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

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4,051 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,051
Reviews: 1,118
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.03%
Wants: 28
Gots: 459 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Photo of peterjk
2.15/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Mavajo
2.45/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Well, it's Corona - you don't drink this because it's 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.

Photo of kaseydad
2.03/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of alkemy
2.08/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of mnrider
2.3/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.


Photo of jdeason
2.15/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of cbutova
2.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of allergictomacros
2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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

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.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.18/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of BeanBone
2.4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jjanega08
2.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A= had this one given to me last night and it looked like a typical fizzy yellow beer. Maybe a little too yellow. Small fizzy head comes from it and doesn't last long.
S= like fizzy yellow beer but there is a difference. It smells like there is actually a lot of unfermented grain in it like a NA beer or a low alcohol beer. Really strange.
T= Whew. Like low alcohol beer or non alcoholic beer mixed with a typical adjunct macro. the non alcoholic beer part is weird. tastes really gross.
M= Fizzy crisp light and smooth.
D= the taste is really awful. I would have pegged it for a non alcoholic brew if I didn't know better.

Photo of nomomentwasted
2.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Have had this so many times, but the review was done without a lime for the sake of doing a proper review recently. Halfway through I limed it and enjoyed it more, but review is w/out.

Appearance: Yellow and bubbly. A little head, but it's just yellow and clear with strong carbonation. In the style, it's right around BMC.

Smell: Nothing but weak, mild grain and cheap beer smell. With a lime it's citrus-y and more pleasant; without, it's just bland and mild.

Taste: Like the smell, mild and just watery. Very little hop presence and grain alcohol is the main flavor.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated. Heavily. Finishes dry as well, leaving me still thirsty, but when cold it's definitely refreshing enough.

Drinkability: I mean, it's refreshing when served really cold. The carbonation and cold are the two things that really make it worth drinking on a hot day, but really iced tea or water would do the same thing. If you're having one, put some lime in it. It's more a citrus-y drink at that point and less of a beer, and a little more enjoyable that way.

Photo of njmoons
2.42/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard adjunct lager beer.

Light exposure gives the skunky flavor, which actually is balance out nicely by a wedge of lime.

Nothing special, nothing horrible. I'd drink it if you handed it to me, but I would not pay for it.

If I am going to drink fermented rice I would go for something with a little more flavor, or is that an oxymoron.

Photo of goblue3509
3.45/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color with visible carbonation and a very slight head. The smell is of cheaper hops and some grain notes. Taste wise there is a taste of cheaper hops and of grain, rice or corn variety. The taste is more flavorful than most adjucts. The mouthfeel is moderate to high. A little fizzy. The overall drinkability is above average for an american adjunct.

Photo of basi76
3.48/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden Yellow color, low alcohol volume makes it very drinkable, almost no aroma what so ever, and very poor Foam Head, Surely not a beer either for beer snobs or connoisseurs, but a very good option for a 105 degree summer day with friends. very drinkable. not good warm. but who cares after a 12hr. drinking binge in cancun.

Photo of gcarl
2.42/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Bright yellow color, Smell, husky,grainy, and dare I say skunky?! Drank without a lime for 'review purposes', nothing challenging malt upfront just a touch of hops.In my case I drank at a bbq and it was okay with my burger and mac salad. Low alcohol and a relative lack of body makes drinkability high


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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