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

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Corona LightCorona Light

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1,511 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,511
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 1.91
pDev: 38.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 102 | 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 colts9016


1.2/5  rDev -37.2%

Poured into a pint glass at 35 degrees.

Appearance: A foamy bubbly head that has okay retention on it. The color of the beer is a light straw with yellow hues. The clarity is clear to brillant. There is some effervescence in the body.

Nose: A musty wet basement aroma, yeast, rice, and a corn sweetness.

Taste: A dank slightly skunked flavor, yeast, rice, barley, and a corn sweetness.

Mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and slightly dry.

Overall: The body of the beer is super light and the finish is light also. The beer has a really dank dark basement flavor that is hard to swallow. A drain pour.

07-11-2010 00:38:15 | More by colts9016
Photo of FrozenJoe


2.48/5  rDev +29.8%

Not as bad as I expected or remembered. Here's the problem: light beers suck. Taking that into consideration, this ain't that bad. Most light beers or macros for that matter have a strong off taste: sickening corn or rice sweetness and no hops. This too has no hops (except maybe a slight slight bittering finish). But the sweet grainy off flavor that you find in say Heineken or even Bud Light is absent here. Not too bad. Not really beer, but not offensive either. It is what it is. But next time you're at a BBQ and offered one, don't sweat it... it won't kill you. It won't even be that bad either.

07-05-2010 01:22:53 | More by FrozenJoe
Photo of LuthersMug


1.93/5  rDev +1%

Reviewed without the lime, which may make a difference according to other reviewers.

A - Pale yellow, clear. 1/2 inch of head that dissipates, minimal lacing. Bottle has interesting griffin creatures on it.

S - Not much, a hint of corn or rice.

T - A little bit of corn hints with a metallic aftertaste.

M - Overly carbonated.

D - I wouldn't want another, bad aftertaste.

07-05-2010 00:20:26 | More by LuthersMug
Photo of JMad


1.5/5  rDev -21.5%

I drank one of my girlfriends Corona Lights just to review it.

Color was pale straw with a thin white head that didn't stick around too long, no lacing.

Smells of grain and skunk.

Tastes like a skunk sprayed a pot of cream corn, then you filter some carbonated water through it, and BAM!, corona.

Feels way too carbonated.

Drinkability, meh...

06-26-2010 05:08:12 | More by JMad
Photo of Tomdee74


1/5  rDev -47.6%

Uggghhhh!! I wonder how anybody can drink this stuff... i actually had a bud lite lime and it was better... i'd rank that as a D- and give this an F... i went to a party yesterday and my choice was this or budweiser.. i had one of these and then i was done drinking...

A - you have got to be kidding me.. i couldn't pour into a glass cuz you see in the bottle it is a lite yellow color... like hay...

S - there is a smell? smells like cheap rice/corn budweiser beer...

T - watery.. a little carbonated.. i'd rather have soda.. i'm amazed i saw people drinking this at what crap people will drink... i'd rather drink that oiled water that is spewing out in the gulf of mexico rite now...

M - disgusting...

D - I barely got thru one... about two sips in i didn't think i was gonna make it.. if i was like khalid sheif muhammad or bin laden you wouldn't have to waterboard me... just make me drink this stuff.. that would be tortorous enough for me...

wow i hope somebody from corona doesn't read my review... lol.. thankfully for them i am such a small minority.. if someone really likes beer they don't drink this.. that's the plain and simple truth...

06-20-2010 12:53:27 | More by Tomdee74
Photo of Kooz

New York

1.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Oured from 12 oz. bottle into standard pint glass. Pale yellow with no head. No lacing. Barely an smell. Barely any taste--like sudsy water. Mouthfeel isn't unpleasant--slightly foamy. Not terrific, just not unpleasant. As for drinkability, standard Corona rules apply--that is to say, on a sunny day on the beach, if you drop a lime into this, I'm sure it is refreshing. Otherwise, don't drink it.

06-06-2010 20:28:50 | More by Kooz
Photo of tigg924


1.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Appearance: minimal head, high carbonation, light straw color, clear

Smell: honey and straw

Taste: straw, honey, some light hops, and chemical

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly bitter, high carbonation.

Drinkability: Even for the style, this one is just bad. There is a very chemical taste to this that does not mix with the straw. Way better options out there.

