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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.


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1,224 Ratings

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Ratings: 1224
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%

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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002)
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Photo of Adam5150

2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a white head that fades away quickly. Lots of carbonation here. Aroma of malts and light grassy hops. Taste is a bit of skunk, corn and bready malts. Very thin mouthfeel. A bit less skunky than Corona but that is not saying much.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 18:43:08 | More by Adam5150
Photo of thekevlarkid


2.38/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear gold color with lots of rising carbonation and a pure white head. The retention was not bad and it left spots of lacing. The aroma was faint, mostly of corn, grains and a hint of grassy hops. The flavors were equally weak. Nothing objectionable per se, just the standard washed out corn and grain mash with a hint of hop bitterness on the finish. Very watery and almost like drinking beer flavored Gatorade. The mouthfeel was watery, the body light and the carbonation moderate

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 11:37:12 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of mvanaskie13


2.2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a mug, color straw yellow, light white ring of head; not much to look at.

Smell is grains, mild bitter note, just very thin in any presence.

Taste is thin, grainy, grassy, mild malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is thin in sweetness, but very strong on carbonation creating a strong lasting feel.

Overall, very thin flavored beer and over carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 22:18:02 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of ckollias


2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a standard pint glass at La Casita in Crofton, MD.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow hue with a thin 1-finger white head that quickly dissolves into a thin wispy lace.

S: Very thin nose - light grains and mild hops.

T: Similar to the smell the flavor isn’t much better unfortunately - mild grains and hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is not a beer I would recommend – there just isn’t much flavor here.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:41:25 | More by ckollias
Photo of lilnardey


2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow, had a head that dissipated rather quickly.

Light Corn aroma, nothing else noticeable. Not good, not bad.

Not a terrible taste. Grainy with a little kick. Nothing offensive, but not what I prefer.

Compared to other Mexican style beers I have tried, this one is not too bad. Still searching for one that I can actually recommend though.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:16:14 | More by lilnardey
Photo of KajII

North Carolina

1.33/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a pale yellow with a super small (almost none) white fizzy head that pretty much disappeared in a few seconds and had no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was so light it was barely noticeable with a light grain malt and a light grassy hop and not much else.

The taste was a tiny bit bitter with just a smidgen of maltiness, and that was it. The flavor was gone immediately after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was super light in body and extremely watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a beer that had a lot of nothing going for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 15:11:26 | More by KajII
Photo of JuicesFlowing


2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear light yellow. The fizzy head dissipates to nothing really fast. No lacing. The beer smells slightly metallic with faint corn husk. The taste is strange -- there's a slight banana peel note in there, but otherwise it tastes slightly papery and very much in the vain of an American Adjunct Lager. Thankfully it's not skunky because of the brown bottle. The mouthfeel is very light bodied and goes down like water.

Overall, this beer would get a decent score if reviewed on a Mexican beach with a lime. Otherwise it's below average for the category, but compared to some other Mexican lagers, it's not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 16:09:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of dankster


2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had these down in mexico where they are a little freasher.

Clear and yellow with grain and barely smell. crisp taste with a good salsa or hot dish. water and thin month. but after tequila it all tastes the same. lol

overall great when drunk but not highly recommened.

good starter for mexican lagers

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 21:57:48 | More by dankster
Photo of Arithmeticus


2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured chilled into insulated ellipse glass

A: clear yellow; modest carbonation; head dissipates quickly
S: stale, sickly smell
T: stale, flavorless beer; thin body, thin flavor, very forgettable; at least it doesn't cloy or wrap into a metallic taste


Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:28:54 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of kingcrowing


1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz long neck @ Don Pedro's.

Light yellow with no head. Nose is lameo and tameo. Not much to say, standard American AL.

