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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 misterscooter
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark yellow with a weak head that disappears quickly. Not much smell on this one. A bit beery, a bit grassy, but just a bit; mellow at that.

This beer tastes ok, not bad but there is nothing there to give it much character. Some straw flavor and a bit too much carbonation that makes it hard to hold in your mouth for a flavor.

Overall, it is decent and better than a lot of Mexican beers but not all that great on the whole.

misterscooter, Jun 09, 2005
Photo of Rootdog316
2.98/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apparently this beer is known to be had with seafood. Well for me, I had it with Mexican food and tasted just fine. The beer is very smooth and easy to drink. One of the few lagers that I have had from Mexico that is not weak and watery. This is definitely one of Mexico's better beers.

Rootdog316, Jun 02, 2005
Photo of beersarang
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well, I'm making it a goal of mine to try all of the Mexican beers...

Pours a gold straw with a foamy white head. Head is gone in seconds, leaving nothing behind. Bubbles float up quickly through the clear clear beer.

Smells like sweet corn and floral hops.

Ultra thin malt, corn possibly rice profile with a kick of really unpleasant spicy floral hops. Hops taste a little like citrus rind. Bad slick oily feeling.

Thin water bodied with crisp carbonation, I don't think I will ever want another of these...

beersarang, Jun 01, 2005
Photo of Oahu
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

I was forced to drink this one, I have to drink 110 different before Old Chicago lets me have my name on the wall. They did it, blame them.

Pacifico: If it were a book, the theme would be bland.

Bottle: Bland, but we're not reviewing it here.

Appearance: Light Yellow, very little head, and what head their was dried up in moments. No one present could prove it existed.
Smell: It didn't smell at all, I wanted to pour it in my gym shoes to see if it could cancel out their odor too.
Taste: None, if slight hints of bitterness. This violates the idiot drinker rule of Michelob Ultra. If you can't make your beer taste good, don't make it taste at all. No wonder this beer isn't popular, it barely tastes like anything except for bitterness. A slap in the face to great craft brews everywhere.
Mouthfeel: Water with hints of water, some water, and extra heavy water.
Drinkability: You could drink a hundred of these, but that would be purely because someone had a gun to your head.

Ick. Keep it away. What's worst than Corona? It's idiot Stepcousin.

Oahu, May 31, 2005
Photo of Pepeton
1.83/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Now this is a typical Grupo Modelo beach beer.
Though this brewery has some decent products, like Negra Modelo and even Victoria, Pacífico is not ones of these.

This one is very popular in the Northern Pacific Coast of México, and the only reason I can find is because that part of the country is very, very hot.

It's color is light straw yellow, no head and almost no lacing.

You can sniff it over and over and draw almost no smell.

It's taste is, well, almost non existant. Watery with a just a hint of bitterness.

It leaves nothing to the palate, any possible flavor quickly dissipates.

I just can't have another of these.

Pepeton, May 27, 2005
Photo of karst
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My son in law Joe always says "Mo Hotta, Mo Betta". Spending the day working on a tractor in Frio County's "Dilly Diggs" game ranch in south Texas will dry you to a powder and then weld the powder into a hardpan. Skunky beer? Just move over by that dead critter that the Mexican Eagles tore open - drink you Pearl Light or mo betta - O.P. aka "other people's" beer.

The Pacifico Mexican ale poured a cloudy yellow with a small head dissipating quickly as did the beer in the frosty mug rimmed with salt which I wiped clean with a paper napkin (wanting to leave it but that's the tough part of reviewing beer). I fianally inhaled its prominate grain and floral hops. Taste followed with grainy malt and a little hop. No skunk, good thing, not a single dead possum in the Cantina, although I could use a good bath! Mouthfeel picked up by its strong carbonation that yields a refreshing beer.

Served icy cold it complements an authentic unpronouncable #14 Mexican dinner at the end of a perfect day wild Hog hunting in the brushy Hill country 50 miles north of the border. Asking for a room temperature mug? Not taking a chance of getting thrown out of the place.

karst, Apr 09, 2005
Photo of Hunter
3.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't want to review this beer, having fresh memories of dark times spent in Tijuana, but what the hell.

Typical of the style, beer pours a pale gold in color, but with a deeper hue than most American adjuncts. Fluffly head that dissipates quickly. Minimal carbonation and lacing.

Aroma is something a little sweeter than most in the style. The adjuncts are there but not overpowering. Still, there's that same undercurrent of garbage that distracts.

Taste is inoffensive, but bland. Very light on the palate, not much there (again, typical of the style). Very crisp, clean aftertaste that vanishes off the tongue instantly.

