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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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PacíficoPacífico

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BA SCORE
64
poor

1,587 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 1,587
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.72%
Wants: 13
Gots: 151 | 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)
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. There is a bit of a skunky aroma that comes out more as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with a sweet corn flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is skunky and sweet which is never a good combination for anything.

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Color is a moderate yellow golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose is a bit of light grain without much else. Taste is slightly grainy and has a tough of skunked character. Light and crisp. About the same as carbonated water in terms of flavor, but really nothing horrific about it.

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of metter98
2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn from the adjunct malts and some hints of grain. Little, if any bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied and somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a bit more flavor and body compared to other Mexican adjunct lagers but also benefits with the addition of a lime to mask the flavors of corn. It goes down very easily.

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yea, this one is really not that good. The appearence says it all. Void of color, viscosity, retention, and character. Over carbonated and fizzy. Smells grainy with a little sweetness (malt and corn). As the malt sweetness subsides, a peroxide flavor dominates. Flavors are fleeting, leaving a grain husk bite-eyness behind. Makes that Carta Blanca seem like great beer.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So... another adjunct lager by the folks who bring us Corona. Clear yellow-amber with a fair amount of visible carbonation that, nevertheless, can't sustain much of a head. The cap starts out small after a vigorous pour and falls quickly, but not instantly, to a mere film. Decent nose I guess; at least it doesn't smell sour or skunky. I might even appreciate a little lemon mixed in with the grain.

The flavor fails to reach the relatively low bar set by the nose. In fact, it doesn't really distinguish itself from the truly 'macro' American macro lagers that I've had. It tastes like mildly bitter grain with a dry finish, a thin mouthfeel and too much carbonation. That about sums it up.

Pacifico isn't as offensive as some AMLs, but that's hardly a recommendation. The only thing memorable about it is that it may be the cheapest single that I've ever purchased ($0.79). I can't decide if I got my money's worth or not.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I preface it by saying it really could have been worse, really it could have. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/29/2010.

The pour was just what I would have thought. Bright golden yellow in color with a fizzy white head that drops off quickly leaving behind nothing but a bare top and loads of carbonation. Aroma is light grain, corn and bready notes with a touch of hay. The crisp, clean and overally carbonated nature of it really seem to work in the style though as the grainy and bready malts really do seem to work on some level. The beer is refrshining and clean and I have to admit, given the style I have had worse.

Overall for the mexican lager category not bad at all. In a pinch I would take it over a corona.

Photo of womencantsail
2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer pours a yellow/straw color with a quickly receding white head and pretty much no lacing.

S: Smells like corn. Very sweet and grainy as well. There's some sugary notes to it and a bit of toast, even. Maybe a little bit of skunk and grass, but not horribly offensive.

T: The nose was decently unoffensive, but the flavor is pretty harsh. Lots of toasted grain and bitterness that doesn't really fit into the rest of the beer. Sweet corn and sugar makes up most of the flavor and there's some grassy hop notes.

M: The body is light with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: I guess there are more offensive beers out there, but that doesn't absolve this one. Still not something I'd look forward to again.

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.08/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

$1.35 12 oz. single at Green's (Buford) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, short-lived, bubbly head and tons of overall effervescence.

Smell: Lackluster aroma of corn and cheap, stale grains.

Taste: Light pale malts and corn grits with a cereal sweetness. Light floral hops and bitterness. Finishes dry with a slight, lingering husk astringency.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Poor even by macro lager standards. Not recommended.

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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of biboergosum
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My only other exposure to this beer was at a dollar beer bar at a party in Chi-town a few years ago. Always a surprise to see it out of its 'native' environment here in the great frozen north...

This beer pours a clear pale golden hue, with one finger of rapidly-dissipating soapy white head, which leaves nada in the way of lace. It smells of water, faint sweet grain, and faint skunked hops. The taste is more of the same - very thin adjunct grain and moderately skunky hops. The carbonation is prickly, but not overbearing, the body medium-light, but still watery. It finishes off-dry, the latent mild grain and skunky, weedy hops going for a swim.

Obviously a beer for the captive beach market, or any other tropical environment - inoffensive for the most part, but certainly not a pick when there is actual choice available.

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

my personal favorite of all the cheap mass produced mexican lagers, and maybe the only beer in the world ill take with fruit. the worst part of this one for me is the smell, which is kind of a pale malty metallic resonance, just not very nice at all. the citric notes from a fresh lime in it can only save the nose to a very small degree for me. the taste is much better, very light and refreshing, but sort of hollow in taste. light malts is really it, no hops or yeast or anything of note. again, a bit of lime picks this one up to decent, and helps cut through the spice of a burrito or some spicy nachos. feel is the best part, light in body and good carbonation, good drinkablilty as a thirst quencher. overall not brutal by any means.

Photo of zeff80
2.58/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a golden yellow color with a small, white, fizzy head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts. Sweet smelling.

T - It was fairly sweet. It really just tasted like corn. Not really very bitter.

M - It was somewhat crisp and very light bodied.

D - It is drinkable and sessionable. I would rate it as one of the better beers to have at a Mexican eatery.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- Basic golden lager. Average appearance.
- There's an interesting floral hop note in the nose but not much else.
- The mouthfeel is average with a crisp carbonation and medium-light body.
- It's not as sweet as many other "island" brews - it's a little more bitter; and it has a decent amount of floral and grassy hop flavor to it.
- Overall, however, it's quite basic and offers next to nothing to hold your interest. Save this one for when your boat goes up in flames burning all but the plexiglass hull, and you're left to drift in shark infested waters awaiting rescue.

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Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 1,587 ratings.