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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: 457
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 scooter231

New York

1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Meh. Swillish. Unappealing yellow, Budweiser-remnant color. No head. Bubbles. Smell is lacking- some malt, little hops. Vague citrus hints. Taste is... not so pleasant. A lime might help to hide some of the unpleasantness in here, but I've always thought that if a lime is needed... well... that's not a good sign!
Watery watery watery, with a decently clean finish. Drinkable, sure, if accompanied by a spicy meal, or at the end of a drinking eve when your palate is wrecked anyway. But ultimately... pass this one by. Go with Brooklyn Lager, or Sam Adams- you'll be much happier.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2005 07:12:12 | More by scooter231
Photo of granger10


1.75/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Another somewhat crap Mexican beer. Pours a light yellow color with a medium light tan head. Aroma is of corn and lemons, really not that bad. Taste isn't as good. Grain astringency in a watery body then some acidity. This washed down my Burrito alright but that's about it. I'm still looking for something from Mexico which might compete with Bohemia.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2005 14:05:04 | More by granger10
Photo of tesguino


3.95/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An exceptional mexican pilsner beer; made only regionally at the beginning of twenty century in the sinaloa´s area, before was commercialized in all the country; this beer is special for the sushi, fish and seafood; smell and taste with a touch of hops, appearance like a classic pilsener with a fragant and fritty aroma. 99%recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2005 17:02:45 | More by tesguino
Photo of xoqx


3.18/5  rDev +20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid Lager, not trying to do too much. It’s great with Mexican food and superb on a very hot summer day. Drinking it very cold doesn’t detract from its taste very much, because there’s not much to its taste.

Appearance: A loose one finger head disappears pretty quickly and leaves no trace after a couple minutes. Some carbonation precipitates in the first few minutes, but not much after that. It’s pale golden

Smell: very light malt smell, with something acidic like a hint of citrus or apple.

Taste: Very crisp, light malty taste with a short guest appearance of hops at the end, but not a hoppy beer by any stretch of the imagination. It’s more substantial than Coronoa.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp.

Drinkability: I give this high scores for drinkability. It really is a solid summer beer and it goes fast when its on hand.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 02:31:12 | More by xoqx
Photo of nekronos


4.15/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps the new distribution of this beer has been a goal for the brewery. A lot of people like it in sunny days, it is very drinkable and won't get you durnk so easy. The colour is pale yellow, the one for a lager here. BUt the closest you are to the city were it is brewed the best it tastes.

Serving type: can

09-14-2005 15:46:05 | More by nekronos
Photo of connecticutpoet


2.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a clear yellow brew with a half finger head, which dissipated quickly. I mean, it completely disappeared. No foam at all.

The aroma was mostly corn, and slightly sweet. No hops to speak of.

Taste was grainy and slightly sweet, not skunky and definitely not hoppy. No bitterness at all. Very one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel was OK for a macro lager, definitely better than Bud.

Drinkability.. well, average. I would prefer this to many American macros at a party.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2005 03:05:26 | More by connecticutpoet
Photo of mortarit

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a lacey white head. The aroma is actually not bad. It has a bit of citrous. The taste is good but still another Mexican lager, but it has a nice flavor to it. There is a zing to it almost like someone squeezed some fresh lemon into it. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. It drinks well and is really quite enjoyable. I'd like to be drinking this on a hot summers day.
I even went and bought a Tshirt off of ebay.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2005 18:45:06 | More by mortarit
Photo of niangelo

Alberta (Canada)

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

Pours a very pale gold with a fizzy, non-commital head. You can just tell this one is going to run away as soon as it hits air. Lots of carbonation bubbles up the side of the glass, with bubbles floating up constantly. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy.

Taste - well, a little bit of bready, mild hops and some corn. Not much body here at all, and smacks slightly of that macro cheapness. Better than Corona, and without the skunk. Probably needs a lime and a plate of mexican food.

This is still, however, my macro choice. Not as painful as most, and fun when you're at a Mexican restaraunt.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 21:23:35 | More by niangelo
Photo of jettjon


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

Pours from the bottle amber clear with a white “spit” head that fades very quickly leaving no hint of lacing. No precipitating carbonation evident. An apply nose with a fruity, wheatish flavor similar to witbier. Watery mouth, unassuming finish. A decent but unremarkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 02:34:04 | More by jettjon
Photo of whynot44


2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light gold color with a fizzy white head that goes away quickly with just a bit of lacing.

The aroma is mild, grain, grass, anda hint of sulfur.

Light bodied, smooth, crisp, mild malt flavor with a light but decent hops finish.

Drinkable and refreshing, should go well with most spicy food. Good hot weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2005 05:12:53 | More by whynot44
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
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.