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

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Pacifico Cerveza ClaraPacifico Cerveza Clara
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
gmodelo.com.mx

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
523
Ratings:
1,918
Avg:
2.65
pDev:
46.79%
 
 
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26
Gots:
428
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Photo of mothmanscott
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw producing a finger of finely bubbled, rapidly fading, white head that leaves no appreciable lacing. Aroma is adjunct grains with grass, honey, sulfur & metallic hints. Taste is similar with more corn & husk. Low bitterness that manifests mostly in the finish with no alcohol detectable. Finishes clean & dry with faint bitterness in the grainy shortlived aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light bodied with light-moderate carbonation, crisp & dry.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.68/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I poured this into a nonic pint to help with head retention. Alas, even with help, there is no head retention. Loogies on a mossy pond is what's left on top. The body is pale straw with a touch of blonde, and 100% transparent.

Aroma of baked cornbread, a touch of straw, white bread.

Flavor is bitter and awful. Straw bitterness, followed by rank corn, hop pastiness and a finish of buttered unleavened bread.

Feel is thin and overly carbonated.

This beer is quite simply awful. There is nothing redeeming about this beer from saving it from the drain. The drain is getting the rest of this one.

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Photo of KACK1533
3.75/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer from Old Mexico. Received as part of a make your own six pack from Friar Tuck. Aroma is creamed corn. This one comes in a brown bottle, so it isn't skunked. Was kind of watery on the palate. This is a perfect yard beer or work around the house beer. I'd have this again. Was probably my favorite out of the six.

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Photo of scottsoileau
3.29/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

OK, Appearance. .crappy Mex Lager
Aroma? Please. Skunkish, but not like that uber popular skunk Mex beer.
Mouthfeel? Meh.
Taste? Are you freaking kidding I love love love this beer!!!!!!

I can't help it, it holds a special place in my heart.

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Photo of haggadah
3.78/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Budweiser of Mexico. A light pilsner style, with more flavor than Bud. I found it to be refreshing--something enjoyable without overthinking. Taste is very decent. It'd be great in the summer, and very good with a sandwich. But it's perfectly fine to enjoy by itself anytime.

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Photo of bwood06
3.22/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Clear pale straw in color that is almost golden in appearance. Thin head despite hard pour and high amount of carbonation is present based on amount of bubbles and how quickly bubbles rise to surface. 3.25/5

S - Very light malt profile with a hint of rice and white bread. Grassy hops are very prevalent. 3/5

T - Lightly toasted white bread is the initial note to jump out at me followed by a hint of yeast and butter. Rice along with a hint of corn strike me in the middle along with a slight pepperiness. Finishes grassy with a bit of green apple and a slight lingering bitterness. 3.25/5

M - Carbonation tickle, not a burn, despite the amount of carbonation visibly present. Ultra light with a slight drying astringency on the back end. 3.5/5

O - Decent pilsner style offering here that doesn't need a lime wedge in the bottle like it was originally served prior to me requesting a glass. Would definitely come back to this if and when a very light beer is in order. 3.25/5

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Photo of beertastebuds
3.14/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is not a craft beer. This is the perfect beer to eat with seafood cooked in lime such as 'ceviche'. This is the type of beer to make 'micheladas' with. I can understand the low ratings when compared to a craft beer, I would not like to sit down and sip on this either but when seafood is dinner, this is the perfect beer. Light, crisp, bolder than other beers at the same price. No overwhelming taste or notes to make me feel like Santa Clause after downing pounds of seafood. Seafood, pacifico and lime= satisfied. Ps foodd city sells these for 12 while other stores sets them off around 15. If I paid 15 for this I'd be dissapointed, honestly. At 12 I can't go wrong.

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Photo of CalebM
2.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look: Hey, it's a typical Mexican beer. You know what it looks like: it's pleasant and golden. You can't fault it here. Looks like a party. Fingernail head on a slow pour from the waiter.
Smell: I'm getting a syrupy smell that doesn't bode well. Besides that, honestly, there's some floral notes on my nose that were very promising.
Taste: There it is. It's medicinal, sweet, cough syrupy. Drinkable while cold--not good in the least.
Feel: It's light, but watery. Enough said.
Overall: Avoid this beer.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.24/5  rDev +60%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Screw it, I admit: I love Pacifico. Could it be gross sentimentality? Maybe. Could it be wanton self-styled rebelliousness, my beer of choice when thumbing my nose at the beer snobs? Perhaps. Or, maybe, just maybe, this is a really satisfying drink. Goes down like water, without being watery, perfectly carb'd, this is the absolute epitome of a beer that demands another sip, the bottle gone in what feels like seconds. It's got a faint hint of corn in the nose, or maybe it's psychosomatic, too many evenings of chips and salsa at the local taco joint having embedded in my brain that harmonious combo of warm corn torilla chips and cold Pacifico (same goes for what I swear is a hint of lime in there too). It's malty, it's entirely inoffensive, it's not skunked, save for perhaps a whiff of it in the nose, but which, sentimental or not, I kind of like. It's weird to rate a beer like this so high, but the stark reality is that I'd rather drink it than most of the beers I'd rate below it. That alone justifies the score in my book. Salud!

