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

Not Rated.
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1,179 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,179
Hads: 4,566
Avg: 2.22
pDev: 66.22%
Wants: 44
Gots: 1,012 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

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 b0ss-h0gg
1.77/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

There are a million worse beers and a million better beers. Outstandingly marketed so that you think you should buy it if you're going to the beach. Decent with the fruit wedge, lousy alone.

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Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
1.25/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is the Mexicans version of "fosters" no one drinks it in its country of origin and for good reason.
tastes like camel urine and isn't what id want for a sustain-er or even a quick beer to cool me off.

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Photo of yonnie
2.72/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. In the past 5 months I have had Chimay Red, Rochefort 6, 8 and 10, Westvleteren XII, Three Philosophers, KBS, BBA Narwhal, Heady Topper, 120 Minute IPA and bunch of other world class brews. That said, this is actually not that bad, but also not that good either. It's a bit watery, but still has a little malt flavor. Sort of grainy and sweet. Really bubbly on the tongue. Actually looks pretty nice in a glass. I understand why this is a popular summer beer. Nothing offensive here, just nothing to write home about. I've definitely had worse.

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Photo of Rivoire
1.34/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

If you put Lemon in your beer, that means you don't want it to be tasted but drank for refreshing your palate during the summer. Lemon kills the taste all the other feelings you can get.

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Photo of EMV
1.94/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What more can be said about Corona... great marketing and a terrible product. This is skunk in a bottle, and there's not enough lime in the world to fix this beer. Macro corn, watery, yellow and fizzy, and did I mention skunk? Not worthy of being called beer. It's only virtue is being cheap and safer than drinking the water while in Mexico... and that just barely.

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Photo of FrazFraz
2.43/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this at a club once so my memory might be affected a little.

A - Typical lager colour, it might be a bit lighter but maybe that's just me. Head was nothing to note, standard for a macro brewing company.

S - Nothing too special here either, just smells like... well... a lager, maybe a little more skunky than the average macro. Not any notes of anything special that I could detect. The smell fine and not anything to get hung up about.

T - Very mild in my opinion, very lacking in flavour. Basically just pseudo-average, I would serve this very cold and down a lot of them since it is incredibly easy to drink. If there is nothing else better around and you wanna get drunk fast... down a few of these.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
2.42/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a can. Blech, this is pretty bad. Tastes like steel wool, creamed corn, and whippits. I actually enjoy Corona when skunked, pero eso, es no bueno. A crash course on why lime was ever squeezed into a beer.

Can't find anything wrong with the visuals or feel though (when judging by style).

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Photo of nucloid
4.07/5  rDev +83.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much to honestly say about corona. I gave the smell it a low score due to it lack of smell. To me it tastes like budweiser and budlight. Corona will always be one of my go to beers though.

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Photo of joemochas
1.02/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'd somehow avoided drinking one of these until last Friday night when it was all that was in the green room at a work event. Just the worst. I couldn't even finish the can.

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Photo of gopens44
1/5  rDev -55%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Didn't know whether to rate with or without lime, but then I realized that it really didn't matter.

From notes/memory: Pale as wee, smells faintly of wee, tastes like west Texas water that has not been processed through a reverse osmosis system, mouthfeel of water.

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Photo of ShaunJ
4/5  rDev +80.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite everyday beer. It's got a lot of flavor for a lighter beer. It's refreshing, has a clean after-taste, and is not as watered down as other American Lagers.

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Photo of Liranmov
2.38/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A light, fuzzy, mild flavored beer.
If the bottle isn't properly stored it can get a foul smell, otherwise it ain't got a lot of smell.
the taste is not strong, refreshing as a beverage but not as enjoyable as a beer.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.43/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quick review. Bright & light with mild maltiness. Mild everything, really. Despite lacking in terms of depth of flavor, I love how crisp & refreshing a nice cold Corona can be.

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Photo of Jorgenavarro19822
1.91/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Looks tasty and golden. But the bottle being clear messes up the taste and smell. It smells like a skunk and it tastes like one. Only redeemable with a lime.

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Photo of redsoxjim
1.84/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Only g̶o̶o̶d̶ *drinkable* with a lime
Clear bottle makes the beer skunk fast in the sun (beach is where majority are consumed)
need I continue...

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is good in one way and one way only. It has to be 90+ out, super sunny day, sitting near water (beach, pool, river, lake, etc.), the beer must be ice cold, and you have to have a lime wedge shoved into the bottle. No glass. Must be from the bottle. In a moment such as this one though, it is a very refreshing beverage to have.

Would purchase again, but ONLY in this scenario.
Would Drink Again: Yes

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Photo of JobiWanKenob
1.3/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Any beer that requires a lime wedge or salt added to it (or anything else for that matter) isn't worth the time. If a tall corn stalk could take a piss, it would smell and taste like Corona.

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Photo of Capt_Pete
3.24/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle with a lime (traditional, right). What's to say about the Look - it's light golden. Smell is citrusy on a hot day at the beach, the only place I drink it, and the taste is smooth and refreshing with the lime. Smooth - medium bodied with a pleasant taste. Overall best for a hot day at the beach.

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Photo of SenorElRaz
1.84/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

This is overpriced crap. The only way I can enjoy one of these is when it's ice cold and with a lime wedge, which covers up the bad flavor. Tastes like urine when served normally. This has no business being as expensive as it is. I'd rather drink Keystone Light than this overrated swill.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
2.15/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Crystal Clear

S: Skunky skunk-a-rama. Also, corn. And more skunk

T: Better be ice cold with lots of lime. Otherwise - yikes.

M: Carbonated and water like

O: If it is hot, you're on a beach, and someone is giving this away, go for it. If it is any other scenario, why are you drinking it?

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.11/5  rDev -5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear straw color. Barely no head, lasting 30 seconds. Average legs and activity.

Faint sweet aromas and flavors of corn, syrup, citrus, slightly skunky and metallic.

Light body with prickly carbonation. Short and weak smoky finish.

Overall : Faint flavors but good freshness. The sugar is good and does not feel artificial like most macro brands.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.07/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for around $2.40 for a tall boy. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a medium head that is gone in seconds. Very light gold and clear

S- Nice sweetness here. Some hops some malt but sugar sweet

T- Very sweet corn beer plain and simple. Nothing special but nice blend to get that sickly sweetness out of what could be a bad beer

M- Dry but sticky sweet

O- Nice hot weather beer. Light and airy. Not great but nice

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with..... Fried smelts


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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

L: Bright yellow, filtered, mild white foam head with no retention.

S: Mild smell, skunky notes.

T: Fresh, low bitterness very little flavour.

F: Light body, low carbonation.

O: Beer for the general public, not for beer lovers. It´s good for mixing.

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Photo of DA84
2.15/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you have to add something to mask the bad taste, then it sucks. that being said, ice cold with a wedge of fresh lime, this is hard to beat on a hot summer day. Take the lime and hot summer day away, I prefer piss warm chango

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Photo of leantom
1.81/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

What's my excuse? Well, I went to a barbecue joint and they only had three types of beer: Corona, Bud Light, and Budweiser. Perhaps I should've gone with the Bud., but this was OK, too. Here goes:

A: Yellow but well-carbonated. No head or lacing.

S: Corn and....corn.

T: Follows the nose.

F: Pretty good. Nicely carbonated and fizzy.

O: Avoid this beer. Nice mouthfeel can't make up for everything else.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
54 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.