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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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PacíficoPacífico

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,505 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
Photo of hustlesworth
4.38/5  rDev +64%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

After throwing down quads and other dark Belgians all winter and spring and steady intermingling cases of ayinger Oktoberfest in-between, I have to throw on my Costas and Sperrys and unwind with the finest damn island hoppin beer of all time.. No not you, corona.

A- I cringe at the fact that I'm even pouring this is a glass that doesn't already contain V8, lime, and hot sauce because all other things aside, pacifico makes the best michelada (the only acceptable beer cocktail). In a pilsner glass it's clear light golden with a short fizzy white head and minimal lacing. No better or worse than any adjunct lager. In a bottle, it's brown with a happy yellow label and preferably dripping with little chunks of ice. Sometimes it wears an outer banks neoprene zip up pirate suit.

S- pale grains, maybe some corn, and a minute bit of grassy and floral hops. Miles away from the clear bottled corona and modelo, there's no skunk or off flavor, no tecate blandness, and almost as close to a pilsner as Bohemia. For what I want out of this beer, it is indeed good.

T- light flavor, clean flavor, better flavor. Among its peers it's at the head of the class. Once again not skunked, pleasant mild bitterness on the back end balances out the barely sweet grain flavor. No lime necessary.

MF- take that drinkable corona feeling and make it a hundred times better. Completely refreshing and thirst quenching with carbonation that doesn't fade out. Perfect moderate dryness.

D- I can't be a hater here. It might be a shitty beer compared to other styles but when you consider the class it's in, pacifico is the star. This year and probably for many years to follow, I'll be putting aside the clear bottles and gettin down with that golden anchor volcanic island lifesaver adorned with malt and hops. Give clara a chance. Not after labor day though..

hustlesworth, Jun 25, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of roddwolff
4.33/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Yellow crystal color, two fingers of foam that disappears very soon;

S: Soft, a mix of fresh malt with corn, remember me the sea i don't know why;

T: Corn mixed with sweet malt, some slightly spicy hops at the end;

M: Extra crisp and refreshing, medium bitterness, medium body and high carbonation;

D: The best beer to drink with sea food.

roddwolff, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of mjurney
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

Appearance:
Straw color, crystal clear. Some rising carbonation. Thin soapy head.

Aroma:
Sweet grain and corn.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet grain, cereal, some corn. Slight bitterness towards the end. Finish is dry, very crisp. Body is thin, crisp, refreshing, dry, fizzy.

Overall:
It's a decent beer.

mjurney, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of mojohawk21
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

mojohawk21, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Yellow body; actually kind of cloudy for a Mexican ale. There was also a small head which, of course, dissipated quickly.

Smell – Very grainy with a whiff of floral hops.

Taste – More grainy malt on the taste buds, with a little hop again to add minimal dimension. There’s a skunk in there dying to get out, but he thankfully stayed put for this offering.

Mouthfeel – This is where Pacifico jumps ahead of other Mexican beers. The carbonation is real, not the fake soda pop variety you find sometimes in other, less refined piss beers. It makes this one refreshing.

Drinkability – IMHO, just what a Mexican beer should be. Lots of water, a nice mouthfeel, and enough taste to pass for cervesa. I served this one up muy frio – half hour in the freezer – made sure I was hot and tired from lots of yard work, and guzzled it after the tasting drinks.

RoyalT, Aug 16, 2003
Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Tiernan, May 30, 2013
Photo of weatherdog
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a footed pilsner glass

It pours the standard AAL, pale draw, white head, lots of tiny bubbles rising up. No lacing.

Aroma is of nothing. Seriously, no malt, hops, corn, rice, sweetness, alcohol or anything. Nothing. I'm actually amazed at the lack of aroma. I actually don't think I can downgrade it too much because of it.

The flavor is there though. A light graininess with a Minot metallic and then plastic towards the end. The plastic taste lasts into the aftertaste which is disappointing. Still not an offensive beer.

Mouthfeel is a little oily but still gas a lot of carbonation to keep it light. Very drinkable still. I was actually surprised on how not disappointed I was with drinking this. Leaps and bounds better than its other Mexican cousin, Corona.

weatherdog, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev +12.4%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Dmann
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A very decent Mexican brew. This poured a typical straw colour and had a minimal head. Smelled of grain and slightly of hops. Served very cold, this beer is good...a definant step above Corona and quite drinkable with mexican dishes. This brew has a slight skunkyness to it though, but it does not come out too bad untill it warms up. A very drinkable mexican beer.

Dmann, Jul 18, 2003
Photo of mediumrare
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Drunkenass
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev +12.4%

BeerDreadz, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of sasoares
3/5  rDev +12.4%

sasoares, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev +12.4%

csmartin6, May 05, 2013
Photo of WuAnquo1
1/5  rDev -62.5%

WuAnquo1, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of chip26
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

chip26, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of CaeserTits
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

CaeserTits, May 15, 2013
Photo of niangelo
2.42/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale gold with a fizzy, non-commital head. You can just tell this one is going to run away as soon as it hits air. Lots of carbonation bubbles up the side of the glass, with bubbles floating up constantly. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy.

Taste - well, a little bit of bready, mild hops and some corn. Not much body here at all, and smacks slightly of that macro cheapness. Better than Corona, and without the skunk. Probably needs a lime and a plate of mexican food.

This is still, however, my macro choice. Not as painful as most, and fun when you're at a Mexican restaraunt.

niangelo, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of Beerswag
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Beerswag, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

lionnusmb, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

petewheeler, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz brown bottle with a bright yellow label, no freshness date to be found.

A- White fizzy head, dissipates quickly. Yellowish straw hue shows a bright clarity.

S- Cooked corn, mild solvent alcohol and a plum-like ester. Faint graininess in the nose.

T&M- Big mouthful of grain, horse-feed astringency. Odd twang of dead yeast and husk tannins. Moderate crispness Mild fruitiness in the back, finishes very dry.

D- Very harsh and hard to knock back, tastes like they rush the fermentation. Not recommended.

Jason, Dec 30, 2005
Photo of merlin48
3.23/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my first review of a Mexican beer. It's been four or five years since I've had one, so I won't be able to compare this to a Corona, or any other Mexican. This one pours a clear, light, peach color, with a one finger, soapy, white head that lasts about twenty seconds. Not much to the aroma, maybe some faint lemon soda. Mouthfeel is all carbonation. Taste is lemony tart all the way through, with active carbonation. No off-tastes, but nothing to mention, in all honesty. I would use a dark beer, like Negro Modelo, to boil fresh Pacific or Gulf shrimp in, and enjoy this "Clara" to wash down the shrimp, while watching the sun set in the western sky from the veranda of an ancient, seaside villa.

merlin48, Mar 10, 2004
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Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.