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

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4,180 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,180
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 615 | 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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Photo of kennylopez
2.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 32oz amber bottle that says familiar underneath the brand name, yet had a corona extra cap.

Appearanc: a clear golden yellow with a white head that fades and leaves no lacing as I drink it.

Smells: bland with a lemon zest smell without the actual lime squeeze.

Tastes: a crisp super light beer that drinks easy like water with a little taste of skunked American lager.

Mouthfeel: well carbonated and crisp. very little burn from the very little abv.%.

Overall: not different from the clear 12oz bottles in my opinion, and I don't know if I would buy this with my own money honestly, but it was a gift from my friend at work who gave it to me as one of his staples from back home. Thanks Jose!!!

Photo of grapetonix
1.66/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pours golden clear with no head at all! None, zero, zilch! A few bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Skunk and sulphur! Absolutely horrific. No more comment.

Taste: Corn-syrupy with slightly metallic tones. Quite reminiscent of a cheap Euro lager tastewise.

Mouthfeel: Watery. Almost zero carbonation. Not offensive though. But I am not impressed.

Overall: Avoid! I now understand why this is served with a lemon in most bars. It is to mask the horrible smell.

Quite some beers do not deserve their bad reputation. This one does and it would probably be quite hard to enjoy even during a sweltering summer day.

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.56/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale yellow and clear. Lots of bubbles. About ½-inch of head, that dissipated in a world record. Hardly any lacing on the top. No film on the sides.

Smelled of cereal corn malts initially, followed by a citrus ending. Seemed to be lime or lemon.

Tasted of cereal corn malts up front, followed by a bit skunky finish. Hardly any aftertaste.

Light body. Think texture. Soft (very little carbonation). Abrupt finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

A pretty average beer. Considering that I’ve been rating good beer for about three months, I thought this would have been lower, but really not that bad.

Photo of kilustration
1.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow in color. Weak lace.
I dont understand what is so "special" about this beer to some.
Watery, lacking taste.
I will not classify as offensive, but just very unimpressive.
Needs the lime to add a tad of substance, albeit not much.
There are worse out there...

Photo of MsRif
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I only ever drank this as a teenager desperate for an alcohol supply...it was (and still is) my dad's beer of choice.

It pours a lovely yellow color...that of what I would imagine would be the color of the liquid that sprays from a skunk, which is quite appropriate because that is just about what this beer tastes like. It's so horrendous that I actually used to hold my nose while drinking it to cut down on the affect on my palate. Tastes like skunked beer with a touch of third world wheat. As in, wheat from a patch that people have been using as a latrine.

Mouthfeel is actually not horrible, but the taste is so overwhelmingly bad that it's still awful. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is something you should only drink when dying of thirst. Even then, maybe you should just forgo it and die with dignity.

Photo of broker0078
2.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer goes down smooth on a hot summer day. It goes down smoother when you are fishing on the river in the hot sun. But when you are not thirsty from the heat, you realize that there is really nothing special about this beer. The smell is not appealing at all but I think it gets better after you have had a few. I think the big selling point is the memory pairing that people get when they think of paradise. And that is great marketing!

Photo of ehammond1
1.91/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


Mr. Taco
San Marcos, CA

Pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a thin white head that leaves no lace, whatsoever, down the glass.

There's a bit of grain and simple corn in the aroma, but it's also very skunky and stale--it seems old, though I'm sure this place goes through cases and cases of Corona on the regular.

Sweet sugar, corn, and metallic flavors combine for something not so grand, to put it quite nicely.

Thin to medium mouthfeel, though it's very metallic.

Not impressed.

Photo of celticfutblclub
1.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - real light yellow with some carbonation visible in the body. hard pour leads to a two finger head that has big bubbles and doesnt stick around for long. minimum lacing.

S - corn husk and bread malts but its all very weak.

T - corn husk bread malts and light pepper in there. again very muted watery and disjointed.

M - medium carbonation light bodied meh

O - its corona so you know..

Photo of Chico1985
2.74/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The work freebies continue...

Pours an expected darkish yellow, white head quickly falls to a ring leaving some lacing.

Smell is pretty bad and easily the weakest point of the beer. Mostly sweaty, adjuncty, trashy veggies. It actually has decent strength too, I could smell it upon opening the bottle.

