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Budweiser & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada

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BA SCORE
50
awful

243 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 1.96
pDev: 53.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada and Bud Light & Clamato Chelada are a combination of our classic American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, and the rich, spicy taste of Clamato Tomato Cocktail. We follow the traditional brewing process for Budweiser and Bud Light. Clamato is carefully blended with the beer to create the proper balance of the crisp finish of Budweiser or Bud Light and the signature taste of Clamato.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 06-24-2007)
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jimmah120

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -49%

08-25-2013 18:50:01 | More by jimmah120
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guldseth

Arizona

1/5  rDev -49%

10-28-2013 01:10:04 | More by guldseth
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kjkinsey

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

04-30-2014 17:44:34 | More by kjkinsey
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levi_shanks

California

1/5  rDev -49%

07-26-2013 06:42:22 | More by levi_shanks
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Treath

California

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My friend bought and shared this with me straight from the can.

It looked reddish.
Smelled awful..kind of like V8 tomato drink and something else.
Taste was just plain nasty. Clam, tomato, and beer. I almost puked.
I think this the worst tasting beverage I have ever drank in my life.

Serving type: can

07-09-2010 05:43:43 | More by Treath
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Jason1012

Illinois

1/5  rDev -49%

05-30-2014 07:36:43 | More by Jason1012
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millerm25

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -49%

05-17-2014 06:29:48 | More by millerm25
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307x

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49%

06-16-2013 20:20:53 | More by 307x
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beardtongue

Illinois

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Savannah IL. A surprise flash flood finds me and my mates hectically trying to protect our campsite belongings before relinquishing all control to the rain. We retreat in our rental to Cap'n Walts liquor/bar to wait it out. At some point our semi-ironic perusal of the worst beers on hand produces chelada, the most memorable selection of the evening, even more so than Sparks. The can which clearly states not to shake the product is covered with corporate shite. We decided (sans shake) that the beer should be reviewed in thirds. The first third a watery swill that may or may not be pure busch. the second a skanky redolent factorized seafood which is reminiscent only of vomit going the wrong direction. The third, and this is after repeated round-robins amongst the brave,brave,b rave, coowardly goes to one last soul who describes the experience as a potpourri of every spice and flavoring and coloring we should have had earlier. Spicy MSG, fake tomatoes, kind of a stale bloody mary gone bad sitting around, a frat dorm party the following weekend drink this on a dare, type of wretchedness.
After the beverage we are suddenly imbued with a sober sense of newfound clarity, an appreciation for the good things in life and a post-war wariness of how close we could all be to the ugliness and wickedness. We visit nearby "Poopy's" and all get tattoos of "never again" it could mean the terrorists or the exxon valdez spill or numerous other things but it DOES mean no more chelada, now or ever, it is solidarity, and an inside joke, and the best of all possible reasons to get inked.

Serving type: can

08-06-2009 03:43:40 | More by beardtongue
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youngleo

Michigan

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- Poured to a very bubbly head that disappeared before I put the can down. Looked like a watered down version of tomato soup.
S- Smelled of tomato juice, salsa, and spices or pepper. T- Tasted like s---. (you can fill in the blanks). Had a hot after taste. Also tasted like watered down tomato soup.
M- Terrible, I was afraid to swallow after it was in my mouth for fear of puking. To much carbonation. Very watery.
D- Are you kidding, I threw the can and product away, even though it was a 10 cent deposit. I felt like I needed drano to get rid of the taste. Do not waste your money. This shoudnt even be on this web sight, this product does not even resemble beer in any form.

Serving type: can

01-15-2008 20:51:37 | More by youngleo
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Wobbly

Missouri

1/5  rDev -49%

05-14-2014 20:36:58 | More by Wobbly
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scoot64

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -49%

05-21-2013 23:31:21 | More by scoot64
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mjurney

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

11-19-2011 17:05:29 | More by mjurney
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rye726

Colorado

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Saw this at the store and had to try it. Ended up being a good way to increase my appreciation for quality beer. A cloudy pinkish red with not much of a head. The nose and taste are of watered down tomato juice and stale grains. Thin body with too much carbonation. Terrible stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 17:39:52 | More by rye726
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porterwoobie

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

poured from a 24oz bottle into a standard pint glass

A: reddish color, looks like a bloody mary

S: like V-8 mixed with a typical american light lager. i'm already dreading the taste.

T: yup. i think i puked in my mouth a little.

MF: honesty, it didn't stay in my mouth long enough to get a sense. i had it in my mouth and was instantly chasing it with some liquor to burn my taste buds.

Drinkability: not at all and never again.

to be honest, i don't like bloody mary's or clams. it was doomed right from the start.

Serving type: can

05-16-2009 19:26:42 | More by porterwoobie
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Texasfan549

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

05-07-2014 19:48:34 | More by Texasfan549
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MayorAdamWest

Illinois

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I could have given this less than 1.0... I would have. I sampled this at Beer On The Pier 08. I wish I hadn't.

I enjoy the occational Bloody Mary, but this was something completely different. This was just wrong.

My recommendation... walk away. I imagine the creation of this was a plank that a couple of frat boys wanted to play on a buddy.

Joe - Hey, Frank. Come here. I've got a joke we can play on the new guy.

Frank - Cool. What is it.

Joe - Alright, lets take his bud and add tomato juice to it.

Frank - That's bad, but...

Joe - Wait, I wasn't done yet. Next we add clam juice to it.

Frank - I'm going to be sick.

Serving type: can

05-06-2008 00:03:50 | More by MayorAdamWest
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Brew33

Ohio

1/5  rDev -49%

01-22-2013 19:09:26 | More by Brew33
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -49%

03-16-2014 02:09:32 | More by Fettpopps
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Jaco-B


1/5  rDev -49%

07-09-2012 22:48:04 | More by Jaco-B
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greggoulet

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok, let me start off by saying I'm not a religious man. But this beer has made me believe that Satan is very real. I don't even know where to begin. Should I start with the atrocious excuse of a can design or the vomit inducing pungent smell? Whenever you open this literal sin to mankind I am convinced that the terrorist won if this this is even allowed to exist. Me and my friends were dumbfounded after tasting this. Is this a joke? Does this excuse of a beverage actually sell? Is this the one thing that slipped through the matrix? After taking a sip I felt like releasing the contents of my stomach and dying. I just don't know anymore.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 01:32:30 | More by greggoulet
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msolar

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I said the same thing about the Bud Light version - Worst... beer... ever.

We bought a can of this because it sounds so disgusting we were intrigued. It didn't let us down. We had 9 people taste it and only one person liked it enough to finish the can for us (he's living in Montana and said "red beer" is often served at bars). This beer is the most disgusting beverage (let alone beer) I have tasted in a very long time.

Serving type: can

08-24-2008 18:54:47 | More by msolar
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1/5  rDev -49%

06-24-2014 15:38:30 | More by DuffDaddy
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49%

10-16-2013 19:59:33 | More by valianes
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popery

California

1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horrible. Just horrible. It looks like ruby red grapefruit juice. Zero head. Murky liquid with frightening floaties lurking in the depths. The aroma is mostly rotting vegetable matter with a light smack of clam. The flavor is fairly putrid. I've never had clamato, but I do like V-8. This is gross. I'm not sure what else to say about it. Well, I will say that Bud Chelada doesn't exactly belong on the same scale as a normal beer. It's not really possible to judge the brewing quality because it is very difficult to taste the beer. What I can judge is that the combination of this beer, Clamato, lime and salt is horrible.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 04:20:28 | More by popery
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.