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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
63
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1,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 203 | FT: 0
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Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Photo of Tolnik
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this yellow beer into a pint glass. The foam that appeared off the pour was a quarter inch of head and reduced pretty rapidly to faint wisps. The aroma off the beer is light sweet wheat. The taste off the beer was that of a sweet wheat that changed to a maltier taste that leaves a tart aftertaste.

Photo of wagenvolks
2.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed for shits-n-giggles while brewing a Porter at my buddy's place. 12oz bottle into a Foothills pint glass.

Big bubbles glug out from the pour and effervesce as the spittle colored head quickly disappears. Great globs of carbonation adhere to the sides of the pint and slowly rise up to a bare, glassy liquid surface. Body is crystal clear with a light, golden-straw hue. Nothing too impressive about the appearance, but the aroma is a little better. For an adjunct lager, the DMS levels are low, and there is a trace of hoppiness alongside a fruity pear & apple note. Yep, smells pretty much like watered-down apple juice with a smattering of hops.

The flavor tastes "crisp", and not much like anything else. Very bland, and the frothy carbonation level dulls the tastebuds with an airy body and fizzy finish. If you dig deep, some corn huskiness and pilsner malt can almost be tasted, but the hops are virtually non-existent. Still, I give Pacifico points for its refreshing quality. Not "rating" points, mind you, but perceived credit. I'd probably reach for this over a BMC product, but not by much.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.13/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I preface it by saying it really could have been worse, really it could have. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/29/2010.

The pour was just what I would have thought. Bright golden yellow in color with a fizzy white head that drops off quickly leaving behind nothing but a bare top and loads of carbonation. Aroma is light grain, corn and bready notes with a touch of hay. The crisp, clean and overally carbonated nature of it really seem to work in the style though as the grainy and bready malts really do seem to work on some level. The beer is refrshining and clean and I have to admit, given the style I have had worse.

Overall for the mexican lager category not bad at all. In a pinch I would take it over a corona.

Photo of roddwolff
4.29/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Yellow crystal color, two fingers of foam that disappears very soon;

S: Soft, a mix of fresh malt with corn, remember me the sea i don't know why;

T: Corn mixed with sweet malt, some slightly spicy hops at the end;

M: Extra crisp and refreshing, medium bitterness, medium body and high carbonation;

D: The best beer to drink with sea food.

Photo of gatornation
2.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

had this one at chipotle in dwtn mpls...1st my burrito was outstanding chipotle never disappoints..pours a clear yellow color with an ok head... smell and taste together is... corn, grain, grass ,and biscuit their is some honey an hops all faint..bottom line this is not a very good lager but what do you expect..however if you pair with the right food or restaurant it a lager that can be enjoyed..will i try it again? absolutely!

Photo of Brettster
2.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. It poured a straw yellow with a small white head that faded quickly. It is not a bad looking beer. It has the appearance of a decent lawnmower beer. It has okay carbonation. It smells a little sweet. The nose just isn't there. Pacifico leaves a strange tasting film in my mouth. Not that great.

Photo of drabmuh
2.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

An oldy but a bady, this was my first beer when I was in college, not recommended.

Returned the scene of the crime to review it for this site. Sorry Pacifico, strap in.

Beer is poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Beer is clear and yellow, forms a white head of medium bubbles that quickly disappear leaving no lacing on the glass, carbonation is moderate to low with large to medium bubbles.

Aroma is a mixture between grainy and corny. Its not very appealing.

Beer is medium to light bodied, has a harsh cereal flavor that damages the drinkability. There isn't much in flavor, some corn and some mild sweetness up front that disappears and gives way to a terrible aftertaste. Sorry, never again. No more memories required.

Photo of yesyouam
1.21/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pacifico Clara is a clear, straw colored lager with a white film that dissipates to a bubbly ring that leaves decent lacing. It has a funky aroma with notes of corn and bread yeast. It's light bodied and prickly with a silty finish. It has a funky, corny flavor. Fusel is detected... and burnt plastic... make it stop.

Photo of lionking
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle at Border Cafe in DE.

