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

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4,149 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,149
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 30
Gots: 576 | 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 startreker
1.63/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a 12oz glass. Upon opening the bottle, I was attacked by skunk!! I should have known better since this liquid comes in a clear glass bottle. I guess I was just being hopeful.

Pours up with a head that dissapates quickly, and left nothing in the way of lacing on my glass.

The taste is as exactly how it smells, awful!!!
Can this realy be called a beer? More adjunct flavor, if you can call that flavor then anything else. No wonder why its recommended to have a lime wedge in your glass, it needs all the help it can get!!

Mouthfeel is watery and bland, Why am I drinking this? Oh yes, its my sisters favorite, and it was offered to me ...

Over all opinion ... Not a beer (liquid) worth drinking. Over priced like many imports are, Wich most certainly does not determine quality!

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this Mexican version of an American Adjunct later out of a clear bottle, into a pint glass. Poured a clear straw color with a thin white head, poor head retention and little to no lacing. Aroma is skunky , smells like broccoli. The taste of this beer is light in body, sweet, light suggestions of grain. Very Mild hop flavor. Not a fan, while i admit sometimes a corona poolside is good...but its mostly because its hot, thirsty and there are 3 lime wedges crammed down the neck of the bottle to mask the skunkyness of this south of the border brew.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with a 1 inch fizzy white head that fades to a thin film. Random spots and streaks of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and corn flakes. Taste is of sweet grain and corn flakes. Surprisingly there is no skunk aroma or taste in this glass bottle. Lucky me? This beer has a decent level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this particular bottle is a bit below average but I definitely have had the same beer in other bottles that was a D or F score.

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

Bottle poured into a pint glass. My brother left a few in the refrigerator so I had to use on to review...I wouldn't spend money on this.

A: A clear straw yellow. No head and no lacing.

S: Sweet adjunct grain. Corn.

T: Extremely sweet on the palate leaving nothing. The flavor seems to disappear all at once basically leaving just about nothing on the tongue. Maybe some a slight saltiness (which is something I have never experienced in beers.) Overall very bland.

M: Water, water, and some bubbly water. Terrible.

O: This beer is just like other adjunct lagers, except not as good. I don't understand why they sell so much, oh wait...lots of advertising promoting that cool beach vibe. I would much rather have a Pabst or something because they taste about the same and is a lot cheaper.

Photo of flyingpig
1.95/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Golden straw colour with a tiny white head that disappears fast.

Mainly corn and grain with water and an all round weakness to it.

Hardly any taste. Mainly adjuncts like grain & corn with faint lemon at the end.

Light bodied with tonnes of carbonation & an overall gas like feel to the beer, pretty watery overall though.

If you have to drink it then make sure it is cold, straight from the bottle & add a wedge of lime if possible.

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Photo of barrenbane
1.8/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: see-through with a very pale golden hue. It almost looks like a light beer.

S: corn and adjuncts with cereal grains. Typical AAL.

T: almost no flavor to speak of, except for adjuncts. One of the least flavorful Mexican beers.

M: watery and carbonated. Seltzer water anyone?

This is another beer that relies on marketing to sell. If it weren't for brand-recognition, this wouldn't be nearly as common. There are several other Mexican beers that are cheaper and/or far superior in every aspect.

Photo of DrewSnyc667
1.05/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Never would have bought this in a million years, but a non Ba came over and brought these as a gesture. Reviewing is fun, so what the hell. I drank it straight out of the bottle, no lime.

A - Neon yellow, looks like yellow water. Slight fizz when the cap is popped

S - Limey metal. Seltzer water

T - Ugh, starts of watery and bland finishes with a strange citrusy sweetness. Tastes so artificial almost like corn syrup.

M - Sticky sweet, candy

O - I hate this beer, maybe my least favorite in the world

Photo of RoamingGnome
2.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes on 7/28/11

I think this was a 4th of July leftover. I drank it right out of the bottle. I did not have a lime.

A) It's like a florescent yellow. I can't really speak to the head, but I can assume it would be white bubbly and very unimpressive.

S) Grain, some corn, slight skunk on the nose. Although I did not have a lime, it's like I have been conditioned over time, because I thought I was smelling lime.

T) This beer is not packing much flavor. What is there, is not as offensive to me as say, a Miller Lite or Silver Bullet.

M) It's thin and kind of like a fizzy water.

