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Pacífico - Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.


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1,229 Ratings

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Ratings: 1229
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%

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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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002)
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Photo of tvv375ia


1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried at Old Chicago as part of the Cinco de Mayo mini tour

On tap in chilled mug

A-pale yellow with fizzy head that fades quickly

S-some kind of cross between metal and corn

T-maybe it is from the smell, but I cant get past the corn and metal here also

M-thin and watery with fizzy carbonation

O-Grainy and metallic not something that I like in beer but something that is unfortunately not limited to just this brew. Not the worst beer that I have ever had, just the worst in awhile

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2012 05:54:09 | More by tvv375ia
Photo of JackieTH


2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow body and a short-lived head.

Smell: Grain along with a slight but distinct metallic skunky sulfur reminiscent of overcooked cabbage.

Taste: Boiled corn and slight sweetness with hop presence to balance. Clean finish due mostly to high carbonation and a bit of lingering hop.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 04:39:06 | More by JackieTH
Photo of StonedTrippin


2.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

my personal favorite of all the cheap mass produced mexican lagers, and maybe the only beer in the world ill take with fruit. the worst part of this one for me is the smell, which is kind of a pale malty metallic resonance, just not very nice at all. the citric notes from a fresh lime in it can only save the nose to a very small degree for me. the taste is much better, very light and refreshing, but sort of hollow in taste. light malts is really it, no hops or yeast or anything of note. again, a bit of lime picks this one up to decent, and helps cut through the spice of a burrito or some spicy nachos. feel is the best part, light in body and good carbonation, good drinkablilty as a thirst quencher. overall not brutal by any means.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 20:28:05 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of DirtyPenny


2.15/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a mug.

Pacifico, a name synonymous with light, watery yellow. Smelled tinny and skunked. A touch of grain and corn on the taste, but the mug this brew was poured into was mercifully cold, taking the edge off the skunkiness. Watery mouthfeel.

I hate to be this brusque with a review, but there really isn't anything in here that you haven't had if you've had a Bud, Corona, High Life, etc. Little flavor and no reason to recommend it over those or anything else.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 22:12:13 | More by DirtyPenny
Photo of TheSixthRing


2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a pale, clear yellow with a finger width head which dissipates quickly, leaving behind a thin lace.

Smell - Faint aromas of grain.

Taste - Tastes of grain; corn and barley. Slightly sweet, followed by a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Good carbonation leads to a nice, crisp bite.

Overall - There's nothing offensive about this beer... there's also nothing great. It's drinkable, but not necessarily enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 00:42:56 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of rangerred


1.93/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale gold with a fizzy one finger head.

Smells of sweet corn and rubber. Also a hint of lemon.

The flavor is a little better but not much. Somewhat astringent from the get go and very adjunct tasting. Some corn and bread along with a citric tartness but that odd bitterness lingers throughout.

This is really not a good beer. I would probably take Corona over this.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 16:38:26 | More by rangerred
Photo of Adam5150

2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a white head that fades away quickly. Lots of carbonation here. Aroma of malts and light grassy hops. Taste is a bit of skunk, corn and bready malts. Very thin mouthfeel. A bit less skunky than Corona but that is not saying much.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 18:43:08 | More by Adam5150
Photo of RaulMondesi


2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap (yeah I know, crazy) at Wahoo's in Tustin, California.

So depressing. Many times I've cruised down to Baja sippin' on Mexi beers served with napkins on top. When I was 22 n under, I used to luv dat shit. But Raul done grown up and moved on to tha real goodies. And Pacifico? Sigh...

Even the most beautiful Ensenada Sunset couldn't save this monstrosity. And even fresh out of tha tap at my fav American/Mexican taco joint, it still tasted funky like dat stick of bubblelicious under your mama shoe. Smell? Skunk and/or nothing. Head? More flaccid than a sailor after a romp on tha town.

This beer nasty. But it could be worse, it could be Corona.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 10:05:07 | More by RaulMondesi
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2.38/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear gold color with lots of rising carbonation and a pure white head. The retention was not bad and it left spots of lacing. The aroma was faint, mostly of corn, grains and a hint of grassy hops. The flavors were equally weak. Nothing objectionable per se, just the standard washed out corn and grain mash with a hint of hop bitterness on the finish. Very watery and almost like drinking beer flavored Gatorade. The mouthfeel was watery, the body light and the carbonation moderate

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 11:37:12 | More by thekevlarkid
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2.2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a mug, color straw yellow, light white ring of head; not much to look at.

