Bud Light & Clamato Chelada
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light & Clamato CheladaBud Light & Clamato Chelada
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #1,025
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
46
Ranked #49,381
Avg:
1.73 | pDev: 58.96%
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
438
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  78
SCORE
46
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Bud Light & Clamato CheladaBud Light & Clamato Chelada
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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Reviews by AlanLamp:
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AlanLamp

1.1/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Someone left this in my fridge. Poured into a tulip, massive puke pink head. Smells like... Something I shouldn't be drinking. Tons of carbonation. Maybe to cover up the taste of whatever industrial jug of clam juice they used in this gem of a beer. Tastes like tomato.... But it's maybe just tomato flavoring and menstruation concentrate mixed with bud light... And im not sure what the worst part of that is. Buy this beer. 25oz, hell yea.

Jul 04, 2016
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HunterIsAGirl from Arkansas

4.4/5  rDev +154.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the shit. The Shit. Seriously. Nothing says let's go camping, find some inbreds, and let them shove a banjo up our asses like Bud Light & Clamato. I find myself gravitating towards flannel shirts when I crack open a 25 oz. bad boy, and later I am grasping my hatchet when I wake up on the splintery floor of my dad's Winnebago, drowning in empty Bud Light & Clamato cans and empty Cheez-It boxes. 10/10 will drink again. Woo Pig Sooie.

Mar 08, 2015
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Magister_Beav from Vermont

1/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I can't get the flavor out of my mouth. Somebody help me. I tried licking the bottom of my shoe. This beer tastes of cheap light flavorless beer mixed with the worst tomato juice you can find then someone accidentally poured the water out of a fish tank into it, then dumped salt into it to bring out the flavor. Truly horrible.

Sep 05, 2015
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

1/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

Aug 10, 2014
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Raime from Greenland

1/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Straggler part 3 of 4.

I pretty much already know what I'm getting myself into.

Look - Looks kind of like somebody juiced a bloody tampon into my glass. Large momenrary head that disappates to nothingness with a few seconds.

S - What you would expect. Bottom shelf tomato juice and bottom shelf beer.

T - Rancid salvation army esque tomato juice with a medium amount of salt and cheap adjunct.

F - Feels as lifeless and flat as the Dead Sea.

O - I'm going to take this outback and shoot it like the abomination it is. This is only the third beer where I couldn't stick to my " at least drink six ounces prior to dumping " motto. Other two were Mickey's and Steel Reserve. And this takes the shit cake for worst of all time.

Jul 11, 2015
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Ferretferret from Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev +105.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

I think some people who gave it a low score aren't really grading it for what it is - a beery bloody mary. This isn't an IPA, a stout, et cetera - it's a weird combination of flavors antithetical to most people's interests.

As someone who can't get enough beer or V8, I adore the combination, and don't really mind this iteration of the drink. Unfortunately, the Clamato is in a bit of a vacuum, with hardly any competition - the only redeeming grace of this particular combination, even compared to potential iterations within the genre, is that Bud Light is so tasteless, so devoid of any semblance of flavor, it's basically carbonated tomato juice with a vague beer flavoring.

Which is what I purchased it for!

Apr 29, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

1.35/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok, I'll admit it. I'll buy any beer once. I do this so that I can obtain a good cross-seciton of the beers that are available. Some I have high hopes for, some I don't. When I bought this beer, my expectations were quite low. Even bracing for this, I was surprised. Calling this beer bad is an insult to bad beers everywhere. A pour that looks like a mix of grapefruit juice and tomato juice. Very fizzy and never formed any head or lacing then went flat very quickly. Aromas of citrus fruit, tomato juice, and wet dog. Taste of acidic tomato juice hits up front with a watery, grainy, citrus follow-up. Turns into selzer water late with a soggy, Bloody Mary taste. Body is weak, acidic, watery, and hot sauce-like. Finishes with V8 and baking soda taste and feel. This isn't even your every day, run-of-the-mill bad; it's a special bad that deserves a new name to properly describe it. After choking down about 10 oz of a 24 oz can, I donated it to the septic system (poor system).

Oh God, I just remembered... I have it's ugly twin brother, the Budwiezer version, waitin' in the fridge.

