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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
63
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1,364 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,364
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
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Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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drabmuh

Maryland

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

An oldy but a bady, this was my first beer when I was in college, not recommended.

Returned the scene of the crime to review it for this site. Sorry Pacifico, strap in.

Beer is poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Beer is clear and yellow, forms a white head of medium bubbles that quickly disappear leaving no lacing on the glass, carbonation is moderate to low with large to medium bubbles.

Aroma is a mixture between grainy and corny. Its not very appealing.

Beer is medium to light bodied, has a harsh cereal flavor that damages the drinkability. There isn't much in flavor, some corn and some mild sweetness up front that disappears and gives way to a terrible aftertaste. Sorry, never again. No more memories required.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 04:10:16 | More by drabmuh
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SocalKicks

California

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

03-11-2012 15:52:47 | More by SocalKicks
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this bottle at El Rodeo in York PA - poured from the chilled 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint

A - A very pale golden w/ transparent clarity and 2 fingers of creamy white w/ average sized bead
Lace clings in a sheet visible carbonation rises steadily

S - A sweet light grain odor w/ more of a mild pils scent than anything w/ light honey-like sweet fruit odor of mild yeast and barely any hop scent but that is true to style

M - The feel is clean and slightly spiced w/ crisp full carbonation and moderately light body but not the lightest ever w/ sweetness in the low end and an herbal note of hops in the finish

T - A mild malt taste up front w/ light flavor continuing and gentle herbal hops accent this w/ mild cereal flavor, probably rice or corn but neither stands out hints of spice in the finish. The taste has a mild yeast element that gives very clean overall flavor w/ mild tinge of fruit and slight corn pop in the finish when warmed slightly

D - I enjoyed this with the guadalajara special I had which came after the queso fundido - the lager cut the grease of the refried beans and cheese and went nicely with the spice and creamy components of the sour cream and guacamole - I wouldn't hesitate to order this again in a similar situation

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 12:20:45 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

3.53/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a lacey white head. The aroma is actually not bad. It has a bit of citrous/almost belgian like scent. The taste is good also. Yes, it is still another Mexican lager, but it has a nice flavor to it. There is a zing to it almost like someone squeezed some fresh lemon into it. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. It drinks well and is really quite enjoyable. I'd like to be drinking this on a hot summers day.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2004 01:55:38 | More by WesWes
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 20:28:05 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

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

Alright, I didn't hate it, but I'm trying to be fair to the much-hated category.

Pale amber, I think, in the Cinco de Mayo plastic cup. Nice head retention and a pleasant carbonation. Very sprightly and prickly on the tongue. Not much real flavor, kind of a salty water. However, the is a pleasant hint of malt. Even a twang of hops. Bitterish aftertaste, though slight. Seems like the classic Mexican lager, though better than I remembered.

Not a beer I normally choose, but it's perfectly acceptable as a gulp-- or here in Old Town San Diego with the Mariachis blaring, would you rather have Modelo Light in a can?

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 05:52:38 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.1/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours golden yellow with a foamy white head that has a decent retention for the style at first, though it eventually disappears.

The smell is of grain, some cooked veggies, a hit of husk, and a touch of soap.

The taste is of sweet grain, cooked veggies, some husk with a touch of soap and seltzer water. Sweetness balanced by husk more than by any hop bitterness.

Light-bodied, it has some wet cardboard and something that I can't quite pinpoint that just leaves a blah feel on the palate. Fizzy, for sure.

This isn't even refreshing. It leaves a pretty nasty aftertaste, to boot. Something pretty harsh about it, though on a hot day it's not impossible to finish. But, that's it...as for me, I'll pass - would rather drink water. Very little redeeming qualities to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 04:03:46 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +13.2%

12-06-2011 01:44:44 | More by Rochefort10nh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -62.3%

05-09-2014 22:42:45 | More by XmnwildX12
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smcolw

Massachusetts

1.3/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A man walks into Mexican restaurant and asks for a beer. And here it is, Mexico's version of Bud. Thin and watery, the body consists of lots of large soda pop bubbles. Pale straw color and very clear. No head and, of course, no lace at all. The smell was similar: nothing notable other than light malt and adjuncts.

Bottom line: Flavorless lawn mower beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 02:52:51 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pale yellow, with little head after the first five minutes.

S: Hints of corn, with some malt mixed in, nothing too substantial.

T: Corny, basically, there is nothing much left to talk about after tasting this one, pretty weak in the taste category.

M: Not bad, it is not as watery or thin as I expected from the appearance, it is also quite carbonated, as well.

D: An OK beer, one of the better macro lagers that I have had, pretty drinkable, as well, just nothing special about it, would not use my own money to purchase it in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 06:33:34 | More by Halcyondays
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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

33cl Brown bottle taken at 'Amigos', a Mexican restuarant in Worcester.

It went well with my stuffed mushrooms!

