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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,508
Reviews: 465
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:
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Photo of nosbocaj
3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden straw color with a small head that fizzes and dissipates quickly.
S: Hops and grainy malts mainly. Not a strong smelling beer.
T: Good initial hops. Balanced and not too bitter. Finishes smooth and creamy.
M: Light body, crisp carbonation, smooth aftertaste.
D: Easy to drink, and very thirst-quenching hot weather lager. If you ever see somebody ask for a Corona over this, please show them the error of their ways.

nosbocaj, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of Halcyondays
2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pale yellow, with little head after the first five minutes.

S: Hints of corn, with some malt mixed in, nothing too substantial.

T: Corny, basically, there is nothing much left to talk about after tasting this one, pretty weak in the taste category.

M: Not bad, it is not as watery or thin as I expected from the appearance, it is also quite carbonated, as well.

D: An OK beer, one of the better macro lagers that I have had, pretty drinkable, as well, just nothing special about it, would not use my own money to purchase it in the near future.

Halcyondays, Aug 03, 2007
Photo of WillieMoe
2.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It ours a pretty clear golden-yellow color.

The smell is not bad, bit like malted corn? It doesn't have a strong odor about it.

The smell pretty much tells you what you're about to taste. It's not a strong tasting brew, and it leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall it's a bit weak on taste, but is drinkable.

WillieMoe, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of jackorain
2.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I used to like this back before my personal craft beer revelation. I would tell people it was better than Corona because it had more flavor. Let see how it stands up to that memory.

A-Yellow and bright clear. 1/2 head from aggressive head fell to thin collar in no time. No lace left to speak of. Its only redeeming quality is the nostalgia look of summers gone by.

S-Husk, corn and a little biscuit malt. No hop.

T&M-Has a little hop bitterness right up front that dissipates quick. This is followed by a big grainy dried corn quality, dried cornhusks. There is a funky finish that is very odd and off-putting. This mixes with a fizzy carbonation that makes it even worse. There is dry astringent finish that has me longing for a drink of water to wash this away.

D-I finished the bottle but it was tough. It has got to be really, really bad for me to dump.

Overall-My memory serves me half correctly, it does have more flavor than Corona, it is just bad flavor. I tried another with the ubiquitous lime wedge, it was better but still bad.

jackorain, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of kguyty
3.43/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow color with very little head. The aroma is a little lacking, but definitely not skunky as in other Mexican beers that I have tried. The taste is not bad, nothing to write home about, but it is certainly refreshing. Lots of carbonation, but not too much. Not a heavy beer, which makes it a very drinkable beer.

kguyty, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of Viggo
1.9/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another big shoutout to my best pal biegaman for hooking us up with another Mexican gem, Pacifico Clara!

Pours a straw yellow, crystal clear, thin white head, some lace spots, settles to a thin layer. Smell is sweet, corny, citrus, kind of odd. Taste is similar, sweet and corny, some citrus, somewhat nasty, very weak. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Another stellar beer courtesy of Jan, thanks man!!

Viggo, Jul 05, 2007
Photo of giblet
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pretty good. for a lighter beer this is good. much better than the big macros with contrillion dollar ad budgets...sheesh how cheap could their beer be without that overhead...but i digress

good tasty beer. not one that will knock your bloomers off, but worth a try to put another mark on the headboard!

another that is very good for a cookout...can you tell i like cooking out?

suckem up and movem out!


giblet, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of StonyB
3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's a hot summer day, and I'm reviewing a beer. Time to break out the Pacifico Clara...

12 oz. brown bottle. Bright yellow label - "La Cerveza del Pacifico".

Appearance - Dark golden color. No real lacing, but a small ring of foam hangs tenaciously in there. Very clear.

Smell - Grainy malt. Grassy, floral. Very little apparent hop presence.

Taste - Slightly sweet, "Juicy Fruit" malt flavor. Rice or corn in the finish. Almost no hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Just a hint of mouth-puckering astringency. Medium body, though leaning thin.

Drinkability - Extremely easy to drink, particularly on the aforementioned hot summer day. Though refreshing, there's not necessarily enough going on with the taste to hold one's interest over several of these in a row.

Pacifico Clara is an easy to drink, thirst-quenching, hot weather lager. It's a step up taste-wise from the traditional BMC's, though not a huge step. Recommended, but only if it's served at 35 degrees on an 85 degree day.

StonyB, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Well I was at a Mexican restaurant, and the pickings were slim. Since I had never had this I decided I would give it a shot. I passed on the lime that was offered, and withstood the look of confusion when I asked for a glass.

Pours very light yellow in color with a thin white head that lasted seconds.

Aroma is of an American macro style lager, ie. nothing much.

