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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,471 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website

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 BerkeleyBeerMan
3.88/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'd like to start by saying I don't know why this beer is rated so low. I expected it too be bad but it surprised me with its Pilsner style. I split a 22 oz. bottle of this between a friend and I. Initially I expected this too be bad. Overall I rate Mexican beer at average or below. The appearance was a decent yellow color. It didn't like artificial. The carbonation is high as I expected. The beer has a nice balmy smell. Some esters move in followed by good pale smelling malts. As I titled the glass to my lips I discovered a nice Pilsner. It isn't distinctive but it is refreshing to taste a Mexican beer with some character (e.g. Bohemia) The taste is pale and has a good hop profile too it. Pacifico and crisp and refreshing. I am enjoying the taste of this beer. It doesn't present any repulsive or off flavors. It is light bodied and would perfect for washing down Enchiladas or other spicy foods. or enjoying while hanging out on a warm summer day. This beer is mild but has more character than I expected. I will definitely buy Pacifico again.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of Chyren
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden, clear liquid with a 1 finger white fizzy head that quickly dies. The scent is sweet and light, some alcohol in it, and a trace of funky hops, but not skunked up like Corona. Has a light malt and grain flavor, some bitterness in the end, not especially aromatic or flavorful in any way. The texture is much like a slightly viscous soda pop. The beer is easy to drink, but would get old fast for my taste. I have to compare this to the other common Mexican lagers and in the respect, it definitely does well. It is much better than Corona, Tecate, Sol, etc.

Chyren, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of beertunes
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

beertunes, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.88/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

No head. Crystal clear straw body. This beer doesn't smell awful, but I would have rated it a 1 based on the fact that it has almost no smell whatsoever. I can almost pick up a slight hint of corn. This has to be the least pronounced scent of any beer I've had so far. Tastes completely watered down with extremely vague hints of grain and herb. Easy to drink because it's essentially colored water. Great for someone who wants to get drunk and who hates the taste of beer. Hardly even a noticeable trace of alcohol.

ZenAgnostic, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of GweedoeBRew
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As most mexican pilsners that Modelo makes, this beer is clear (like water), crisp, and very tasteless. It tastes like all of the other mexican pils, so it becomes more of a do I look cooler with Corona, Modelo espcial, or Pacifico.

I think that I choose this beer mostly out of protest to drinking Corona for the week in cabo. But most bars in Cabo offer you 2 Pacifico for the price of 1... so I guess that is what made it drinkable (the price).

GweedoeBRew, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.45/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a poor looking yellowish straw color with a thick white head and no lacing. Smells of sweet corn and a little sweet malts. Tastes of sweet corn and a little sweetness and maybe a little bread. Mouthfeel is medium and it has a heavy carbonation. Drinkability is low.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
2.9/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Usually have it in mexico or when eating mexican food. Pours transparent thin yellow color, medium size white head came and went, high-medium carbonation, extremely light aroma of hard water and corn. Hits the mouth with a thin watery body, the malt doesn't come across very well over the watery taste, finish, if you can call it that, goes away quickly. Refreshing however.

CuriousMonk, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.42/5  rDev -9%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a very thin, small head. The carbonation is fun to watch but not much else. Extremely clear but lacks all nuance in color. Very pale, light yellow.

S: Slightly sweet maltiness. A touch of lime and rice?

T: The very light amount of skunk is palateable. The taste is light and a little sweet. Not bad for this style.

M: This, heavily carbonated. Slightly oily.

D: Drinkable in the sense of a watery light lager. Still, better than most of the American macro-lagers.

ForWhatAlesYou, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer pours a yellow/straw color with a quickly receding white head and pretty much no lacing.

S: Smells like corn. Very sweet and grainy as well. There's some sugary notes to it and a bit of toast, even. Maybe a little bit of skunk and grass, but not horribly offensive.

T: The nose was decently unoffensive, but the flavor is pretty harsh. Lots of toasted grain and bitterness that doesn't really fit into the rest of the beer. Sweet corn and sugar makes up most of the flavor and there's some grassy hop notes.

M: The body is light with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: I guess there are more offensive beers out there, but that doesn't absolve this one. Still not something I'd look forward to again.

womencantsail, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
3.08/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow apperance with minimal head that disappears quickly. Smell is sweet with a hint of corn, nothing significant though.

Taste is mostly of grain and corn with a hint of sweetness and vegetables. Suprisingly stronger flavor for this type of beer. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste has a lingering sweetness, but nothing significant.

Overall, a refreshing beer and a bit more flavorful then Corona. If your looking for a good summer beer that's lighter, this is worth a try.

CrazyMike, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.58/5  rDev +34.6%
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 ronniebruner
2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

As a direct Corona wannabe, you get exactly what you would expect from this beer. Any time a lime is recommended with a beer, it is because the beer is skunky. This beer pours high head, has a way over watered down taste, the color is ultra light yellow, almost the color of urine, whuch would also be a good way to describe the taste. This beer should only be drank when lesser beers like MGD or Bud is all thats available.

ronniebruner, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of mralphabet
2.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Straw yellow, about 1/2 of head that disappears very quickly to nothing with no lacing at all. Lots of carbonation.

A: Very sweet smelling, I'm getting corn and some other grainy notes.

