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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,504 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 124 | 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 weeare138
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My bus driver purchased this for me from a 7-11 outside of Cancun...
Appears a transparent light gold with a small white head that quickly fades out. Tiny remnants of lacing are left.
Smell is of lemon soaked maize and pilsner malt.
Taste is that of the aromas. Lemony, grainy, light corn flavors coming through, along with just a pinch of grassy hop notes.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, and drinkable enough for me to finish it and think twice about going for another while on vacation.

weeare138, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of CMW
2.83/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As I pour my Pacifico into a glass I immediately see the resemblance to an American macro lager. It has a pale yellow color and is extremely clear. There is also quite a bit of carbonation. Not much of a head formed after I poured and what did form disappeared quite quickly and left little in the way of lacing around the glass.

The aroma is very plain on this brew. I detect some corn and grainy malt and very little hops. It is a little sweeter in the nose than your run of the mill lager.

The taste is slightly different than I expected. As the beer first hits the palate, I catch some citrus that I was not expecting unless I added a lime. I definitely can taste the corn and grain throughout, nothing spectacular.

CMW, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of Dallasjohn
3.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After some margaritas this beer was an OK finisher. Went well with tortilla chips and such, but I would have liked something else. Not a big fan of the fruit in the beer, but it was a Mexican Restaurant, afterall. I thought the drinkability was good, but I wish I would have chosen a Carona.

Dallasjohn, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with a thin white head. Well-carbonated and lively mouthfeel. Aroma was corn and some lemon grass hop notes. Flavor of citrus and grain,a little pale malt,a clean crisp mouthfeel,refreshing,and drinkable. Pretty good for its style.

WakeandBake, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of kshankar
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden yellow, lots of carbonation, tiny head. Pretty average to look at.

Aroma: Not much...if anything, corn.

Taste: Slight malt, some lemon thrown in, and a slightly bitter finish. Pretty bland overall

Mouthfeel: Thin...carbonated and fizzy

Drinkability: Its not "offensive" and its not a style that is supposed to offer much flavor...its just a mass produced beer. So it works in this category

Its harder to grade these...personally I don't fancy these beers that much, but if I were to grade within its category, it sort of makes the cut (bland drinkable fizz water). I can't give it horrible grades for tasting the way its supposed to, so this explains the higher rating. Sort of higher, at least, compared to the average

kshankar, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of Spikester
3.33/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a one inch fluffy white head. Minor lacings which disappear fairly soon. Aroma is typical macro. Taste is slightly sweet malts with a decent hop bitterness in the finish. Kind of a junior pilsner. Mouthfeel is good with a slightly astringent aftertaste. Makes you want another taste. Easy drinker and would be a good beach beer or any other hot day event. Certainly more character than Corona Extra. And as an added bonus no skunk whatsoever.

Spikester, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
2.3/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tried this one at Chevy's in the Palisades mall because it was the only beer I had not had on the menu. I knew what to expect from this style after taking many into my stomach during my honeymoon earlier in the year but figured I'd give 'em another shot.

A: Delivered without a bottle and a lime stuck in the top which I quickly jettisoned and asked for a pint glass. Poured a clear yellow-ameber with sizeable amount of retention and minor lacing but could not contain the head. There was a cap after a full angled pour and did it's best to stick around but was gone within three quafs.

S: The nose was barely around for my senses and I gave it many a deep dive to garnder some grain and a lemon tint at best.

T: The flavor simply fell flat each and every time. However, I was not expecting much from the weak showing of the nose. It's no different than any regular American macro lager I reckon. There really is not taste beyond a bitter wiff before a quick dry finish comes and goes.

D: I don't mind Negro Modelo and gave this brewer a shot and Pacifico won't offend you nor impress either.

Brianmerrilyn, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of heath1agnew
3.28/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

this was a pretty mixed review....the appearance was terrible...no head and certainly no lacing and i couldn't pick up much from the nose. the taste....oddly refreshing with a dry finish, and the mouthfeel was what you would expect from a lager really. i'm not sure what taste i was getting from this beer but i did suprisingly like it and it was easy to drink.

heath1agnew, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of Mistofminn
3.4/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz dark brown bottle.

I always considered this to be the Mexican version of Grain Belt Premium. Maybe it was the corn taste or it being slightly sweeter than usual. Either way I don't care what most people say I rather enjoyed this. Very drinkable, good carbonation and taste.

