As we head into warm weather season, we certainly have an eye on our waistlines, so it’s important to think about what we’re going to drink. After all, Corona and its light counterpart are definitely among the top beers drank in the summertime. Actually, Corona is the #6 selling beer in the country and one would imagine that the bulk of its sales are in the Memorial Day to Labor Day. Corona is sold by the pail in many parts of the United States, not to mention Mexico. Onto the calorie analysis:
- Corona Extra: 149 calories, 4.6% ABV, 59.9% efficiency
- Corona Light: 99 calories, 4.1% ABV, 80.4% efficiency
- Coronita aka. Corona Pony: 86 calories, 4.6% ABV, 60.3% efficiency
If you’re wondering what the heck efficiency is, check out the main beer page. The conclusion is that if you’re trying to look good and stay lean, go with Corona Light. Even though it has a bit less alcohol, it’s got way less calories…Why?
Carbs in Corona and Corona Light
Corona’s owner Constellation Brands is nice enough to provide the number of that there are 5 grams of carbs in a 12 oz serving of Corona Light. Doing some efficient math leads us to the result that there are approximately 15 grams of carbs in a Corona (12 ounces). That’s a heck of a lot more than Corona Light, so it’s a lot less efficient!
This can be most easily seen using the beer calculator. when equating the alcohol content of the two. To get the same amount of alcohol as 8 Coronas, you’d have to drink 9 Lights. Here’s the catch, 9 Lights have 295 less calories than 8 Extras, which is a pretty significant calorie savings. Obviously, the math doesn’t change much for the ponies: it’s the same brew as Corona Extra, just smaller quantity.
Enjoy your Corona Lights on the beach this summer!