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

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3,435 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,435
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 32.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-09-2013 18:09:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is pungent with the typical macro smell of corn and other adjuncts. There’s a touch of malt and very little hops.

T: The taste is very watery, with flavors of adjuncts and some malt sweetness. There is almost no hops presence. There isn’t much of an after-taste but it’s slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth but not crisp at all, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, there really isn’t much to this beer, which makes it easy to drink but prevents it from being the least bit enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 01:09:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

1.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: CLEAR 12 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Crystal clear straw in colour with a very faint bubbly white lace that does not retain well.

Smell: Odd faded aromas of sulphur, faint skunk, mild cooked veggies, grain and a good whiff of ethonal alcohol ... these all seem to be trademark Corona aromas.

Taste: Crisp carbonation holds a light to medium body. Flavours of husk, cooked corn and a light sweetness are all on the palate. Hop bitterness is there to balance and lingers for a bit until a somewhat clean finish comes along with some fading corn flavours.

Notes: This is the #1 imported beer in the US though there are numerous others south-of-the-border brews that are worth checking out. As for the lime thing ... you won't see it here. Is it really worth the $20-24 a case? Not to us.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2002 19:45:30 | More by Jason
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I swore that I wouldn't review any crap that I knew to be crap unless a sample was provided gratis, and guess what? Providence provides. I will begin my scrutiny by violating several rules of the sacred canon of Corona consumption: 1: I pour the "beer" from the bottle into a glass, 2: WITHOUT ANY LIME! And so...
appearance: totally transparent, color matching that of a very pale urine sample, head exists, is frothy and white (has anyone, ever, conceived of Corona's head?). Aroma: stinky, skunky, suggesting nothing beyond the liquid leavings of sick, sad, rabid animals. Foul, rancid, polluted, poisonous.
Now to drink: harsh, sour, cornish, wince-inducing, not-the-least-bit-good. Possesses none, absolutely not a one of the qualities we would want to find in ANY beer...body, character, finish (oh, no!), hops, malt, texture, flavor, ad infinitum...but wait, I didn't give it the benefit of the doubt, employing the preferred method, inclusion of lime...why, I have some wedges right here!
Mmmmm!!!! Limey! Yep, you can really taste the lime, oboy! Boy, I can drink a million of 'em now! Ahhhh! Give me a bucket of Coronas, some limes, the beach, and volleyball, ..and then kill me...
This is the best selling imported beer in America. Have mercy on us all.
(I wish there were negative points available. One star seems too charitable.)

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2003 01:27:27 | More by feloniousmonk
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. I did not add Lucas, salt or a lime. Just going to drink the beer as nature intended it.

Beer is light yellow and clear. Carbonation is moderate and consists of large bubbles. After an aggressive pour, a decent head forms but falls away quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. Despite the strong carbonation, the head of the beer does not stand up. All and all, it looks like a beer, exactly what you'd expect.

Smells like cooked corn. Not really appetizing.

Body is thin, kind of ilke corn-flavored water, cooked corn flavor, harsh husk tannin back flavor leaves a terrible not pleasant bitter aftertaste (this is probably what the lime is for). Drinkability is low but mouthfeel is not good. Beer is messing with me a lot. There is a decent amount of carbonation in the mouth, there may be some sweetness in the front but the more I drink the more cereal I get.

Gross.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 21:12:50 | More by drabmuh
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.88/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, I was once told that this beer had it's particular time and place. I am guessing that this person is referring to being in Mexico, or on any beach partying. However, while in Ensenada this summer this beer was no where to be seen. You had to specially ask for this beer, and it wasn't on billboards or the television commercials. No the marketing is for those Americans just show them the picture with the lime wedged in the bottle, then we'll see some response from them. Yep, that is basically what happened this beer became popularized with commercials not with a good taste. So, as I pour this beer in WV during early January, I almost know it is a mistake. However, I am giving it a shot. When i poured this golden (as in color of piss) it fizzled like a can of soda, and the head was gone by the time I looked at the screen and back down to my pint glass. At first scent it seems very unpleasant, but when I taste it, this beer contains relatively no flavors. It does have a mild citrusy sweetness, but there is really nothing here. For being so big with the average beer drinker, I wasn't expecting much here. This beer is not one that I plan to drink ever again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2003 23:42:28 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz clear bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - straw yellow with a thin head that contains tightly formed bubbles. No real lacing to speak of.

S - Musty, vegetal, malty with slightly grassy odors.

M - Fizzy, somewhat seltzer-like w/ light body and malt sweetness in tinges.

T - A general light lager flavor with a touch of hops. A slightly salty taste with a sweet middle. A dry finish w/ plenty of carbonation tingle in the end. The flavor and effervesence tend to get blurred together.

