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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,362 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 71 | 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:
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Photo of Mebuzzard


2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 03:53:57 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of Floydster


2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from Ralphs in Westchester

Drank this along with some burgers and potato chips and was good, but when I had it alone, it was a different story

Golden brown color with a very small head when poured into my Stone pint glass

Taste is similar to a Corona but a little stronger

Could drink a lot of these if you were in the mood

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 06:56:49 | More by Floydster
Photo of IrishTed122


3.8/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My parents said they drank a lot of this when they were in Mexico so Igave it a try

12 ounce bottle
poured into a glass
light gold color with about a one inch head
no distinct smell
not really a distinct taste but very smooth
overall this is a very drinkable beer, not the best tasting but one I will always enjoy

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 15:34:54 | More by IrishTed122
Photo of genog


2.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a golden color and is see through from either side with many light bubbles floating around.
Smell is limited, and reminds me of a lot of other macro lagers. Taste is somewhat sweet and not very enjoyable. Some hops here, but mostly not a balanced at all.
Carbonation is present and makes it a nice refreshing finish. But I added another lime as that was more enjoyable than the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 01:15:27 | More by genog
Photo of nosbocaj


3.1/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden straw color with a small head that fizzes and dissipates quickly.
S: Hops and grainy malts mainly. Not a strong smelling beer.
T: Good initial hops. Balanced and not too bitter. Finishes smooth and creamy.
M: Light body, crisp carbonation, smooth aftertaste.
D: Easy to drink, and very thirst-quenching hot weather lager. If you ever see somebody ask for a Corona over this, please show them the error of their ways.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 20:51:37 | More by nosbocaj
Photo of Halcyondays


2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pale yellow, with little head after the first five minutes.

S: Hints of corn, with some malt mixed in, nothing too substantial.

T: Corny, basically, there is nothing much left to talk about after tasting this one, pretty weak in the taste category.

M: Not bad, it is not as watery or thin as I expected from the appearance, it is also quite carbonated, as well.

D: An OK beer, one of the better macro lagers that I have had, pretty drinkable, as well, just nothing special about it, would not use my own money to purchase it in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 06:33:34 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of WillieMoe


2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It ours a pretty clear golden-yellow color.

The smell is not bad, bit like malted corn? It doesn't have a strong odor about it.

The smell pretty much tells you what you're about to taste. It's not a strong tasting brew, and it leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall it's a bit weak on taste, but is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 15:19:44 | More by WillieMoe
Photo of jackorain


2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I used to like this back before my personal craft beer revelation. I would tell people it was better than Corona because it had more flavor. Let see how it stands up to that memory.

A-Yellow and bright clear. 1/2 head from aggressive head fell to thin collar in no time. No lace left to speak of. Its only redeeming quality is the nostalgia look of summers gone by.

S-Husk, corn and a little biscuit malt. No hop.

T&M-Has a little hop bitterness right up front that dissipates quick. This is followed by a big grainy dried corn quality, dried cornhusks. There is a funky finish that is very odd and off-putting. This mixes with a fizzy carbonation that makes it even worse. There is dry astringent finish that has me longing for a drink of water to wash this away.

D-I finished the bottle but it was tough. It has got to be really, really bad for me to dump.

Overall-My memory serves me half correctly, it does have more flavor than Corona, it is just bad flavor. I tried another with the ubiquitous lime wedge, it was better but still bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 17:12:54 | More by jackorain
Photo of kguyty


3.43/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow color with very little head. The aroma is a little lacking, but definitely not skunky as in other Mexican beers that I have tried. The taste is not bad, nothing to write home about, but it is certainly refreshing. Lots of carbonation, but not too much. Not a heavy beer, which makes it a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2007 14:50:49 | More by kguyty
Photo of 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
Photo of giblet


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

pretty good. for a lighter beer this is good. much better than the big macros with contrillion dollar ad budgets...sheesh how cheap could their beer be without that overhead...but i digress

good tasty beer. not one that will knock your bloomers off, but worth a try to put another mark on the headboard!

another that is very good for a cookout...can you tell i like cooking out?

suckem up and movem out!


