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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

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3,548 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,548
Reviews: 1,081
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 32.17%
Wants: 12
Gots: 243 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of oriolesfan4


2.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It still baffles me that whenever there's a summer party people are like brainwashed to get this. It's usually like $13.99/12 which is more than most awesome microbrewery 12 packs!!! Anywho, I must admit on a hot day I don't mind one of these with a lime in it but after a long day of work I would never reach for this one. It's way too bland and fake tasting.. go elsewhere for the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 00:28:13 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of woodychandler


2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Corona comes in a CAN!?! Who knew? Not me, until recently.

The pour created a bone-white head that was reducing even as I was pouring. The NE-plus quality clarity in this pale-yellow beer was startling. They must have filtered the living Hades out of this beer before packaging it. The nose was light, a little on the sweet side, but not offensive. Mouthfeel was thin with a sweet, honey-like lager taste on the tongue. Finish had a mild sweetness, but nothing really jumped out. I can see why so many people add citrus fruit to this - it is pretty flavorless. Certainly, I've had better, but I've also had worse. Much worse. I can't really see returning to it, though. Maybe on draft or in bottle, just as a try anything once scenario, but no more cans of Corona Extra for the Woodman.

Serving type: can

04-05-2008 22:57:34 | More by woodychandler
Photo of Billolick

New York

2.7/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Light yellow and clear. Bottle clear with engraved label, Mexican symbols and stuff. Corn in the nose, medium bubble head, which fades quickly. Minimal flavor, no hops noticable. We all have tried and probably had our thirsts quenched by this stuff. Its better then Bud/Miller/Fosters etc. Crisp and refreshing. good on the beach or on a very warm day.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2004 11:45:44 | More by Billolick
Photo of akorsak


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
Photo of stakem


2.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes I found on my phone from over a year ago. I think my brother is to blame for this...12oz clear glass bottle poured into a tired hands oversized wine glass because i'm THAT guy. It appears a perfectly clear straw yellow color with a white finger that is quick to fade.

The smell is skunky initially right out the gate despite being held in a fridge and not exposed to any light. It has a corny grain sweetness to the nose and a hint of sulfur. It doesnt smell that good but it is on par with the style I guess.

The taste is sweet like corn. Sulfur and a bit skunky. A very minor herbal aspect. Some faint indistinguishable hop bitterness balances things out with a touch of something almost like bubblegum.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The skunky aspect made this different from the usual macro adjunct. I think I did a great disservice to this brew by pouring it into a glass. Had I shoved a lime down the bottle neck and chugged it, it would have been 'enjoyed' slightly more.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 15:10:44 | More by stakem
Photo of InspectorBob

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-14-2013 21:27:07 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of rhoadsrage


2.48/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a pale straw yellow hue with a sea of big bubbles that supports a snow white head of big bubbles that almost makes it to the first sip.

S- The clean nose has no aroma until it warms quite a bit and then a faint dry sulfur and field corn note comes through in the finish but that is it.

T- The dry carbonic acid combines with a faint field corn taste and a bitter hint that doesn't have any hop qualities to it in the finish. There is a taste of cold water that comes though as the beer opens up.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with an almost astringent texture it is so dry. The huge scrubbing bubbles fizz scrapes my tongue clean.

O- This beer really doesn't have anything there it is all just bubbles and takes on a soda pop carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 21:03:40 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

1.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall soapy bright white head that quickly reduces to nothing but a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of skunk with a slight hint of adjunct malts - corn and grain.

T: There is a moderate flavor of sweet corn and grain adjuntc malts and very little bitterness. Also, slightly metallic but not sure why since it came form a glass bottle into a glass.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: This is a pretty poor beer in my opinion and I understand why every other time I have had one served to me, I had it with a lime - you need something to change the flavor on this beer. Not one I will be having again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 17:57:23 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of DrunkinYogi


2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2013 12:15:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

1.18/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a two-finger white head that goes quickly and leaves no lace. Yellow color similar to urine. Light carbonation and very light bodied. Slight skunky nose. Starts and finishes very bland, no flavor, qualifies as a poor lawn mower beer. Why did I buy this stuff? I needed the bottle for my collection - now over 1650. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 02:25:23 | More by jdhilt
Photo of Zorro


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

Pours a clear yellow brew, a bit darker than a Budweiser.

Smell is not skunked, got a good bottle. Smell is a synthetic smell; more like I am sniffing brake fluid than a beer. I finally can detect a mild sweet smell.

Taste is mildly sweet with a bit of corn taste to it. Near tasteless. There isn't anything really nasty about the taste. It just is lacking the slightest malt or hop or grain flavors.

Mouthfeel = Budweiser at best.

Drinkable? It is in a flavorless chugable way. I can find 6-7 better beers in Mexico without really trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 04:59:15 | More by Zorro
Photo of Georgiabeer


1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

05-11-2014 22:27:17 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of DoubleJ


2/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The canned version of Corona was bland enough, but the bottled version has the potential to wreck havoc to my tastebuds thanks to its skunk promoting bottle. Again, I poured the sample into a glass without lime. All I gotta say is the bottle isn't any better. It isn't "spit-out" bad, there's just little there. Skunked spicy hops seem to take on the most flavor in the beer, which is almost like a light beer.

Conclusion: stay off the bandwagon and spend your money on something better.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 03:04:40 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of Wasatch


2.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 02:10:42 | More by Wasatch
Photo of duceswild


1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

02-14-2013 01:13:26 | More by duceswild
Photo of ejimhof


2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-30-2012 14:10:32 | More by ejimhof
Photo of Stinkypuss


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

Part of my Shitty Beer Review Series...What am I doing to myself?

