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Budweiser & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada

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243 Ratings
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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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giblet

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +70.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first off i get a real kick out of people saying "oh no it is reddish pink", "oh no it is tomato flavor or clam flavor", or "it is spicy or salty". must not have ever heard of tomato juice or clamato juice or had a bloody mary.

i did not shake before opening. i did the slow rotating of the can end for end 3-4 times in each direction. poured a light reddish with some head. smells like...well beer and bloody mary. taste and smell are what i expect. i love a good bloody mary and ceasar so this was fairly good to me. a bit of spice with some carbonation. most of the beer taste is backseat to the clamato, but i expected that. to me, drinkable on a hot humid day as a refresher...kinda like a bloody mary or ceasar.

who'd a thunk it?

giblet

Serving type: can

08-09-2009 11:07:21 | More by giblet
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

12-16-2011 04:35:26 | More by fizzyted
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warpedrevolution

Washington

1/5  rDev -49%

05-14-2013 00:21:39 | More by warpedrevolution
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -49%

04-22-2012 17:58:50 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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vwbus7

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

06-29-2014 15:51:17 | More by vwbus7
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slowdaddy

Alabama

1/5  rDev -49%

08-10-2012 17:16:09 | More by slowdaddy
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baos

Indiana

1.43/5  rDev -27%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

24 oz can in dog-faced mug bought for my by my Jenny.

A: Pink and fizzy. Its this red pop?

S&T: Funny this reminds me of the odor and I once experienced after drinking several quarts of beer and other drinks and staying up all night to go to the breakfast club at grand prix weekend at Purdue university. They had big vats of bloody mary mix that they were serving to all the drunks that were up all night. They would just dip the cup hand arm and all into the vat and serve it up. It smelled and kind of tasted like this beer.
All that aside We have a strange concoction. Smells like clams, bloody mary, and a bit of lime with a bad beer. Kind of smells like Datoyna Beach too. Tastes like it smells.

M: Thumbs down.

D: I had to dump it into a jar to save for cooking. I think this will be an awesome beer to cook and marinate with.

Serving type: can

02-03-2008 04:47:21 | More by baos
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jesus808

California

2.5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-20-2011 00:08:06 | More by jesus808
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malty

Michigan

1.35/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

24 fluid ounces.

Looks almost exactly like pink grapefruit juice, but a couple shades darker. A light pink head erodes to just a mere halo. Lots of tiny suspended matter visible through this murky reddish-pink liquid.

Smells nothing like beer or any tomato concoction I've ever raised to my nostrils. More like bad B.O. beacuse I can detected sour, salt, musty & funky - all in a real bad way.

Taste: Salty - check. Tomato - actually there is a noticably (somewhat) accurate tomato balance that is zesty and a little spicy. Lime - yes, there is a sourness that *might* resemble lime - anyway, it's sour. Clam - how about an earthy funk that could taste like either a sun-rotten warm clam -OR- a pussing infected wound.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and very flat.

Drinkability is horrible. The remaining 20(ish) onces are heading for the kitchen sink as soon as I'm done.

Overall there are some redeeming qualities to this putrid offering, but it is mostly gut wrenching. The spiciness is a little appealing, because it does bring out some mediorce tomato essence - but that's where the 'good' ends. Maybe Jeffrey Dahmer would have liked this beer?

Serving type: can

09-23-2009 19:42:34 | More by malty
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +53.1%

04-28-2013 22:25:22 | More by tyleeis
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

1.08/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I wonder who came up with the idea for this one. Bud is constantly putting out some odd stuff -- trying to push the envelope down people's throat.
This stuff is just plain odd. Pours a strange red color with fizz? Strange. Smells of tomatoes and some spices. Tastes of tomatoes and some burnt grain. Mouthfeel is thin and strangely chunky. Drinkability -- there isn't really any.

Serving type: can

10-02-2010 18:16:56 | More by TheKingofWichita
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev +40.3%

03-09-2012 21:53:27 | More by MammothTarantula
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TheTrevor

New York

1.33/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I obtained this unholy concoction after seeing it sitting rather innocuously in the fridge at my local Beerporium. I know now that I had fallen into an elaborate trap to rape my tastebuds and possibly get rid of some ancient Campbell's tomato soup that was taking up space somewhere around the Budweiser factory. If you are thinking of picking up this beer, there is an important question to ask yourself. Say, "Self, have I ever had the craving to put some pretty mediocre beer into old tomato soup and then add clam byproducts and a half a pound of salt?". If you answered yes to that, seek help. If you answered no but are still curious, I have braved this demon solution and possibly lived to tell the tale. The beer poured a pinkish red with a large pink head. It visually reminds me of a cranberry gingerale I had once. Any similarities between this demon brew and a beverage end there. The smell is of tomatoes and clams, with a hint of what may be beer in the background. Since I don't normally mix seafood and fruits with my beer, this smell was not entirely appealing. The taste is tomato and humdrum beer followed by a clammy taste that is mercifully killed fairly quickly by the judicious amount of salt that was likely included in the beer to kill off any potentially lethal pathogens. The mouthfeel is like watered down carbonated tomato soup, and it's about as drinkable as you would expect watered down carbonated tomato soup to be. Since there are sober kids in Africa, I will down the rest of this beer. Let this review be my last will and testament if I don't survive the ordeal.

