Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #117
Ranked #30,036
2.89 | pDev: 24.57%
Dec 07, 2022
Nov 12, 2002
Notes: This one has been renamed from "Corona Genuina Cerveza de Barril" just to "Barrilito".
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Rated: 2.7 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 07, 2022
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Rated by Squez from Utah

4.4/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
In Mexico this beer is incredibly refreshing and delicious. My favorite down here so far. Light on alcohol too, good day beer.
Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 3.09 by AlekseiGuti from Texas

Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 2 by eldoctorador from Chile

Mar 20, 2020
Rated: 2.92 by hopley from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2020
Rated: 3 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.23 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Thanks to Peg and Dave for this one. 325ml "handgrenade" bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a brightly clean and light gold color with a thin cap of white head that low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was the expected, adjunct "beer" scent of the style. Slightly sweet and a touch skunky. Similar, but better, on the tongue, no skunk across the palate.

The body was light , but had a semi-sweet finish. Drinkability was about what you would expect, and it would probably be better in a small, dusty cantina somewhere. Overall, a fairly typical example of the style. Why not try it if you see it?
Apr 30, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.07 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Apr 14, 2019
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Reviewed by mastermarsh from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
First off, it’s a malt beer. Most reviews I’ve noticed, have complained about a malt tast, look or smell. It’s a malt beer, if you don’t like malts you won’t like this.

This beer I have only found in Mexico, on my first visit to Mexico I ventured to Quintana Roo. Stayed in Tulum, Bacalar and orange walk Beliez. I came across this beer in Tulum. In America I have access to Victoria, Pacifico, Corona, Modelo, Tecate and several others. I made it a point to consume beers I haven’t had or have access to.

Quite frankly, As far as beers from Mexico go, if you only drink Modelo and Corona, than this beer isn’t for you. This beer is full of flavor, sadly that is overwhelming to many novices. This is shown by those who compare a Malt to Corona. If you compare this to Corona, you need to stop writing reviews. Please.

It’s a decent beer that has a rich flavor. If you are ever “south of the border” I would recommend trying this and tasting it for your self. I would say, visit Tulum, grab a 6 pack grab a room over at Hostel crucero where they have free bike rental and head to Restaurante El Habanero Ruins for some great food and you can enjoy your beer.
Jan 28, 2019
Rated: 2.71 by Hroth from New Mexico

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2017
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

1.91/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Light golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of corn adjunct and some sulfur and cardboard.
Flavor with notes of malt and adjunct sweetness and faint floral hops. No aftertaste.
Watery body with good carbonation.
Adjunct Lager to be forgotten.
May 24, 2017
Rated: 2.98 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2017
Rated: 2.46 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Raziel313 from California

Nov 27, 2016
Rated: 2.96 by ChittyChambers from Maryland

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.14 by Lobina from Arizona

Mar 14, 2016
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Reviewed by PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

3.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle (Very unique Stubby, round bottle)

A- Pours a very pale golden colour with little head and little to no retention. Tons of large CO2 bubbles present (similar to soda).

S- Sweet and grainy. Slight corn aroma.

T- Identical to the aroma with an addition of grassy hops. Not a bad taste, although not particularly interesting.

M- High carbonation and light body. Reminds me of soda.

O- I've read that this beer is just repackaged Corona Extra (which I certainly could believe), although I find that this beer tastes substantially better, probably thanks to the brown glass bottle.
Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 2.24 by SirDirtJoe from Mexico

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by mistahmojoryan from Canada (SK)

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 2.82 by rggggr from Mexico

Jan 26, 2016
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Once again, another listing for Corona Extra that is simply a packaging difference. This is the same exact beer that's put into the standard Corona Extra packaging, and the Corona Familiar bottle.
Jan 04, 2016
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Rated by evil_war from Kentucky

1/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
It tastes like puke i dont know it was horrible
Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.02 by walterk from Mississippi

Mar 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

2.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75
Barrilito is fun to take to the beach, small barrell-looking bottles are fun too. I like this beer but i don´t love it. This is the same beer as the Corona Extra, with the amber bottle is better protected.
Feb 18, 2015
Rated: 2.84 by TequilaVoodoo from California

Feb 10, 2015
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Rated by texasspottedcow from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent Mexican beer. Disagree with low ratings
Feb 05, 2015
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Reviewed by SofuSubarashi from Bahamas

2.3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
I truly believe there are different beers for different occasions. So when I rate Barrilito overall as a 3.00, I do so visualizing a sunny day, a sandy beach, warm blue water and a bucket of ice filled with bottles of Barrilito.

Cool, crisp, and refreshing, Barrilito is light with a carbonated and clean finish that won't weigh or slow you down. You can swim, play volleyball and toss down a few of these with absolutely no consequences. This is a beer for an active lifestyle.

Wanna keep things light and easy? This is your beer. Want depth, flavor and "feeling", there are more substantial Lagers to choose from.
Jan 10, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

2.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Curiously shaped bottle poured into a mug in Cabo San Lucas. A pale straw color with a surprisingly robust creamy white head of three fingers height. Low ABV and flavor make me think this is really a light lager but I suppose most beers in Mexico fit that description anyhow. In an ocean of grainy off-notes, cooked corn flavors and manic carbonation, this one comes off as classy, clean, and well-crafted if still fundamenally lacking in the character department. There's a slight buttered popcorn flavor and a whiff of grassy hops, no skunky reek or strong DMS, maybe this one is TOO clean. Mellow sweetness persists into the finish. Typically thin and watery. In any event, nothing offensive per se and refreshing under the right circumstances.
Dec 31, 2014
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Reviewed by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This light tan beer produced very little head and it carried a light hoppiness on the nose. It was actually quite refreshing that finished fairly clean. Loved the water balloon shaped bottle that fit perfectly in your hand. I did pour it in a glass when I did a tasting on the beach but also drank on back straight out of the bottle. Just had to.
Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 1 by IvanJ126 from Texas

Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by Oidmoe from Austria

May 24, 2014
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.15/5  rDev +9%
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.

May 01, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 3 by CorgiDad from Mississippi

Feb 27, 2014
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Reviewed by y2jrock60 from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev +8%
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.
Feb 07, 2014
Barrilito from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 81 ratings