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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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1,606 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,606
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 24.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 185 | 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 argock
2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date.

A: Very pale yellow, clear, with thin, fizzy bright white head that disappears quickly to less than a thin cap.

S: Reasonably pleasant with raw graininess, corn, and touch of lemon.

T: Weird sweet husk + grain combination that comes off as very mealy. There is a bit of lightly toasted cereal grain followed by grassy hops flavor in the finish.

M: Dry finish with thin mouthfeel. Carbonation is fairly even and not overly fizzy.

D: Like Corona with slightly more flavor -- but how hard is that?

Photo of changeup45
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Another Pale Lager of a Mexican beer. From the bottle. Golden color. Gentle corn, grainy, uhh, Mexican beer flavor which is perhaps a bit better than some alternatives. Better than Corona. OK in the sun or with spicy foods. Somewhat refreshing and clean.

Photo of OtherShoe2
2.35/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours medium gold with a foamy white head that is gone in an instant

Smells of sweet grain and tart malt. Hard to describe -- how about a barroom alleyway after a ballgame?

This is poor man's Corona. Sweet grain flavor, a hint of bitterness, and then this harshness I cannot put my finger on. With or without the lime in the bottle, it is still there.

Some fizz, and that odd bitter/scorched finish. It is a crisp beer, for sure.

Not the worst beer I've had from South of the border, and for the price, it is ok. If you are going that taste route, you could pick something with a bit more structure and uh smoothness. Not offering much here but a way to quench your thirst. A true "get tanked after mowing the lawn" beverage.

Photo of PatronWizard
2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a bottle from a little Mexican restuarant and boldly asked for a mug. Also ordered the chicken quesadilla...

Fizzy yellow beer at its finest. Darker yeller than a light beer at least. Quarter inch head was there and gone.

Scentless. Or maybe the smell of the restaurant drowns this out. No, its scentless.

Taste: well I guess I should get serious and spit out my gum first. Took a drink, didn't realize I took and drink so I took a drink and didn't realize I took a drink so I took a drink.... hold on here, did I buy a beer or not? Three fourths of the bottle and yet to have a flavor.

Screw it. At least the bottle is cold with a low amount of carbonation. Very much like an old corn cob soaked in a cup of club soda with a half ounce of very, very cheap vodka.

Overall: if you must.

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.88/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale straw yellow,white head that was gone in a flash and little sticking,not much at all here to the nose,some grains and grass is all i get,very refreshing on the drink,crisp and mild sweetness upon the early sips,very very lite,this brew was gone in a flash,maybe with a little bit of lime it would have more flavor,but easily consumed and could be dranked all nite on a hot day,other than that,i'll pass on it for a evening beer.

Photo of jwc215
2.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours golden yellow with a foamy white head that has a decent retention for the style at first, though it eventually disappears.

The smell is of grain, some cooked veggies, a hit of husk, and a touch of soap.

The taste is of sweet grain, cooked veggies, some husk with a touch of soap and seltzer water. Sweetness balanced by husk more than by any hop bitterness.

Light-bodied, it has some wet cardboard and something that I can't quite pinpoint that just leaves a blah feel on the palate. Fizzy, for sure.

This isn't even refreshing. It leaves a pretty nasty aftertaste, to boot. Something pretty harsh about it, though on a hot day it's not impossible to finish. But, that's it...as for me, I'll pass - would rather drink water. Very little redeeming qualities to this one.

Photo of cvstrickland
2.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass yields a clear golden straw-colored body with active carbonation and a thin grayish-white cap of foam that recedes quickly to a patchy sheet that leaves wispy lacing on the glass.

Smell is a touch of crackery malt and a touch of herbed and sauteed mixed green vegetables.

Taste is sweet and adjuncty with plenty of lemony corn. Makes me squint a bit at the tanginess of it.

Thin-bodied and really drinkable. What the hell, right?

Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.55/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12-ounce bottle as shown.

Appearance is light amber with a small, quickly-fading off-white head. No lacing. Looks thin.

Smell is light malt with rice and corn. Smells thin.

Taste is a bit better than the smell. You can actually tell there is real malted barley and a little bit of hops. Unfortunately, also tastes skunked.

Mouthfeel is the best aspect of this beer. Not as thin as it looks and smells, though that's not saying much.

Drinkability -- well, if you like skunked lagers, this baby is your cup of tea. But it's not mine.

Photo of HalfFull
3.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass, this brew pours a golden straw in color with a very light head. Head disappears very quickly and offers no lacing.

Wow! I've had this beer a number of times directly from the bottle but don't recall pouring it into a glass before as it is ever so common here at the bottom of a BBQ cooler. I'd recommend you do the same, save your nostrils. The overwhelming rancid corn scents reminded me of Schaefer Light back when that was all I could afford. Let's forget those days.

Tastes of grainy malts with just a touch of complexity, but not much, and not much else going on beyond that. Always preferred Corona to this as for the Mexican Macros, now I'm sure. Carbonation is not overdone however, allowing for a finish that is slightly creamy, though drying. Risk frostbite by digging around the cooler a little longer.

Edit: May 2009.

Whoa, this is a very different beer in the U.S. After reviewing this beer in Mexico last year I think the U.S. version is quite different. Less corn on the nose and more hops, similar creaminess vs. Corona. Unlike the U.S., Mex. and Central/South America seem to celebrate the 'mais' in their beer and this is surely a modified version of the homeland recipe. Not bad, and rating adjusted for U.S. edition....

Photo of dsa7783
2.8/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More for $1.49...
Pours an ultra-clear, clean, lucid, golden-colored hue with slight rising carbonation and a very minimal head that left no lacing at all...
Corny, grain-dominated aroma...
Sweet, slight bread and butter flavor with a honeyed-finish...
Light, watered-down mouthfeel with an ultra-easy level of drinkability, especially considering the paltry 4.8% ABV...
Not bad...

Photo of armock
2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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

Photo of Kyle987
1.71/5  rDev -36%
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.

Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.37/5  rDev -48.7%
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.

Photo of arguemaniac
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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...

Photo of beerthulhu
2.3/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Photo of erosier
2.04/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Photo of everetends
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%
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.

Photo of AaronRed
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of bradybeer
2.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of illidurit
2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
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?

Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.15/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Photo of rye726
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%
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.

Photo of jayrod20
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of jeremyd365
3.85/5  rDev +44.2%
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!

Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,606 ratings.