Pacifico Cerveza Clara | Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

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Pacifico Cerveza ClaraPacifico Cerveza Clara

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Photo of donnebaby
3.47/5  rDev +30.9%
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.

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Photo of JordanSchuetz
3.47/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a much better choice than a beer like Corona. This is very light, and doesn't have much taste which makes it great for a super hot day. It's very refreshing since it tastes like carbonated water.

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Photo of comm0dore
3.46/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance- light, bubbly, head dissipated quickly.

Smell- surprisingly interesting smell, very refreshing, almost citrus-like.

Taste- light and easy, better than Corona I'd say (although similar type of drink). Certainly more complex of a taste than Corona, there's more going on here.

Mouthfeel- initially very pleasant and crisp feel, but afterwards it's average.

Overall- very refreshing beer- it's gets the OK from me.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.46/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an adjunct lager, so you kind of know what you are getting into but this is the best of this style I have had. Not so much corn flavor, and very refreshing.

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Photo of Dmann
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A very decent Mexican brew. This poured a typical straw colour and had a minimal head. Smelled of grain and slightly of hops. Served very cold, this beer is good...a definant step above Corona and quite drinkable with mexican dishes. This brew has a slight skunkyness to it though, but it does not come out too bad untill it warms up. A very drinkable mexican beer.

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Photo of Zorro
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
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.

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Photo of hockeyhead
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured in pint glass no lime
A: pale golden piss color with a fast disipating head
S: smells of corn mostly and a little malt sweetness
T: corn sweetness up front then goes off into a little bit of malt sweetness and grainy but finishes tart and dry
M: very water and fizzy but ok
D: i only buy this when it is on sale but by far it is they best tasting mexican beer in my opinion

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with a thin, white head that fades quickly, leaving some patches.
Smell is subtle, corny malts with a trace of hops.
Taste is similar to the smell, but a notch more intense. Corny malts with a little bit of hops presence. Little bit of earthy yeast as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with a slightly watery finish. Light body.
Drinkability is good. Nothing to really complain about here. Not an outstanding beer by any means, but it goes down easy and is still refreshing after a long day of working outdoors. Much better than Corona.

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Photo of TrevorGW
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Looks like your standard yellow mexican beer. A tad darker than corona or tecate.

Smells of cooked corn and melted butter.

Taste is pretty bland, but not offensive. A splash of wet wheat and then a mild lemony finish.

Nice carbonation. Fizzy, but not killed by fizz like its rivals.

A good afternoon drinker for sure.

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Photo of kguyty
3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow color with very little head. The aroma is a little lacking, but definitely not skunky as in other Mexican beers that I have tried. The taste is not bad, nothing to write home about, but it is certainly refreshing. Lots of carbonation, but not too much. Not a heavy beer, which makes it a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Strix
3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear golden, basic looking.

Smell mainly grain, slight hop and fruit note.

Pale malt with a slight sweetness. Definite citric and floral hop note gives this a little pickup.

Light body, medium carbonation.

In the field of macro lagers, this one isn't bad.

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Photo of Jarod
3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my first ventures into the Mexican beer world. Corona doesn't count. I found it to be a pretty good and drinkable beer. I drink it straight from the bottle with the lime jammed into it. Doesn't compare to our good micros, but on a hot day, I would think about geting it again. Maybe

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.39/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear, light yellow color with a "blink and you miss it" white head. Lacing and retention are obviously non-existent.

Nose has a light fruity lager yeast aroma with some corny sweetness and grainy malt. Light and crisp, not a bad smelling mexi-lager.

Light doughiness and grainy malt in the flavor without many off-flavors showing. Mild melon fruit and a light, crisp hopping on the finish. Lightly sweet, adjuncts are evident as the body is very light and not much malt flavor. An above average AAL and this one makes a damn fine michelada.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.39/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very pale straw with outstanding clarity. Fizzy one finger head, but holds a thin cap for a moment and leaves a spec or two of lace. Clean nose, just some faint corn and rice aromas. Malted rice bite upfront followed by a flash of extra pale malt sweetness. Semi-dry aftertaste that hints at a saaz-esque spiciness and skunk. Very light in flavor, but balanced an in no way offensive. Thin body and high carbonation give it crisp and watery mouthfeel; but seems conducive to high drinkability in a humid weather.

