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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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483 Reviews
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Reviews: 483
Hads: 1,728
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 23.31%
Wants: 24
Gots: 298 | FT: 0
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Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

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 Damian
2.14/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a very pale and clear, golden yellow color. A one-finger tall, foamy, bone white head topped the liquid but it quickly dissipated. No lacing.

The nose was sweet and grainy initially. Hints of bubblegum were noticeable. As the beer sat, the sweetness dissipated and the graininess intensified. Husky. Mild pale malt notes. Not terrific but not offensive either.

The flavor profile was quite a surprise. Things started out okay on the front end with pale malt and adjunct notes dominating. Slightly wheaty, tart and lemony in the center. The finish however was abysmal. The beer was so intensely dry and bitter that I could hardly swallow what was in my mouth. Take the most brutally bitter double IPA, remove all the actual flavor, and what you have left is what comes through in the finish of this beer. Calling this "astringent" would definitely be an understatement.

The mouthfeel was respectable. Light, frothy and slightly creamy on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence.

Of all the macro lagers that I have drunk lately, Pacifico was definitely the most offensive. I cannot image why this beer was so terrible on the finish, but I will definitely avoid it at all costs in the future. (1,342 characters)

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mexican lagers are historically based on Pilsners from Germany and Vienna, and have since gained their own unique character. Light in body and color with a mild flavor, Pacifico is very appropriate for the style, if not at all impressive for it. Featuring a slight bitterness at the end, this is a very good beer for pairing with southwestern and Latin based dishes, but is not very enjoyable on its own. There is a blandness and a softness to it that adventerous beer lovers may be left unimpressed by. As a ubiquitous and commercialized beer meant for consumption by the general public, it does exactly what it's supposed to do and nothing more. Much more palatable than Corona. (680 characters)

Photo of JBIPS
2.31/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I had the beer at a party in the typ. 12 oz. bottle.

Nothing special here, pours nicely, has a nice white head that lasts maybe 20 seconds or so. No lacing whatsoever.

Taste - Tastes like a watered down Corona Extra
Smell - Nothing Memorable, at least it's not skunky
Mouthfeel - Like a watered down Soda pop...little to no carbonation

Not a Beer I'd buy or spend any of my money on. If you're looking for watered down sub-par beer then this ones for you. (459 characters)

Photo of Libationguy
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Brilliant deep straw color. Head is white and fluffy with a moderate- retention.

Shows some signs of DMS, with corn and cabbage notes. Nose is somewhat muted with mild malt, very light citrus and no real sense of hops.

Crisp, clean taste, with mild malt and rice notes. Very easy drinking.

Light bodied and slightly watery on the finish. Mildly slick on the palate with a nice integration of alcohol to the malt.

Rather one-dimensional. Crisp and refreshing, but sadly forgettable. (486 characters)

Photo of Oakenator
3.25/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: FIzzy yellow beer with a soda pop head that disappates quickly. No lacing on the glass and just a hint of carbonation on the sides to let you know its a beer.

S: Malts, hops, barley - non-distinct.

T: More flavor than a Corona but not by much.

M: Soda pop feel. Relatively light but.

O: Decent brew for a hot summer day. (327 characters)

Photo of bmwats
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Rising effervescence throughout. Settles pretty quickly. Fair, persistent beer ring lacing.

S: Light malty grains. Not much else.

T: Light slightly bitter grains. A light hop. A touch of lemon citrus, and a little dish soap. Cardboard.

M: Light body, crisp, and grainy. Slight pungent aftertaste.

D: Light nose, light grain, light hop, light body, light pungent aftertaste.... I see a theme.

Atmosphere is okay. Decent head, and some respectable lacing. Nose is light and grainy. Light and grainy flavor as well, with a light hop, and a bit of an off-putting soapy palate. Overall, this is a serviceable at best quaff. (725 characters)

Photo of archyquaffer
2.81/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Served from a brown glass bomber into an 8 ounce sampler. No freshness date. I didn't put any fruit in there, but I'll bet alot of people put a wedge of lime in the bottle neck. A fairly aggressive pour produces absolutely no head at all, with an infinitesimal islet of lace reinforced by a pathetic queue of bubbles. The color is a very pale yellowish with perhaps a tinge of red.

I can definitely smell corn mash in the aroma, which isn't necessarily bad, in my opinion. Also, a kiss of hops. The taste is mildly sweet, with a touch of bitterness on the tongue, and a mild skunkiness. Not too bad, but nothing to gush over. The mouthfeel is thin and watery- it could really use some carbonation.

