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

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Corona LightCorona Light

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1,503 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 1.91
pDev: 38.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 98 | 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 tgbljb


2.4/5  rDev +25.7%

Consumed directly from the bottle with a slice of lime.
Appearance is pale yellow. Some head erupts when the lime is added.
Smell is lacking.
Taste is lacking, but at least the lime gives a good flavor.
Mouthfeel is very thin.
Why bother. Have a water with lime.

12-05-2006 01:20:02 | More by tgbljb
Photo of msolar


1.78/5  rDev -6.8%

Sorry, but I don't have too much productive criticism. There really isn’t any need to buy a “light” version of Corona. Chances are if you’re drinking any Corona, you’re gulping it in between breaths as you inhale a 3,000 calorie burrito. Bottom line, suck up the extra couple calories and get the Corona Extra. Your tongue will thank you.

09-20-2006 13:43:57 | More by msolar
Photo of theozag


1.65/5  rDev -13.6%

A very light-bodied, almost water-logged beer. Bright yellow color. Little-to-no taste on first touching the tongue. The brew itself is very light and thin, almost as if it passes over the tongue without leaving anything behind. Corona's head doesn't really appear when the bottle is first opened, and dies away quickly (especially if lime is added). Probably my least favorite beer yet, but I admit to trying it on a whim and not having a thing to do with it after the first swallow. The lime addition, it might be argued, is the most appealing thing about this beer.

- Backdated tasting (correction of beer name): I tried this beer on 29AUG03, but incorrectly reviewed it as "Corona Extra". My review of Corona Extra has been corrected to reflect my actual first tasting of that beer, which took place in August 2006. -

09-01-2006 15:30:14 | More by theozag
Photo of BryanCarey


1.48/5  rDev -22.5%

If Corona Extra wasn’t already lame enough, the folks at Grupo Modelo bring us Corona Light. This beer is nothing more than a watered- down version of the regular brand. The color is even lighter than Corona Extra and the smell is still skunky and unappetizing. The taste of Corona Light is very weak, with a small amount of corn and a faint chemical taste. There is a tiny hint of bitter hops in the finish but the watery character washes it away in seconds.

Adding a lime wedge is a common practice with Corona and there is a good reason for this: It adds some flavor to this weak, lifeless product. Corona Light’s only redeeming quality might be the fact that it is easy to drink and thirst quenching. Its watery body makes it this way and other than accepting a free bottle from a friend, I cannot think of any reason to drink Corona Light. It is one of lamest beer products on the market today.

08-28-2006 21:25:55 | More by BryanCarey
Photo of rhoadsrage


1.98/5  rDev +3.7%

(Served in a short strange)

A- This beer pours a pale translucent body with a hint of yellow when compared to water. There is a rapid carbonation of big bubbles that feeds a snow-white head for a very short time.

S- This beer has a faint hop note that smells like chemical hops with no depth or character at all, just bitter hops. There is a dry sulfur note to the hops that comes through more as it warms. No smell of malt or adjunct at any time during this beer.

T- The light clean dry taste had a faint hint of bitter hops at the finish. There was a carbonic acid bite that left the finish tasting like club soda. The slight sulfur taste in the finish dried out the beer even more.

M- This beer is extra light with a fizz finish.

D- This beer had very little characteristics of beer with no malt flavor and no hop depth. It was not offensive just bland and fizzy.

08-23-2006 15:57:51 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of Hollenbeck2


2.93/5  rDev +53.4%

a good hot weather outdoors session beer, can only get in a bottle, not available in a keg for my kegerator, a shame, need to add a lime and lots of salt, that way I cannot taste the actual beer.
This is a light beer but not as watery tasting as american light beers and the lime and salt make it something a little special.

08-07-2006 17:28:27 | More by Hollenbeck2
Photo of UberWasser


2.6/5  rDev +36.1%

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Looks like Corona Extra. Yellow, kinda fizzy at first but then mostly flat.

Smells like nothing. Not a good thing, but not a bad thing...at least it doesn't smell bad.

Also taste like nothing. Which is better than Corona Extra...at least this just tastes like water without the stale corn flavor. Mouthfeel is equally watery.

Nothing impressive about this beer at all, except that it's as drinkable as a bottle of water. I guess a really cold one would help you cool off on a hot day, but I can think of plenty of other beers that would also do that while tasting like something.

