Corona – The Mexican Classic
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
I honestly cannot think of a more deserving beer to write my first review on other than the old Mexican classic, the Corona, which I am currently drinking.
Brewed and bottled in Mexico since 1925 the Corona has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The Corona is now available in more than 150 countries worldwide and comes in different variations, such as the new Coronita:
Which is 2/3rd’s the size of the original Corona – thus making it the perfect companion for a backpack or for a girlfriend who might be starting out on beer drinking. I do admit the Coronita is currently rather hard to get your hands on, but I have found it on offer at one of my local watering holes, the Regatta.
So what is it that makes the Corona so appealing? Simply put – the taste! and the fact that you can easily drink them all night without any nasty side affects that other alcohol has to offer. This may have to do with Corona’s unique smooth, crisp, citrus taste or maybe the fact that Coronas are made with all natural ingredients in 1 of the 8 Modelo breweries in Mexico.
Tradition says that a Corona should be drunk with a slice of lime but it can be enjoyed with nearly any citrus fruit, my current favourite is a lemon, but in desperate times of need I have gone so far as to drink a Corona with a slice of Orange, which I probably won’t do again. Like any good beer the Corona should be served chilled but be careful not to freeze it as an instant freezing reaction can occur if the bottle gets sufficiently tapped on any surface once removed from the fridge, this I can attest to as I have had it happen to me and I was left with an undrinkable frozen Corona! Check out the youtube footage below to see what I am talking about.
Corona is the ideal partner for any occasion or meal and can be consumed at any time of the day/night. It certainly is an enjoyable brew and if you have not yet experienced the unique taste of a Corona, I suggest you get down to you local pub, club or bottle shop and try one today!
Rating (out of five):
Quick Facts : 4.6% alcohol – 330ml clear bottle – Pop top