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

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Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Damian74Shensky on 12-30-2012

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2.94
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Photo of Caveworm
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corona La Familiar | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. Split from a large bottle with @nicholas2121 and poured into a pint glass, this beer's head is one finger thick, with no lacing, and a clear medium-light amber body.

I smell skunkines quite a bit.

Once you get past the skunk taste, there's bright grains and grassy malts.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with fair carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Corona La Familiar | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. with a 3.

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Photo of nicholas2121
2.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Corona La Familiar brewed by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., with an ABV of 6.00% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The small of Corona La Familiar is skunkie with grins, malts and some hops. I thought this brew would have been less skunkie because of the brown bottle . However I was deadly wrong. Now for the taste it is mild skunkie with grins and malts. I actually impressed on how less skunkie it is. There is a lot of malt and grins in this brew. You can pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew. The mouthfeel of Corona La Familiar is bold, and wet. Not much to write home about, but nothing bad. Overall I'm giving Corona La Familiar a solid 3 out of 5. I may buy this brew again. Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., did a decent job with this brew.
I had higher hopes for this brew.

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Photo of Mardukk
3.01/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale yellow with no lacing or head. The smell is sweet corn and a hint of alcohol. The taste starts with corn high carbonation and very little body. Goes down very smooth (despite the high carbonation and metallic hint). There is no way this is 6% alcohol. 5% max. This beer should win an award for masking alcohol if it is 6%.

Overall I enjoyed it a bit more than a corona extra as there is no skunk. The two beers look and taste conspiracy theory similar.

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Photo of KACK1533
3.93/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at a liquor store that doesn't exist anymore. Came in a quart bottle. This corona isn't skunky, but there still is that aroma of corn and malt. Poured a pale straw. Taste was like a wet Frito, but I expected that going in.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corona La Familiar is a solid typical beer and it went great with my Mexican food. It poured a golden clear with white head that dissipated quickly and did not leave any lace. The scent was bready. The taste was evenly balanced and very sessionable. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was fine.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As previously noted by other reviewers, this is simply Corona Extra in a larger bottle for sharing, hence the name "familiar". If you'd like to take the brown bottle into account as it eliminates the usual "skunking" of Corona that's great, but it's exactly the same beer and un-skunked examples of Corona can be found (cans for example).

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Been drinking these for some time. Only seen it ever in the quart size.

Straw yellow, faint, head disappears quicker than integrity amongst Pershing General Hospital workers when they drink together. Aroma wasn't much but stale beer.

Taste was like all metal and corn. Korn. Alcohol is kind a prominent. It is better than the clear bottle Corona though.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I grabbed a quart of this brew, because it was already cold and some research showed me it has a slightly elevated alcohol content compared to Corona extra. The familiar has an even 6.0% ABV.

Look-It pours a crystal clear golden yellow that is the shade of pre-twilight sunshine. The head is at most a thin film and is cotton white with micro-bubbles. The lacing, if any, is delicate, drooping, and wet.

Smell-It smells like musty corn and hay like the entrance to an old barn on an early summer’s noon. I also get some skunky notes and a hint of fruits.

Taste-The taste follows the nose, but has a more grassy and malty characteristic than the nose let on. It finishes with a brief coating on the tongue that feels sticky and subtle at the same time. There is the slightest fruitiness that I get that is similar to a non-citrus fruit like perhaps dragon fruit.

Mouthfeel-It drinks smooth and silky and with low-carbonation that lets the subtle flavors meagerly make their appearance.

Overall-I’d say that this is a noticeable improvement upon the Corona Extra (stay away from Corona light if you can). The alcohol is subtle yet upgraded so you can get a mild buzz off this if you drink a quart of it. Haha! I’d recommend it only if you have no appreciation for craft brews and are broke. Other than that, grab some Ommegang or Uinta.

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Photo of hophead723
3.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

I was mystified the moment I saw this beer on the shelf, and thought it might be like Mexican Coke or something but after doing research I saw that it is stronger. So I decided to give it a go, without any lime to see it's true character.

Look: Very clear and light gold color, almost translucent around the edges. Fluffy yet fleeting white head towers and waivers momentarily before dissipating without a trace.

Smell: Corny, mildly skunky, and a bit musty. Some weak yeast esters shine through as well.

