Welcome to the head to head review! We are all winners! Except for Corona. It will disapoint and haunt us for ever.
(Yes I am drinking Miller Lite, shut up. It is fucking hot here, apparently Spring doesn’t exist anymore. Plus it’s a fine pilsner.)
With the advent of microbrews I just don’t get the opportunity to grab a Corona anymore (in fact I don’t think I have had one in a few years), no one brings them to parties and I am sure as shit not fucking ordering one in front of other men at the bar. So when the co-author of this blog and your’s truly decided that it would be cool to review baseline beers, I suggested Corona and let me tell you it is…eh…ok..i guess.
Alright so as a guy who drinks Miller Lite, I think I am in a good position to judge mediocre hot weather beers. Corona is exactly that. It is a warm weather beer that tastes like a shitty lager (which it is). I am sure they threw some hops in there, but who the fuck knows what kind and maybe there is some 6 row barley because it is super cheap. When you get to it though, the crowning achievement for the guys over at Corona (and any person who likes stuff when it tastes better) was adding the lime. The lime makes it different, the lime makes it palatable, the lime is the only fucking reason to pay an extra buck for it vs. ordering a similar tasting light beer.
Corona (w/lime, god help you if you don’t have limes) is a passable hot weather beer that will definitely hit the spot, but it would not be my preferred goto. If you are up for a trip down Nostalgia Lane (copyright 2016, SW) pick up a six pack of Corona and think of all the youthful drinking of your past, but if you want my advice, simply pick up a cheaper light beer from your youth, throw a lime in those fuckers and have the same experience.
So onto Corona Extra…
For the sake of this review we included limes in the beer. Thank god for small miracles. This is a summer beer, the warmer the weather the easier it is to drink. That’s the second time I’ve mentioned this because it is one of the only redeeming qualities of the beer. Scott was much more thorough than I was about this review. I don’t know what else to say. Corona isn’t a good beer. It’s not the worst beer. But it’s damn closer to the worst.