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

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70
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 22.84%
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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nekronos

Mexico

4.38/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is better than the other regular Coronas, which means Crown, it is supposed to be brewed for barrel presentation, but it is bottled. It is a little darker nad less sauer. Some may say it is the same beer, but the drinkablility is well known around heavy drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2005 21:48:23 | More by nekronos
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +38.4%

08-21-2012 03:17:14 | More by tmars13
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4/5  rDev +38.4%

01-07-2012 19:49:46 | More by Blueribbon666
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 00:59:34 | More by akorsak
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marc956

Texas

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 14:27:15 | More by marc956
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-29-2013 05:13:09 | More by Beerbuddy21
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-14-2013 20:48:05 | More by KerryCummins1977
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klmcmachen

Texas

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!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 15:30:20 | More by klmcmachen
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Day 11 , Quest for a great Mexican Beer continues. The short squat bottles remined me of days gone by and Mickeys malt liquor. A bit darker than Corona and a bit more taste ,light hops and malt and a wave of corn. Overall a good beer down here in Monterrey!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 20:30:17 | More by nukem5
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stoutman

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2004 01:47:56 | More by stoutman
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fido

Mexico

3.23/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitively, this beer is better than Corona extra; Pours a golden ambar color with foamy head and some lace; Smell isn´t skunky; Taste is sweet and some malty; Some carbonation and Very, very drinkable.

Good beer, Cheap, especially when you are broke.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 05:11:03 | More by fido
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Barrilito has one of the most distinct bottles I've seen in some time; the beer itself, however, is entirely commonplace looking. This clear, cheery yellow lager could not be picked out of a line up of nothing. The faintness of its colour suggests an even lighter than expected beer, and its inability to retain any head seems to confirm that assumption.

Upon cracking the crown, Barrilito unleashed a light-struck aroma that I thought was possible only in green or clear glass bottles. In the glass, however, I'm pleased to report that it smells, not just neutral, but a little bit charming, in its own Mexican swill lager way. The clean, cereal malt scent brings back memories of warm, white sand beaches.

And best of all, it's virtually free of any off-putting adjuncts or noteworthy unpleasantries. I can't defend the flavour as being anything other than bland, but when we're talking Latin American industrial lagers that's about the best you can hope for. The absence of corn (or worse, corn syrup) is a definite plus, and ensures a fairly enjoyable lager.

It's hard to note any flavour specifics in such a neutral-tasting beer. Honestly, I got nothing. Anything I might come up with will surely begin with the prefix 'watery-', because the profile is that thin and diluted, which, bearing in mind the climate for which it's brewed, is not necessarily such a bad thing. This is plain, true, but at least it qualifies as refreshing.

If I got stuck with Barrilito at an all-inclusive resort I wouldn't complain. There's much worse situations to find yourself in. Compared to Sol or Corona or any number of other Mexican swill brands, I found this much more agreeable and much more respectable, if for nothing more than being a clean hot weather quaff. And the bottle is cute, there I said it!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 15:12:38 | More by biegaman
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flagmantho

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 19:46:42 | More by flagmantho
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 14:21:06 | More by RonaldTheriot
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tesguino

Mexico

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%.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2005 16:33:03 | More by tesguino
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:14:09 | More by y2jrock60
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BankerNes

California

3/5  rDev +3.8%

11-30-2011 19:24:27 | More by BankerNes
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RobMor


3/5  rDev +3.8%

03-10-2012 22:04:21 | More by RobMor
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buzzed

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.8%

09-29-2012 16:25:37 | More by buzzed
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3/5  rDev +3.8%

07-29-2012 03:45:21 | More by closisinthehouse
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Danobold

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.8%

06-28-2013 02:48:48 | More by Danobold
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev +3.8%

04-04-2013 14:55:41 | More by harpus
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rob99er

California

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-17-2013 17:04:34 | More by rob99er
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AKNO

Mexico

3/5  rDev +3.8%

05-20-2013 17:21:36 | More by AKNO
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-27-2014 12:13:06 | More by CorgiDad
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Barrilito from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
70 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.