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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,604 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,604
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 183 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Photo of JizackFH
2.12/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A - This pours an extremely light pale yellow. There was a small 1-finger white head that left no lacing. There were a lot of carbonation bubbles present.

S - It smelled like your average macro lager. There was also a very faint hop presence.

T - Tastes like an average watery adjunct lager. Maybe it's a little less watered down to some of the American macros. There were some citrus notes present. Had an aftertaste that I didn't care for.

M - Extremely light bodied with medium carbonation. Its pretty watery, and it leaves a weird taste in my mouth.

D - The taste is bad, but it goes down like water. I could easily drink a ton of these, but I just wouldn't want to.

Photo of biboergosum
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My only other exposure to this beer was at a dollar beer bar at a party in Chi-town a few years ago. Always a surprise to see it out of its 'native' environment here in the great frozen north...

This beer pours a clear pale golden hue, with one finger of rapidly-dissipating soapy white head, which leaves nada in the way of lace. It smells of water, faint sweet grain, and faint skunked hops. The taste is more of the same - very thin adjunct grain and moderately skunky hops. The carbonation is prickly, but not overbearing, the body medium-light, but still watery. It finishes off-dry, the latent mild grain and skunky, weedy hops going for a swim.

Obviously a beer for the captive beach market, or any other tropical environment - inoffensive for the most part, but certainly not a pick when there is actual choice available.

Photo of Thorpe429
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. Color is a moderate yellow golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose is a bit of light grain without much else. Taste is slightly grainy and has a tough of skunked character. Light and crisp. About the same as carbonated water in terms of flavor, but really nothing horrific about it.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.12/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - Very clear and straw-like in color. Very little foam, which dissipated quickly. Slow carbonation.

Smell - Extremely faint hint of hoppiness, but outside of that there's hardly any smell at all.

Taste - There's hoppiness to the taste of this one, but it feels like a more earthy hoppiness, and therefore possibly truer, without the use of cereal grains and such. Other than that though, there's little to no taste. Texture is toward the creamier side but still somewhat watery.

Drinkability - Not a very interesting brew, but also not the worst adjunct lager out there. Decent enough and at a cheap price.

Photo of rfgetz
2.03/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow color with tons of bubbles, active head with little retention or lacing. Scent is almost non existent with only minimal qualities of pale straw and light cooked corn. Taste is also very light with the corn tastes overshadowing the pale straw, light hop extract flavor with minimal bitterness and some faint astingency. Overly carbonated and bubbly, very light body. Not much of a winner with the strong cooked corn flavors and high carbonation.

Photo of BucBasil
3.36/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a large mug.

A: The beer is a pure yellow with tons of carbonation coming though. Head was sad - 1 finger with poor retention.

S: Surprisingly good - malty with lots of bread. Some slightly fruity hops coming through but not much. Alright.

T: Bread and corn sweetness. A touch of some fruity sweetness, but alot of corn. A lot better than some similar brews like Corona. I will take this with Mexican most times.

It's an ok brew very drinkable and alright tasting.

Photo of tempest
3.27/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle with some Mexican black bean soup (I forget the Spanish name) at Casa Toro in Coopersburg. Served fresh and cold, I poured it into a pint glass, but had no head retention over the clear gold body.

I actually found the beer to be surprisingly decent, more like a Euro pale lager. It tasted somewhere between Miller Lite and great helles lager. There's more clean bready malt than cooked vegetable (there's very little) and some subtle toast and fruity lager character. I'd say this is on par with Becks and certainly a step up from most Mexican adjunct beers.

Photo of burnerfinger
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A pours and produces only a 7-up style head that fizzes away super quickly. brew is the color of apple juice but even clearer that that.

S really nothing at all to the nose. smells like water. or air.

T: standard macro at its best. metallic taste is well hidden. a bit of sweetness comes thru without any type of malty flavor. hops is completly absent.

M: very thin. watery.

D: have to say it excels in this dept. guzzle away! no unpleasant aftertaste, I see no reason to stop at 6. Just make sure you're not the one who's buyin!!! LOLOL

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pacifico has a very thin, quickly-vanishing head, and a crystal-clear golden appearance. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is a typical beer smell, with a tad higher-than-average barley note. Taste is good, with grain predominating and a nice hop spice. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Pacifico finishes crisp, satisfying, and fairly dry. Overall, I liked this and would certainly have it again.


