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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: 458
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 idResponse

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

this beer is a rather normal looking cerveza, yellow and thin as usual. the smell is a bit of that sour musty smell you get from a corona but not as pungent and stinky. the taste is a pretty smooth even gold but leaves the tounge feeling slightly dry. the mouth being dry may make you want to drink more, which may be the point. however, when this beer is cold and it's hot as hell, i'd grab one any day. they don't taste that bad and are pretty easy to swill down one after the other. some people like their cerveza with a lime, and it might taste good in this but i prefer to leave mine alone. so grab a pacifico and tell corona to get bent!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 16:28:17 | More by idResponse
Photo of bacabuck


3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical macro lager. I actually prefer this over Corona for two reasons. (1) Brown bottle = less chance for a skunked brew (2) Cheaper than Corona.

Pours a clear maize. Much like urine but with a less of a head (no pun intended).

Smell is average for a macro lager - not much of anything. That's actually a positive statement. Beats the heck out of the nasty astringent scent that you get from MGD.

Mouthfeel is average as well. Better than Bud or Bud Lite. Seems like it is not quite carbonated as much as the American macro brews.

Drinkability is good. In some cases it is even excellent such as the drive from the airport in Cabo san Lucas to the resorts (about an hour drive). Let the taxi driver actually command the vehicle. Just sit back, relax, and plan some deep sea fishing for the next day.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 05:48:59 | More by bacabuck
Photo of DoubleJ


2.48/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of the few beers my aunt will actually drink and popular with people in my age group (I'm 21 years old at this typing), I found a discounted single bottle at Vendome waiting to be taken home. I just want to see what the fuss is all about with this beer, and ironically, won't be consumed at my house, but my cousin's house which I'm housesitting for the weekend. It's been unusually warm here in SoCal recently, and after building a thirst from work, found an appropriate time to consume Pacifico. On to the beer:

Poured into a glass, the color looks appetizing, but the head does not. It has faint smells of corn husks and a small dose of malts. The taste? Uhhh, fudge it, I'm thirsty. Husky, husky, husky. This beer's role is to quench your thirst, not your taste buds. So maybe now i see why this beer's popularity is growing fast; assuming the beer is cold, you can drink it like water without many flavors getting in the way.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 05:06:50 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of MrHungryMonkey


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

Pale yellow, almost no head. Mild carbonation.

Bread, grape/apple, light juicy sweetness, light floral aroma. Tad alcoholic.

Light bread. Dry and light bodied. Toasty corn. Moderately crisp. Sweet fruity vibe.

Doesn't taste like much, but it goes great with enchiladas, chips, and hot sauce. If I'm going for a light Mexican beer, Pacifico aint bad. I definitely wouldn't recommend drinking it without food though.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 01:05:33 | More by MrHungryMonkey
Photo of rhythmguitartz88

New York

2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I chose this beer because of its name on the menu list...it's really nothing special...
the appearance was not great...the bottle was rather boring and the beer itself had no significant head and had a not too attractive color to it.
smell was friuty and sweet it was served with lime so the lime scent was present.
taste again was nothing special; fruit-esque and sweet with a hint of hopp...i think it would have been boring without the lime to be honest.
the mouthfeel was bad at best...not the smoothness that i like
drinkability was, in a word, bad. i wouldnt have one unless i was sweating my balls off and was in mexico...because i hear you shouldnt drink the water down there...yea
hope this helps!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 03:31:39 | More by rhythmguitartz88
Photo of moonman00


1.6/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

So this beer is typical of the coast, you can find it on every beach, and also on restaurants that serve Mexican-Pacific food (fish, shrimps all spicy)

This beer tastes like water and it has no smell. The only reason i try it it is because they serve it prepared (tastes nothing like beer) with some Clamato and lemon juice, a classic Michelada.

But alone it is not worth the try, unless theres nothing better.

Drinkability is good if you are thirsty on a hot summer day and you don't have water or soda.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2007 00:14:42 | More by moonman00
Photo of Adamthome1


3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ahh the taste of sweet Mexican sweet corn. Has a bit more character and flavor than Corona and other popular mexican imports. Definately has more grain that corona.

Pours a straw color from bottle with no best by date, smells like corn, taste is a bit sweeter than I thought and was pretty happy with the lingering aftertaste that has a better taste than most other beers in its class.

Overall recommend if used to drinking Corona. you'll find a bit more flavor here I think.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 04:01:00 | More by Adamthome1
Photo of zuggy9


1.08/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is a rough cerveza to take. It is a very light pale straw and has no head retention at all. The smell is notably citrus in nature but smells completely off. The taste is light, bland and sour. A not completely painful mouthfeel, but way too thin. This is a drain flush for me at worst and chokable at best.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 20:29:44 | More by zuggy9
Photo of tgbljb


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

Poured a pale golden color with massive initial head. Little retentive powers.
Smell is very light and sweet.
Taste is also light and sweet with a light bitterness that is not really pleasant.
Finishes very thin with light taste retention
OK when very cold,. but less so as it warms.
Another Corona want-to-be??

