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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.mx

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by Dogbrick on 11-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,229
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
70
pDev:
25.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of kjkinsey
2.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of GClarkage
2.85/5  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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of biegaman
3.22/5  rDev +13%
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!

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Photo of Raziel313
3.54/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
2.38/5  rDev -16.5%
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

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Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

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Photo of FLima
1.91/5  rDev -33%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1/5  rDev -64.9%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
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

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Photo of Brent
1.58/5  rDev -44.6%
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.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of MTKATL
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lobina
3.14/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CorgiDad
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzed
3/5  rDev +5.3%

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Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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