06-04-2010 14:32:51 | More by tigg924
Photo of RoyalT


2.8/5  rDev +46.6%

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.

06-04-2010 00:38:29 | More by RoyalT
Photo of tone77


2.63/5  rDev +37.7%

Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is mild, some corn. Taste is, well, I am still searching for it. Really not much of anything here. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall not the worst light beer I have had, but nothing special.

06-01-2010 14:20:42 | More by tone77
Photo of bundy462


2.23/5  rDev +16.8%

A: Pale yellow, not much head or lacing. Unimpressive.

S: Bad, light stricken, can't really make out any hops or malt. Corona Extra, which doesn't smell like much is even way ahead of this.

T: Bad, even with the lime.

M: Watery, highly carbonated, dry.

O: It would be easy to drink being as it's so thin, but I can't get past the taste.

A shame of a beer at $30 a case.

05-23-2010 03:00:22 | More by bundy462
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


1.63/5  rDev -14.7%

Looks like urine after wrestling practice or cutting weight/sweating. Smell is similar as well.

Taste, well, I've had worse stuff on a summer day around the pool. One of the rare occasions the lime w/ beer tastes better than the 'beer'.
Really doesn't taste like beer. No excuse to drink this unless it is over 85 degrees.

05-19-2010 22:08:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

1.63/5  rDev -14.7%

330ml bottle poured into pint glass may19 2010

A pretty pale straw yellow with no head and a pop like fizzle

S skunky corny grains that's rather unpleasant

T there's less going on here and that may be a good thing, but the skunk is hard to miss it would be better off bland

M watery but fizzy

D hard to drink a beer that's skunked

and I thought Corona was a light beer all ready, no mater where you find yourself you will have better options then this

05-19-2010 21:05:27 | More by wordemupg
Photo of tjsdomer2


2.35/5  rDev +23%

Appearance: Flat and pale. Nothing attractive at all with this beer.

Smell: Skunked and sour. Corn or some other cereal grain.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again, skunked. Very bitter as well. Kind of rought to finish.

Drinkability: Basically like water so this part's ok.

Overall: Corona Extra is better.

05-03-2010 00:25:19 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of kneeland

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +70.2%

Please see my review for Corona Extra, because these beers are almost identical. Which is a good thing for people watching their waist. I wish more beers could make a light edition this close to their flagship. Actually, I wish soda companies could do that, because Diet Coke is just gross. But the bottom line is, Corona is not a great beer, but they are perfect for that nice sunny day.

03-31-2010 23:45:17 | More by kneeland
Photo of kdawg105


2.55/5  rDev +33.5%

Very clear in appearance not impressed at all. The sell is skunk with a little malt. The taste is bout the same. I would defintely not run out to buy this beer if it hadn't been free I would have wasted my money trying it. The mouthfeel is thin and wispy though it has a very nice drinkability because it does go down rather smooth. It is surley not something I would rave about!!

03-26-2010 03:14:34 | More by kdawg105
Photo of SamN


1.13/5  rDev -40.8%

A- The only thing clearer than a Corona...is a Corona Light. Like water with a squeeze of lemon juice mixed in. Pale pale pale. Barely any head poured to begin with, and what did appear quickly fled. Lots of visible carbonation. Boring looking.

S- Phew, skunk. It hasn't turned thankfully, (how thankful, though, really?) but this is a sour odor. Blech.

T- Oh gross. Stinging sour hops erupt, before fading to flavorless water. Horiffic.

M- Seltzer water feel and attitude. Krusty the Klown beer.

D- None. Period.

03-19-2010 22:23:13 | More by SamN
Photo of Wasatch


1.05/5  rDev -45%

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.

03-16-2010 01:27:44 | More by Wasatch
Photo of alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.63/5  rDev +37.7%

I like this beer a lot actually, despite giving it a low rating. It delivers on refreshment, espically in the summer. I like it with a lime, and appreciate it's low calorie and alcohol content. I can throw a few of these back without much thought, but definitely suggest having them with lime.

03-05-2010 18:05:45 | More by alysmith4
Photo of cbarrett4


1/5  rDev -47.6%

What criteria are used to determine if a liquid is in fact a 'beer'? This pathetic excuse for beer is certainly as far from true beer as one can get. I tasted my sister's Corona Light before she added lime (by the way, why the hell do you HAVE to add lime to these?) Simply horrid!

