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

Corona ExtraCorona Extra
5,013 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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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
2.47/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mothman
1.64/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.05/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not too many good reviews for this beer (in fact, scathing!), and yet the numbers are OK. Hmmm? Obviously it's not about the beer. Where's it coming from? The painted bottle? Yes. People love it. The image of a "relaxed, carefree, coastal attitude"? Yes. Trendiness. Yes. Marketing. Yes. The Lime... ... Can we forget about all of the history and just taste the beer? The color is a nice yellow gold with a white head that holds up OK. No lace. There's a distinct, somewhat unique and lightly sweet malty aroma, with maybe a touch of hop lurking in the background. Nothing really off. The body's medium/light with a fine and moderate carbonation level. The flavor is not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests, but rather, it's accompanied by a dull, earthy bitterness. The finish leaves a lingering bitterness and some light maltiness but no hop flavor. But then again, there are no off-flavors either! Not a real well made beer, but not horrid by any stretch. Now I have something to add to the history... When this beer came on the scene Miller Lite was still big. Dry beers had just passed through town. This offered something more without being hoppy or bitter. Apart from all the marketing... people liked it. Let it go.

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Photo of chinchill
2.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle pours a yellow-gold color with lots of visible carbonation. Sure enough, the carbonation level is high; probably a good thing given the light and watery body.
Aroma? ,,, what aroma? Oh, there it is: adjunct (corn) light lager with some doughy malt. Flavor to match.

O: Corona Extra managed to exceed my very low expectations. No particular flaws excepting the remarkably low levels of hops and malts, and high level of corn in the nose and flavor. Only good as a thirst quenching cold beverage where I would indeed prefer this to water on occasion.

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Photo of dbrauneis
1.73/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall soapy bright white head that quickly reduces to nothing but a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of skunk with a slight hint of adjunct malts - corn and grain.

T: There is a moderate flavor of sweet corn and grain adjuntc malts and very little bitterness. Also, slightly metallic but not sure why since it came form a glass bottle into a glass.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: This is a pretty poor beer in my opinion and I understand why every other time I have had one served to me, I had it with a lime - you need something to change the flavor on this beer. Not one I will be having again anytime soon.

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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of jlindros
2.95/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK, so finally got around to reviewing the shitty beer I drank before I was 21... back then I didn't know better and I figured if I could throw a lime in it, it couldn't be all that bad. This one sans fruit.

Pours a decent fizzy head that retains a bit, a little lacing, crystal clear light pilsner watery color.

Nose a little watery corn water, touch sweet malty, extract malt like mash, a touch of almost lemony thing, I almost think hops but not quite, and a very faint skunky note.

Taste goes down hill a bit, more skunky notes, a little cereal water, like cereal soaked in water, then the water was poured into this, a little metallic mineral like thing, grimy gritty thing on the back end, touch of what could be considered hops, big metallic flavor lingering.

Mouth is thinner, watery, decent carbonation.

Overall this is a step up from some of the other macro beers, but still a pretty bad beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is pungent with the typical macro smell of corn and other adjuncts. There’s a touch of malt and very little hops.

T: The taste is very watery, with flavors of adjuncts and some malt sweetness. There is almost no hops presence. There isn’t much of an after-taste but it’s slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth but not crisp at all, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, there really isn’t much to this beer, which makes it easy to drink but prevents it from being the least bit enjoyable.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.06/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Not sure what the point of that is, considering that this doesn't really form a head or produce lacing and I can tell its color by looking through the bottle. Color is golden. No head. Nose is skunky hops. That's about it. Light with a lot of carbonation. I can see why people like to lime this up. Faint whiff of light bread. Not really much like beer and what is does not taste good.

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Photo of mactrail
2.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Big splashy head that dissipates right away. Modest carbonation but a good fizz on the tongue while it lasts. Smell is pretty insignificant. Just a wee hint of pleasant malt and an actual kiss of hops. Bitterness and other flavors melt away fairly soon but it's a beery sort of taste. Slightly tart.

Not as offensive as I remember, but you have to get down to its own level. I suppose it might have a little more flavor than some American industro-brews.

A freebie courtesy of Southwest Airlines on a delayed flight. Adding insult to injury!

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.68/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really expecting this to be a horrible beer based on other reviews and the opinions of most on this site. Actually, Extra wasn't too bad for me, just mediocre. The appearance isn't too bad, better than some similiar macros, but still not too impressive. Smell was a little skanky, but not overly bothersome. Taste was fairly smooth, not complex, but not bad. I wouldn't praise the beer for it's taste, but it compared decently to american macros. The most positive thing I have to say about Extra is that it is easy to drink and that I could easily session it. Overall, Corona Extra is mediocre, I think it would work good as a thirst quencher type beer. Also, a lime spruced up the flavor a little bit.

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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of billab914
1.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of vfgccp
2.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear straw yellow. Vigorous pour into a tulip glass (hey, why not, right? lol) built a 2 finger head that quickly dissolved into a thin sheet of micro-bubbles.

S - Light waxy bitterness, hay, hint of white bread.

T - Opens with touch of white bread followed quickly by a mild, waxy bitterness. Finish is water and slightly sour.

M - Super thin body. Decent carbonation. Aftertaste carries some sourness along with some mild bitterness in the back of your palate.

D - Very light, fairly refreshing. Some beers are made to be focused on as you drink them, others are made to help you forget you have a beer in your hand. This is the later.

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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
1.86/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Gkruszewski
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of paulish
2.75/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.96/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, appropriately corn-colored, yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Blend of light pale malts and white corn tortilla chips with a very, very minor yeast note.

Taste: Corn and light pale malts with a mild sweetness. Very light hop bitterness. Tiny kick of yeasty sourness. Finishes relatively clean.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Mostly harmless. Eh, it's not a great, classic lager, but I will say I have tasted far, far worse.

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Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 5,013 ratings
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