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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,514 Ratings
THE BROS
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awful

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 125 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002)
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Photo of jmdrpi
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

jmdrpi, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of drno904
3/5  rDev +12.4%

drno904, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Gobstopper15, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of codynevels
3/5  rDev +12.4%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -25.1%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ColSanders123
2/5  rDev -25.1%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of weatherdog
3/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

weatherdog, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rrock44
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

rrock44, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of allstar255
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

allstar255, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of olimpia84
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

olimpia84, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of stephens101
2.8/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

stephens101, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of Fatehunter
2.03/5  rDev -24%
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.

Fatehunter, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of McStagger
2.23/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

McStagger, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.23/5  rDev +21%
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.

tdm168, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of lisomiso
3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

lisomiso, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of BretSikkink
2.38/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

BretSikkink, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of DannyDan
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

DannyDan, Aug 20, 2011
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 Scotchboy
2.83/5  rDev +6%
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.

Scotchboy, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.8/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

WoodBrew, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

notchucknorris, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of iSip
3.38/5  rDev +26.6%
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.

iSip, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of IPA35
2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

IPA35, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

MoreThanWine, Jun 27, 2011
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.