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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,467 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,467
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 111 | 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 puboflyons
2.35/5  rDev -11.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no expiration date or lot code. Sampled on August 8, 2009. The pour is straw yellow with virtually no head but the head that is there lingers the entire time. No lime used. The aroma is corny, grainy, and a bit malty. The mouthfeel is basically medium to thin but is has a kind of honey texture on the tongue. The flavor has a little malts and a smidgen of hops. But actually the taste makes me think of some kind of steak sauce or seasoning! It is hard to describe but that was what I felt. Next time I will use the lime.

puboflyons, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of WCBCFrank
1.6/5  rDev -39.8%

I do not mean to be gruff about this review, but here goes...

Pacifico is Corona-like, lots of corn used in this lager. Pours straw yellow and not as crisp as it appears bubbling in a glass (if you are that sophisticated to use a glass). Not much here in flavor, not much in appearance, not much except you may ask yourself why you purchased it, why your friend was dumb enough to actually buy this, or how come there was no Pepsi in the fridge....

Not recommend; buy Golden Anniversary instead. That way at least you will have a conversation starter.

WCBCFrank, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of JRhode
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%

Golden yellow with a pillowy head that quickly dissipated.

Smells of corn, rubbing alcohol and a skunky sweetness.

Tastes like Mexican beer: a little skunkiness with a lager crispness.

Water-like mouthfeel, highly carbonated.

Usually drink this so fast I don't taste it. Drinks like water.

Still my favorite Mexican adjunct lager despite the less than glowing review.

JRhode, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of jrallen34
3.18/5  rDev +19.5%

Its a mexi beer, so that pretty much says it all. I've drank from the bottle, love how in Mexico they put a tiny littel key lime on the top.

When your in Mexi its great with the little key limes they put on top, but I wouldn't drink it anywhere else.

I like it better than Corona.

jrallen34, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of Gavage
2.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: pours a bright yellow color with a short 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: light corn and grass aroma is hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: light grainy malt profile with some corn, grass and hint of lemon zest. Very little flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: the flavor profile is so weak and bland having more than one would leave the tastebuds screaming for some flavor.

Gavage, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of himmelhuber
3.2/5  rDev +20.3%

AP: Drunk right out of a 24 oz. bottle
Smell: Corny, sweet, a bit stale
taste: Light, mostly neutral, little sweet, lime would be good
Mouthfeel: a bit to fuzzy
Drinkabiltiy: Very good on a hot day after yardwork.

OK, this is not a great beer, but it is better then the american major beers. Its supposed to be a light brew with little taste, designed for hot weather and it fits that quite well.

himmelhuber, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of hockeyhead
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

poured in pint glass no lime
A: pale golden piss color with a fast disipating head
S: smells of corn mostly and a little malt sweetness
T: corn sweetness up front then goes off into a little bit of malt sweetness and grainy but finishes tart and dry
M: very water and fizzy but ok
D: i only buy this when it is on sale but by far it is they best tasting mexican beer in my opinion

hockeyhead, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev +19.5%

Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a golden color with small head. Decent aroma with hints of corn. Taste is so-so and rather dry. Not a lot of flavor. Feels light and watery in the mouth. Average drinkability I guess. Not horrible, but nothing special here.

tone77, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of Beefeater57
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%

A: Light gold, pale yellow edges. Thin white head, no retention.

S: Pale malts, cooked veggies, oddly enough, it smells like tortilla chips.

T: Sour saltiness up front which I find odd. Finishes slighty bitter, grassy. Astringent and quite dry.

M: A tad watery, fizzy. Dry finish.

D: Not my favorite mexican beer, and if anything, it tastes a little better out of the bottle. There are better mexican beers than this...

Beefeater57, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of drunkboxer1
2.58/5  rDev -3%

Pours a pissy yellow with soapy bubbles that float around on top of it. No real head retention to speak of. Smells vaguely corny and not much else. Tastes of corn and clean husky grains. There's no hop bitterness. It's overcarbonated, I think, but still manages to have a slick unpleasant finish. Neat trick.

drunkboxer1, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of Rayek
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

A: Brilliant gold with mild carbonation and excellent clarity. A big and rocky white cap formed on top. It had some decent staying power, but didn't leave any lace behind. Still, the initial look was certainly promising.

S: Not much to smell; especially when cold. Corn grits, hay and maybe a bit of lemon. Pretty decent actually.

T: When it was ice cold, the beer didn't have much flavor either. Started out almost tasteless, even as it warmed. The taste slowly built itself up, starting with cornmeal and raw barley flavors that were barely perceptible. Further in, a bit of lemon tartness showed up. That's about all that was happening until the temperature rose. As the beer warmed, the finish started getting nasty. Boiled cabbage and some metal crept in to spoil the show. The lemon tartness, which I liked before the temp broke freezing, stuck around and mixed with the new flavors to create a truly unpleasant medley.

M: The light body felt about right in the mouth.

