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Budweiser & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada

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BA SCORE
51
awful

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 1.99
pDev: 53.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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LXIXME

New Mexico

1/5  rDev -49.7%

03-10-2014 21:47:30 | More by LXIXME
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magictacosinus

California

1.2/5  rDev -39.7%

Oh, dear. I never thought I'd have the "privilege" to review this, but after my friend and I had put off tasting this (or pranking some friends with it) as a joke purchase, we decided to crack it open once and for all, after "aging" it for 8 months. I made sure to spin the can around to get the gleeful addition of Clamato residue throughout the whole pour. Poured out of a 500ml can into a tulip glass.

Looks really watery, and easily resembles the coloration of tomatoes after you've squeezed out all the juice possible from them. In other words, pinkish, slightly pale (straw), cloudy, and very unappetizing in nature. There was a surprisingly high amount of head that went with this, but it faded extremely rapidly in a seltzer-like watery manner. It doesn't really look very good. I'd give it a higher score but its look almost prevented me from going on.

While the smell has been heavily criticized by others, it actually isn't too bad in my view. It smells a lot like a gazpacho, which I enjoy. Notes of tomatoes, cilantro, celery, basil, lemon, and a slight saltiness. No fishy smell, no artificial feel, or any off-notes overall for that matter. Maybe the near year of aging has settled things overall? It's not great, but it perhaps won't cause any natural decay of any living beings that approach it just yet.

The flavor just might, however. This is awful. Notes of slimy tomatoes, old celery and cilantro, as well as a pervasive onion and garlic aroma that melds with a slightly salty, briny texture that must be from the clams. At first it wasn't so horrible, but then the aftertaste contained a mildly skunky, sulfurous note from the adjuncts, as well as a gritty, grainy flavor that melds with the briny qualities to horrific results. I took perhaps three sips before I started to gag. Thin, spritzy, with a texture that is pretty much the *opposite* reason why anyone would drink beer. This made me very sad.

I knew this would be horrible, but it's honestly an offensive tribute to Mexican micheladas, which are rather good, depending on how you make them. I've no clue who InBev was trying to cater to with this other than those that don't like beer, those who are okay with a dumbed down version of a michelada, and woeful sado-masochists such as myself. NOT FOR FANS OF BEER!

02-12-2014 23:25:11 | More by magictacosinus
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zestd

Idaho

1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

02-04-2014 10:58:22 | More by zestd
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SuperMario

California

3/5  rDev +50.8%

01-04-2014 07:28:46 | More by SuperMario
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IDYVM

California

1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

12-24-2013 05:42:32 | More by IDYVM
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49.7%

12-14-2013 15:28:57 | More by DamageCase76
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.25/5  rDev -37.2%

11-26-2013 10:14:46 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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tickingtimebomb

California

1/5  rDev -49.7%

11-25-2013 07:57:32 | More by tickingtimebomb
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metter98

New York

2.63/5  rDev +32.2%

A: The beer is rather hazy orange yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that rapidly dissipated and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tomato and clam juice are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and seems like a Clamato drink that's been watered down a bit with added carbonation and a slight amount of bitterness. Notes of salty clams linger through the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I didn't have much in the way of expectations for this "beer" but it's definitely a lot better than the Bud Light version of the Clamato Chelada and surprisingly seems to work well with the Budweiser. The carbonation and light amount of bitterness seemed to make the Clamato a little easier to drink whereas the Clamato flavors kept the Budweiser from being bland. I doubt that I would purchase this again, but I wouldn't have a problem drinking all 24 ounces of this beer if I had to (the Bud Light version was a different story and mostly got poured down the drain).

11-08-2013 00:55:57 | More by metter98
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guldseth

Arizona

1/5  rDev -49.7%

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

Nebraska

1.25/5  rDev -37.2%

10-19-2013 03:48:32 | More by RDW
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49.7%

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

09-22-2013 20:53:32 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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dalehihn

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +38.2%

09-20-2013 17:14:44 | More by dalehihn
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Jame515

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

09-13-2013 19:49:30 | More by Jame515
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-28-2013 03:45:00 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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vcoggins

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-25-2013 21:04:17 | More by vcoggins
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jimmah120

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -49.7%

08-25-2013 18:50:01 | More by jimmah120
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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +88.4%

08-14-2013 02:42:51 | More by Garrett092112
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Daffron24

Colorado

1.25/5  rDev -37.2%

08-03-2013 04:54:14 | More by Daffron24
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pualie84

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -49.7%

08-01-2013 23:08:52 | More by pualie84
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3/5  rDev +50.8%

07-27-2013 22:25:32 | More by Gagnonsux
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Jeysun23

California

2/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2013 05:13:36 | More by Jeysun23
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levi_shanks

California

1/5  rDev -49.7%

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

California

1/5  rDev -49.7%

07-23-2013 00:44:34 | More by Taz_Michael
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.