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Barrilito - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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70
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 26.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This one has been renamed from "Corona Genuina Cerveza de Barril" just to "Barrilito".

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-12-2002)
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Reviews by GClarkage:
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2.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico in the small stubby bottle. Very confused!!! Is this different than Corona or the Corona Familiar? Tastes the same as the familiar. A bit more stronger than Corona extra. Tastes a little better, and fairly easy to consume on a hot day. Cheap as hell in Mexico too. Can't beat $33 peso's for a six pack. Drank these mostly while kicking back on the beach.

GClarkage, Oct 18, 2004
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3/5  rDev +3.8%

BankerNes, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +73%

Serfigo13, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.8%

RobMor, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tear-shaped bottle purchased at the Wal-Mart in Puerto Vallarta.

A: The lager is a golden color, not as pale as you'd imagine but close. A small head, maybe half a finger, bubbled up on pour. The white-as-snow head was quick to recede.

S: The nose is adjunct sweet, with a maize blast leading the way. Light pils malts to stand out against the corn.

T: The body has some heft, plenty of semi-sweet malts to set the base. The breadiness, while standing out, is mild in the pantheon of beers. Corn and adjunct flavors aren't as prominent as in the nose, allowing the graininess to stand out. The finish of the beer is rather dry, leaving just a hint of residual sweetness behind.

M: The mouthfeel is bubbly, punctuated by a steady carbonation. The lager, rather pale, doesn't have enough body to leave a strong finishing flavor.

D: Quite drinkable, I've gone through two bottles in a short span of time. Another beer that won't win any extreme awards but it goes quite well with a Mexican sunset.

akorsak, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of lisomiso
2.55/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was on sale at Chedraui and I couldn't resist the barrel-shaped bottles - adorbs! Winkyface. It does look pretty cute in my coozy.

Pours a pale straw, crystal clear, any head you can coax out of the thing vanishes instantly.

Smells like... well, I really have to work at the damn thing to smell anything. It's kind of... beery? A vague bit of ricey-ness I guess? But nothing off to speak of, which counts for something.

Tastes like... again, hm... It's kind of beery? Mineral water with a faint soapy bitterness on the finish. Boring - but, again, pretty clean.

Mouthfeel is fine. A touch overcarbonated I suppose.

A (clean but) below-average beer. Not awful, but you can do better than this one. It's going in the Michelada pile.

lisomiso, Aug 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev +3.8%

buzzed, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Beeranator
1.25/5  rDev -56.7%

Beeranator, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Barrilito has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly (etched glass), straw appearance, with visible white particles roiling about, and some decent lacing strips left behind. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-roasted malt, and the flavor is the same, with some very low level hop note at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Barrilito finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. This comes across more like a light beer than a regular beer. No bad notes, though.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 01, 2014
Photo of Brent
1.58/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The positive - an interesting, rounded-stubby bottle. The negative - pretty much everything else. Staying at a resort that only had Corona on tap and this in the room mini-fridge, and it made the Corona look good in comparison. Sharp, acidic malt up front, drying with strong corn notes. A bit chalky at the finish with some raw grain notes. It was a bit of a struggle to get it down, even well chilled.

Brent, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of roddwolff
2.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: ugly pale yellow, poor head of foam;
Smell: smooth with some malt, cereals and carbonation;
Taste: Very little essence of malt;
Mouthfeel: Refreshing, fizzy and high carbonation;
Drinkability is faulty, althogh is tasty with food or alone, the volume of alcohol is like of a light beer.

roddwolff, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of Douberd
2.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ABV 3,6%
bottle 325ml
Pours a very light yellow colour beer with a froathy two finger head that disappears until you leave your bottle down.
Bad smell, smells as really old dried beer on your t-shirt would smell.
Nothing great on taste too, very flat taste with a trace of lemons and metallic too. Enjoyable though.
On the body is thin with average carbonation.
Overall I think it would make a great party beer, is cheap and enjoyable. Based on that, I'll give it an overall mark of 3.

Douberd, Mar 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

morfius85, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of marc956
3.55/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is much better than Corona (regular or Familiar) and shouldn't be confused with it. For whatever reason this one has more taste, and no skunkyness. Pity that it's not exported across the rio bravo. Next time you're in Mexico please be sure and try it!

marc956, Sep 10, 2010
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3/5  rDev +3.8%

closisinthehouse, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of klmcmachen
3.3/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good Mexican beer. I love the bottle. Feels like your holding a hand grenade. The taste was very similar to a corona. It does not give much of a head when poured, but this is common to Mexican lagers. Overall, this beer is very drinkable and is really good for parties that you would invite unseasoned beer enthusiasts. Cheers!!!

klmcmachen, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of tesguino
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer of barrel or draft; made in mexico City; cheap, clear and quickly dried blond color due to its malts; total flavor, robust, of malted scent, and to hops flower; to deal with Mexican food and to with friends reunion; to take direct from the bottle since it conserves his carbonation perfectly; recommended 90%.

tesguino, Oct 19, 2005
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3.15/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 325mL bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: light golden hue with a completely clear body and a thin layer of white foam which dissipated quickly. Par for the style.

Smell: light, clean malt hue. Free of major flaws and, while quite light, does not reek of adjuncts like corn or rice. Decent.

Taste: light malt; not particularly sweet and a little bit grainy. At 3.6%, it's hard to have much of a flavor, especially for the style. Bitterness is low but perceptible.

Mouthfeel: light in body but quite effervescent, leaving a pleasing if evanescent creaminess. I like it.

Overall: quite refreshing and drinkable, this is turning into a nice session beer during my Mexican adventure.

flagmantho, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of y2jrock60
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear golden yellow with a quickly dissipating head.

S- Sweet and slighty grainy.

T-Sweet And refreshing.

M- Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- Not a bad beer, very refreshing.

This beer is actually better than I was expecting. It's nothing special, but better than most adjunct beers.

y2jrock60, Feb 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jaimenavarrog, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of stoutman
3.23/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a six-pack in Mexico for about 2 bucks. This crap is better than the Corona extra and, of course, Budwieser. Corona Barril works best in an outdoor party setting, and is best when ice cold. This stuff actually had a little malt flavor accent and hop flavors above the Corona Extra that all the yuppies suck down. Comes in a short stubby brown barrel-like bottle.

stoutman, Sep 20, 2004
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3/5  rDev +3.8%

Danobold, Jun 28, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

325ml round stubby poured into pint glass 28/8/12

A clear pale yellow with lots of tiny bubbles but just a thin soapy film that gone in seconds and leaves no lace

S wet cardboard, rice cake and a little skunk

T not as much skunk but nothing too write home about, lack of flavor may not be a bad thing for this one

M very thin and airy, I think theres more flavor on the finish then while drinking it

O perhaps a safe alternative to the tap water here in Mexico, I think the tap water might have more flavor however

one and done, even in this unbearable heat this wasen´t very good it was the round stubby bottle that grabbed my attention

wordemupg, Aug 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

EOC, Jun 12, 2013
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Barrilito from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
70 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.