D: Like many beers of this style, they key is keeping it as cold as possible without making a beer slush . The light body and low ABV make it go down quick. Letting it warm at all kills the experience, for me at least. Definitely not a beer worth revisiting. A cut above Corona, and that's it.

Pacifico marked the last stop on my tour through the beers at my favorite Mexican restaurants. My final conclusion from the tour is that I'll be drinking a steady flow of Bohemia from here on out.

Rayek, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of cnally
3.28/5  rDev +23.3%

Another one of the drop-offs from family over the weekend.

Pale pale yellow beer with a surprisingly nice fluffy white head that sticks to the glass and laces nicely.

Very nice, sweet smell with more of a malt aspect than the grain aspect. Not too shabby.

The sweetness continues, with a bit of honey flavor initially and then comes the bitterness. Not overwhelming bitterness, but it does invade the aftertaste a bit. Very adjunct styling, with grains dominating the flavor overall throughout.

Balanced feel but a bit watery.

You know what? I like it for an adjunct lager. Sometimes, you could see yourself drinking a beer that doesn't necessarily knock you away. It is smooth and flavorful enough, and is very good for this style.

cnally, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of Domingo
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%

I remember drinking these on sale when I was in college.
I hadn't had one in years but figured I'd give one a shot as I was craving something lighter.
Pours a pretty pale blonde color. Not much head, though.
Not much of a smell to it. Just a sour (normal fermentation) grain smell.
The taste isn't really very strong either. Again, just a grain flavor. Relatively sweet and mild, like white bread. A little more hops than a "light" beer, but not much more going on. Probably a decent quencher on a hot day, but then again - so are the superior Dos XX, Bohemia, or even Tecate.
Better than the horribly flawed Corona, but still not much better than a Miller Light and it's 2X the price.
Not terrible or disgusting, but kind of pointless as an import. Since most Mexican imports cost roughly the same, you're better off choosing a better beer or just ordering domestic if you want something mild. Unless you're in western Mexico and this is the local beer, skip it as you'll end up paying too much as an import.
It's just one of those situations where you have an import that's lackluster even when compared with US macros and there are tons of Mexican imports that cost the same and are better.

Domingo, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of mnrider
1.98/5  rDev -25.6%

appearance: light golden lager look. very bubbly white head, which goes away in a second. Very little carbonation.

Smell: Almost no smell. Just a little hopy taste.

Taste: Very little taste. Maybe just a little bitter and kind of dry. Not much to describe to be honest.

Drinkability: With the low ABV i could down many of these and not even know. I pass on this mexican clara (clear). Manly because of the lack of taste and the dry taste.


mnrider, May 31, 2009
Photo of garymuchow
2.93/5  rDev +10.2%

Stumbled upon this bottle, so I'll give it a try.
Very adjuncty (is that a word, is that a aroma?). Anyway, sweet corn, pale malt with a brush of hops, a touch of toasted corn. Fair enough for style. Adjuncts get stronger the longer it's out of the bottle.
Very short lived small head. Pale, to slightly darker, gold and crystal clear.
Sweet adjunct and malt. Mild sharp (boy I'm full of interesting phraseology tonight), sour, bitter hop flavor that blends interestingly with the corn and sweetness.
Lots of prickly carbonation. Moderate body for style.
This drinks well enough on one account, because it holds a fair amount of flavor. However, the heavier body and excessive adjunct, make it tough to tolerate. It seems to lack a thirst quenching quality. I feel full after one. And as it typical with this style, any enjoyable flavors leave as it warms.

garymuchow, May 23, 2009
Photo of supercolter
2.83/5  rDev +6.4%

Meh, just another weak Mexican beer.
Appearance is fine, straw yellow with a bit of lacing and minimal head.
Smell and Taste are pretty similar. A bit skunky, corny, and a bare minimum of hops to accent it. I resisted the lime...
Mouthfeel is ok lightly carbonated.
Drinkability is where it should be for the style.

supercolter, May 23, 2009
Photo of TooleBurger
2.35/5  rDev -11.7%

Typical Mexican beer that needs you to put fruit in it. Better than Corona with a more authentic taste.

a: very light, but glistens in warm weather

s: smells like piss w/o the lime...with the lime, it smells much better

t: tastes like corn with lime juice

m: very thin but easy to swallow on a hot day

d: on a hot day, this beer is great...or if you are eating Mexican food...otherwise I would stay away from it

TooleBurger, May 22, 2009
Photo of tab021
3.33/5  rDev +25.2%

A: I am assuming Claro means clear, because its very very light looking.

S: extremely light to me. maybe corn but not much else

T: Very little flavor, zero hoppy flavor, but still more enjoyable than other cruddy Mexican beers. Still not the worlds best by a long shot. You have to commit beer blasphemy and put a lime in it to have it maintain ANY flavor

M: Very fizzy and watery

D: this is a beer for people who really dont like beer. or just want to get a buzz off of something that is so light that it tastes next to nothing. Although due to that, it wouldn't be impossible to drink a bunch because of its light and simple nature. Altogether not great, but not terrible...

tab021, May 20, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.15/5  rDev +18.4%

12oz single from the SLS in Vernal, around $1.

