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

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Corona LightCorona Light

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1,539 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,539
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 1.91
pDev: 38.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 107 | 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:
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Photo of KarlHungus
1.33/5  rDev -30.4%

This beer pours a clear pale straw color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of air and faint corn sweetness. The taste is like the aroma with the addition of a nasty funky taste. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a watery texture, and too much carbonation. Overall, this is not a good light lager. I will never drink this again.

KarlHungus, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of roddwolff
1.75/5  rDev -8.4%

In the appearance, is a pale yellow color, good head of foam; corny taste, typical for a light beer; the mouthfeel is bitter, refreshing, and highly carbonated, causes you many belches.

The smell is carbonated, like mineral water; in the drinkability, is easy to drink.

roddwolff, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of Vonerichs
1.93/5  rDev +1%

This one was left over by guests. Since I converted to craft brews a little over one year ago I haven't had a light beer. It so happens I had an extra lime laying around, so what the hell.

No head at all, clear straw color. Looks like it could be shipped to the lab and tested for tetrahydrocannibinol.

Not much to the smell. It's basically grain and sulfur.

It tastes like alkaseltzer and grain. Seriously. Alkaseltzer and grain.

Watery with heavy carbonation. Not only does it taste like alkaseltzer, it feels like it.

I gave drinkability a bonus point only because it's compatible with a lime and limes are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is good for you.

Overall, this is a crappy beer that really just validated what I've been wondering... has the change to craft beers changed my perspective on quality? Resounding yes.

...the lime was added after a few sips for a lime free review.

Vonerichs, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
1.4/5  rDev -26.7%

12oz bottle

A- Pours a pale yellow color with a her small fizzy white head that quickly diminishes into a thing ring of lace around the glass.

S- The aroma is very light grainy malts with a hint of sulfur and just a touch of hops. It is slightly skunked, but is not too bad.

T- the taste is a hint of grain to start off with a lot of off-flavors in the finish creating a pretty offensive aftertaste.

M- The mouthfeel is extremely light bodied and heavily carbonated creating a very prickly mouthfeel.

D- This one is pretty hard to drink because of the offensive off-flavors in the taste. If definitely needs a lime or something to help mask the offensive flavors I'm picking up. I'd definitely avoid this one.

cjgator3, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
1.4/5  rDev -26.7%

A clear pale yellow color with s very thin fizzy head,that quickly diminishes to nothing. Almost no aroma,faint grain and cheep rubbing alcohol. Flavor is almost nonexistant too, kind og a light fake fruit,some washed out grain and a hint of baby vomit,tossing in a lime wedge helped out a little.Thin watery body,lots of carbonation. A very low quality product at any price !

WakeandBake, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of cagocubs
1.9/5  rDev -0.5%

I used to drink this stuff when I was younger and thought it was great. Since then I have learned a ton about beer and taste. I finally was offered one of these recently, so heck, I took a free beer. This is the most unappealing beer I have ever poured. It pours straw yellow with no head. Smells dominated by corn. Taste is watery and that's about it. The mouthfeel is really thin and over carbonated. The best feature of this beer is its drinkability, when its warm out and you cant find water, this is the next best choice.

cagocubs, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of Brenden
1.85/5  rDev -3.1%

If you're wondering, it's because I made a point of trying bottle and tap. If you're wondering, it's pretty much the same.

Again, just sampling a friend's to get a review. It's actually not as bad as expected, which isn't saying much.

I've seen worse. It's actually a little darker than the extra, oddly enough, and doesn't look quite so watered-down. Unimpressive in every way, though.

Smell is a little artificial sweetness with some corn. A bit of astringency in there as well.

You can sort of tell this is a beer. There are some hops in there and a little graininess. Otherwise, flavors are skunk, astringency and, again, corn.

Watery, though to its credit it is a little crisp.

Mildly drinkable.

It's not the worst I've had, honestly, but I'm not buying it just to have something. Quality over quantity, and this one is the latter.

Brenden, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of unclejimbay
3.03/5  rDev +58.6%

Corona Light, ABV=4.5%, cals~~109, Light Lager
Reviewed 10/20/08 @ home, bottle>pilsner glass
A 2.0 - very pale straw in color, little to no head at all
S 2.0 - minor hop & malt notes, semi skunky smell in background
T 3.5 - pretty good taste for a light beer, crisp on palate, minor hop finish
MF 2.5 very thin body as expected, super carbonated
D 4.0 - pretty enjoyable for light beer in taste & drinkability. These go on sale a lot, the calories and ABV are respectable for a light session beer. I wouldn't turn one down as they have kinda grown on me due to my buddy across the street.

unclejimbay, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of jujubeast6000
1.73/5  rDev -9.4%

Reviewed 2/27/2009 (bottle):

Pours an extremely very pale colored body, with a big white creamy head, somewhat lasting. Very malty aroma, some nuttiness. Vegetably, aroma, maybe corn. Crisp fruity, vegetably taste. Some nuttiness. Lager-like, but not as tasty as some others. Maybe corn or something. Has some taste, but not a good taste. Bleh, not good.