Feb 29, 2008
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biboergosum from Canada

1.77/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

355ml can, a single from my local chain store's remainder bin. People drank homemade versions of this 'concept' back when I was in school, as a hangover cure. More on that later. Made with Mott's Clamato in Canada, apparently.

This beer pours a hazy, murky, medium orange-tinted salmon colour, with three fingers of puffy, but mostly just fizzy salmon skin flecked white head, which leaves the strangest 'lace' that I have ever seen - it looks more like salt or pulp residue, and probably is, which makes it all the more creepily appropriate.

It smells of thin, watery clamato juice - tomato puree and mildly fishy clam extract - so not so yummy as ever. Nothing beer-ish comes through at all, other than a vague memory of white crackers dunked into cheap mall diner soup in my youth. The taste is very much cold, peppery tomato soup (I'm not going to sully the word 'bisque' here - wait, oops, oh well), and much more oyster cracker than actual seafood in its offsetting 'flavour'. I wasn't expecting anything directly from the beer side of things, and I was left thoroughly unsurprised.

The bubbles are pretty sublimated, but shyly peek out now and then, the body an actually sturdy medium weight, but then again, tomato juice isn't usually all that thin either. It finishes 'dry', I suppose, the muddled spiciness of the clamato juice still stomping on Bud Light's 98-pound weakling head.

Like the Bud version before this, but even more so, in those obvious minute degrees, of course, the beer quotient is barely perceptible here, letting the guest blend ingredient do its thing. I see this as the choice for those people who think they like pasta sauce in their drink, yet are too chickenshit to make/procure/consume a proper homemade Caesar. I can't finish this can, let alone a whole six-pack, which sort of leads us back to the Caesar - the right way to consume clamato juice - if it ain't boozy, what's the point?

Jul 30, 2013
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ehammond1

1.03/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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).

Oct 21, 2011
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mpipe from Minnesota

1/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

141 reviews??? I don't believe there are 141 drinkers that bought this. I wanted to lick my ass to get the crappy taste out of my mouth. seriously, ship it to the Gitmo and the taliban will talk. I paid the 1.99 for a can trying to be funny. One sip and I was done. Horrible.

Dec 04, 2015
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dogfishandi from New York

1.37/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 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...

Dec 31, 2011
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

24 oz can poured into a large mug.
10236 on the bottom of the can. "DO NOT SHAKE! Rotate gently to mix. With salt and lime, The perfect combination."

I highly doubt that.

A - Mixed in the can per instructions, this pours an insanely effervescent dirty tomato juice red. Floating in the abomination are chunks like mineral deposits. The head is nearly impossible to capture on camera as it disappears almost instantly, leaving behind a disgusting film covering the surface.

S - Rancid tomato soup and fabric band-aid give this beer a truly horrific aroma. I'll be totally honest that I'm actually pretty scared to try this.

T - I used to ate tomatoes. Recently I've become somewhat of a fan of them. Eating cherry tomatoes on, say, salad, startles loved ones into thinking somethings very wrong with me. Thanks to Chelada, I think I can never eat tomatoes again. Awful doesn't even begin to describe how wretched this tastes. Rotten tomato, salt, no lime to speak of, and to top it off...Bud Light. *Sigh

M - Avoiding taking another tiny sip to gauge the feel isn't very hard. But I press on... Insanely carbonated and effervescent, this makes Champagne feel flat. It's light-bodied and salty finishing.

O - Bud Light Chelada is by far the worst thing I've ever laid lips on. Terrifying beyond belief, nothing, not even this review, could possibly prepare someone for how quickly they'd want to run to the drain with this. If I go to hell when I die, this will surely be the only beverage available to me to quench a fire-and-brimstone-fueled thirst.

Jul 24, 2011
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rlee1390 from Indiana

1/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

After helping my friend move I opened his fridge, only to realize the people that previously lived there had left behind this gem. Seeing how free is the only this beverage should be "enjoyed" I figured this was my best opportunity to try this.

OH GOD. Tastes like rotten speghettios. An icky thickness from the tomato juice. Cheap tomato juice flavor. Very salty. Like the salt that is great in balancing out a Gose, except here the salty serves as only a reminder of the poor life choice you made. Even after drinking it your throat is so dry from the salt. Oh, I forgot to mention the vomit flavor. Or at least what I imagine drinking vomit would taste like.

