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

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Corona ExtraCorona Extra

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Coronita Extra (small bottles) and Corona Familiar (larger bottles).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Photo of DesertWildman
1/5  rDev -55.4%

This stuff, like most Mexican beers, is simply bad. With or without the lime. A marketing made swill, at best. I'd rather have a malt liquor... and before anyone accuses me of being an affluent beer snob, I am a seasoned biker who tolerates Pabst, on occasion, because it's cheap, not too horrible, and often the only non-light beer at a biker clubhouse. But I won't touch Corona.

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Photo of Magister_Beav
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The look smell and taste are that of water which has been sitting in a barrel with a rotten fish for several days. I would rather blend the label and drink that than this beer.

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Photo of downhillpunk32
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another shitty beer out of Mexico. Nose smells like a skunk that's been living in a truck stop bathroom. Mouthfeel is non-existent, it might as well be water. Aftertaste is of cheap corn and the insoles of gym shoes. Looks like a well hydrated person topped off a half-full glass of water with piss. Tastes about the same. I would rather cut a hole in my ballsack with a butter knife than have to stomach another sip of this swill. You may think I'm bashing it, but Corona deserves every word. Even more offensive is the price they sell it at. A product of marketing to non beer drinkers and nothing more

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Photo of pumptrick
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

had this in many different cities across this great land and its too bad this was my beer of choice when i was a young lad. Not at all what I would consider to be a choice for drinking now. I would much rather have water and wont even offer to my friends. This stuff is as bad as it gets for me.

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Photo of gregO59
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

drank 1 because it was in the bottom of the cooler where I was . nothing else left. tried it and vowed I would never have another. appearance- i've given better looking urine samples smell- smells like sugar pops taste- not enough fruit in the world to make this taste go away mouthfeel- carbonation and bubbles overall- this beer and the people from mexico should be sent packing back across the border

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Photo of tjd112
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Drank straight from the bottle

A - Very little head, pours an ugly yellow collow
S - Smells like sulfur; I'd wish they'd do brown bottles, so this beer could have a fighting chance
T - Like water
M - Like water
D - Avoid at all costs. I think I could stand it better if they didn't put it in a clear bottle.

I think they make Corona by taking all the piss tests of Mexican police recruits and put it into a bottle.

If you want some good Mexican beer, try Negra Modelo

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The lowest of the low, honestly.

This one is just downright offensive. I've never poured it out in a glass, just had it out of a bottle. Through the clear (why?!?!) bottle, you can see how grossly yellow and urine-like this one is. Lots of carbonation, pretty fizzy.

Smells like a skunk's ass. Just disgusting. This one was a victim, like so many of other bottles of this brew, of light striking the beer through the clear glass. In case you were wondering, it also tastes like a skunk's ass. Slightly sweet, but mostly just gross.

Light bodied, high carbonation, slimy mouthfeel. UGH




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Photo of gopens44
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Didn't know whether to rate with or without lime, but then I realized that it really didn't matter.

From notes/memory: Pale as wee, smells faintly of wee, tastes like west Texas water that has not been processed through a reverse osmosis system, mouthfeel of water.

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Photo of foles75
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't know why this beers gets some much hype.. Its horrible... This is one of 3 beers someone can offer me for free and I would decline.
Again this beer is crap, gets alot of hype, tastes like crap and is priced the same as Bass Ale in the supermarket... What gives?

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Photo of Dithyramb
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Served in a clear bottle--is there any other method by which the swill is tossed around?--as the only beer beyond Miller Light post softball last week. The lesser of two evils? Very hard to tell.

Clear piss yellow, no head, no retention, no lacing, minimal to no carbonation within the glass

Skunky lager smell

Yes, serve with several lemons, you will need it. Skunky corny adjunct flavors, and that is about it. I couldn't think of anything I would rather not have while sitting on the beach, no matter what the advertising says. I cringed, people gave me strange looks. Weak, watery, possibly less bodied than lemon tinted tap water. Not drinkable at all.

I had a BBQ a few weeks back and only served fine micros and regional goodies. Several "friends" brought some brews of their own that went unattended. A leftover mixed 12 pack of Bud Light and Corona were amply used to water my flowers periodically. I smile when I do it

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Photo of rcmorrison8
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst stuff I have ever had in my life. Considered giving up drinking after this. Took one sip and then took one more to be sure. Poured the rest out. Removed remaining bottles from fridge. Called brother-in-law and chastised him for bringing such sludge into my house. I then retired to bed fearing that I would have nightmares. Never again.

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Photo of TastyTaste
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Clear gold color. Tiny white head. Olores del maíz y de la mofeta (Smells of corn and skunk). I drank it from a mug. No fruit. A light malty flavor which is overshadowed by the large amounts of skunk. This was packaged in a "Beers of Summer" sampler, between an Oberon and a Curve Ball. A very overrated beer with pretty much no conceivable positives I can think of.

