Pacifico Cerveza Clara | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Pacifico Cerveza ClaraPacifico Cerveza Clara
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Reviews: 504 | Ratings: 1,817
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pacifico pours a straw color with a very small head. There is a skunk aroma. The taste is full of adjuncts, very grainy tasting. Flat and offensive flavors. Overall its hard to say something nice, bad flavors that are strong.

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Photo of dabone
2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Served on tap. Pale yellow with minor head. Very little aroma, and whatever aroma I had was drowned out by the lime. Taste was bland, all carbonation and metal. Decent texture, not great.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, light yellow with almost no head. Aroma is minimal, with some light malt and corn. Taste is light, with some sweet malt and and normal clean adjunct lager taste. Mouthfeel is thin but somewhat fizzy with nice carbonation. Overall, a decent adjunct mexican lager that is better than the rest.

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Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.92/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On December 19, 2014, a young man by the name of Gabriel Medina became the first South American man to be the world surfing champion. When he won, a swarm of tanned legs and Brazilian flags stormed the Hawaiian beach. They picked up Medina. It was a great celebration. Almost anyone anywhere in the world with a computer or smart phone could have watched this happen live from the Bonzai Pipeline in Hawaii.

This company sponsors the World Surf League making it possible for these events to be available live. You can watch it all live, and videos of all the heats are available on youtube. Even the women's competition has full coverage. The sponsorship of Pacifico Cerveza helps to make this possible.

I love surfing so when I saw this on the shelf in the supermarket the other day I picked it up. The first thing you notice is the color. It has a clear rich golden color like the sands of Ipanama. When you pour it out, it develops a very decent white head. It's a thing of beauty. It's not heavy, and it doesn't have a strong taste, and it's not going to fill you up. With only a 4.5% alcohol level you can drink plenty of these on a hot day on the beach and still be coherent enough to shoot the curl.

This is going to be my beer for the summer of 2015.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.35/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type: 355 mL

A- Golden Yellow and Fizzy.

S- Corn and Strong Ethanol.

T- Pretty Mild and Drinkable. Mostly Corn.

M- High Carbonation and Medium Mouthfeel

O- Not a great beer but it was quite refreshing on a 30 degree Mexican cloudless day.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.73/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I drank this coming straight off a Negra Modelo, so perhaps my rating will be a bit skewed. I actually thought this was a pretty good beer, with a malty kick and good mouthfeel. With moderate carbonation and a golden color sprouting a white head, the beer looked and tasted above average to me. Now, is that because I already had two Negra Modelos before I tried this? Perhaps, but as of now, I'm giving it a half decent rating.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty standard AAL. Cardboard and malt. Only drinkable extremely cold. A good beer to drink with spice Mexican food. Also doesn't hurt when you buy a case of these for under $15.

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Photo of HeadyRobber
1.12/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

It tastes like a mixture of horse cum and gasoline but is quite earthy. No floral or tropical aromas other than the lime that instantaneously went rotten the moment it touched the beer. Mexican piss water would be an upgrade to this concoction. Shame on myself for paying actual currency for this.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a beer I drink when I go to the beach and I want something else than water, a fresh lime and it´s good to go. Still bad but better than water.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.81/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

L - It is pale yellow with very little white head that almost immediately dissipated. No lacing.

S - I smell some light grain notes. It is surprisingly not skunky smelling like Corona as I expected.

T - The taste is light caramel and some grain. It is pretty much unoffensive due to little flavor.

F - Watery

O - I am cooking Mexican dishes today so I thought I would try an unreviewed by me Mexican lager. This is a lot better than Corona. It will wash down the spicy food nicely.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +60%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pacífico brewed by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. , with an ABV of 4.50% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. It has the look of most lager brews on the market. The smell is skunky with grains and malts. You pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. The taste is bold with flavor. You pick up on grains, malts, and a hit of hops in the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich with flavor. I like how this brew goes down smooth. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., did a nice job with this brew. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of TheCondor
2.4/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I will make this fast. I thought this was going to be a bit better than it was, not wasting a lot of time on the review.

Appearance - Pours a super transparent golden color with a soap bubbly half finger that dissolves as fast as it appears. No lacing. Since it is snowing here I like the thought of drinking Mexican beer, sitting on a fishing boat not giving a damn.

Smell - A bit of corn, tiny lemon, skunk, urine

Taste - Nothing really. Tin, a bit of bitterness

Mouthfeel - Finishes like water, about the same consistency.

