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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,465 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 1,465
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 111 | 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 rhoadsrage
2.05/5  rDev -22.9%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Mar 22, 2005
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +41%

duceswild, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
2.48/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

DoubleJ, Feb 18, 2007
Photo of Zorro
3.45/5  rDev +29.7%

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.

Zorro, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -6%

ejimhof, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of afsdan
2/5  rDev -24.8%

afsdan, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
2.5/5  rDev -6%

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.

Wasatch, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%

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...

Stinkypuss, May 06, 2009
Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +12.8%

wrightst, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
2.5/5  rDev -6%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

A faint golden pour, medium carbonation bubbles racing to the top. A rather thin head emerged then ran away. An off centered malt smell to it. A bit of stale floral hops and old socks.
Taste followed the malt, but barely. Actually the taste is rather tasteless. Just leaves a sticky stale aftertaste. However, it's rather unstructured form did drink like water. It went down easy, as long as I didn't think about it.

Mebuzzard, Sep 27, 2007
Photo of mdaschaf
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Pours a straw/yellow color with a foamy white head that is gone in not time with no lacing left behind.

S: Lots of grain and some corn. A little bit of toasty bread and some light grassy notes.

T: Similar to the aroma with lots of grain and some corn. A little bit of lemon and lemon zest and hints of grass.

M: Light bodied with a good bit of carbonation, but crisp and pretty refreshing.

O: Not awful, but nothing great. A refreshing beer that I will grab out at the dive bar in Mexico.

mdaschaf, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev +12.8%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of biegaman
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%

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.

biegaman, May 05, 2011
Photo of John_M
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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...

John_M, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
2.56/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner Libbey glass. Happy Cino de Mayo! or uh maybe? Boy it's been ages since I had one of these.

Pretty much a basic looking lager. A real bright white soapy head, fairly large with a little bit of retention to it, settling down in time to about a finger, but easily three fingers tall. Body color is a deep brass yellow, crystal clear, even a hint of brown chestnut color to it also.

It's that adjunct nose. A bit of corn, there's even a good amount of skunking going on here for a brown bottle. How long was that single sitting in the cooler huh? Cryptic bottle dating on neck, even another websites decipering makes no sense. Some slight sweetness, nothing too syrup, but its not ideal.

Surprisingly skunky quality doesn't hit so much in the palate, but boy it's weak. Surprisingly didn't think this would be that wet, but it's quite flat. Virtually still water and no carbonation. Hints of watery malt and adjunct grain/corn finish. Lots of sweetness on the, and a sort of toothpaste like herbal finish.

Boy this is nothing like I remember it, this is just plain friggin weird. Took one hit for the team, there goes my $2.50, but I am a better man now that I know.

smakawhat, May 05, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +12.8%

LXIXME, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev +12.8%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

beerthulhu, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of tdm168
3.23/5  rDev +21.4%

Had this one with dinner at my favorite mexican restaurant in N. Raleigh, Torero's.

Drank from the bottle. Not my style, but glasses are hard to come by at this place.

Nothing to offer in terms of appearance. From what little I could smell, it smelled slightly metallic, fruity, and sweet. Taste is corn-like and sweet, a little lemony, and there's a slight metallic off-flavor to the bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. Quite refreshing and drinkable.

This one isn't bad when viewed in respect to other Mexican beers.

tdm168, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of Viggo
1.9/5  rDev -28.6%

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!!

Viggo, Jul 05, 2007
Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -34.2%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of chinchill
2.42/5  rDev -9%

12 oz bottle served in pint glass.

Pours a light golden with a 1 finger white foamy head that quickly reduces to a thin coat then a thin ring.

Aroma of grains, more like corn than malt. Unpleasant component too.

T – follows aroma although the unpleasant odor had no corresponding taste.

M - thin and unremarkable.

O - best I can say is better than no beer ... at least sometimes.

chinchill, May 25, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.42/5  rDev -9%

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +12.8%

dmorgan310, Feb 07, 2013
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,465 ratings.