T: Taste is very close to the smell, adjuncts up front cooked veggies, with a corny sweetness. Not much else

M: Light and watered down, pretty highly carbonated.

D: Well it is easy to drink, but way would you...

mralphabet, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of DCon
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

While never having this Mexian Lager, I ordered this at Charros Mexican Restaurant and am regretting it...

Appearance - This was an average yellow lager with a finger of head but no lace left behind.

Smell - Horrible! Skunk smell, and the beer was before the "Best Before Date". Other than this, smelled like the normal Mexican lager than had been exposed to too much heat (skunk smell due to this probably)

Taste - Did not have any different taste then how a Corona or Tecate would taste with a Lime in it. I ended up having to put the lime in to make SOME type of flavor happen because I did not enjoy the Lager taste of this beer.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied beer of course with a water base and weak contribution to my taste buds.

Drinkability - I know that Corona's or Dos Equis are great with a lime and can be fun on "Mexican nights" but this beer absolutely sucked. Maybe be easy for some to drink but I just did not enjoy at all. Very watered down and didn't do much for me. Will stick with a Corona next time I'm in need for my Mexican beer satisfaction!

DCon, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of jar2574
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing remarkable about the appearance. No head to speak of. Bright, bright yellow color. Smell is slightly metallic but not offensive. Maybe a hint of maltiness. Taste, again, is not offensive, but isn't exactly good. It is water with a touch of beery alcohol. There's enough carbonation to remind you that you aren't just drinking water. It would be easy to drink several of these because they are very light, and if you were on a beach somewhere that might be appropriate.

jar2574, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of bastardface
4.08/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been a fan of Pacifico Clara for a long time. It is probably one of my favorite beers if you particpating in a session. It has no real signature taste. It's easy to drink though. I'm also partial to mexican beers. It has no impressive color. The taste is arguablly not that great. You can dink many of these and not be tired of them. I recommend this for any person that just wants to drink not too seriosly and wants to have fun.

bastardface, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of kwjd
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I was at a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles so I decided to try a beer I hadn't had before. Poured a pale yellow colour with absolutely zero head nor lacing. Grassy, clean aroma with some grains. A hint of bitterness, but mostly pretty mild flavour. Prickly carbonation, which is weird because there was no head.

kwjd, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of JizackFH
2.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A - This pours an extremely light pale yellow. There was a small 1-finger white head that left no lacing. There were a lot of carbonation bubbles present.

S - It smelled like your average macro lager. There was also a very faint hop presence.

T - Tastes like an average watery adjunct lager. Maybe it's a little less watered down to some of the American macros. There were some citrus notes present. Had an aftertaste that I didn't care for.

M - Extremely light bodied with medium carbonation. Its pretty watery, and it leaves a weird taste in my mouth.

D - The taste is bad, but it goes down like water. I could easily drink a ton of these, but I just wouldn't want to.

JizackFH, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My only other exposure to this beer was at a dollar beer bar at a party in Chi-town a few years ago. Always a surprise to see it out of its 'native' environment here in the great frozen north...

This beer pours a clear pale golden hue, with one finger of rapidly-dissipating soapy white head, which leaves nada in the way of lace. It smells of water, faint sweet grain, and faint skunked hops. The taste is more of the same - very thin adjunct grain and moderately skunky hops. The carbonation is prickly, but not overbearing, the body medium-light, but still watery. It finishes off-dry, the latent mild grain and skunky, weedy hops going for a swim.

Obviously a beer for the captive beach market, or any other tropical environment - inoffensive for the most part, but certainly not a pick when there is actual choice available.

biboergosum, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Color is a moderate yellow golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose is a bit of light grain without much else. Taste is slightly grainy and has a tough of skunked character. Light and crisp. About the same as carbonated water in terms of flavor, but really nothing horrific about it.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of Nerudamann
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - Very clear and straw-like in color. Very little foam, which dissipated quickly. Slow carbonation.

Smell - Extremely faint hint of hoppiness, but outside of that there's hardly any smell at all.

Taste - There's hoppiness to the taste of this one, but it feels like a more earthy hoppiness, and therefore possibly truer, without the use of cereal grains and such. Other than that though, there's little to no taste. Texture is toward the creamier side but still somewhat watery.

Drinkability - Not a very interesting brew, but also not the worst adjunct lager out there. Decent enough and at a cheap price.

Nerudamann, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
2.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow color with tons of bubbles, active head with little retention or lacing. Scent is almost non existent with only minimal qualities of pale straw and light cooked corn. Taste is also very light with the corn tastes overshadowing the pale straw, light hop extract flavor with minimal bitterness and some faint astingency. Overly carbonated and bubbly, very light body. Not much of a winner with the strong cooked corn flavors and high carbonation.

rfgetz, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of BucBasil
3.38/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a large mug.

A: The beer is a pure yellow with tons of carbonation coming though. Head was sad - 1 finger with poor retention.

S: Surprisingly good - malty with lots of bread. Some slightly fruity hops coming through but not much. Alright.

T: Bread and corn sweetness. A touch of some fruity sweetness, but alot of corn. A lot better than some similar brews like Corona. I will take this with Mexican most times.

It's an ok brew very drinkable and alright tasting.

BucBasil, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of tempest
3.3/5  rDev +24.1%
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.
63 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.