D - A basic light lager flavor w/ some drinkable qualities, but not worth seeking out and I would probably avoid this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 22:46:28 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

3.4/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very pale yellow color with a spotty lace head. The smell is weak, but pleasant. There is a faint odor of pale malts. The taste is watery and ordinary. It has that Mexican beer taste to it. I'm not exactly sure how that's acheived. It is a low bodied beer that is easy to drink, just not too enjoyable. As far as commercial imports are concerned; this is one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2003 02:35:48 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

1.7/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Not much can be said about Corona that hasn't been said before. The beer looks about like piss and I imagine piss would taste better. There just isn't much of anything to the beer. No smell. No flavor. If you put enough limes into the beer you can get it to be almost drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 02:07:38 | More by Mora2000
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SocalKicks

California

2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

03-07-2012 04:05:58 | More by SocalKicks
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mdfb79

New York

1.93/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 15:11:39 | More by mdfb79
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

7 oz. bottle:
Poured pale yellow (just as seen through clear bottle). A thin wisp of a lace was present despite the high carbonation.
It smelled mildly of chemical-like sulfur and a touch of skunk.
It tasted like water with some odd chemical-like substance mixed in.
It left a metallic-like taste, but the water and carbonation allowed it to go down.
I tried this with lime in it a while back - not my thing, adding fruit to beer...A guest brought over nips, and I wanted to see if it could stand alone. If you drink this, which I do not recommend - put limes in it (I don't like adding fruit - but this needs it)...better yet - just avoid it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 13:56:53 | More by jwc215
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mactrail

Washington

2.55/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Big splashy head that dissipates right away. Modest carbonation but a good fizz on the tongue while it lasts. Smell is pretty insignificant. Just a wee hint of pleasant malt and an actual kiss of hops. Bitterness and other flavors melt away fairly soon but it's a beery sort of taste. Slightly tart.

Not as offensive as I remember, but you have to get down to its own level. I suppose it might have a little more flavor than some American industro-brews.

A freebie courtesy of Southwest Airlines on a delayed flight. Adding insult to injury!

Serving type: can

01-13-2012 06:41:43 | More by mactrail
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -56.5%

12-06-2011 01:30:47 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

2.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. clear bottle,

A: Pours a pallid yellow into a glass, with really no head to speak of, dissipates quickly leaving only a small, thin ring of clear foam around the glass.

S: Smells mainly of fermented corn, though it is much more evident than in a regular macro, no skunk, didn't expect it, as this came from a 12-pack.

T: This does not taste that bad. Haven't had this one in a while, and had forgotten what it tasted like. It has a simple corn flavour, not much else, but much better than your average macro-type lager beer.

M: Light, carbonic, bubbly, thin and watery.

D: A fair beer, better than most macros, but still, at the end of the day, its just a boring industrial lager. There are a lot better lagers out there, and better beers for the same price, so why waste your time with Corona? I'd drink it if I'm in the Sizzler, and there's no better beer around, but all and all, it's just not very good, and I would not spend my own money on it.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2007 01:45:51 | More by Halcyondays
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

1.83/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

When ever I think of Mexico, I think of big hats, big moustaches, Bandits and crap beer.

You can blame Hollywood and the American film industry for the first three and Corona for the last stereotyping.

Yet here I am about to review the beer that gave Mexico a bad name. The first 'designer' foreign beer that was advertised all over the place to hit Great Britain (I believe). This bottle was left at my house by someone who came to my daughters Birthday party, I would never have paid for it.

I poured the beer into one of my Duvel glasses, I wanted to give the beer a chance.

To be fair it looked like a Duvel except the head fell away very swiftly. A little lighter than a Duvel really, very pale and crystal clear too.

I give all lager/pilsners a score of 3 unless there is something bad or good about them. This is as odourless as most, but with a stale bread aroma hanging around.

Insipid and tasteless, nothing to report.

Fizzy water comes to mind when considering the mouthfeel.

Glad I didn't buy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 21:02:09 | More by BlackHaddock
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Gavage

New Jersey

1.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: pours a very light yellow color with a short 1/4" white head that breaks apart immediately. No lime in the pint glass.

Smell: no aroma other than some funky sweetness.

Taste: taste profile is very weak as only some corn and mild sweetness can be detected. Any bitterness is weak and barely detectable.

Mouthfeel: very crisp throughout. Light in body. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is just an awful beer with no flavor. The lime must provide some flavoring to make this drinkable. I had this for beer for fun during a holiday get together, and just couldn't finish it. I was also frowned upon for asking for a glass and no lime. Ugh.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 16:14:52 | More by Gavage
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GClarkage

California

3.35/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed in September 2004 from a 12oz bottle. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint everyone, but this beer isn't that bad. But, it only serves one purpose. When you are dying of thirst on a beach, this is a good one to grab. It's not a pretty pour, it doesn't smell like anything special, but it's a decent beer when you want a quick one and there isn't anything else around but bud/miller/coors. At least this one has a bit more taste. Don't understand why it's so expensive though. I always have a 12pk on hand for when I am moving the lawn of doing something outside.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2004 18:22:38 | More by GClarkage
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kojevergas

Texas

1.86/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle of "Coronita" served into an Estrella Damm stemgoblet in Ibiza, Spain. I dreaded this beer prior to reviewing it. Review is from notes.

