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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Reviews: 529 | Ratings: 1,939
Photo of Guppy314
1.06/5  rDev -60%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

(This Pacifico Clara was from a bottle bought at Trader Joes rather than a tap.) I expect any Pilsner to be crisp and refreshing, but this example was immediately harsh and metallic. To be fair, the Pilsner style is more suseptible to "going bad" so a more fair test would include more samples from different sources.

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Photo of RickS95
1.08/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Light straw golden color, I piss darker than this. Extremely clarified and filtered and then clarified again. Only the head, which is initially presently, saves this from being a 1.

Has a ricey, grainy smell. Not sure anything else is present.

Simply awful. Tastes like dirty dish water.

It's sour, not even bitter, from the time it touches your lips til your stomach screams in horror at what's entering. There is a flowery feel to it, but that's it.

Just dreadful. Not sure I'm going to finish the whole thing. I feel for Mexicans that havce to drink the crap.

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Photo of zuggy9
1.08/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is a rough cerveza to take. It is a very light pale straw and has no head retention at all. The smell is notably citrus in nature but smells completely off. The taste is light, bland and sour. A not completely painful mouthfeel, but way too thin. This is a drain flush for me at worst and chokable at best.

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Photo of HeadyRobber
1.12/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

It tastes like a mixture of horse cum and gasoline but is quite earthy. No floral or tropical aromas other than the lime that instantaneously went rotten the moment it touched the beer. Mexican piss water would be an upgrade to this concoction. Shame on myself for paying actual currency for this.

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Photo of beerguy101
1.21/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very light gold color, medium white foamy head. Aroma is grassy and sweet. A light tasting lager, very light malts, prevalent lemony flavor, not very appealing. Mouthfeel is kind of thin. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is lemony and neutral. Not a very good beer.

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Photo of yesyouam
1.21/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pacifico Clara is a clear, straw colored lager with a white film that dissipates to a bubbly ring that leaves decent lacing. It has a funky aroma with notes of corn and bread yeast. It's light bodied and prickly with a silty finish. It has a funky, corny flavor. Fusel is detected... and burnt plastic... make it stop.

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Photo of rye726
1.25/5  rDev -52.8%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
1.28/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a clean pale yellow with a small white head that goes away fast. In the aroma, well, lack there of aroma, nothing at all. In the taste, a small dry faint lager with a small hint of fruit. A small bite and light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hint of fruit. Clean and watery, no big flavor or aroma at all.

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Photo of KarlHungus
1.3/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This brew pours a pale straw color with no head. The aroma is mildly sweet ,but very faint. The taste is of water and nothing else. The mouthfeel is worse than the taste. It is of carbonation mixed with water. Overall, this is one off the worst beers I have every had. This is something I would wish upon my enemies.

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Photo of KajII
1.3/5  rDev -50.9%
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.

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Photo of Fenris244
1.34/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

My poor beer stein...

Pours a pale yellow, crazy amounts fizz, zero head though... Funny how that works. Looks like there's not much carbonation.

Bit of skunk, some cooked veggies and bubblegum. Little bits of cooked corn.

Something almost sour? God that's bad, bubble gum sweetness again, no hops at all, kind of a cooked cereal taste.

Feels slick on the palate, the lack of carbonation after the initial fizz didn't help matters at all

Who drinks this? Is it a joke beer? God damn, keep this stuff far far away from me...

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Photo of smcolw
1.35/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A man walks into Mexican restaurant and asks for a beer. And here it is, Mexico's version of Bud. Thin and watery, the body consists of lots of large soda pop bubbles. Pale straw color and very clear. No head and, of course, no lace at all. The smell was similar: nothing notable other than light malt and adjuncts.

Bottom line: Flavorless lawn mower beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.37/5  rDev -48.3%
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.

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Photo of IronDjinn
1.43/5  rDev -46%
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.

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Photo of MarkBlackout
1.44/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had part of a 12-pack of this last time I was in Chicago. I thought it was horrible, much worse than I had remembered. This shit tastes like cheap, cheap malt liquor, and I know my malts. No one else drinking them thought they were so bad, but I could hardly swallow this astringent funk. Not recommended, I would much rather have Sol, Modelo Especial, or even Corona Extra over this pisswater.

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Photo of yelterdow
1.44/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature *on purpose*... I really want to get this beer's full expression and potential. That being said, I've never tried this before.

Appearance- OK... I am not one to slam a beer, especially for no reason. But "pisswater" is the only thing I see right now before my eyes. It poured a clear pale yellow, the color of Rolling Rock, but the head was a complete joke! Bubbly and loud, it completely died not ten seconds later. I swear to God this looks like a urine sample.

