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

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Corona LightCorona Light

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1,578 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 1.92
pDev: 38.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 131 | 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.

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Photo of garuda
1/5  rDev -47.9%

garuda, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.38/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No stamped date.

Appearance - Takes an extremely vigorous pour to get even a one finger head; white with low retention and zero stick. Ultra pale clear gold body.

Smell - Skunk. The faintest of corn malt.

Taste - Some acidity. Semi-dry. Faint stale wet cardboard. Mostly water; but that which is noticable is generally offensive.

Mouthfeel - Watery. You have to swish to to get any vestige of carbonation.

Overall Drinkability - Water with a few drops of stale coffee dripped into it, filtered with old cardboard. Just imagine what Budweiser would taste like if it was diluted with 3 parts water. Had to squeeze in an orange wedge just to finish it.

ZenAgnostic, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
1.02/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: faint yellow/straw body, up + down head,
zero lacing (just lots of bubbles)

S: sweet corn/grain

T: light grain, sweet corn, too watery, semi-dry finish

M: light body, huge bubbly mouth

O: Got this as a goof at a restaurant, just to see
how much difference a regular Corona w/lime
and a Corona Light (no lime). OH MY!
This a very weak/watered down light beer.
There are plenty of much better light beers
out there, if want to go for volume.


BeerLover99, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of Chaney
1.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Review #700.

Some friends of mine, who don't know crap about craft beer, gifted these to me at a Halloween party that I recently hosted. The beer we had that night: Flying Dog: The Fear (a case!), Port City Optimal Wit, Duck Rabitt Milk Stout, Victory Headwaters PA, Great Lakes Octoberfest, and Hacker-Phorr Octoberfest. Despite all of that yummy goodness, people drank more Corona Lights that night than all the others. I'm depressed...

Drank right out of the bottle...for the first time in ages!

A: Clear yellow piss with a few bubbles lurking throughout, but nothing to write home about.

S: Not much of a smell, but what was there smelled a bit like gasoline.

T: My imaginary cash register ring up on this beer would come up like this: "House beer...$1 even." Pretty blah, thin stuff, with a mild sweet breadiness on the end.

M: Kinda spritzy and with no lingering whatsoever. I can see how non-beer types dig this.

O: TIP: I added about 5 lime slices to the bottle and my rating instantaneously jumped up to a "B." Wait a minute... isn't that just straight up lime juice? I friggin love lime juice!

Chaney, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
1.85/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a very pale, clear straw color. Lots of carbonation initially, dwindles to low carbonation in about 20 seconds, oddly. About 3/4" white head forms that has poor retention and no lacing.

Smell: Corn, extremely small noble hop character, a bit of skunkiness. Not unexpected, but not real good.

Taste: Adjuncts are apparent, with maybe a hint of pale malt, and a very small amount of noble hops. Do not get as much skunk on the palate, which is nice.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is extremely light and watery with prickly carbonation. Not real smooth going down. Overall, what I expected. At least it was not skunked to the level of some I have had in the past. In an reasonably normal state (sans skunkiness), this beer is not as bad as most would make it out to be. Still, it is certainly not good, or even decent.

zhanson88, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of avaldivia
1.05/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I had never had this and decided it was tine. Drank from bottle during Happy Hour on Taco Tuesday at Mi Pueblo. Never again. I took a sip and nearly gagged. I gave it to my friend who doesn't care about craft beer. He took a sip and he nearly gagged as well. two sips and then left the bottle.

avaldivia, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of lester
3.8/5  rDev +97.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I understand the ratings on this site based on comparisons with non-light beers, but for a light, this has been my beer of choice for several years. I actually like the grainy scent and taste. By the way, I normally go for hop-heavy beers, so go figure???

lester, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.35/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First, I do not understand why this beer has a "poor" reputation. It's decently drinkable, crisp and clean. Yes, so is water! But, we are discussing LIGHT beer here! (Anyone old enough to remember GABLINGERS ? The only beer I ever added salt to! Lime could not save this!!)
Like water, this is a brew for quenching thirst, not savoring!

