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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,423 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 96 | 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 heath1agnew


3.28/5  rDev +23.3%

this was a pretty mixed review....the appearance was terrible...no head and certainly no lacing and i couldn't pick up much from the nose. the taste....oddly refreshing with a dry finish, and the mouthfeel was what you would expect from a lager really. i'm not sure what taste i was getting from this beer but i did suprisingly like it and it was easy to drink.

12-15-2008 13:00:26 | More by heath1agnew
Photo of Mistofminn


3.4/5  rDev +27.8%

12 oz dark brown bottle.

I always considered this to be the Mexican version of Grain Belt Premium. Maybe it was the corn taste or it being slightly sweeter than usual. Either way I don't care what most people say I rather enjoyed this. Very drinkable, good carbonation and taste.

12-13-2008 05:14:04 | More by Mistofminn
Photo of colts9016


2.23/5  rDev -16.2%

Appearance. Pale yellow,one finger head with carbonation.
Nose Wheat, corn, and yeast.
Taste: A cooked corn and wheat with a little hint of malt character and notes of yeast.
Body: Thin but not watery
Finish: None
This is not a good beer unless you take a couple of shot first.

12-11-2008 22:26:09 | More by colts9016
Photo of TrevorGW


3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Looks like your standard yellow mexican beer. A tad darker than corona or tecate.

Smells of cooked corn and melted butter.

Taste is pretty bland, but not offensive. A splash of wet wheat and then a mild lemony finish.

Nice carbonation. Fizzy, but not killed by fizz like its rivals.

A good afternoon drinker for sure.

12-11-2008 17:47:13 | More by TrevorGW
Photo of magictrokini


2.53/5  rDev -4.9%

This brew fills a niche: beer to drink outside in the sun on a hot day with friends. It is not a great beer, nor can it hold a candle to a great IPA, bock, or stout. But, do you really want to drink one of those on the beach in Rosarito?

Pours clear gold with a lot of bubbles. Grassy, straw and grain aroma. Clean crisp taste of grain and weak hops, but not enough to offend. And you don't even need a lime to cut the taste.

12-09-2008 00:25:32 | More by magictrokini
Photo of ChainGangGuy


2.08/5  rDev -21.8%

$1.35 12 oz. single at Green's (Buford) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, short-lived, bubbly head and tons of overall effervescence.

Smell: Lackluster aroma of corn and cheap, stale grains.

Taste: Light pale malts and corn grits with a cereal sweetness. Light floral hops and bitterness. Finishes dry with a slight, lingering husk astringency.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Poor even by macro lager standards. Not recommended.

12-04-2008 01:25:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

This one is as about as clear and lifeless looking as you could imagine, plenty of carbonation is the only good attribute. A tiny, white, transparent head forms fast and is gone just as quick.

The "nose" (if you can call it that) has a sour, thin malt scent with slight aluminum and tin. You cannot detect any hops or anything else for that matter.

The flavor is a thin, semi-sweet malt with a strange metallic sourness in the finish. You cannot detect any hop flavor, I'm not even sure there are hops in this stuff! There's very little else to report...the lack of flavor says it all. The feel is refreshing and zippy and first but it quickly becomes totally flat and lifeless. This is a zombie beer!

Enough is enough, it's hard to finish one of these....christ! where's my slice of lime???

11-26-2008 22:46:46 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Photo of Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

2.45/5  rDev -7.9%

Appearance: Crystal Clear. Dissipating head

Smell: Smells stale. No hops, no malt aroma.

Taste: Tastes of cardboard. No hop flavor. Slight astringency. Too much corn in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Nice smooth light bodied beer.

Drinkability: Would prefer a corona.

11-24-2008 01:51:23 | More by Squelch
Photo of oriolesfan4


3/5  rDev +12.8%

Seen this around the package store for a while but never tried it.

Well, it tastes like how I expected it to.. a Corona/Landshark clone. I would say this is better by than those other two but it's a subpar beer none the less. This beer pours with zero head.. not even like 1/16 of an inch... almost amazing to see. Really drinkable and tastes like nothing, would drink if it was free but never would buy it again.

11-23-2008 20:41:45 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of dfolmste

New York

2.73/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance: Less than a 1/4 inch of head that goes completely away in a few seconds. Low to medium carbonation. Very light yellow. Looks like your typical macro lager.

Smell: A bit more citrus than a lager, but alcohol and fruit are the predominant smells/ Better than a macro, but not by much.

Taste: No sweetness in the taste. Considering it is a Mexican beer it could probably use a lime. I do not think that even a lime would cover up the metallic taste though.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery and overall not memorable. Aftertaste is pure metal and sticks around for longer than it should.

Drinkability: Especially since there are much better beers from Mexico I would not buy this again. I do not think even a lime could salvage this.

