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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,436 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 103 | 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 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
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev +6.4%

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More for $1.49...
Pours an ultra-clear, clean, lucid, golden-colored hue with slight rising carbonation and a very minimal head that left no lacing at all...
Corny, grain-dominated aroma...
Sweet, slight bread and butter flavor with a honeyed-finish...
Light, watered-down mouthfeel with an ultra-easy level of drinkability, especially considering the paltry 4.8% ABV...
Not bad...

06-30-2008 23:28:31 | More by dsa7783
Photo of armock

New York

2.8/5  rDev +5.3%

A - Poured a clear yellow color with a white head that fades quickly

S - Is fairly light grainy malt for the most part

T - Theres a little bit of sweetness to this beer over all it has a light taste

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - For what this beer is it pretty refreshing and unoffensive if it smelled and tasted better this would be a pretty good beer but to me its just about average

06-27-2008 22:35:55 | More by armock
Photo of Kyle987


1.7/5  rDev -36.1%

Decent head, but dissipates quickly. No lacing. Typical golden tan color, perfectly clear. Smell is weak, and what is there isn't that pleasant. Initial taste is ok, but very bland unimpressive, and the aftertaste is just unpleasant; dry, and a little skunky and a little bitter.

06-25-2008 05:23:52 | More by Kyle987
Photo of Beerbuddha


3/5  rDev +12.8%

Appearance- Poured a golden, straw color with a thin white head which dissapates quickly. Minimal lacing present.

Smell- Not much smell at all. Slight grainy smell.

Taste- Not horrible. Maybe a better version of Corona. Light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Light body with a lot of carbonation.

Overaal- It's not a horrible beer overall. Drinkable enough depending on the circumstance. Maybe sitting on the beach somewhere it could be more drinkable.

06-18-2008 20:33:25 | More by Beerbuddha
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.38/5  rDev -48.1%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with no head and no lace.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste doesn't have much too it, a mild adjunct sweetness, a very mild hops presence, a very thin malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Not crisp with very little smoothness, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, the finish is clean at least.

D: Not flavorful at all, goes down ok, not filling at all, not much kick, this definitely not a good beer in any way.

06-17-2008 03:22:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of arguemaniac


2.73/5  rDev +2.6%

Not bad, but a bit watery with some an elevated level of corny, adjunct sweetness. Some sweet grain dominates most of the palate, but there is some leafy hop flavor providing an adequate balance.

Now, I would say this is a beer you should run out to try, but it's drinkable and certainly hits the spot on a hot summer day. And, it's Mexican beer that's a step up from Corona (maybe even just a baby step, but better still). Could turn a few Corona fans onto the idea of drinking something a touch better...

06-07-2008 17:38:38 | More by arguemaniac
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

A: Poured a clear pale gold color, with a thin, sudsy white head with almost no carbonation.

S: faint fresh corn aroma, a light dry grassiness and hay scents.

T: The flavor starts out with a slight sweet corn malting which turns dry with a light herbal hopping and some hay. Overall the flavor was bland, dry, and nothing to write home about.

M: light, watery, boring and bland.

D: light, watery, boring and bland. Don't feel cheated if this is draino'd, 10 minutes of drinking this in no way justifies the money wasted, call it a flush and move on.

06-03-2008 22:36:06 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of erosier


2.05/5  rDev -22.9%

L: Pours a golden yellow with a big medium bodied white head that fades pretty fast and leaves some lacing down the glass.
S: Smells very sweet from the malt, almost nothing else. Reminds me of Malta Goya really.
T: More bitter than the nose let on. It tastes pretty sweet from the malt but then has a decently bitter taste after from some hops.
M: It has a thicker mouthfeel than most and has a decent amount of carbonation.
D: It is somewhat drinkable but it isn't the best macro out there.

05-27-2008 12:43:17 | More by erosier
Photo of everetends


3.8/5  rDev +42.9%

12 oz bottle enjoyed on a hot summer day. Poured into a 12oz mug.

A: Has your typical macro look, light golden yellow. Does have a nice big soapy head that turns into bubbly rings.

S: Sweet corn and grains, a touch of hops.

T: Pretty good, has some light hops and pale malt. This beer does have a sweetness to it and I don't know if it comes from the corn or a bit of citrus.

M: Good carbonation for the beverage considering this is supposed to be a refreshing beverage. Quite refreshing and has a bit of a creamy consistency (low end creamy).

D: Very. After all this is an American style Macro and it pulls it off well. Not only that, it is better than most macros. May not be the best beer in the world, but it does represent the style and I believe it sits pretty high with the style.

05-18-2008 21:43:52 | More by everetends
Photo of AaronRed

New York

2.63/5  rDev -1.1%

I think I might be in the minority here. This is not a good beer as far as complex taste, depth or appeal. However, it has some malt flavor, slighly more than the average macro. And is doesn't have a strange dull flavor you often find in macro Mexican basic lagars. Overall, drinkable with spicey Mexican food.

05-16-2008 22:44:16 | More by AaronRed
Photo of bradybeer


2.73/5  rDev +2.6%

Wow-what a difference between Tecate and this-this beer is nearly white ( I am joking). Indeed it is light, very light yellow. Not overly carbonated-with a thin head. Smell none-with a taste that reminds me that not all mexican beers are alike-this beer doesn't have much taste-pretty bland actually-shame really.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp-with drinkability high-if you want to get hammered at the beach-otherwise stay clear of this beer there are much better Mexican beers out there-yes there are good Mexican beers to be had.

05-12-2008 19:36:18 | More by bradybeer
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.