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Corona Light | 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: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,669
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
2,012
pDev:
37.95%
Bros Score:
1.21
 
 
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1.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.59/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear light orange with an off-white head that fades to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, corn flakes, water, and metal. Taste is the same with an emphasis on the watery quality. This beer has an extremely low level of carbonation with a very thin and watery mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty horrible beer with no real redeeming qualities. Definitely one of the worst Mexican beers I have had so far.

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1/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of StonedTrippin
1.83/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

just an unacceptable brew by almost every count. i say almost because on cinco de mayo at 10:30 in the morning on a mild hangover when its 90 degrees out and its the only beer at the party, its tolerable in small doses. clear bottle shows watery less than yellow, some chemically white bubbles. smells like corn syrup, preservative, and dead beer. ugh. flavor isnt actually awful in the context of these adjunct light bogus semibrews. bit of malt, balanced. very light on the mouthfeel and sodapop carbonation. definitely refreshing, but it tastes so much worse than even some of the lowliest craft offerings. overall it would take a near miracle to get me to drink one of these again. with corona extra being one of the lightest beers out, who needs this even weaker version? yikes

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1/5  rDev -48.7%

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1/5  rDev -48.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Knapp85
1.11/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

My review for Corona Extra is as follows:
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.

Corona light is the same but about 2 times worse.

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1/5  rDev -48.7%

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of metter98
1.86/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away, leaving a thick collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of adjunct malts and skunk in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the beer has light flavors of adjunct and grainy malts along with some hints of bitterness and skunk.
M: It feels very light-bodied and also very watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and wasn’t horrible but doesn’t have much of a taste. The clear bottle might high have something to do with the skunky nature.

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2.49/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hot, sticky and arid- no, I'm not talking about the beer... at least, not yet. But in a world where outdoors means everything, its no surprise that the need for refreshment, thrist quenching character and ease in drinkability take center stage. The problem is that all those properties are attempting to manifest in beery form.

Much more like champagne, the beer pours with absolute clarity. Not even a smidgen of gold tries to impede the light- just the faintest canary yellow hue possible can be seen from its highly filtered appearance. The head character takes on fizzy proportions until the streams of carbonation are depleted- then still and with no lacing to boot. After the bubbles, there's simply nothing left.

Grain sweetness and minimal floral hops decorate the nose and in simplistic fashion. Lacking any meaningful aromatics, depth or structure there's really nothing to talk about other than the light flowery nose, wet grain, metal, light-struck character and maybe a whiff of apple-like sulfur.

Its taste is of dry crackers because of its leading grain character. Any actual malt character has been fermented or filtered away. What was floral is now lightly straw-like and mildly bitter in finish. However, the bitterness struggles to reach beyond the bite of iron or the sulfur-rich finish. Lightly vegetal, I get a slight corn-like sweetness in the middle that cleans up before the taste closes. Still- odd that the thing that gives the beer most of its flavor just might be its carbonation.

The lightest of light on the palate, there's little that gives the beer any added mouthfeel beyond seltzer water. Any would-be creaminess flutters away in a flashing glimpse, leaving a scrubbing sensation and mild grain-derived astringency in its wake.

In all honesty, the beer is fairly clean- but then again so is water. Perhaps enjoyable for its thirst quenching properties in the presence of crashing waves and not air conditioning- it might be what beer drinkers drink to sober up. But its not exactly what true beer enthusiasts crave when wanting beer.

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1.86/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle, a straggler from the ski chalet fridge last week.

This beer pours a thoroughly clear, light golden colour, with two fingers of puffy, fizzy, and momentarily bubbly dirty white head, which sinks away like someone let the air out of its tires, leaving a bit of random streaky lace around the glass.

It smells a heck of a lot like sushi, that is, leftover sushi with that mealy, congealed rice odor, and a kind of vegetal, crisp snow peas character - wait, that sounds way too good for this - oh, there it is, some wet cardboard and faint fusel come to save the day! The taste is very light, sweet white rice in liquid form, soggy saltines, a pithy rotten fruit essence, and weak straw/floral esters that may or may not be construed as hops.

The carbonation is actually quite strong, but mostly in a frothy, airy sort of manner, the body quite thin in its weighting, and smooth like hard water. It finishes with a mealy (diluted rice and corn) sweetness, and some lingering muddled vegetal acridity.

North of 49, they actually have to label the ABV on even this kind of stuff, and it's 3.7%, as if it really matters. Anyways, not overly offensive, plain, and not good for much, unless you're hemorrhaging fluids on vacation somewhere, and still want to appear to be drinking.

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2.04/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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1.55/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pale yellow; no head or lacing

Smell: Smells like composting vegetables

Taste: No malts or hops discernable; just a medicinal bitterness

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery; a bit of carbonation

Drinkability: It will be a long time before I have another; its been a long time since I've had one and I was just curious to see how it stacks up.

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1/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle: Poured what must be the lightest yellow corn lager in the world without any head and a strong skunky aroma. Wow, truly one of the worst beer I had the misfortune of drinking and let me tell you that I had my fair share of bad experience. No much more that I can say about this…

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1.57/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured out a clear yelow, color with a white, small, short-lived head. It was highly carbonated. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grains.

T - It tasted like water with a slight touch of sweet corn and some grain.

M - It is very thin, like water. A very light-bodied beer.

D - Slightly above Mich Ultra in terms of flavor, but is severely lacking in beer-like qualities.

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

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1/5  rDev -48.7%

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2.25/5  rDev +15.4%

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2/5  rDev +2.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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Corona Light from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 1.95 out of 5 with 2,012 ratings
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