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

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Corona LightCorona Light

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1,620 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,620
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 1.92
pDev: 38.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
Photo of Siriusfisherman
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into pilsener glass, had it about a year ago but wrote down my thoughts.

Appearance: Very clear yellow, some carbonation bubbles and a very weak head. No lacing.

Smell: It is very faint and very dry, but it can be detected. I am not very good at analyzing the characteristics of such a light beers aroma so I will stay away from any specific ingredients. I will say however that there is no hop aroma at all, and perhaps the main characteristics are a blend of over processed flavors from the malt.

Taste: Also very dry like the aroma, but more about the beer can be picked up in the taste. Although it is more noticeable, I will refrain from stating any individual ingredients I sense still, they are very well blended together. I am quite amazed how much this does not taste like beer, there is very little in the way of detectable features that would suggest that it is.

Mouthfeel: It is well carbonated, and that does a pretty good job of masking and flavors that are there. After a few of these, it is almost like drinking carbonated water.

Overall: This is not a beer, I refuse to acknowledge this being classified as a beer. That is not to say that it does not have an appeal, I can see why it is so popular. There is nothing off putting about its taste, and it is quite refreshing on a hot day, especially with a lime wedge. But after really analyzing the taste, I can not acknowledge this beverage being a beer, it has less than the bear essentials for being classified as such. Therefore I refuse to give it anything above the minimum score.

Siriusfisherman, Dec 05, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.8/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This poured a beautiful straw yellow in color with a nice, pure white head.

Smell - The grain isn't as offense as most examples of this style but still nothing to write home about. It shows surprising depth though so gets decent marks here.

Taste - The grain is a little staler at the taste. It's not horrid or skunked just not approaching good.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied of course with some decent carbonation.

Drinkability - This was passable in a category having a very low bar.

RoyalT, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -8.9%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev +4.2%

beerhunter13, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of wescrawford57347
1.16/5  rDev -39.6%

wescrawford57347, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
1.63/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Corona Light is like taking something that is already piss-poor and stripping away and little, tiny bit of dignity it might have left. So pale you could read a small-font novel through it; aroma is on par with dropping a handful of grains, corn, and a few nickels into a cup of water; the taste is like drinking said water cup; mouth feel is like shaking up a 7 up and putting your mouth around the opening of the bottle.

It's not good stuff. I mean, it's not offensive or off-putting or anything necessarily, but it's just not really "beer". Its utter absences of the most beer related aromas and tastes make it hard to judge this fairly. Even for beers of this style, there are many better.

If you're gonna waste your time, just get the regular Corona. Don't bother with the Light. It's already light. It doesn't need to be lighter. Any lighter and it's just going to float away.

tectactoe, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

So I got around to reviewing Corona Light and trust me I meant to pick up the Extra version.
Anyways poured into and English pint glass (22oz).

A- Pours an ultra pale golden yellow fluid that produces a one inch fluffy white head that quickly falls to light froth and little to none lacing.

S- Corn grit, light metallics and hop funk dominate the nose but very mildly.

T-M- Taste is bland with only hints sweet corn husk, musky malts and a astringent like hop twang. Mouthfeel is well... watery and probabley the best part of this beer. Lawn mower beer and quick to drink. Not a favorite at the price.

D- Decent.

wesbrownyeah, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev +4.2%

tbryan5, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of ajkiser12
1/5  rDev -47.9%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -47.9%

SkiBum22, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of MikeC144
1/5  rDev -47.9%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
2/5  rDev +4.2%

markallmon, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of newcastleme
1.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I may be in the minority, but I'd prefer Corona Light over ole Corona Extra. I find the light to be more drinkable while keeping similar smell and taste (although slightly more watery.) It's a beer I go back to on occasion but only because my friends swear by it.

newcastleme, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of RoninBirdman
1.5/5  rDev -21.9%

RoninBirdman, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Drunkenass
2.5/5  rDev +30.2%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
1.53/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 onz clear bottle

Appearance: Pale straw color with some bubbles on top , nothing to write home about.

Smell: Grains and cooked corn ( and that corn was cooked in a bad way)

Taste Grains, cooked veggies, bitternes and astringet.

Mouthfeel& Drinkability : This beer is no hard on the mouth,even with the bad taste,drinkability???No there's no in here.

Notes : Is there just one clear bottle beer that is good?

BeerDreadz, Sep 05, 2007
Photo of DWolf
2.5/5  rDev +30.2%

DWolf, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of WuAnquo1
1/5  rDev -47.9%

WuAnquo1, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of sponberg
1.8/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The exceptional smell is, of course, polecat. Go ahead, pop an ice cold Corona Light. Take a whiff. Now go look in the road for Pepe LePew's still-twitching remains. Sorry - better look in the bottle. Thar's a skonk in the corn patch yonder, paw... Starts out grainy and sweet, with no hops apparent. Very little flavor outside of sweet grain that dries out slightly in the finish. I think people put a lime in to differentiate it from cooled-off water that was used to boil corn.

My ex-boss' yuppie wife brings this to parties, stuffs a lime wedge in its neck, and sings its praises 'til the end of the earth. That's fine - saves me the cost of hiring a clown to entertain the kids. At least she has the courtesy to finish the damned things up before she leaves.

sponberg, Mar 18, 2002
Photo of chip26
2/5  rDev +4.2%

chip26, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of twi1609372
1.48/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Every time I drink this stuff I swear it will be the last time. To say it is bad is an understatement. this beer tastes like watered down urine. With no disrespect to Mexico, they say don't drink the water there, this beer is brewed there, do you think they import bottled water to brew? the alcohol content is the only think keeping people from dying from food poisoning.

twi1609372, Jun 12, 2004
Photo of generallee
2.75/5  rDev +43.2%

generallee, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2/5  rDev +4.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev +4.2%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Doomcifer
1.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours an extremely clear, extremely pale yellow color. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Not much of a head. Smells slightly husky, other than that not much of anything. Same with the taste...slightly husky, very mild grains, no hoppiness at all. Very bland and watery with an off taste in the finish. Extremely carbonated, pretty crisp. I guess it's fairly drinkable if I had nothing else around...not by choice.

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2008
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Corona Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
49 out of 100 based on 1,620 ratings.