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

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55
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4,986 Ratings
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Corona ExtraCorona Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,986
Reviews:
1,252
Avg:
2.24
pDev:
33.48%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
2.63/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Satisfactory if cold on a hot day. Some foam otherwise yellow nothing special, malt,corn sweetener, carbonation whallop on the aggressive side. Just mediocre. Ok with food like veggies or spicy Mexican. Somewhat astringent aftertaste. Slightly better than most other macros.

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Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this poured from the Corona Familiar aka Family sized bottle.

A: thin head on a pale gold clear body.

S: wheat, grains and lemon notes. overall skunky

T: mostly pale malts and corn but mostly a little watery with the flavor up front rapidly fading away.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: nothing at all special. the little flavor present is fleeting. Fairly drinkable but there are other beers in this category that are cheaper and taste better.

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Photo of jaydoc
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with a 1 inch fizzy white head that fades to a thin film. Random spots and streaks of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and corn flakes. Taste is of sweet grain and corn flakes. Surprisingly there is no skunk aroma or taste in this glass bottle. Lucky me? This beer has a decent level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this particular bottle is a bit below average but I definitely have had the same beer in other bottles that was a D or F score.

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Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of kjkinsey
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Knapp85
1.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ok, so this beer couldn't be more popular amongst most people. Haven't been able to see what the hype is though. It comes in a clear bottle that doesn't hide anything. It's clear yellow flavor is minimal and the only thing that really gets this beer something special is a lime wedge. That's pretty much it... Without the lime this beer is pretty much worthless to me.

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Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.47/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It still baffles me that whenever there's a summer party people are like brainwashed to get this. It's usually like $13.99/12 which is more than most awesome microbrewery 12 packs!!! Anywho, I must admit on a hot day I don't mind one of these with a lime in it but after a long day of work I would never reach for this one. It's way too bland and fake tasting.. go elsewhere for the price.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of metter98
2.16/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down very quickly but never completely faded away.
S: There are faint aromas of malt in the nose.
T: Like the smell, there are some faint aromas of adjunct and grainy malts and possibly the slightest hint of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and very watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink because of its light body. It’s not that bad when served ice cold and has some refreshing properties but as it warms up the beer beings to taste bland.

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yep, pretty much what I expected, except worse. The brew delivers a very pungent, peppe-le-pu scent that simply never went away. How can a beer with such a lack of flavor and character carry a scent that strong? Clear, straw, and fizzy wraps up the appearance. Grainy and earthy flavors never go anywhere. Weak body with no texture, but, hey the carbonation seems abrasive. Finishes grainy ...and with that damn smell!

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Photo of biboergosum
1.91/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle, clear as the office window beside me, well maybe without all that winter dirt, but hey.

This beer pours a medium pale golden colour, with one finger of thinly foamy, bubbly, and soapy dirty white head, which melts away like it's just been spotted, leaving a low berm of meniscus lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy white soup cracker 'malt', a certain corn pithiness well imbued, with some prominent skunky, weedy hop oil astringency, as opposed to actual hoppiness. The taste is that generic macro malt 'flavour', i.e. slightly sweet rice/corn (I don't particularly care to differentiate) mush, a bit of really stale lemon, and stanky earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly innocuous, the body unequivocal in its lightness, brainlessly smooth, and even a little creamy, in a frothy sort of manner. It finishes on a soured cooked vegetable note, amid the lingering corn pone sweetness.

This is making me wish that this wasn't the last beer left in the office fridge after an overly long Friday afternoon company staff meeting, but that's now neither here nor there. Corona is what it sets out to be - fizzy, grainy, skunky as a feature, not a flaw, and sexy in its foreign grittiness. Blah, but I'm not about to lay down in front of this particular bulldozer.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.86/5  rDev -17%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle of "Coronita" served into an Estrella Damm stemgoblet in Ibiza, Spain. I dreaded this beer prior to reviewing it. Review is from notes.

I dock points for the presentation - a clear bottle is inexcusable, especially for a tropical beer.

A: Laughably pathetic head, no real retention or existence of head. This is awful for its low ABV. Clear yellow gold in colour. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Malt syrup. As we say in Ireland: "Fookin' disgusting".

T: Malt and lime syrup, with a bit of barley. Fucking awful. Horrendously bad. Fizzy lime syrup finish. Terrible. Simple imbalanced crap.

Mf: Light and watery garbage. Overcarbonated. Weak and bland.

Dr: This garbage beer is unbelievably bad. Have it with a lime if you must have it; any beer that requires such an addition is awful on general principle. Avoid this one. Really avoid it. It's a textbook F. I'd say it's probably worse than Foster's or Bud, but at a level this low we're just nitpicking. I will say the price tends to be okay.

D-

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Photo of oline73
1/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
2.25/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.25/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle - This one needs to be drink on the beach during hot summer days with lime. I see no other purpose or reason to drink this. Also, ensure it is fresh because the skunky taste will overpower everything else about this beer. I guess this might be a result of using a clear bottle.

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Photo of zeff80
2.28/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - 12 oz bottle pours out a pale yellow. Little head and highly carbonated

S - It smells skunky and of corn.

T- The taste is very watery and has corn and grassy notes to it.

M - A light bodied beer that finishes crisp.

D - It is drinkable, especially on a hot day.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of LXIXME
2.38/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Small white head leaves a nice lacing on a clear bright golden colored beer.

Light sour grain aroma.

Light sour grains in the taste, not much else coming through if anything.

This light bodied beer leaves a slight bitter, sour, and dry aftertaste that sort of lingers.

My initial thoughts were that I had wasted a $1.75 on this bottle of beer, but to the beer defense I did not try it with a lime wedge or two. And I know or now I know what that is so.

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Photo of largadeer
2.46/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straight from the bottle. Clear, pale yellow, pretty standard of the style. Quite a bit of skunkiness on the nose, along with sweet corn, pale malt and a whiff of sulfuric lager yeast. Light on the tongue, firm and crisp up front with a mild bready malt profile. Becomes sweeter in the finish with a bit of lingering corn and sulfur. Very little bitterness or flavor in general. Admittedly pretty refreshing, thanks largely to the general lack of flavor. Not a good beer by any means, but enjoyable on certain occasions.

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