the beach.

09-22-2009 00:38:58 | More by Mavajo
Photo of kaseydad


2.03/5  rDev -12.1%

Poured my brew into a pilsner glass to see if there would be much difference. Didn't happen.

Straw yellow color with a small foam layer that disappears in no time. Major bubbles are clinging to the bottom and sides of the glass.

Skunky beer type aroma. Maybe some rice and a hop or two in the aroma.

Definitely must be drunk very cold! Not much taste at all. Having to drink it cold obviously kills any taste it may have had...though that is debatable. There is a spicy kick on the finish for anyone who likes that.

Drinkability is there if only on hot days or a neighbors party when nothing else is available.

09-20-2009 00:22:44 | More by kaseydad
Photo of alkemy


2.08/5  rDev -10%

Found one of these in the fridge and figured, why not? After all, I just downed a Double Dog Double IPA, so my palate should be pretty well toasted. Maybe it'll block the taste I know Corona to have. Pour is a clear straw yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly vanishes. Unfortunately, the taste is the same as I remember. Hint of skunkiness, though not as bad as Heineken. Taste is American macro, although it does have slight hint of bitterness. This is OK on a hot summer day. I'll drink it occasionally if its around, but it's not something I'd ever buy.

09-11-2009 01:31:23 | More by alkemy
Photo of mnrider


2.3/5  rDev -0.4%

12oz. can into pint glass. With wedge of lime.

A: Clear yellow with no head. Very carbonated.

S: Nothing really except sweet alcohol.

T/M/D: Lime is the strongest as it overpowers the very week and watery taste of the beer. Too much fizziness. It is however refreshing and crisp as it is still a good summer beer to drink down by the beach. It actually tastes better from the can with a lime pushed in it.


09-09-2009 22:59:20 | More by mnrider
Photo of jdeason

South Carolina

2.15/5  rDev -6.9%

this beer ivwe drank a good many times and rather drink a natural light or a budweiser instead it tatse like what i would get if i held head under a cow's rear end to long. i drank quite a few when i was very drunk so the next day i ordered one at a bar and could not beleieve i even drank one the nite before.

09-07-2009 04:44:58 | More by jdeason
Photo of cbutova


2.33/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours a weak pale yellow color with a fizzy head that is about a millimeter and fizzes out instantly and leaves no lacing, no the most appetizing looking beer, carb can be seen rising. Not much of a smell, some malts, some citrus and some sweetnees, weak smell. Taste is the same as the smell, lots of citrus, water, a small malt backbone that dies fast, sweetness too. Yucky mouthfeel, very thin, way too much carbs and a weird citrus malt aftertaste that im not a fan of. Drinkability pros are that it is so light you can drink it like water, cons are that it tastes not so good.

09-05-2009 03:49:25 | More by cbutova
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -13.4%

Extra what? Anyway... Pours a clear straw with a weak, wispy head. Vegetal nose, maybe the barest hint of grass. Kinda cidery aroma. Bland, watery flavour. Balanced towards bitterness, but that's fairly relative. Harsh carbonation and light body. Somewhat mineral watery. Pretty bad even for the style.

09-05-2009 01:39:28 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of apbarwood


2.55/5  rDev +10.4%

I don't trust any beer that is required to have a lime in it, which this one pretty much unanimously is. I've never met a Corona purist who only drinks it sans lime. That being said, I don't think a whole lime saves this beast. It looks like the urine of somebody who is well hydrated and doesn't taste far from the same. It just has a sour, grainy taste like somebody left the bottle on the beach for a week.

09-04-2009 04:09:01 | More by apbarwood
Photo of Evil_Pidde


1.18/5  rDev -48.9%

A: It pours strawcoloured from a clear bottle. The head is fluffy white but it dies way to fast.

S: Almost no smell, faint malt and faint lime.

T: Almost no taste, some faint citric notes and som faint malt.

M: No aftertaste what so ever, a lot of carbonation but very thin.

D: I'm having trouble finding any reasons at all for drinking this beer. It's like carbonated water that gives you a buzz...
I'm sorry but this is as far from a beer I would buy again as you possibly can get.

08-15-2009 17:24:50 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of BeanBone


2.4/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: A drastically pale straw body capped by less than a finger of white head that fizzes out rapidly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Just a whiff of corny and grainy malt. Meh.

Taste: A grainy malt body accompanied by some slightly skunky hops with notes of lemon and grass. The aftertaste is grainy and clean. At the end of the day, there's nothing offensive here, but really nothing pleasant either.

Mouthfeel: A medium-light body with good carbonation.

Drinkability: All that's holding you back is the way it tastes.

Verdict: Don't be fooled by the Spanish on the bottle, Corona Extra is just another bland and watery American Lager. I'm usually not a big fan of fruit served with beer, but in this one's case a lime certainly can't hurt.

08-10-2009 01:57:02 | More by BeanBone
Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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