Budweiser & Clamato Chelada | Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada
BA SCORE
10.3%
Liked This Beer
2.06 w/ 331 ratings
Budweiser & Clamato CheladaBudweiser & Clamato Chelada
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Zorro on 06-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,721
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
331
Liked:
34
Avg:
2.06/5
pDev:
53.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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Photo of Alpha309
1/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of chrispoint
1/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of jp32
2.4/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
1/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
2/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of colts9016
2/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour: Very Bubbly and carbonated
Nose: Yeast, malt, tomato and spice
Taste: Tomatoey with hints of malt and yeast. No balance to this beer.
Body Thin and the mouthfeel is sloppy
Finish: Very Bitter
Overall: Had better tomato beer than this. Awful, not tasty

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.48/5  rDev +117.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really a great product. Hazy red. No head. Salty. Limey. Clammy. Tomato. Fizzy carbonation is so refreshing. Goes great with some hot sauce. With I could find 12oz cans.

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Photo of jooler
3.09/5  rDev +50%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like this version a lot better than Bud light

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Photo of Raime
1.09/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Rippin' through flesh is what this beer does best, tear off my arm amputate my neck, eyes removed cranium smashed decomposing remains of my tongue severed in half.

It's so bad it's almost good. I usually take my reviews very seriously but it isn't even worth it. No words can truly explain this nectar of the Gods. I'd like to thank my neighbor for graciously donating this can to me. I will now pour it into a garbage bag and bury it. The soil wont be fertile for years ( think another potato famine ). This beer is the direct result of Barack Hussein Obama. Fox News told me so. Impeach Obummah! No therd turm!1;1;1;1; Mah guns!;1;1;

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Photo of MammothTarantula
2.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of Bear1964
3.64/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Basoos1
2.05/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Wobbly
1/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Amp
1/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of AlexJ
1.08/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Only sampled a very small glass at a neighbors on Thanksgiving. Red and cloudy, like tomato soup with Sprite and milk mixed in.

Aroma is like concentrated Long Island Sound. Brine and spice with a distinct dead sea creature nuance.

Flavor is so bad I can scarsely describe it. Pain. Fear. Agony. This is what cancer tastes like.

Body is akin to tomato soup mixed with Diet Sprite. Filthy and undrinkable. This tastes like a terrorist plot.

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Photo of TexIndy
1/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got from Scoobydank as part of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly BIF - damn you!!! Poured from a 16oz can (no dating info) into a shaker glass. This did not deserve a pint and I'll have throw away the shaker now that it's been tainted with this evil. It was a watered down bloody mary color. It was very cloudy and had layers to it. Just looked disgusting. It had no head at all. Just some light fizz that almost instantly evaporated. No visible carb or lacing.

The aroma was horrendous. I HATE tomato juice and detest clams so this one is pure hell. The smell alone made me gag. My wife got a huge kick out of watching me smell and taste this thing. She wouldn't try it herself - smart. I could barely get around the smell but I had to taste it since the Ugly in the BIF. Absolutely awful. Did I mention that I HATE tomato juice and clams! Could only get 2 large sips down before I had to drain pour. This is by far, the worst "beer" I have ever tasted. May it rot in hell!!!!

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Photo of mmmbeer
1.74/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

22 oz. can "born-on" 8/14/07 and sampled when it was one month old. On the labeling, English is the second language, just like their target market for this brew. The beer is opaque and sediment-laden, with a color between that of tomato and pink grapefruit juice. It has medium carbonation and a very short-lived, pink head that reduces to nothing; and instead of lacing the glass, it deposits tomato particles. Tomatoes and a lime/clam mixture in the nose, with no discernible beer aroma. I'm not really looking forward to drinking this, but oddly enough, it makes my mouth salivate. Tastes of tomato, salt, and lime up front, backed by shellfish, and perhaps some pepper and celery seed, all mixed with a slight Budweiser flavor, on top of a standard Budweiser body. An interesting brew to say the least, but, overall.... bleech.

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Photo of Blakaeris
1.78/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours cloudy orange-pink in color, with no head.

Aroma is tomato, celery salt, and an odd musty quality.

Taste is tomato, celery, a touch of hot sauce and soda water. Finish holds the strange musty quality from the nose.

Mouthfeel is thin and spritzy.

Not worth trying again.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
1/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Avatar113
2.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
1/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.26/5  rDev +58.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 38 degrees (Warmed while drinking)
22oz Can purchased in Kansas (Full-strength)
(I actually love traditional 'hand-made' Cheladas. Let's see if this pre-packaged version can compare.)

This isn't starting off very well. Looks like any average BMC macro lager with a medium-shade pink tint to it. A 'real' Chelada looks alot more like tomato juice or something. This looks like pink grapefruit soda. The head was about thre-fingers tall, but receded quite rapidly. Lacing is practically non-existent.

The smell is much better, actually. A good dose of Clamato presence is here. (I love Clamato.) The lime and salt presence are somewhat light, but at least they are detected. Below that is the Alka-Seltzer/corniness of an average macro.

Sadly, I can tell that a decent Chelada just might be hiding in this can. Unfortunately, A-B seems to have covered it/destroyed it with a big dose of sugarey sweetness. Too much corn sweetner was added, I'd guess. The lager taste is offset by the wonderful tomato juice-like taste. Then the lime and salt come into play and everything starts working. Just as you are getting ready to enjoy it though, in comes an abnormal and un-needed sweetness to destroy it.
Damn.

It's a medium body and has a medium level of carbonation. It works okay, but is actually on the thin side of what it should be, traditionally.

Overall, I guess that I'll keep making my own. They taste much better. If I drank a couple of them everyday, this might work out, but I only drink them about a dozen times a year.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
1.72/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

16oz can from Tiger Town in Gardiner. Pours a pinkish-red fairly opaque body with large bubble head that dissipates quickly. Smells like tomato with lime. Tastes like tomato, clam, with hints of lime. Medium in body with low carbonation. Not horrible I guess, but not what I'm looking for out of a beer.

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Photo of Johnct
2.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Budweiser & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 10.3% out of 100 with 331 ratings
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