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

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2.71/5
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2,035 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cerveza Pacífico Clara, better known as Pacífico, is a Mexican pilsner-style beer. It was first brewed in 1900 when three Germans opened a brewery, the Cerveceria del Pacífico in Mazatlán. Cerveza Pacifico is named so because the Pacifico brewery is located in the Pacific Ocean port city of Mazatlán, in the state of Sinaloa, México. Its label includes a picture depicting a lifesaver encompassing a hill with the port's lighthouse, known locally as "Cerro del Crestón." In Mazatlán, the beer is available in three different size bottles: "cuartitos" (6 fl. oz), "medias" (12 fl. oz.), and "ballenas" (32 fl. oz.). "Clara" means clear, as opposed to "obscura" (dark).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,439
Reviews:
557
Ratings:
2,035
pDev:
23.62%
Bros Score:
2.28
 
 
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Ratings: 2,035 |  Reviews: 557
Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of schoolboy
2.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The first time I went to Mexico, in the early 1980's, for some reason this was my favorite Mexican beer. I don't know what I was thinking (but I did drink obscene amounts of tequila on that trip). Of course I also smuggled a quart of Stroh's on the plane and had my picture taken with it overlooking the Pacific. I was young and foolish.

It pours clear yellow with very little head. The aroma is non-existent, but it does not smell bad. The taste is pretty much where the smell was. I just had a Corona (also left over from cinco de mayo) and this is even thinner and really quite boring.

On the positive side, it is a clean product and would work as a wash for your tequila or what have you.

Not recommended.

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Photo of YonDeLuis
2.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FBarber
2.69/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a perfectly clear golden straw color. Thin fizzy white head dissipates quickly leaving no residual head.

Aroma is mostly dominated by dried corn and grain - not much else. There is not the usual sweet corn aroma you get from these AALs - its actually kind of dry on the nose.

Taste has notes of grain, corn, some skunked notes and a bit of bitter hops on the finish. Not overly sweet at all - there is a hint of sweetness, but its quite light. It is far more dry and somewhat more bitter comparatively to the style.

Feel is light, crisp, rather dry on the finish. Vibrant carbonation.

Overall a decent AAL - it avoids being overly sweet, but perhaps veers a bit too far in the other direction. That being said, toss a fresh lime in this and its a great hot summer day beer.

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Photo of Nass
2.65/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I have had both the bottled & canned version of this beer. The bottled version is utterly better. It does not have as much as cheap filler as your Corona Extra but is not very flavorful either. It's quite watered down & cheap tasting. What makes the can version even worse is that on the last 3 to 5 ounces of the can there is a nasty sour type of taste that made me gag. Pacifico is big enough brewery where they can do a lot better than this. I am appalled. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
2.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A touch of sweet corn on the nose with very little head. The super clear amber colored brew has a touch of sharp carbination. This is a very light beer, watery and easy to swallow. There is a hint of tartness and a grainy sweet note, but that's about it.

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Photo of dataslal
2.43/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dblipajunkie
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eric_Standard
2.64/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of marcov
2.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MKV
2.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Nothing remarkable. Golden.

Smell: Nothing much.

Taste: Just fine. There's some nice grain flavor. Overall unremarkable though.

Feel: Pleasantly carbonated, but it's too bitter.

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Photo of gavmaster
1.79/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.36/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MykeJ
2.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gregO59
1/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mexican beer? really people? send it back.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MarioH
3.75/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zhoxush
2.16/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sqpat
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating a taco beer for what it is. Goes great in the summer with some limes, salt and Mexican food.

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Photo of brew-Ed
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale gold colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is grainy and a little more malty than most adjunct lagers. Overall pretty tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of sammy_j3
3.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gabrielcolom
2.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of coachp73
2.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Average at best, only good if it is your 12th one of the day.

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Cerveza Pacifico Clara from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 2,035 ratings