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Corona La Familiar - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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67
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 20.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 12-30-2012

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3.83/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the more underrated Gas station Beers.

I sat there and sifted through the general selection of headache medicine. The Coors lites, the watered down imports, the O-G forties, and my mind wandered to something homely. I needed something homely.

"Familiar" it's called, gives it a homely feel when you grasp it in your palm. I was looking for something "Homely" to drink, and something that wouldn't give me a headache. I will tell you, this is a long cry from it's skunkier cousin, Corona Extra.

This was it. The taste? Pretty good. It's got a lager corn .. slight wheaty.. fruity..- Zero skunk. I would even say, slightly delicious.

Sometimes Microbrew nuts get crazy with hops and alcohol leaving you with a migraine, this is one brown bottle of brew that will leave your stomach settled and a nice buzz to wash down with any meaty concoction.

Me? Corndogs, ham and cheese. But I'm sure this would have done any Tacos or Burrito plate Justice.

Quite delightful.

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3.45/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.44/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 4/15/14. Comes in a single Quart (32 ounce) bottle, which most grocery & liquor stores carry and have seen this for a while but never tried it. Costs about $2.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees and poured into my vintage Falstaff glass chalice goblet.

Pours a golden yellow in color and is darker than they regular 'Corona Extra' that you see all the time. Has a good 1-finger white head that settles down quickly to just around the sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen but not a lot. The aroma is typical of a Mexican beer with just some grains and hops. Nothing that stands out really. Tastes pretty much like a regular "Corona Extra' with a higher alcohol content with a sweeter slightly dry finish. Overall all is was OK.

Photo of Mr_Anderson
3.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a quart bottle to a glass.

Appearance: Light golden color with about a 2 finger head of foam.

Color: Golden brown with a glisten of yellow.

Smell: Everything expected of a Mexican beer, such as a faint metallic smell combined with a scent of fresh hops.

Taste: Tastes almost exactly like a Corona Extra with the exception of a slightly stronger alcohol flavor. The bottle cap also reads "Corona Extra''.

Overall: I wouldn't drink more than one of these like I would a bucket of Corona Extra, but the flavor and appearance was definitely appreciated. Seems like it'd be a great beer to drink to have when relaxing and barbequing in the Summer.
-Cheers, Mr. Anderson.

Photo of BeerBob
3.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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...

P.S.

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.

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3.32/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

32 ounce bottle poured into mug; no limes were involved in the consumption of this beer.

Fast reducing two finger off-white head. Massive carbonation impressive.

Smells: Grassy with wet grain

Taste: Biscuity malt, with cereal taste, but this beer has a smoky finish that distinguishes it from Corona Extra

Mouthfeel: thin, but not as thin as some.

Overall, this is a good thirst quencher. Yet, I'd choose Bohemia or some other Mexican beer if I'm needed a fast cold one on a hot day.

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Corona La Familiar from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
67 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.