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

Pacifico Cerveza ClaraPacifico Cerveza Clara
Liked This Beer
2.7 w/ 1,971 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,971 |  Reviews: 542
Photo of Dizzy242
1.25/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of MikalMick
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Metz
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of gleeky99
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of RKel888
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of metter98
2.63/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn from the adjunct malts and some hints of grain. Little, if any bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied and somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a bit more flavor and body compared to other Mexican adjunct lagers but also benefits with the addition of a lime to mask the flavors of corn. It goes down very easily.

 659 characters

Photo of hellraisinT1000
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of wilkinswesley
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of nealbert
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of g35rider
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.34/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

A- I cringe at the fact that I'm even pouring this is a glass that doesn't already contain V8, lime, and hot sauce because all other things aside, pacifico makes the best michelada (the only acceptable beer cocktail). In a pilsner glass it's clear light golden with a short fizzy white head and minimal lacing. No better or worse than any adjunct lager. In a bottle, it's brown with a happy yellow label and preferably dripping with little chunks of ice. Sometimes it wears an outer banks neoprene zip up pirate suit.

S- pale grains, maybe some corn, and a minute bit of grassy and floral hops. Miles away from the clear bottled corona and modelo, there's no skunk or off flavor, no tecate blandness, and almost as close to a pilsner as Bohemia. For what I want out of this beer, it is indeed good.

T- light flavor, clean flavor, better flavor. Among its peers it's at the head of the class. Once again not skunked, pleasant mild bitterness on the back end balances out the barely sweet grain flavor. No lime necessary.

MF- take that drinkable corona feeling and make it a hundred times better. Completely refreshing and thirst quenching with carbonation that doesn't fade out. Perfect moderate dryness.

D- I can't be a hater here. It might be a shitty beer compared to other styles but when you consider the class it's in, pacifico is the star. This year and probably for many years to follow, I'll be putting aside the clear bottles and gettin down with that golden anchor volcanic island lifesaver adorned with malt and hops. Give clara a chance. Not after labor day though..

 1,852 characters

Photo of HoistinBrews
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MattBreight
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mk66
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hiphopj5
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of thegodfather2701
2.4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A-Poured into a Pilsner glass. It pours a very weak straw yellow. In fact its so pale it looks almost like a light lager. Small fizzy white head that dissipates very quickly. No lacing or cascading.

S-Typical adjunct lager as it has a faint nose consisting of corn and malts with no real hop presence at all.

T-Malty with a little bitterness and a slightly skunky finish. The skunky bitter finish gives it a slight character which is nice.

M-Thin and watery with a little bit of carbonation.

D-Very drinkable given its not offensive and has a low abv.

Overall, this is a typical adjunct lager and Mexican lager. Nothing special but a nice change up when wanting to drink something and not think about it.

 709 characters

Photo of carteravebrew
1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Xibalba
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of elguapo57
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Weischej
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of FLBEERGUY25
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of od_sf
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kopfschuss
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CoryR
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Miz77
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Pacifico Cerveza Clara from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 6.1% out of 100 with 1,971 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.