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      21.07.2014 01:00
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      Ideal for all occasions.

      A bit about corona extra from their website: www.corona.com
      There''''s something about drinking a Corona Extra that''''s different from drinking any other beer. Nothing else seems to set the same mood. Nothing else lets the conversation flow so easily between friends. Nothing else brings such a natural energy to an occasion.
      And it''''s been that way since we started brewing it in 1925.
      From the beginning, Corona has been about connections - people coming together, strangers becoming friends, and old friends becoming even closer. Because Corona is more than just a beer. It represents a philosophy of living in the moment that has been embraced around the world

      My experiences:
      I drink corona on many occasions. I enjoy it with Mexican foods such as fajitas and quesidillas, on warm summer nights, for BBQ''''s with friends and/or family and is a favourite drink with me and my friends on a night out at a pub or club, where they are quite often cheap i.e. buy 2 for £3 or 3 for £5 and come with a slice of lime in the neck of the world famous pilsner.

      Now the important stuff!

      Appearance: 5/5
      A lovely light yellow colour, and with a roughly 1.5cm head which holds up reasonably well.

      Smell: 4/5
      I quite enjoy the aroma (when the skunk has gone, but that is unavoidable with a clear glass bottle). It has a very nice corny smell with the added lime scent providing an even nicer smell.

      Taste: 5/5
      The most important thing in any drink review is the taste, It has a corny taste but slightly watery (not enough to lower ratings) but the taste is immensely improved with the added citrus flavour of the wedge of lime, which takes this drink from a 3/5 to a 5/5. Also add that it must be cold to receive its best flavours and maintains its rating

      Overall, this is a fantastic drink which I highly recommend with spicy food, on hot days, on a night out or at a BBQ. Also this whole review is based on an ice cold corona extra with a wedge of lime.

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      18.07.2014 14:40
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      Crisp and refreshing beer

      Corona has been one of my favorite beers for a long time and i think it beats the rest by a long shot.

      Corona is a 4.6% beer with a unique taste. It is a mexican beer which is imported.

      There is a typical myth that lime should be served in the top of the beer, and most pubs clubs and bars do this. This was initially created to stop the flies getting into peoples drinks when they left it on the side, but most places serve the drink with the lime in it! I cannot understand how that picked up at all. It must just be a traditional thing to do when served.

      Corona is best served ice cold, there is nothing worse than drinking a warm beer, which is the same with many beers.

      The only down side to corona is the price. In some place the price of this beer can change dramatically. In some shops just for one bottle it can be over two pound, where in others its five pounds for four. The price of these in pubs is generally around £3.50, which is expensive compared to beer on tap or even other bottles for that matter.

      However the it is worth the price you pay for it simply because of its great taste, and superb quality. If your looking for a crisp and refreshing beer look no further.

      I love the taste of corona, unlike most beers its uncommonly refreshing, most lagers and beers leave you feeling thirsty but this doesn''''t which is why i like it so much. Quality id everything to me when purchasing alcoholic drinks, which is why i do not mind paying a little extra. I do not drink to get drunk, i drink to enjoy the beer.

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      09.09.2013 22:53
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      Great tasting Mexican pale beer

      Corona is one of those drinks that I tend to go through in phases and when I have it I get hooked as it's so delicious and moreish.

      Corona Extra is a Mexican beer that has been going since 1925 and made by the Grupo Modelo with Anheuser Busch InBev group. The beer is 4.6 % ABV. It is one of the top selling beers worldwide and widely exported out of Mexico across the globe.

      The bottle is a see through glass design with a clear sticker containing the Corona branding across it. This is a white background and blue font with cut out shapes so that the colour of the beer comes through the glass. The bottle design looks very modern and funky which matches the drinks reputation and taste. Each bottle is generally 33 cl, but you can now also get 710 ml bottles in some supermarkets, I prefer the smaller ones with a nice wedge of lime stuffed into the top.

      The beer itself is a bright golden coloured liquid; it appears refreshing just looking at it. The bottle has a metal cap that that you have to remove with a bottle opener and you are immediately hit with the smooth and fruity beer smell. This has to be drunk ice cold for its optimum flavour to come out.