Clear yellow color, fizzy head which quickly dissipates. No lacing

The smell is grainy, of corn

Taste is somewhat harsh with a lot of carbonation. Average macro beer taste.

Mouthfeel is thin and bubbly

Drinkability is probably on the lower end of the scale for adjunct macros. A notch below Corona or Modello Especial, kind of the Busch Beer of Mexico I suppose.

Photo of Brenden
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color is the tried and true pale yellow of the classic adjunct lager. Also typical is the nonexistent head but consistent foam and negligible lacing.
Corn is on the nose with a light, unoffensive sweetness accompanying and ever present are cereal grains.
The flavor is typical corn and cereal grains as per the aroma, with that faint sweetness still present and I swear there's some lime in here; not fake, just a subtle hint of lime juice lingering just out of reach. Maybe I'm crazy. There's actually just the slightest touch of bitterness in here as well, mostly in the finish.
The mouthfeel isn't bad; a moderately crisp feel and fairly even, obviously in a very light body with moderate carbonation.
It's no worse than a typical American adjunct; it's just a Mexican version of the same.

Photo of Florida9
2.12/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Light straw in color. Clear as water. Poured from a 24oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. A pitiful, airy head rises quickly, fuzzes about a bit then recedes to nothingness. Absolutely no lacing.

S: Very light aroma. Cereal, grain, and seltzer.

T: Also very light. Corn, seltzer water, and nothingness. I drank half a glass just trying to taste something, but there was just nothing there to taste.

M: Thin and light. Watery. Medium carbonation.

D: What a sad beer. I not a huge fan of Mexican beers to begin with, but there are a few out there that are respectable enough to be enjoyed with a Mexican meal. But this one is one of the worst I've come across - truly a pitiful beer. Once I finished my notes, I decided to drop a lime into it so I could at least have the pleasure of having a shred of flavor in my beer. If you're looking for a decent Mex beer, look somewhere else

Photo of allforbetterbeer
1.6/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Bright yellow, surprisingly luminescent beer. Head foams up from large bubbles, then fades to nothing in a matter of minutes with no lacing.

S- Typical adjunct grains, a little skunk. I did not add any citrus to this beer, but I swear I smell lemon in there somewhere.

T Hits the tongue with unremarkable adjunct grain flavors: corn, sweet rice, and the tinniest bit of barley. For a second, this beer tastes ok, but it goes downhill from there. When the toasted malts are supposed to kick in, a acidic bitterness takes over instead. This fades as an oily mishmash of off flavors squirms around on the tongue for longer than I would like, and it all fades away leaving a slippery acid taste in the mouth.

M- Very bubbly, but more in the way of diet soda than a nice adjunct lager.

D- The taste aside, this is a moderately drinkable beer. The oily character of the aftertaste would deter me though.

Overall: I am perfectly willing to give an American Adjunct lager and 'A' if it succeeds for what it is, but this beer does not. It looks ok, but beyond that it fails. My advice: if you want a cheap American Adjunct lager that actually tastes good and is consistent, go with Miller High Life.

Photo of wahhmaster
1.92/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color, like a typical American macro. The almost non-existant head dissipates quickly leaving absolutely no lacing.

Smell: Grainy with a little bit of malty sweetness. Once again, typical macro territory.

Taste: Typical macro territory. Grainy and a little sweet.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and over-carbonated.

Drinkability: Your typical macro lager. This beer is pretty much Corona under a different label. Don't be fooled.

Photo of waldoiverson
2.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Oz bottle into US Pint

A: The bottle says clara and this is a very clear beer of a straw yellow color, white head that disappeared quickly and a lot of carbonation

S: sweet, a lil' breadiness, but mostly a fairly cheap beer sort of odor...smells like tailgating if that makes sense

T: not much taste...some cooked corn, a hint of hop bitterness

M: Lots of carbonation = a bit of a burn, relatively dry

D: Hot day, lawn mower = drinkable but that's about it

Photo of merryjoulton
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow straw with an abundance of carbonation but not much of a head. Smell is pungent, grassy, skunky, cat urine, maybe a hint of light malt. Taste is right on par with the smell, kinda sour and expired tasting. Mouthfeel is not the greatest, I might as well be drinking sparkling water. Drinkability is ok.