Pours flat and a remarkable shade of urine yellow. Artificial carbonation, no head, no lace... again... looks like a glassfull of piss. Smells skunky and horrid (maybe this is why you need lime). I shudder with the memory of my sip... oh make it stop! THE HORROR!!!

Disgusting, skunky, flat, no alcohol... drink perrier instead!

02-21-2010 04:59:46 | More by cbarrett4
Photo of DovaliHops


1.8/5  rDev -5.8%

I'm drunk...so I decided to pour a Corona Light that my parents have into a pint glass. The beer is literally "SEE THROUGH" with no cloudiness. I could honestly drive my motor vehicle with a Corona Light windshield and probably see better than I do now. This beer could possibly have an eye prescription body to it. Tastes like it needs lime... I gave this a 5.0 for drinkability because I could drink these all night without thinking ugly girls are beautiful.

02-20-2010 09:32:43 | More by DovaliHops
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.1/5  rDev -42.4%

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

A: The beer is a very light yellow color nearly see-through, with almost no head and no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of corn, adjuncts, very light malts and almost no hops.

T: The taste has only a little bit of flavor from the adjunct and light malt sweetness and even that isn't very strong. Any hops used in brewing this beer are undetectable not there's nothing else to this beer at all.

M: Watery, very light body, high carbonation, finish is clean (pretty much the only compliment I can give this beer).

D: Not flavorful at all, goes down easily because it's so light, not filling at all, extremely mild kick, even within a lackluster style this beer falls very short and is just not good unless you want to drink a beer that has almost no chance to get you drunk.

01-10-2010 22:17:39 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of dstc


1.53/5  rDev -19.9%

Pours a very pale gold with a big fizzy white head. Head falls to a almost nothing. Very thin lace.

Adjunct grains and corn aroma. Skunky.

Typical adjunct lager taste. A bit tangy and a but skunky.

Thin and fizzy mouthfeel.

Okay, I'll admit I can drink a Corona anytime, from the bottle and with a lime. Never really had the light before but am not impressed (not that I thought I would be). I just can't drink this. Not good.

01-03-2010 19:35:27 | More by dstc
Photo of erz316


1.02/5  rDev -46.6%

bomber of the stuff, with a lime in it.

is this beer? really? this is lacking is everything except carbonation and coldness. the only thing i like about this is the lime in the bottle. at least the lime has some colour to it. the smell is non existent and the clear bottles surely do not help preserve any hops that could have been put in.

01-01-2010 20:18:45 | More by erz316
Photo of flagmantho


1.93/5  rDev +1%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. I wouldn't normally buy this beer, but I got it in a mixed beer box and I'm willing to give anything a try. Here goes ...

Appearance: extremely light straw color with virtually no head and no lacing. It's not good, but it's hardly worse than most beers of this style.

Smell: sweet, but not cloying; a little grain, a little skunk. Unimpressive, but I've had a lot worse.

Taste: not good at all, but mostly inoffensive. Slightly grainy, extremely watery. It's hard for something this much like water to rate as genuinely offensive.

Mouthfeel: very light body with a fair amount of carbonation. Nothing exciting here.

Drinkability: I tried to be fair above -- this is certainly not a good beer, but it's also not the nightmare that its score suggests. That said, I don't see myself ever drinking this again; almost anything else would be a better choice even on a hot day, this beer's preferred setting.

12-29-2009 05:00:11 | More by flagmantho
Photo of NHGrafx


2.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Poured from a 12 oz clear bottle.

Pours a very clear straw yellow color. Not much head to it.

This one had a very skunky smell due to the clear bottle, with some grainy aromas coming through. Some corn and maybe rice.

The taste was pretty bland. A bit of skunk in the taste, but also had a sort of grainy grassy taste with some corn flavor. Not much bitterness, but it was there. Mouthfeel was a bit rough, like sandpaper, hard to explain, it just felt weird. Overall not that good, mainly due to the skunkiness.

I had this free at a family Christmas party, but not something I would buy myself.

12-25-2009 23:55:35 | More by NHGrafx
Corona Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
48 out of 100 based on 1,511 ratings.