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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,464 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,464
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 111 | 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 PBRstreetgang
3.45/5  rDev +29.7%

Pours very pale straw with outstanding clarity. Fizzy one finger head, but holds a thin cap for a moment and leaves a spec or two of lace. Clean nose, just some faint corn and rice aromas. Malted rice bite upfront followed by a flash of extra pale malt sweetness. Semi-dry aftertaste that hints at a saaz-esque spiciness and skunk. Very light in flavor, but balanced an in no way offensive. Thin body and high carbonation give it crisp and watery mouthfeel; but seems conducive to high drinkability in a humid weather.

PBRstreetgang, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of sloejams
3.05/5  rDev +14.7%

Summertime finds the Mexi-lagers all over the place; a bbq staple here in Southern California. And as not particularly fond as I am, of the beers - Pacifico has always had a soft spot in my heart on these occassions. It's a refreshing lager.

Thin and watery, there's nothing complex about it. That's not to say the subtleties make it a fine lager. It's the wateriness that makes it refreshing, that and it being generally served very cold (another sign of poor quality). The color is not particularly enticing and it's possibly over-carbonated. It's grainy with a slight bitterness that neither adds nor detracts from the flavor. It's drinkable, but generally speaking I'll reach for something else.

sloejams, Jul 06, 2006
Photo of wjimson
3.33/5  rDev +25.2%

The colour is the average straw yellow. A positive comment about the appearance of the bottle and packaging is that it is unlike the other pretentious looking Mexican beers sold in clear bottles. The bottle labeling actually made the beer look more "refreshing" and more "authentic", or so I believe.

This is an easy drinking beer with a bland taste. Whats nice about it is that it does have a nice hint of floral aroma and a slight hops taste. Very clean though. The taste of the beer becomes even cleaner with along with some salt potatoe chips. Slight corn taste, but its all good.

wjimson, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%

- Basic golden lager. Average appearance.
- There's an interesting floral hop note in the nose but not much else.
- The mouthfeel is average with a crisp carbonation and medium-light body.
- It's not as sweet as many other "island" brews - it's a little more bitter; and it has a decent amount of floral and grassy hop flavor to it.
- Overall, however, it's quite basic and offers next to nothing to hold your interest. Save this one for when your boat goes up in flames burning all but the plexiglass hull, and you're left to drift in shark infested waters awaiting rescue.

NeroFiddled, Jun 17, 2006
Photo of trevorwideman
2.1/5  rDev -21.1%

330ml Bottle poured into a Pilsener glass. Golden straw macro lager colour, medium carbonation and a fizzy head that dissipates almost immediately. No lacing to speak of either. Pretty uninspiring pour really. Smell is of too sweet/sugary malt and some adjunct. Not really any hoppiness evident.

Taste is thin but some burning soapiness and some wishy-washy too sweet malt. A slight unpleasant sourness that could be hops, but again, wholly unpleasant. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, dry, and a bit fizzy. Better than Corona but not by much that's forsure.

trevorwideman, Jun 17, 2006
Photo of mooseisloose
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours to a golden yellow with a quickly disapating head. Smell is corny-like with hints of cascade hops. Taste is not overly exciting but consistent throughout not bitter nor sweet.. From lips to throat flavor is steady, finishes clean. Overall nothing to write home about but very refreshing and clean on a hot day. A good thirst quenching beer. With a hint of lime maybe even more so. For my buck better than the more popular corona.

mooseisloose, May 27, 2006
Photo of HochFliegen
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%

A crisp yellow color with a rocky white head that quickly disappears to a thin whisp of white on top my beer. Smell is sweet and grainy not else really. More of a corn like scent than anything. Dont really care for that. The taste is sweet and nothing else really. Not a very descriptive sweetness just kinda bland with little or no detectable hops to me. It is quite watery and easy to drink a few at the lake. Highly carbonated as well.

HochFliegen, May 26, 2006
Photo of Drew966
3.08/5  rDev +15.8%

Pacifico pours a typical macro yellow with a fluffy white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. Aroma is mild, but not particularly good, corn smells, and fairly bad smelling corn at that. Taste is bland, not particularly bad or off, just not inspiring. Drinkable, but not interesting. As far as Mexican lagers go, it's okay, lime wedge optional (I don't use lime).

Drew966, May 24, 2006
Photo of ElGordo
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%

Picked some up from my shop during our post-Cinco de Mayo sale. Pours a pale, almost clear golden color with a wispy, ephemeral fizzy white head that's gone as soon as it materializes. Aroma of light, slightly skunky adjunct malt. Palate isn't much - slightly sweet corny malt, no detectable presence of hops. Fizzy body doesn't offer much support, although the ample carbonation may help in distracting the tongue from spicy food. I will say that you could drink a lot of this, preferably on a beach on a hot day. About what you'd expect.

