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

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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:
#45,233
Reviews:
1,261
Ratings:
5,067
pDev:
31.62%
Bros Score:
1.89
 
 
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Ratings: 5,067 |  Reviews: 1,261
Photo of woodychandler
2.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Corona comes in a CAN!?! Who knew? Not me, until recently.

The pour created a bone-white head that was reducing even as I was pouring. The NE-plus quality clarity in this pale-yellow beer was startling. They must have filtered the living Hades out of this beer before packaging it. The nose was light, a little on the sweet side, but not offensive. Mouthfeel was thin with a sweet, honey-like lager taste on the tongue. Finish had a mild sweetness, but nothing really jumped out. I can see why so many people add citrus fruit to this - it is pretty flavorless. Certainly, I've had better, but I've also had worse. Much worse. I can't really see returning to it, though. Maybe on draft or in bottle, just as a try anything once scenario, but no more cans of Corona Extra for the Woodman.

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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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Photo of mdaschaf
2.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank this in honor of a friend who passed away. It was the only beer he would drink.

A: Light, clear yellow in color. Small white head that is gone in an instant and left no lacing.

S: Not much going on. Some corn and other adjunct aromas, some graininess. Light skunkiness as well.

T: Pretty boring and watery. Typical macro/adjunct taste. Had this one without a lime, but it needs it. Slightly sweet malts and some corn. No hops at all.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, but not really refreshing.

O: Not what I want to be drinking..ever really. I know I will have it again, but it will likely be due lack of other options at a party or BBQ.

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Photo of duceswild
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev +28.2%

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

No limes were harmed in the consumption of this beer. Yellow in color, not quite dark enough to be considered amber. The head is bright white and foamy, falls quickly to a barely covering film and leaves next to no lace.

The nose is on the nasty side; sort of a sour, spoiled grain-like smell. Believe it or not, the beer actually smells a little like a skunk, though I don't think that it's actually skunked. I've had it before and it doesn't seem any different now.

The flavor isn't much better. It's a watery, sour, grainy melange that goes down pretty easily. Corona Extra seems to be a small cut above the American macros (especially the light/lite beers) in that it doesn't make me grimace and feel like spitting it out. It might be tolerable if it was ice cold and I was near death from dehydration.

I never put anything in my beer such as fruit or fruit juice, but might make an exception if Corona Extra was the only thing available. Equal parts beer and lime juice might make it palatable. Or not.

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Photo of Jason
1.78/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: CLEAR 12 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Crystal clear straw in colour with a very faint bubbly white lace that does not retain well.

Smell: Odd faded aromas of sulphur, faint skunk, mild cooked veggies, grain and a good whiff of ethonal alcohol ... these all seem to be trademark Corona aromas.

Taste: Crisp carbonation holds a light to medium body. Flavours of husk, cooked corn and a light sweetness are all on the palate. Hop bitterness is there to balance and lingers for a bit until a somewhat clean finish comes along with some fading corn flavours.

Notes: This is the #1 imported beer in the US though there are numerous others south-of-the-border brews that are worth checking out. As for the lime thing ... you won't see it here. Is it really worth the $20-24 a case? Not to us.

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Photo of mdfb79
1.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From 07/02/11 notes.

a - Pours a clear pale straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light sour notes, corn, grain, and light vegetables. Not very good.

t - Tastes like the nose; just some light corn and vegetables, with like sour/skunkiness in the end. Not very enjoyable.

m - Light watery body and high carbonation evident. Too carbonated.

o - Overall not a very good beer, but slightly better than Landshark. It's never a good sign when people need to add a lime to your beer to make it taste better. Not something to seek out; go for Negra Modelo.

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Photo of Zaphog
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corona as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Corona solomente...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

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Photo of BEER88
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of mikesgroove
1.38/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Ok a couple more to go and I am done with my macro experiment. Had the corona ligh a couple days ago, didn't think it could get worse. Then I cracked the regular. Pured a dark yellow with no head but some visible carbonation. Smell was very moldy and stale. Smelled like wet straw, not appetizing in the slightest. The taste was just odd, it tasted old, funky, and moldy. Some hints at maybe some corn, but predominated by a wet bread taste. It feel clean going down, but as it warmed, wow this just should not be allowed to warm. Overall this was not as good as the light, if you could call the light good, and was honestly the worst of the bunch, for now.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.83/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz clear bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - straw yellow with a thin head that contains tightly formed bubbles. No real lacing to speak of.

S - Musty, vegetal, malty with slightly grassy odors.

M - Fizzy, somewhat seltzer-like w/ light body and malt sweetness in tinges.

T - A general light lager flavor with a touch of hops. A slightly salty taste with a sweet middle. A dry finish w/ plenty of carbonation tingle in the end. The flavor and effervesence tend to get blurred together.

D - A basic light lager flavor w/ some drinkable qualities, but not worth seeking out and I would probably avoid this in the future.

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Photo of krome
3/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of womencantsail
1.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another in the bad beer choices that have been put in front of me lately. This one at the local Mexican restaurant, and fortunately, not purchased by me.

A: A pale, pale yellow with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles and just about no head. Pretty much what I expected.

S: This is probably one of the skunkiest beers I've come across. Lots of sulfur, metal, and a hint of grainy sweetness.

T: Slightly better than the nose, but still fairly skunky. The sweetness is more apparent here, but the lack of any other flavors is really disappointing.

M: Light and fizzy.

D: This is probably the least drinkable of the adjunct lagers I've had. The smell just puts me off before it even gets to my mouth.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
2.22/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Um, yeah I've had a few of these before...This was my daily quaff on my honeymoon many years ago, and I still order a bottle or two occasionally when dining at Mexican restaurants.

The beer is clear and golden colored with a half inch of white head. A good looking adjunct lager.

The aroma is a bit skunky, and I highly recommend the addition of salt and lime to mask / enhance the aroma and flavor.

The flavor is simple and straightforward. Adjuncts, grain, corn, the usual suspects. Again, do yourself a favor and add the traditional salt and lime.

The feel is thin and watery. Good for summertime and/or pairing with spicy Mexican food.

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

Photo of BeerForMuscle
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.21/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1C
Pours a light golden color with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of light sweet fruity and grainy malt with hints of floral hops to counter. The taste is sweet with honey and fruit. Light bready grainy flavor with a sharp spicy hop flavor with a low to moderate level of hop bitterness. Light to medium light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick sharp crisp mouthfeel. Nice grainy bready aroma, this actually tastes pretty decent without a lime stuffed into it.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

And SwillFest 2011 begins here in painful earnest. This stuff pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of short-lived white foam. The nose starts off mildly skunky (damn clear bottles...), but this somehow passes, allowing some wheat, corn, and sweaty-guy B.O. to "shine" through. The taste holds notes of hard water, bad creamed corn, and dirty lemongrass. The body is pretty damn light, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather watery feel. Overall, a sad beer, more akin to flavored water than an actual brew, if you ask me.

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Photo of dvmin98
2/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of chippo33
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 22Blue
1.85/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Corona Extra from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 5,067 ratings
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