Skip to comments.Corona is tops in beer survey
Posted on 06/25/2009 3:53:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono
CORONA Extra was yesterday voted the world's favourite beer in a poll of more than two million Facebook users.
The Mexican-brewed lager - usually served with a segment of lime - topped the list with more than 645,000 votes.
It easily beat Dutch favourite Heineken, which received 594,475 votes, and Ireland's Guinness which came third with 396,276.
The independent poll was launched by the social networking site.
Chris Lewis, director of Corona's British distributor Wells and Young's, said: "It is a premium beer and deserves to be the Facebook favourite as it is among the world's biggest selling beer brands."
The top five beers were: 1. Corona Extra, 645,445 votes; 2. Heineken, 594,475 votes; 3. Guinness Draught, 396,276 votes; 4. Stella Artois, 350,825 votes; 5. Budweiser, 343,493 votes.
Tells you how old the average facebook user is; Corona is not good beer.
Bleh! skunk water
Like Corona is better than Stella *rolling eyes*
Corona is a step above Natty Light and on par with Coors. I think Miller Lite is considerably better and it’s far from my favorite.
i thought iron city beer was the best.
you do know what the secret ingredient in Corona is?
Corona kicks ass.......Stella Artois is the only other beer in the survey that is drinkable. I await your flames....;)
#2 and chugging harder. ;-)
Hick’s Special Draught...Brewed at an English pub, somewhere in Cornwall as I recall. While I never tested the theory, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that corona is the result of a eavenings consumption of Hick’s. Truly the best Ale I have ever tasted.
Another triumph of marketing over quality. Corona isn’t even the best Mexican beer, much less the best beer in the world. And the lime slice is a silly tourist affectation.
I prefer Fischer Labelle Alscase (Green) or Stella Artois or even Grolches (I prefer pilsners)
For tailgating and games it’s Bud Light for me. If I’m out having a nice dinner I drink Amstel Light.
Gaaaah! I can't believe this.
The reason that Corona is typically served with a lime in the neck is to hide the typically "skunked" taste.
The reason that Corona is usually skunked is because it's bottled in clear glass to save money. Corona is considered cheap beer in Mexico.
Ultraviolet light skunks beer. The reason all decent beer (and even most bad beer) is bottled in tinted glass is to prevent UV light from skunking it if the bottled beer is exposed to sunlight.
Haven’t had one in years but IIRC Sapporo was really good.
Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Sapporo are my favorites.
Stella on the other hand, I like very much.
Texas beer is better anyway.
Texas beer is better anyway.
Corona sucks. Stella Artois is the only beer in the survey that is drinkable. There. I fixed it for you.
Watery,colorless and flavorless swill! They mave have the most effective ad campaign, but not much more.
It's worse than that. See my post 15.
Is the cardboard box clear? Do you own a clear cooler? Is your refrigerator...clear....didn't think so.
Bwahahah!!! Is Michelle Obama on the right? LOL
Me too. First person that mentions Samuel Adams on the thread loses...;)
Corona is great because you get your daily vitamin C intake from the lime so it should be considered a health drink.
Corona’s good, but Stella is the king (queen?) of the lagers.
best US big beer....Sam Adams Lager....a nod to Yankees
best latin American beer....Antarctica in Brasil in the big returnable brown bottles well iced
Looking at that pic I’d say.
Stella is decent beer...my wife’s fav
I prefer cool, not cold...bitters...pub draft
Re, best beer. I no longer imbibe but I developed a taste for the German beers during my four years in that country during the seventies. I didn't drink much beer on my return to the States because, compared to the German brew, American beer was very light. Eventually though, I turned to the Sam Adams beers. I especially liked the darker ones as they more nearly mimicked the taste of German beer. Some have said that Corona is like water and I agree. Far too light.
Negra Modelo is good.
I can see Corona winning the poll. It’s not my favorite, but its light body and mild taste probably appeals to a lot of casual beer drinkers.
As for the rest of the list:
2. Heineken: Oh, how I’d like to make a Blue Velvet quote here. :-). Instead, I’ll just say I much prefer another Dutch beer called Grolsch.
3. Guinness Draught: I speak blasphemy here, but I’m not a huge stout fan. I will say Guinness is the standard, but it’s just not a style I’m all that wild about.
4. Stella Artois: A very tasty lager. I love Belgian beers - they try things that no one else seems to think of.
5. Budweiser: I never cared much for Bud. I’m not a beer snob or anything - I drink Rolling Rock and Stroh’s - I just don’t care much for the taste of Budweiser.
BTW, if I got to pick the top five, my list would be:
5. Any brand of Weizen (German wheat beer). I’m a big fan of the style.
4. Rolling Rock - My uncle says it tastes like panther pee, but I love it. Good brew when you’re eating spicy food.
3. Sapporo Black - don’t know if they make this anymore, but man alive was that good beer!
2. San Miguel lager.
1. Newcastle Brown Ale - I could easily drink this one any day of the week.
Don't drink the water.
What is the main component of beer.....?
I rest my case.
St Pauli Girl cause you gotta love looking at the label.
Guinness cause its Irish
For taste though I like American beer. Samuel Adams being my favorite.
Sam Adams (almost any of them), Celis, Bubba Dog (San Antonio microbrew), Fat Tire, Heineken (for sitting at the O Club bar when the kids (Lts and Capts) aren’t around)- and, yeah, Guinness Stout. I tried Arrogant Bastard Ale but thought it was kinda vinegary (that’s a word, right?)
The beauty of this thread is that all the posters could sit around cracking open cases of brew......and we would all be happy FReepers...;) I haven’t seen a brew yet I couldn’t drink, except perhaps Coors....;)
Ew. Don’t fruit the beer.
...AND SHINER! I can’t believe I forgot SHINER! It’s just right down the road!
Blech, I prefer Pacifico or Bohemia. Corona is the “Schlitz” or “Meister Brau” of Mexican beer (and I use the term “beer” loosely).
But the lime slice was used not for flavor but to keep flies out of the beer in the heat of the day
It's awful beer and Anheuser-Busch bought half the company to get a handle on the painted labeling process
I vote for Grolsch
After we returned the emptys we used to get the stuff for like $2.36 a case
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.