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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,884 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,884
Reviews: 1,096
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 22
Gots: 375 | 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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Photo of BeerSingh
3.88/5  rDev +68%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks brilliant golden yellow in the transparent bottle. Always had it with a lemon wedged in the bottle, gives it a likeable twang to the otherwise plain taste. An exceptional summer beer, that can be consumed all 6 pack at once. Light on the palate, could have been more malty. Smell is hoppy and fresh. Great beer to go, especially for a macro level produce.

BeerSingh, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of Evocatus
2.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle w/ lime.

Small bit of foam on top of a light yellow. Not too much to smell or taste really. Goes down pretty well, mostly because it’s pretty thin, like water. Decent beer for a hot summer day when your thirsty, but other than that, nothing special. Wouldn’t go anywhere seeking for it.

Evocatus, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of DwnTwnBwn
2.23/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I believe this was the first beer I ever drank.

They come in a pale at the local burrito shop. If you shove a slice of lime down the neck they taste a bit better. Its a fizzy yellow liquid. There isn't a whole-lotta taste.

Guilty pleasure. Goes great with spicy Mexican food.

DwnTwnBwn, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of PEBKAC
1.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Can. Leftovers. Cheaper then the bottles. They like it. Let it be.

Pint glass pour. Crazy white wash froth over an over eager body of clear pale gold.

The stink must surely be implemented. It smells like a room closed off for hours after your little brother smoked a little green & let off a can of Lysol. A little wet towel & some cereal too.

Carbonation is too subtle. That doesn't seem right. Taste is almost grassy/minty. Grain profile tastes like very bland Italian bread. Regardless of the technology, I believe the plastic lining in cans leach, they leach plastic. Science has lied to me before.

I like what's in the glass better.

PEBKAC, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of theBubba
1.4/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Ah, the power of marketing and clever advertising. This beer pours a flat, piss-like color...has a bit of hoppy bitterness...and pretty much sucks. I think these guys grabbed onto the clear bottle and lime approach many years ago and as I recall, had a limited, mostly west coast distributorship. I remember my brother bringing back a six pack from California back in the late seventies (or maybe early 80's). At the time in NY it was novel.
In any case, this swill is a testament to how dumb people can be. Shelling out 15 or more bucks for a twelve pack of crap beer, while they imagine themselves swinging on a hammock over some white sandy beach in wonderland. This is prob what Coors Light drinkers go with when they're on vacation.

theBubba, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of santomark
2.98/5  rDev +29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a- Not much going on for the appearance, pretty much all that is going on is that it pours a watered down yellow color with no head.

s- cant really smell the barley but definatly some hop notes.

t- Two ways to have this, either with lime or without. Without the lime its plain. Only thing i can taste is the hop notes. Idk why people have this with lime, all its doing is giving it a sour finish.

m- Carbonated (tickles my tongue) with a light body.

d- Its drinkable, but that's as far as I go, I only drink this when i go to party's (and free). I fail to see the need to go and spend imported beer prices for a beer that I'm going to modify.

santomark, Jul 10, 2009
Photo of VTaler
1.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drank from the bottle
A - looks like someone peed in my bottle
S - smells like i went into my fridge and pulled out a container of month old rice and corn
T - tastes the same way with a hint of skunk in there. I though i just might have had a skunked beer but then again ive never had a corona that didnt taste like this. Hop flavor is negligable
M - feels like club soda
D - somewhat drinkable.

VTaler, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Mild, corn aroma. Taste is light and rather bland. Feels watery in the mouth. Drinkability is o.k. Overall not a terrible beer but not a lot to it. Very ordinary.

tone77, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.05/5  rDev +32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured bottle into mug. (No lime)

Appearance: Golden color and clear. No head to speak of.

Smell: Slight malt and corn aroma, but nothing special.

Taste: I found that it starts somewhat bitter and ends somewhat bitter. It's only a slight hop taste, but it is there.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin even with the carbonation. Not much body.

Drinkability: For what it is, I feel this might be one of the better American Adjunct Lagers that I have tried.

civilizedpsycho, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of jazztoloc
1.02/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I've tried the Corona that sells in Mexico, I've been told that the Corona that is exported is quite different, and that it's suposed to be better. If I ever face the oportunity to try a Corona outside Mexico ( which will cost 14 times more), I think I will not go for it. It's worth mentioning, that Corona Extra is one of the few beers in Mexico that tastes the same all over the country, and believe me, some other beers taste quite different. Same beer in North Mexico (Sonora) compared to Yucatan peninsula, could taste like a totally different beer.
Corona always tastes the same, the bad thing is that it tastes like...RACOON'S ASS!

jazztoloc, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of cervezale
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw yellow pale color with medium head formation and little lace retention. Aromas with minimal presence of malts and little hops, very much bitter in smell notes. Tastes of little malts with bitterness. Finishes dry and with the lime in the bottle and the beach can be a decent avergae macro beer.

cervezale, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of laituegonflable
1.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I felt like a weirdo for asking the bartender to serve me this in a glass, with no lemon. But anyway.

