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

Corona ExtraCorona Extra
5,007 Ratings
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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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah, I'm with "wattoclone". I don't know who came up with Vienna Lager and 6% here. I was actually excited for a sec before opening the bottle. Both factors need to be reviewed/changed up above. No info on the Modelo site.

A lot of head forms with each pour (filled a pilsner glass about 4 times). The liquid is one of the palest, dull yellows I've ever seen, crystal clear. The head drops out in seconds, no lace. There's something dominant in the aroma that comes off as either Tupperware or a wet ball of corn masa in a Tupperware container.

One taste and, I'll admit, I could tell instantly it's straight Corona (Extra, specifically). The flavors include pilsner malt with just a kiss of corn meal (DMS) and a vague apple juice taste and tannicity (hey, that's actually a word!). Could be worse. Could be Corona in the clear bottle. The mouthfeel is about what you'd expect - bit of a light, rounded body up front, shifting over to a mild carbonic sizzle, and finishing off fairly dry... though, combined with the bland corn dough flavor, a slight feeling of having licked the inside of a six-pack holder lingers on the tongue.

Fine for what it is. Was an adequate beverage to go with that greasy burrito de pollo..

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Drank directly from the bottle...

A: It's hard to really score this section properly, as I didn't have anything to pour it into. As far as the in-bottle appearance goes... Very pale, transparent yellow. It honestly looks like a pee sample at the doctor's office... Not very appealing. I'll re-evaluate this section if, for some reason, I get around to pouring it into a glass.

S: Sour. Stale. There's a lot going on here, but none of it is good. It just smells like the aftermath of a college frat party.

T: Just as offensively odd as the nose... Stale grains and corn. Kind of sour, in the most unpleasant manner. Dear lord, where are the limes? Someone get me one. Or two. Or six. Please.

M: Overly-carbonated. It's kind of like drinking Sprite...

O: One of the worst mass-produced light lagers out there. I hate to sound so harsh, but if it weren't for the three limes that I shoved in the bottle, this would have been an absolute drain-pour from the beginning. As the beer sat and warmed out of pure neglect (I couldn't bring myself to continue sipping on a regular basis), it got even worse. I suppose it's drinkable if you add a lime or two while it's ice cold... Anything less and it's drain material. Go for Miller Lite if you're reduced to drinking a light lager.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 5,007 ratings
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