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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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298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 1.75
pDev: 54.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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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mactrail

Washington

3.23/5  rDev +84.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think you first have to know what Clamato tastes like, and at least moderately enjoy the stuff. That's basically what this Bud Light Chelada tastes like, with, as the label notes, "el inigualable sabor de Clamato." Since I can't really taste whether there is beer in this or not, it's a vast improvement over plain Bud Light, which is generally agreed to taste like metallic club soda.

Salty and sweet, a nice tang of something like jalapenos, and you're on your way to rehydration. I don't believe anyone has mentioned that this would be the correct beer pairing with menudo.

It does make you cringe a little when you pour this into a tumbler (not one of my Belgian beer glasses, sorry). Salmon pink with a big head that crumbles into some strangely big bubbles, and then flatness. That's why musicman575 is correct in saying it is intended to drunk from the can. More spritz that way.

Serving type: can

04-07-2013 06:14:15 | More by mactrail
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -42.9%

04-02-2013 05:40:01 | More by BYOFB
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -42.9%

03-21-2013 03:37:55 | More by DelicateDelirium
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JGargano

Connecticut

1.03/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I for one can't imagine why this product would have ever been made. The only reason i can think of is that the high ups at Budweiser were piss drunk in the Caribbean some where and spilled there clams on the half shell into their beer and were so drunk they thought it tasted good. And in a black out stooper created this beer and marketed it before they sobered up. Shame on you Budweiser, shame on you. The beer is slightly pink with a horrendous smell think (the bottom of your tackle box in mid July) it tastes even worse; how that's possible
I don't know. I can only think it's taste comes form all the chemicals involved in keeping clam juice from spoiling. My overall opinion of this product is it's straight crap.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 01:49:34 | More by JGargano
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nzerbe

New York

1/5  rDev -42.9%

03-18-2013 00:53:09 | More by nzerbe
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

2/5  rDev +14.3%

03-14-2013 02:47:49 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +14.3%

02-28-2013 03:59:15 | More by TheBigBoy
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -42.9%

02-27-2013 23:33:52 | More by Damian74Shensky
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krl2112

Illinois

1/5  rDev -42.9%

02-25-2013 04:34:22 | More by krl2112
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flagmantho

Washington

2.23/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 16oz pounder into a pint glass. I just tried the regular-Bud version of Chelada a few minutes ago, so we'll see if the Bud Light version is any different at all.

Appearance: hazy salmon pink, again, with a little fizzy foam that dissipates instantly. Not intriguing.

Smell: lightly sweet bloody mary mix, just like its big brother, except here there's a hint of that artificial plastic-like aroma which pervades plain ol' Bud Light. Not good at all.

Taste: kind of like the regular chelada, but lighter, more artificial and slightly less appetizing. Still, if what you are looking for is cheap beer mixed with tomato, then this will pretty much deliver.

Mouthfeel: light, lightly carbonated, bland but not completely insipid.

Overall: it's hard to wax poetic about a brew like this. Do I like it? No. Is there something here for some people? Sure. But, I will say, if you're going to go the chelada route -- do the regular Bud, not the Bud Light version.

Serving type: can

02-11-2013 19:21:10 | More by flagmantho
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +128.6%

01-26-2013 01:04:19 | More by UncleJimbo
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

2/5  rDev +14.3%

01-19-2013 22:31:01 | More by MichaelProcton
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -42.9%

01-19-2013 16:48:05 | More by dertyd
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Stoshua

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -14.3%

01-17-2013 23:08:59 | More by Stoshua
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welto1cs

Illinois

1/5  rDev -42.9%

01-17-2013 00:45:11 | More by welto1cs
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bismarksays

Iowa

1.75/5  rDev 0%

01-15-2013 10:22:36 | More by bismarksays
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RustyM

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +100%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I really like a red beer and this one is no exception. The color is not the best as it's sort of a pinkish color and not a lot of head. It's a little spicy and goes down really smooth and the aftertaste is really nice. Has a hint of lime and it's slightly salty. I think it's pretty decent red beer, but not something I'd drink all night long but is a good starter for the evening.

Serving type: can

01-10-2013 01:04:09 | More by RustyM
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1/5  rDev -42.9%

01-10-2013 00:48:31 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

2.35/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Oooh this is weird. It's poured into a meaningless glass because this beer was purchased as a joke. I might not finish it.

It foams up quite a bit when pouring into the glass, and after the head settles there is a fine lacing of tomato particles. It is a cloudy pinkish red reminiscent of water that was just rung out of a rag that was used to wipe up kool-aid from a dirty floor.

The smell is perhaps the best representation of what "awkward" smells like. It smells like rubber balloons, fruit punch, cantaloupe, and sweaty men. It wants to smell good, but it just doesn't quite do it.

The taste is pretty unique, I didn't think a flavor like this would have ever existed on purpose, but Bud decided it needed to happen. It is mildly spicy, a little sweet, very slightly salty, and nothing like beer. It tastes like some children dumped a bunch of tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and cheap champagne into a glass. There are good flavors in here but they got into a fight with each other in the can and the result is unpleasant. I like the sweetness and the tangyness, and I kind of like the spicyness, just not together.

It is tingly, warmly spicy, and pretty light in the mouth. Swish it a bit and the bubbles and spicy character put on a decent show. The mouthfeel is certainly the crowning achievement of this beverage, worthy of a dollar store participation medal.

Overall, this isn't a beer. This is bad and my roommate hated it. I think I'll be able to finish this 24 ounce can, but I'm not sure yet. You know those awkward Christmas presents that you get from your grandparents sometimes? Well this is that, but in a "beer."

Serving type: can

01-06-2013 04:43:44 | More by Doppelbockulus
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CRK

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +100%

01-04-2013 03:13:13 | More by CRK
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Glopez

California

2.75/5  rDev +57.1%

12-30-2012 21:04:34 | More by Glopez
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camelgar

Arizona

1/5  rDev -42.9%

12-29-2012 06:52:30 | More by camelgar
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LL_Cool_K


2.5/5  rDev +42.9%

12-26-2012 02:48:00 | More by LL_Cool_K
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Lukass

Ohio

2/5  rDev +14.3%

12-20-2012 03:07:16 | More by Lukass
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ZachRusk

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2012 00:35:24 | More by ZachRusk
Bud Light & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.