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Photo of ReDave
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yuck, you open this up in a room of micro and home brews, and it smells like a skunk go loose!
However, i was up in Wawona, Yosemite just this weekend, and i found a thicket of Hops, (probably not native or natural) that were definatly bitering, and not aromatic. My brother-in-law had brought the corona’s and had some limes. So I added a lime slice, added several fully ripened hops, let it set for awhle, it was [only then] drinkable.
I find it very interesting that authentic native Mexicans call this trash beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Part of my Shitty Beer Review Series...What am I doing to myself?

A. Pours a light gold into a glass with NO HEAD after an agressive pour.

S. Skunk Grains. I immediately think "drain pour" but then I re-coup, gather my thoughts, and continue.

T. Ick. Skunky astringent corn. Some bitterness coming out of the stew of foulness.
I think they may have used hops, not sure.

M. A bit watery and slightly harsh.

D. Well, I tried it. A few swigs, then down the drain, I cannot continue to hurt myself. This is worse than Natural Light. The Swill to end all Swill.

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Photo of hdf561
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this at a wedding in a bottle.

This beer is horrible...I honestly do not know why anyone drinks trying to be respectful I will leave it at this...I do not recommend this beer at all, if it is for you then great but of al of the beers I have drank this is one of the only ones I will continue to turn down.

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Photo of tomghiley
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

is Corona ever available on draft? doesn't really matter. what a terrible beer. even when I am too drunk to care about what I'm drinking, i'd still pass on a Corona.

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Photo of orfeu
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Somebody left this in my fridge after my 30th birthday party -- I swear I told everyone that I'd have beer for them to drink! Pale yellow. The lazy beginnings of a head appear during the pour, but at best it resembles the head on a glass of Mountain Dew. Thirty seconds later, there is absolutely nothing there, not even a ring of bubbles. Not flat, though. There's plenty of carbonation here. But in any case, this sorry beverage doesn't need a head to help release its estery aromas. Nothing but skunk city. A clear bottle'll do that, I suppose. Anyway, skunky flavor up front as well, and then a pitifully brief corny sweetness, and then...nothing. I really think I've found a beer that is virtually flavorless except for its lightstruck flaw. Terrible. Thin watery mouthfeel. This truly does need a lime and certainly does NOT need to exit the vessel in which it was purchased -- either into a glass or into your mouth. Even as a "lawnmower" or "tropical vacation" beer, there are many, many other better options. Please avoid.

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Photo of Brad007
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Clear color with a head that disappears fast. Aroma is mainly of skunk (really no surprise here). Taste is pretty thin and watery. Bland. Tastes of roasted veggies. Not a good beer trait. Ick. Bleh. Never buying this again. I can see why they place so much emphasis on a lime.

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Photo of Ranger1
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm not going to spend too much time with the rating of this "beer" but this has to be the worst beer I've ever drank in my life. There is absolutely nothing at all redeeming about this stuff.
People actually drink this? Why?

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Photo of CampusCrew
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'll try to do this. Without slamming I can say easily one of the worst beers in the world. Hardly a beer and the most overrated beer by far.

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

smell: slight hops to almost zero smell

taste: Little to none, clear refresher

mouthfeel: very high carbonation

drinkability: very easy. only good for long hot days.

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Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Even when I was a youngster and didn't know any better, i still never pick this beer. The only reason i did a rating is to have a accurate list of beers I've had. I get sad looking at the

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Photo of MsRif
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I only ever drank this as a teenager desperate for an alcohol was (and still is) my dad's beer of choice.

It pours a lovely yellow color...that of what I would imagine would be the color of the liquid that sprays from a skunk, which is quite appropriate because that is just about what this beer tastes like. It's so horrendous that I actually used to hold my nose while drinking it to cut down on the affect on my palate. Tastes like skunked beer with a touch of third world wheat. As in, wheat from a patch that people have been using as a latrine.

Mouthfeel is actually not horrible, but the taste is so overwhelmingly bad that it's still awful. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is something you should only drink when dying of thirst. Even then, maybe you should just forgo it and die with dignity.

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Photo of fugitive
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle. Pale yellow colour no head at all. Aroma almost nothing. Light body.Weak and watery. Maybe citrus in taste. This is not a beer. Some people say that there is a place for this beer, the beach. Not for me not even there. Avoid it at all costs !!!

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Photo of slitherySOB
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oh Christ, why did they offer me this? Corona. Comes in clear bottles, so you can see the light colour of the brew and possibly get that skunked smell and taste. Pours a very pale, pale yellow and gold colour that you can see through like a pair of contact lenses. No head whatsoever. Add a little salt, you barely get a bubble. Smelled skunky. Every Corona I've had, which isn't very many, had this skunked smell. It is so overpowering that any malt or hop scent is undetectable. Sour tasting. Add a lime, and it's barely tolerable. Mostly because you can taste the lime. The aftertaste is a sour/bitter combination. Perhaps some evidence of hops? Sorry, not enough. Thin, light, watery mouthfeel. I wouldn't want to drink this at all. One of the biggest overhyped and worst beers one can get.

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Photo of MrCharlieMops
1/5  rDev -55.4%

Is this beer? I will drink this if someone pays for it in the summer and there is nothing else to drink. I think its quite insulting to call this beer to be honest. Yes its refreshing but its not beer... Its a soft drink!

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