Smell is grains, mild bitter note, just very thin in any presence.

Taste is thin, grainy, grassy, mild malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is thin in sweetness, but very strong on carbonation creating a strong lasting feel.

Overall, very thin flavored beer and over carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 22:18:02 | More by mvanaskie13
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2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a standard pint glass at La Casita in Crofton, MD.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow hue with a thin 1-finger white head that quickly dissolves into a thin wispy lace.

S: Very thin nose - light grains and mild hops.

T: Similar to the smell the flavor isn’t much better unfortunately - mild grains and hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is not a beer I would recommend – there just isn’t much flavor here.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:41:25 | More by ckollias
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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow, had a head that dissipated rather quickly.

Light Corn aroma, nothing else noticeable. Not good, not bad.

Not a terrible taste. Grainy with a little kick. Nothing offensive, but not what I prefer.

Compared to other Mexican style beers I have tried, this one is not too bad. Still searching for one that I can actually recommend though.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:16:14 | More by lilnardey
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North Carolina

1.33/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a pale yellow with a super small (almost none) white fizzy head that pretty much disappeared in a few seconds and had no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was so light it was barely noticeable with a light grain malt and a light grassy hop and not much else.

The taste was a tiny bit bitter with just a smidgen of maltiness, and that was it. The flavor was gone immediately after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was super light in body and extremely watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a beer that had a lot of nothing going for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 15:11:26 | More by KajII
Photo of JuicesFlowing


2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear light yellow. The fizzy head dissipates to nothing really fast. No lacing. The beer smells slightly metallic with faint corn husk. The taste is strange -- there's a slight banana peel note in there, but otherwise it tastes slightly papery and very much in the vain of an American Adjunct Lager. Thankfully it's not skunky because of the brown bottle. The mouthfeel is very light bodied and goes down like water.

Overall, this beer would get a decent score if reviewed on a Mexican beach with a lime. Otherwise it's below average for the category, but compared to some other Mexican lagers, it's not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 16:09:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
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2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had not ever seen this on tap before, and so made the mistake of ordering a glass at SFO (instead of anchor steam, which I clearly should have gotten).

The beer pours a fairly bright gold color with minimal head and no lacing. While the beer isn't as nasty looking as bud lite, it's in the running for worst looking beer ever. The nose is nearly as unimpressive, as I get light honey, canned corn and something of a seltzer water aroma (never a good sign). The flavor profile is a bit better, but not by much. There's a hint of bitterness in the finish, that helps to buoy the crappy sweet corn flavor. Otherwise, this beer is pretty watery, and I quickly start to get that gassy, slightly bloated feeling I so often experience in a glass of macro swill. Mouthfeel is very light, though there's no real off flavors, thankfully. As for drinkability, is there alcohol in this crap?

For some reason I have something of a nostalgic feeling for this beer, having drunk quite a few bottles of it in Mazatlan many years ago. However, my glass at the airport has cured that feeling forever, and I'm pretty sure I won't be ordering this swill ever again.

This a very poor beer...

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2011 20:22:26 | More by johnmichaelsen
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2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had these down in mexico where they are a little freasher.

Clear and yellow with grain and barely smell. crisp taste with a good salsa or hot dish. water and thin month. but after tequila it all tastes the same. lol

overall great when drunk but not highly recommened.

good starter for mexican lagers

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 21:57:48 | More by dankster
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2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured chilled into insulated ellipse glass

A: clear yellow; modest carbonation; head dissipates quickly
S: stale, sickly smell
T: stale, flavorless beer; thin body, thin flavor, very forgettable; at least it doesn't cloy or wrap into a metallic taste


Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:28:54 | More by Arithmeticus
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1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz long neck @ Don Pedro's.

Light yellow with no head. Nose is lameo and tameo. Not much to say, standard American AL.

