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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,586 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,586
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.72%
Wants: 12
Gots: 151 | 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 aval89
3.13/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a pale golden color with little to no head.. bubbles rising rapidly.. nothing too special going on here..

aroma: cooked corn, slightly metallic, mild mild hop presence.. slight malt and grain notes..

taste: similar to smell.. adjuncts up front (cooked veggies).. again a slight slight metal taste, with bits of malt and grain to give it a sweet taste... just a touch and i mean super small touch of hops in the taste..

MF is decent..

very easy to drink for the style..

i can easily drink this on a hot summer day after doing the yard


Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl Brown bottle taken at 'Amigos', a Mexican restuarant in Worcester.

It went well with my stuffed mushrooms!

This is a mass produced beer for lager lovers, but it was the only Mexican beer they had I hadn't had before, so I ordered it. Came with a piece of lime in the neck, got it out as quickly as possible, but some juice must have got into the beer because the first swig was lime flavour.

I've given the beer an average 3 for everything, which is fair in my opinion.

It looks and behaves like a Mexican lager, what do you expect when you have one? It was never going to win in the smell, flavour and body stakes, compared to a proper beer, but it looked OK and was refreshing, just like it is supposed to be.

Photo of sfprint
2.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: The color is interesting. It's slightly orangy yellow with enormous carbonation bubbles, however hardly a head.

S: Pleasantly sour with malt hidding in the background. But then again, somewhat urinelike.

T: But the sourness in the taste comes out unpleasant. It's also bitter in an unpleasant way. That's what hits you first, then the flavor really flattens out into a weak malt flavor. Disappointing.

M: Eh, pretty bad. When it goes down, you want it to go down faster and easier.

D: Hmm, not great. I wouldn't choose this one again.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
1.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Let me preface this by saying I wouldn't even had consumed this if a friend didn't need yellow caps for a pong table he was building.

Pours clear light straw with a moderate carbonation and a typcial American adjunct style head...it shows up, but it goes away quickly and doesn't lace.

The aroma is predictable based on the appearance. Grainy adjunct nose with a hint of corn. The flavor is worse...this even tastes a bit skunky despite the fact that it is housed in a brown bottle. Not sure what is going on here. I am NOT a fan. I'm not sure, but because you aren't supposed to drink the water in Mexico, they may have just fermented their adjuncts in a medium of ass sweat.

Again, the mouthfeel is nothing impressive, and honestly, unless you are playing bocce, croquet, or a similar booze-friendly yard game and would like to drink something light, I do not recommend it.

Photo of donteatpoop
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I continue to be unimpressed with nearly every Mexican beer I encounter. Save for Bohemia (which is excellent) and Negra Modello (which is OK), I have not found anything to taste.

This beer continues to reinforce my prejudice.

A clear piss yellow color with no head whatsoever. The smell is grain and corn sweetness, the taste is at first hard and biting but quickly faded to a mellow 'am i really drinking anything' taste throghout.

An unimpressive beer to say the least.

Photo of Onenote81
2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle picked up at Whole Foods. Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow. Plenty of carbonation present. Good-sized white head. Good lace sticking. Scents of cheap grains, buttered corn, and a sour note.

The mouth is crisp, but a little thin in parts. On for the style, but off for me. Flavors of mild grains, husk, grass, and lemon. A bit more flavor than expected, but nothing great. Easily drinkable. Could be used well after a day in the sun. But other than that, I'll pass.

Photo of deaconoflove
1.9/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Ap. Very pale yellow with almost no head or lacing. Some continuing fine bubbles.
Sm. Grain? Corn? Chemical? Not so good.
Ta. Same, heavy on the corn flavor with an aftertaste I don't care for much.
Mf. Thin, light, not much.
Dr. What am I going to do with the other five bottles?

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wasn't expecting to be impressed. And I wasn't.

Poured this into a Stella goblet because that's what was available where I was. Olden, pale yellow-copper color. Vigorous pour, barely a head. Head and lacing disappeared almost immediately. Not much in the way of visible carbonation.

Even bottled in brown glass, this beer exhibits a slight funk similar to Corona. Could be the water or ingredients - who knows? The immediate stench of a disposable diaper slowly dissipates into a sweet, artificial pilsner scent and the presence of corn adjunct is apparent.