08-03-2006 02:33:13 | More by UberWasser
Photo of Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.63/5  rDev -14.7%

330ml clear bottle poured in a pilsener glass.

Clear, pale, pale straw yellow. White head is 1/8 inch on the pour and quickly recedes to a thin ring around the edge.

Aroma is skunky with corn sweetness. Oh boy, looks like this is going to be as good as the Corona Extra...

Hardly tastes like anything. One of the blandest beers I've ever had. Just a hint of grains and petrol notes at the start... then nothing. Like carbonated water.

Thin and watery and overcarbonated mouthfeel.

This stuff actually goes down pretty easily, but there's absolutely nothing about it to make you want to drink another one. There's better light beers out there than this...

07-19-2006 01:59:41 | More by Noxious26
Photo of Drew966


2.3/5  rDev +20.4%

Corona Light pours a pale yellow with a white head from a clear twelve ounce bottle. Smells like fizzy, yellow beer, adjunct in other words. Not much to the taste, corn, and a somewhat tart finish. Some skunk is also noticeable. Lime optional (review is no lime).

07-13-2006 21:37:36 | More by Drew966
Photo of AustinBeerLvr


1.6/5  rDev -16.2%

This is truly the lightest flavored beer I have ever tasted. Believe it or not, I actually gave it a very fair shot, poured in into a glass (it was purchased fresh), no lime. The beer pours a very thin, urine looking color. The smell and taste are almost nonexistent. The only thing I really taste in this brew is a slight grain with a little carbonation. Absolutely no hops, malt, or anything else you look for in a beer exists. The only thing I taste w/o the lime is a very sour, bitter taste that is not pleasant. I really don't understand what the heck the point of brewing a light version of Corona there is. The regular Corona is already very light as it is. That said, on a typical hot summer's day in Texas, with at least two limes stuffed inside, and if the beer is ICE cold, it might actually be decent to wash down some chips and salsa. Other than that, avoid. If you want a decent tasting, refreshing Mexican brew that is still light, try Modelo Especial.

07-06-2006 03:50:54 | More by AustinBeerLvr
Photo of jasonjlewis


1.18/5  rDev -38.2%

appearance- piss
smell- like piss
taste- like piss
mouthfeel- like piss
drinkability- as drinkable as piss

This beer is piss. I think some mexican pissed in a bottle and then sold it as beer. This is gross shit. DO NOT DRINK IT UNLESS YOU SUCK AT LIFE!!!!

06-27-2006 21:38:37 | More by jasonjlewis
Photo of neenerzig


1.65/5  rDev -13.6%

Got a 12 ounce bottle of this for free. I would never pay for this beer and don't advise anyone else to either. First time I have ever had Corona Light and I plan on never having it again. Pours a very clear light gold color. The white head all but totally dissappears almost instantly after being poured. Very weak and skunky smell. Tastes like somewhat sweetened carbonated water, but sort of corny as well. Also has a very bland taste and a dry and sort of bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel has mild to moderate carbonation. Drinking this beer is like drinking bad tasting seltzer water. If it wasn't for the slight taste of alcohol, you'd never know you were drinking beer. Not even sure this is worth drinking when free and nothing better is available. Worse than the Miller Lite I had recently, and in order for something to beat the shittyness of Miller Lite you know it has to be bad! This is certainly worse tasting than regular Corona, at least as best as I can remember, since I have not even had regular Corona for almost a year now. Regular Corona can at least taste somewhat decent at times, this does not. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!


06-16-2006 04:54:22 | More by neenerzig
Photo of ski271


1.33/5  rDev -30.4%

Medium piss yellow with a medium-large, white, fizzy, soda-like, rapidly diminishing head. The smell is of rather unpleasant cooked vegetables and lightly sweet grainy malt. More of the same in the taste except a little more corny and a touch of citrus. The mouthfeel (blech!) Is not good at all. Thin in so meany ways and bitter & chalky in all the wrong ways. Wow does this beer suck. I can totally understand why it’s served with lime, since it needs something to cover up its nasty taste. Yes, there are cheapos out there that are as bad or worse than this beer, but charging what they do around here for this stuff is just disgraceful! Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

05-31-2006 19:57:03 | More by ski271
Photo of scaliasux


1.1/5  rDev -42.4%

Appearance - Light yellow. Soapy and white, but very quickly dissapating head. Bubbly.

