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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,365 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 72 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002)
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-05-2012 04:21:54 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:49:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-24-2013 12:18:24 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.28/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 04:47:08 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 14:56:12 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 12:53:29 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +13.2%

12-14-2011 04:28:29 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 00:47:42 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.28/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 02:44:52 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -24.5%

01-21-2012 13:57:54 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 01:50:03 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

07-29-2013 18:00:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev +13.2%

12-12-2011 18:53:13 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.08/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 01:25:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

2/5  rDev -24.5%

01-29-2012 10:44:07 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-13-2013 01:54:39 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-17-2013 01:45:11 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

03-11-2013 06:52:24 | More by spycow
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zeff80

Missouri

2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 16:14:12 | More by zeff80
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 03:15:55 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 16:11:29 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.38/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with no head and no lace.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste doesn't have much too it, a mild adjunct sweetness, a very mild hops presence, a very thin malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Not crisp with very little smoothness, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, the finish is clean at least.

D: Not flavorful at all, goes down ok, not filling at all, not much kick, this definitely not a good beer in any way.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 03:22:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 23:28:37 | More by Jason
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: lightness personified, clear yellow, with a short, soon dead head, leaving only upwardly migrating bubbles, but nothing lasting on top.

Aroma: corny and sweetish...vastly empty otherwise...not unpleasant, but not pleasant, either...

Taste: wet, miniscule malt, hardly any flavor to speak of, no body, no texture, no mouthfeel beyond the carbonation, and trifling hints of citrus in the taste...Alcoholic soda pop?

Very limited appeal in this one...a thin, hollow, un-tasty alcohol delivery system. Bleh.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2005 09:41:53 | More by feloniousmonk
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sorry I love this beer, guilty pleasure yes. But let me tell you I have nothing but fond memories drinking 12 packs of this one the beach while living in Southern California when I was there the summer after my freshman year in college. I also discovered craft beer that way that most of us here know it but this beer is just good mass produced lager, it's not rotten like most mass produced Mexican swill. I even drink it ocasionally at my local Mexican restaurant called Puerta Vallarta. I even squeeze the lime and it tastes so good in bottle or frosted mug. Bottles there are 2 bucks, I just finished a 20 dollar bottle of Infinium. I'd rather drink ice cold Pacifico with Arroz con Pollo and Chile Relleno anyday. Even compared to other shitty beers, this is good tasting and enjoyable, so I'm offended that this is considered the bottom of the barrel. Yes it's fizzy yellow beer and it has corn and rice adjuncts but this one is a lesser of all evils for me. Flavor wise straight or with lime it has subtle sweetness no raw off flavors just a dynamic drinking experience that comes of both drinkable and enjoyable especially when paired with the right foods. Drinkability overall is great mouthfeel is light bodied mass produced thin fizzy lager that I really really like drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 16:00:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.