Corona Extra
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #450
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
56
Ranked #49,153
Avg:
2.33 | pDev: 32.19%
Reviews:
1,325
Ratings:
5,384
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SCORE
56
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Corona ExtraCorona Extra
Notes: Also known as Coronita Extra (small bottles) and Corona Familiar (larger bottles).
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IceChuggington from Canada

3.19/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We made a shirt that copied the corona logo, so you can say we kind of like the taste. Iconic logo with an even more iconic taste. Best enjoyed in flip flops, on the beach, with the sun raining down on your neck. It helps ease the pain from sunburn and worsens the dehydration. 6 Smirnoff Ices/10

Jun 19, 2020
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DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

2.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank it out of a can in the parking lot after work. Everything is drinkable at that point. First beer was a little bit rough. 2nd beer not so bad. For free, I would drink it again.

May 29, 2020
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jonmikel from Spain

2.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Transparent and yellow colour. i would say that I like it. The foam disappears right away. Almost no smell. At least it is fresh. The taste is little bitter. The feeling is sparkling. In overall, I believe it is a beer for the summer, to enjoy it on the beach. It is not bad but it is not a "good" beer.

May 02, 2020
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Frito_Pedrito from Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +104.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've got to say that Corona is my go-to beer. Especially if you put a lime in it (some people add salt but I don't think it's necessary). It tastes good without the lime, but adding the lime really adds to the experience. This is a great beer for the summer time, especially when you're at the beach. Cheers!

Apr 21, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Sparkling clear gold with a short white blanket settling to a thin ring.

Spicy notes of metallic skunk and resin immediately hit the nose and palate--which is typically what the lime is there to counteract, (however, to clarify, I'm having this lime-less this time for the sake of an actual review)--but that quickly recedes to a breadier, softer corn note.

The body is surprisingly full and fluffy compared to how I typically feel it is, (also probably affected by the lime, but as opposed to the positive effect on the flavor, the lime would negatively affect the body), finishing semi-dry with a touch of grass.

Mar 19, 2020
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UristMcBrewer from Florida

2.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The beer is very pale and straw color. The white head is ephemeral. The weak on the nose, smelling sweet and adjuncty. The taste is clean and sweet. The aftertaste brings it down a bit with off flavors present. The feel is light with good carbonation. Overall, it is a clean beer with adjuncts.

Mar 07, 2020
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ThreatLevel5 from New Jersey

1.98/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Look: average nothing special
Smell: smells like a less stinky Modelo
Taste: weak not much flavor at all
Feel: very little carbonation and absolutely no lacing.
Overall: just like Heineken and Budweiser this is overrated over advertised over hyped mediocre beer.

Mar 01, 2020
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gvickery from Texas

3.16/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 24 oz can. Served in a pint glass.
Looks clear medium to light gold. Minimal white head.
Not much smell, very slight grain/mineral water. Corn?
Taste (based on the fact that this is from a can) is balanced, grain, adjunct corn, some generic bittering hops, slightly sour on the back end. This is NOT the same swill that comes in the pretty clear bottles that tastes like it was filtered through the ass of a rabid skunk. If you like Corona in the bottle you probably also smoke because it makes you look cool. Also, it doesn’t taste like metal because it’s in a can. If you think canned beer taste like metal it’s because your drinking it from the can, pour it in a glass dummy.
It is refreshing, semi dry, and doesn’t need a lime.
Cheers

Feb 10, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

1.92/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

The first time I ever had a Corona was in Mexico, 1983 I think. It came in a square case. i.e. 20 bottles in a case, $4 for the case, $1 deposit.
The beer introduced in The USA a year or two later was a completely different beer.
Today, light yellow, light smell, light in taste, light feel, overall, light.
I'd say drink ANY other Mexican beer.

Jan 12, 2020
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BeanBump from California

3.19/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"Awful?" I dunno about that. Its certainly not amazing and pales in comparison to almost anything craft but if youre in your mid-20's, at a pool party and are trying to muster the courage to finally make a move on your crush who looks pretty spicy in that swimsuit, 8 to 12 of these bad boys with a lime popped in will help you get there.

Jan 10, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.04/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a lightly foggy golden wheat with a finger of white foam. Head retention is poor. Aroma is dank, resin, grassy hops and bready, wafery, crackery malts. Flavor profile is the same - crisp dank, resin, grassy hops with bready, wafery and crackery malts. Dankness is sharp and huge. Mouth feel crisp with a medium-thin consistency. It's a little prickly sharp. Overall, sharp and crisp, but the dankness cuts through everything.

Served in a plastic cup from a bottle.

Dec 27, 2019
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Peach63 from New York

2.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours pale yellow with a 1/4 inch white head, which dissipates. No lacing.

Aroma is skunky, not much else.

Slightly sweet and fruity. Low bitterness.

Thin and watery, light carbonation. Semi-sweet finish.

While this is better than most AAL's, it's nothing to write home about.

Dec 15, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

2.32/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

L:. Pours a straw yellow, with a small fizzy head and a few specks of lacing.

S:. Mostly grain and corn with a strong skunkiness.

T:. Mostly grain and corn, a strong skunkiness.

F:. Light and crisp.

O:. Without a lime in it there are very few redeeming qualities to this beer.