Smell - Light, slightly-off sweet malt macro-smell. Might be skunked, but this is the same smell I've gotten with every Corona.

Taste - Faint, but unpleasant. Almost like a run-of-the-mill light lager, but with a sour off-taste. Tastes like I'm getting bad breath.

Mouthfeel - Watery and highly carbonated. Strikes me as worse than most light lagers.

Drinkability - Absolutely terrible. And this is a relatively high priced beer.

05-26-2006 00:15:54 | More by scaliasux
Photo of Boneheadmx


1.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours out to a straw yellow with no head. There are large bubbles that hug the side of the glass under the beer. Has the consistency of a soda. The smell is rather faint of cheap grain. Can't smell any of the hops. The largest contributor to the smell is the smell of the alcohol. The taste is very bland, with almost no hint of grain, though there is a faint aftertaste of hops. It tastes like hops flavored water. The carbonation is enough to keep the mouthfeel from being utterly boring, but even then, it comes out very watery. This is not a very drinkable beer as it comes somewhere in between beer and water. I would like to have one or the other, not a mix of both.

05-19-2006 01:14:09 | More by Boneheadmx
Photo of budgood1


1.33/5  rDev -30.4%

had a cinco de mayo bash over the weekend and someone left a single bottle of this. having not reviewed it yet...here goes....

pours out of the clear bottle a very bright straw yellow colour....extremely carbonated producing that infamous "fizzy yellow" beer effect. not much head or lace...just a bit for looks. the light euro skunk aroma gives way to a ghostly hint of graininess. not much there. the flavour is almost nonexistent...really...grainy flavoured water is about the best i can come up with. granted the mouthfeel is pretty velvety smooth behind the watery mouthfeel....but man this has to be the lightest tasting light beer on the planet. i can see why a lime is probably going to do this beer some good for those who chose to drink it that way. i'm thankful only one bottle was left for me to sample. but god did we have a hell of a party...

05-08-2006 23:07:16 | More by budgood1
Photo of PuckLSHS


1.75/5  rDev -8.4%

Corona Light, which should not be mistaken for Corona Extra. Neither of them are worth the time.

Served in the bottle with a lime wedge shoved in the neck. It made me wonder if the beer would change taste if they just shoved a lime wedge in my neck instead. Lord knows I could have used it to mask the flavor of the fizzy yellow "light" concoction in front of me.

Light stands for, "women will drink it because they think it has substantially fewer calories than the extra" Afterall, the extra stands for, "More fizzy yellow calories with no added taste".

Not much of a nose to this which I thank the gods for. The taste is reminiscent of a late night college fraternity party. I would stay away from this beer unless you were stranded on a deserted island without any water in sight and then I still might think about it.

05-03-2006 16:43:13 | More by PuckLSHS
Photo of blackie


1.68/5  rDev -12%

appearance: Thin fizzy head. Very pale hay color.

smell: Very light corn/grain/adjunct aroma. Weak, old, grassy hops.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is high and fizzy. The body is akin to that of water. Poorly (as in quality) carbonated water, that's it.

taste: Tastes like diluted Bud Light...I shit you not. Extremely weak adjunct and nondescript grassy hops. The only reason I don't give a 1 is because there is nothing really "off."

drinkability: I guess it is easy to drink, but I have no reason to want to.

04-30-2006 07:18:04 | More by blackie
Photo of harpo111


1.88/5  rDev -1.6%

Corona brand is supposed to be their flagship...but i found it lacking. Ended up with some C Light..not really my kind of beer.
appearance..light yellow with a lot of carbonization....white head that goes away fast...
taste..not much at all there...needed a lime to make it do something..and that wasn't much.
mouthfeel was thin...like water..
drinkability...like water..so you could go through a bunch of these fast...but not really a food beer or socializing beer..more of a hot day cool off thing.

for joe schmo...this might work..but for those who are looking for some flavor...not your cup of tea...get a Negra Modello instead.

04-05-2006 21:56:04 | More by harpo111
Photo of chargerfanjess


1.98/5  rDev +3.7%

Skunky water very light pee yellow, no malt flavor like its regular counterpart. no hops no real nothin, better that bud lite but not much. If its real real cold it will quench your thirst. If this were the only beer available I would always be the designated driver.

