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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,471 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 114 | 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 armock
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a clear yellow color with a white head that fades quickly

S - Is fairly light grainy malt for the most part

T - Theres a little bit of sweetness to this beer over all it has a light taste

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - For what this beer is it pretty refreshing and unoffensive if it smelled and tasted better this would be a pretty good beer but to me its just about average

armock, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of Kyle987
1.7/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Decent head, but dissipates quickly. No lacing. Typical golden tan color, perfectly clear. Smell is weak, and what is there isn't that pleasant. Initial taste is ok, but very bland unimpressive, and the aftertaste is just unpleasant; dry, and a little skunky and a little bitter.

Kyle987, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Poured a golden, straw color with a thin white head which dissapates quickly. Minimal lacing present.

Smell- Not much smell at all. Slight grainy smell.

Taste- Not horrible. Maybe a better version of Corona. Light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Light body with a lot of carbonation.

Overaal- It's not a horrible beer overall. Drinkable enough depending on the circumstance. Maybe sitting on the beach somewhere it could be more drinkable.

Beerbuddha, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.38/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with no head and no lace.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste doesn't have much too it, a mild adjunct sweetness, a very mild hops presence, a very thin malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Not crisp with very little smoothness, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, the finish is clean at least.

D: Not flavorful at all, goes down ok, not filling at all, not much kick, this definitely not a good beer in any way.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of arguemaniac
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, but a bit watery with some an elevated level of corny, adjunct sweetness. Some sweet grain dominates most of the palate, but there is some leafy hop flavor providing an adequate balance.

Now, I would say this is a beer you should run out to try, but it's drinkable and certainly hits the spot on a hot summer day. And, it's Mexican beer that's a step up from Corona (maybe even just a baby step, but better still). Could turn a few Corona fans onto the idea of drinking something a touch better...

arguemaniac, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear pale gold color, with a thin, sudsy white head with almost no carbonation.

S: faint fresh corn aroma, a light dry grassiness and hay scents.

T: The flavor starts out with a slight sweet corn malting which turns dry with a light herbal hopping and some hay. Overall the flavor was bland, dry, and nothing to write home about.

M: light, watery, boring and bland.

D: light, watery, boring and bland. Don't feel cheated if this is draino'd, 10 minutes of drinking this in no way justifies the money wasted, call it a flush and move on.

beerthulhu, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of erosier
2.05/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L: Pours a golden yellow with a big medium bodied white head that fades pretty fast and leaves some lacing down the glass.
S: Smells very sweet from the malt, almost nothing else. Reminds me of Malta Goya really.
T: More bitter than the nose let on. It tastes pretty sweet from the malt but then has a decently bitter taste after from some hops.
M: It has a thicker mouthfeel than most and has a decent amount of carbonation.
D: It is somewhat drinkable but it isn't the best macro out there.

erosier, May 27, 2008
Photo of everetends
3.8/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle enjoyed on a hot summer day. Poured into a 12oz mug.

A: Has your typical macro look, light golden yellow. Does have a nice big soapy head that turns into bubbly rings.

S: Sweet corn and grains, a touch of hops.

T: Pretty good, has some light hops and pale malt. This beer does have a sweetness to it and I don't know if it comes from the corn or a bit of citrus.

M: Good carbonation for the beverage considering this is supposed to be a refreshing beverage. Quite refreshing and has a bit of a creamy consistency (low end creamy).

D: Very. After all this is an American style Macro and it pulls it off well. Not only that, it is better than most macros. May not be the best beer in the world, but it does represent the style and I believe it sits pretty high with the style.

everetends, May 18, 2008
Photo of AaronRed
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I think I might be in the minority here. This is not a good beer as far as complex taste, depth or appeal. However, it has some malt flavor, slighly more than the average macro. And is doesn't have a strange dull flavor you often find in macro Mexican basic lagars. Overall, drinkable with spicey Mexican food.

AaronRed, May 16, 2008
Photo of bradybeer
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow-what a difference between Tecate and this-this beer is nearly white ( I am joking). Indeed it is light, very light yellow. Not overly carbonated-with a thin head. Smell none-with a taste that reminds me that not all mexican beers are alike-this beer doesn't have much taste-pretty bland actually-shame really.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp-with drinkability high-if you want to get hammered at the beach-otherwise stay clear of this beer there are much better Mexican beers out there-yes there are good Mexican beers to be had.

bradybeer, May 12, 2008
Photo of illidurit
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow with a fizzy white head that disappears like that of soda. Has that distinct aroma of pungent old adjunct malt, although it's pretty faint. Flavor is corny and grainy, with a finish like tap water. Extremely drinkable, but why would you want any more?

illidurit, May 12, 2008
Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12-ounce brown bottle into Berkshire Brewing pint glass:

A: Poured a pale gold, straw color with no head retention and fierce carbonation.

S: Smells of sour, cooked vegetables, like zucchini or something, with some graininess.

T: Plain Jane macro malt with a solvent-like alcohol taste. Very thin hop character.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp and fizzy; not too pleasant.

D: Sessionable ABV, but who would want to do that. Has a little more street cred than Corona, that's about it.

This is only slightly better than Corona, IMO, and you'll still likely pay through the nose, so I'd stay away.

