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

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BA SCORE
67
poor

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 19.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 12-30-2012)
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-01-2013 21:25:55 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

11-13-2013 01:50:30 | More by jaydoc
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

11-26-2013 09:41:49 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

09-23-2013 04:25:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

05-29-2014 23:02:53 | More by Latarnik
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.06/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 03:00:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

09-02-2013 17:59:08 | More by tdm168
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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev +6.4%

03-25-2014 02:36:28 | More by dmorgan310
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flagmantho

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from huge quart bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: well, it's definitely not a Vienna lager as the description says. Based on look alone, I'd say we're looking at regular old Corona here. Light yellow hue with no haze and a light effervescence; head dissipated so quickly you might say there was none.

Smell: sweet and light; pretty clean and not super adjunct-y. You could do a lot worse.

Taste: much like the aroma, I'm getting sweet malt with a hint of grain. Pretty clean, actually, if not particularly flavorful.

Mouthfeel: light body with a fizzy effervescence. Not precisely insipid, but not much going on here.

Overall: pretty darn drinkable. The lack of adjunct off-flavors makes me think this isn't a normal adjunct lager (although, again, it's *definitely* not a Vienna lager). For beers that you buy at the gas station in a quart bottle, it's actually not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 19:37:50 | More by flagmantho
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Lare453

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

05-12-2013 15:58:52 | More by Lare453
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atrocity

Virginia

2/5  rDev -29.1%

04-29-2014 15:18:32 | More by atrocity
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cdwil

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

07-20-2013 19:52:18 | More by cdwil
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tommy5

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

10-31-2013 02:33:34 | More by tommy5
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-05-2014 21:23:34 | More by thatoneguymike
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev +6.4%

09-23-2013 21:11:25 | More by Kopfschuss
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +6.4%

08-17-2013 02:09:53 | More by MinorThreat
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Jame515

Texas

3/5  rDev +6.4%

09-26-2013 02:09:55 | More by Jame515
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

02-16-2014 02:35:13 | More by AndrewMichael
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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?

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 20:39:48 | More by pmcadamis
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 21:22:26 | More by Damian74Shensky
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

01-01-2013 15:46:39 | More by tbryan5
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-13-2014 03:53:47 | More by JISurfer
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KYGunner

Kentucky

2.58/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 10:31:46 | More by KYGunner
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jgunther71

Illinois

3/5  rDev +6.4%

03-07-2014 01:10:36 | More by jgunther71
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah, I'm with "wattoclone". I don't know who came up with Vienna Lager and 6% here. I was actually excited for a sec before opening the bottle. Both factors need to be reviewed/changed up above. No info on the Modelo site.

A lot of head forms with each pour (filled a pilsner glass about 4 times). The liquid is one of the palest, dull yellows I've ever seen, crystal clear. The head drops out in seconds, no lace. There's something dominant in the aroma that comes off as either Tupperware or a wet ball of corn masa in a Tupperware container.

One taste and, I'll admit, I could tell instantly it's straight Corona (Extra, specifically). The flavors include pilsner malt with just a kiss of corn meal (DMS) and a vague apple juice taste and tannicity (hey, that's actually a word!). Could be worse. Could be Corona in the clear bottle. The mouthfeel is about what you'd expect - bit of a light, rounded body up front, shifting over to a mild carbonic sizzle, and finishing off fairly dry... though, combined with the bland corn dough flavor, a slight feeling of having licked the inside of a six-pack holder lingers on the tongue.

Fine for what it is. Was an adequate beverage to go with that greasy burrito de pollo..

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:28:18 | More by Bouleboubier
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Corona La Familiar from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
67 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.