Taste is a vast improvement, I would go so far as to say it's even not bad. Not really any off-tastes other than a bit of alcohol. I get some pale malt, some grainy and bready flavors. Mouthfeel is fine for the style.

Pleasantly surprised, I must say...I haven't had a Corona in a few years and went into this expecting something awful. Other than the scent I found this to be pretty decent for the style. There's many better options for the price, but I wouldn't turn down a free one.

Photo of shealoftus14
2.53/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have this a lot when I am on vacation, because it just comes off as a summer beach beer. But I think the advertising is deceiving because it wasnt that great to me even with a lime in it.
It is your basic straw yelloe beer, with not that great of smell. I didn't enjoy the aftertaste and it isn't worth the price because it's too high. I probably would never get it if I wasn't at the beach and that is only because people buy it for me. I rarely buy it.

Photo of gtermi
1.26/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

So I went to a party and my buddy bought a lot of this because this is the only beer he will ever drink. Well I brought my own beer and then once those were done, I had me one. The appearance is of your typical beer, straw color and yellow. The smell was just awful. I dont know if this was old or what, but it sent chills down my back it was so bad. The taste was just like the smell. I got nothing from the beer, but maybe a little grain taste. The mouth feel was highly carbonated and very unimpressive. Overall this is one of the worst beers I have ever had, I just dont get how people buy this and enjoy it. It is just terrible.

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a pale straw yellow hue with a sea of big bubbles that supports a snow white head of big bubbles that almost makes it to the first sip.

S- The clean nose has no aroma until it warms quite a bit and then a faint dry sulfur and field corn note comes through in the finish but that is it.

T- The dry carbonic acid combines with a faint field corn taste and a bitter hint that doesn't have any hop qualities to it in the finish. There is a taste of cold water that comes though as the beer opens up.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with an almost astringent texture it is so dry. The huge scrubbing bubbles fizz scrapes my tongue clean.

O- This beer really doesn't have anything there it is all just bubbles and takes on a soda pop carbonation.

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.51/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ahhh, Corona, my fairweather friend. Perhaps it is I who is really your fairweather friend, as I enjoy you often after a shift at work, or in the hot sun, on boats, etc., and yet as oft-maligned as you are, I seldom take up your defense. I really liked you in the 'Familiar' bottle; you are not bad in your normal skunky form, and I have a real soft spot for your little Coronita. You are hiding in a can now? Well, we'll just see about that:

The pour is vibrantly yellow-gold, and is capped with faint white wisps of froth, but deposits lace from seemingly out of nowhere. The aroma is quite plain, with maybe, maybe, a hint of of corn sweetness atop a light husk and mineral base. The flavor is really quite good, sans skunkiness; it is not terribly flavorful, mind you, but it does have light mineral notes, a restrained sweetness, and a total absence of off-flavors. It is a bit like a Cream Ale, reminiscent of NG's Spotted Cow, which is very surprising to me. All in all, this has to be my favorite incarnation of Corona, thus far; the concept of anything other than clear glass longnecks, though pragmatically a better idea, has long seemed sacrilege - but no more - as this is likely my go-to cheap fizzy swill from here on out. I guess I'll have to find it on-tap, if such exists, and see if it can top the canned version.

Photo of kojevergas
1.86/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle of "Coronita" served into an Estrella Damm stemgoblet in Ibiza, Spain. I dreaded this beer prior to reviewing it. Review is from notes.

I dock points for the presentation - a clear bottle is inexcusable, especially for a tropical beer.

A: Laughably pathetic head, no real retention or existence of head. This is awful for its low ABV. Clear yellow gold in colour. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Malt syrup. As we say in Ireland: "Fookin' disgusting".

T: Malt and lime syrup, with a bit of barley. Fucking awful. Horrendously bad. Fizzy lime syrup finish. Terrible. Simple imbalanced crap.

Mf: Light and watery garbage. Overcarbonated. Weak and bland.

Dr: This garbage beer is unbelievably bad. Have it with a lime if you must have it; any beer that requires such an addition is awful on general principle. Avoid this one. Really avoid it. It's a textbook F. I'd say it's probably worse than Foster's or Bud, but at a level this low we're just nitpicking. I will say the price tends to be okay.


Photo of CaptJackHarkness
2.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

CLEAR bottle , probably lightstruck.

Skunky aroma, clear pale uric yellow body, fizzy, but minimal head, no lacing the glass. The taste is corn, grassy,definately needed the lime added.
Corn/rice are apparent, with a hint of pale malt, and a small amount of hops.