Gambrinus1184, May 08, 2008
Photo of rye726
1.23/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Gross off flavors in the aroma. Almost smells like watered down moldy wort. Weak white head atop yellow soda. Malts and hops have a little bitterness and reming me of hay and corn. The body is light and has way too much carbonation. A lime would make this beer more drinkable. Not so good though.

rye726, May 07, 2008
Photo of jayrod20
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a nice amber color to the brew nothing exceptional but very drinkable with no serious aftertaste even when accompanied by food. Overall I would rate it as decent even though it has no real standout qualities which I recorded or found worth writing down.

jayrod20, May 06, 2008
Photo of jeremyd365
3.88/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite Mexican macro and perfect for Cinco de Mayo. I hadn't had a Pacifico in awhile so I'm glad I finally get to rate one. Nothing spectacular, but with a fresh lime wedge, it went great with both my chips and salsa and also my steak and chicken fajitas. However, now I'm so full I almost had to be rolled home. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

jeremyd365, May 06, 2008
Photo of BradLikesBrew
2.17/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

the second in my series of mexican macros.

a: Light clear yellow body, looks like pee. Fluffy white head, decent retention.

s: I swear, I can't smell anything. Maybe some light corn-like aroma

t: Minimum. Some graininess, corn, slight sweet fruit flavor.

m: Light mouthfeel, borders on crisp, slightyl dry finish.

d: Well, its not offensive. Not much to it. Boring, but easy to drink.

BradLikesBrew, May 05, 2008
Photo of bahamabruce
4.28/5  rDev +60.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm sure glad I tried this before reading these reviews. I live in the Bahamas and with summer coming, this is a most wonderful brew to have around. It's light, rich mouthfeel is followed by sweet corn and a bit of ocean spray. This is my favorite Mexican beer so far and reminds me of the kind of brew the majors should be making. Put me on a boat, catching mahi, with a few of these in the cooler, heaven.


bahamabruce, May 04, 2008
Photo of KBomb
3.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Its a pretty pale yellow, slightly darker than American swill, but you can clearly see all the carbonation. Not much smell to speak of, a little sweetness of corn but thats about it. Tasted slightly sweet, but mostly nondescript. The flavor is a tad bit richer than BMC macros. Lots of carbonation. Crisp and very drinkable.

If I find myself south of the border or at the local Mexican dive, I'll pick Pacifico over Corona for the fact that its less likely to be skunky. I don't see where all the dislike of this beer comes from. Sure its nothing spectacular, but a plenty alright way to wash down some salty Mexican food on a hot day.

KBomb, May 02, 2008
Photo of Offa
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is ok, clean, light, and crisp, but exceedingly bland.

It is pale, bubbly gold with a medium, but slightly fizzy white head that streadily dissipates to a thin ring.

The aroma is mostly light apple and alcohol with a hint of grain.

The taste is very light, mostly like hard apple cider but not sweet, fairly dry and very bland. It has only a faint hint of grain and lacks sweetness, bitterness, or body. There is a faint mineral character and it is rather watery. That said, it is not unpleasant in any way.

Offa, Apr 23, 2008
Photo of baos
1.65/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

12 ounce bottle into Falstaff goblet.

A: Pale straw with a big white head that dissapates down to near nothing but a collar.

S: Smells a lot like Corona. Metal grains and slight malt.

T: I know that people find it blasphemous to add lime but for God sakes this fucker needs it. Some salt too. Hugely metallic.

M: Not much there pretty watery.

D: I had on of these at Headliners at the Meat Puppets concert and I took it back and told them it was bad when really I just think its fucking bunk to begin with.

baos, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of smcolw
1.3/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A man walks into Mexican restaurant and asks for a beer. And here it is, Mexico's version of Bud. Thin and watery, the body consists of lots of large soda pop bubbles. Pale straw color and very clear. No head and, of course, no lace at all. The smell was similar: nothing notable other than light malt and adjuncts.

Bottom line: Flavorless lawn mower beer.

smcolw, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of zeff80
2.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a golden yellow color with a small, white, fizzy head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts. Sweet smelling.

T - It was fairly sweet. It really just tasted like corn. Not really very bitter.

M - It was somewhat crisp and very light bodied.

D - It is drinkable and sessionable. I would rate it as one of the better beers to have at a Mexican eatery.

zeff80, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of daledeee
2.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at a Mexican restuarant.

Pours the typical yellow with some white head. Not much smell. The taste is a little better than an average macro. A little malt with a little hops. The rest is grain. Mouthfeel is not good. Overcarbonated. No aftertaste. All in all was OK to drink. Not noteworthy.

daledeee, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of Overlord
2.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

How have I never reviewed Pacifico! For shame...

Pours a golden yellow. Small white head. Tastes like vegetable (people always say corn, but to me, it's just like some sort of vegetable mash puree that's been alcoholified). Some bitter tang in the aftertaste.

Avoidable swill, but not horrible.

Overlord, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of BMan1113VR
2.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I personally like it better than Corona, but that isn't saying too much. It is light and some what refreshing. Obviously not a craft or quality brew, so I find it fine to serve way too cold with lime. Good with food, especially any sort of grilled fish. Nothing special, but good for a Mexican Macro.

BMan1113VR, Feb 07, 2008
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.