Taste is on par with appearance, very mellow and easy drinking but now much flavor other than carbonation and a slight bitterness.overall not good. Go for dose equis at your Mexican restaurant of choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:07:08 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of gerite


2.4/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer at a Mexican fast food place. Straight from the bottle it has no redeaming values. Once poured into some type of glass, it at least tries to resemble a beer. It has a good golden color with not much head and even less aroma and flavor. This is a very light bodied beer that closely rersembles a typical Euro-Lager. Overall not the best Mexican beer and rates way below a Dos Equis.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 04:08:15 | More by gerite
Photo of weatherdog


3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 04:03:57 | More by weatherdog
Photo of olimpia84


2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this during lunch break at a Mexican restaurant. Poured the 12oz bottle into a plastic cup.

A: typical adjunct pale and clear yellow body with circumferential white head that disspaeared quickly. No lacing.

S: corn grains, some vague hop aromas and some slight cheap german pilsener alcohol smell when just poured and while it's cold.

T: cornflakes, grains, water. Boring like most adjunct lagers but at least it doesn't suffer from skunk and metallic tones.

M: light body, medium carbonation, watery.

O: decent choice for my lunch, it obviously has some boring characteristics but that's to be expected from this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 20:56:22 | More by olimpia84
Photo of stephens101


2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Post party leftovers. When someone hears your into craft beer they inevitably think Mexican beer. That's ok, at least it's not the light version.

Two twelve ouncers into a mug. The off-white head clears out quickly. Clear gold in color. Not much to the nose; perhaps sweet malts and straw. Fairly sweet to the tongue with a very distant light fruit character and a slight bitterness. All the other usual adjunct suspects are involved. Light bodied.

It was free, so I find it hard to dis on this too much. I guess all I can say it is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 22:10:50 | More by stephens101
Photo of Fatehunter


2.03/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured out of bottle into a pint glass. Almost no color in the pour, just the slightest yellow. A nice finger of white head formed but quickly dissipated to nothing.
No real beer smell. There is a mild smell of cleaning supply and cement.
Tastes like corn (w/o butter) and seltzer water.
Smooth feeling, low carbonation and goes down easy.
It had potential to at least look good until the head retreated into nothing. It does not taste like anything so it is not technically "undrinkable" but it really just tastes like water. Maybe fill a waterbottle up for a bike ride to keep hydrated. But as a beer it really fails.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 18:48:09 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of McStagger


2.23/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No lime, no salt, no Montezuma's Revenge. (Hopefully)

A: Poured the color of apple juice with very minimal head that completely disappeared within 15 seconds. Carbonation seems to be seltzer like.

S: Sweet, husky, grainy. Malt syrupy, even. Not much going on.

T: Malt, cereal grain husk, touch of diacetyl on the end. Very, very little flavor.

M: The seltzer-ness of this beer is definite. It's almost like drinking piss colored club soda.

O: What was a semi decent beach beer in a bottle completely morphs into a flavorless watery brew when poured into a glass. I'm actually quite surprised at how drastic the difference is. While I can't say I'll never drink this again, I don't relish the next experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 07:35:54 | More by McStagger
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one with dinner at my favorite mexican restaurant in N. Raleigh, Torero's.

Drank from the bottle. Not my style, but glasses are hard to come by at this place.

Nothing to offer in terms of appearance. From what little I could smell, it smelled slightly metallic, fruity, and sweet. Taste is corn-like and sweet, a little lemony, and there's a slight metallic off-flavor to the bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. Quite refreshing and drinkable.

This one isn't bad when viewed in respect to other Mexican beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 00:28:59 | More by tdm168
Photo of lisomiso


3.1/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks the same as all the other Mexican light lagers. Maybe a little lighter, with average head retention.

Smells like cornflakes. Maybe a hint of spice, maybe the faintest suggestion of alcohol once it's warmed.

Tastes clean, but boring. Like cornflakes. I like cornflakes! This is surprisingly pleasant. A bit of bitterness on the finish, just a little bit. Most of these Mex lagers are soapy-tasting, but this one isn't.

The mouthfeel is ok - not bad. Rather carbonated but the bubbles are fine and prickly. The body is light, but somehow it doesn't feel watery.

