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Budweiser & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada

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244 Ratings
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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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BoRaeCho

California

2/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 09:55:26 | More by BoRaeCho
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redraiderme2


1.25/5  rDev -36.2%

05-13-2012 03:16:08 | More by redraiderme2
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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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roastedpig


4.78/5  rDev +143.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - light red, slightly pink.

Smell - slight smell of beer, salt, and fresh vegetables. The smell can be delightful, if your into this sort of drink. However, most people try this beer with the mind set it is going to be disgusting, so the smell can be exaggerated in their mind to something that isn't pleasant.

Taste- delicious. A refreshing beer base taste, with a strong flavor of tomato, and noticeably salty taste. Just because the beer has clam juice doesnt mean the beer taste like clam. Anyone who says it taste like clam is lying, or they don't know what clam tastes like, and they were trying the beer with the mindset that its going to be gross, and their mind is lying to them to make it taste like something that it doesn't. The reason the clam is in the drink isn't to make it taste like clams. its there to add a more natural and unique salty flavor than simply sprinkling salt into a beer. The clam juice allows the saltiness to mix with the beer perfectly giving the beer a consistent salty refreshing taste that does not over power the beer. If you poured this into a glass, and served it to someone who didn't know what it was, they would say it tastes like beer, tomato juice, and salt, but with a slightly more refreshing and carbonated taste. Delicious for anyone who likes beer and tomato juice. Although many people i know who like Red Beers wont give this a 2nd try after hearing about the clams. Its a real mind game for people.

Mouth feel - More carbonated than you would think, as carbonated as a regular beer or more. Because of the natural tomato and clam ingredients, the beer has a very light sediment/pulp similar to a can of tomato juice, but much less noticeable. Give the beer a great feel in the mouth. Leaves the mouth ultra refreshed if served very cold. If you are in the mood to eat and drink, this beer is the best of both worlds because it will leave your senses satisfied from both sides.

Overall- Absolutely fantastic. Anyone who doesn't like this beer either doesn't like a tomato juice type flavor, or their mind has played tricks on them hearing it has clams. If you like Red Beer (tomato juice and beer, plus maybe some Tabasco) then you will like this beverage. If you like Red Beer and you don't like this beverage, you are lying. The clam isn't overpowering, and is almost tasteless. The saltiness will leave you wanting more, and the refreshing nature of the beer will leave you perfectly satisfied. 100% perfectly delicious.

Serving type: can

05-11-2012 14:16:58 | More by roastedpig
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -49%

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

North Dakota

1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

02-16-2012 06:52:09 | More by Cramerican
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

1.15/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 24 oz. can into Samuel Adams glass. Sorry, Samuel Adams, your product deserves better.

Appearance: Well, it pours nice. A nice ruby red grapefruit juice hue flows out of the can, but slightly more red. This is accompanied by a light pink two-finger head that immediately dissipates into complete nothingness. Very mild and sporatic spotting left on the glass from what I could choke down.

Smell: Beer and tomato juice

Taste: Well...this...this is just horrible. Extremely sweet and salty Budweiser mixed with sea water, marinara sauce, and clams. I could replicate this by going to the Jersey shore with a glass half-full of Budweiser, dunking it into the ocean, and dropping a clam into the glass to marinate. Add a mild hint of cilantro and lime, and this is what you have. I could see how people would like this (my girlfriend continues to sip on it), but it's just not for me.

Mouthfeel: Ugh, do I really need to taste this again to get a mouthfeel? Light body, moderate carbonation, would be an easy drinker if it wasn't for the taste, but I guess it works for what it is.

Overall: An atrocity of a beer that I can understand how others would enjoy it, but it's just not for me. Ugh, NEVER again.

Serving type: can

02-12-2012 03:18:33 | More by CowsCanBark
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andrewj17

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +65.8%

01-03-2012 21:34:54 | More by andrewj17
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trxxpaxxs

New York

1.02/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Pours a murky ruby red grapefruit juice like color with very little head that fades incredibly quickly. There is no foam on the beer after it settles and no lacing at all. It's a bit darker than the Bud-Light version.

S: Again, this beer smells terrible. It smells of tomato, salt, and pepper.

T: It tastes of mild tomato, lime, salt, and pepper. It also has a bit of a tart finish. I actually think it's worse than the Bud-Light version.

M: Light bodied beer. It's slimey, and there is a bit of an effervescent carbonation in the finish.

O: It's bad and it's really gross. It is definitely worse than the other version. The rest of the can is headed down the drain.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 20:34:19 | More by trxxpaxxs
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NCLorax

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

12-31-2011 15:38:00 | More by NCLorax
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Amp

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -49%

12-23-2011 18:48:32 | More by Amp
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twkirkby

Michigan

1/5  rDev -49%

12-20-2011 01:55:36 | More by twkirkby
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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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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

12-16-2011 04:35:26 | More by fizzyted
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +53.1%

12-11-2011 12:23:32 | More by valkyre65
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murf1087

Indiana

2/5  rDev +2%

12-11-2011 02:39:38 | More by murf1087
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THECPJ

Delaware

5/5  rDev +155.1%

12-10-2011 16:48:08 | More by THECPJ
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Vashtar

Texas

1.2/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I would say that this is the worst beer I've ever had... if I could even call it a beer. It tastes similar to V8 juice. It's a fiasco in a can. I can't even believe they are bottling this.

It's full of salt, too! The crappy taste lingers in your mouth, too. It's like roadkill.

Serving type: can

12-05-2011 04:19:51 | More by Vashtar
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biggied

California

1.25/5  rDev -36.2%

11-29-2011 18:20:18 | More by biggied
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mjurney

Texas

1/5  rDev -49%

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

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-15-2011 01:27:32 | More by orangesol
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +104.1%

11-14-2011 20:53:08 | More by UncleJimbo
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev +80.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Budweiser & Clamato Chelada has a very thin, pink head, which almost instantly fizzes away and a cloudy, pinkish-red appearance with little chunks of something floating about. The aroma is of the Gulf of Mexico and V-8 Juice, with just a hint of lime. Taste is of tomato, clam broth, lime flavor, and some possible beer showing up as well. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy, and this concoction finishes soupy and weird. Well, I guess this is pretty good, and I would like to have it if I were ever in the mood for Budweiser, tomato juice, lime flavor, and clam broth. I doubt that I will ever be in the mood for that, however. But, one never knows. Overall, it's interesting, if nothing else.

RJT

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 23:36:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

1.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Super cloudy red with chunks of tomato. The head was super fizzy and disappeared almost immediately, leaving zero lace.

Smell is extremely heavily tomato, with heavy lime and a good portion of cardboard box.

Taste is super spicy, peppery with tons of clamato and a slightly sweet tomato paste finish.

Body is watery and poor, with almost an after-burn from the spices.

I've had the chelada light, and it's much better. However, they're both still bad, and bud regular chelada is a near drainpour unless you're out of money, too drunk to go to the store, or have no tastebuds.

Serving type: can

10-04-2011 23:01:32 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.