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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.com.mx

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Damian74Shensky on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
199
Avg:
2.93
pDev:
44.03%
 
 
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 199
Reviews by SometimesIfart:
Photo of SometimesIfart
2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Very clear yellow with a decent sized white head. Left no lacing.

S - Aluminum, copper. Just metal in general.

T - Corn. Lots and lots of corn. Rice adjunct, some cooked veggies. Doesn't have the skunkyness that regular corona has.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall, It was alright. Definitely not a vienna lager. But it's better than regular corona by a long shot!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pmcadamis
3.21/5  rDev +9.6%
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?

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Photo of beastmammoth
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.57/5  rDev -12.3%
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 JuicesFlowing
2.85/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass from a quart bottle.

Look: Clear straw yellow. Fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing whatsoever.

Aroma: A sweet grassiness about it. Faint grains, malts.

Taste: Sweetness and subtle grains. It is not skunky at all due to the brown bottle. Sweet from malted barley.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated. Dry.

Overall: Actually, despite the low rating, this is pretty drinkable compared to Corona Extra. It's certainly no worse than any other Adjunct Lager out there.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.69/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.93/5  rDev 0%
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 evil_war
5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer ever. The frist time i tasted it was like the Valhalla in my mouth Yeah!

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Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of wattoclone
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.08/5  rDev -29%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Serfigo13
5/5  rDev +70.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of squezey
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +2.4%
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 WoodBrew
3.07/5  rDev +4.8%
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 awesomo
3.76/5  rDev +28.3%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%
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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Photo of ordybill
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Corona La Familiar from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
2.93 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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