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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,352 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,352
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%
Wants: 8
Gots: 68 | 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.

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Photo of palliko


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

Appearance is a hazy golden with not much head or lacing. Aroma = barley, malt and flowery hops. Initial taste is barley, malt, and a few hops. Then – because it is a Mexican beer – there has to be at least an homage to the obligatory sulphur and skunk – but thankfully not too bad. Mouth feel is thin and watery - some say this is ‘refreshing’ – oh, well, a good lawn mowing brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 14:32:31 | More by palliko
Photo of Puddleglum


2.42/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well... It's quaffable. I have no idea how long this particular six pack had been sitting in my friends outdoor frig in the middle of the mohave desert but I had high hopes for it for some reason (perhaps because they were smart enough to put it in a brown bottle as if they had something to preserve). I popped it open poured it in a cup (yes a cup so I have no idea what the clarity was like). The smell was a little sour with some grain behind it and the head was fairly large and then gone. The taste too was of light grain and hops overwhelmed by the sour astringency. Hmm I should give this one another chance in a controlled environment.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 12:21:03 | More by Puddleglum
Photo of fdrich29


2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So Saturday night I'm at F1 just outside of Boston for my friend's bachelor party. I look around for anything interesting that I might like to try and decide on this little puppy first. My friend's, who are not BA's, were utterly shocked, but I was in the mood for something different.

For some reason I had always pegged this one as a Corona with a little more body. Upon thinking about it I have no real data to base that on, just my own view. Looked like Corona. Smells like sour Corona. Tasted like Corona with urine and dirty dishwater all mixed together. It may have been a bad bottle, but I don't think so.

If you're in the mood for living life south of the border you're better off with a Corona or better yet a drink with that little umbrella in it.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2005 00:00:41 | More by fdrich29
Photo of rowew


2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle. No freshness info, but the government health warning is very prominent.

Appearance: Fizzy yellow beer with a thin head that fades quickly to a very light lacing.

Smell: Grain and adjuncts, with just a tiny whiff of hops in there.

Taste: Light malt taste - fairly clean. Just enough hops to give it a slightly dry finish.

Overall impression: This is a drinkable beer - as far as the mexican swills go it isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2005 21:37:45 | More by rowew
Photo of silver0rlead

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow with virtually no head. Smell is typical macro: grainy malt smell and not much else. Taste is pretty standard mexican lager, although i was suprised that it was more tasty than average, a step above corona or modelo. Taste is dominated by a grainy malt flavor and a very light grassy hops flavor. The finish is crisp and clean, and the mouthfeel is crisp with high carbonation...i see why this beer is so popular in Mexico, it would be very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2005 05:21:16 | More by silver0rlead
Photo of MarkBlackout


1.4/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had part of a 12-pack of this last time I was in Chicago. I thought it was horrible, much worse than I had remembered. This shit tastes like cheap, cheap malt liquor, and I know my malts. No one else drinking them thought they were so bad, but I could hardly swallow this astringent funk. Not recommended, I would much rather have Sol, Modelo Especial, or even Corona Extra over this pisswater.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2005 23:23:45 | More by MarkBlackout
Photo of misterscooter


2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark yellow with a weak head that disappears quickly. Not much smell on this one. A bit beery, a bit grassy, but just a bit; mellow at that.

This beer tastes ok, not bad but there is nothing there to give it much character. Some straw flavor and a bit too much carbonation that makes it hard to hold in your mouth for a flavor.

Overall, it is decent and better than a lot of Mexican beers but not all that great on the whole.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2005 05:13:27 | More by misterscooter
Photo of Rootdog316


2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apparently this beer is known to be had with seafood. Well for me, I had it with Mexican food and tasted just fine. The beer is very smooth and easy to drink. One of the few lagers that I have had from Mexico that is not weak and watery. This is definitely one of Mexico's better beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2005 10:41:35 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of beersarang


2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well, I'm making it a goal of mine to try all of the Mexican beers...

Pours a gold straw with a foamy white head. Head is gone in seconds, leaving nothing behind. Bubbles float up quickly through the clear clear beer.

Smells like sweet corn and floral hops.

Ultra thin malt, corn possibly rice profile with a kick of really unpleasant spicy floral hops. Hops taste a little like citrus rind. Bad slick oily feeling.

Thin water bodied with crisp carbonation, I don't think I will ever want another of these...

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2005 21:33:00 | More by beersarang
Photo of Oahu


2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

I was forced to drink this one, I have to drink 110 different before Old Chicago lets me have my name on the wall. They did it, blame them.

Pacifico: If it were a book, the theme would be bland.

Bottle: Bland, but we're not reviewing it here.

