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

Corona ExtraCorona Extra
BA SCORE
4.5%
Liked This Beer
2.34 w/ 5,000 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,698
Reviews:
1,254
Ratings:
5,000
Liked:
224
Avg:
2.34/5
pDev:
31.62%
Alströms:
1.89
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
1,390
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,000 |  Reviews: 1,254
Photo of wayne2000
4.76/5  rDev +103.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You know I love real ale and fine lagers but beers like Corona has it place on hot days. Clean and refreshing. I'm no snob and take beers for what they were intended. It is no Saison but does what it was designed for - hot days :-). Great tasting and very refreshing.

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Photo of MyLastNameIsStout
1.38/5  rDev -41%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Corny water, plain and simple.

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Photo of Albertdidz
2.59/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
1.62/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Dkf812
1.88/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Riff
2.72/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear straw color with minimal white head. Smells of light grains. Minimal taste, slight hop bite and a little citrus. Clean and crisp. It is what it is, a light summer beer.

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Photo of JohnWesolowski
2.44/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Better than water. There's a reason why people put a lime in the bottle: without the lime, there is minimal taste. Not offensive.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
2.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Archspire_StayTech
1.02/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jlabs
3.82/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
2.93/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danmullens1
2.62/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AV29
3.18/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwvman
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BellinghamBiker
1.54/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of CC93
1.64/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 24oz bottle into a glass stein.

Look: Clear, straw yellow body. High carbonation present, with a snow white, bubbly, persistent head. I've hit about an inch thick head upon pouring it. Very nice appearance. Very weak lacing.

Smell: Skunky from the bottle. Light aroma from the grains when poured.

Taste: Very weak flavour. Cannot say what I should be tasting, but it's very much watered down. A little sweetness, but not overpowering.

Feel: Clean, though no bitterness.

Overall: Weak beer that could have more character. However it can work if paired with food. Modelo typically supersedes this Mexican lager. There isn't much to say about it, just not something I'd choose when choosing for a good lager.

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Photo of baldy00
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spoda1983
2.44/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of sposter4
2.85/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.37/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

2009 backlog. Mexican Nite!!! Viva la cerveza!! Actually, I’m not that excited. I’m not even looking forward to these three cervezas I’ve had in my fridge for awhile. Expectations: low. Though I’ve had them all many times, it’s been awhile. Ist up: Mexico’s most famous beer--Corona! 12 oz can. I pop open the can, and an unpleasant cloud of an old gym locker aroma wafts over to greet my senses. No skunkiness, surprisingly. Every time I’ve had this in the bottle it’s uniformly skunky. Must be those clear glass bottles. The can has protected it, by golly. Pours pale golden, medium head with no retention, poor lacing. Flavor is better than expected. Slightly sweet, notes of citrus (no I did not put in a lime in it--though I wish I could in this review to improve it). Slightly sour. Highly carbonated, watery. Overall, better than I expected, but still pretty terrible. Next up: Tecate.

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Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.18/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of npachl
2.35/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of aidanb1205
2.87/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This goes without saying, drink this beer with a slice of lime.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RAFH
2.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 4.5% out of 100 with 5,000 ratings
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