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

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BA SCORE
48
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1,581 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,581
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 1.92
pDev: 38.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 134 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

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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Photo of Kooz
1.95/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Kooz, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of tigg924
1.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

tigg924, Jun 04, 2010
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 tone77
2.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of bundy462
2.23/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

bundy462, May 23, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.63/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, May 19, 2010
Photo of wordemupg
1.63/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

wordemupg, May 19, 2010
Photo of tjsdomer2
2.35/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

tjsdomer2, May 03, 2010
Photo of kneeland
3.25/5  rDev +69.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

kneeland, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of kdawg105
2.55/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

kdawg105, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of SamN
1.13/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

SamN, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
1.05/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

Wasatch, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of alysmith4
2.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

alysmith4, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of cbarrett4
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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!

cbarrett4, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of DovaliHops
1.8/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

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.

DovaliHops, Feb 20, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.1/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 10, 2010
Photo of dstc
1.53/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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.

dstc, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of erz316
1.02/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

erz316, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
1.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

flagmantho, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of NHGrafx
2.25/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

NHGrafx, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of drabmuh
1.85/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Does this beer really need to exist? Isn't Corona light enough? I recently was wrestling with this question and I wondered if I could even tell them apart. After a blind taste test I could, but neither beer are special or decent.

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. No salt, Lucas, or citrus added, just the naked beer. Beer is light yellow and completely clear. No head or lacing to speak of, moderate to high carbonation made up of medium to large bubbles.

Almost no aroma. Some grains, maybe.

Gross. This beer really bothers me. It is worse than Corona Extra, that much I know from a side by side, but this beer has a terrible grainy flavor and has the consistency of water. Never again.

drabmuh, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of Kelp
1.8/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Corona's watered down cousin. They call it pi$$ water and that is basically how it smells. This is one of the ones the colder it is the better to numb your tongue. I can stand them on a boiling hot day, other than that I would rather drink almost anything. It's one of the beers i started drinking with but now it is just blech at best.

Kelp, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of jrallen34
2.95/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

I drank this from the bottle many a nights when I thought this was a craft beer, but now I review in Puerto Vallarta when this is the only beer to drink.

It pours a super clear light gold with hardly any head or lacing.

The aroma is light hops and slight skunkiness.

The taste is the same. Its light but highly drinkable. Nothing special here at all. But in Mexico, do Mexico.

This is worse than the corona extra.

jrallen34, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of TLove
1.88/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Just thinking about this beer makes me have to urinate. Be right back...

OK, so the one thing this beer has going for it is that it does bring to play the question of, if one adds something to the beer that changes the taste component (in this case, a lime wedge), does that factor into the ratings? I personally don't think so. The beer should stand on its own. That being said, if I was to neglect that statement, my rating would be much higher, in the above-average range for a light lager.

This beer is a light yellow with a very thin, glass-clinging head, no discernible smell, body, or finish. Immensely thin, there is a beer component to it in that it does have a sharp, crisp finish, despite the lack of the malt body. It is also relatively balanced, also despite the lack of body.

TLove, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of Stinkypuss
1.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

A pale yellow liquid with a small amount of fizz describes it well.

Smell is of stale cereal grains and a whiff of husk.

Taste is bland, like heavy tap water. Gritty grain character and astringent bitterness from the hop. This is not a fine, or even good beer. Corn water. Without notice I shove a lime wedge in. Now it tastes like a lime beer and in this case its better that way.

Mouthfeel is watery with some stinging carbonation. Piss cola anyone?

I will accept just about any beer for free. This one pushes the envelope.

Stinkypuss, Sep 08, 2009
Corona Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
48 out of 100 based on 1,581 ratings.