Certainly drinkable, worth a nod if you're in the mood for light and refreshing but don't want to stoop to light beer. Certainly a good thistquencher on a hot day but one dimensional.

Hunter, Mar 28, 2005
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.05/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- crystal clear yellow body with a hint of golden color. No head except for a few bubbles around the edge of the glass and a strong carbonation

S- A sweet corn aroma with a hint of green apples. No hops or malt detected.

T- Very light crisp flavor with most of the flavor hitting the back of the throat. Hop bitterness hits the back of the throat with no hop flora notes at all. A hint of malts gives it that kind of nugget taste for lack of a better description.

M- very light body with carbonated water acidity at the finish.

D- Very light but not very pleasant to drink. The light hops and malt makes this beer beg for a lime or fruit to hide what taste there it has. It would be nice to see a little floral hops or a light pale malt taste in this beer.

rhoadsrage, Mar 22, 2005
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.08/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up tonight because it is one of the few Mexican beers available here that I haven't tried (next up is the Casta line which just reached Spec's in Houston). Appearance is standard adjuct yellow, not too watery, with almost no head. Smell is clean, no skunk because of the brown bottle, otherwise it's grainy. Taste is predictably grainy and middle-of-the-road. One-dimensional, but not really bad. This is better than it's American counterparts, but not worth $6.79 a sixer.

Gagnonsux, Dec 08, 2004
Photo of freed
2.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color, no head but just enough carbonation to make it seem like beer. After about 10 minutes, it sits still, and rather sad looking. I guess I'm supposed to drink it faster. Or in a bottle.

Smell - cer ve za. thin malt.

Taste could probably also summed with cer ve za, but I imagine that won't be long enough to be a review. Its simple, thin, and kind of malty. Nothing special.

It drinks well enough though, especially when food is involved.

freed, Dec 03, 2004
Photo of donnebaby
3.48/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average gold looks with a substantial cream head. Nose is gots lots in it, thick floury wheat with citrus lime on the horizon. Taste, too, has body and some finesse. Thick creamed corn and wheat. Hint of lime. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, gentle carbonation. Above average drinkable brew.

donnebaby, Nov 05, 2004
Photo of GClarkage
3.38/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed in October 2004 in Cancun, Mexico from a bottle. I've had many of these before, so I figured I would have it again and actually write some notes on it. A pretty decnt beer! I'm even a little impressed. Pours an amber color with a small head and the slightest of lacing. Smells of sweet, maybe fruity or floral hops. Maybe a bit of corn or rice or something I can't really tell what the other scent is. The hops in this beer are pretty tasty. Good, in fact maybe a bit too mach carbonation. Not really watery at all. A very good beer while sitting on the beach or kicking back with a few fish tacos. Wish they had buckets of these on the beach instead of Corona.

GClarkage, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of GDMFSOB
2.9/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I had this at a Mexican joint the other night and I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected.
It's a lot lighter than a typical beer that I'd enjoy, but it went great with the heavy, spicey fare it was paired with.
It's a pretty typical adjunct lager as far as color, nose and head are concerned. I noticed some slight hints of banana in the taste and, unlike Corona, it lacked any hints of skunkiness. I could, and did, drink a fistful of these without hesitation.
Nothing spectacular, but I'd definitely take it over Corona or any of the American macros any day.

GDMFSOB, Sep 29, 2004
Photo of Suds
2.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is an extraordinarily clear, golden brew with a small, white head. It’s effervescent, in a soda-water sort of way. Not much in the aroma department: Faint hops, mingled with a faint vegetable smell. Taste is grainy and only slightly sweet. Not much going on here. The body is light and almost watery. The beer is a disappointment, but the finish does have a nice, clean hoppiness. Overall…it’s unimpressive and not worth the effort.

Suds, Sep 20, 2004
Photo of beertaster13
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly better than Corona, but that is not saying much. Pours the standard golden pale yellow with the fizzle of a head. The smell is of grain and corn but this one has a nice citrus floral brush that pleases the nose. The taste is slightly fruity, grain is the strong note hear, bread? tones are tasted throughout. Medium bodied but pass and get something better, good summer 100 degree need water beer.

beertaster13, Jul 30, 2004
Photo of aracauna
2.38/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale, very clear, almost metallic body with a thin, big-bubbled white head that fades quickly and completely. The aroma is sweet and actually has a respectable bit of grassy hops. There’s a bit of cooked rice in the mix as well. The flavor is a tad sweet up front, but fairly dry in the finish with a bit of bitterness and something that’s almost salty. I don’t think I really like it all that much. Very watery.

aracauna, Jul 27, 2004
Photo of SixpointJMH
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

better than expected, but still not that good. it's pretty much like mexican heineken. pours a crisp gold colour with a slight head that fades quickly. the smell is, well, the smell is pretty faint: a bit sweet/floral with some grain, perhaps. very basic. the taste here, again, remineded me a bit of heineken, but without the skunk. some grain and some sweetness like in the smell, but thats about it. sadly, for a mass produced lager this is one of the better tasting ones and it's far from great. far from good even. it is crisp and refreshing just the same. i'd only really ever try this again if at a mexican restaurant and they didn't carry or were out of negra modelo (far and away the best mexi-brew) or dos equis amber. this one is definitely better than a corona, but what isn't?