Photo of CheckMate
2.16/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24oz brown bottle. pours a crystal clear light golden yellow with a quarter of an inch of off white head that immediately dissipitates. the aroma of hops immediately hits the nose with scents of lemon/citrus in the background although its very subtle. flavors of very subtle hops play on the tongue with the hint of malt in the background. light bodied with medium carbonation. an extremely easy drink especially on extremely hot days. not impressive at all IMO.


Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

24oz brown bottle. Pours a light yellow crystal-clear body with a short-lived inch of off-white head. Aroma is not very strong, but hints at cooked vegetables and husky grains. Cooked vegetable, butter, husky grain and a slight bready sweetness share the flavor. Very light bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down fairly easy. More flavorful than many in its style. It could afford to be cleaned up a bit.

Photo of gopens44
2.3/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - pale, clear, no head remaining after the initial half inch of foamy head goes away.

S - nothing much here. Fairly thin barley pesence hidden beneath a ton of adjunct aromas that I can't really describe other than to just compare it to the way a lake or large pond smell.

T - maybe a touch more flavorful than its American cointerparts with a hint of fruit, but tha's about it. A little weak as well.

M - fairly carbonated, flat yet sour on the back of the tongue.

D - No. Not unless I was on a beach in Mexico and they were going for like a buck for a bucket.

Photo of Whiteweasel
2.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank from a bottle.

A: Pretty pale and yellowy from what I could see. Frothy. Unappetizing. Looks exactly like corona.

S: Hoppy, very citrusy, a tad of malt, but its subtle.

T: Corny, citrusy, pretty sweet, midly tart. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think this beer actually needs a lime to be anywhere close to decent.

M: Too carbonated, with a gritty mouthfeel. Poor showing

D: Not good drinkability. Just kinda tastes bad. I don't want another.

Photo of rootbeerman
2.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours clear corn yellow. despite the vigorous pour it only left a half finger of short lasting head, there is a small amount lingering on the surface due to etching on the glass.
S: grainy sweet corn and malt. so far a bit better than Corona
T: grainy more on the back-end as well as lightly grassy. sweet corn and grainy malt upfront.
M: light bubble bite on the tongue, a bit like a more coating water.
D: more so than other similar brews, wishing for some spicy Mexican food.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Basically a yellow beer with a white pillowy head. The aroma presents a little adjunct, corn it would seem, but nothing else. Very light mouthfeel and nearly flavorless. There is a little pale malt and a ghost of bitterness at the end. Not completely bad, just not much of anything.

Photo of Mosstrooper
1.98/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Very pale gold color with a large, but thin-looking, white head that dissipates quickly and doesn't really leave lace behind.

Smell: Smells like corn, with a bit of grain.

Taste: Begins with a sweet corn flavor, finishing with the same flavor, just more intense. A hint of grain husk in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body with sharp carbonation and a watery, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: Is this Corona in a different bottle? This beer is really crappy, and really avoidable. Sure, it's easy to drink, but it has no use to me unless I'm trying to get drunk.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.39/5  rDev +27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear, light yellow color with a "blink and you miss it" white head. Lacing and retention are obviously non-existent.

Nose has a light fruity lager yeast aroma with some corny sweetness and grainy malt. Light and crisp, not a bad smelling mexi-lager.

Light doughiness and grainy malt in the flavor without many off-flavors showing. Mild melon fruit and a light, crisp hopping on the finish. Lightly sweet, adjuncts are evident as the body is very light and not much malt flavor. An above average AAL and this one makes a damn fine michelada.

Photo of kneeland
3.6/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I will say this was a good Mexican beer. It's got the citrus thing going on, with a hint of corn and wheat. It's better than Corona, probably because of the brown bottle as opposed to the clear. Beers should never be bottled clear, especially if it's going to be imported.

But back to Pacifico, I'm going to enjoy more of these in the future.

Photo of aval89
3.12/5  rDev +16.9%
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
2.16/5  rDev -19.1%
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
1.87/5  rDev -30%
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
2.62/5  rDev -1.9%
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
2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
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?

Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,604 ratings.