Taste is on par with appearance, very mellow and easy drinking but now much flavor other than carbonation and a slight bitterness.overall not good. Go for dose equis at your Mexican restaurant of choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:07:08 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of gerite


2.4/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer at a Mexican fast food place. Straight from the bottle it has no redeaming values. Once poured into some type of glass, it at least tries to resemble a beer. It has a good golden color with not much head and even less aroma and flavor. This is a very light bodied beer that closely rersembles a typical Euro-Lager. Overall not the best Mexican beer and rates way below a Dos Equis.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 04:08:15 | More by gerite
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3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a footed pilsner glass

It pours the standard AAL, pale draw, white head, lots of tiny bubbles rising up. No lacing.

Aroma is of nothing. Seriously, no malt, hops, corn, rice, sweetness, alcohol or anything. Nothing. I'm actually amazed at the lack of aroma. I actually don't think I can downgrade it too much because of it.

The flavor is there though. A light graininess with a Minot metallic and then plastic towards the end. The plastic taste lasts into the aftertaste which is disappointing. Still not an offensive beer.

Mouthfeel is a little oily but still gas a lot of carbonation to keep it light. Very drinkable still. I was actually surprised on how not disappointed I was with drinking this. Leaps and bounds better than its other Mexican cousin, Corona.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 04:03:57 | More by weatherdog
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2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this during lunch break at a Mexican restaurant. Poured the 12oz bottle into a plastic cup.

A: typical adjunct pale and clear yellow body with circumferential white head that disspaeared quickly. No lacing.

S: corn grains, some vague hop aromas and some slight cheap german pilsener alcohol smell when just poured and while it's cold.

T: cornflakes, grains, water. Boring like most adjunct lagers but at least it doesn't suffer from skunk and metallic tones.

M: light body, medium carbonation, watery.

O: decent choice for my lunch, it obviously has some boring characteristics but that's to be expected from this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 20:56:22 | More by olimpia84
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2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Post party leftovers. When someone hears your into craft beer they inevitably think Mexican beer. That's ok, at least it's not the light version.

Two twelve ouncers into a mug. The off-white head clears out quickly. Clear gold in color. Not much to the nose; perhaps sweet malts and straw. Fairly sweet to the tongue with a very distant light fruit character and a slight bitterness. All the other usual adjunct suspects are involved. Light bodied.

It was free, so I find it hard to dis on this too much. I guess all I can say it is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 22:10:50 | More by stephens101
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2.03/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured out of bottle into a pint glass. Almost no color in the pour, just the slightest yellow. A nice finger of white head formed but quickly dissipated to nothing.
No real beer smell. There is a mild smell of cleaning supply and cement.
Tastes like corn (w/o butter) and seltzer water.
Smooth feeling, low carbonation and goes down easy.
It had potential to at least look good until the head retreated into nothing. It does not taste like anything so it is not technically "undrinkable" but it really just tastes like water. Maybe fill a waterbottle up for a bike ride to keep hydrated. But as a beer it really fails.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 18:48:09 | More by Fatehunter
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2.23/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No lime, no salt, no Montezuma's Revenge. (Hopefully)

A: Poured the color of apple juice with very minimal head that completely disappeared within 15 seconds. Carbonation seems to be seltzer like.

S: Sweet, husky, grainy. Malt syrupy, even. Not much going on.

T: Malt, cereal grain husk, touch of diacetyl on the end. Very, very little flavor.

M: The seltzer-ness of this beer is definite. It's almost like drinking piss colored club soda.

O: What was a semi decent beach beer in a bottle completely morphs into a flavorless watery brew when poured into a glass. I'm actually quite surprised at how drastic the difference is. While I can't say I'll never drink this again, I don't relish the next experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 07:35:54 | More by McStagger
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North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one with dinner at my favorite mexican restaurant in N. Raleigh, Torero's.

Drank from the bottle. Not my style, but glasses are hard to come by at this place.

Nothing to offer in terms of appearance. From what little I could smell, it smelled slightly metallic, fruity, and sweet. Taste is corn-like and sweet, a little lemony, and there's a slight metallic off-flavor to the bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. Quite refreshing and drinkable.

This one isn't bad when viewed in respect to other Mexican beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 00:28:59 | More by tdm168
Pacífico from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 1,229 ratings.