A. Pours a light gold into a glass with NO HEAD after an agressive pour.

S. Skunk Grains. I immediately think "drain pour" but then I re-coup, gather my thoughts, and continue.

T. Ick. Skunky astringent corn. Some bitterness coming out of the stew of foulness.
I think they may have used hops, not sure.

M. A bit watery and slightly harsh.

D. Well, I tried it. A few swigs, then down the drain, I cannot continue to hurt myself. This is worse than Natural Light. The Swill to end all Swill.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 22:36:20 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

You don't have to buy Corona to know what it looks like - it looks no different in a clear glass than it does in the clear bottle. In fact, you don't even have to see a Corona to know what it looks like; this clear, shimmering golden liquid is exactly how most people envision beer. Rather unbecoming of its name, however, there is no "crown" atop.

The aroma, unlike a lot of macro lagers, is distinctive - that, unfortunately, is meant in the worst possible way. Corona may smell less agreeable than any other beer on the market (and you have the clear bottles to largely thank for that). Lord knows how much light exposure this bottle saw, but it's easy to tell how much damage the UV rays did.

The sad thing is that years of repeat consumption, unwillingness to try new (notably craft) beers and much stubbornness on the behalf of marketers, many people assume this skunky, corn syrupy smell to be inherent to beer, and many have come to actually find it appealing(!). But I assure you it results from clear bottles and bad ingredients.

A hurried brew process and cheap industrial fillers play a role in it too; their effects, however, are most noted in the taste. An artificial, stinging carbonation, a flat, insipid flavour, a cloyingly sweet, syrupy finish - these are the telling signs of a mass, industrially produced lager (and a poor one at that). Luckily, this doesn't have a very strong taste...

Corona is - certainly not a clean, refreshing beer - but a relatively toneless and acceptable one. Its high level of insipidness largely hides the corn syrup (although not entirely) and the pathetically minuscule amount of malt is far too faint to be hardly perceptible. I would take a watery, tasteless beer over a foul and offensive one any day.

As with anything that is consumed, the beer that a person drinks has become a symbol of self-definition. Sadly, most people are easily swayed by marketing and, if nothing else, Corona is the ultimate testament to the power of advertising - there is perhaps no other beer that owes the entirety of its identity and success to it.

Years gone by, billions of dollars spent, Corona has become immersed in idyllic images of pristine beaches, sunny settings and vacation lifestyles. This is the deceit of advertising and nothing more; there is nothing about the beer itself that accounts for these associations. It is as lifeless, insipid and ordinary as any other mass-produced lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 00:45:07 | More by biegaman
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Um, yeah I've had a few of these before...This was my daily quaff on my honeymoon many years ago, and I still order a bottle or two occasionally when dining at Mexican restaurants.

The beer is clear and golden colored with a half inch of white head. A good looking adjunct lager.

The aroma is a bit skunky, and I highly recommend the addition of salt and lime to mask / enhance the aroma and flavor.

The flavor is simple and straightforward. Adjuncts, grain, corn, the usual suspects. Again, do yourself a favor and add the traditional salt and lime.

The feel is thin and watery. Good for summertime and/or pairing with spicy Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 22:07:08 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of John_M


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

Was at a graduation party the other day, where this swill was available in abundance. I had forgotten just how wretched this crap is.

The beer pours a pale gold color with surprisingly decent head retention, but with pretty much non-existent lacing. The beer doesn't look all that terrible, but alas, this was to be as good as things get.

On the nose I immediately get some corn and seltzer, with perhaps a faint aroma of hops. It's not horrible, but you can tell right off that you are not in for a good time with this one. On the palate, I get sort of a metalic seltzer water flavor, with some slight sourness. The beer is very, very bland and watery on the palate, with sort of a dirty carbonnated water finish.

This "beer" is a flat out embarrassment, especially given the cost and marketing of this swill. I don't care how hot it is outside, or how many lawns I've mowed, I will not be ordering this beer ever again, even for free. As bad a beer as I've had in some time...

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 05:39:03 | More by John_M
Photo of brandoman63


2/5  rDev -13%

11-22-2011 03:42:51 | More by brandoman63
Photo of Mebuzzard


2.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

No head, pale yellow, straw color, some sediment (or maybe dirt) at bottom of glass (plastic)
Smell? Couldn't detect one. Maybe some malt and hops, citrus.
Tried with and without lime. Better with lime as it adds flavor. Drink very cold and if not in Mexico and are broke.
Can drink many as its like water.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2006 00:58:28 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of rab53


1/5  rDev -56.5%

12-02-2011 04:38:40 | More by rab53
Photo of Latarnik

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2014 23:17:51 | More by Latarnik
Photo of mdaschaf


2.05/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank this in honor of a friend who passed away. It was the only beer he would drink.

A: Light, clear yellow in color. Small white head that is gone in an instant and left no lacing.

S: Not much going on. Some corn and other adjunct aromas, some graininess. Light skunkiness as well.

T: Pretty boring and watery. Typical macro/adjunct taste. Had this one without a lime, but it needs it. Slightly sweet malts and some corn. No hops at all.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, but not really refreshing.

O: Not what I want to be drinking..ever really. I know I will have it again, but it will likely be due lack of other options at a party or BBQ.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 21:01:23 | More by mdaschaf
Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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