Serving type: can

01-25-2008 04:36:22 | More by TheTrevor
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

05-10-2013 00:32:32 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

1.68/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Hmmm... Budweiser and Clamato together you say, brewed with a hint of salt and lime? Doesn't really sound at all that appetizing to me, so I wonder what compelled me to pick up a can of this. I guess I am compelled to try whatever strange offerings the big American macrobrewers try hawking at the beer purchasing public, and this definitely struck me as strange.

Bud Chelada pours a translucent coppery red color with two fingers of salmon colored foam that dissipates after about 45 seconds. The initial smell just smelled like regular Budweiser (or Bud Light) to me, but after a few more whiffs the tomato and clam aromas hit my nostrils. The mouthfeel was thin and fizzy, and simply put the beer tasted like a tomato soda. There was some hints of clam (and perhaps even some garlic-like taste) and it was slightly spicy as well. The flavors linger on for a bit in the finish and it fades out with no alcoholic warmth.

I didn't think it was too bad with my first few initial sips and the color was kind of interesting. However, the flavors soon settled in and this one was headed down the drain. I can only tolerate a few sips of this, so how am I supposed to down an entire 24 oz can of this? Definitely not recommended...

Serving type: can

10-21-2008 05:01:42 | More by Beastdog75
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shroompod

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After drinking so many good beers lately, I was forced to go slumming down the canned BMC section of Kroger's for an upcoming camping trip. Then I spied this repulsive sounding beer.

This beer has a sickly orange pink glow to it. Strange pink head that dissipates quickly. Quite a bit of tomato floaties.

Aroma is tomatoes, not much else.

This beer tastes like a decent Bloody Mary. Some peppery spices , a hint of lime , very salty.

Mouthfeel is about what I'd expect?? A little too carbonated.

I'll probably drink more of these, most likely in the morning. Maybe a little pricey considering the ingredients.

Serving type: can

04-30-2008 17:11:18 | More by shroompod
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Brez07

Maine

1.6/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Reviewed in the Blind Beer BIF. 24oz can poured into a MBC glass

A:  Dark peach/puke color with a head that is gone before I could even measure it.  Couldn't even get any back with a swirl. No lace (2)

S:  Oh dear god.  It's like a Bloody Mary with a can of tuna juice dropped in.  Or wait, spaghettios! Regardless, since this is beer, it's flat out awful (1)

T: Carbonated bloody Mary and/or liquid spaghettios.  To replacate this beer, put some spaghettios in a blender and add seltzer and BOOM... you have this beer.  Just repulsive (2)

M:  Ummm, uber thin with decent amount of carb (2)

D: Tuuuuribbble.  Would never buy this.  Shouldn't be considered beer. Only drank about 4oz before drainpouring. Offered to other people at my apartment and they also passed (1)

Serving type: can

06-11-2011 02:28:57 | More by Brez07
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alkemy

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +77.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a "bloody beer" and I've had my share. You can smell and taste the lime in this, which I'm not a real fan of. Typically I'd rather take a Rolling Rock and mix it with some Clamato and Tabasco myself, but this serves a purpose. Has a little more "beer" taste than the light version of this. I like it just fine. Goes great the morning after being over served.

Serving type: can

02-02-2010 15:49:27 | More by alkemy
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DaveRinn

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-19-2014 05:39:11 | More by DaveRinn
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Erice78

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +65.8%

06-06-2013 18:58:06 | More by Erice78
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1/5  rDev -49%

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

Nebraska

4.3/5  rDev +119.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Budweiser & Clamato “Chelada” pours a Clamato red from a 1 pint 8 fl. Oz. Brightly Lithographed Pop top Aluminum can. Head went to over two fingers, before disappearing completely.

Nose is a bit metallic, but not offensive, followed by whiffs of tomato and clam.

Palate is a smooth spicy tomatoes and clam juice, followed by the bight of carbonation.

A delicious blend of “Budweiser & Clamato”. For breakfast with a Western omelet, or lunch with hot dogs, and /or supper with just about anything!

I like this, I like this a lot!

Serving type: can

08-26-2007 00:05:36 | More by BeerBob
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Wortman1998

New York

1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

06-25-2014 18:40:54 | More by Wortman1998
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49%

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

Idaho

1.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-04-2014 10:58:22 | More by zestd
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.