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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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5/5  rDev +73%

Serfigo13, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of nekronos
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.

nekronos, Sep 13, 2005
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4/5  rDev +38.4%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +38.4%

Blueribbon666, Jan 07, 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 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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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

KerryCummins1977, May 14, 2013
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 nukem5
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!

nukem5, May 14, 2010
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
Photo of fido
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!

fido, Jun 24, 2006
Photo of biegaman
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!

biegaman, May 05, 2011
Photo of flagmantho
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
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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
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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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3.13/5  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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BankerNes, Nov 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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Barrilito from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
70 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.