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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

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 1.96
pDev: 53.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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largadeer

California

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

Been wanting to try this one for a long time, glad I finally had the chance.

Appearance: Fizzy, hazy reddish-pink with no head retention.

Smell: Cilantro, parsley, tomatoes and faint seafood. Normally this would be appetizing to me, but this is beer we're talking about here, and it's cold. Kinda revolting.

Taste & mouthfeel: Salty tomato with a clammy kick. I can't really taste any actual beer flavors here, but Bud is pretty subtle stuff to begin with. Honestly, beer geekery aside, this is probably the worst beer I've ever tasted. It's every bit as bad as I was hoping it would be, possibly even moreso. My quest to find the worst beer ever made has come to an end. Now to grab a couple cans to cellar...

Serving type: can

07-23-2008 22:07:50 | More by largadeer
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

05-10-2013 00:32:32 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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

Drank from a 24 oz. can. Bought this thinking it would taste like a michelada.

I know the rest of the U.S. probably hasn't heard of micheladas, but they are really good in the morning and are best served w/ a mexican beer such as Sol or Pacifico. touch of tomato juice, lots of lime, few shakes of salt and plenty of hot sauce (Valentina is the best for this).

A-B's version of this is NOT anywhere close to a michelada.

This abomination smells like clam poo-poo, if bivalves do indeed take a dump. The taste is even worse...I cant even begin to describe how nasty this is. I nearly wretch just trying to take a sip. How can they sell this stuff?

Mouthfeel is like a can of bud light that a dog has taken a crap in and left outside in 100 degree weather for 2 weeks.

Please avoid this at all costs, I beg you. Would never buy again, in fact I wouldnt drink a whole one of these if someone gave me 10 dollars. Worst thing I have ever tasted, no doubt.

Serving type: can

07-03-2008 20:16:02 | More by twiggamortis420
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warpedrevolution

Washington

1/5  rDev -49%

05-14-2013 00:21:39 | More by warpedrevolution
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49%

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

Manitoba (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49%

06-26-2013 19:53:07 | More by FrostyWPG
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DarthKostrizer

California

1/5  rDev -49%

04-30-2014 00:54:34 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Beer_lover89

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

07-06-2014 23:41:53 | More by Beer_lover89
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slowdaddy

Alabama

1/5  rDev -49%

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

Michigan

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

24 oz can: Pours a weird looking cloudy orangish/amber color with a medium sized white head that diminishes into nothing. Aroma is bloody Mary mix and a little bit a grainy scent. Taste is salty, tomato, and a bit of a strange taste to it. Palate is tomato, salty, and rather strange for a beer to say the least. Overall, I kind of get the idea what Budweiser was going for. It just amazes me that they make this stuff rather than trying to make quality craft beer. Oh well...It's Budweiser. I'm sorry after trying to drink the rest of this can. Drain pour! Cheers!

Serving type: can

06-19-2008 20:30:11 | More by demitriustown
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Taz_Michael

California

1/5  rDev -49%

07-23-2013 00:44:34 | More by Taz_Michael
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

1/5  rDev -49%

05-12-2012 05:38:43 | More by bumchilly25
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -49%

06-06-2012 05:52:00 | More by chrispoint
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Patrick2012

California

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

I'm sorry, I personally don't think this beer deserves an actual review. I know BA doesn't like beers being openly bashed but this is possibly the most foul tasting things I've ever put in my mouth. I don't know why I still see it at my local grocery store to this day. Sorry but this is unacceptable

Serving type: can

09-07-2012 02:37:19 | More by Patrick2012
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jscheuf

Illinois

1/5  rDev -49%

07-12-2014 18:05:35 | More by jscheuf
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JayQue

Virginia

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

This beer has nothing to recommend it. It wound up as a drain pour. Pours a dark pink color with a light pink head. The head is a weak fizzy one that fades fast. No lacing

Smells like clam juice with tomato. Taste is the same. Little or no taste of beer. You can't say the mouthfeel is too thin. The clam juice and tomato taste are thick, but again there is no hint of beer. Drinkability is terrible. I poured it down the sink after about 6 ounces. I would rather get a buzz off Listerine.

If you want to try something different that is widely criticized, get some Cave Creek Chile beer. More than likely you won't like it, but you will probably finish the bottle.

Serving type: can

05-12-2008 01:24:29 | More by JayQue
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kojevergas

Texas

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

1 pint 8 fl oz can acquired at a cheap Mexican cornerstore in Los Angeles and served into a hefeweissbier glass in me gaff. Reviewed live. Expectations could not be worse.

A: Three finger head of off-pink vomit colour (really, it's fucking uncanny), terrible retention, and no cream. Colour is a nontransparent hazy red. Horrible appearance all around.

Sm: Vomit and tomato puree, with perchance some light grapefruit. This is one of the worst aromas I've ever encountered. And it's moderately strong to boot.

T: Vomit and tomato. Perhaps putrefaction and vague meconium to boot. Really one of the foulest concoctions I've ever endeavored to swallow. Some light clam notes are present, which add to the mixture in a distinctly miserable way. Horribly, wretchedly built and balanced. Atrociously awful. What in Ireland we refer to as "utter shite". It's like they combined Hitler's bodily fluids (and I do mean ALL of them) with smegma. I imagine it would taste the same on the way up. Seriously disgusting.

Mf: Smooth and wet.

Dr: It's appalling this beer even has a market. Who buys this more than once? This is plain terrible. This is otherwordly in its wretchedness. There's a distinct vomit note, and I say that without hyperbole. It would actually be better if it were watery. Please for the love of God don't consume this filth. This is an insult to beer, even by AH Busch standards. Jaysus H Fooking Christ, lads. Don't even use this for cooking. Unfathomably foul.

If this isn't a 1 out of 5, what is? Where do we draw the line?

Serving type: can

08-31-2011 05:51:35 | More by kojevergas
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uublr

Virginia

1/5  rDev -49%

04-05-2014 15:46:38 | More by uublr
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emmasdad

Colorado

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

I ended up at a party the other night, after a long day, mind warped and body tired. I saw folks drinking this beer, and I could not resist the evil pull, something inside my wrecked brain urging me to try it, imploring me, to the point where my desire to try this beer bordered on the brink of obsession, and I just had to try it. And it was fucking disgusting. Somehow the brewers at Anheuser Busch managed to make one of the worst macros out there taste even worse. Luckily, I could not taste any clam juice, but I got a little pickling spice, some cheap tomato juice and a nasty taste lingering in my mouth.

Serving type: can

07-02-2011 04:37:50 | More by emmasdad
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twkirkby

Michigan

1/5  rDev -49%

12-20-2011 01:55:36 | More by twkirkby
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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
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.