Taste: Mild corny flavor, milled grain, a surprisingly ale-reminiscent fruitiness, and finally a dry vegetable flavor at the end. This would definitely benefit from some lime.

Feel: Crisp and dry but with a strange lingering.

Overall: I can't tell if I like this better that Corona Extra, but it's superior strength and interesting nature definitely give the original Corona a run for it's money.

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Photo of Myotus
2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 32oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with 3 finger's worth of white, rocky foam that dissipates into a finger's worth after 2 and a half minutes. A moderate amount of very thick lacing is left behind as the head dissipates. Straw yellow in color. There is an abundance of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is very thick and moderate.
SMELL: Subtle spicy and bitter hop aromas are backed by hints of car exhaust, white rice, alcohol, and boiled cabbage.
TASTE: Mild flavors of boiled cabbage enter initially and are immediately followed by subtle white rice flavors. Mild spicy and bitter hop flavors enter next along with hints of car exhaust and alcohol as boiled cabbage flavors push on, but white rice flavors grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough do to the high carbonation. Finishes extremely crisp.
NOTE: Glad I got that out of the way. Now to drain pour the rest of this bottle....

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

i really don't taste a difference between this and corona extra (in fact the bottle top even says corona extra). it does have a higher ABV% so that's a good enough difference for me.

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Photo of ordybill
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 32 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Basic AAL, more of a summer session beer than a beer To be savored. The brew is medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. an average beer.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Lighter than I might have hoped, but not altogether unattractive for something with a Corona label that I bought off the shelf beside a bunch of 40s.
S: The smell isn't bad, but it's certainly adjunct-y.
T: I could definitely drink a few of these (you know, were they normal-sized.) There is some depth and body to the malt flavor, although I think I'd have a hard time calling it a Vienna. Still, it's a bit like a bulked-up Budweiser (which is not a bad thing in my book. The higher alcohol is not terribly discernible on the palate, either, which is also a step up from the gas station cooler.
F: Nice and hearty on the tongue, although there is a bit of lingering something I don't love.

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Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
2.92/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

32 oz bottle 711 $3. Corona familiar feels like a familiar old friend. Sweet, easy, smooth, she doesn't let you down. Don't expect much and she may wow you.... 6 percent abv...... Hell I don't mind a friend spotting me with her. Mmmmmm

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Photo of never_made_soccer_player
3.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a great beer on a hot afternoon. it is available at most drug stores (cvs etc), 7-eleven and liquor stores for about $3.75.
great taste while it's ice chilled and pretty damn average aftertaste. best mexican beer alongside with pacificos

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A corona in a larger version with amber bottle that protects the beer, better than usual corona in a transparent bottle. This is not a vienna lager as this page suggests, it´s an american adjunct lager, the same as a Corona Extra, but in a bigger bottle.

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Photo of RayHolly
3.83/5  rDev +30.3%
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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Photo of McStagger
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

A: Pours golden. Finger of head. Loud beer. Lots of carbonation rushing to the surface. Large bubbles. Retention is minimal, as is lacing.

S: Mildly metallic, not really adjunct-y, but more of that euro pale lager, only without all the noble hop extract. Getting some sweetness off it, almost like a candied green apple, but this is super mild.

T: Mild. Hit of grain up front, twinge of hoppiness. Same weird green fruit flavors in the mid palate. Finishes with a grainy sweetness. Not really getting much adjunct, but again, very similar in flavor to many trashy europales.

M: Very carbonated. Fizzy, seltzery. Virtually no body.

O: This is a step up from Corona, but that's not saying much. Not a bad beach beer, but definitely nothing to write hope about.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.57/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.44/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of Mr_Anderson
3.34/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of Mike_Moe
2.55/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Light straw color, small short lasting blond head.
Aroma: This beer does not much aroma.
Flavor: Not much flavor. This beer is very light bodied, non-hoppy, harsh taste with bitter finish.
Overall: Looks and smells like Corona Extra. This beer, however, as a slightly harsher taste than the Extra. This brew is inferior to Corona Extra.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.69/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of BeerBob
3.34/5  rDev +13.6%
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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Photo of Bouleboubier
2.87/5  rDev -2.4%
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..

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