A: Clear, yellow, stark white head that reduces to nothing, lots of carbonation moving around in it though. Excellent clarity. Not an impressive beer by any means but still a decent looking adjunct lager.

S: Corn, sweaty feet, a hint of a grainy barley malt, and that's about it. No hop profile at all. For a Mexican beer it smells better than the others.

T: Corn sweetness, cereal grains, a little more grainy than I had expected which definitely saves it, slight underlying tones of hops, but nothing to stand out. Tastes how it should, watery without a lot going on, still it isn't offensive by any means like so many others in this style.

M: Thin, dry, mildly carbonated. Really smooth, not too shabby at all.

D: Goes down really easily, out of all the Mexican beers I can get my hands on, this one will probably be the go to choice. Nice beer for a hot day, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but its definitely better than Corona. Way better than Corona.

pokesbeerdude, May 19, 2009
Photo of donmonkey1
2.23/5  rDev -16.2%

Appearance: Weak yellow, no head, not enough carbonation. I know before I smell or taste the beer I'm walking into a mine field.

Smell: Mild sweet corn juice

Taste: Mild sweet corn juice with some artificial sweetner and a touch of PGA

Mouthfeel: Watery. However, in spite of the lack of carbonation, the beer feels like a lot of carbonation exists. In fact, it would be like touching the two prongs of several 9-volt batteries to your tongue.

It tastes exactly like a weak, CHEAP, ordinary, crappy old beer, except for the 9-volt battery factor.

donmonkey1, May 17, 2009
Photo of vacax
2.48/5  rDev -6.8%

A: Exceptionally pale and clear. Almost resembles a lemon soda, or maybe a blend of beer and water. Poured straight into a glass and still only managed to produce about one and a half fingers of head.

S: Moldy corn bread with a little bit of honey on it.

T: Impressive how little actual flavor is present. If I hold the beer in the front of my mouth it literally is as if my mouth is full of tonic water with a bit of a metallic off-flavor. In the center of the tongue there is some grain to it though the predominant flavor is a rather neutral bite as it hits the back of the tongue. Very neutral beer that provides little flavor. Imperial light lager? If I want to be fancy I pretend it's aged in water barrels.

M: Watery and fizzy. This has nothing on the majesty of Bud Heavy.

D: Not exactly distasteful but not pleasant for me either. Not quite up to par with the fabled lawnmower beer. No real reason to drink this one. Shockingly I don't think this is even a cheap brand, but PBR or High Life has a lot more flavor and drinkability to it. This is beer for people who don't want beer.

vacax, May 10, 2009
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured from a 12 oz glass into a clean shaker glass. Yellowish with a head that fizzes away.

Smells of light skunk hop and corn.

Taste follows the nose. Scant euro hopping and a bit of malt with some corny influences. Grainy n Gritty, but it is on par with the style.

Mouthfeel is easy to drink light bodied light beer.

Drinkability is alright. Refreshing and easy to pound away when needed. Cheers Amigos...

Stinkypuss, May 06, 2009
Photo of KeefD
2.42/5  rDev -9%

Got a bomber off this for Cinco de Mayo. Yeah, I know, I'm not Mexican, but what the hell, if every other idiot is going to drink Mexican beer on this day, I guess I should too. (So ashamed)

Golden boy, lots of carbonation, white head gone in an instant. Aroma of corn and some grainy malts. Not much going on in the nose. Flavor is watered down sweet corn, a bit of malty grains, dry crisp finish. Not much going on this beer. Luckily I have a few slices of lime to throw in here to make this taste a little better. Where's my Grain Belt... Would not buy again.

KeefD, May 06, 2009
Photo of BarrelO
1.58/5  rDev -40.6%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. A few days ago, I was making a mix-and-match six pack, and I decided to pick up some Mexican beers for Cinco de Mayo. Would it be a decision I'd live to regret? Read on and find out!

A: Slightly less pale than the typical macro. What little head there is quickly disappears.

S: Corn.

T: Like any other macro. This is simply too boring to merit making a real effort to describe the flavor.

M: Thin and watery.

D: Grupo Modelo's successful attempt to market its beers as premium products has to be the biggest practical joke in the history of American business. If I were dying of thirst in the Sonora Desert, I would happily suck one of these down. Otherwise, this is slightly more pleasant than catching swine flu.

BarrelO, May 05, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a bottle into a frosted pint glass with a line at the local Mexican restaurant. The lime went into my water instead.

Pours a pale yellow color with a little bit of white foam that died down immediately. Color is more yellow than anything, see through.

Smell was unimpresive. Sweet corn if I had to give any description.

The taste was okay. It was clean, a bit sweet, though much better than the sickly sweet and heavy Corona. Little watery in the mouthfeel.

Overall I liked the beer, could see having it again. It went down easy and worked well with my chimichangas.

KTCamm, May 02, 2009
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.