      This is a pale beer and as such is much lighter than your average pint. It has a light and airy/fizzy taste to it and is very smooth and easy drinking. This is best drunk directly from the bottle with a thick wedge of lime stuffed down the neck of the bottle and then pushed into the beer itself. The lime makes this drink even more delicious and refreshing. You can taste the hops in this, but again they are not overpowering and it has a nice crisp finish.

      I tend to drink Corona when I am on my holidays, in the sun or at a party. I see it as a bit of a fun beer drink and also a treat as it is more expensive than your average tinned beer drink, but definitely worth the extras pennies and much more enjoyable. Typically a 33 cl bottle costs £1.45 in supermarkets and liquor stores, with a four pack costing £4.50 and a larger 12 box priced at £12. Which is good value for a great tasting light beer.

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        21.08.2011 11:35
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        a Mexican beer

        I always change what drinks I like on my nights out, but lately I have been really enjoying drinking Corona. Ever since I went to Mexico last year, I have found it a lot easier to drink and it tends to be quite cheap also. It is one of the drinks that Mexico is most famous for and usually not being one for lager, I think this one is unlike any other that I have tried. The drink is best served with a lime and is popular among both men and women which is probably what adds to its appeal.

        APPEARANCE

        The bottle this comes in is usually a clear glass bottle with the Corona logo on the label and information about the drink on the front. It has all alcoholic information as well and is quite a simple design but quite traditional looking. I usually always go for the 330ml bottle and atleast you can see how much is left of this golden coloured liquid in the bottle. The bottle is easy enough to hold, narrowing at the top and is best served chilled.

        CORONA

        Corona is available in over 170 countries, it is one of the best selling beers in Mexico and worldwide also. It is a versatile beer and when served with a lime it just adds something extra to the taste just to make it that bit sweeter and not too heavy. It depends where you buy this but in supermarkets it is reasonably priced but in bars you can pay quite a bit depending on where you go. On holiday in Spain this was overpriced and ridiculous so you just need to watch.

        The drink is very easy to drink with a 4.6% volume and 0 grams of fat and 148 calories per 12 oz bottle. It doesn't really get me drunk and I prefer to drink it more for the fact that it is refreshing and has a nice enough taste. Corona is made with barley and gives a pleasant aftertaste and is very popular worldwide. It is seen as a holiday beer, so has quite a laidback attitude to its branding which is why many drink it and also for the fact it isn't too heavy.

        I think drinking too much of this at once might just be a bit too much but it does have a very crisp taste to it and compared to other beers from Europe that I have tried, this is nothing like them as they can be quite heavy to drink and probably more manly. With drinking Corona what I do like as well is that the next day I never feel ill as it is such a smooth tasting beer that it goes well with having a meal or just drinking socially.

        Overall, Corona would most likely appeal to all that either like beers or possibly even ciders. It is a drink for all sexes and it really is adaptable for all occasions also. It is a great tasting drink for summer and with a lime in it perfect for drinking at BBQ's or in a bar and it really will never look out of place. Most people that don't like it that I know are people who don't like beer but that is pretty much obvious. If you haven't yet tried Corona Extra, you should give it a try.

        COST

        I have seen Corona Extra sold in all supermarkets but at the moment Asda are selling a box of 12 bottles for £13.75 which isn't too bad really. If you don't want to buy that many bottles in, Sainsburys are selling a pack of 4 x 330ml bottles for £5.29 which is a bit better if you only want to have a few in.

        The official Corona website is http://www.corona.com for more information.

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          12.06.2011 13:09

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          Ideal for those summer evenings

          Normally I cant stand beer and prefer a vodka or glass of wine, but an ice cold Corona with a slice of lime on one of those hot summer evenings is a definite exception.

          I find a lot of beer too strong with too much of an after taste. Corona's though are light, refreshing and slide down even the most inexperienced beer drinkers throat. Although the ease in which they can be drunk can lead to drinking more than you intended too... Oops. Generally I buy them during the summer when supermarkets tend to have them on special offer at a very reasonable price and you can be safe in the knowledge that they will be a popular choice with both men and women looking for an alternative, refreshing summer drink.

          It's the sort of drink that can stir up good memories of summers long gone and perfect for a summer barbecue with your friends.

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          27.03.2011 23:26
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          Mexico's greatest export!

          Those who read my reviews on alcoholic products will understand I'm not a big fan of lagers and beers in particular, but there are a select few I really do like. I first came across Corona at a house party and I'd see it at others every now and again. It seemed a nice little drink and I thought it'd be like Budweiser or something like that, but when I finally got round to trying it I was pleasantly surprised.