Serving type: bottle

07-04-2007 12:33:32 | More by giblet
Photo of StonyB

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's a hot summer day, and I'm reviewing a beer. Time to break out the Pacifico Clara...

12 oz. brown bottle. Bright yellow label - "La Cerveza del Pacifico".

Appearance - Dark golden color. No real lacing, but a small ring of foam hangs tenaciously in there. Very clear.

Smell - Grainy malt. Grassy, floral. Very little apparent hop presence.

Taste - Slightly sweet, "Juicy Fruit" malt flavor. Rice or corn in the finish. Almost no hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Just a hint of mouth-puckering astringency. Medium body, though leaning thin.

Drinkability - Extremely easy to drink, particularly on the aforementioned hot summer day. Though refreshing, there's not necessarily enough going on with the taste to hold one's interest over several of these in a row.

Pacifico Clara is an easy to drink, thirst-quenching, hot weather lager. It's a step up taste-wise from the traditional BMC's, though not a huge step. Recommended, but only if it's served at 35 degrees on an 85 degree day.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 22:41:17 | More by StonyB
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.03/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Well I was at a Mexican restaurant, and the pickings were slim. Since I had never had this I decided I would give it a shot. I passed on the lime that was offered, and withstood the look of confusion when I asked for a glass.

Pours very light yellow in color with a thin white head that lasted seconds.

Aroma is of an American macro style lager, ie. nothing much.

Taste is really not bad, in fact I'm glad I chose this over the Corona and American macro offerings. Even without the lime I felt it had a nice citrusy flavor to go along with the adjunct-filled malt bill.

I drank another before switching to a margarita.

Seems more authentic than the Corona, but that could just be my ignorance shining through.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 17:43:02 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of bunnyhustle


3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer by any means and better than Corona. Poured into pint glass, yellow and clear, head quickly dissolves. I like the taste but in order to fully appreciate it add a slice of lemon or lime, I found that this is one of only a few beers where that actually works. High carbonation (as everyone else stated). Overall not too bad, I havent yet tasted a lot of other Mexican beers but this one isnt too bad. Light and easy drinking!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 03:23:45 | More by bunnyhustle
Photo of neenerzig


3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much a standard run of the mill beer as far as American style macro lagers go. This is actually an import from Mexico. it was definitely NOT worth the $4.50 I paid for it on a recent trip to the Boneyard with my twin sister. This beer is a very light, pale, clear golden color. Head is about 1/2 inch when poured. Doesn't stick around for more than a few minutes and settles to a thin ring lining the inside of the glass with very little surface covering or lacing. Aromas of nothing I can really identify are present. Maybe a hint of floral hops and/or malt along with some vegetable adjuncts. There was something there though. Taste? Hmm...well I guess there was a bit of sweet malt and hops along with some corn and grain maybe. has a fairly thin and watery but also smooth and crisp mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Pretty light body. It sure goes down easy, but not in the way that good beer should. I feel that I may be too generous in giving this beer as high ratings as I am giving it. It wasn't terrible, but far from great. Just average. better than Corona but certainly not as good as Dos Equis.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2007 22:15:17 | More by neenerzig
Photo of sessycuban


3.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - The beer pours a clear golden straw color. I'm not getting much head, but for the style, I think it's appropriate. I almost think it would've been better to drink this beer straight from the bottle.

S - I'd say the hops dominate the smell, but I also get some floral aromas.

T - I have to say that this beer is very balanced. Definitely a good session beer. The hops stick well to the back of the tongue. I think on it's out it stands well; this beer doesn't need the annoying lime many Mexican beers do.

M - The mouthfeel is very light. It's to be expected of the style. It doesn't really feel like a beer to me though.

D - This is easily the best Mexican beer that you can find at a bar, but in absolutely no terms is it the best Mexican beer produced. This obviously pairs well with Northwestern Mexican cuisine, but don't make the mistake of thinking you can pair this beer with any cuisine south of Jalisco.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2007 07:41:26 | More by sessycuban
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

biegaman made us drink this in honour of cinco de mayo...thanks?

pours pale yellow with a small dense white head that disappears fast. no lace.

aroma is not good. musty. dms. adjuncts.

taste? not really. bland. bit grainy. slightly bitter. adjuncts.

mouthfeel is ok. medium carbonation, light body.

drinkability is ok. bland and fairly unoffensive.