03-31-2006 19:18:28 | More by chargerfanjess
Photo of tattooedtolley


2/5  rDev +4.7%

12oz bottle

Appearance: Typical yellow color, very clear.

Smell: Very much a skunky somewhat corn smell.

Taste: Not much here aside from the skunky corn. It's super light and watery.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and light. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

Drinkability: You could surely make this into a session beer and drink an entire 12 pack with ease if you really wanted to.

Overall Corona is not ultra horrible. I dont care for limes in my beer but it can help mask the skunkiness. There are a lot of options out there in this cerveza style beers, that taste better and are less expensive. Props to the marketing genuises over there though for turning a not so great product into millions of dollars, you have to admire and hate that all at the same time.

02-23-2006 17:48:00 | More by tattooedtolley
Photo of palffyfan


1.27/5  rDev -33.5%

Appearance - Transparent yellow with lots of carbonation. No head.

Smell - None really, aside from a hint of skunk and corn.

Taste - Skunky, watery. Not sure why people buy this stuff, cause it cant be because of the taste.

Drinkability - Avoid at all costs.

02-04-2006 06:50:53 | More by palffyfan
Photo of Hibernator


2.42/5  rDev +26.7%

Corona Light
12 oz clear bottle
Served mainly out of the bottle, but also used a 8 oz glass for appearance

Pours a light fizzy yellow with mini carbonation bubbles. No head to speak of other than a thin white lace.

The nose is uneventful with some whiffs of mixed vegetables, mainly corn.

Fizzy mouthfeel that reminds me of seltzer water. Adjunct special with hints of corn, grains and rice cakes. This feels watery and too thin on the palate. Because this beer is so light and airy, it's thirst quenching. It's the just the quality part of the beer that needs some work.

01-29-2006 21:33:12 | More by Hibernator
Photo of BuckeyeNation


1.48/5  rDev -22.5%

This review is part of Macro Smackdown VII, my sporadic comparison tasting of some of the more popular adjunct lagers and light lagers from the beer world. This brew will be going up against Canada's Molson Canadian Light in a 'no holds barred' fight to the death. Hopefully, not mine. Since corona means 'crown', does this beer have the advantage in nabbing the coveted crown of MacSmack VII? Let's pour and find out.

There was a much bigger escape of gas when opening this beer, the head looked and sounded much fizzier, and it was much more fleeting. It was brighter white than the Corona head, but in all other respects it was the lesser of the two. At this moment, the Molson cap is still one finger with a short collar of lace. The Corona cap is a thin surface film with no lace.

I wasn't surprised that the clear bottle resulted in a sulfurous smell on crown cracking. It's faded to some extent, but enough remains to make me feel unkind toward the nose in general. Even though it has more power than the Molson nose, what good is it when I don't like what I'm smelling? Advantage: Molson.

Believe it or not, this beer has a little more flavor than its competitor. However, that isn't a positive in this case, not by a long shot. It isn't up front enough to be truly wretched, but I find the musky, still slightly skunky flavor disgusting. No matter, it descends into aqueousness in mere moments anyway.

I don't have much to say about the mouthfeel that I didn't already say in the other review. Except this: Corona Light has one of the sorriest excuses for a mouthfeel that I've ever experienced. In a way, though, I'm grateful. At least I don't have to continue to taste the... ahem... flavor profile for longer than a fraction of a second.

Corona Light failed to win the crown in Macro Smackdown VII and thereby betrayed its very name. Really, though, the only one betrayed in this entire sorry mess is me. So ends another exercise in endurance and palate abuse. No wonder the length of time between MacSmacks is getting longer and longer.

01-28-2006 14:18:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of PBRstreetgang


2/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a crystal clear straw color. Fizzy one finger head forms and quickly dies out over an abundance of streaming carbonation. Thin cap of foam remains intact for a while but produces only specs of lacing. Light struck aroma, otherwise very clean. Tastes like more rice and corn are used to ferment than malted barley. Little to no hops present, and while the adjuncts used give a faux-sweetness and sour bitterness- they do not balance out the flavor. Highly carbonated and light-bodied, but the adjunct flavor an skunk taste destroy any chance of a clean mouthfeel or decent drinkability. Finish is harsh with astringency. Thin, watery flavor may appeal to a higher climate, but the taste is to light even for the style.

01-26-2006 06:24:50 | More by PBRstreetgang
Corona Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
48 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.