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

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1,160 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,160
Hads: 4,438
Avg: 2.23
pDev: 65.92%
Wants: 39
Gots: 915 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Photo of MemphisSooner
2.15/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -5.4%
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 +37.7%
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 -10.3%
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 -3.6%
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 -18.8%
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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Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Even when I was a youngster and didn't know any better, i still never pick this beer. The only reason i did a rating is to have a accurate list of beers I've had. I get sad looking at the bottle.lol

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Photo of fps_dean
1.96/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Less offensive than Budweiser, Coors, Miller or Bush. But let's put it this way -- if Corona isn't a drunk Mexican's piss in a bottle, it sure as hell tastes like it. The fact that people only seem to drink this beer with plenty of lime or lemon juice added is a testament to how undrinkable this beer truly is.

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Photo of dikebrewery
2.24/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I remember the first time I saw a girl nekkid. I was glistening with joy and excited about the fruits I was about to partake of. After it was over I thought to myself that was the greatest thing ever. Then i met a real woman and saw her nekkid and she blew my mind and I totally forgot about the first girl. Well Corona is the first nekkid chick I saw. Forgettable

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Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.79/5  rDev +70%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Years ago I was down in Mexico City. A couple of brothers like to race cars on the weekend, and they took me out to a race track way out past Pachuca. All the racers were just weekend warriors. One guy just took some duct tape and pasted a number on the door of his street car. That was the vehicle he raced in. The brothers had some higher tech and despite being sidelined having to replace a gasket, they still got second that day.

I remember the hot August sun beating down on us, and what was probably the least attractive girl in all of Mexico that they fixed me up with. But all the Mexicans were drinking Coronas. I figured, hey, when in Rome....

On a hot day, a cold Corona is a beautiful sight with that golden color and the sweat beads collecting on the bottle. It's not heavy. It's not a designer beer. It's not an IPA, but it's got a great taste and it's perfect for quenching a thirst built up in the August Mexican sun.

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Photo of Bunman3
2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Corona has its place - best enjoyed while floating around on something inflatable, with a slice of lime jammed into the neck. Sampling this beer from a glass was strange. It is no better or worse that your usual macros. Suited for quenching thirst - end of story.

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Photo of Reds76
2.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

So I am not afraid to say that I truly enjoy a corona with lime on a hot summer day! With that said - I tried it without a lime and it was really tough to drink. Skunky, murky and strange. I will continue to drink it in the summer at times but it makes me wonder what the lime is covering up… I would give it a 3.25 overall with the lime but I am trying to just rate the beer here and I think I may have been generous ;)

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed at long last, one of several consumed over the Christmas break in Cabo San Lucas. An embarrassing previous staple of mine and the sort of thing you want to kick someone for daring to drink here, yet loaded with nostalgia and primed via years of social conditioning that says "skunked corn actually tastes GOOD"! Everyone knows the color but for posterity's sake its bright yellow and has pretty minimal white fizz rimming the glass. Smells like creamed corn seasoned with a nondescript apple-like fruitiness due to under-aging with a dash of skunky marsh vegetation. True to form, I do find this to be the corniest of the mainstream Mexican fizz parade, with corn bread and DMS cooked veggie flavors running the show. Sweeter and breadier than Pacifico with subtle apple and citrus notes. Some people claim they can taste a hint of lime in this even without the iconic wedge added. Sure, although its probably a mirage. I'd actually say the carbonation is moderate. Thin, watery, and finishes predictably sweet with a bare hint of grass. The corn and skunk elements do add some character than is missing from American examples of the style (but see my above remark about conditioning. Don't mistake this preference for "good beer"). Most people pay little attention when drinking this but I suggest you do so, for educational purposes if nothing else. Skip the lime too, at least once.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Corona’s very light in taste, mild, clean with no bitterness and has a rather thin tasting watery feel. It’s flavour is minimal, but on a hot day it quenches the thirst.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.04/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I can't understand how people drop $24 - $26 a case on this beer and then proclaim it's something drastically different and superior to the traditional American adjunct lagers. This is a subpar beer, overpriced and bland, and would be commendable for its sole purpose to be consumed on a beach with a citrus wedge if it wasn't so astronomically expensive. Modelo, while by no means great, is much more flavorful and heavier - probably why it's not as big of a sessionable beer (although its sales blow Corona out of the water at the particular liquor store I work at).

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3/5  rDev +34.5%

Review: Bottle of Corona Extra lager, 4.6%ABV

One of the beers to drink when it’s summer, Corona is a light beer that has a great refreshing taste, especially in the hot sun.

The flavours are not overwhelming making the beer go down smooth and easily. It’s a beer that everyone can drink and very suitable for a party. No bloated feeling after drinking a few Corona’s.

The appearance has a clear pale straw yellow body. After pouring a small white head appears that dissipates very quickly. Not much lacing. It has a mild, clean, subtle lager aroma, that smells of light, sweet cornbread

Corona’s very light in taste, mild, clean with no bitterness and has a rather thin tasting watery feel. It’s flavour is minimal, but on a hot day it quenches the thirst.

