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Bud Light & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light & Clamato CheladaBud Light & Clamato Chelada

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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 1.75
pDev: 53.71%
Wants: 13
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% 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 06-26-2007)
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dogfishandi

New York

1.38/5  rDev -21.1%

big 24oz can slightly warmer than fridge temp poured into a bulb style glass. no freshness info.

pours out a reddish, pink, grapefruit color. the pinkish white head fizzles away in seconds. lots of tiny slimey, pulpy chunks both in the beer and clinging to the glass, tomatoe juice? when it sits still for a bit it seperates into layers. by far the worst looking beer ive ever seen, it just looks so unappealing.

rotten tomatoe juice, some salt, maybe even some briney clam juice. the bud light base is pretty much undetectable.

yuck...pretty much all clamato, and very little beer flavor. tomatoe juice is the most noticable, salty with just a hint of lime. briney. slightly more budlight noticable than in the aroma.

light bodied, salty, briney feel in the worst way possible. carbonation is slightly prickly.

so unbearably undrinkable. i had to force myself even to take the smallest sip. thank god this review is over so i can pour it down the drain. repulsive...

12-31-2011 20:53:24 | More by dogfishandi
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ehammond1


1.02/5  rDev -41.7%

Can (2011)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Hazy light orange and pink--almost like the color of grapefruit flesh. There is absolutely zero head, no matter how forcefully I pour, and it leaves the glass clean, except for this sick looking, hazy film.

This is a vile aroma: old tomato, celery, and dirty pond water.

The flavor follows the nose: stale dishwater, salt, bitter vegetables (celery), and a bit of stinging, though disappearing spice.

Thin, though intensely carbonated (in the mouth, not at all in appearance), and a bit metallic.

Without a doubt, the worst beer I've put to my lips (yes, worse than 12+ year old 4.5% ABV Last Drop Bitter).

10-21-2011 01:33:54 | More by ehammond1
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mhsmall84

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -14.3%

08-21-2014 04:33:23 | More by mhsmall84
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sweemzander

Illinois

1/5  rDev -42.9%

08-18-2014 16:03:04 | More by sweemzander
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CBarrs

California

3.5/5  rDev +100%

Not as bad as some folks are making it out to be. This beer is real good with Mexican food.

08-15-2014 07:10:15 | More by CBarrs
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

1/5  rDev -42.9%

16 oz can into a wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy chum color. This beer is too good to have much of a head (what's there is pink colored) and any form of retention or lacing.

S: After inhaling the nose, I feel like I can speak fluent Slovak, kill a cape buffalo with my bare hands, and play a right-handed guitar left-handed. It's almost like this beer is speaking to me "Are you ready to taste perfection? Or am I too much beer for you?" And given the intoxicating blend of brine, sea water, tomato, and vomit, the latter just might be the case.

T: This beer is so meta. It actually tastes just like my vomit after having several great offerings (obviously nothing that compares to this, though...) Because of Bud Light Clamato, I no longer have to spend $20 or so worth of craft beer and eat a spaghetti dinner to achieve such post-puking zen, I can simply drink this and reach nirvana for only $2 a can.

M: This is the future of beer. Why? Because this doesn't need a palate feel - since it drinks just like upchuck, it frees my mind over such like texture, carbonation, and dryness; instead allowing me to achieve the aforementioned zen-like state after a good upchuck. I have just one more thing to say: pivo je život. See! Told you I can now speak fluent Slovak - I didn't even have to rely on Google Translate, either.

O: I have transcended the cosmic eye of God, and have come out of its collapsing corona a new man. Thanks to Bud Light Clamato, I have now achieved evanescence on this corporeal place. In fact, I don't need to drink other beer anymore: this brings everything I could want from the hobby, all in a single can. However, I am not worthy of experiencing such brilliance - for that reason, I will have to pour this down the sink after five or so sips. But hey, I'd like to see Parabola, Rochefort 10, BCBS, or FBS put me in an evanescent state after only five sips. Which all of them fail to accomplish, miserably at that. I am unworthy of standing in the presence of this nectar of the gods, I will now have to free it from its misery.

1/5: It's so thought-provoking, it ends up being offensive

08-10-2014 19:12:34 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Sammythebull19


1.5/5  rDev -14.3%

08-10-2014 12:34:56 | More by Sammythebull19
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AntG21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +142.9%

08-06-2014 13:57:03 | More by AntG21
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

1/5  rDev -42.9%

08-03-2014 15:23:11 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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Asrugan

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev +57.1%

07-31-2014 23:22:29 | More by Asrugan
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MarioH

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +42.9%

07-31-2014 14:18:48 | More by MarioH
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mattday25

West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev 0%

07-25-2014 00:50:15 | More by mattday25
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awesomo

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev +42.9%

07-23-2014 23:08:41 | More by awesomo
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TucherLover

Florida

1/5  rDev -42.9%

07-23-2014 11:35:09 | More by TucherLover
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -42.9%

07-20-2014 05:58:17 | More by CraigTravor
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A-Sox

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -42.9%

07-13-2014 12:24:08 | More by A-Sox
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev +71.4%

07-10-2014 15:47:30 | More by atlbravsrno1
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msumike89

Michigan

3/5  rDev +71.4%

07-06-2014 19:10:55 | More by msumike89
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WesternKansasMike

Kansas

3/5  rDev +71.4%

07-05-2014 23:15:34 | More by WesternKansasMike
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Clamzo

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev +42.9%

07-01-2014 11:20:13 | More by Clamzo
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vwbus7

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +42.9%

06-29-2014 15:47:53 | More by vwbus7
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bpkrippner

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +85.7%

06-28-2014 16:50:56 | More by bpkrippner
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caustin90


1/5  rDev -42.9%

06-28-2014 00:12:59 | More by caustin90
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Wortman1998

New York

1.5/5  rDev -14.3%

06-25-2014 18:39:24 | More by Wortman1998
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -42.9%

06-25-2014 12:24:05 | More by ThrashMaster
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Bud Light & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.