          Corona Extra is a light beer that's brewed in Mexico and distributed all over the world. Measuring at 4.6% volume, it's a mild strength or a beer. It's Mexico's biggest exported beer and is widely available in 330ml bottles, mostly in packs of 6. Your typical deal from any supermarket and off-licence will be around £7-£8, with the occasional exemption of a deal. I have seen 12 bottles available for £10 in my local Tesco and that was only a week long offer, so if you do see it on offer, take it while you can!

          I am proud of Mexico for producing a beer I genuinely like. It may be considered a lager to some but I've always seen it as a light beer (to vouch of my general hatred for lagers!). It has a refreshing taste to it, and my best serving suggestion to you would be to drink it with a slice of lime in the neck of the bottle, it really does add to the beautiful taste. It doesn't smell particularly interesting and the taste is definitely it's selling point. It has an essence of your typical lager but it's just so light and not as gassy that it goes down much nicer. I don't recommend pouring this into a glass and then drinking it, Corona is designed to be drank from a bottle for a reason! It truly is refreshing, especially after a hectic 5 hour shift at work. It's one of those drinks you can also enjoy outside in the sun on a warm summer's day. Like most beers, it's best served cold.

          I would highly recommend this to any of you skeptic cider drinkers out there who were once like me and completely ignorant to anything that wasn't fermented with apples. This mixture of Mexican genious is probably the crossover between the best pint of cider and a decent cocktail it truly is delicious. Get out and try some!

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            27.01.2011 16:22
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            If you ever see me in a bar by a beach this is what i'll inevitably be drinking...

            I have found this a great addition to the beverage aisle of most supermarkets, and as it has become more common, I have also found that you can get some good discounts on the price of multipacks of Corona (Tesco for example are currently doing a £4.00 for 4 bottles deal). It is mild and pleasant, tasting quite 'hoppy' but without the strong aftertaste and alcohol content of other exported lagers.

            It is also a perfect accompaniment to meals, as it doesn't bloat you and isn't too fizzy, but the best time to drink it I find is when its hot and you want a thirst-quencher in the middle of the day to drink until the sun goes down. Of course the fall back to this is that given that it is so easy to drink, and comes only in small (but perfectly crafted!) bottles; if you're in a pub at the time, you find yourself buying quite a few rounds, which can be quite expensive given the often large disparity between its relatively high price in bars to that in supermarkets.

            I've also found that my girlfirend finds Corona a good alternative to wine or other more heavier lagers - though she is also likes to put a piece of lemon or lime in the bottle to make it sweeter/more citrusy.

            All in all, a great choice for afternoon drinking, though would be great if its price in bars started to reflect its price in supermarkets...

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            03.12.2010 20:34
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            A great tasting beer for both sex`s.

            I honestly am a girly girl but when I am out partying I do like a glass of beer as well as my white wines and Bacardi and fresh orange, my choice of beer is Corona because it is a lighter crisper beer than many and looks a bit more cultured in its attractive bottle.

            The bottle is completely clear and has a black and white label on the front which displays the brand name in large bold lettering and then has lots of information on the drink in much smaller lettering.

            There is no bitter aftertaste with this beer which is a big plus point for me as I find beers like Carling and others leave my mouth dry with a bitter taste whereas this Corona leaves me feeling refreshed.

            I enjoy a glass of this usually at the start of an evening and sometimes have it with a little touch of lemonade especially in the summer in the beer garden, there is nothing quite like it, the beer itself has a bit of a sweetness to it that other beers do not have so with lemonade it is a very nice sweet tasting drink.

            This beer is brewed in Mexico which is probably not where I would have expected a good beer to come from but then again I don't know why I would have that opinion.

            I find that when I buy one of these in a bar they tend to cost around £2.20 to £2.50 a bottle, they can of course be purchased in shops for much, much less but I tend not to drink beer at home so I never really have these in except for maybe at the new year.

            Asda and Tesco are currently doing six packs of Corona for less than £5 so a great price when compared to the bars and clubs but at less than a pound per bottle a great price on the whole.

            I would recommend this beer to girls and guys alike but I have to say that many of my male friends think this is a poor beer and is actually suited for girls due to its appearance and sweetness not being macho enough for them probably although if you had seen some of my male friends with their guy liner on, macho doesn't really come to mind.