jujubeast6000, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of showell
2.2/5  rDev +15.2%

I guess it's what it is. Corona got a C-. This doesn't get quite that much. It's carbonation is its best point I guess. If it's a hot day and you have one of these icy cold in the fridge, and you need something to drink, then drink it. But if you have a diet Coke or something, get it instead. It's not that the Corona light is excessively disgusting or anything. It's just that it's like drinking carbonated water. It has virtually no flavor at all, and what smell it has is vaguely unpleasant. All in all, it's not something to be thrown away if you already have it, or if someone hands it to you, just down it to be polite. But don't buy it. Diet Coke has a better flavor.

showell, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of callmescraps
1.73/5  rDev -9.4%

Someone else bought it, I swear.

Appearance - Light yellow. Not even gold. NO head. No lacing. You know exactly what it really looks like.

Smell - It smells like nothing. Oh wait, there is some sort of offending odor. It's like the smallest whiff of a kicked keg.

Taste - Sort of sweet? Then a really awful aftertaste. Fairly metallic. It just tastes off. I'd say it was skunked if I didn't know better.

Mouthfeel - Waterish? Almost no carbonation, but sort of crispish. I dunno. The least objectionable thing going.

Drinkability - I could have a few, but why would I want to?

Look, it's not good. Honestly, it doesn't taste like a whole lot. Which is sort of the problem. I'd almost prefer if it was just bad, instead of just not being anything.

callmescraps, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of Lowercaseg
3.95/5  rDev +106.8%

This is one of the best light beers going. I don't understand why a basic light beer from Mexico gets such a low score. Not every beer is from Belgium and full of strong heavy flavor. But to me, that is a great thing. I like to drink different beers at different times and this beer is a great easy drinking light beer with low alcohol so you can have a few and enjoy the sunshine. Lighten up Francis, it's just beer.

Lowercaseg, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
1.88/5  rDev -1.6%

330ml bottle, a straggler from the ski chalet fridge last week.

This beer pours a thoroughly clear, light golden colour, with two fingers of puffy, fizzy, and momentarily bubbly dirty white head, which sinks away like someone let the air out of its tires, leaving a bit of random streaky lace around the glass.

It smells a heck of a lot like sushi, that is, leftover sushi with that mealy, congealed rice odor, and a kind of vegetal, crisp snow peas character - wait, that sounds way too good for this - oh, there it is, some wet cardboard and faint fusel come to save the day! The taste is very light, sweet white rice in liquid form, soggy saltines, a pithy rotten fruit essence, and weak straw/floral esters that may or may not be construed as hops.

The carbonation is actually quite strong, but mostly in a frothy, airy sort of manner, the body quite thin in its weighting, and smooth like hard water. It finishes with a mealy (diluted rice and corn) sweetness, and some lingering muddled vegetal acridity.

North of 49, they actually have to label the ABV on even this kind of stuff, and it's 3.7%, as if it really matters. Anyways, not overly offensive, plain, and not good for much, unless you're hemorrhaging fluids on vacation somewhere, and still want to appear to be drinking.

biboergosum, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of WilliamD
3.4/5  rDev +78%

Cracked two of these open in front of the fire on the eve of me and my duck's eighth anniversary. No limes, mind you.
Pours a hazy blonde, with little to no lacing on the snifter. Smells of dried ch'orange peels mashed with peanuts.
A great under-the-bleachers taste, with a faint, Charlie Brown-green bread flavor that lingers in the back of the mouth for a few seconds. Me and my gal- bimbo, limbo, spam- we both paused the relish on this one. She had another, and so did I.

WilliamD, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of tempest
2.2/5  rDev +15.2%

Thanks to a friend for sharing a sixer. I've been meaning to try this "worst of the worst" for a while, but couldn't bring myself to pay for a bottle.

Damn, this isn't nearly as bad as what I'd read about. Maybe this bottle sat around too long and lost the fresh "character." The aroma has a dirty dishwater character with golden munich malt behind it. The taste has that same bright barley taste with a dirty lime back flavor. This certainly isn't a clean beer, but it vaguely resembles good beer.

I wanted to rip into this beer for being the swamp water I'd heard it described as. Really though, it's just an average crappy beer to avoid. Nothing worth expounding over.

tempest, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
1.8/5  rDev -5.8%

A wan straw-yellow, it pours with a minimal white head that does not hang around. Aroma was weak, and the de rigueur lime on the glass mostly masked it. Flavor was typically lagerish, malty but lacking crispness. It didn't taste watery like most "lite" beers, but flavor was still uninspiring. Texture was not thin or watery; however, it was rather lifeless. Definitely one to pass up.