Photo of tobelerone
2.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ok I suppose you could drink this one ice cold with a slice of lime on a super hot day and enjoy it...if you're not really into beer. There are plenty of craft choices one could grab that do the same job, but with flavor...any flavor.

This thin yellowish beer lacks head and lace. Almost no aroma except for the lime you jammed into the bottle to make it drinkable. Taste is the same; weak, hint of the adjuncts, no trace of hops, short finish. Fizzy carbonation. Clear glass bottle likely contributes to any level of skunkiness the drinker may encounter.

I don't know why but I hate this one a little less than some other AAL's but I still wouldn't drink one even if there were no other beers on offer. I can dig an ice water on occasion too.

Photo of JCellars
1.38/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I don't why I'm reviewing this beer, but here we go. Pours like an urine sample. No attributes of a true beer.

Smells like a dead skunk's butthole.

Tastes like water fitered through lime rinds. Easy drinking and forgettable. This beer turned and gained off flavors while in my hand. Thanks clear glass for the UV damage.

Honestly: Whats the point? To get drunk without tasting a goddamn thing...

Photo of ChadSimmons
2.9/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I know that everybody says this beer is piss water. I personally think that, although it isn't a premium craft brew, it is a good beer for what it is and that is to quench thirst and not to savor. It's especially enjoyable with a lime wedge.


Photo of BeerCon5
1.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pours a pale yellow color with a thin fizzy/bubbly head.

The scent was of very faint grain, also kind of skunky.

The taste was of grain and corn, also pretty skunky.

Light body, crisp and light, high carbonation.

This was a tough one to drink, I can't say I enjoyed anything about this one.

Photo of tajiandemello
2.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The first time I had a Corona, I had it without a lime. It went down rough. Let me tell you. It's strange how much of a significant difference the lime makes. It changes this beer from piss in a bottle into a drinkable beer. The one thing that bothers me though is the fact that no place on the bottle tells you to do this, unlike some other beers. Take Blue Moon for example. It says specifically on the bottle that you should have it with a slice of orange (which is a good suggestion if you ask me), however, Corona never says that other than in their ads. So if you ask me, as a beer by itself? You might as well just drink toilet water.

Photo of avaldivia
1.17/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I'm sorry. I had to just do it. Drank from bottle during Happy Hour on Taco Tuesday at Mi Pueblo.

This beer does not deserve a real review. I was a couple deep and decided that I had to just get it over with. I will not be ordering this again. I regretted it right away.

Photo of fugitive
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle. Pale yellow colour no head at all. Aroma almost nothing. Light body.Weak and watery. Maybe citrus in taste. This is not a beer. Some people say that there is a place for this beer, the beach. Not for me not even there. Avoid it at all costs !!!

Photo of tdm168
1.81/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours pure gold with soapy head that fizzes and quickly fades to nothing. Smells musty with a ton of grains. The taste is sweet, almost apple-like, at first, but then very grainy with a lot of corn in the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and light.

I recommend drinking this freezing cold with a lime.

Photo of airforbes1
1.9/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

My second "it was readily available and free" review. It's been a long time since I've had Corona Extra, so I'll try my best to give a fair, unbiased review.

Despite a pretty aggressive pour, there's almost no head, and what's there is fizzy. The beer so clear that it's almost like yellow bottled water. I'm getting none of the infamous skunk smell on the nose, but the smell is dominated by corn.

The taste? What taste? It's like water with a touch of sugar offset by a minute amount of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is non-existent. It's as thin as, well, water. This is the worst aspect of the beer, unless you have a skunked bottle.

This beer is so thin and weak that I'm having a hard time giving an abysmally low score. How can you be offended by something when there is no substance to cause offense? This is a beer for those who don't like the taste of beer. For all the talk about this being a "refreshing" beer and a good option for a hot day, I can't see why I'd drink this, even those circumstances. I'll opt for actual water!

Photo of DrainBamage
3.26/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color with a thin head that quickly dissipates into nothing. It's high carbonation looks like pop. Has a nice skunky-like aroma very similar to Heineken, which i do like. The taste is kinda disappointing after the smell, but still not too bad. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and leaves a little bitterness in the back of the throat.

Overall this beer is very unbalanced. Taste is average, but it the bitterness was actually the result of some hops, this beer might make a decent session beer.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 4,180 ratings.