Tasted like the love child of Budweiser and Corona. Wasn't much carbonation (a trend I've seen in most Mexican brews). This is one of those beers best enjoyed ice cold.

Doubt I puke from it, but this was all but satisfying. Maybe paired with some fish tacos or by adding a lime this would be passable. By itself? I feel like I made it worse by pouring into a glass. You'll survive if this is all that's available.

Photo of Parrotbeak
3.48/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with a thin, white head that fades quickly, leaving some patches.
Smell is subtle, corny malts with a trace of hops.
Taste is similar to the smell, but a notch more intense. Corny malts with a little bit of hops presence. Little bit of earthy yeast as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with a slightly watery finish. Light body.
Drinkability is good. Nothing to really complain about here. Not an outstanding beer by any means, but it goes down easy and is still refreshing after a long day of working outdoors. Much better than Corona.

Photo of mostpoetsdo
1.83/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Faint yellow, with practically no head and no lacing at all.

S: Adjunct as it gets. Corn and faint fruitiness.

T: Huge adjunct flavor that is less than pleasant. Almost intolerable, having to struggle to finish.

M: Far too much carbonation, not smooth at all. Difficult to put down.

D: Having a hard enough time putting down one, can't imagine another.

Photo of secondtooth
3.65/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice, clean, and light lager with a satisfying smooth maltiness, Pacifico easily holds it's own against the mainstream American lager monoliths. This pale golden beer is a perfect example of a lager - drinkable and easygoing. Maybe it's not frilly or showy, but this one certainly quenches the thirst and gets the job done. Next time you're in the mood for a lighter beer, pick up these instead of the usual light beer (no names, please) and see what you think. I like it.

Photo of hreb
1.8/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown longneck bottle poured into pint glass, served cold. Beer pours crystal clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Vaguely metallic aroma, like a can of soda.

Flavor is negligible, but relatively inoffensive (at least if you aren't expecting beer). More of a seltzer. Fizzy and cold. Neither malt nor hops make an appearance. The worst part is the metallic aftertaste. Iron. Aluminum can. Yes, this came from a glass bottle.

Maybe this is to beer what lime-flavored seltzer is to Sprite. Reminiscent of the real artifact, but mostly water. Except the seltzer has a purpose.

How do they get it so clear??

Photo of shortysdude285
3.73/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty clear and yellow. Perhaps a slight bit deeper than your average American Adjunct

Smell is fairly thin and grainy but fitting for the style. Not looking for much of an overbearing scent when diving into a Pacifico.

Taste isn't at all offensive. Nothing new but certainly a good Mexican beer to session

Taste is light but flavorful. Feels refreshing and can be drank in large numbers in succession.

Overall, I'd say skip the Corona and the XX and go for a Pacifico if you're looking for a light Mexican beer in widespread distribution

Photo of Strix
3.43/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear golden, basic looking.

Smell mainly grain, slight hop and fruit note.

Pale malt with a slight sweetness. Definite citric and floral hop note gives this a little pickup.

Light body, medium carbonation.

In the field of macro lagers, this one isn't bad.

Photo of ThePortlander
2.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I was offered one of these at a dinner party/meat-explosion, and I'm not one to turn down beer, so I gave it a shot.

It pours a pale gold (straw) straw, with no head worth mentioning.

The nose is mostly corn and grain from the adjunct, maybe something fruity, but it's too light to tell.

My suspicions were confirmed by the taste: it's all grain husk and odd bite. There's an OK crispness from the carbonation and falsely big mouthfeel. There not much happening here, other than carbonation.

Honestly, this worked as a palate cleanser between smoked cola-sauce ribs, thai curry beef neck, and smoked ham, but it didn't enhance the meal in any way. The true test came when I was offered a second beer, and had to turn it down. I can't see drinking this again.

Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this bottle at El Rodeo in York PA - poured from the chilled 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint

A - A very pale golden w/ transparent clarity and 2 fingers of creamy white w/ average sized bead
Lace clings in a sheet visible carbonation rises steadily

S - A sweet light grain odor w/ more of a mild pils scent than anything w/ light honey-like sweet fruit odor of mild yeast and barely any hop scent but that is true to style

M - The feel is clean and slightly spiced w/ crisp full carbonation and moderately light body but not the lightest ever w/ sweetness in the low end and an herbal note of hops in the finish

T - A mild malt taste up front w/ light flavor continuing and gentle herbal hops accent this w/ mild cereal flavor, probably rice or corn but neither stands out hints of spice in the finish. The taste has a mild yeast element that gives very clean overall flavor w/ mild tinge of fruit and slight corn pop in the finish when warmed slightly

D - I enjoyed this with the guadalajara special I had which came after the queso fundido - the lager cut the grease of the refried beans and cheese and went nicely with the spice and creamy components of the sour cream and guacamole - I wouldn't hesitate to order this again in a similar situation

Photo of callmescraps
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed some for a mellow day watching basketball.

Appearance- Light straw yellow. Quarter inch of stark white head. Very clear. Not very inspiring.

Smell- Grainy, some light almost citrus. Sort of a sweet adjunct maltiness.

Taste- Light grain. Some real sweetness. Hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel- Very light. Quite carbonated.

Drinkability- Goes down.

Uninspiring. Prefer it in the bottle with a slice of lemon/lime. Totally inoffensive for what it is.

Photo of rednrag
3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical Mexican lager. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad either. Interchangable with a lot of others of it's type. Good with south of the border food. About the same as Corona, Sol, Carta Blanca etc. Personally, I prefer Bohemia for its more complex flavor, but this is not a bad choice if you are looking for this style of beer.

Photo of bluejacket74
2.88/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bought a single of this at World Market (Easton). Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw golor color with about an inch white head. Head retention is low, but there is a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is sweet malt and corn/adjuncts. Not a bad aroma, but it's not great either. Taste is pretty much all sweet malt. With that being said, there aren't any "off" aromas or flavors in this beer. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's not watery at all and it's well carbonated. Truthfully, this isn't hard to drink at all, it does go down easy. I certainly wouldn't make a point to seek this out, but if someone gave me a bottle I wouldn't turn it down either. For the style, it's not a bad beer, and would be pretty easy to drink on a hot day.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apperance: Nice golden color with a bit of a pink tint to it. Almost zero foam though, making it a bit flat-looking.

Smell: Pacífico actually has a nice fruity/beach-like smell to it. Very pleasant...not strong at all.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Does not remind me of Corona at all. Not too much hoppiness or maltiness. Tastes a bit like canteloupe. The downside is that it tastes a bit metallic, even in a bottle. Not a very smooth beer in my opinion. The carbonation feels awkward.

Drinkability: You could easily kick back at the beach and drink this. Just don't let it warm or it might taste like metal.

Overall: Decent summer beer. Might as well stick to Corona.

Photo of Slygato
3.6/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperance- Light yellow, little head to the beer

Smell- Light grain smell to it

Taste- Like a normal lager not much to it has a slight fruit taste to it slightly better than Corona

Mouthfeel- Has a normal amount of carbonation to it, is a light beer goes down smooth and refreshing

Drinkability- Is drinkable would gladly substitute this for Cornona

Photo of scottyshades
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Spotted a 12pack for $6 at Milam's in Miami a while back (from notes)

A: Typical transparent straw color with a small fizzly looking head.

S: I do not really know why I liked this macro so much, but it had aromas that others do not...a little citrus bite, hops are noticeable but keep to themselves.

T: Again, a citrus flavor that compliments the light hops and pale malts. Not too bad at all

MF/D: Carbonation was pretty good- still a little prickly though. Drinkable for sure, one of the better macros in my book

Photo of SamN
2.15/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A- More of the same-- pale lager boringness. No head,of course, no visible attraction.

S- A slightly different aroma here-- more of a rice scent, adjunct hops...and that's it.

T- Ever so lightly sweeter beer. No noticeable sourness in taste, acceptable balance and a clean finish, slight lime dryness for aftertaste. Not bad, by adjunct standards.

M- Very bubbly and rough feeling.

D- I would pick this over other Mexican adjuncts. Taste is almost tolerable.

Photo of Wasatch
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Photo of thedrewski86
2.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is about like a Corona. No smell, not much taste. I bet it would taste good on a beach on the west coast down in Mexico. No head. I must say, though, it has a very nice bottle! I was excited about that, but when I tried to bottle some of my homebrew in it the caps wouldn't go on straight. So, this beer has no redeeming qualities!

Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
64 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.