Cyberkedi, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
1.78/5  rDev -6.8%

Reviewed on 7/5/08. Enjoyed straight out of the bottle. Some light fruits and banana. Lots of carbonation but pretty drinkable. Not skunky, so I must have gotten a super fresh bottle. I was expecting some Bud Light-like crap, but this surprised me a little.
4/3/4/2/7 (2.0/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
1/5  rDev -47.6%

I ask you, Grupo Modelo, why? Why brew an even weaker version of your famous beer? Less flavor, less aroma, less alcohol. Pours nearly clear. There is no aroma, as all I smell is minerals, which I attribute to the bottle. The taste is a travesty of stale water. This beer sucks.

magictrokini, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of Vendetta
1/5  rDev -47.6%

Original Rating Date:
June 18, 2008

I know I said that I wouldn't rate any of these bottom-of-the-barrel beers anymore, but this beer is so outrageously bad that I had to take a shot at it.

Pours watery and pale yellow. Aroma of skunk, nothing else. When it hits my mouth I'm slapped with strong carbonation, a skunky taste, very weak actual beer taste. I find myself wondering if most of the people who drink this have even even tasted a real beer. Probably not. This is basically a spoiled soft drink with alcohol content. Quite possibly the worst beer I've ever tasted in my entire life and way more expensive than other beers on this level of crappiness- this beer deserves the terrible rating. I needed a lime just to finish this beer.

Vendetta, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of Jason
1.2/5  rDev -37.2%

Presentation: CLEAR 12 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Clear pale straw with a ever so fading white lace.

Smell: Odd aroma of sweetness and grain ... creamed corn? Hint of sulfur and no apparent skunkiness ... we think we found a survivor.

Taste: Crisp, clean and light bodied with some grainy husky flavours that are mildly astringent yet get a little stronger. Hop bitterness is minimal and the husky astringency builds up more in the end. Finish is quite dry and a bit coarse.

Notes: Did this brew come from the second running or pressings of the mash? On second thought maybe one should put the lime in this brew to mask the astringent off flavors.

Jason, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of pseudo
1.63/5  rDev -14.7%

This beer is horrible.
Looks very pale with no head, piss pale color
smells skunky and bad, very light smell though considering the taste
taste's like nothing. Water, CO2 and skunk are the main notes.
Feels like seltzer in your mouth, yummmmy
I'd rather drink most other macros than this, but its still a cheapass macro so not awful straight out of a bottle at a party with a bunch of people

pseudo, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of climax
1.27/5  rDev -33.5%

Glass definitely half empty for this one. All beers have their place, but this one would struggle to find a resting place in my garbage disposal. I truly dont believe that brewmasters behind this beer are proud of it, theyre probably proud of the fact that so many people people buy this wretched beer at an outrageous price

a - the only appealing segment of this beer is found in it's reputation as being hip (due to a refreshing advertising campaign) ... if you want to impress the simple minded girls that think your cool if you drink corona, do yourself a favor and sneak to the washroom and replace with a better beer such as keystone light. pale yellow with no head to speak of

S - if you wish to simulate a frothy corona on the beach, wait until your tabby leaks in the litter box, smells like skunky urine

t - taste is bland, skunky, sour, and dissatisfying, however it is better with a lime, yet no beer should require an auxiliary fruit slice to establish even poor potential

m - ...my mouth wants a refund, may be better after i eat sand

d - a good beer to drink if you plan on spilling a lot, would be more drinkable if it didn't taste so bad

climax, Nov 28, 2008
Photo of Halcyondays
2.15/5  rDev +12.6%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a very light and clear yellow, with a small fizzy white head, some remnants last for a couple minutes before it's gone, no lacing whatsoever.

S: Upon opening the bottle, I got a bit slightly skunky smelling Euro lager hops, then nothing.

T: Seltzer water, basically at first, when you think the flavour is going to come in the secondary, there's nothing but bubbles. Very light malt in the finish. Nothing offensive, there's just not much there.

M: Off-sweet in the finsh, light and watery, not a bad body for a light beer.

D: It is what it is, a fair light lager, certainly not the worst beer I've ever had. There's nothing here that makes me want to have another one, especially at $7.99 a sixer, when there's so much good beer to be had that's less expensive, fine to try on a $1.25 single.

Halcyondays, Oct 30, 2008
Photo of ncbeermonger
2.15/5  rDev +12.6%

No lime for this beer...need fruit in your beer, stick your finger in it chump

It pours thin, and has absolutely no hops to it...period

How is it this is the only beer I have seen that keeps in a clear bottle, kinda gross when you think about it

the taste is at best crisp, at worst piss pour

the mouthfeel is fine, and if you had a need to drink mass quantities of beer frat boys/girls this one is better than the other light beers you drink...but I do here it has about the same amount of calories as regular corona, no need for me to do the research as I wont have another....

ncbeermonger, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of CampusCrew
1/5  rDev -47.6%

Can't believe this sells so well. It's just because its served with a lime.

appearance: light yellow, to basically clear, even more clear than others

smell: slight hops to almost zero smell

taste: basically just a clear refresher

mouthfeel: watery adn very high carbonation

drinkability: I guess it good be good for long beach days

CampusCrew, Oct 21, 2008
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