I dock points for the presentation - a clear bottle is inexcusable, especially for a tropical beer.

A: Laughably pathetic head, no real retention or existence of head. This is awful for its low ABV. Clear yellow gold in colour. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Malt syrup. As we say in Ireland: "Fookin' disgusting".

T: Malt and lime syrup, with a bit of barley. Fucking awful. Horrendously bad. Fizzy lime syrup finish. Terrible. Simple imbalanced crap.

Mf: Light and watery garbage. Overcarbonated. Weak and bland.

Dr: This garbage beer is unbelievably bad. Have it with a lime if you must have it; any beer that requires such an addition is awful on general principle. Avoid this one. Really avoid it. It's a textbook F. I'd say it's probably worse than Foster's or Bud, but at a level this low we're just nitpicking. I will say the price tends to be okay.

D-

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 04:38:23 | More by kojevergas
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-05-2013 09:29:56 | More by beernads
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a very thin white head that fades quickly. Nothing special about the aroma or flavor other than it is refreshing on a hot day. If it is served freezing cold with a slice of lime on a very humid day it can be drinakble, otherwise avoid at all cost.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 09:31:38 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I intentionally waited this long to review this beer because I've been told that it's actually decent on draft. Well...after finally having it on draft in Mexico, I can put that myth to rest.
Appears a transparent light gold with a thin white head that quickly fizzles away into a mild collar. A few spots are left.
Smell is of lemon and flaked maize. Even the lager yeast seems to be dulled down in the draft version. If there are hops in here, they are extremely mild.
Taste...it is what it is. Crispy cereal with bubbles.
Mouthfeel is spritzy, light bodied, easy to drink, lemony & semi-dry in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2009 21:10:03 | More by weeare138
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

1.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Part of my ongoing effort to review a bunch of readily available beers I've not put pen to paper about yet. Reviewed in a glass without the addition of lemon.

Pour? Well, you can see the colour straight away from the clear glass bottle, and even once it's in the glass, there's very minimal head, so it looks almost identical: a very pale yellow, almost getting towards clear. Large bubbled but surprisingly minimal carbonation. Head, as mentioned, is very weak, just a faint ring of fine white bubbles in a collar around the top of the glass. Uninspiring.

Nose? Well, you can see why you put a lemon in it. Forget the myths about clear glass, keeping flies away, increasing vitamin C intake: you add lemon because otherwise this beer has no aroma whatsoever. Nada. None.

OK, that may be exaggeration, because after filling my lungs with it for many minutes I do start to detect a slightly mealy corn adjunct character. Possibly the most unpleasant character to be had in isolation in a beer.

Taste is light and mealy as well, although it doesn't have any truly offensive characters to it. Much like the rest, it's just bland and unobtrusive. Slight lemony zing mid-palate, with a dry bready character on the finish. Carbonation is solid and bloating.

So bland. So, so bland. And it's depressing to think that that's why it's so popular. Easy to slug in the sun, but if I had to do it more often, it would leave me feeling depressed inside.

"Mas Fina"? Por desgracia no.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 02:27:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in its proper glassware, the bottle, with a wedge of lime. Normally I´d eschew the beer in the bottle and fruit thing. But as far as I can tell this is the proper serving technique. There´s still that cheap, grainy flavor, but the fruit helps make this drinkable and not an unpleasant experience. Try this once and call it a cultural experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 16:54:55 | More by tempest
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 940 mL caguama purchased at the Mega outside of Bucerias.

A: The lager is pale and yellow, a straw color that seems paler than just about every other beer I've had this week. Small patches of lace are slowly drying.

S: Little nose, if any, wafts out of the glass. A hint of corn, some sweetness, but not much else.

T: The taste seems to parallel the nose, offering up corn and not much else. Grains and adjuncts drive the flavor, offering little else. A sickly sweetness lingers in the mouth.

M: Familiar? More like a haunting nightmare. Much like Corona Extra, this is an uninviting lager.

D: I split the caguama with three people and am luckier for it.

***

A bottle served with lunch at La Palma in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Lime promptly discarded.

A: The lager is fizzy and yellow, exactly as intended. A small ring of white head sits contentedly.

S: The nose is mild, highlighted by a sweet corn aroma. The nose is best when cold, as it tends to mask the adjuncts.

T: Again, the lager is best when cold, delivering a refreshing blast that lacks substance. As it warms, the corn and pale malts become more evident. As a result, the lager heads downhill. So drink it while it's cold! Hops? Someone forgot to add 'em. A good hot weather beer.

M: The fizziness of the beer is a plus, removing the bland flavors on each sip.

D: It's a hot day out, so I won't say no to another.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 20:14:31 | More by akorsak
Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 3,435 ratings.