I can't believe how much I liked this beer! I'm genuinely surprised. I expected it to be at the bottom of the pile but it's one of my favorites thus far.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 19:52:22 | More by lisomiso
Photo of DannyDan


2.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light clear bright yellow with a thick white head that quickly disappears with little retention and lacing, but does have lots of carbonation. The smell is old grains, a hint of lime, typical adjunct smell of grains and yeast. The taste is mix of old grains, lsome corn and followed by lime that makes the taste even worse. The mouthfeel is smooth and wet like a typical macro and overall this beer from Mexico is something I would not drink again. I'lll take a corona or a land shark any day over this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 04:36:02 | More by DannyDan
Photo of kojevergas


3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Hard Rock Cafe Hefeweizen glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear yellow with lots of carbonation. It's appealing.

Sm: Lime citrus ester hops, light malt, and clean barley. A moderate strength scent in which the lime is dominant. Note that it's not artifical lime like Dos Equis; it's real lime. At least in scent...

T: Lime on front and through the first half. A clean barley body hides underneath, with a well handled malt climax and a clean finish. It's simple, but that's what they're going for. It refreshes. It's well built as a tropical "in the sun" beer and it's quite balanced. I quite fancy it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, just as it should be. Complements the general tone and direction of the beer, as well as the style.

Dr: This is a Mexican import meant as a tropical beach beer, and it works brilliantly in that aim. Note the brown glass bottle; Corona uses clear glass and Heineken green. They're not skimping. The lime is tastefully done. The price is right and it's very refreshing. The drinkability is simply amazing, though the alcohol content is only 4.8%. Give her a spin, lads.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 03:39:53 | More by kojevergas
Photo of Scotchboy


2.83/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz to SA Perfect Pint.

A: Well carbonation fizzy straw colored beer, with quite a bit of soapy white head that disappears quickly.

S: Smells like a lager, some adjuncts and light breadiness and some crisp yeast sweetness.

T: Tastes like a lager and it goes down easy. Drinkable, with some crispness that hints of green apples skins, and light malts and corn/rice.

MF: Smooth and drinkable. Crisp carbonation, light mouthfeel, a little lingering dryness.

O: Honestly, between the Stella's and Boston Lager's of the world and this AAL I can't tell much of a difference. It's not a bad summer beer, and I even like it with a slice of lime straight from the bottle. May the stoning begin.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 20:54:51 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of WoodBrew


2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pacifico as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Pacifico sin limon...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 23:20:41 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of iSip


3.38/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pacifico. For summer brew enjoyment, I usually go for unfiltered wheat, and there are many great ones out there. But for a change in pace I work in a six pack of Corona Extra on occasion. The Pacifico is a good choice as well. The bubbly head dissipates quickly, but the golden beer itself maintains a constant stream of sparkling bubbles. There is more aroma, and a bit more flavor to a Pacifico than a Corona Extra. A beer purist will scoff, but try to down a Belgian Double on a hot, sweaty day. There is a place for a cold Pacifico in this world.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 14:02:55 | More by iSip
Photo of IPA35


2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The fifth beer of my international lager test.
2 catagories start to unfold, one is the American Adjuct catagory and the other one is the European (Adjunct) catagory.

This, together with Bud and Miller, fits into the former.
There is not much to tell because these beers are so similar.

The colour is gold, plenty of visible carbonation and a quickly reducing white head.

Smell is grain but this one has a little more hop aroma to it than the other two.

It also has more taste than the other two, still grainy and watery but this just has a little more overall flavour and bitterness.

I like this one the best out of the 3 American Adjunct lagers I bought but it is also very expensive here in the Netherlands. I haven't seen it anywhere else so that might explain the price but €2.20 for a bottle of adjunct lager is ridiculous.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 11:56:23 | More by IPA35
Photo of MoreThanWine


2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 1.5 head which dissipated completely. Clear straw yellow color. Slight smell of grass and grains. Taste is more of the same and in that respect it's kind of just any BMC beer. Very light body. Boring but inoffensive. I suppose if your point of comparison happened to be Corona then this is either equal to that competitor or even a smidge more flavorful, but that doesn't say much. Hey, it's an acceptable generic American Adjunct Lager style, that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 08:49:12 | More by MoreThanWine
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,224 ratings.