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Brewsday Tuesday: Corona Extra

March 27, 2012

We spent a few days at the beach this past week.  While rolling through Winn Dixie for provisions I picked up some Corona Extra to go with some fresh pico de gallo.  Salud!

Name: Corona Extra

Brewed by: Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style/ABV: American Adjunct Lager / 4.6%

Appearance: Pours a very light straw yellow color with a thin white head that disappears in an instant.  Zero lacing.

Smell: Not much aside from some light corn aromas.

Taste: Corn with some light skunk, finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, very thin body.

Overall: Poured into a glass this beer is bad.  However, when you add a slice of lime and sit on a balcony overlooking the ocean it hits the spot.  The lime changes the beers characteristics and makes it very refreshing. It also went well with the pico de gallo.  My advice, drink this one in a tropical location with a wedge of lime and enjoy.

Final Grade: D (without lime) / C+ (with lime somewhere near a beach)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. J.Carney permalink
    April 3, 2012 8:26 am

    I have a hard time with these. I picked up some for our Cinco de Mayo party last year (yeah, it’s kind of cliche.) After the second beer (with lime, of course), I decided to switch to my wife’s margaritas. I would agree with your assessment and grade. It’s sad when you have to add something to a beer to make it tolerable. Would beers like this be considered ‘water pollution’? Just some food for thought. 🙂 Cheers!

    • April 3, 2012 10:35 pm

      You grabbed Coronas for Cinco de Mayo, and I grabbed mine for the beach! It look like Coronas’ marketing has paid off. It is sad when you have to add something to a beer to make it tolerable, and it really becomes a different beverage when the lime wedge is stuffed down its neck. Ha regarding the water pollution comment! Next time I’m grabbing some local brews from Intuition Ale Works (per my most recent review).

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