SixpointJMH, Jul 16, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
1.9/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A very weak offering...a light pale yellow in colour, short head and minor lace with an exceptable ring.
Thin body.
Carbonation is the high point which is lively.
Aroma is mildly skunky.
Tasteless really, well balanced to prove.
When in Mexico, drink something else.

Shiloh, Jul 16, 2004
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So... another adjunct lager by the folks who bring us Corona. Clear yellow-amber with a fair amount of visible carbonation that, nevertheless, can't sustain much of a head. The cap starts out small after a vigorous pour and falls quickly, but not instantly, to a mere film. Decent nose I guess; at least it doesn't smell sour or skunky. I might even appreciate a little lemon mixed in with the grain.

The flavor fails to reach the relatively low bar set by the nose. In fact, it doesn't really distinguish itself from the truly 'macro' American macro lagers that I've had. It tastes like mildly bitter grain with a dry finish, a thin mouthfeel and too much carbonation. That about sums it up.

Pacifico isn't as offensive as some AMLs, but that's hardly a recommendation. The only thing memorable about it is that it may be the cheapest single that I've ever purchased ($0.79). I can't decide if I got my money's worth or not.

BuckeyeNation, Jul 11, 2004
Photo of Ellbert
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale yellow with a soda pop white head that dissapears quickly.

Smell: Very clean with a hint of hops. Not much else is avaliable in the aroma.

Taste: Pretty bland but refreshing. Slightly water with some malt and barley any hops.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is too much. It distracts the tongue from any flavor that may be in there.

Ellbert, Jun 29, 2004
Photo of Stimack
2.23/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Decided to get a six-pack of Pacifico for Cinco de Mayo and have just finished them. Not a bad beer to have when doing something like a Cinco de Mayo gathering but not something I would normally get. The brew pours to a very pale yellow color with a very short lived white bubbly head that breaks down to hardly no lacing what so ever. The aroma is noting to write home about, grass and a sweetness that is ok. The taste is ok, reminds me of American macro’s but with some more character. A lot of nice carbonation, with a corn and light malt flavor. Not bad on a very hot day, would take this one before a Corona.

Stimack, May 25, 2004
Photo of moulefrite
2.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This thing pours the typical yellow fizz and sports a tiny little head. Aromas are none the appealing-adjuncty and disjointed this beer seems to plead for a slice a lime to lift it to greater heights, and hide its flaws. It's like the beer forgot to apply deodorant and now it's all in the raw and smelling ripe. The mouthfeel is soda like in texture, fizzy and very watery. Flavors are virtually non existant? An unnatural grainy, cloying, sweet nastiness remains on the finish reminding me to switch brands. This is the stuff that you get sick on in high school, and no wonder!

moulefrite, May 12, 2004
Photo of IronDjinn
1.38/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A thin clear yellow in appearance, a splash of white head that quickly fizzles out. Grainy metallic on the nose, a little skunky, with a phantom of citrus that I thought I was imagining at first (no lemon in the glass). More grain/corn for the flavour up front, becomes a bit sweeter on the finish, but no real complexities to take note of. The mouthfeel is thin and watery, a beer to throw back when it's scorching outside, but I didn't take much pleasure in sampling this. I'll pass next time.

IronDjinn, Apr 08, 2004
Photo of beerluvr
3.25/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours forth with a clean white head settling over clear pale yellow amply carbonated liquid. Nose is clean malt with a background corny adjunct and zip in the hop dept. The taste is sweet at first, then a carbonic palate burn, some delicate maltiness and the barest suggestion of hoppiness. Finishes semi-sweet and light. All in all a decent lawnmower brew, nothing more nothing less, senor.

beerluvr, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of Zorro
3.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark yellow brew.

Smell is quite fruity like a hard apple cider. I can smell grain and a bit of malt in there too.

Taste is mild with a fruity and floral flavor to this. Mild grass and hops to this one too. A unique flavor.

Mouthfeel is maybe a bit over-carbonated.

A drinkable brew that some will not like.

Zorro, Mar 10, 2004
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.