Overall, I would say this is neither the worst and certainly not the best beer of its type. I purchased a bomber of this for $2.69, so I can't complain too much. In my opinion, these light lagers from the Latin American regions should have their own classification aside from "AAL", since many of them are deliberately skunked. I was relieved that this one was only a bit skunked- perhaps because of the brown bottle. (1,118 characters)

Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.75/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After throwing down quads and other dark Belgians all winter and spring and steady intermingling cases of ayinger Oktoberfest in-between, I have to throw on my Costas and Sperrys and unwind with the finest damn island hoppin beer of all time.. No not you, corona.
I can not be hater here. This is a very good Meixcan beer. This beer is godd with pizza , mexican food or any spice foods. It is close second to Corona Extra!

Apperance- Golden with a fizzy white head an a minimal lacing. Like a adjunct lager.

Smell- Some grains,corn, and hops.

Taste- Hasa light flavor, clean flavor with some after taste. I t was very good good balance and mild mild bitterness on the back end whic i did not care for.

Mouthful-Carbonation that doesn't fade and moderate dryness.

Overall- This is a Great beer for the Summer! It rrank high beer compared to others in its class, Pacifico is head and shoulder above the rest.. I will be drank this beer for the summer and many summers to come! Thank you Grupo Modelo in makeing another great beer! (1,037 characters)

Photo of surfrogue1
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Obviously not a craft beer, but this one brings back some good memories of the SoCal coast when I was traveling out there. This seemed to be the beer of choice at most of the boardwalk and beach bars. Good times. So, good times deserve a good or better rating. Is it great? No. But if I'm coming off one of those all day surf sessions where the summer sun reflects off the water and cooks ya, rocked out at the gym and need a refresher, just finished sweatin' my 'nads off cuttin' grass...I'm crackin' a Pacifico brah! Smooth goin' down, refreshing taste, crisp finish. (569 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. There is a bit of a skunky aroma that comes out more as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with a sweet corn flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is skunky and sweet which is never a good combination for anything. (472 characters)

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.01/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ah, another Mexican beer that just doesn't cut it for me.

Had this one at a restaurant I was eating at while on travel for work. The beer poured a nice shade of gold, decent head, no lacing. The smell was nothing but your typical malt and barley, with lots of carbonation sloshing between the gums. It's taste was a bit metallic, not bitter, just not quite right. I'll give it an average rating, since I would be willing to try another one given a chance. (456 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
2.21/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle from Vonns Palm Springs CA for 1$

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint acing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn mixed with some bread and grains. There is also some light hops and some grass and a skunkiness. It ends with acorn/husk grainy adjunct aftertaste.

Overall - Not good.. I'd take a Corona over this any day, and that's not saying much. There is just way too much corn syrup type taste going on. It tastes like it was made with very cheap ingredients. (698 characters)

Photo of sam_bliss
1.55/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

12 oz into pint glass

The fizzy white head has disappeared by the time I sit down to fully analyze this brew. It is light orange with carbonation bubbles hurriedly ascending to the surface. It smells of corn, straw, bread, and alcohol. Perhaps a touch of grassy hops graces the aroma, but more likely it is just adjunct grains. The high carbonation obscures most of the minuscule flavor; the rest is inaccessible because of the cold temperature at which I choose to consume this Mexilager. To drink this beer warmer is not an option, as the taste would certainly be far too foul. Some alcohol is perceptible, which is a surprise for such a low-acohol beer. I reason that this is because there is little other flavor to mask the ethanol.

Thus it tastes like what it is: highly carbonated alcohol-water, with a few cheap grains thrown in to add color. The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. A touch of sweet, some macro piss, and mild burn are watered down rather that compensated with full malts. Even some breadiness would help. Shoot, I could even handle more adjuncts just to provide a little bit of substance. (1,109 characters)

Photo of Wrigfen
3.48/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lived in Mexico for a couple of years and was very happy when this (at the time) West Coast Beer made it east to Mexico CIty. Not expensive, not rich body, just a great blonde beer. I pick some up periodically in the States and I. Really enjoy just soaring its taste. Not a heavy beer but rich tasting. Huh unusual. They do something right. A great beer at a reasonable price and never gives you that bloated/sinking feeling. Keep making it available. I will keep drinking it. (476 characters)

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mexican beer is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. Growing up in San Diego, this is what we drank when we were younger, especially since we didnt have any money. Plus, it was readily available in TJ and Ensenada. The flavor brings back those memories.

Pacifico is my Mexican beer of choice. I love it on a hot day and when eating some good Mexican food. Founders brews are not meant for Mexican food, but Pacifico is. That's how I roll and how I will continue to do so.

viva Pacifico! (485 characters)

Photo of SometimesIfart
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours very clear yellow with a thin white head. Leaves no lacing.

