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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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484 Reviews

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Reviews: 484
Hads: 1,735
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 23.31%
Wants: 24
Gots: 304 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Photo of John_M
2.22/5  rDev -16.5%
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... (1,173 characters)

Photo of dankster
2.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had these down in mexico where they are a little freasher.

Clear and yellow with grain and barely smell. crisp taste with a good salsa or hot dish. water and thin month. but after tequila it all tastes the same. lol

overall great when drunk but not highly recommened.

good starter for mexican lagers (302 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
2.19/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured chilled into insulated ellipse glass

A: clear yellow; modest carbonation; head dissipates quickly
S: stale, sickly smell
T: stale, flavorless beer; thin body, thin flavor, very forgettable; at least it doesn't cloy or wrap into a metallic taste

Pass. (259 characters)

Photo of kingcrowing
1.93/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz long neck @ Don Pedro's.

Light yellow with no head. Nose is lameo and tameo. Not much to say, standard American AL.

Taste is on par with appearance, very mellow and easy drinking but now much flavor other than carbonation and a slight bitterness.overall not good. Go for dose equis at your Mexican restaurant of choice. (326 characters)

Photo of gerite
2.38/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer at a Mexican fast food place. Straight from the bottle it has no redeaming values. Once poured into some type of glass, it at least tries to resemble a beer. It has a good golden color with not much head and even less aroma and flavor. This is a very light bodied beer that closely rersembles a typical Euro-Lager. Overall not the best Mexican beer and rates way below a Dos Equis. (395 characters)

Photo of weatherdog
3.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a footed pilsner glass

It pours the standard AAL, pale draw, white head, lots of tiny bubbles rising up. No lacing.

Aroma is of nothing. Seriously, no malt, hops, corn, rice, sweetness, alcohol or anything. Nothing. I'm actually amazed at the lack of aroma. I actually don't think I can downgrade it too much because of it.

The flavor is there though. A light graininess with a Minot metallic and then plastic towards the end. The plastic taste lasts into the aftertaste which is disappointing. Still not an offensive beer.

Mouthfeel is a little oily but still gas a lot of carbonation to keep it light. Very drinkable still. I was actually surprised on how not disappointed I was with drinking this. Leaps and bounds better than its other Mexican cousin, Corona. (793 characters)

Photo of olimpia84
2.27/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this during lunch break at a Mexican restaurant. Poured the 12oz bottle into a plastic cup.

A: typical adjunct pale and clear yellow body with circumferential white head that disspaeared quickly. No lacing.

S: corn grains, some vague hop aromas and some slight cheap german pilsener alcohol smell when just poured and while it's cold.

T: cornflakes, grains, water. Boring like most adjunct lagers but at least it doesn't suffer from skunk and metallic tones.

M: light body, medium carbonation, watery.

O: decent choice for my lunch, it obviously has some boring characteristics but that's to be expected from this style. (629 characters)

Photo of stephens101
2.78/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Post party leftovers. When someone hears your into craft beer they inevitably think Mexican beer. That's ok, at least it's not the light version.

Two twelve ouncers into a mug. The off-white head clears out quickly. Clear gold in color. Not much to the nose; perhaps sweet malts and straw. Fairly sweet to the tongue with a very distant light fruit character and a slight bitterness. All the other usual adjunct suspects are involved. Light bodied.

It was free, so I find it hard to dis on this too much. I guess all I can say it is what it is. (547 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
2.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured out of bottle into a pint glass. Almost no color in the pour, just the slightest yellow. A nice finger of white head formed but quickly dissipated to nothing.
No real beer smell. There is a mild smell of cleaning supply and cement.
Tastes like corn (w/o butter) and seltzer water.
Smooth feeling, low carbonation and goes down easy.
It had potential to at least look good until the head retreated into nothing. It does not taste like anything so it is not technically "undrinkable" but it really just tastes like water. Maybe fill a waterbottle up for a bike ride to keep hydrated. But as a beer it really fails. (622 characters)

Photo of McStagger
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No lime, no salt, no Montezuma's Revenge. (Hopefully)

A: Poured the color of apple juice with very minimal head that completely disappeared within 15 seconds. Carbonation seems to be seltzer like.

S: Sweet, husky, grainy. Malt syrupy, even. Not much going on.

T: Malt, cereal grain husk, touch of diacetyl on the end. Very, very little flavor.

M: The seltzer-ness of this beer is definite. It's almost like drinking piss colored club soda.

O: What was a semi decent beach beer in a bottle completely morphs into a flavorless watery brew when poured into a glass. I'm actually quite surprised at how drastic the difference is. While I can't say I'll never drink this again, I don't relish the next experience. (717 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (541 characters)

Photo of lisomiso
3.11/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks the same as all the other Mexican light lagers. Maybe a little lighter, with average head retention.

Smells like cornflakes. Maybe a hint of spice, maybe the faintest suggestion of alcohol once it's warmed.

Tastes clean, but boring. Like cornflakes. I like cornflakes! This is surprisingly pleasant. A bit of bitterness on the finish, just a little bit. Most of these Mex lagers are soapy-tasting, but this one isn't.

The mouthfeel is ok - not bad. Rather carbonated but the bubbles are fine and prickly. The body is light, but somehow it doesn't feel watery.