ElGordo, May 14, 2006
Photo of nriech
2.35/5  rDev -11.7%

This is something to drink when your taste buds are being attacked by spicy food but you can still taste a little. It has hardly any aroma and is extremely carbonated. I had a hiccup every time I took a drink like when drinking Sprite. The taste however was better than a Corona. Crisp with a bit of flavor but wouldnt buy it for home consumption.

Be sure when ordering to say ¡ninguna cal! - No Lime!

nriech, May 11, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
2.28/5  rDev -14.3%

Yea, this one is really not that good. The appearence says it all. Void of color, viscosity, retention, and character. Over carbonated and fizzy. Smells grainy with a little sweetness (malt and corn). As the malt sweetness subsides, a peroxide flavor dominates. Flavors are fleeting, leaving a grain husk bite-eyness behind. Makes that Carta Blanca seem like great beer.

BEERchitect, May 06, 2006
Photo of akorsak
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%

This is a 12 oz bottle served with a frosted mug and a lime (the lime was promptly discarded.

Appearance: The lager is a yellowish color, carbonated, but not too drastically.

Smell: The sweet biscuity smell of malts dominate.

Taste: The malts are slightly sweet. This gives the lager its only flavor. There is not much hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Not offensive on the palate. More like carbonated water.

Drinkability: I could probably drink a few, but the lack of taste may get to be too much.

akorsak, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of jasonjlewis
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%

I could not find a freshness date on the bottle. There were numbers but they did not make sense.

not very much head and straw like in appearance.
sell is decent smells like corn not strong, but not weak enough to leave you looking for more.

taste is somewhat crispy, finishes sort of dry, slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average, can't say more. moderate carbonation
fermentation. Not recommended.

I could have this with a meal and stand it but I wouldn't drink a lot of them.

jasonjlewis, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of CNeilP09
2.55/5  rDev -4.1%

This beer gave me cottonmouth. To sum it up in one word before i get into specifics, "awful." And there's a good chance your local liquor store already discontinued it for low sales. The tavern that still has it for a buck-fifty a bottle, well, they are just trying to get rid of it. Straw color, rusty flavor, no nose whatsoever, had the head of a cola. I mean I know most (all) Mexican beers are for the most part, crappy, but damn, they could have at least tried to make a decent beer. The one thing i did like was the drinkability. one could drink this for days if only looking to get soused. Spring breakers ALERT! stock up on this when going to your southwestern/mexican destinations. it's cheap and it's cheap. but beer is beer. and this is cheap beer. but it will get the job done. other than that, don't bother with pacifico. even a skunked corona would be better than this abomination.

CNeilP09, Apr 13, 2006
Photo of BigBry
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%

355ml brown long neck bottle with a bright yellow label, 4.6% alc/vol. Cerveceria del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V., Mazatlan. Finally a mexican beer not in a clear bottle. Clear straw yellowish with a white fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of corn and grain, with more of the same in the taste. Some fruitiness in the flavor, crisp finish. Nothing special, but I will take this over Corona any time. Receives slightly higher marks when compared to other mexican style lagers.

BigBry, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of Caesar1pup
3.28/5  rDev +23.3%

As far as Mexican Lagers go, this one is about as good as they get. They are cheaper than water there and better for you too. Best enjoyed with Mexican food or for remembering those trips from years ago.

Pale yellow in color. Not much flavor (I guess that's why you add the lime). Thin. Not my favorite Mexican beer but will do the job every six to twelve months.

Caesar1pup, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of AlexJ
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%

pale straw yellow with a frothy, 3 finger head that quickly slides down the side of the frosted mug it was served in.

Aroma is some sweet, grainey malt (corn), hints of grass or hay, and some very light hop notes.

Flavor ditto. Not as bad as I expected and infinately better than Corona, which is what i was expecting this to taste like.

Body thin, mouthfeel watery. Not my thing, but better than i expected.

AlexJ, Apr 03, 2006
Photo of mentor
3.73/5  rDev +40.2%

Bottle left my some dinner guests...no freshenss date. Pours a four finger off-white head over a crystal clear light bright straw colored body. Smells of saaz hops (ie, tin) with a very mild malt sweet underneath. Plus a touch of carboard. Amazingly, there is a hint of grassy hop co-ho in the nose. Tastes more sweet than hoppy. Malt is clean of fruity esters. It's a simple sweet with some dry bisuity character that stands over a saaz hop tin flavor that's got a dirty character to it. Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is such that acrid carb is a bit of the taste profile. Some lacing on the inside of the glass. Burns my tastebuds a bit with each gulp. I was expecting a skunked foul beer, but was pleasantly surprised. This is one of the better 'american macro lagers' I've ever had. Judged to style, not my stout-loving preferences.