11-19-2008 02:09:52 | More by dfolmste
Photo of Cyberkedi


1.78/5  rDev -33.1%

Color is a not very impressive clear straw-yellow. Aroma is crisp and typically lagerish, not complex and not at all promising. Flavor is rather thin and watery, a little malty with just a little bit of a zing and a teeny hint of hop bitterness. Texture is fairly smooth and rather watery.

11-15-2008 01:25:38 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of Jangles


3.93/5  rDev +47.7%

Pacifico is easily drinkable. The double deuce bombers are ideal for enjoying at a ball game (thankfully available at Ducks games as well), a cold bottle is perfect on a date when you are trying to avoid getting too buzzed and making a fool of yourself, and a frosty schooner pairs just so well with a carnitas dinner in Old Town San Diego. And they are nice when relaxing at home with one and some chips and locally-made salsa.

Not a serious beer, but excellent for what it is intended, and for what it accomplishes. I enjoy drinking this beer.

11-04-2008 11:01:32 | More by Jangles
Photo of IBUnit63


2.93/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a thin, almost glowing lemon color. Lots of carbonation but very thin head.

Not a whole lot of aroma here-a little silage/pine hops with a bit of bitterness. Malt texture is very austere.

A little stronger hop texture than expected for style. Malt on the other hand is quite mild and boiled, with a little corn-ish texture.

Mouthfeel is pretty tight, especially with warmth, as the industrial strength silage corn texture becomes more prominent. Aftertaste isn't horrible, but it has an oxidized feel to it.

For its ordinary qualities, it drinks very well. With pseudo-Creole-Tex-Mex it works just fine!

10-18-2008 17:11:06 | More by IBUnit63
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer


3.3/5  rDev +24.1%

A refreshing beer good for when you want something light

A- Yellow-gold poured aggresively for a 1-finger head that fads down to a ring quickly. Many noticeable streams of carbonation

S- Hard to get any smell at all. A bit of crispness that is faintly citric and faintly metallic

T- Taste is light and grainy. Not bad

M- Lots of carbonation and a light body make this one a mouth-pleaser

D- Quite refreshing and a good palate-cleanser

10-17-2008 02:11:18 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

1.85/5  rDev -30.5%

A: Poured fro a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a clear texture. Not much head or lacing.

S: There was a funky, grainy smell, along with a little citrus and hops.

T: A tiny bit of lemon and hops, but mainly this beer has a grainy taste that's pretty unpleasant. Other than that, it's very thin.

M: Not a whole lot of carbonation. A dry finish.

D: Yet another beer modelled after the American macro swill. Totally uninteresting and devoid of character.

10-11-2008 13:07:55 | More by avalon07
Photo of Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +12.8%

A: Bright and clear golden-yellow, with a very fizzy white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Grain, corn, plum, and a touch of alcohol. Fairly pleasant, actually.

T: Lots of grain, quite puckering and astringent. Hops are grassy, and the sip finishes with some fruity hints.

M: Very active carbonation, with large bubbles reminiscent of club soda. Somewhat crisp and finishes dry.

D: Well, it's ok....Drinkable, but not preferable. It's got a little bit more going on than a typical BMC macro lager, but other than that, not much to mention.

09-05-2008 17:59:35 | More by Clydesdale
Photo of argock


2.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date.

A: Very pale yellow, clear, with thin, fizzy bright white head that disappears quickly to less than a thin cap.

S: Reasonably pleasant with raw graininess, corn, and touch of lemon.

T: Weird sweet husk + grain combination that comes off as very mealy. There is a bit of lightly toasted cereal grain followed by grassy hops flavor in the finish.

M: Dry finish with thin mouthfeel. Carbonation is fairly even and not overly fizzy.

D: Like Corona with slightly more flavor -- but how hard is that?

08-26-2008 04:40:53 | More by argock
Photo of changeup45


2.28/5  rDev -14.3%

Another Pale Lager of a Mexican beer. From the bottle. Golden color. Gentle corn, grainy, uhh, Mexican beer flavor which is perhaps a bit better than some alternatives. Better than Corona. OK in the sun or with spicy foods. Somewhat refreshing and clean.

08-23-2008 16:42:11 | More by changeup45
Photo of OtherShoe2


2.33/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours medium gold with a foamy white head that is gone in an instant

Smells of sweet grain and tart malt. Hard to describe -- how about a barroom alleyway after a ballgame?

This is poor man's Corona. Sweet grain flavor, a hint of bitterness, and then this harshness I cannot put my finger on. With or without the lime in the bottle, it is still there.

Some fizz, and that odd bitter/scorched finish. It is a crisp beer, for sure.

