Budweiser & Clamato Chelada

Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada
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Missouri, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #456
Ranked #29,855
2.16 | pDev: 52.78%
Apr 23, 2023
Jun 24, 2007
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 1.51 by Kingmoonracer from New Jersey

Apr 23, 2023
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Had that one time at a party back in the day. I have had a wicked lot of beers from these guys, most of which are not at all good whatsoever, this included.
Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

2.66/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Make your own. It will taste far superior.
This isn't horrible but not great either.
Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.19/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
16 ounce can, thanks to my friend Laura for this one! Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a light reddish color with about an inch or so light pink head that didn't stick around for too long. Small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but also subtle. The brew smells like tomato, salt, lime and a bit of clamato. Taste is similar to the aroma, but I do think the clamato and tomato have more of a kick here. There's also a bit of celery and grainy flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's easy enough to drink. Overall I'd have to say this is average. It's not bad but not great either. I've had other Bloody Mary/Chelada style drinks before and there's others I like a lot more than this. But with that being said, this one isn't offensive at all and I'd drink it again. Probably wouldn't buy it for myself though.
Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 3.44 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Mardi_b

3.46/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Look, this is not your homemade Michelada. No one should get this expecting the flavors of a high quality bloody mary or something like that. Most of these reviews seem to be from lager drinkers who like flavored beer but don't understand what this is supposed to be. That being said, if you want an incredible hangover cure that has more of an msg taste than a salt taste (at least by comparison to a bloody or a homemade michelada) but is well balanced with the acid from the lime and tomato, this is your thing. The salt content is there enough that you will taste it, but very much more in a way that will make you grab this after a long bike ride rather than a day of sitting around. That being said, they're heavy enough in fill but light enough in alcohol that a couple of these will last you a day of sipping in the sun with no worries about driving home later. All in all, as a michelada lover and someone who has developed my own recipe based on tommy sandoval's, this is the one I keep coming back to when I need to remind myself what it's like, this is the base of the flavors that define this "cocktail" and it is wonderful for what it is. Chuck your own couple dashes of hot sauce or cut it with more beer, this mich is a utility, and I can respect that about it. Is it 5/5? no fuckin way, but I would challenge you to find a better canned michelada.
May 15, 2021
Rated: 3 by GRhoads from Ohio

Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Itsmodelotime from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +86.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A lot of people are not judging this michelada fairly. This is a great michelada that is a higher abv than most other micheladas on the market. The clamato adds a great flavor profile that is very refreshing and delicious. My only complaint is that it could use some more lime flavor I sometimes add a slice of lime to this and it makes it even better.
Nov 10, 2020
Rated: 2 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

1.27/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
This one pours a weird and dead looking light red color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like an old fetid tide pool, salt, warm rain water, pepper spice, and ketchup.

I don’t know who this is made for, but it’s certainly not made for me. The back end is weirdly sweet tomato ketchup type flavors but also with an unpleasant spice to it. I don’t mind a bit of brine in certain beers, but it just feels so old and nasty with the clam juice in here.

This is simultaneously super watery but also uncomfortably thick at times, with a weird slickness. It just kind of hurts going down.

I could barely stomach about 3oz of this thing. It’s just not my thing, not at all. I hate it.
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 3.11 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +85.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
(25 oz can, code 19236; purchased cold single... poured into a Gibraltar glass)

L: cloudy, pinkish liquid; looks like a raspberry wit? but without any foam, suds of which explode and vanish on the pour... with subsequent pours, the murk gets murkier, and some nasty, spitty, tomato-y foam smears do cling, tomato specks abound

S: moderately-intense emanation of tomato juice and limey brine on the nose, however, little if any 'clam'; smells innocent enough, not necessarily off-putting, unless you have a depressingly dull diet... certainly has a fresh, floral overtone

T: tomato juice, mellow undercurrent of grain-soupy adjunct lager, light-moderate sea mist, barely a kiss of citrus color, but a rather forward peppery bite I wasn't expecting... almost a subtle tomato paste-y sweetness around the edges, but thankfully not sweetly-flavored like caramel or sugar... pepper and lightly malted tomato nectar prevalent in the aftertaste

F: mildly spritzy carbonation coupled with the peppery bite makes for an enlivening, burn/sting upon the tongue/palate, mellow heat building an embery fire... take the flavors away, and it's arguably rather wit-smooth in its textures up front, and relatively prickly-hot at the back like perhaps an egregiously coriander-ed extra-triple

O: should I be surprised that I enjoyed and was fascinated by this? - the recipe works well but, to my taste, I'd prefer a little more brine and maybe some umami-funk to give it more depth... not sure I'd quite go gangbusters experimenting on cocktail-ish flavor doctorings with this, but I can already think of a variety of ways to accent flavors here: lime wedge(s), (more) clam juice, anchovy oleo, celery salt, spicy mango, tequila chaser, et al... overtly Bloody Mary-like, noticeably/deliciously malty, and applicable within countless culinary scenarios - needs and begs to be paired with charred meats, oily carbs, spicy fruits etc etc... definitely going back for another - wow! (1639)
Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Ander109

1.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25
Blegh. The taste of tomato is so strong, it doesn't even taste like tomato. It's worse than a V8. It looks decent. but tastes like clam juice. Do not drink.
Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 2.42 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 27, 2019
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Reviewed by WyomingBeerfan

4.74/5  rDev +119.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The best chelada bud makes. You get 25 ounces of tomato based clam beer beverage for $3, what more can you ask for? I'm an ipa guy, but the balance of spice, clamato, and budweiser creates a vortex of euphoria that smoothly slides down your throat. Look is typical of a chelada/michelada; off red/pink with floating bits of tomato. Smell is very tomato forward with the typical malt smell of budweiser. Taste is amazing, a perfect balance of spice and refreshing light beer, along with a decently high carbonation this is a great summertime beer..I drink a lot of these after being on the water all day, but also make great drinks after skiing too. A great all around beverage
Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 2 by Velivolus from Vermont

Sep 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Mline1980 from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +100%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Any flavored beer in a big can you gotta be skeptical. When my friend showed me this beer I couldn't believe what I had been missing. I like Budweiser but only on draft at a ballgame. It seems this is a perfect combination. I've mixed my own bud and tomato juice with a little worsteshire and lime, it's killer as well. But you can get 2 of the 25 oz. for $6, perfect. Great for hangovers. I can only drink 2 of them at the most as they taste packed with sodium. Then I switch to regular beer. Cheers!
Aug 20, 2019
Rated: 2 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Cowboy1965 from New York

5/5  rDev +131.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I can't get enough of these red beer's ! I have bought out every local storeal around me and it look's like I may have to make my own for a bit ! I wish the distributor's would push these a little harder in our area . It's typical that you find something you really like and there is a very limited supply ! Awesome flavor and I wuld make a permanent place for it in my garage fridge if I could find more than a can or twould at a time !
Jun 29, 2019
Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 54 out of 100 with 363 ratings