mentor, Apr 02, 2006
Photo of chargerfanjess
2.78/5  rDev +4.5%

Can’t put a finger on this beer...is it a corona without skunk? It is not a terrible brew. Its way better that huge domestics like the AB or Coors. Light malty aroma. Vienna type malts in flavor and subdued bitterness. On the beach you could drink cold ones for a long time. decent mouthfeel and not til you hit the 10th one do you start to get that bad aftertaste.

chargerfanjess, Mar 31, 2006
Photo of thebarnesbomb
1.68/5  rDev -36.8%

I was dissapointed in this beer, for many reasons. One, I thought I was recieving a six pack when instead I recieved a who-knows-how-long-this-has-been-opened bottle. Two, it was warm. Three, he told me "it is the best mexican beer ever." I guess that statement does say a whole lot really.

Since it was in the bottle, I coudn't see it, but as I would imagine it would be a light yellow. The smell, it wasn't skunky, but there was no sweetness to it, nor was it a bitter smell. It just smelled bad, kind of like how it tasted. Nothing jumps out at all in this beer, especially when warm. It wasn't even refreshing for Christ's sakes. I wouldn't even consider it a beer, the only quality that would put it in the same category is that it has alcohol. The end. This is a step BELOW Corona as far as I'm concerned, because without the lime and warm, no way I would ever want this beer again.

thebarnesbomb, Jan 29, 2006
Photo of KarlHungus
1.25/5  rDev -53%

This brew pours a pale straw color with no head. The aroma is mildly sweet ,but very faint. The taste is of water and nothing else. The mouthfeel is worse than the taste. It is of carbonation mixed with water. Overall, this is one off the worst beers I have every had. This is something I would wish upon my enemies.

KarlHungus, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of Dubblebock
3.85/5  rDev +44.7%

I'll be the first to admit that I have a profound weakness for Mexican beers, and Mexi-lagers in particular. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm from Texas, and there's nothing that compliments a big plate of Tex-Mex or barbecue food like a nice, clean Mexican cerveza. Maybe I'm just a sucker for the (generally) smooth and refreshing way that they cool me down on a hot Texas afternoon out on the porch. Whatever the case, I tend to view these beers with a regional preference in mind, and I'm always curious to try new offerings from south of the border.

Pacifico has been in the US market for a while now so it's not a stranger to the shelves here in Texas. The bottle carries a colorful label and has a longer neck than the usual American longneck. Grupo Modelo brews this beer, and classifies it as a pilsner on it's website. GM produces some nice beers, along with it's massive selling clunker Corona. Grupo Modelo is the Mexican equivalent of an American macrobrewer, offering numerous brand names spread over a basic spectrum of brewing styles.

Pacifico pours with a strictly average head and a decent enough body. The color is light straw, very clear. The small streams of bubbles rising from the bottom and sides of the mug are testimony to the beer being well carbonated. The nose is average, with a slight hop tinge jumping up to tickle the nostrils.

The tase is where this beer shines. It's smooth and crisp, with a crackery base and enough hop presence to keep things balanced. There's no real noticible sweetness to be found. Nothing complex going on here, but what it does, it does very well. Clean and fresh tasting all around. Fairly dry finish.

Good mouthfeel and very drinkable, especially when paired with regional dishes and/or warm weather. I really like this beer, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a nice standby lager to keep in the fridge. Don't let bias overcome you. Try it with an open mind.

Dubblebock, Jan 18, 2006
Photo of Hibernator
2.58/5  rDev -3%

12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 16 oz pilsner glass and out of the bottle

Pours a light, fizzy urine color. Thin white coaster for a head. Very bubbly.

Boring nose. Smells like corn or cereal.

Highly carbonated punch with a light corn flavor taste. Watered down mouthfeel that reminds me of seltzer water. Slightest presence of hops on the finish.

Hibernator, Jan 08, 2006
Photo of Jason
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12 oz brown bottle with a bright yellow label, no freshness date to be found.

A- White fizzy head, dissipates quickly. Yellowish straw hue shows a bright clarity.

S- Cooked corn, mild solvent alcohol and a plum-like ester. Faint graininess in the nose.

T&M- Big mouthful of grain, horse-feed astringency. Odd twang of dead yeast and husk tannins. Moderate crispness Mild fruitiness in the back, finishes very dry.

D- Very harsh and hard to knock back, tastes like they rush the fermentation. Not recommended.

Jason, Dec 30, 2005
Photo of steinlifter
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured a pale golden, not much smell, not much taste, a bit of malt coats the tongue, but a bit watery , not much to recommend here, another brew to slam on a hot day, it's better than some American macro's, in that it doesn't have any unpleasant tastes, just not much taste at all.

steinlifter, Dec 29, 2005
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,464 ratings.