How Many Calories in Corona Light? [Complete Breakdown]

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Corona Light is the low calorie variant of the famous Corona Extra Mexican lager.

This light lager comes in a similar clear bottle and is also brewed exclusively in Mexico.

So, how does Corona Light taste and how many calories does it have?

The short answer is Corona Light is a decent light beer. Corona Light has 99 calories per 12 fl oz bottle or can and just 4.8 grams of carbs.

Read on to learn how this compares to other Corona beers, including the premium light Corona Premier (another Pilsner style lager), and how it stacks up against other light beer brands.

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How Many Calories in Corona Light (4% ABV) Explained

Corona Light is a pilsner style lager that has a refreshing crisp taste and is suited to hot weather, beaches and drinking with salty snacks.

Corona Light has 99 calories per 12 fl oz bottle or can and 4.8g of carbs. Each 12 fl oz bottle or can also has 0.8 grams of protein.

Corona Light is brewed with water, barley malt, non-malted cereals (corn) and hops.

Here’s an extract from our beer judge Andy Sparhawk’s review of Corona Light to help you decide if this is a beer you are going to like:

“Corona Light is an under-the-radar pilsner that is much more interesting than Corona Extra. The name makes it easy for beer lovers to overlook it, even as they pine for a flavorful lager with a uniquely refreshing taste. In the Corona portfolio, it’s up there with Corona Familiar as far as what I’m ordering and drinking. So don’t let the light suffix keep you from trying it.”

See also: Corona Light vs Corona Premier: Taste and Calorie Comparison

Corona Light Calories compared to other light beers

Corona Light has a similar amount of calories to competing light beers as you can see from the table below. It’s about on a par with Busch Light, Coors Light, Natural Light (Natty Light) and most other light lager beers.

In terms of carbohydrates, 4.8g for this pilsner style lager is about what you’d expect.

BeerCalories per 12 fl oz serving
Corona Light99
Corona Premier90
Bud Light110
Busch Light95
Michelob Ultra99
Budweiser Select99
Natural Light95

How Many Calories in Corona Light compared to other Corona beers?

Corona Light is towards the bottom of the calorie count among Corona beer varieties. It is not the lowest (that honor belongs to Corona’s premium light beer Corona Premier), but it has a lower calorie count than Corona Extra (the standard Corona lager) and Corona Familiar (my fave and the more full bodied Corona beer).

See also: Corona beer types and calories

BeerCalories per 12 fl oz serving
Corona Light99
Corona Premier90
Corona Extra148
Corona Familiar154
Beer judge Andy trying a Corona Light

How Much Sugar in Corona Light?

There is no remaining sugar in Corona Light after the brewing process. Sugars introduced by the corn syrup and malted barley are consumed by the lager yeast and converted to alcohol giving the beer its 4% alcohol content by volume.

Is there fat in Corona Light?

Nope, there is no fat in Corona Light. It does have 0.8 grams of protein.

Is Corona Light Keto Friendly or Low Carb

People on a low carb diet or a keto friendly diet should generally steer clear of beer because there is no getting away from the fact that while it has fewer calories and carbs than most beers, beer of any type has a decent amount of calories and carbs.

Is Corona Light a healthy beer?

Relatively speaking, yes, Corona Light is healthier than other beers on account of having fewer carbs and fewer calories than most competing beers. But that’s true of any light beer. No beer, including light beer, is truly healthy as it has little nutritional value and has at least some alcohol content. Beers with a lower ABV are arguably healthier as they contain less alcohol per given volume. But I guess it depends on how much of each you drink!

See also: 10 of the lowest calorie beers on the market.


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Carla Lauter was the founder of The Beer Babe and has been a beer blogger and expert for several decades. She's been interviewed in beer publications and podcasts about her favorite brews and the craft brewing scene. While she's ceased her involvement with The Beer Babe, her legacy remains in the various reviews and articles she has written.