CaptJackHarkness, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of beertunes
2.23/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into 10oz pilsner glass. Poured a very light golden yellow color with just a thin ring of white head that had no retention or lace.

The aroma had a faint grain scent as the only noticeable feature. The flavor was the same, some grain, no hops. The body, while light, was clean and crisp. The beer was easily drinkable, but with this lack of flavor, why bother?

If you're in the mood for a light beer, there are better ones available.

beertunes, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of olimpia84
1.88/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's a typical summer light beer. Best consumed with a lime. Pours light clear yellow with some visible carbonation but very little/no head. I can't comment on the the smell because I didn't really smell like anything and the aroma from the lime was actually predominant. The taste is nothing to be impressed about: light corn, skunky and metallic. The mouthfeel is very light and you can tell it goes down pretty well.

Overall, this can be a good refreshing beer for hot summer days with low alcohol content but if you're looking for something tastier and stronger then look somewhere else.

olimpia84, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of tdm168
2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden yellow with a very thin lacing of head that quickly fades. There's noticeable bubbles. Smell is incredibly faint; grainy nothing else. Taste is also very faint; grains and corn. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, maybe a little over carbonated.

tdm168, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of auroracrisis
1.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz into a pint glass.

Pours absolutely crystal clear, and a very light straw color. Almost like some scotches I have seen. Tons of tiny bubbles dance to the top with haste, and no head.

The smell is adjunct grains, soap, and minerals. Very forward with these smells too, nothing behind it.

Subtle sweet grains and nasty astringency. Mineral and a little bit of stale sweat.

Mouthfeel is like carbonated water. Ultra thin and wet, with a tingle from the champagne-like carbonation.

Overall, this is your typical American adjunct lager. Tons off strange flavors that aren't really appealing on any levels, but it's cheap and easily drank on a hot day. Oh well, to each his own.

auroracrisis, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of Treyliff
1.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance- light straw color, hardly and head that dissolves quickly.

Smells of corn, grains, not much else going on.

Taste- not much going on at all. Some grains but mostly water.

Mouthfeel- Very thin, basically carbonated water.

Overall not for me, maybe a good chick beer but that's about it.

Treyliff, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.8/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corona Light as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Corona Light solomente...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

WoodBrew, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of Jerone
2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Straw colored with small bubbles coming to the top, no head.

S - Faint smell of grains, maybe corn.

T - Not a lot of flavor, watery with a slight taste of grains, a bit of skunk. Better with lime in it.

M - very light body with carbonation that feels good on the tongue.

O - If you're on the beach and have a lime then it's not bad, it is what it is.

Jerone, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
1.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A: The pour on this is a pale yellow color with a towering white head.

S: How I love the smell of skunk and corn. Lots of metallic notes are also there, as is a fair amount of apple juice. There's also quite a bit of sulfur to it, which is never a good thing.

T: Strong sulfur and skunk flavors, unfortunately, but not surprisingly. Metal is a prominent flavor as is sweet corn and apple juice. Light grassy hops and bitterness.

M: Light in body with a medium to high level of carbonation.

O: Not sure which is worse, this or regular Corona. Not sure it really matters, either.

womencantsail, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of evlu1441
2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm not expecting this to be good, but I might as well give it a try. My bottle says 3.6% ABV.

It has a very pale straw colour, and is extremely clear. There is basically no head to speak of aside from a slight foam around the edges of the glass.

The smell is very skunky to start. There are also some grainy aspects, but nothing great. Not unappealing yet though.

There is barely any flavour to speak of. It's very reminiscent of sparkling water for the most part. I'm left with a fair amount of bitterness and some slight grainy flavour. The flavour is not balanced well.

