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

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Corona LightCorona Light

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1,513 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,513
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 1.92
pDev: 38.54%
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 MrMcGibblets


1.53/5  rDev -20.3%

hey...wanna look like you're drinking a "premium imported beer" at the meat market dance club? wanna save some calories? wanna be cool? drink corona light! it's like tasteless corona, but even more so! thank god for modern science! i didn't think this was possible! plus, the bartender will put a lime wedge in your bottle. hey, you look cool, don't ya! man, now you're living. feliz navidad, bitches!

05-15-2007 05:01:10 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of zeff80


1.55/5  rDev -19.3%

A - Poured out a clear yelow, color with a white, small, short-lived head. It was highly carbonated. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grains.

T - It tasted like water with a slight touch of sweet corn and some grain.

M - It is very thin, like water. A very light-bodied beer.

D - Slightly above Mich Ultra in terms of flavor, but is severely lacking in beer-like qualities.

05-08-2007 01:11:47 | More by zeff80
Photo of RedChrome


1.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Crystal clear super pale yellow color. White head was a quarter of an inch and vanished quickly. Carbonation was average in size and amount.

Aroma is stronger then expected. Super sweet grassy grains smell. There is also a very faint hint of apple. The blend is to strong on the nose without any bittering to balance.

Taste is quite weak. The only flavors that come off are dehydrated grains and a slight soapy taste. Aftertaste has only the taste of soap on the ends. All the flavors fade fast.

Very weak strength gives the impression of drinking water. Carbonation also is without a great deal of strength.

Simply not a quality brew. This one should only be used to wash down something spicy but non flavorful. A decent beer on a super hot day to appease your thirst, but not to be recommended for much else.

05-07-2007 23:26:13 | More by RedChrome
Photo of BretSikkink


1.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Leftovers from Cinco de Mayo party, thought I'd try one of these.

Everything working against Corona light: perfectly clear bottle, weak yellow color, thin and soapy head, no retention. Is it colored water?

Skuny sweet grain husk nose, there's plenty of adjunct character as well. Flavor is light bodied, obviously clean and clear, refreshing when cold. Almost no hop presence at all, the finish is dry, with almost no other character that comes to mind.

Aftertaste is mildly astringent, which is discomforting as there is almost no flavor to begin with. It's a little bit like drinking coffee through pre-brewed grounds; there's some 'beer' characteristics but it's not the real thing. These are among the lowest scores I've ever doled out in a review.

05-06-2007 06:52:58 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of happygnome


1.6/5  rDev -16.7%

a: very light pale color with an eigth inch of head that dissapears fast leaving no sign of lacing, not very inviting
s: not as sweet as extra a little more hop presence in aroma
t: well there is minimal malt and hop presences, but there is plenty of water flavor...not good
m: light bodied average carbonation

overall this is not a very good beer and i will not get it again

04-13-2007 15:32:04 | More by happygnome
Photo of tesguino


3.03/5  rDev +57.8%

little bitter and less blonde than the extra, good for womens and gringos, a novelty in my city, this beer is only for the us market and now in the mountains city; try with mexican food, poor in a pint glass, god for this season 6 or 10 for the thirst, 3° degrees is the perfect temperature; drinkability over the average; i recommend 65%.

03-29-2007 14:47:25 | More by tesguino
Photo of stephendr


1.43/5  rDev -25.5%

12 oz. bottle- color of straw yellow , with a minimal white head – faint nose of skunk , bubblegum , yellow sweet corn , slight oatie-ness , and metallic – taste of lime zest (the bad kind) , watery , sweet corn , and sour funk - body is watery , acidic , abrasive , and with medium carbonation– aftertaste of abrasive lime peel , and a horrible bitterness

03-27-2007 06:01:25 | More by stephendr
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -19.3%

Ok, really this is the lat macro review for the night, two in one night was bad enough. Pours a light yellow with a big fizzy head that fades away immediatly leaving essentially yellow seltzer. Smell is bjust not good. Smells very musty and almost moldy breadish. The taste was not much better. I skipped out on the lime, in retrospect probably should have taken one. Big carbonation and really light texture made it go down like water, cold water, when it warmed, wow, that was just not cool. Overall why am I doing this? Oh yeah to better appreciate my good brew in a day or two.

03-06-2007 02:25:44 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of robmorris31


3.03/5  rDev +57.8%

Not as good as the Corona Extra. Definitely missing something.

A- Very light yellow. Not impressive at all.

S- A skunky smell by itself. (no wonder a lime down it’s neck is recommended.)

T- Without the lime not very nice. With the lime, much , much better!

M- Very light not full or filling. Refreshing.

D- Drinkability is good. I can easily put a few of these back while I eat spicy grilled food. Not as good as Corona Extra.

I would recommend this beer only with the lime and do not pour it in a glass! It needs to filter through the lime as it does in the bottle. I have said this beofre, but it is true, not as good as Corona Extra!

02-24-2007 21:22:42 | More by robmorris31
Photo of akajimmyd

District of Columbia

1.45/5  rDev -24.5%

Skunky aroma, hits you right when you pop the top. What can I say? This is already a very light beer and this is the lighter version. Some grainy flavors but there really isn’t much there. There isn’t even any lively carbonation. Thin, light and unpleasant. A lime would help.

02-02-2007 15:12:03 | More by akajimmyd
Photo of tgbljb


2.4/5  rDev +25%

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 -7.3%

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 -14.1%

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 -22.9%

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 +3.1%

(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 +52.6%

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 +35.4%

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 -15.1%

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 +19.8%

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 -16.7%

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 -38.5%

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 -14.1%

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 -30.7%

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 -42.7%

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 +1.6%

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