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Corona is tops in beer survey
thesun ^ | 26 Jun 2009 | RHODRI PHILLIPS

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.


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1 posted on 06/25/2009 3:53:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Tells you how old the average facebook user is; Corona is not good beer.


2 posted on 06/25/2009 3:55:54 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: JoeProBono

Bleh! skunk water


3 posted on 06/25/2009 3:56:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile

Like Corona is better than Stella *rolling eyes*


4 posted on 06/25/2009 3:57:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


5 posted on 06/25/2009 3:57:58 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: JoeProBono

i thought iron city beer was the best.


6 posted on 06/25/2009 3:58:35 PM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: JoeProBono

you do know what the secret ingredient in Corona is?


7 posted on 06/25/2009 3:58:42 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: JoeProBono

Corona kicks ass.......Stella Artois is the only other beer in the survey that is drinkable. I await your flames....;)


8 posted on 06/25/2009 3:58:47 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: JoeProBono

#2 and chugging harder. ;-)


9 posted on 06/25/2009 3:58:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


10 posted on 06/25/2009 3:59:06 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JoeProBono

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)


11 posted on 06/25/2009 3:59:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JoeProBono
I don't drink anymore but if I did and was threatened with this poster I would keep drinking.

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12 posted on 06/25/2009 3:59:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: JoeProBono

For tailgating and games it’s Bud Light for me. If I’m out having a nice dinner I drink Amstel Light.


13 posted on 06/25/2009 3:59:50 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: JoeProBono

*iss water!


14 posted on 06/25/2009 4:00:04 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: americanophile
Tells you how old the average facebook user is; Corona is not good beer.

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.

15 posted on 06/25/2009 4:00:14 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: JoeProBono
If you must drink Mexican beer...


16 posted on 06/25/2009 4:00:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono

Haven’t had one in years but IIRC Sapporo was really good.


17 posted on 06/25/2009 4:00:57 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: JoeProBono

Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Sapporo are my favorites.


18 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:15 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: ScreamingFist
I repeat - Corona is *iss water.

Stella on the other hand, I like very much.

19 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:20 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: JoeProBono
Skunky beer with a lot of hoppiness. I'll drink it when I have money but can't get an IPA. As hoppy as it is, I have to wonder why it's so skunky, but I don't think those thoughts when IPAs aren't available and I'm not reduced to American pislers (I spelled that the way I intended to spell it).

/johnny

20 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: JoeProBono
I'm boycotting everything mexican.

Texas beer is better anyway.


21 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: JoeProBono
I'm boycotting everything mexican.

Texas beer is better anyway.


22 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Vinnie

Eerie!!!


23 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:49 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: ScreamingFist

Corona sucks. Stella Artois is the only beer in the survey that is drinkable. There. I fixed it for you.


24 posted on 06/25/2009 4:01:49 PM PDT by csmusaret (http://www.aipnews.com/)
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To: americanophile

Watery,colorless and flavorless swill! They mave have the most effective ad campaign, but not much more.


25 posted on 06/25/2009 4:02:10 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: freedumb2003
And the lime slice is a silly tourist affectation.

It's worse than that. See my post 15.

26 posted on 06/25/2009 4:02:12 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: justlurking
The reason that Corona is usually skunked is because it's bottled in clear glass to save money.

Is the cardboard box clear? Do you own a clear cooler? Is your refrigerator...clear....didn't think so.

27 posted on 06/25/2009 4:02:56 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: cripplecreek

Bwahahah!!! Is Michelle Obama on the right? LOL


28 posted on 06/25/2009 4:03:20 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
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To: AFreeBird
Stella on the other hand, I like very much.

Me too. First person that mentions Samuel Adams on the thread loses...;)

29 posted on 06/25/2009 4:05:11 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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30 posted on 06/25/2009 4:05:15 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: JoeProBono

Corona is great because you get your daily vitamin C intake from the lime so it should be considered a health drink.


31 posted on 06/25/2009 4:05:36 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: mylife

Corona’s good, but Stella is the king (queen?) of the lagers.


32 posted on 06/25/2009 4:07:04 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: JoeProBono

frigging water

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


33 posted on 06/25/2009 4:07:07 PM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: cripplecreek

Looking at that pic I’d say.

“No problemo”


34 posted on 06/25/2009 4:07:13 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: ScreamingFist

Stella is decent beer...my wife’s fav

I prefer cool, not cold...bitters...pub draft


35 posted on 06/25/2009 4:07:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: cripplecreek
I'm good with that! ha-ha

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.

36 posted on 06/25/2009 4:08:06 PM PDT by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: mylife

no kidding


37 posted on 06/25/2009 4:08:29 PM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: justlurking
Yes, it's terrible. Stella on that list is far superior, so is Guinness. I've never been a Heineken lover myself. I like Beck's Dark, Negra Modello, Amstel light, and if I'm just hanging out I'd far prefer to drink a Michelob Ultra than a Corona any day.
38 posted on 06/25/2009 4:08:32 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: GSWarrior

Negra Modelo is good.


39 posted on 06/25/2009 4:09:07 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


40 posted on 06/25/2009 4:09:47 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: JoeProBono
What's the first thing they tell you NOT to do when you go to Mexico?

Don't drink the water.

What is the main component of beer.....?

I rest my case.

41 posted on 06/25/2009 4:10:20 PM PDT by AreaMan
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To: JoeProBono
Two foreign beers I prefer over Corona.

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.

42 posted on 06/25/2009 4:12:00 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: JoeProBono

SWILL


43 posted on 06/25/2009 4:12:01 PM PDT by fogofbobegabay
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To: GSWarrior

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?)

Colonel, USAFR


44 posted on 06/25/2009 4:12:31 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: JoeProBono

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....;)


45 posted on 06/25/2009 4:13:21 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: JoeProBono

Ew. Don’t fruit the beer.


46 posted on 06/25/2009 4:13:26 PM PDT by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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To: smokingfrog

...AND SHINER! I can’t believe I forgot SHINER! It’s just right down the road!

Colonel, USAFR


47 posted on 06/25/2009 4:13:30 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: JoeProBono

Blech, I prefer Pacifico or Bohemia. Corona is the “Schlitz” or “Meister Brau” of Mexican beer (and I use the term “beer” loosely).


48 posted on 06/25/2009 4:15:12 PM PDT by Kolb ("Man is not free unless government is limited." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: justlurking
I can remember it was so inexpensive we used to use it as ballast which could be sold in other ports in the Caribbean ... I think that's how it made South Florida

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

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49 posted on 06/25/2009 4:16:11 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

After we returned the emptys we used to get the stuff for like $2.36 a case


50 posted on 06/25/2009 4:17:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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