Saturday, January 4, 2014

Corona Extra

Corona Extra gluten free beer low gluten test results bottle celiac
Beer: Corona Extra
Style: Pale Lager
Brewing location: Cervecería Modelo, Mexico
Originating country: Mexico
Alcohol by Volume: 4.6% 
Ingredients: Corona Extra contains barley malt, rice and/or corn, hops, yeast, antioxidants (ascorbic acid), and propylene glycol as a stabilizer
Format tested: 12 oz bottle purchased in Los Angeles, CA USA
Beeradvocate rating: 55/100
Ratebeer rating: 1/100
Test kit: E-Z Gluten



Miscellaneous 
  • In 1940 Corona Extra was the first beer to print its label directly onto the bottle
  • In 2012 Corona Extra was the #6 selling beer overall in the U.S. 
  • Drinking and enjoying Corona wouldn’t be complete without a wedge of lime or lemon inserted into the bottle’s mouth, to add extra flavor and tartness. But this was done first in Mexico to keep the flies from getting into their beer. ¡Salud!

Test results photo

Corona Extra gluten free beer low gluten test results negative celiac


Test result
Negative at 10 parts per million (ppm), meaning it is less than 10 ppm gluten. Though standards vary from country to country, according to the FDA, "in order to use the term 'gluten free' on its label a food must meet all the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 ppm gluten". It is said that products with a gluten content below 20 ppm are suitable for people with celiac disease.

My experience drinking Corona Extra
A lot better beer than people give it credit for. This is the perfect beer on a summer's day and since I live in Los Angeles I drink this year round. Ever had that feeling when you open a beer and think "wish I had xyz beer instead"? Never with Corona. Absolutely refreshing every time - especially with that slice of lime. I am not sure where I fall in the gluten tolerance spectrum; I am gluten intolerant but not celiac. I definitely know what it feels like to be "glutened" i.e. gluten exposure, but I have not deliberately pushed my gluten consumption limits with any food or beer. I have safely consumed 3 x 12 oz bottles of Corona Extra over a 3-4 hour period (drinking nothing else) without experiencing any kind of gluten reaction.

25 comments:

  1. THANK YOU FOR THIS BLOG! So sick of sweet ciders and crappy wine at pubs with my friends.

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  2. How are people getting on with drinking corona especially coeliacs? Im going on my stag doo this week and am going to give it a try. I hope its ok.

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    1. Just cracking open a corona now, how did your stag do go?

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  3. To be honest i never drank just corona on its own, i did have a few during the stag doo and felt no ill effects although i was rather drunk at the time. I would be entrigued to hear how you get on today so please let me know.

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  4. Hey guys,

    I have been drinking Corona for the last few months since finding this website. I'm a full blown, crumb will put me out for a day coeliac and I have found no adverse effects, even after knocking off half a carton in sitting.

    Definitely give it a go.

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  5. Would Corona Light be the same testing results as regular Corona??

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  6. Any experience with corona light?

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  7. I tried drinking two Coronas based on this test, and I am definitely having the same symptoms as when I drink regular beers. I don't get these symptoms with Omission, Daura, or Redbridge. I'm not sure how expensive or time consuming it is, but maybe you could do the test a few more times to control for anomalies? Anyway, thanks for doing this. Yours is the only site I've been able to find that's looking into this issue in a systematic way.

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    1. Could be the corn, do you react to corn?

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    2. Could it be a difference between breweries?

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  8. I have enjoyed doing my own personal "research" on the Corona/gluten issue. I have been drinking Redbridge nearly exclusively for 8 years. It is good beer.

    But a change is very good and I have noticed no adverse effects from either Corona regular or lite in several months. My wife and 2 adult daughters are gluten intolerant as well. Since they are hesitant to expand their horizons in this area my research material never disappears

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    1. Redbridge? Seriously. That stuff is bad!

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  9. Love your blog!!! ;) I personally have no problems with Corona, and mostly stick to maybe 2 Ommissions(it does have some gluten in it-they can only market it in Orgeon as gf, but it isn't on their containers here in Chicago. We lived in Oregon for a while and I did notice the difference between in state and out of state. I can drink occasionally drink 1-2 Corsendonks( expensive imported $$$ Belgian Ale, hard to find) and I drank a Frambois Lambic tonight as a test. So far so good! Most other beers kill me. Horrible headache with in the hour and terrible hangovers the next day(think exorcist). But, I am figuring out which beers are mostly made from corn syrup and rice. Quite a few gf people have problems with Barley or Hops. I wonder if that might be bothering the person who had a problem with Corona? Keep up the awesome work! I will def. try Redbrige, never tried it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_%28beer%29

    According to Sinebrychoff, a Finnish company owned by the Carlsberg Group, Corona Extra contains barley malt, rice and/or corn, hops, yeast, antioxidants (ascorbic acid), and propylene glycol as a stabiliser.[6]

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  10. Corona is most refreshing, smooth and balanced beer that I have ever drink. Its perfect for summer nightouts. And I got this beer in stock at lowest rates in beverage depot. You should try corona regular.

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  11. THANKS so mutch!!! Great job!

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  12. So happy to find this blog. Thank you for testing these and even more for publishing the results for us.

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  13. I'm sure i have a problem with gluten, but waiting for the test results. Ate white bread, some pasta and had some regular beers for about ten days. Ended up feeling very crappy and felt the same way as when you have the flu. I have also made a lot of experiments, to see if i had a problem with yeast and i found out that i have. I just had a Corona Extra today, and reacted with a runny nose and a headache. For me i think it's the yeast they use. I'll ask my doctor i they can test for yeast allergy

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  14. Thanks for this great blog! If you would test some swiss beers, i'd pay them for you!

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  15. yea, if drinking propolyne glycol is your idea of *refreshing*.

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  16. Thank you! I love this beer for what it is - easy drinking, no frills.

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  17. I only recently gave up gluten because I thought it would help, health wise. I like Corona and did not know it was under 10 ppm. I usually drink Redbridge and like it but it's sort of sweet. Someone told me about Stag and I really love the taste but I don't know if it is actually gluten free or low in gluten or full of gluten. Have you thought about testing Stag?

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  18. Any experience with miller64 as far as ppm content?

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