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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

PacíficoPacífico

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BA SCORE
63
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1,225 Ratings
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Ratings: 1225
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%


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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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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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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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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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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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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Wasatch

Utah

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 20:00:32 | More by Wasatch
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DoubleJ

California

2.48/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of the few beers my aunt will actually drink and popular with people in my age group (I'm 21 years old at this typing), I found a discounted single bottle at Vendome waiting to be taken home. I just want to see what the fuss is all about with this beer, and ironically, won't be consumed at my house, but my cousin's house which I'm housesitting for the weekend. It's been unusually warm here in SoCal recently, and after building a thirst from work, found an appropriate time to consume Pacifico. On to the beer:

Poured into a glass, the color looks appetizing, but the head does not. It has faint smells of corn husks and a small dose of malts. The taste? Uhhh, fudge it, I'm thirsty. Husky, husky, husky. This beer's role is to quench your thirst, not your taste buds. So maybe now i see why this beer's popularity is growing fast; assuming the beer is cold, you can drink it like water without many flavors getting in the way.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 05:06:50 | More by DoubleJ
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pacifico Clara is as yellow as the can it comes in but, it goes without saying, is of course much more transparent. In fact, it has the same level of crystalline clarity as those famous white sand, clearwater Mexican beaches. It's not quite as spectacular, mind you, and given the total lack of head I'd say it looks not only ordinary, but even a little sub-par.

The aroma has perilously little character to it, and what few features it does have are not good. The diluted, adjunct-infested beer hits the nostrils like heavily chlorinated pool water - not what you'd call 'offensive' but distinctly chemically altered. Its cereal sweetness has some of the sugars and dryness of a white wine, none of the flavour though.

Like all popular Mexican brands, Pacifico is thin and insipid, designed for maximum refreshment (and maximum appeal). Apart from a cereal, corn-tinged graininess, it doesn't lay claim to much flavour at all. While this makes it more approachable to the masses, it also makes it a very boring, worthless beer to anyone with even moderately discerning tastes.

I think it's important when traveling to fully experience every shred of native culture you can, and that beer can be an excellent medium through which to do this. Ironically, however, national brands like Pacifico don't shed light on any culture, except that of mass industrialization and commercialization, which actually oppose distinct culture.

I've always felt that even in the most scorching heatwave I'd want a drink that is refreshing *because* of its flavour, rather than for its lack there of. Most people feel the opposite, which explains why such a bland, watery beer as Pacifico Clara can become so popular. If you're alright consuming dollar store quality products, good for you. I'll pass.

Serving type: can

05-05-2011 17:24:49 | More by biegaman
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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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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had not ever seen this on tap before, and so made the mistake of ordering a glass at SFO (instead of anchor steam, which I clearly should have gotten).

The beer pours a fairly bright gold color with minimal head and no lacing. While the beer isn't as nasty looking as bud lite, it's in the running for worst looking beer ever. The nose is nearly as unimpressive, as I get light honey, canned corn and something of a seltzer water aroma (never a good sign). The flavor profile is a bit better, but not by much. There's a hint of bitterness in the finish, that helps to buoy the crappy sweet corn flavor. Otherwise, this beer is pretty watery, and I quickly start to get that gassy, slightly bloated feeling I so often experience in a glass of macro swill. Mouthfeel is very light, though there's no real off flavors, thankfully. As for drinkability, is there alcohol in this crap?

For some reason I have something of a nostalgic feeling for this beer, having drunk quite a few bottles of it in Mazatlan many years ago. However, my glass at the airport has cured that feeling forever, and I'm pretty sure I won't be ordering this swill ever again.

This a very poor beer...

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2011 20:22:26 | More by johnmichaelsen
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

1.9/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another big shoutout to my best pal biegaman for hooking us up with another Mexican gem, Pacifico Clara!

Pours a straw yellow, crystal clear, thin white head, some lace spots, settles to a thin layer. Smell is sweet, corny, citrus, kind of odd. Taste is similar, sweet and corny, some citrus, somewhat nasty, very weak. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Another stellar beer courtesy of Jan, thanks man!!

Serving type: can

07-05-2007 02:48:50 | More by Viggo
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.42/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Scored this down in Tijuana. Quart size bottle, neat little whale on the label. Kinda went downhill after that.

Yellow beer. No head lace, wasn't even all that clear despite seemingly being 98% water. Smell was industrial, light corn. Taste was similar. Mouthfeel, just really like those flavored waters, not as sweet. Easy enough to drink, goes decent enough with the chicken/dog tacos.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 18:28:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear pale gold color, with a thin, sudsy white head with almost no carbonation.

S: faint fresh corn aroma, a light dry grassiness and hay scents.