Overall, this is purely a marketing gimmick. Nobody would elect to drink this beer because of the taste (nobody with taste anyways). Considering Corna Extra is fairly light already, I can't recommend this beer for any reason.

evlu1441, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of bradlemay
3/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with a lemon wedge the beer makes a good refreshing summer time beer. Without the lemon wedge dont even bother, it is no good but if you need a cold beer it will do in a pinch.
A-Very light lager
S-Very light lager
T-Very light skunky lager unless you have a lemon wedge
m-much like any other light lager

bradlemay, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
1.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From 07/02/11 notes.

a - Pours a clear straw yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Looks pretty much like normal Corona Extra.

s - Smells of corn, grain, light sour bready malts.

t - Tastes of corn, vegetables, sour/skunkiness, bready malts.

m - Light watery body and high carbonation. Too carbonated.

o - Call me crazy, but I actually thought this was slightly better than Corona Extra. Extra had a little bit mroe skunkiness to it in the taste, so this one is getting the nod. Still not a good beer, and I suggest going for most anything else.

mdfb79, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of claytong
1.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I added lime juice and I must say the lime juice was by far the best part of the beer, without any doubt whatsoever. Appearance is well, golden, color, can't say too much bad about it except the crappy head. smell is awful, corn husks with bad skank to it. taste is similar.
mouthfeel is refreshing with lime otherwise just awful.
i would drink again when its free again but otherwise I would rather spend the same amount on water thats nicer.

claytong, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of Cylinsier
1.85/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2


Pours pale light gold.

Smells of corn malt.

Tastes of corn malt and maybe some very light barley notes.

Feels thin and watery with soda pop carbonation.

I have to disagree with most of the reviews here: this isn't terrible. For one, it's a light beer that actually has some semblance of flavor. On the other hand, that flavor is cheap and tastes like corn sugar. It's also thin. It's not terrible...but it's bad enough to not be worth trying.

Cylinsier, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of marqoid
1.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Drank straight from 12 oz bottle.
Not much going on here. Very light color, cannot judge head out of the bottle. Smells of some light grains and maybe corn, but altogether little aroma. Very little flavor again, no distinguishable hops, only a bit of cereal sweetness. Very thin, I think that the small amount of alcohol in this could make it thinner than water. With this very cold it is about as refreshing as water, but does have some flavor.
To improve on the whole experience, added a squeezed lime wedge to the bottle. Much better, now it tastes ad smells like lime, and pretty much nothing else.

marqoid, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
1.45/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I have been scouring my local bottle shops, picking up stray singles here and there and this was one of them. I only hope that people will forgive me for straying so far from The CANQuest (TM), bottle be getting back to it shortly.

Like I wrote in my CAN review, this seems like a product of the Department of Redundancy Department. Corona and Light just seems like doubling down. My pour created a finger of very fizzy bone-white head that was bubbling its way out of existence almost as quickly as I could pour. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity. I could see into the future through this one and it was not pretty! Nose was pretty cereal-adjunct laden and there was no disguising it. Pheh! Mouthfeel was fizzy with a mere modicum of watery taste on the tongue. Blah! Finish was dry and refreshing, but water would have the same effect and this was effin' close to water! Why, oh why, do I do this to myself.

woodychandler, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of JLeege
1.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint. I hated this beer before my craft days, lets give it another shot, thanks mom!

Appearance- Aggressive pour yields a ¼ inch of foam that quickly fizzles out to nothing. Light pale color. No lace.

Smell- Grainy and corn.

Taste- Grainy corn again, no surprises here. Pretty sweet. Though there is something on the backend that I can’t really describe, but it is a flavor! Perhaps old hops.

Mouthfeel- Light and very fizzy. But in no way refreshing.

Overall- Very watery. Though it is slightly better than I remember it, but still don’t envision a scenario where I would drink it again. This beer sucks, even within the style. But where ever they film the commercials, I wan't to go to there!

JLeege, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
1.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not quite a finger of head, and it lasted about as long as it took to pour it. Minor lace and very little cling. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is very faint, with aromas of wet corn, and malt. Taste is hardly there, tastes of wet roasted corn, rice, and malt, with just a trace of lime. Mouthfeel was water, with a little fizz. Not something I would buy again, unless I was in Mexico and there wasn't any other beer available.

beerprovedwright, Jun 30, 2011
Corona Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
48 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.