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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
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awful

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 145 | 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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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.58/5  rDev +34.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.38/5  rDev -48.3%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev +32.2%
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

Slatetank, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of XmnwildX12
1/5  rDev -62.5%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
Photo of drabmuh
2.17/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

drabmuh, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of feloniousmonk
1.93/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

feloniousmonk, Dec 17, 2005
Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%
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?

mactrail, May 02, 2011
Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -25.1%

beernads, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev +32.2%
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.

WesWes, Feb 03, 2004
Photo of jwc215
2.1/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

jwc215, Jul 28, 2008
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of smcolw
1.3/5  rDev -51.3%
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.

smcolw, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

oriolesfan4, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of InspectorBob
2.75/5  rDev +3%

InspectorBob, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

kojevergas, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of GClarkage
3.38/5  rDev +26.6%
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.

GClarkage, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of Halcyondays
2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Halcyondays, Aug 03, 2007
Photo of Gavage
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

Gavage, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

BlackHaddock, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +12.4%

wrightst, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

duceswild, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of weeare138
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

weeare138, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of dbrauneis
2.7/5  rDev +1.1%

dbrauneis, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Billolick
2.13/5  rDev -20.2%
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

Billolick, Mar 02, 2004
Photo of tempest
3.3/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

tempest, Oct 13, 2010
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.