Corona La Familiar - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by BeerBob:
3.3/5 rDev +17%
Corona Familiar pours a golden light amarillo from a dark brown 32 FL.OZ glass bottle with a pry off cap that has "Corona Extra" printed on top. Head goes to well over 2 fingers before slowly dropping to a full foam carpet with well laced sides of my 24 Oz Pilsener glass.
Nose is of damp grains, barley and maze, and a whiff of alcohol.
Palate is a delicate and dry, lightly bittered, malted grain with the bight of carbonation.
Altogether, a well done offering to a market, that in my humbled opinion, is over hoped with hops, as in Lager's now tasting like IPA's, and that is just wrong...
This is not a Vienna, but an American Lager.
This is not a 6.00 % ABV but only a 4.60% ABV.
At first I thought that the balance was outstanding for a 6.00% brew, only to find out that I was dealing with a 4.60% brew, big difference in consideration for taste profile, and overall rating.
To get a 6.00% to be as smooth as a 4.60% takes some doing, to get a 4.60% to taste like a 4.60% is like falling off a log.
I have made the appropriate adjustments in the score.
08-25-2013 02:09:48 | More by BeerBob
More User Reviews:
3.13/5 rDev +11%
There is some debate about the difference between Corona Extra and Familiar so I had to try a bottle. Although it does taste fresher, it does not taste like a Vienna style lager and the brown bottle could impact the flavor. The label did state 6% abv, but according to the local distributor website, Origlio Beverage, Familiar is 4.6% abv, the same as Extra packaged in a larger bottle (http://www.origlio.com/crown.php). Since I am an organic chemist with access to analytical techniques I checked it out in the lab and found it is in fact a little less than 5% abv, not 6% as listed on the bottle and here at BA. Thus it is most likely the same product as Corona Extra. In any case it does taste fresher than Extra but comes at a price higher than I am willing to shell out for a beer of this level of flavor. I will likely never buy it again.
06-19-2013 12:10:08 | More by wattoclone
2.06/5 rDev -27%
I used to have to roll into Tijuana to score this beer. I guess now that said place is more dangerous than a ruffies and viagra party, they decided to bring it across the border. Still in the 32oz quart bottle, and brown.
Pours straw yellow clear, but actually forms a little wispy white head that obliterates itself rather quickly. Aroma was mildly grainy, I think all the heavy carbonation got in my nose and made it itchy like I needed to sneeze, as if I had snorted some Alka-Seltzer.
Taste was full of corn and metal, like some cheesy band with a fake scary flyer. I think if you take a regular corona, some mineral water, and a sam adams light, blend them together, you get this beer. I think you can get a little more alcohol taste to it, its better than any other Corona I've ever had, and hey, you don't have to drink as much of it to get a buzz. Lawnmower or memory road stuff at best.
02-13-2013 03:00:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.93/5 rDev +3.9%
32oz bottle poured into a nonic glass. Bottled Nov, 15, 2012.
A: Pours a very light yellowish gold with a bubbly one finger head. Clear body with tons of visible carbonation. Head dissipates in a minute or two.
S: A mix of stale bread and corn. Not too exciting. Would recommend adding some limes.
T: Little more well rounded then the typical Corona. A bit more sweet corn malts. More of a lager than the Extra. Flavor is a bit subdued but remains inoffensive.
M: A bit heavier on the body than the original, medium with average carbonation. A bit of creaminess for a lager but not too much. May be stronger but just as easy to drink.
Overall it has a bit more flavor than the Extra. Still works well with some limes which I added on the 2nd half.
05-05-2013 20:16:54 | More by CloudStrife
3.23/5 rDev +14.5%
A - BIg growler-type bottle caught my eye in the gas station beer fridge. Pale yellow, slight fizz around the collar. Looks like Mexican beer.
S - MIneral notes of nickel and copper. Smells like a Mexi-lager brewed with well water and a bit more hops than is typical.
T - Fuller in flavor than "normal" Corona. Grains, corn, mineral notes. Quite a bit more hop than other brews from south of the border.
M - Light-medium in body. Definitely still a thirst-quencher, but a tad heavier in body. Although it's not dark, it reminds me of Negra Modelo in it's mouthfeel and body, and it shares some of those "suckin' on a penny" mineral notes.
I really thought that this was regular Corona in a really cool quart-sized bottle, and I bought it purely for the novelty factor. Turns out that this is like Corona-plus. A more medium bodied and much more flavorful lager. Maybe should be under the Vienna Lager style here on BA?
01-08-2013 20:39:48 | More by pmcadamis
3.45/5 rDev +22.3%
32 oz brown bottle poured into pint glass.
has a more robust fuller flavor then Corona extra.
Little darker then Corona extra.
Smells the same.
I think it might be Corona Extra just stored in the brown bottle changes the taste. Its not bad will have again.
12-30-2012 21:22:26 | More by Damian74Shensky
3.09/5 rDev +9.6%
White head on top a yellow body - head sticks around for a while and laces the glass. Looks pretty great. Extra points for one of my favorite bottles, the 32 oz jug.
Light, pleasantly metallic aroma, not getting any of the adjunct off flavors, like the nasty creamed corn.
Surprisingly hoppy, just enough to prick the taste buds. A nice balance.
Crazy drinkable, could go through a couple of these babies.
My go-to refreshing brew, no lime necessary.
05-13-2013 01:36:38 | More by beastmammoth
2.58/5 rDev -8.5%
I was sitting in a Mexican grocery, eating a tripe and tongue taco and noticed this in the cooler. I figured I would enhance the experience by drinking a "real" Mexican beer. No glass to serve it in, I drank it straight from the 32 ounce bottle, hence the higher score in appearance. The nose and flavor is straight rice with a hint of barley graininess. After I poured a little lime juice in it, the flavor did improve but the base beer is poor and weak. It served the purpose as its light character helped to extinguish the habenero spiciness but I wouldn't bother to drink it again.
04-19-2014 10:31:46 | More by KYGunner
Corona La Familiar from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
67 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.