S - Creamed corn and rice, along with a small amount of skunk and saltiness.

T - Lots of creamed corn up front, rice shortly followes along. With a mildly sour grainyness.

M - Light to medium body with medium to heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, It isn't bad for an adjunct and it makes a great palate washer, which is why I bought it. (407 characters)

Photo of Powderhound92
4.61/5  rDev +73.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

You guys are ridiculous, this is absolutely the best mexican beer in existence. The smell reminds of the mexican breeze. This beer has the true flavor of a mexican beer. If you dont like mexican beers then dont drink it and dont complain. Maybe the reason none of ustedes like it is because none of you guys have any taste buds. Viva Mexico, Viva Pacifico. (356 characters)

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pacifico had light foam.
S: There was no aroma.
T: Pacifico had a light taste. Hints of barley and wheat.
M: There is decent carbonation in the beginning. Pacifico loses carbonation quickly. Smooth taste. People who drink beer quickly and enjoy smooth tasting beer should try Pacifico. (288 characters)

Photo of kshizzle101
2.82/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Golden straw in color. Virtually no head

S - faintly smells of malts, some hops, slightly metallic and skunky

T - Not a ton going on here. slightly malty and slightly metallic tasting.

M - maybe a little over carbonated but a very light mouthfeel

Overall - I would say this beer is better than its peers such as Corona or Tecate, but nothing special going on here. Good beer for a 6 pack on a hot day at the beach. (470 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Cafe Mexico, Kettering OH.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow with a slight dark tinge to it. White head died back to a thin skin across the top. Persistent thin lacing noted.

Smell: Typical lager - clean malt, grainy, but I couldn't pick out any corn or other smells. A little bit sweet.

Taste: Best when cold. Simple malt, a bit grainy, then crisp and dry finish. As it warmed up the finish got a tiny bit liked cooked veggies, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and a bit watery. Disappointing.

Overall / Drinkability: Overall, not bad with food, which was Pork enchiladas in this case. Otherwise nothing special. Drinkability - one is enough. (680 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow, with a thin white head and some lacing.

Smell: Sweet, sugars, corn, malts, and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste is alcohol, sugars, some mild malts and corn, not as watered down as most Adjunct Lagers.

Overall: Not a horrible beer, but far from my first choice. (343 characters)

Photo of jjanega08
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No freshness dating.
Bottle is stamped
EV62A07J
23:35

A= Pours a translucent pale yellow color with a thin skin of head on the top and little lacing.

S= Smells like beer. Not much in the name of hops or malt really just a bready fermented beer smell.

T= The taste is of beer. A small amount of almost a sour punch to it without being sour. A nice light flavor. Reminds me of most adjunct lagers only with less taste making it more drinkable manybe?

M= Feels bright and carbonated.

O= This isn't a bad beer for being an AAL. It actually tastes very much like nothing which I assume is what they were going for. Mission accomplished. (636 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.07/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy straw color, produced a thin white head, poor retention, and leaves little to no lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malted grain, cooked corn and fruit...grape?...Light in body, this brew featured a grain base, some grape or prune like fruitiness and finishes dry. Overall, its a lawnmower beer. Classic cheap Mexican version of an American Lager. Don't waste your time. Prost! (443 characters)

Photo of Douberd
3.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a BEERS OF THE WORLD package. I had this one before during holidaying in Mexico, only from a can back then.
First things first, a long neck bottle of 355 ml, best before 2013, ABV at 4,5%, with only a front label. Ingredients are written in german on the label and except from the usual water, malts and hops, includes also rice and papain.
Once poured it gave me a golden yellow beer, with one finger of head, with an average retention. Head leaves a thin layer on top of the beer once gone, no lacing whatsoever though.Medium activity in the glass, in the form of bubbles.
The smell was quite sweet and mostly of malts. I can't really smell any rice grains, but at least it doesn't have the corn smell I had experienced when I drunk it from a can. Corn is also abscent from the taste, it's so much different from the one I had back there. This one has a sweet malty taste and is as easily drinkable as any other lager, with a very discreet bitter aftertaste.
Thin on the body with moderate carbonation. Dry on the palate.
To conlude, this was so much different from the one I had from a can, I would prefer it over Corona and Sol any given time. (1,158 characters)

Photo of daliandragon
2.81/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cheap yellow Mexican beer for a hot summer day. I am sweating as I write this on the porch. Decent head and golden body. Nose is basic mixed grains and adjuncts. Briefest whiff of hops.

Taste is unspectacular but inoffensive and it does have a certain refreshing factor. Like I said, basic Mexican lager. Better than Corona and Modelo Especial but not significantly in either case. (383 characters)

Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.