Dec 07, 2019
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NYRunner from New York

2.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Corona used to be one of my “go to” beers when AAL was pretty much all there was. When I saw it on the menu at a pizza place that didn’t have much selection, I figured “what the heck,” a nice cold Corona always went great with pizza.

Except that it didn’t. The appearance and odor were pretty much as I remembered: yellowish color without much head retention, and a malty odor without hop character.

And that was where things changed. The first sip was odd: not much grain or biscuit character in the malt taste - it was sort of dank and unpleasant, almost like wet paper, and it got worse as it warmed up. One of the very few times I didn’t want to finish my beer. Hopefully it was just that one spoiled bottle.

Nov 01, 2019
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bir_noob

3.27/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

330 mL drank straight from the bottle. Very clear, pale straw color. Yeasty, cornbread aromas. Tastes weak of light grains and corn, with a gentle sweetness. Very refreshing on a hot day. If I can't find a Pacifico, this is my party go-to. For what it is, it does it well enough.

Oct 28, 2019
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Spike from England

2.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml clear glass bottle.
L: Clear, golden with almost no head, just a thin ring, and no lacing. No visible carbonation.
S: Grainy, not much else.
T: Very sweet, no hop flavours, lots of corn & rice, zero bitterness.
F: Soft carbonation and some stickiness.
O: Generic, cheap, mass-produced Mexican lager. As a beer, it’s terrible. The obligatory sliver of lime offers an improvement.

Oct 27, 2019
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a2001potodyssey

2.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the beer I usually drink when I am at places that only have the typical beers sold in America. Be it restaurant or hanging out with someone. It's much more doable than 90% mainstream American beers.

Oct 20, 2019
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rex_4539 from Greece

3.18/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L: Crystal clear amber color, no head, no lacing, good carbonation.

S: Sweet.

T: A watery pale ale. Some malts, some hops.

F: Light bodied, not much going on.

T: A drinkable beer when all is bad. Not a reason to buy it but you could survive it...

Oct 13, 2019
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That_Mohawk_Dude

2.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Corona is in my opinion about as average as a beer can be. I've definitely enjoyed more than a few on a hot day or while relaxing on the beach but I feel outside of those situations this beer doesn't have much value. Unfortunately tends to be on the skunky side as well due to the clear bottle. Decent with lime.

Sep 16, 2019
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Beertsipper from New York

2.29/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

24 ounce can. Very light straw color. No head to speak of. Nose is corn, grains. Taste is creamed corn, barley. This would probably work well on a hot weather day at the beach. I think this beer's rating depends upon the mood, temperature, where you are drinking it, and your thirst. For me sitting here in my home with the windows open and temperature at around 75 degrees, on a comfortable couch... It's a below average lager.

Sep 11, 2019
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defunksta from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a bright, yellow-golden color with a moderate, fizzy, white head. SRM of 5-7. Pretty standard (3.25)

Aroma: Mild aromas of earthy, dry grains, yeast, earthy grass, sweet corn, grassy fields. Some honey and lemon on the finish, but clean. Earthy and skunky. (4.00)

Flavor: Dry, grassy, faint yeast, Munich flavor, but dry and clean. Then some crackery pale malts, followed by a seltzer and soda flavor. Finishes dry with some cereal grain malts. Clean and dry. (3.75)

Feel: Smooth, crisp. Lightly carbonated. Dry on the palate. A drying seltzer feel left on the palate (3.75)

Compared with Modelo: This one is two SRM lighter in color. It's slightly more zesty, grassy and carbonated. More of an adjunct lager profile.

Compared w/ Dos Equis 6/8/20: Lighter in color. Cleaner, whiter, breader, and yeasty. Less Munich malt and vanilla.

Compared to Sol 4/16/20: Pours a slightly lighter color with a heavier head. Lighter aromas. Hard to compare b/c this Corona was oxidized, but it has less grain sweetness and more skunk, that's about all I can say. Winner: Sol

Overall: Really nice corn, and light grassy flavors. Just enough grass to make the corn taste authentic. Not too sweet and finishes nicely. I was pleasantly surprised here. (Final Rating: 3.78)

Aug 31, 2019
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DanielleWong from New Mexico

5/5  rDev +114.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think the Corona Extra is the most smooth and tasty beer I've ever drink. The way people serve it cold and with a slice of lime in it just a way to have fun and chill as I like to drink. But you don't have to get your Corona with lime, it's your friend to go with a party. I can say it is a price/performance beer. Cheers!

Aug 20, 2019
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SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

2.94/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Nothing really special here outside of the name. Is an above average AAL for sure though. Putting a lime slice in it does in improve the taste. I don’t think it is really special but there isn’t much wrong. I would suggest grabbing a six pack on your way to the next beach outing.

Jul 26, 2019
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JohnnyLaw from Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just weak. Pale and meh. Good for a hot day, with lime and this is the ONLY beer you drink. Have anything with flavor prior and you'll be very disappointed in this.

Jul 20, 2019
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Strix from Wisconsin

3.19/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pale yellow, decent head

Vague grainy grassy smell

Corn, with a light sweet note, a hint of grassy herbal hops

Mouthfeel average

Among American Adjunct Lagers, this is just fine. Nothing to write home about, but assuming the clear bottle hasn't skunked it, you could do worse.

Jul 13, 2019
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