Pours a pale straw colour with a decent white head, sinks to a modest head quickly, but retains a thin crown. Frenetic bubbling keeps it alive, while lacing looks good at first but doesn't cling at all. Pretty average, really.

Smells slightly tangy, with a grassy hop aroma and slight citrus notes - or it may just be that I'm psychologically conditioned to associate this aroma with lemon. A slight dank smell, like wet wool, creeps in, all very much par for the pale lager course, but nothing particularly offensive here.

Taste is very blah. Wet, bland hops on the mid that dissipate by the finish and a light, very pale malt character on the front-to-mid that has a slightly tangy edge to it, but it's mostly just a carbonated flavour. Doesn't really leave any residual taste, because there isn't much to begin with. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin and hollow. Has about as much body as Ashley Olson.

For all that though, yes it is clean and inoffensive, but it's also shamefully weak. Good for chugging and getting drunk if you're into that sort of thing, but not one to be savoured, or in any way enjoyed.

laituegonflable, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of ADZA
2.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Dont even know why im reviewing this beer but its the only beer they had my mates place as im sure we all know about corona already it pours a golden straw colour and has hardly any smell to it maybe a grainy smell but nothing else and does not have much taste to it at all,definately an easy drinking beer if you like those sorts of beers but the only time i tend to drink this is when there is nothing else on offer and even when i do im still trying to reach for the limes.

ADZA, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of Macca
2.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This pours a pale golden colour with a centimetre of white head that disappears very quickly. Clear.

Very little on the aroma front. Maybe a bit of grain but very feint.

Light bodied and very crisp. Not a lot of flavours going on. I can see how a lime might make it a bit more approachable.

This is another of those beers that I would cane if I was in country but not gonna touch it again here.

Macca, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of PsychoJedi
3.08/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, this is the worst looking beer I have reviewed so far. Too light in the color and just about no head. Smell is rather normal. Nothing too strong or nothing too weak. Taste is nothing much either. Rather lacking in taste, but more tasteful than domestic lights. It goes down with little aftertaste and very easy to drink.

Verdict: cheap non domestic beer that is slightly different than domestics in taste, so drink if you want to down some beers, but are tired of the same-ole-same-ole.

PsychoJedi, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of Norfawkers
2.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw...pissy

Smell: Boiled eggs

Taste: Wheat, corn, or something...need more lime

Mouthfeel: Like a Goya soda, only with alcohol albeit less than 5%

Drinkability: With a lime and served ice cold it is quite drinkable on a hot day if you've bought into the advertising campaign

Norfawkers, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of Mardukk
2.45/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a quickly dissipating head and a pale yellow appearance.

Slightly skunky adjunct sweet corn smell.

Without the lime it has a similiar taste to its smell, slightly skunky sweet adjunct corn water. No hops to be found.

It has a very light mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation.

Quite drinkable when you add the lime to add some flavor. The light body and lack of taste (other than lime) make this a very drinkable beer.

Overall, not one of the better mexican beers and definitely not worth the import price. If you want a "lawnmower" beer there are countless other options for a better price.

Mardukk, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of jeffjeff1
2.68/5  rDev +16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This can be alright sometimes.

Appearance- gold color, clear

Smell- corn, lemon

Taste- weak flavor, sweet

Mouthfeel- light body, watery

Drinkability- can possibly be drank again, wouldn't usually do it, maybe on a hot day or something, thin enough where it might be thirst quenching but probably only one

jeffjeff1, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of yuenglings
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The clear bottle makes this beer worse than it is but its still not that good when ya get one thats not skunked, pours a light yellow with a good head.

If ya can get past the skunky smell it smells like corn and the taste is not bad but not much their I see why people put lime in it to hide the skunked smell and give it a little something to the taste.

Its smooth but alittle watery has alright carbonation

I find it drinkable but i think if i had to drink it all day i would have to break down and put a lime it to cover the skunky smell. I donk think i would ever but this its not worth it for the price insted of 30$ they should sell it for 12$ and i still prolly wouldnt buy it.

yuenglings, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of BirdFlu
2.15/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ugh.. Rue the situations where Corona is your best option.. Whereas certain Hefe's or such could gain some taboo, frivolous sweet-accent by the addition of citrus, this beer requires it just to reach the level of tolerable. It looks just like yellow nothing. No thank you. Smells simply of adjuncts. Sure, its not actually an offensive odor, but theres nothing enticing about it. Flavor is just all adjunt and, should you encounter the horror of sipping it once its warmed a bit towards room-temp, is mildly-enraging. Mouth is thin, not light but thin and has an acrid feeling. Drinkability, well.. how do you want to define it? Sure, you could chug tons of it while at your frat house's party or at some sort of BBQ whilst waering your khakis and possibly before pushing one of your bro's into the pool while he's still fully clothes..but as for considering what makes me WANT to drink something.. I don't think so.