Taste is really not bad, in fact I'm glad I chose this over the Corona and American macro offerings. Even without the lime I felt it had a nice citrusy flavor to go along with the adjunct-filled malt bill.

I drank another before switching to a margarita.

Seems more authentic than the Corona, but that could just be my ignorance shining through.

ZimZamZoom, Jun 17, 2007
Photo of bunnyhustle
3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer by any means and better than Corona. Poured into pint glass, yellow and clear, head quickly dissolves. I like the taste but in order to fully appreciate it add a slice of lemon or lime, I found that this is one of only a few beers where that actually works. High carbonation (as everyone else stated). Overall not too bad, I havent yet tasted a lot of other Mexican beers but this one isnt too bad. Light and easy drinking!

bunnyhustle, May 24, 2007
Photo of neenerzig
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much a standard run of the mill beer as far as American style macro lagers go. This is actually an import from Mexico. it was definitely NOT worth the $4.50 I paid for it on a recent trip to the Boneyard with my twin sister. This beer is a very light, pale, clear golden color. Head is about 1/2 inch when poured. Doesn't stick around for more than a few minutes and settles to a thin ring lining the inside of the glass with very little surface covering or lacing. Aromas of nothing I can really identify are present. Maybe a hint of floral hops and/or malt along with some vegetable adjuncts. There was something there though. Taste? Hmm...well I guess there was a bit of sweet malt and hops along with some corn and grain maybe. has a fairly thin and watery but also smooth and crisp mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Pretty light body. It sure goes down easy, but not in the way that good beer should. I feel that I may be too generous in giving this beer as high ratings as I am giving it. It wasn't terrible, but far from great. Just average. better than Corona but certainly not as good as Dos Equis.

neenerzig, May 15, 2007
Photo of sessycuban
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - The beer pours a clear golden straw color. I'm not getting much head, but for the style, I think it's appropriate. I almost think it would've been better to drink this beer straight from the bottle.

S - I'd say the hops dominate the smell, but I also get some floral aromas.

T - I have to say that this beer is very balanced. Definitely a good session beer. The hops stick well to the back of the tongue. I think on it's out it stands well; this beer doesn't need the annoying lime many Mexican beers do.

M - The mouthfeel is very light. It's to be expected of the style. It doesn't really feel like a beer to me though.

D - This is easily the best Mexican beer that you can find at a bar, but in absolutely no terms is it the best Mexican beer produced. This obviously pairs well with Northwestern Mexican cuisine, but don't make the mistake of thinking you can pair this beer with any cuisine south of Jalisco.

sessycuban, May 15, 2007
Photo of grub
2.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

biegaman made us drink this in honour of cinco de mayo...thanks?

pours pale yellow with a small dense white head that disappears fast. no lace.

aroma is not good. musty. dms. adjuncts.

taste? not really. bland. bit grainy. slightly bitter. adjuncts.

mouthfeel is ok. medium carbonation, light body.

drinkability is ok. bland and fairly unoffensive.

grub, May 07, 2007
Photo of RJLarse
2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of La Cerveza del Pacifico for Cinco de Mayo. Viva la Mexico! Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow color and is crystal clear. A fizzy white head forms, but dissipated quickly, leave no lacing at all.

The smell is acerbic, vinegar perhaps, with some faint floral notes. Dandelions maybe?

The taste is ordinary, macro lager for the most part. There is some cereal flavor, and a mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, with a lot of carbonation.

This a drinkable beer but not a memorable one. It would great ice cold on a beach somewhere, or paired with Mexican food for authenticity and effect. Other than that it's nothing special.

RJLarse, May 06, 2007
Photo of icemonkey908
1.98/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer was being given away during cinco de mayo, so I grabbed one. Nothing notable about this beer. Didn't smell very strong or taste very good. Not too offensive though and very easy to drink. This is not a beer I would buy, but if found for free it is better then drinking no beer.

icemonkey908, May 06, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

not too bad for a macro. looks like the rest, and basically the same in other respects but with a bit more pilsner character. you can almost detect some vegetal hop aromas in this one. very crisp and light mouthfeel, lots of force carbonation of course, malt adjuncts are not as noticeable in this one as with most macro lagers. wouldn't be terrible on a hot summer day.