Appearance: Light Yellow, very little head, and what head their was dried up in moments. No one present could prove it existed.
Smell: It didn't smell at all, I wanted to pour it in my gym shoes to see if it could cancel out their odor too.
Taste: None, if slight hints of bitterness. This violates the idiot drinker rule of Michelob Ultra. If you can't make your beer taste good, don't make it taste at all. No wonder this beer isn't popular, it barely tastes like anything except for bitterness. A slap in the face to great craft brews everywhere.
Mouthfeel: Water with hints of water, some water, and extra heavy water.
Drinkability: You could drink a hundred of these, but that would be purely because someone had a gun to your head.

Ick. Keep it away. What's worst than Corona? It's idiot Stepcousin.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2005 14:57:02 | More by Oahu
Photo of Pepeton


1.83/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Now this is a typical Grupo Modelo beach beer.
Though this brewery has some decent products, like Negra Modelo and even Victoria, Pacífico is not ones of these.

This one is very popular in the Northern Pacific Coast of México, and the only reason I can find is because that part of the country is very, very hot.

It's color is light straw yellow, no head and almost no lacing.

You can sniff it over and over and draw almost no smell.

It's taste is, well, almost non existant. Watery with a just a hint of bitterness.

It leaves nothing to the palate, any possible flavor quickly dissipates.

I just can't have another of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2005 17:22:54 | More by Pepeton
Photo of karst


2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My son in law Joe always says "Mo Hotta, Mo Betta". Spending the day working on a tractor in Frio County's "Dilly Diggs" game ranch in south Texas will dry you to a powder and then weld the powder into a hardpan. Skunky beer? Just move over by that dead critter that the Mexican Eagles tore open - drink you Pearl Light or mo betta - O.P. aka "other people's" beer.

The Pacifico Mexican ale poured a cloudy yellow with a small head dissipating quickly as did the beer in the frosty mug rimmed with salt which I wiped clean with a paper napkin (wanting to leave it but that's the tough part of reviewing beer). I fianally inhaled its prominate grain and floral hops. Taste followed with grainy malt and a little hop. No skunk, good thing, not a single dead possum in the Cantina, although I could use a good bath! Mouthfeel picked up by its strong carbonation that yields a refreshing beer.

Served icy cold it complements an authentic unpronouncable #14 Mexican dinner at the end of a perfect day wild Hog hunting in the brushy Hill country 50 miles north of the border. Asking for a room temperature mug? Not taking a chance of getting thrown out of the place.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 08:20:50 | More by karst
Photo of Hunter


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

I didn't want to review this beer, having fresh memories of dark times spent in Tijuana, but what the hell.

Typical of the style, beer pours a pale gold in color, but with a deeper hue than most American adjuncts. Fluffly head that dissipates quickly. Minimal carbonation and lacing.

Aroma is something a little sweeter than most in the style. The adjuncts are there but not overpowering. Still, there's that same undercurrent of garbage that distracts.

Taste is inoffensive, but bland. Very light on the palate, not much there (again, typical of the style). Very crisp, clean aftertaste that vanishes off the tongue instantly.

Certainly drinkable, worth a nod if you're in the mood for light and refreshing but don't want to stoop to light beer. Certainly a good thistquencher on a hot day but one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2005 21:12:25 | More by Hunter
Photo of rhoadsrage


2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- crystal clear yellow body with a hint of golden color. No head except for a few bubbles around the edge of the glass and a strong carbonation

S- A sweet corn aroma with a hint of green apples. No hops or malt detected.

T- Very light crisp flavor with most of the flavor hitting the back of the throat. Hop bitterness hits the back of the throat with no hop flora notes at all. A hint of malts gives it that kind of nugget taste for lack of a better description.

M- very light body with carbonated water acidity at the finish.

D- Very light but not very pleasant to drink. The light hops and malt makes this beer beg for a lime or fruit to hide what taste there it has. It would be nice to see a little floral hops or a light pale malt taste in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2005 21:23:21 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of Gagnonsux


3.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up tonight because it is one of the few Mexican beers available here that I haven't tried (next up is the Casta line which just reached Spec's in Houston). Appearance is standard adjuct yellow, not too watery, with almost no head. Smell is clean, no skunk because of the brown bottle, otherwise it's grainy. Taste is predictably grainy and middle-of-the-road. One-dimensional, but not really bad. This is better than it's American counterparts, but not worth $6.79 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2004 03:05:30 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of freed


2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color, no head but just enough carbonation to make it seem like beer. After about 10 minutes, it sits still, and rather sad looking. I guess I'm supposed to drink it faster. Or in a bottle.

Smell - cer ve za. thin malt.

Taste could probably also summed with cer ve za, but I imagine that won't be long enough to be a review. Its simple, thin, and kind of malty. Nothing special.