Smell- There's a sweetish malt thing going on here, but the vegetal, cereal grain notes add nothing beneficial to round out the aroma. Maybe I'm taking this tasting too seriously...

Taste- All we've got here is cheap filler, the taste is of corn syrup and a cloying sweetness. *Maybe* on a blazing hot day, straight from the bottle, I could understand this disaster. Horribly menacing aftertaste... I have found Corona's playmate in the sandbox.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Prickly and active at first, this beer explodes on impact and then fades away in seconds. It's thin and uninteresting, the blandest of macro lagers... I would never hit this again.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
1.48/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Full disclosure: this was free.

Bright, effervescent yellow with no head at all and one or two bubbles meandering up from the glass bottom.

Smells like Toastitos tortilla chips. Tastes like husky adjuncted sugar with a super dry finish.

This is a hate-filled, spite-riddled beer that wants to destroy you, your pallette and other beers who look like they're having a good time. Beware the Mexican assassin.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.48/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a poor looking yellowish straw color with a thick white head and no lacing. Smells of sweet corn and a little sweet malts. Tastes of sweet corn and a little sweetness and maybe a little bread. Mouthfeel is medium and it has a heavy carbonation. Drinkability is low.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This one is as about as clear and lifeless looking as you could imagine, plenty of carbonation is the only good attribute. A tiny, white, transparent head forms fast and is gone just as quick.

The "nose" (if you can call it that) has a sour, thin malt scent with slight aluminum and tin. You cannot detect any hops or anything else for that matter.

The flavor is a thin, semi-sweet malt with a strange metallic sourness in the finish. You cannot detect any hop flavor, I'm not even sure there are hops in this stuff! There's very little else to report...the lack of flavor says it all. The feel is refreshing and zippy and first but it quickly becomes totally flat and lifeless. This is a zombie beer!

Enough is enough, it's hard to finish one of these....christ! where's my slice of lime???

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Photo of wollefdoogylloj
1.53/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not much to say other than it was a waste of time and money. I'd never had this before and didn't read reviews before buying. Little to no aroma and not much action for the taste buds. Poured a whispy that dissipated quite rapidly. My money will be better spent elsewhere. That's all I have to say 'bout that.

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Photo of hophead1946
1.53/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty much tasteless typical Mexican beer. One step above Tecate, which isn't saying much. My son brought some over a couple of weeks ago and four of the six pack are still in the refrig. Hate to throw out beer, but to me this shit is barely drinkable.

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Photo of sam_bliss
1.55/5  rDev -41.5%
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.

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Photo of BarrelO
1.58/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. A few days ago, I was making a mix-and-match six pack, and I decided to pick up some Mexican beers for Cinco de Mayo. Would it be a decision I'd live to regret? Read on and find out!

A: Slightly less pale than the typical macro. What little head there is quickly disappears.

S: Corn.

T: Like any other macro. This is simply too boring to merit making a real effort to describe the flavor.

M: Thin and watery.

D: Grupo Modelo's successful attempt to market its beers as premium products has to be the biggest practical joke in the history of American business. If I were dying of thirst in the Sonora Desert, I would happily suck one of these down. Otherwise, this is slightly more pleasant than catching swine flu.

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Photo of Bitterbill
1.58/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This pours from 24oz bottle(cost $2.75) a pale gold with a small, fast receding head of foam and poof, it's gone.

The smell is light but it's dominated by corn.

The taste has some kind of citrus taste up front that's on the bitter side but not too pleasant. Oh, and there's the corn....that's enough. There's not much more that I can say about it than that it's a pretty poor excuse for a beer. I won't buy this again.

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Photo of silverevo9
1.58/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Just poured into a pilsner pint glass. This beer is for people who do not care what goes on the tongue. Head created is pathetic. Extreme amount of fizz as you pour, like a soda can. The head looks like the ocean after a storm, frothy and not appealing. The head vanishes in about 30 seconds, poor display. No lacing at all. Nose to glass is just a downer. I get a specific scent of corn. Carbonation is at a high point on this beer. Looks like water held up to the light, color rendition shows a lack of attention. Could be all the corn and adjuncts. Just took a second sip, just flavorless and watered down. This beer should be sold at 3.99 a six pack, maybe less, anything over is insulting. Not enjoying this at all! Friend gave me the six pack, what can i say. On a side note i would drink this any day over Bud or Coors light.

Not a great beer.

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Pacifico Cerveza Clara from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
2.65 out of 5 based on 1,939 ratings.
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