MrMcGibblets, May 02, 2007
Photo of styxnpicks
3.83/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden straw color with a small head that fizzes and dissapated more like a soft drink then a beer, bubbles continue to rise from he sides of the glass

S: Hops dominate the smell

T: Suprisingly good initial hops grap the back of the tounge but are balanced and not bitter and soon disipate to a nice grainy malt that finishes very nice and creamy as it goes down

M: Light body, super crisp carbonation smoth descent

D: Easy as pie just like any other light Lager

notes: the apperance of this one is its real downfall, it looks unimpressive from the no-head soft drink like pour, no lacing, standard macro color, the only saving grace are its tiny bubbles that rise from the side of the glass

styxnpicks, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of drpimento
2.8/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Odd duck. On one hand I like it due to its floral hopping. On the other hand it's a somewhat insipid thin beer. Shizobrew. Cheers. Pours with a white head and no lace. Bit overcarbonated. Also a bit thin. Floral qualities are less than they used to be; a shame. Used to remind me of Bohemia, which, in turn, is also lamer than it used to be. Forgetable.

drpimento, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of stephendr
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle- color of golden yellow , with a minimal white head - nose of corn husks , bubblegum , yellow sweet corn , slightly , metallic and maybe some malt? – taste of watery citrus (lemon) , slight maltyness , white corn , and slight banana - body is astringent dry , and with medium carbonation – aftertaste of and

stephendr, Mar 27, 2007
Photo of SetarconeX
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is perhaps the most astonishingly average beer I've had in quite some time. Not much to look at, nice and clear with an unremarkable head. Smells not unlike that generic beer aroma you get if you sniff the bleachers at a baseball game. Taste is thin and watery, with a tiny bit of bitterness and a hint of metallic twang at the end, to remind you this was supposed to be a beer.

At a few local Mexican restaurants in my town, your options are this or Corona. Funny thing is, unless I had them side by side, I might have trouble telling the difference. Best to give them both a miss and order the Tequila...

SetarconeX, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of mithrascruor
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dull (yet darker than usual) straw-gold color. Airy white head dissipates into a thin film.

Smell: Corn, some grain, and maybe a hint of spicy hop.

Taste: Lightly sweet corn/grain taste. Mildly funky aftertaste that I can't describe, but it's not good.

Mouthfeel: Not was watery as some Mexican beers, but it's still light-bodied. Carbonation is a bit too prickly at times.

Drinkability: The carbonation and some of the taste makes it a bit difficult to drink at times.

I've had worse ones, but this one still isn't great.

mithrascruor, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of idResponse
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

this beer is a rather normal looking cerveza, yellow and thin as usual. the smell is a bit of that sour musty smell you get from a corona but not as pungent and stinky. the taste is a pretty smooth even gold but leaves the tounge feeling slightly dry. the mouth being dry may make you want to drink more, which may be the point. however, when this beer is cold and it's hot as hell, i'd grab one any day. they don't taste that bad and are pretty easy to swill down one after the other. some people like their cerveza with a lime, and it might taste good in this but i prefer to leave mine alone. so grab a pacifico and tell corona to get bent!

idResponse, Feb 26, 2007
Photo of bacabuck
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical macro lager. I actually prefer this over Corona for two reasons. (1) Brown bottle = less chance for a skunked brew (2) Cheaper than Corona.

Pours a clear maize. Much like urine but with a less of a head (no pun intended).

Smell is average for a macro lager - not much of anything. That's actually a positive statement. Beats the heck out of the nasty astringent scent that you get from MGD.

Mouthfeel is average as well. Better than Bud or Bud Lite. Seems like it is not quite carbonated as much as the American macro brews.

Drinkability is good. In some cases it is even excellent such as the drive from the airport in Cabo san Lucas to the resorts (about an hour drive). Let the taxi driver actually command the vehicle. Just sit back, relax, and plan some deep sea fishing for the next day.

bacabuck, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of DoubleJ
2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of the few beers my aunt will actually drink and popular with people in my age group (I'm 21 years old at this typing), I found a discounted single bottle at Vendome waiting to be taken home. I just want to see what the fuss is all about with this beer, and ironically, won't be consumed at my house, but my cousin's house which I'm housesitting for the weekend. It's been unusually warm here in SoCal recently, and after building a thirst from work, found an appropriate time to consume Pacifico. On to the beer:

Poured into a glass, the color looks appetizing, but the head does not. It has faint smells of corn husks and a small dose of malts. The taste? Uhhh, fudge it, I'm thirsty. Husky, husky, husky. This beer's role is to quench your thirst, not your taste buds. So maybe now i see why this beer's popularity is growing fast; assuming the beer is cold, you can drink it like water without many flavors getting in the way.

DoubleJ, Feb 18, 2007
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
2.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pale yellow, almost no head. Mild carbonation.

Bread, grape/apple, light juicy sweetness, light floral aroma. Tad alcoholic.

Light bread. Dry and light bodied. Toasty corn. Moderately crisp. Sweet fruity vibe.

Doesn't taste like much, but it goes great with enchiladas, chips, and hot sauce. If I'm going for a light Mexican beer, Pacifico aint bad. I definitely wouldn't recommend drinking it without food though.

MrHungryMonkey, Feb 11, 2007
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,508 ratings.