I can't believe how much I liked this beer! I'm genuinely surprised. I expected it to be at the bottom of the pile but it's one of my favorites thus far. (723 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
2.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Completely clear, golden color with a scant white head of tiny bubbles. Streaming for about 10 seconds and then totally still. Aromas of slightly skunky DMS, a little hint of corn and lemon juice with the pale grains.

This is a terrible beer. Skunky and off-putting even when chilled and truly horrific when it's warm. Golden pale grains are swallowed by the cooked-veggie DMS notes, they finish bitter and slightly sour, and there's no mouthfeel to speak of.

Over carbonated, under-(insert ingredient here)ed. This can came in a party pack, but I would say it isn't a party until some decent beer shows up. (610 characters)

Photo of DannyDan
2.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light clear bright yellow with a thick white head that quickly disappears with little retention and lacing, but does have lots of carbonation. The smell is old grains, a hint of lime, typical adjunct smell of grains and yeast. The taste is mix of old grains, lsome corn and followed by lime that makes the taste even worse. The mouthfeel is smooth and wet like a typical macro and overall this beer from Mexico is something I would not drink again. I'lll take a corona or a land shark any day over this stuff. (517 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev +12%
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. (1,287 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz to SA Perfect Pint.

A: Well carbonation fizzy straw colored beer, with quite a bit of soapy white head that disappears quickly.

S: Smells like a lager, some adjuncts and light breadiness and some crisp yeast sweetness.

T: Tastes like a lager and it goes down easy. Drinkable, with some crispness that hints of green apples skins, and light malts and corn/rice.

MF: Smooth and drinkable. Crisp carbonation, light mouthfeel, a little lingering dryness.

O: Honestly, between the Stella's and Boston Lager's of the world and this AAL I can't tell much of a difference. It's not a bad summer beer, and I even like it with a slice of lime straight from the bottle. May the stoning begin. (691 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pacifico as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Pacifico sin limon...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy! (407 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
2.3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'd had this a few times but had never had it on tap before, so when I saw it on tap this weekend, I decided to give it a try.

A: Honey color with pretty much no head whatsoever. Lots of carbonation rising in the glass.

S: Not so great. A little bit of lime and a lot of grain and corn.

T: Pretty much a replica of corona. Lots of grain with a bit of a lemony twang. Lots of corn in there as well. It has its place with certain foods, but on its own, it's just not good. (473 characters)

Photo of iSip
3.35/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pacifico. For summer brew enjoyment, I usually go for unfiltered wheat, and there are many great ones out there. But for a change in pace I work in a six pack of Corona Extra on occasion. The Pacifico is a good choice as well. The bubbly head dissipates quickly, but the golden beer itself maintains a constant stream of sparkling bubbles. There is more aroma, and a bit more flavor to a Pacifico than a Corona Extra. A beer purist will scoff, but try to down a Belgian Double on a hot, sweaty day. There is a place for a cold Pacifico in this world. (550 characters)

Photo of IPA35
2.72/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The fifth beer of my international lager test.
2 catagories start to unfold, one is the American Adjuct catagory and the other one is the European (Adjunct) catagory.

This, together with Bud and Miller, fits into the former.
There is not much to tell because these beers are so similar.

The colour is gold, plenty of visible carbonation and a quickly reducing white head.

Smell is grain but this one has a little more hop aroma to it than the other two.

It also has more taste than the other two, still grainy and watery but this just has a little more overall flavour and bitterness.

I like this one the best out of the 3 American Adjunct lagers I bought but it is also very expensive here in the Netherlands. I haven't seen it anywhere else so that might explain the price but €2.20 for a bottle of adjunct lager is ridiculous. (836 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
2.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 1.5 head which dissipated completely. Clear straw yellow color. Slight smell of grass and grains. Taste is more of the same and in that respect it's kind of just any BMC beer. Very light body. Boring but inoffensive. I suppose if your point of comparison happened to be Corona then this is either equal to that competitor or even a smidge more flavorful, but that doesn't say much. Hey, it's an acceptable generic American Adjunct Lager style, that's about it. (469 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
2.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (499 characters)

Photo of robnewhart
3.53/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my standard daily beer. I tried Sol and Corona but of all three, this is the heaviest (malty) of all three, therefore my preference. Am not aware of the head, as generally I drink it straight from the bottle. Good heaviness, mouthfeel and going down, due to the carbonation, is not that smooth. Slight metalic aftertaste.

All this said, this is my preferred daily Mexican beer, when compared to Corona and Sol. Am going through other Mexican beers to see how they rate, but this has been my daily beer for several years and although there might be better ones, this one works for me on a daily basis. Friends who have tried it have started it as their preference in daily beers over the aforementioned Mexican beers. (725 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
2.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2


El Coyote Junction Mexican Restaurant
Sacramento, CA

A clear, golden highly-carbonated beer with a quickly forming but a quickly disappearing white head. Little to no lacing down the glass.

A slight sweet aroma with some corn elements. At least nothing smells off or foul here.

A clean and crisp flavor with a touch of sweetness and some grainy corn elements throughout.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

A good enough beer to enjoy with a hot Mexican meal after a long day of traveling, but not much else. (555 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance pours from a quart bottle straw yellow having a thin crisp head. Smell of grain adjuncts, light hops. Taste is light in the grain tasting a little watered down leaving a metallic bitter flaver in the end. Mouthfeel is light yet having fair body with good carbonation. Probably your less than average Mexican lager. (325 characters)

Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.