T: The flavor starts out with a slight sweet corn malting which turns dry with a light herbal hopping and some hay. Overall the flavor was bland, dry, and nothing to write home about.

M: light, watery, boring and bland.

D: light, watery, boring and bland. Don't feel cheated if this is draino'd, 10 minutes of drinking this in no way justifies the money wasted, call it a flush and move on.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 22:36:06 | More by beerthulhu
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz glass into a clean shaker glass. Yellowish with a head that fizzes away.

Smells of light skunk hop and corn.

Taste follows the nose. Scant euro hopping and a bit of malt with some corny influences. Grainy n Gritty, but it is on par with the style.

Mouthfeel is easy to drink light bodied light beer.

Drinkability is alright. Refreshing and easy to pound away when needed. Cheers Amigos...

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 01:39:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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Gusler

Arizona

1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I’m not sure why I torture my taste buds with this kind of beer, knowing I don’t like them, but here it goes anyway.

Beer pours a translucent bright gold and the head modest in size, brilliantly white with the lace thin sheets clinging to the glass. Malt nose, crisp and clean, front is malt, the top cadaverous, finish astringent, hops AWOL, dry aftertaste, drinkable, but leaves me “Lost In Space”, Danger Will Robinson, contagion in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2002 06:45:40 | More by Gusler
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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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Brad007

Vermont

2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw gold color with a one-finger head that quickly fades, leaving sparse carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and grainy with a hint of corn in the nose. Surprisingly, doesn't seem skunked in aroma.

Taste is smooth and a bit watery with grainy malt, corn and just a bit of sweetness. Seems quite bland. Inoffensive.

Not much for a mouthfeel here. Just slightly lingering corn and grain. Quite like drinking water.

I expected worse but this is really quite average. It's hardly a beer but it excels at being average.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 23:21:26 | More by Brad007
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

bottle poured into pint glass 2/5/12

A clear straw yellow with giant bubbles but little for head or lace

S slightly skunky, corny with soggy rice cake

T some sour vegatal notes and a little lemon on top of what I smell, not so great

M thin with lots of bubbles, thankfully it has a pretty clean finish

O pretty basic stuff much like many Mexican lagers I've tried

one of those beers where you pretty much know how its going to be before cracking the bottle. I'd drink it before Mexican tap water but not in many other situations, don't bother

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 21:55:54 | More by wordemupg
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Tone

Missouri

2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, yellow color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of adjunct and yeast, but mostly lacking. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of adjunct and slight yeast characteristics, but mostly water. Overall, not very much flavor at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 22:43:40 | More by Tone
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beertunes

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into flared Pilsner glass. Poured a clean, clear gold with no head. The aroma was on the sweet side of typical. Nice grains and just a trace of gentle hops. The taste was fairly average as well, grainy and sweet. No noticeable yeast or hops.The body was also typical for the style, perhaps a touch fuller than most. Drinkability was good for the style. If your gonna have a light brew around, this would be an OK choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 01:50:03 | More by beertunes
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not bad for an "exotic" beer, and definitely better than Corona. However it is not really worth drinking unless you are stranded in Mexico and can't pronounce anything else.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2002 17:14:24 | More by Dogbrick
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a clean pale yellow with a small white head that goes away fast. In the aroma, well, lack there of aroma, nothing at all. In the taste, a small dry faint lager with a small hint of fruit. A small bite and light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hint of fruit. Clean and watery, no big flavor or aroma at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 13:46:39 | More by OWSLEY069
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

1.78/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Color is a not very impressive clear straw-yellow. Aroma is crisp and typically lagerish, not complex and not at all promising. Flavor is rather thin and watery, a little malty with just a little bit of a zing and a teeny hint of hop bitterness. Texture is fairly smooth and rather watery.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 01:25:38 | More by Cyberkedi
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avalon07

South Carolina

1.85/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured fro a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a clear texture. Not much head or lacing.

S: There was a funky, grainy smell, along with a little citrus and hops.

T: A tiny bit of lemon and hops, but mainly this beer has a grainy taste that's pretty unpleasant. Other than that, it's very thin.

M: Not a whole lot of carbonation. A dry finish.

D: Yet another beer modelled after the American macro swill. Totally uninteresting and devoid of character.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 13:07:55 | More by avalon07
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

1.55/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This pours from 24oz bottle(cost $2.75) a pale gold with a small, fast receding head of foam and poof, it's gone.

The smell is light but it's dominated by corn.

The taste has some kind of citrus taste up front that's on the bitter side but not too pleasant. Oh, and there's the corn....that's enough. There's not much more that I can say about it than that it's a pretty poor excuse for a beer. I won't buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2007 19:55:04 | More by Bitterbill
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.