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

typical mexican beer, i've yet to find one that really stands out from the rest. i passed over this beer numerous times but finally bought it, i'll be skipping over it from now on as well.

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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 FLima
2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright yellow golden color with a thick three finger head with good retention.
Light aroma with notes of malt sweetness, cereals and maybe faint floral hops.
Flavor with notes of grains, mild cardboard and some floral and spicy hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Refreshing Adjunct lager, less offensive off-flavors with a hint of hops. It is far from especial, but possibly a bit better than the traditional ones (Corona, Sol).

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Photo of Ike_Potter
2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this beer in a blind taste test with 5 other cheap beers. It won 3/4 of our votes for the top choice among the 6. Its nothing special, but compared to the likes of Dos Equis, PBR, Lone Star and others of the like, it was far more drinkable.

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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 Cisco680
3.82/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoy Mexican Lagers and are probably my favorite style of beer. I find lime and a little salt to be a great combination with any beer. I think Pacifico is a bit smoother than some of the other Mexican beers like Modelo and Corona. I enjoy Modelo Especial as one of my favorite summer beers, but change up from time to time and get Pacifico. Pacifico does not have the aftertaste that Modelo has, so in that respect it is a bit cleaner. Pacifico is hands down better than Corona. Corona is just a terrible beer, skunky. Pacifico has the right idea using brown bottles. I think that helps with the freshness.

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Photo of Hellvira355
2.81/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My favorite of the Mexican lagers. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Nothing to write home about, but definitely a good beer for a day with some friends in the warm summer sun. Get some reggae on the radio, grab some good friends on a nice warm sunny day, and throw a few of these back in a nice relaxed outdoor environment.. preferably a good beach and I promise you'll make this your go to beer for such an occasion.

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Photo of TX-Badger
1.66/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear light golden colir with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with lingering grains and a touch of sweetness.

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Photo of Germanstylefan7896
2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very basic but a better choice in the mass production Mexican brewed beers. Way better than Corona or Tecate. If options are limited at a Mexican place, try this. Just a small hint of flavor in it that makes it stand out just a bit. I sometimes throw a lime wedge in, but works fine on its own too. No need for the lime to make it palatable like Corona.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pacifico pours a straw color with a very small head. There is a skunk aroma. The taste is full of adjuncts, very grainy tasting. Flat and offensive flavors. Overall its hard to say something nice, bad flavors that are strong.

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Photo of dabone
2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Served on tap. Pale yellow with minor head. Very little aroma, and whatever aroma I had was drowned out by the lime. Taste was bland, all carbonation and metal. Decent texture, not great.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, light yellow with almost no head. Aroma is minimal, with some light malt and corn. Taste is light, with some sweet malt and and normal clean adjunct lager taste. Mouthfeel is thin but somewhat fizzy with nice carbonation. Overall, a decent adjunct mexican lager that is better than the rest.

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Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.92/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On December 19, 2014, a young man by the name of Gabriel Medina became the first South American man to be the world surfing champion. When he won, a swarm of tanned legs and Brazilian flags stormed the Hawaiian beach. They picked up Medina. It was a great celebration. Almost anyone anywhere in the world with a computer or smart phone could have watched this happen live from the Bonzai Pipeline in Hawaii.

This company sponsors the World Surf League making it possible for these events to be available live. You can watch it all live, and videos of all the heats are available on youtube. Even the women's competition has full coverage. The sponsorship of Pacifico Cerveza helps to make this possible.

I love surfing so when I saw this on the shelf in the supermarket the other day I picked it up. The first thing you notice is the color. It has a clear rich golden color like the sands of Ipanama. When you pour it out, it develops a very decent white head. It's a thing of beauty. It's not heavy, and it doesn't have a strong taste, and it's not going to fill you up. With only a 4.5% alcohol level you can drink plenty of these on a hot day on the beach and still be coherent enough to shoot the curl.

This is going to be my beer for the summer of 2015.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.35/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type: 355 mL

A- Golden Yellow and Fizzy.

S- Corn and Strong Ethanol.

T- Pretty Mild and Drinkable. Mostly Corn.

M- High Carbonation and Medium Mouthfeel

O- Not a great beer but it was quite refreshing on a 30 degree Mexican cloudless day.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.73/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I drank this coming straight off a Negra Modelo, so perhaps my rating will be a bit skewed. I actually thought this was a pretty good beer, with a malty kick and good mouthfeel. With moderate carbonation and a golden color sprouting a white head, the beer looked and tasted above average to me. Now, is that because I already had two Negra Modelos before I tried this? Perhaps, but as of now, I'm giving it a half decent rating.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty standard AAL. Cardboard and malt. Only drinkable extremely cold. A good beer to drink with spice Mexican food. Also doesn't hurt when you buy a case of these for under $15.

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Pacifico Cerveza Clara from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
2.65 out of 5 based on 1,918 ratings.
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