Overall - Move it along. If you want to drink beer south of the border go Corona or Dos Equis at a minimum. This is pretty bad.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

One bottle of several poured into a pint glass in Cabo San Lucas. Perhaps the most widely available shitty macro-lager in these parts, with the possible (likely) exception of Corona, a pale yellow fizzbomb with no head to speak off, although if you deliberately do an aggressive pour into a clean glass you can get about four fingers of blink and you miss it creamy white foam. Sorry, I fuck around a little when I get bored. Smells pretty mellow but what's there speaks of cooked corn, whiffs of apple and grape hard candy, skunk, dead grass (I am not exaggerating), and sweet dough. Classic macro lager taste and feel. Has almost a cotton candy sweetness, marginally thicker and less corny than Corona but this is not saying that much. More apple and grainy notes late. There is a German brewing tradition in this beer's pedigree but you'd never know it based on taste. Terrible brew truth be told, although a good study for those interested in intimate knowledge of DMS and the odd fruity notes one gets with under-aged beers.

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.71/5  rDev +40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is way better than its rating here. Aroma of mostly grass, corn, and pear. Light and crisp mouthfeel. The aroma and taste are not overly powerful, but thats the point of the style. No off flavors detected. I would have to guess that a majority of the poor ratings are due to improper storage and handling.

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Photo of Alpha309
2.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic glass.

Pours a clear golden color with a foamy head that quickly dissipates. Almost completely clear.

Nose is metallic and dominated by sweet malt. No other smells present.

Flavor is very murky. Malt flavors that tastes dusty and dirty.

Carbonation is good if the body is watery.

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Photo of Nathan451
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Situation-ally, this is the best beer you can get a restaurant. Doesn't overpower your pallet with skunkiness. Also, it's a great beer with lime.

That said it does kinda suck by itself, but so does every other mexican style beer.

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Photo of Snuffy63
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Purchased from a local liquor store. Served well-chilled. It took me awhile to choke this down and I'll probably try to pawn the other five bottles on one of my sons. Maybe I just got a bad lot but I'm not getting a light grain and slight lemon taste. Instead, I got a "dadgummed corn done spoiled" taste, albeit a sweetish note along with the spoiled grain. This was offered on tap at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill restaurant. I was tempted...just couldn't do it. Ordered a Bud instead.

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Photo of RyanK252
2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours pale straw with a white head that disappears.

S: Very light lemon grass and floral notes, corn adjunct, and a little skunkiness.

T: Some lemon grass bitterness followed by corn adjunct sweetness, with a very faint floral note.

M: Light to medium body, fairly crisp with a noticeable carbonation bite.

O: It could be worse, and could serve a purpose as a lawnmower beer, but that corn just ruins it for me.

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Photo of JAMES-BABY
4.5/5  rDev +69.8%

AGAIN; Dark beer lovers should refrain from rating a light or medium lager brewed in the Americas, or anywhere for that matter. If ones pallet is partial toward sharp cheddars, why would he/she flap-off about a muenster or provolone'... something they wouldn't normally consume? PACIFICO is, per my experience, one of the two best light lagers brewed in Mexico, ( Victoria being slightly crisper in my opinion. ). Lagers/Pilsners are not known for having heavy bouquets as they SHOULD not! PACIFICO has an enjoyable but not overpowering flavor, therefor it mixes indominantly with many different meals. Pacifico also delivers a creeping, delightful wallop that should be languished in - not used as an appetizer for a hard booze finish. ( the Mexican VICTORIA has a slightly better flavor in my opinion )

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Photo of mjurney
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

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.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour, not much head to speak of. Clear yellow, lots of bubbles. Not too much on the aroma but the taste is good. If you wanted to have a beer after work, this would be a good one. Pretty good flavor.

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Photo of 3PuttPar
3.75/5  rDev +41.5%

This beer has a time and place. It is not to be dismissed out if hand. While lacking complexity and balance, it hits the spot in a hit day, out doors, when you are looking to throw back a quite a few. A crowd pleaser for good old beer drinkers.

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Photo of Foyle
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a thin 1/2" head that recedes quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Color is light golden with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: mild aroma of hay, grass, and lightly roasted barley.

Mouthfeel: light and watery with a pleasant, refreshing finish.

Taste: bready malts dominate, a bit of lemon balances out the sweetness of this brew.

Overall: well made and enjoyable Mexican lager. Nothing unpleasant, and better than ordinary.

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Photo of BREWS4LA
3.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank quite a few of these when down in Baja when choices were limited and it was very hot so I thought it was very good but since I've drank several under different conditions and its just Okay. Good with light meals easy drinking but bland taste and finish/appearance.

Its quite similar to many american Macro Beers reminds me of a Miller High Life quite similar to another Mexican Beer SOL.

If hanging out and having some ceviche It will certainly do the trick but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

On-tap at Jose ’s Blue Sombero in Waukesha, WI. Pours a clear, yellow color with slight white head served with lime. The scent from the lime overpowers the aroma of the beer. Taste is light, thin, and pretty much absent. Smooth and easy drinking but not very interesting.

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Pacifico Cerveza Clara from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.