Bud Light & Clamato Chelada | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light & Clamato CheladaBud Light & Clamato Chelada
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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 06-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
152
Avg:
1.78
pDev:
55.06%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Wer34truh
1.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of Stevenw7474
2.33/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
2.53/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mr-jj
1.77/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
1.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.67/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Imagine a Bud Light, but with something more. The color is a pinkish red. The nose makes me think of Diet Tomato juice. Then the taste makes me wonder if Crystal Light has a Tomato flavor. If they do, it has been added to Bud Light in the form of this abomination. I could not bring myself to finish more than an ounce. I nice stout goes a long way to added something to a Bloody Mary. Adding Tomato Juice to Bud Light makes angels cry. I had to do it since it is the bottom of the list.

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Photo of DaisyBeans
1.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jarrod_LC
1.7/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of fthegiants
1.06/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Magister_Beav
1/5  rDev -43.8%
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.

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Photo of Muny
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mig100
1.39/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of lemmy187
1.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Murpheyslawyer
4.54/5  rDev +155.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't get the bad reviews. I know everyone is different, but it seems to me that there is some snobbery towards this beer. Honestly, the first couple of times that I tried this I didn't like it at all. But, then I started craving the aftertaste. It is smooth and very drinkable. I would probably stay away if you are prone to getting heart burn easy as it is a little spicy. It is great with spicy food such as authentic Mexican or homemade chili. I suggest that all of the haters should give this another try. Maybe you aren't tilting the can properly before opening. You can't just pop a can open and chug. You have to tilt it slightly multiple times to get the beer to mix properly with the clamato.

For anyone that hasn't tried it, give it a shot, but keep an open mind. Also, read the directions on the side of the can.

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Photo of Raime
1/5  rDev -43.8%
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.

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Photo of Dewsby
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of gibgink
3.53/5  rDev +98.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

For me, this makes Bud Light Drinkable.

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Photo of mamaraza
2.1/5  rDev +18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mudboneINla
1.2/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Worst thing I've tasted.
The combo is horrible

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Photo of doowhat
1.75/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of rlee1390
1/5  rDev -43.8%
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.

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Photo of jp32
2.23/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I prefer the Budweiser version of this, although there really is not much difference between the two. Worth a try if you've never had a chelada and think you'd like one... However, if you've ever had a "real" chelada and enjoyed it, then this isnt really that good comparitively.

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Photo of jaydoc
1.89/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bud Light & Clamato Chelada from Anheuser-Busch
1.78 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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