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Photo of Alestorm4069
4/5  rDev +79.4%

I see this is rated lowly. Once again, i don't really know what you all are comparing this to. It doesn't remotely compare to Sierra Nevada Pale ale or Any of that. compared to budweiser and others in its class its a step up.

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Photo of UncleDankins
1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

I cannot lie about this beer...

it's not worthy of your typical BeerAdvocate review.....

Flat out, this beer sucks. It's sold as more expensive than pabst, but that doesn't mean it's any beter.

This beer is just a "fancy" pabst blue ribbon. heavy enunciation on the quotation marks. there is honestly nothing good to say about this beer. it's complete butt. buy it if you wanna look cool at your high school party. otherwise, stay away. nothing to see here, keep it moving.

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Photo of HOLOGRAPHICpizza
4.06/5  rDev +82.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I created an account and gave this beer a 5 simply to try and offest all the terribly negative reviews. This is a mass-produced pale lager. It's not going to be anything like your supah-fancy exquiste craft brews. Alone, without the customary lime, it is sorta nasty and smells skunky. And it looks like straight up piss. But add that magical slice of lime- make sure to squeeze out all the juices, I mean really lime it up, use a gigantic slice of lime, and BAM, you have a kick-ass refreshing beverage. Sure- it's not really the beer we are reviewing at this point, more of a beer-lime shandy type thing, but my god, it is refreshing and delicious. Tell me a better beer to put a lime in. This blows Bud Light Lime out of the water. It is cheap and refreshing. Also, by sheer chance, my review averaged out to a rating of 4.20. Blaze up fellow beer advocates. And suck my lime flavored dick for dissing on Corona.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle

In a time when the weather is going rapidly downhill, I snagged a 12 pack of bottles to remind of my last trip to Mexico.

A- Pours a pale golden colour that is topped by a thin, quickly dissipating head. Not exactly what I would call a desirable appearance but it fills the void.

S- The aroma of this beer is intensely bready. Mainly biscuits in the nose. A little bit of harsh alcohol in the nose as well.

T- When most people stuff a wedge of lime into your beer, that's a pretty good hint that you shouldn't expect much from the taste. Tastes a bit like sweet corn that is finished by an odd sour bitterness that is quite off-putting. No wonder people usually put a lime in.

M- The only thing that Corona really has going for it is the mouthfeel. Beautifully crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation with practically no body.

O- If you have a warm day on the Gulf of Mexico, a white sand beach, and a lime, you have the perfect time for a Corona. Otherwise, I wouldn't go out of my way to obtain this brew.

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Photo of titvs
2/5  rDev -10.3%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch LA 040915. AROMA: faint sweet and corn’ish like aroma. very faint hop aromas. APPEARANCE: pale straw color and translucent. thin white head with poor retention. TASTE: extremely watered down cereal flavour. low bitterness with a dry finish. no hop flavour. PALATE: thin body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down premium lager that lacks the "premium".

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Photo of RyanPollock
1.75/5  rDev -21.5%

Probably the most overrated, overhyped, and over-marketed beer of all time. The popularity of this beer proves that strategic marketing can sell millions of beers, not the taste or quality of the product. The brew has a watery,sour grain and flat taste that can be rather repulsive. People that defend this beer always say "you have to drink it with lime!" I understand where they are coming from, the lime masks the bland taste and adds some flavour. Lime should never need to be added in order to make a beer tolerable. It amazes me how popular corona extra is and how they try to position it as a premium brew. This is proof that marketing and presenting a certain image with beer does NOT reflect a quality product.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.2/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I certainly agree with others on this site that Corona is not good beer. It is a very tepid AAL, and not much more can be said about it. The color is a light yellow. A couple others said it looks like urine. They are not wrong. I drink it at my local Tex Mex joint on Corona Thursdays. Special low price, as it should be. I wedge a lime in the neck of the bottle to pretend there's something flavorful about this beer. But there really isn't. Aroma is not rotten vegetables, though. It's just faint corn grains, nothing special. No head to speak of. The taste is weak, but smooth. Mouthfeel is acceptable. It's an acceptable, mediocre beer. You can drink a few at a time and it's not going to faze you. Get it on special and wedge that lime in. Enough said.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2/5  rDev -10.3%

Pours a transparent yellow with no head. The smell was rather skunky. The taste was pretty average with a sweet beginning and then a skunky aftertaste that lingered for a while.
It is what it is.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
1.72/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Crystal clear yellow colour like urine (sorry but it is true). Tiny white lace head that does not retain well at all.

Smell – Pretty heavy aroma of ethonal alcohol, aromas of sulphur stewed vegetables and an odd fusty smell that is very unpleasant.

Taste – Flavours of cooked corn with some light sweetness. A tiny amount of Hop bitterness helps to make it drinkable but this is basically a bland vehicle for alcohol.

Mouthfeel – Crisp carbonation holds a light to medium body. Zero linger as there is little flavour to speak of.

Overall – Popular with the 18 to 20 somethings at university. This beer is really only drinkable with half a lime wedged in the neck of the bottle and chilled to the point were your taste buds can’t tell what you are actually drinking.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
54 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.