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 01:23:26 | More by tgbljb
Photo of becktone


2.4/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this beer for the bottles. Read in the Homebrewing forum here that Pacifico bottles were excellent for brewing-thicker than most bottles.

Fizzy yellow beer, ahh looks like carbonated piss water. Head....when it is poured it has a quarter of a finger sized head, before I can even type this it has already dissipated into nothingness. Definitely to be expected from this type of brew...if you even want to call it beer-more like alcohol water.

This beer has an aroma that boasts of adjuncts. You can just tell when a beer smells of barley malt and when it does not. This does not, nor does it have any hop aroma.

Very clean flavor, however that shouldn't be hard to accomplish considering that this beer has pretty much no flavor to begin with. No hop flavor. Somewhat sweet flavor that quickly vanishes from the palate.

Light and fizzy on the palate. Exactly how this style is supposed to be. I could drink this all night, just about anyone could. It goes down easy and is better than a BMC brew. However, why would I want to waste my time and money drinking this swill when I could be drinking something much better with much more flavor. The only reason I would buy this again is for the bottles which I use for homebrewing.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 01:20:47 | More by becktone
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty average Mexican beer. I rated it taking into consideration what it was, and not with unrealistic expectations. I must admit, that while I physically cannot stomach anything from BMC, I really do enjoy most Mexican / Latin American beer. I dunnow why.
Anyway, this poured the standard golden straw colour with a snow white frost on top that faded away pretty quick. CO2 bubbles steadily stream upwards. Smell was was yeasty and bready with a little bit of grain in there, as well. Taste was very light with a touch of bitterness on the finish that I wasn't expecting. Nice. A bit grassy, as well. I could drink Mexi-Swill all day long, and especially with fajitas or nachos. This was like 100's of other Mexican / Latin American brews I have had in the past, except for the bitterness thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 06:01:14 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of ski271


2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Medium-light, brownish-yellow (similar to apple juice) with a small, white, fizzy, quickly and fully diminishing head. Smells moderately sweet. Biscuit-like malt, corn, apple and very light hops. Taste is a bit better. Sweet and fruity (pear most notable) with some weak malts and butter. It has a thin body, soda-like carbonation and texture. This tastes like a more refreshing version of Corona… but that doesn’t say much. Oddly good in a way though but sub-par overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2006 19:34:21 | More by ski271
Photo of afinepilsner


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

12oz brown bottle

Pacifico was pale yellow in color with a white head. The head was small to start with and quicky dissapeared, leaving only a thin ring with very little lacing. The aroma was light malt. The taste was grainy and odd with a dry finish. The mouthfeel was thin and highly carbonated. Drinkablity was not the best. It's even sub-par for a mexican macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 23:42:28 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of CU570M


2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I felt like i was drinking a weak Corona when i drank this beer. The color was alright and the taste was alright, but thats it. I mean i would much rather drink a Dos Equis. I enjoy a good Mexican beer every once in a while. Just a little too light for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2006 18:29:58 | More by CU570M
Photo of HoustonTX


2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out about as good as Macro Lagers can get. Frothy large white head, with strong carbonation rising upwards. Small amounts of lacing, and light yellow in color. Smell is of course adjuncts. Corn and cooked rice, along with some actual malt and hoppiness. Smell is semi sweet and non offensive. Taste is average. Clean malt and lager yeast upfront. Cooked rice, and corn midway. Flowery hops on the finish. Which finished crisp and dry. Mouthfeel is carbonated well. Drinkability is pretty good.

This is an alright Macro Lager, taste is non offensive, as well as the smell. It's worth at least one try.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 00:13:00 | More by HoustonTX
Photo of ZAP


2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mixed feelings on this one....the nose is corny and smells a little like a cheap adjunct lager...fizzy in the mouth with a little lemon spritz on the taste too....the taste lacks the cheap corny feel to it....more of a pure graininess and finishes dry....lighter bodied but not watery...carbonation is relatively high...

For a basic mexican lager it is decent...not sure if I like it better than Tecate or Carta Blanca or Dos Equis or Corona since I have not had those in awhile....

If I lived in Mexico and was hot and sweaty all the time and eating a lot of spicy food and this was priced reasonably I'd drink it...but in my store it's $8-9 for a sixer...I can't justify buying it at that price...wouldn't mind doing a blind taster sometime with the mexican lagers if I could be assured they were all fresh....