It drinks well enough though, especially when food is involved.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2004 03:10:34 | More by freed
Photo of donnebaby

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average gold looks with a substantial cream head. Nose is gots lots in it, thick floury wheat with citrus lime on the horizon. Taste, too, has body and some finesse. Thick creamed corn and wheat. Hint of lime. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, gentle carbonation. Above average drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2004 01:19:00 | More by donnebaby
Photo of GClarkage


3.38/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. I've had many of these before, so I figured I would have it again and actually write some notes on it. A pretty decnt beer! I'm even a little impressed. Pours an amber color with a small head and the slightest of lacing. Smells of sweet, maybe fruity or floral hops. Maybe a bit of corn or rice or something I can't really tell what the other scent is. The hops in this beer are pretty tasty. Good, in fact maybe a bit too mach carbonation. Not really watery at all. A very good beer while sitting on the beach or kicking back with a few fish tacos. Wish they had buckets of these on the beach instead of Corona.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2004 16:39:50 | More by GClarkage
Photo of GDMFSOB


2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I had this at a Mexican joint the other night and I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected.
It's a lot lighter than a typical beer that I'd enjoy, but it went great with the heavy, spicey fare it was paired with.
It's a pretty typical adjunct lager as far as color, nose and head are concerned. I noticed some slight hints of banana in the taste and, unlike Corona, it lacked any hints of skunkiness. I could, and did, drink a fistful of these without hesitation.
Nothing spectacular, but I'd definitely take it over Corona or any of the American macros any day.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2004 16:23:58 | More by GDMFSOB
Photo of Suds


2.08/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is an extraordinarily clear, golden brew with a small, white head. It’s effervescent, in a soda-water sort of way. Not much in the aroma department: Faint hops, mingled with a faint vegetable smell. Taste is grainy and only slightly sweet. Not much going on here. The body is light and almost watery. The beer is a disappointment, but the finish does have a nice, clean hoppiness. Overall…it’s unimpressive and not worth the effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2004 01:38:48 | More by Suds
Photo of beertaster13


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

Slightly better than Corona, but that is not saying much. Pours the standard golden pale yellow with the fizzle of a head. The smell is of grain and corn but this one has a nice citrus floral brush that pleases the nose. The taste is slightly fruity, grain is the strong note hear, bread? tones are tasted throughout. Medium bodied but pass and get something better, good summer 100 degree need water beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2004 10:55:36 | More by beertaster13
Photo of aracauna


2.38/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale, very clear, almost metallic body with a thin, big-bubbled white head that fades quickly and completely. The aroma is sweet and actually has a respectable bit of grassy hops. There’s a bit of cooked rice in the mix as well. The flavor is a tad sweet up front, but fairly dry in the finish with a bit of bitterness and something that’s almost salty. I don’t think I really like it all that much. Very watery.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2004 04:49:12 | More by aracauna
Photo of guinness33

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

better than expected, but still not that good. it's pretty much like mexican heineken. pours a crisp gold colour with a slight head that fades quickly. the smell is, well, the smell is pretty faint: a bit sweet/floral with some grain, perhaps. very basic. the taste here, again, remineded me a bit of heineken, but without the skunk. some grain and some sweetness like in the smell, but thats about it. sadly, for a mass produced lager this is one of the better tasting ones and it's far from great. far from good even. it is crisp and refreshing just the same. i'd only really ever try this again if at a mexican restaurant and they didn't carry or were out of negra modelo (far and away the best mexi-brew) or dos equis amber. this one is definitely better than a corona, but what isn't?

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2004 17:16:15 | More by guinness33
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

1.9/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A very weak offering...a light pale yellow in colour, short head and minor lace with an exceptable ring.
Thin body.
Carbonation is the high point which is lively.
Aroma is mildly skunky.
Tasteless really, well balanced to prove.
When in Mexico, drink something else.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2004 01:14:32 | More by Shiloh
Photo of BuckeyeNation


2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So... another adjunct lager by the folks who bring us Corona. Clear yellow-amber with a fair amount of visible carbonation that, nevertheless, can't sustain much of a head. The cap starts out small after a vigorous pour and falls quickly, but not instantly, to a mere film. Decent nose I guess; at least it doesn't smell sour or skunky. I might even appreciate a little lemon mixed in with the grain.

The flavor fails to reach the relatively low bar set by the nose. In fact, it doesn't really distinguish itself from the truly 'macro' American macro lagers that I've had. It tastes like mildly bitter grain with a dry finish, a thin mouthfeel and too much carbonation. That about sums it up.

Pacifico isn't as offensive as some AMLs, but that's hardly a recommendation. The only thing memorable about it is that it may be the cheapest single that I've ever purchased ($0.79). I can't decide if I got my money's worth or not.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 14:56:12 | More by BuckeyeNation
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,352 ratings.