BirdFlu, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of TLove
2.23/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale yellow and stringy. Smells like lemon and fruit juice.

Tastes isn't worth writing home about, but can be refreshing with a lime and the right setting. Drinkable and chugable.

Finishes better than Bud light or Miller light or others of similar style and consistency. Still inadequately flavored.

Bottom line is that lime makes ALL the difference. This beer is perilously imperfect without it. With it, it is at best mediocre.

TLove, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of drunkboxer1
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. No lime. White, soapy head that disappears into nothing within seconds. Pours a pale yellow. Smells grainy, fairly clean, but with a bit of funky/skunkiness I can't place my finger on. Mouthfeel is a little slick and undercarbonated. I think pouring this (people typically have this out of the bottle) knocks out the fizziness you'd want. Tastes has a faint skuniness to it and a little bit of a vegetable-like sweetness. Not at all bitter. The shear simplicity of it warrants some drinkablity. A clear bottle makes it look fairly refreshing.

drunkboxer1, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of ChopperSmith
2.73/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Drank directly from the bottle with a lime wedged inside. Very pale yellow with plenty of carbonation bubbles.

Smell - Faint hints of corn, slightly skunky and strong lime scent...due to the lime jammed in the bottle.

Taste - I wouldn't drink one of these without the lime, because that adds much needed flavor to this incredibly weak and thin brew. That said, I kind of enjoy these on a hot day in the same way I would a tall glass of ice water. It's cold, refreshing and hits the spot. But they have to be ice cold. As this beer warms it starts to get very unpleasant and skunky.

Mouthfeel - Thin, watery and lots of carbonation.

Drinkability - For what it is, I can drink several of these on a hot summer day. I could think of plenty of better beers I could drink on a hot summer day, but I've had plenty of these over the years when those others weren't an option. I know a lot of you will disagree with me, but this isn't a totally horrible beer for what it is (a cheap, extra light, Mexican brew)...just don't forget the lime! This stuff tastes almost toxic as it gets warm and there's no lime added.

ChopperSmith, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.35/5  rDev +45%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 330-ml bottle into a stemmed beer glass.

Appearance - pours a light yellow, consistent with the look of the beer in the bottle. No head retention, a very thin ring of lace. Heavy carbonation. Did not add the lime garnish.

Smell - there's a clean lime-citrusy smell on this one that covers a grainy-thin skunk smell. I actually find it not too bad, but it ain't boasting any complexities.

Taste - clean, crisp taste that is one of the thinnest flavour profiles out there. Definitely watery, but it has a sour-ish flavour that keeps a tartness happening which causes a nice thirst-quenching dry finish.

Mouthfeel - this is heavily carbonated, a beer-pop if it ever existed. Not taken for its complexities, as already stated. Definitely active, but active without character.

Drinkability - this is highly drinkable, goes well with pizza, wings, burgers, etc. Pretty well anyone can get a Corona down. This is a beer you can slam all you want, it is what it is and it's popular. Under the right set of circumstances, you can enjoy it for what it's worth.

DoctorStrangiato, May 31, 2009
Photo of originalsin
2.03/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Five Finger Discounted this bad boy from a fridge at a party I was just at. If I'm paying for a keg that kicks before I get at least a couple beers I'm comin' for your pantry! Be forewarned.

The funniest part about all of that, though, is that I actually got into an argument at the party when I noted 'I would rather drink water than piss'. I was, of course, referring to Coors Light v Corona. But hey, to each his own.

Set the bottle in the fridge for about 90 minutes and it's spent the past 15 in the freezer. I don't know if it's cold enough yet.

The pour is a clear golden yellow--you're not surprised, are you? God knows you saw it through the bottle.
This might be the worst smelling beer I've ever poured into one of these Stone pint glasses. Pure skunk. ugh
It tastes pretty similar to how it smells. Not quite as awful but there's still a skunky rice feeling to it that bothers me. I'm not one to ever adulterate my beer with foreign substances but I'm wishing I had a wedge of lime here.
The mouthfeel isn't terrible and it's cool enough to be pretty drinkable.

For free, this one really is a steal!

originalsin, May 31, 2009
Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 3,884 ratings.