O) Ice cold and with a lime wedge makes this a summer standard for many. Corona isn't great but it will always bring back fond memories of Jimmy Buffett concerts at Alpine Valley, and drunken ladies showing off their boobs.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corona as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Corona solomente...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

Photo of JoLight
1.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It's a clear, banana yellow with lots of carbonation and no head.

It smells off-putting, with sweet corn and a beer smell. Not that either of those are bad at all, but the combination here is bad. maybe it's expired, although it doesn't have that skunked or expired aroma.

The taste consists of sweet corn, water, and bitterness.

Overall, it has much more flavor and character than a Corona Light, but it's not necessarily a good flavor.

I like adjunct lagers; and it's rare I hate a beer, but this is one of those rarities.

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

It poured a piss yellow with a white soda-like head. Not the type of head a beer should have. It disappeared, obviously. It smells like skunk that got pissed on. Maybe the beer is skunked, maybe it always smells like that. It’s hard to tell with such a poor quality beer.
The taste is luckily not as bad as the smell. I suppose it’s not skunked, then. It is not as bad only because there’s very little taste to speak of. It’s a bit starchy with a mild tang. Really nothing there. And what’s there is far from pleasant. Don’t buy this beer.

Photo of Jerone
1.68/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Straw colored with lots of bubbles and a very thin head that goes down to nothing pretty quick.

S - Grains and a bit of a sulfur.

T - Unfortunately it's just corn and a bit of skunk. With a lime it hides the skunk pretty well and isn't bad.

M - Very light body with a lot of carbonation.

O - I think Corona light is better because there is less skunk, but with a lime I will drink it on a hot day.

Photo of kflorence
2.44/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a beautiful light golden color with lacing, practically no head to speak of. Tastes watery, not overly carbonated, slightly sweet and a little bitter; lots of grains. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable, needs a lime to mask the otherwise skunky flavor and aroma. Great for the beach or a BBQ, otherwise steer clear. Oh, and WAY overpriced.

Photo of soju6
2.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a golden yellow with a nice head and no lacing.

S: Has a musty smell with some grain sweetness.

T: Not a lot of flavor just a bit of sticky sweetness.

F: Light body, without the fruit, it has a some rough edges.

T: This is what is seems, a light beer for lounging at the beach, with a bit of fruit to temper the rough edges. It must be good because this is what cool people drink.

Photo of rvdoorn
2.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Look: the beer pours clear straw-yellow color with a white head.
Smell: Grain, corn, lemon, sugar and skunk.
Taste: Corn, lemon, grains, some caramel and some bitterness that balances out a bit
Mouthfeel: Thin body, medium carbonation
Overall: No words for this.

Photo of Converge
1.99/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - One finger of super fizzy, carbonated white head. Fizzles down to a frothy white cap, and leaves some fantastic lacing. Light golden yellow hue.

S - Smells sweet and light. A lot of corn and some sour citrus, but not much else.

T - Gross. Skunky. I didn't expect to enjoy this one a lot but wow. Putrid skunkiness upfront, with a bit of grain and a touch of sweet citrus in the finish. Light malt and some corn are also present, but this just is not enjoyable. Has a terrible aftertaste.

M - Thin watery body. Light carbonation. Does nothing to help an already poor flavor.

D - Was worse than I expected, and I didn't expect much. I will admit, these Mexican lagers leave some pretty fine lacing, but it's gonna take more than some foam on the glass to impress me, especially when everything else is sub-par.

Photo of robbrandes
2.76/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i love that there are 0 'wants' for this beer and 43 brave souls willing to admit it's a 'got'.
having said that, corona is effective in it's delivery. looks reasonable enough, marginal head, and any trace of aroma is long gone behind the lime you damn well should have put in the neck of this bad boy.

it is what it is - sitting by the pool beer.

Photo of KAP1356
1.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Actually took notes on this one the other night in Seaside Park, NJ. Drank from the bottle as there was no chance a pint glass was coming my way anytime soon...

A - Presented a clear, pale, straw-yellow color. A lime wedge was in the mouth of the bottle, so I did what you're supposed to do...crammed it in the bottle.

S - Light corn notes with some sourness to it. The lime is the nicest part of the nose here. Some wheat seems to be evident as well.