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              Try one today - you've earned it!

              At the risk of upsetting beer connoisseurs around the world, I would have to say that Corona is one of my favourite beers of all time. Corona is from Mexico and as such it goes amazingly well with chips and salsa before a meal or out in the garden for a barbecue, always served with the obligatory wedge of lime of course.
              At 4.6% abv it is a moderately strong beer, with a real kick to it. I can't imagine sticking fruit into a pint of Kronenburg but for some reason it really works with Corona.
              Usually in a pub I will opt for a pint rather than a bottled beer as it seems to be better value, but on more than a few occasions I have been forced to switch to bottles for Corona. It is definitely worth it as it is a lovely, fresh tasting beer. Depending on the pub, a 330ml bottle of Corona will usually cost you close to £2.70 (more expensive than some pints). In the supermarket you can usually pic up a 6 pack of Corona for around £8.00.
              I much prefer Corona to its competitiors. Sol, for example, has a far more metallic taste than Corona, while Desperado (tequila flavoured beer from Mexico) is just revolting. In light of this I would say that Corona is the clear winner in the arena of bottled Mexican beers. If you don't mind paying a bit extra, Corona is definitely worth a try as a refreshing, satisfying beer. 4 out of 5!

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              Good all round lager - easy to drink without feeling bloated

              This has to be one of my favourite lagers. It is great on it's own or with food. I am usually a wine drinker with food, and avoid bee/lager - but Corona is very light and refreshing. I first 'discovered' Corona a few years ago, whilst in a bar with friend, and had it with a slice of lime, as you did - but now I do tend to buy it every now and again with my weekly shop at the supermarket. Corona does not seem to bloat me out like other beers, and I could drink 2 or 3 in a night, as it is not gassy where as I could only drink one of another brand. All in all Corona is a great beer to have at social events, parties and dinner parties. Especially great served really cold. Only downside is that, when I buy it - other people or guests tend to 'nick' it out of my fridge!!!!

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              07.04.2010 13:12
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              A great beer.

              Now it's coming up to summer, hopefully the warm weather is on the way, and I will be stocking my fridge with copious amounts of corona.

              I would say that Corona is my second favourite beer after desperado, but It is still a really great beer.

              I believe that Corona is brewed in Mexico, and due to the heat there I think that's why it's so light and refreshing.

              I have never seen Corona in a can, it's always in the glass bottles, which have a regular cap that you can remove with any standard bottle opener. The cost of Corona can differ a lot depending on where you buy it, but it's frequently on offer in Sainsbury's with other similar beers like Sol and Brahma. Me and my husband found a local shop once that sold it for 99p a bottle, which was a great find, but we have since moved and are forced to buy it from supermarkets.

              The beer itself is quite pale in colour, very light and very refreshing, it is quite gassy though, but I quite like that, it has that distinctive lager taste, but I find it's not as bitter as others. It is 4.6% alcohol, which I think is pretty high for a lager, but it just means you drink less of them, thus saving money (every cloud and all that!).

              Corona is very often served with a wedge of lime in the top of the bottle. I have recently found out that this originated in Mexico, where they use the lime to keep the flies out, while they are drinking it, not for any sort of flavour. (There's a little useless bit of trivia for you).

              I really like this beer and would class it as a summer beer, as it so light. I have found that some people don't like how gassy it is though, but I don't mind that. It is definitely second only to desperado's.

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                08.12.2009 20:54
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                Worth a try

                Corona is a really popular Mexican beer which can be found in most bars nowadays, must admit I do tend to drink the odd bottle or two, these tend the have a slice of lime placed in the neck of the lager to add flavour to it, it doesn't taste great without this included I don't think but each to their own on this.



                The look?

                Clear see through bottle with the Corona label, this is half see through with white and black writing also.



                Price?

                From a supermarket these are around £4.40 for 4 bottles, in a bar these may retail considerably higher than shop price. Around £3.50 a bottle in some bars, I think this is a bit of a trendy beer to be seen with more than its taste. 33.7 pence per 100 mls



                About the Taste?

                A bit sour / bitter in its taste I find, until you add a slice of lime this does not really offer an amazing taste for a lager, the lime brings it to life. This is 4.6% alc per bottle so is around middle of the lager alcohol range % wise. This is not overly fizzy which is nice, it has less fizz than most lagers, this does work for me as it is easier to drink



                Healthy?