This is a mass produced beer for lager lovers, but it was the only Mexican beer they had I hadn't had before, so I ordered it. Came with a piece of lime in the neck, got it out as quickly as possible, but some juice must have got into the beer because the first swig was lime flavour.

I've given the beer an average 3 for everything, which is fair in my opinion.

It looks and behaves like a Mexican lager, what do you expect when you have one? It was never going to win in the smell, flavour and body stakes, compared to a proper beer, but it looked OK and was refreshing, just like it is supposed to be.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 16:47:12 | More by BlackHaddock
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a bright yellow color with a short 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: light corn and grass aroma is hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: light grainy malt profile with some corn, grass and hint of lemon zest. Very little flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: the flavor profile is so weak and bland having more than one would leave the tastebuds screaming for some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 23:11:54 | More by Gavage
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beernads

Florida

2/5  rDev -24.5%

06-05-2013 09:30:38 | More by beernads
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kojevergas

Texas

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
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GClarkage

California

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

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. I've had many of these before, so I figured I would have it again and actually write some notes on it. A pretty decnt beer! I'm even a little impressed. Pours an amber color with a small head and the slightest of lacing. Smells of sweet, maybe fruity or floral hops. Maybe a bit of corn or rice or something I can't really tell what the other scent is. The hops in this beer are pretty tasty. Good, in fact maybe a bit too mach carbonation. Not really watery at all. A very good beer while sitting on the beach or kicking back with a few fish tacos. Wish they had buckets of these on the beach instead of Corona.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2004 16:39:50 | More by GClarkage
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My bus driver purchased this for me from a 7-11 outside of Cancun...
Appears a transparent light gold with a small white head that quickly fades out. Tiny remnants of lacing are left.
Smell is of lemon soaked maize and pilsner malt.
Taste is that of the aromas. Lemony, grainy, light corn flavors coming through, along with just a pinch of grassy hop notes.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, and drinkable enough for me to finish it and think twice about going for another while on vacation.

Serving type: can

02-04-2009 20:35:27 | More by weeare138
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle with some Mexican black bean soup (I forget the Spanish name) at Casa Toro in Coopersburg. Served fresh and cold, I poured it into a pint glass, but had no head retention over the clear gold body.

I actually found the beer to be surprisingly decent, more like a Euro pale lager. It tasted somewhere between Miller Lite and great helles lager. There's more clean bready malt than cooked vegetable (there's very little) and some subtle toast and fruity lager character. I'd say this is on par with Becks and certainly a step up from most Mexican adjunct beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 01:41:44 | More by tempest
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seen this around the package store for a while but never tried it.

Well, it tastes like how I expected it to.. a Corona/Landshark clone. I would say this is better by than those other two but it's a subpar beer none the less. This beer pours with zero head.. not even like 1/16 of an inch... almost amazing to see. Really drinkable and tastes like nothing, would drink if it was free but never would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 20:41:45 | More by oriolesfan4
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Billolick

New York

2.13/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

this is some nasty stuff. very light, very clear. Mediciny nose. minimal malt, some grainy hop bitterness. Nasty off flavors, astrigent and harsh. This is an unpleasant product that I poured out after about 1/2 of the bottle. Life is too short to drink this p**s

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2004 02:59:47 | More by Billolick
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a 12 oz bottle served with a frosted mug and a lime (the lime was promptly discarded.

Appearance: The lager is a yellowish color, carbonated, but not too drastically.

Smell: The sweet biscuity smell of malts dominate.

Taste: The malts are slightly sweet. This gives the lager its only flavor. There is not much hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Not offensive on the palate. More like carbonated water.

Drinkability: I could probably drink a few, but the lack of taste may get to be too much.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 19:39:01 | More by akorsak
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

10-22-2013 20:37:14 | More by InspectorBob
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- crystal clear yellow body with a hint of golden color. No head except for a few bubbles around the edge of the glass and a strong carbonation

S- A sweet corn aroma with a hint of green apples. No hops or malt detected.

T- Very light crisp flavor with most of the flavor hitting the back of the throat. Hop bitterness hits the back of the throat with no hop flora notes at all. A hint of malts gives it that kind of nugget taste for lack of a better description.

M- very light body with carbonated water acidity at the finish.

D- Very light but not very pleasant to drink. The light hops and malt makes this beer beg for a lime or fruit to hide what taste there it has. It would be nice to see a little floral hops or a light pale malt taste in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2005 21:23:21 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zorro

California

3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark yellow brew.

Smell is quite fruity like a hard apple cider. I can smell grain and a bit of malt in there too.

Taste is mild with a fruity and floral flavor to this. Mild grass and hops to this one too. A unique flavor.

Mouthfeel is maybe a bit over-carbonated.

A drinkable brew that some will not like.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2004 03:21:03 | More by Zorro
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

05-12-2014 00:47:18 | More by Georgiabeer
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
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