Not the worst beer I've had from South of the border, and for the price, it is ok. If you are going that taste route, you could pick something with a bit more structure and uh smoothness. Not offering much here but a way to quench your thirst. A true "get tanked after mowing the lawn" beverage.

08-16-2008 16:57:52 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of PatronWizard


2.3/5  rDev -13.5%

Grabbed a bottle from a little Mexican restuarant and boldly asked for a mug. Also ordered the chicken quesadilla...

Fizzy yellow beer at its finest. Darker yeller than a light beer at least. Quarter inch head was there and gone.

Scentless. Or maybe the smell of the restaurant drowns this out. No, its scentless.

Taste: well I guess I should get serious and spit out my gum first. Took a drink, didn't realize I took and drink so I took a drink and didn't realize I took a drink so I took a drink.... hold on here, did I buy a beer or not? Three fourths of the bottle and yet to have a flavor.

Screw it. At least the bottle is cold with a low amount of carbonation. Very much like an old corn cob soaked in a cup of club soda with a half ounce of very, very cheap vodka.

Overall: if you must.

08-14-2008 05:02:17 | More by PatronWizard
Photo of GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +9%

Pale straw yellow,white head that was gone in a flash and little sticking,not much at all here to the nose,some grains and grass is all i get,very refreshing on the drink,crisp and mild sweetness upon the early sips,very very lite,this brew was gone in a flash,maybe with a little bit of lime it would have more flavor,but easily consumed and could be dranked all nite on a hot day,other than that,i'll pass on it for a evening beer.

08-09-2008 03:39:50 | More by GrimmReaper
Photo of jwc215


2.1/5  rDev -21.1%

Pours golden yellow with a foamy white head that has a decent retention for the style at first, though it eventually disappears.

The smell is of grain, some cooked veggies, a hit of husk, and a touch of soap.

The taste is of sweet grain, cooked veggies, some husk with a touch of soap and seltzer water. Sweetness balanced by husk more than by any hop bitterness.

Light-bodied, it has some wet cardboard and something that I can't quite pinpoint that just leaves a blah feel on the palate. Fizzy, for sure.

This isn't even refreshing. It leaves a pretty nasty aftertaste, to boot. Something pretty harsh about it, though on a hot day it's not impossible to finish. But, that's it...as for me, I'll pass - would rather drink water. Very little redeeming qualities to this one.

07-28-2008 04:03:46 | More by jwc215
Photo of cvstrickland

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev +7.1%

12-ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass yields a clear golden straw-colored body with active carbonation and a thin grayish-white cap of foam that recedes quickly to a patchy sheet that leaves wispy lacing on the glass.

Smell is a touch of crackery malt and a touch of herbed and sauteed mixed green vegetables.

Taste is sweet and adjuncty with plenty of lemony corn. Makes me squint a bit at the tanginess of it.

Thin-bodied and really drinkable. What the hell, right?

07-28-2008 03:33:11 | More by cvstrickland
Photo of ColoradoBobs


2.55/5  rDev -4.1%

12-ounce bottle as shown.

Appearance is light amber with a small, quickly-fading off-white head. No lacing. Looks thin.

Smell is light malt with rice and corn. Smells thin.

Taste is a bit better than the smell. You can actually tell there is real malted barley and a little bit of hops. Unfortunately, also tastes skunked.

Mouthfeel is the best aspect of this beer. Not as thin as it looks and smells, though that's not saying much.

Drinkability -- well, if you like skunked lagers, this baby is your cup of tea. But it's not mine.

07-19-2008 06:23:08 | More by ColoradoBobs
Photo of HalfFull


3.2/5  rDev +20.3%

Poured into a glass, this brew pours a golden straw in color with a very light head. Head disappears very quickly and offers no lacing.

Wow! I've had this beer a number of times directly from the bottle but don't recall pouring it into a glass before as it is ever so common here at the bottom of a BBQ cooler. I'd recommend you do the same, save your nostrils. The overwhelming rancid corn scents reminded me of Schaefer Light back when that was all I could afford. Let's forget those days.

Tastes of grainy malts with just a touch of complexity, but not much, and not much else going on beyond that. Always preferred Corona to this as for the Mexican Macros, now I'm sure. Carbonation is not overdone however, allowing for a finish that is slightly creamy, though drying. Risk frostbite by digging around the cooler a little longer.

Edit: May 2009.

Whoa, this is a very different beer in the U.S. After reviewing this beer in Mexico last year I think the U.S. version is quite different. Less corn on the nose and more hops, similar creaminess vs. Corona. Unlike the U.S., Mex. and Central/South America seem to celebrate the 'mais' in their beer and this is surely a modified version of the homeland recipe. Not bad, and rating adjusted for U.S. edition....

07-09-2008 20:24:20 | More by HalfFull
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