T - Like the nose with the addition of some non descript vegetable flavors. Sourness comes across as skunked and really is off-putting

M - Watery, light and super carbed. Pretty unremarkable.

O - Was it refreshing after a day on the beach, yes. Was it something that I would spend money on for a party with 30 people, yes. Would I order it because it was the "best" beer in the bar, yes. But this falls quite short of what one could consider a "good" beer.

Photo of mdfb79
1.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From 07/02/11 notes.

a - Pours a clear pale straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light sour notes, corn, grain, and light vegetables. Not very good.

t - Tastes like the nose; just some light corn and vegetables, with like sour/skunkiness in the end. Not very enjoyable.

m - Light watery body and high carbonation evident. Too carbonated.

o - Overall not a very good beer, but slightly better than Landshark. It's never a good sign when people need to add a lime to your beer to make it taste better. Not something to seek out; go for Negra Modelo.

Photo of iSip
3.55/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I will buck the trend and disagree with the D rating of the Corona Extra. The head does fade quickly, the color and flavor is very light. But on a hot day, a cold Corona with a twist of lime really hits the spot! The right amount of carbonation, the subtle malt and hop, the infused lime really clear the palate on a hot day. OK, it’s not a heavy duty intense craft beer, but is a good beer for its category and purpose. Better than the more trendy Pacifico. A nice change of pace from the Hefeweisen I drink during the summer months.

Photo of ferrari29
2.49/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer poured from bottle into a tall Pilsener style glass

A - Beer poured into glass with a clear golden colored body; beer poured with a one finger, bubbly, soapy white colored head; beer was definitely well carbonated and formed a good amount of lacing around the edge of the glass

S - Sour and bitter scented malt back end; green bottle skunk aroma blasts the nose; grainy, like corn; smells a bit spoiled; not very inviting

T - Grainy and bitter; skunk taste hits the palate and carries from start to finish; weak malt flavor, if there is any; kind of thin and watery in taste

M - Slightly bubbly; thin; skunk flavor lingers for a while and then turns semi-sweet for a bit; afterwards the flavor washes away

D - I wouldn't drink this unless the Mexican-style restaurant I was eating at had a really, really limited selection to choose from; I really have never been a fan of this beer and its skunk smell, even with a lime, sucks; I always thought it was served from a green bottle

Photo of Guden
2.6/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a watery looking yellow with a tiny white head which immediately fades to nothing leaving no lacing. Lots of little carbonation bubbles can be seen throughout.

S- Light corn and skunk. Pretty weak and nothing very good there.

T- Corn syrup up front and in the middle with a little skunk in the back end.

M- A little bit of thickness and a brisk carbonation make this one drinkable if not very appetizing.

D- As easy to drink as most adjunct lagers with the skunk and corn being a little strange but not off so much that it is not drinkable.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.23/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

And SwillFest 2011 begins here in painful earnest. This stuff pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of short-lived white foam. The nose starts off mildly skunky (damn clear bottles...), but this somehow passes, allowing some wheat, corn, and sweaty-guy B.O. to "shine" through. The taste holds notes of hard water, bad creamed corn, and dirty lemongrass. The body is pretty damn light, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather watery feel. Overall, a sad beer, more akin to flavored water than an actual brew, if you ask me.

Photo of fields336
1.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle, bought by a generous person at our table

A: a light yellow fizzy, carbonated white head, some carbonation present and slight lacing on the sides of the bottle. Can almost read the back of the label through the beer.

S: corn and malt.. No hops at all, not getting much else. Didn't expect much though

T: corn water? Maybe a slight citrus flavor. And a slight malt presence but not much at all. Does little to wash the taste of sublimely self-righteous out of my mouth. Weak.

M: fizzy and carbonated, dissipates almost as soon as it hits my tongue, dry finish, almost no lingering flavor other than adjunct and a biscuity malt.

O: disappointing even for my low expectations. Truly not something I would pay a premium for among the AAL style. Don't know how people consider this "good beer" compared to other adjunct lagers. Avoid.

Photo of Armand
2.56/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know why I'm rating this beer. Maybe 'cause I had one the other day at a party when my beer ran out.
A: Golden yellow.
S: Dry, stale.
S: Skunky.
T: Skunky, flat
M: Salty, skunk, water, lemony.
O: Lime???wtf. Come on, you guys. Lemon, really? Is this just to mask this gross beer?

Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 4,149 ratings.