Jun 07, 2015
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

1.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

You know what I hate? Bud Light. You know what else I hate? Clamato. This ought to be a joy of a review. Now, a lot of you hipster looking conformists might have a lot of animosity about vague lame stuff like corporations and whatnot. Not me. I just hate this because it sucks, not because of their business practices.

A mixture of light yellow beer and red from the tomato results in a pinkish barf like color, can't hold a head up, no retention going on. Aroma is tomato and cut grain.

Taste, eee gad, one of the worst things, and they straight up intend for this. I see these things always left out in nature, like you can't find a trash can? This shit is the #1 beer I see that makes up litter by the river, in the desert, on the street, etc. . . Bad people drink bad beer? I dunno, but the coincidence of how often I see this shit as litter can't be just coincidence. Shit is that saltwater in this? I like gose, but damn, not very helpful for me. This tastes not like beer. Smells a little bit like the gym. Mouth feel, worst beer delivery vehicle to stay out of the way.

I hate this beer.

Sep 19, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

1.11/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

its funny i should follow one of the best beers of the year (odell's meddler) with this thing. i usually save my reviews for craft products, but this flavor is now burned into my taste buds and mind forever, and i need to get on the web and try to save some folks from enduring the same burden. this is one of the worst beers of all time. is it even a beer? thatd be a generous classification. it pours a pinkish red color, more like tomato juice than beer, with some pulp and no head at all. the nose is a gag reflex trigger, salty, fishy, composty. ugh! the taste is even worse, and if you could score it a zero, i would have. its all the rankness of a bud light worsened further by a horrific salty seafoody juice that has no place in the beverage or culinary universe. all i can taste is salt and that adjunct malt crap. this is one of the worst tasting things ive ever put in my mouth, and ive eaten batteries, dog food, and unhealthy women, just to name a few. please please please stay away from this. there is no carbonation, its thick and wont wash down. there is nothing redeeming about it, and it gave me a new way to hate bud light, not that i needed one. brutal liquid here.

Oct 01, 2012
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warpedrevolution from Illinois

1/5  rDev -42.2%

Apr 18, 2012
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LizConeyIsland

3.26/5  rDev +88.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

So, my friend Danielle and I came up with a way to enjoy the Bud Light Chelada in a more recreational, college crazy way. A pint glass half filled w the lovely pink Chelada, serves as the receiving half of what we call the 'Mater Bomb'. This title is attributed to our former colleague Shannon who witnessed our crazy brainstorming session. A shot of vodka with lime juice is dropped into the Chelada and consumed in an animalistic nature. The Spanish speaking cousin to the 'Mater Bomb' is''El Mater Bomb''. You guessed it, replace the vodka with tequila and you have yourself 'El Mater Bomb' Give it a try, but drink responsibly.

Apr 27, 2012
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WellDont

1.03/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: Pinkish orange with little carbonation.

Smell: Raunchy tomato soup

Taste: By far the most putrid substance that has ever graced my lips. Rotten tomatos and salt are the first thing that come to mind. The bud light is almost non existent in this drink, normally that would be good, but I almost wished it resembled it more.

Mouthfeel: Thin, yet heavy at the same time... if that makes sense.

Overall, I'd rather not drink than pick this up again.

Jun 06, 2012
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pebbs from Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -42.2%

May 21, 2012
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Shineonsolar

1/5  rDev -42.2%

May 24, 2012
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TDintino from Virginia

3/5  rDev +73.4%

May 30, 2012
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PopnLoads from Illinois

1/5  rDev -42.2%

Sep 10, 2013
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Focusf111 from Vermont

1/5  rDev -42.2%

Jan 30, 2014
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pistola from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +93.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK first, I think this beer or mixed beer is a bit underrated. Maybe because I remember my dad using beer and clamato juice the day after putting on a good one. My opinion is that this is an OK beer on a hot day or (morning after) if you want something that's got some salt to help keep you hydrated, decent flavor if you like tomato juice, and its pretty easy on the taste buds. IMHO, you can't judge this beer for anything but what it is. A tomato based brew meant for a certain occasion. But, thats my opinion. Anyway, I give it an average rating. Its a specialty beer to me.

Jul 01, 2012
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Sazz9 from Texas

2/5  rDev +15.6%

Jul 31, 2013
Bud Light & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 46 out of 100 with 438 ratings