Photo of donkeyrunner
1.48/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Full disclosure: this was free.

Bright, effervescent yellow with no head at all and one or two bubbles meandering up from the glass bottom.

Smells like Toastitos tortilla chips. Tastes like husky adjuncted sugar with a super dry finish.

This is a hate-filled, spite-riddled beer that wants to destroy you, your pallette and other beers who look like they're having a good time. Beware the Mexican assassin.

Photo of Psyopticon
3.48/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A regular among my room mates. As far as Mexican beers go, this is the best I've had. But I'm not big on Mexi-Beers, so don't get the wrong idea...

I never poured this into a glass so I can't really describe appearance. I imagine its like a Corona or Dos Equies. Smells like a Corona. The taste is a good though, refreshing thankfully. Which is probably why its a common in my house. Its decent to have on a hot day if nothing else is around.

Photo of KenOnBass
2.42/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: No head or lacing. Yellow and transparent.

S: Smells like a Corona.

T: Sweet but very bland. Stronger tasting than a Corona. Small hint of lime.

M: Like water

D: I guess it's drinkable but so is water. Probably would go well with spicy Mexican food.

Photo of thekanna
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly darker straw yellow with a frothy head.

S: Faint citrus flavors, yeasts, and cooked veggies. Sweet adjunct malts are lingering nebulously in the background.

T: Mainly adjunct malts; decent amount of corn detected. Just the suggestion of hops at the end.

M: Crisp and lager-like. Feels slightly heavy and gassy in the body from the carbonation; not a very pleasant feeling.

D: Washes down more flavorful Mexican foods, but I don't think I would ever drink this by itself.

Photo of puboflyons
2.38/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no expiration date or lot code. Sampled on August 8, 2009. The pour is straw yellow with virtually no head but the head that is there lingers the entire time. No lime used. The aroma is corny, grainy, and a bit malty. The mouthfeel is basically medium to thin but is has a kind of honey texture on the tongue. The flavor has a little malts and a smidgen of hops. But actually the taste makes me think of some kind of steak sauce or seasoning! It is hard to describe but that was what I felt. Next time I will use the lime.

Photo of WCBCFrank
1.6/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I do not mean to be gruff about this review, but here goes...

Pacifico is Corona-like, lots of corn used in this lager. Pours straw yellow and not as crisp as it appears bubbling in a glass (if you are that sophisticated to use a glass). Not much here in flavor, not much in appearance, not much except you may ask yourself why you purchased it, why your friend was dumb enough to actually buy this, or how come there was no Pepsi in the fridge....

Not recommend; buy Golden Anniversary instead. That way at least you will have a conversation starter.

Photo of JRhode
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with a pillowy head that quickly dissipated.

Smells of corn, rubbing alcohol and a skunky sweetness.

Tastes like Mexican beer: a little skunkiness with a lager crispness.

Water-like mouthfeel, highly carbonated.

Usually drink this so fast I don't taste it. Drinks like water.

Still my favorite Mexican adjunct lager despite the less than glowing review.

Photo of jrallen34
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Its a mexi beer, so that pretty much says it all. I've drank from the bottle, love how in Mexico they put a tiny littel key lime on the top.

When your in Mexi its great with the little key limes they put on top, but I wouldn't drink it anywhere else.

I like it better than Corona.

Photo of Gavage
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a bright yellow color with a short 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: light corn and grass aroma is hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: light grainy malt profile with some corn, grass and hint of lemon zest. Very little flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: the flavor profile is so weak and bland having more than one would leave the tastebuds screaming for some flavor.

Photo of himmelhuber
3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

AP: Drunk right out of a 24 oz. bottle
Smell: Corny, sweet, a bit stale
taste: Light, mostly neutral, little sweet, lime would be good
Mouthfeel: a bit to fuzzy
Drinkabiltiy: Very good on a hot day after yardwork.

OK, this is not a great beer, but it is better then the american major beers. Its supposed to be a light brew with little taste, designed for hot weather and it fits that quite well.

Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.