Serving type: can

05-07-2007 00:21:26 | More by grub
Photo of RJLarse


2.78/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of La Cerveza del Pacifico for Cinco de Mayo. Viva la Mexico! Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow color and is crystal clear. A fizzy white head forms, but dissipated quickly, leave no lacing at all.

The smell is acerbic, vinegar perhaps, with some faint floral notes. Dandelions maybe?

The taste is ordinary, macro lager for the most part. There is some cereal flavor, and a mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, with a lot of carbonation.

This a drinkable beer but not a memorable one. It would great ice cold on a beach somewhere, or paired with Mexican food for authenticity and effect. Other than that it's nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2007 22:59:34 | More by RJLarse
Photo of icemonkey908


1.98/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer was being given away during cinco de mayo, so I grabbed one. Nothing notable about this beer. Didn't smell very strong or taste very good. Not too offensive though and very easy to drink. This is not a beer I would buy, but if found for free it is better then drinking no beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2007 05:50:42 | More by icemonkey908
Photo of MrMcGibblets


2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

not too bad for a macro. looks like the rest, and basically the same in other respects but with a bit more pilsner character. you can almost detect some vegetal hop aromas in this one. very crisp and light mouthfeel, lots of force carbonation of course, malt adjuncts are not as noticeable in this one as with most macro lagers. wouldn't be terrible on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2007 05:06:32 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of styxnpicks


3.83/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden straw color with a small head that fizzes and dissapated more like a soft drink then a beer, bubbles continue to rise from he sides of the glass

S: Hops dominate the smell

T: Suprisingly good initial hops grap the back of the tounge but are balanced and not bitter and soon disipate to a nice grainy malt that finishes very nice and creamy as it goes down

M: Light body, super crisp carbonation smoth descent

D: Easy as pie just like any other light Lager

notes: the apperance of this one is its real downfall, it looks unimpressive from the no-head soft drink like pour, no lacing, standard macro color, the only saving grace are its tiny bubbles that rise from the side of the glass

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 13:10:02 | More by styxnpicks
Photo of drpimento


2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Odd duck. On one hand I like it due to its floral hopping. On the other hand it's a somewhat insipid thin beer. Shizobrew. Cheers. Pours with a white head and no lace. Bit overcarbonated. Also a bit thin. Floral qualities are less than they used to be; a shame. Used to remind me of Bohemia, which, in turn, is also lamer than it used to be. Forgetable.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 04:54:19 | More by drpimento
Photo of stephendr


2.48/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle- color of golden yellow , with a minimal white head - nose of corn husks , bubblegum , yellow sweet corn , slightly , metallic and maybe some malt? – taste of watery citrus (lemon) , slight maltyness , white corn , and slight banana - body is astringent dry , and with medium carbonation – aftertaste of and

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 05:59:31 | More by stephendr
Photo of SetarconeX


2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is perhaps the most astonishingly average beer I've had in quite some time. Not much to look at, nice and clear with an unremarkable head. Smells not unlike that generic beer aroma you get if you sniff the bleachers at a baseball game. Taste is thin and watery, with a tiny bit of bitterness and a hint of metallic twang at the end, to remind you this was supposed to be a beer.

At a few local Mexican restaurants in my town, your options are this or Corona. Funny thing is, unless I had them side by side, I might have trouble telling the difference. Best to give them both a miss and order the Tequila...

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 05:08:04 | More by SetarconeX
Photo of mithrascruor


2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dull (yet darker than usual) straw-gold color. Airy white head dissipates into a thin film.

Smell: Corn, some grain, and maybe a hint of spicy hop.

Taste: Lightly sweet corn/grain taste. Mildly funky aftertaste that I can't describe, but it's not good.

Mouthfeel: Not was watery as some Mexican beers, but it's still light-bodied. Carbonation is a bit too prickly at times.

Drinkability: The carbonation and some of the taste makes it a bit difficult to drink at times.

I've had worse ones, but this one still isn't great.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 02:48:15 | More by mithrascruor
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.