                Not too high on the vol % I feel



                Conclusion?

                Great tasting with a slice of lime, not too sure about it without, readily available at most bars

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                A favourite tipple

                Corona Extra

                Description: Mexican Lager, 4.6 percent Alcohol. Brewed in Mexico. Corona Extra has a smooth, refreshing taste and well-rounded character with a pleasant malt and hop aroma.

                I enjoy drinking bottled beers and as such, have tried quite a few. No matter what I try (except Red Stripe, my absolute favourite which unfortunately, is sometimes difficult to find in bars), I keep coming back to Corona as it is the nicest one.

                It tastes really refreshing and is best served with a slice of lime in the neck of the bottle. It is a nice light golden colour and isn't too fizzy, just enough to be fresh tasting. It has a slightly tart taste which makes it less sweet that some bottled beers, and each sip is crisp and thirst quenching.

                The price varies, you can pay anything from £1 per bottle on special promotions to £3 per bottle depending on the place that you are in.

                One thing to be careful of is that in one pub recently, they didn't have Corona and opened me a bottle of Sol instead, without asking if I wanted it. I paid for it as I felt it would be a waste to ask for something else but wish that I hadn't. It wasn't nearly as good and I didn't enjoy it, so if the bar doesn't sell Corona and offers you Sol, then I recommend that you say "no thanks!".

                Definitely recommend this, a cold Corona with lime is a delicious way to relax!

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                21.10.2009 14:54
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                A really nice and refreshing light beer, highlighted with a chunk of lime!

                Even though these days I seem to be becoming more of a fan of sturdy imported European beers, every now and then - especially in the summer months - I like to refresh with a Corona Extra.

                Corona Extra is a light beer, hailing from Mexico, with an alcohol content of 4.6%. It is usually served with a slice of lime wedged in the neck, and there are many myths for the reason for this, ranging from keeping flies out of the bottle, to masking changes in colour and taste due to degredation from light, but to be honest, I think it is more of a gimmick thing, as apparently though it's not uncommon in Mexico, it's not considered mandatory.

                I started drinking Corona back in 2006, during the summer, and now every time I have it, I can't help but think of barbecues! It is the perfect drink for a summer evening, with it's light refreshing taste, and its easy to drink smoothness. The added lime give it a little added fruitiness, and a bit more kick to tantalise the tastebuds. I'd advise holding the bottle by the neck though, as it can taste a little sickly when it gets warm.

                It is also a decent bottled lager to buy when out clubbing, as it tastes far superior to the weaker tasting Budweiser and its ilk, and is easy to carry around than a pint glass or spirit glass.

                It is fairly average in price, being pretty much in line with other bottled beers like Bud and Coors, and there are always offers on in the supermarkets on it. Generally it comes in cases of 12, or you can buy it in packs of four. I have also heard it is available on draught, and in cans, but I have not seen these.

                A really nice beer, and perfect for the summer

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                  A good Beer.

                  Generally Im not a big fan of pints, in that sense I prefer more what you would consider chick drinks like Southern Comfort or Malibu. However its after I got a job that I started to enjoy pints and Corona Extra is one of my favourite drinks to just pop up and relax.

                  I have never done a review before for an alcoholic drink, so bear with me if you feel what I am talking about isnt that relevant. I dont really see much difference between many of the drinks, however Corona has a smooth taste, and much less bitter in comparison to something like Guinness. Its easy to open just using a standard bottle opener, and labelling is OK, but this isnt really whats important in a drink. I know other people would write like 500 words on the packaging and bottle, but I just dont see the point. The taste is great which is the most important and of course like with any alcoholic drink you must make sure you drink in moderation.

                  It is 330ml volume and 4.6% alcohol volume so you are looking at around 1.5 units. Of course make sure you are of legal limit when drinking alcohol and this really doesnt need to be said.

                  It tastes best served cold like with most drinks, although be careful if putting ice in as it will fizz up like their is no tomorrow. I think Ill have to end this review now as their is not much else to say. Thanks for reading.

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                  Mexican Lager, 4.6 percent Alcohol. Brewed in Mexico. Corona Extra has a smooth, refreshing taste and well-rounded character with a pleasant malt and hop aroma.