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

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 23.26%


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 +52.1%
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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +27.8%
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 +23.3%
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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klmcmachen

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +12.8%
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 +12.2%
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 +12.2%
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 +11.1%
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 +9.4%
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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tesguino

Mexico

3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +8.7%
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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Pepeton

Mexico

2.98/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Modelo states that this draft is a different beer from Corona Extra, and I'm willing to believe them.
This is a beer that I have never drank in a glass. This is a party brew! So I don't know how it behaves after pouring.
At least its smell isn't skuny (thank God!).
More bitter than Corona Extra, with a grassy aftertaste.
Clear, crisp mouthfeel.
Very easy to drink a full six pack.
Price is the issue here. This one in dirt cheap, even for Mexican standards.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2005 04:02:07 | More by Pepeton
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katdaddy210

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not like Corona extra. Picked up a six of this in Playa del Carmen. Neat little barrel shaped bottles. Wish it was imported to the states. Pours a bit darker than the Corona we are brain washed to drink. Smells and tastes NOT of a skunked beer(Corona itself) but a pleasant malty balance. A bit heavier on taste which makes it all the more appealing. If they could have this on tap, it would be a big hit here. Great vacation beer or any time of year brew. Wish I had some more but will have to wait till my next Mexican vacation.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2006 19:56:31 | More by katdaddy210
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roddwolff

Mexico

2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 02:54:34 | More by roddwolff
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emagana

California

2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I received this one from a friend that brought over from Mexico. He mention that this one was high in alcohol. Sadly not even close. Pale in color and a white head. This beer has a light fragrance. Hints of crystal malts and spivey notes. Not a big deal. Taste is very similar to the macros and quite refreshing lager. A session beer that will meet the masses. Slight more flavor then your typical corona.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 20:27:39 | More by emagana
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GClarkage

California

2.88/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2004 03:56:50 | More by GClarkage
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.65/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 00:07:55 | More by Douberd
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truthbrew

Minnesota

2.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Recently had this while vacationing in Cancun. Purchased in a 6-pack of unique stubby brown bottles. None of the locals knew any details of the beer or how it was different from regular Corona.

More bitterness and "beer flavor" than regular clear bottle Corona Extra. Nothing stood out about the beer, good or bad, other than that.

Rating per style it is difficult as there were relatively few good beers available in that region. When put up against other beers in it's category, it was quite decent. Overall however, Bohemia or Negra Modelo are much better Mexican beers, though obviously of different style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 15:53:49 | More by truthbrew
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lisomiso

California

2.55/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 22:49:31 | More by lisomiso
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cervezale

Mexico

2.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold color, very much darker than its other Corona cousins. Aromas of malts and some hops. Taste of semi-dry malts and with much bitterness from hops than the traditional style. Nice drinkability. It's still a very thin beer but with a little bit more body than regular Corona.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 19:47:59 | More by cervezale
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -16.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 16:50:17 | More by wordemupg
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Brent

Kentucky

1.58/5  rDev -45.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 15:27:18 | More by Brent
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Dogbrick

Ohio

1/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I guess this is a harder to find version of Corona, something of a "draught version"? Whatever it is, the only thing going for it is the cool little 325mL bottle. It is even lighter than Corona Extra, and has even less flavor. I challenge anyone to get through even one of these tiny little cute bottles.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2002 14:40:16 | More by Dogbrick
Barrilito from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
70 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.