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Photo of jlervine
3.37/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A supermarket grab and an alternative to Corona. Poured a honey color with a white fizzy head that died before I finished typing this sentence. Smell is nothing spectacular - grainy malt with a barely detectable hop aroma. The taste is not too bad - malt overtones, dry hop finish, slightly over-balanced on the side of the hops. Carbonation is very active in the mouth, and it really hits the tip and the back of the tongue. A very drinkable beer that should go quite well with burritos tonight.

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Photo of Boggdogg
3.37/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pacifico is a nice beer for a hot summer day. Goes down smooth, but leaves a slight unpleasant after taste possibly from the corn. No freshness date to be found on the brown bottle with bright yellow lable. It is comparable to other Mexican beers like Corona and Sol.

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Photo of Mistofminn
3.37/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz dark brown bottle.

I always considered this to be the Mexican version of Grain Belt Premium. Maybe it was the corn taste or it being slightly sweeter than usual. Either way I don't care what most people say I rather enjoyed this. Very drinkable, good carbonation and taste.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.36/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a large mug.

A: The beer is a pure yellow with tons of carbonation coming though. Head was sad - 1 finger with poor retention.

S: Surprisingly good - malty with lots of bread. Some slightly fruity hops coming through but not much. Alright.

T: Bread and corn sweetness. A touch of some fruity sweetness, but alot of corn. A lot better than some similar brews like Corona. I will take this with Mexican most times.

It's an ok brew very drinkable and alright tasting.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.35/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

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Photo of iSip
3.35/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pacifico. For summer brew enjoyment, I usually go for unfiltered wheat, and there are many great ones out there. But for a change in pace I work in a six pack of Corona Extra on occasion. The Pacifico is a good choice as well. The bubbly head dissipates quickly, but the golden beer itself maintains a constant stream of sparkling bubbles. There is more aroma, and a bit more flavor to a Pacifico than a Corona Extra. A beer purist will scoff, but try to down a Belgian Double on a hot, sweaty day. There is a place for a cold Pacifico in this world.

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Photo of garyrjas
3.35/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is light and enjoyable with little aftertaste. It does not taste like Budweiser as some have suggested. It has a much better taste than American light beers and would go great at sports bars or sporting events. If you are simply looking for a cold light tasting beer, this fits the bill.

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Photo of baalsword
3.33/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

I think this beer should be taken for what it is, a great session beer. There are beers out there that taste phenomenal, but you wouldn't want to drink more than 2-3 of them. While this beer has a pretty sticky aftertaste (probably the corn), it doesn't have the tang of the other americana mainstays - corona, bud et al. It also has a surprising maltiness that I would have thought would not appeal to the market (try a warm one as opposed to a cold one) that gives a very nicely rounded mouth feel. While it does have the sticky aftertaste, it is in every other way quite clean, which is a nice compromise between pure bitters and pure lagers. This is a good beer for good sunny times. I don't think it's going to be winning any awards for being super amazing or innovative, but sometimes having your socks blown off only means you need to be buying new socks all the time! It also has the nice attribute of not giving a man next morning fog (that's what the outstanding is for).

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.33/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This has to be my new second favorite Mexican brew its delicious with Mexican dining and pairs perfectly with it. Bought on a whim from the Ranch Market near my home and was pleasently surprised by the taste and smell all around great taco beer. Negro Modelo is still #1 but this is a close second.

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Photo of wjimson
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The colour is the average straw yellow. A positive comment about the appearance of the bottle and packaging is that it is unlike the other pretentious looking Mexican beers sold in clear bottles. The bottle labeling actually made the beer look more "refreshing" and more "authentic", or so I believe.

This is an easy drinking beer with a bland taste. Whats nice about it is that it does have a nice hint of floral aroma and a slight hops taste. Very clean though. The taste of the beer becomes even cleaner with along with some salt potatoe chips. Slight corn taste, but its all good.

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Photo of TAMU99
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard Mexican pale lager.
Pours a dark yellow, clear with a thin white head.
Smell is unremarkable, beery, but not bad.
It tastes better than you'd expect. I liked this one more than Corona, but not as much as Modelo Dark.
Good drinkable beer for Mexican / Tex-Mex parties.

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Pacifico Cerveza Clara from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
2.65 out of 5 based on 1,945 ratings.
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