Mistofminn, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of colts9016
2.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance. Pale yellow,one finger head with carbonation.
Nose Wheat, corn, and yeast.
Taste: A cooked corn and wheat with a little hint of malt character and notes of yeast.
Body: Thin but not watery
Finish: None
This is not a good beer unless you take a couple of shot first.

colts9016, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of TrevorGW
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Looks like your standard yellow mexican beer. A tad darker than corona or tecate.

Smells of cooked corn and melted butter.

Taste is pretty bland, but not offensive. A splash of wet wheat and then a mild lemony finish.

Nice carbonation. Fizzy, but not killed by fizz like its rivals.

A good afternoon drinker for sure.

TrevorGW, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This brew fills a niche: beer to drink outside in the sun on a hot day with friends. It is not a great beer, nor can it hold a candle to a great IPA, bock, or stout. But, do you really want to drink one of those on the beach in Rosarito?

Pours clear gold with a lot of bubbles. Grassy, straw and grain aroma. Clean crisp taste of grain and weak hops, but not enough to offend. And you don't even need a lime to cut the taste.

magictrokini, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.08/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

$1.35 12 oz. single at Green's (Buford) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, short-lived, bubbly head and tons of overall effervescence.

Smell: Lackluster aroma of corn and cheap, stale grains.

Taste: Light pale malts and corn grits with a cereal sweetness. Light floral hops and bitterness. Finishes dry with a slight, lingering husk astringency.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Poor even by macro lager standards. Not recommended.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This one is as about as clear and lifeless looking as you could imagine, plenty of carbonation is the only good attribute. A tiny, white, transparent head forms fast and is gone just as quick.

The "nose" (if you can call it that) has a sour, thin malt scent with slight aluminum and tin. You cannot detect any hops or anything else for that matter.

The flavor is a thin, semi-sweet malt with a strange metallic sourness in the finish. You cannot detect any hop flavor, I'm not even sure there are hops in this stuff! There's very little else to report...the lack of flavor says it all. The feel is refreshing and zippy and first but it quickly becomes totally flat and lifeless. This is a zombie beer!

Enough is enough, it's hard to finish one of these....christ! where's my slice of lime???

GratefulBeerGuy, Nov 26, 2008
Photo of Squelch
2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Crystal Clear. Dissipating head

Smell: Smells stale. No hops, no malt aroma.

Taste: Tastes of cardboard. No hop flavor. Slight astringency. Too much corn in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Nice smooth light bodied beer.

Drinkability: Would prefer a corona.

Squelch, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seen this around the package store for a while but never tried it.

Well, it tastes like how I expected it to.. a Corona/Landshark clone. I would say this is better by than those other two but it's a subpar beer none the less. This beer pours with zero head.. not even like 1/16 of an inch... almost amazing to see. Really drinkable and tastes like nothing, would drink if it was free but never would buy it again.

oriolesfan4, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of dfolmste
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Less than a 1/4 inch of head that goes completely away in a few seconds. Low to medium carbonation. Very light yellow. Looks like your typical macro lager.

Smell: A bit more citrus than a lager, but alcohol and fruit are the predominant smells/ Better than a macro, but not by much.

Taste: No sweetness in the taste. Considering it is a Mexican beer it could probably use a lime. I do not think that even a lime would cover up the metallic taste though.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery and overall not memorable. Aftertaste is pure metal and sticks around for longer than it should.

Drinkability: Especially since there are much better beers from Mexico I would not buy this again. I do not think even a lime could salvage this.

dfolmste, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of Cyberkedi
1.78/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Color is a not very impressive clear straw-yellow. Aroma is crisp and typically lagerish, not complex and not at all promising. Flavor is rather thin and watery, a little malty with just a little bit of a zing and a teeny hint of hop bitterness. Texture is fairly smooth and rather watery.

Cyberkedi, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of Jangles
3.93/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jangles, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of IBUnit63
2.93/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

IBUnit63, Oct 18, 2008
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

EnojysAnyBeer, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of avalon07
1.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

avalon07, Oct 11, 2008
Photo of Clydesdale
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Clydesdale, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of argock
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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?

argock, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of changeup45
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

changeup45, Aug 23, 2008
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.