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2006 04:36:07 | More by ZAP
Photo of thefenst


3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I always think of Corona when I drink Pacifico. It has a bit more character, of course, with better mouthfeel. It also seems less skunky than Corona. A slight floral scent followed by adjuncts (maybe corn?) Very carbonated. Drinkability is better than I expected it would be, this beer is very sessionable, especially if you enjoy Mexican beers such as Modelo or Corona. I would suggest drinking this with a lime.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 05:17:39 | More by thefenst
Photo of shirfan

New York

2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average appearance, clear fizzy yellow with a mediocre head.

Aroma: Wet pennies and faint elmer's glue mingle with an otherwise husk-like scent.

Taste: Thin and mild. A hint of pilsner roams within a larger leafy, dry, metallic realm. Drinkability stays at "average" because it is fairly refreshing and not really offensive. Less off-putting than Corona, but it's still watery and bland. Not entirely useless on a sweltering hot day, though.

A lime isn't going to hurt anything here, regardless of the brown bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 00:42:01 | More by shirfan
Photo of MusicmanSD


3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Everyone loves Pacifico in San Diego...it’s THE in beer at the moment. So I figured I'd tag along. The appearance isn't really that bad, it’s pale, but it’s got a sort of cloudiness to it. You'll want to drink this out of the bottle with a lime by the way. The smell is hardly there, a bit floral, distant corn. The taste? Average. Nothing impressive, nothing offensive. A nice beer to chill with, needless to say, much better than Corona. Has a nice mildly sweet floral character to it in the end. The mouthfeel is fizzy water, like all Mexican beers sans Modelo Negro. Drinkability is the best part about this beer. Endless days by the pool with a lime in one are always good, no matter what the beer geeks might say!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 21:50:18 | More by MusicmanSD
Photo of JayTheFinn


2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Finally had one of these...only because it was on the company's tab.

A - Bland pale yellow color with ridiculous bubbles like something you'd expect in a ginger ale. No head whatsoever.

S - What is that, corn? I can't smell much really, nothing pleasant at least.

T - Definitely below average taste, but I don't completely hate it. I mean, I'm not disgusted even though it's basically just corn malt with very little hops noticeable.

M - Light and almost completely absent.

D - Amazingly drinkable, much like water.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2006 18:21:16 | More by JayTheFinn
Photo of kdmorse


2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aqua Teen Hunger Force-
Err: We get checks from the government, and we spend it on beer! Mexican beer!
Inignot: That's the cheapest of all beers.

A: Pale and bubbly. Huge carbonation bubbles race to the top and demolish the tiny head that was built by a sturdy pour. Crystal clear. Crayola would call it "straw."

S: Sweet, cheap corn. Mmm, Corona without the skunkiness. Hints of clean hops.

T/M: Sweet and corny. Very simple taste. Refreshing and light. Carbonation is very present but not offensive. Easy to drink and refreshing on a summer afternoon.

D: Easy to drink for a while, but the taste is somewhat prohibitive.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2006 19:06:18 | More by kdmorse
Photo of fido


3.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Average Mexican lager.

This beer pours a clear yellow color with foamy head and no lacing; Smell is light but some malty; Taste is of sweet malts and grainy flavors; Mouthfeel is decent but not bad, Good carbonation; Not a great beer but drinkable.


Serving type: bottle

07-28-2006 01:36:48 | More by fido
Photo of Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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

355ml bottle poured in a pilsener glass.

Clear, straw yellow in colour. Bright white head is 1/4 inch on the pour, but quickly reduces to a ring around the edge.

Aroma is largely sweet corn with a hint of graininess.

Grains with lots of corn sweetness. Mild petrol notes in the background. Clean finish and practically no aftertaste.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Somewhere in between a regular macro and Corona. I definitely prefer this to Corona, but that isn't saying much.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 02:43:13 | More by Noxious26
Photo of PBRstreetgang


3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very pale straw with outstanding clarity. Fizzy one finger head, but holds a thin cap for a moment and leaves a spec or two of lace. Clean nose, just some faint corn and rice aromas. Malted rice bite upfront followed by a flash of extra pale malt sweetness. Semi-dry aftertaste that hints at a saaz-esque spiciness and skunk. Very light in flavor, but balanced an in no way offensive. Thin body and high carbonation give it crisp and watery mouthfeel; but seems conducive to high drinkability in a humid weather.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2006 05:01:56 | More by PBRstreetgang
Photo of sloejams


3.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Summertime finds the Mexi-lagers all over the place; a bbq staple here in Southern California. And as not particularly fond as I am, of the beers - Pacifico has always had a soft spot in my heart on these occassions. It's a refreshing lager.

Thin and watery, there's nothing complex about it. That's not to say the subtleties make it a fine lager. It's the wateriness that makes it refreshing, that and it being generally served very cold (another sign of poor quality). The color is not particularly enticing and it's possibly over-carbonated. It's grainy with a slight bitterness that neither adds nor detracts from the flavor. It's drinkable, but generally speaking I'll reach for something else.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2006 00:23:48 | More by sloejams
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.