drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2008
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
16oz can. pours murky dulled red with thin off white head. aroma of tomatoes, spice, something awful. flavor is very salty, tomato juice, calm juice i guess thats what was making this so awful, sort of a spicy burning finish. very fizzy and thin body that seems like thin tomato soup. it was about sip number four where i just couldnít take anymore and became very angry at God for ignoring a great moment for divine intervention.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
worst beer for me at the last Devonshire tasting. Pink color. Looked like tomato soup. Tasted like it too. I would only enjoy this stuff if it was warm and I had some grilled cheese sandwiches to eat with it. I couldnít even drink the full taster because it made me want to vomit. I could still taste this stuff 15 minutes later, even after another taster. It smelled like rotten tomatoes and tasted like it too. WILL NEVER DRINK THIS AGAIN. Not even if it was the only beer on earth.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
giant can shared at a tasting. pours a fizzy pink color with some pink head. smells like a V8 and tastes like a watery bloody mary. I am impressed that it didnít make me vomit and actually wasnít half bad. I donít see myself ever actually purchasing any though.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a big can. Pour s weird orange with a pink head. Tomato and clams in the nose. Same in the flavor. Palate of carbonated tomato juice. Ice cold, it is tolerable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: opaque orange, fine pink head,
Aroma: sweet and spicy tomato aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: lots of tomato and clam flavor, touch of spices, only a hint of bitterness,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 6/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Looks like hazy, thinned tomato juice capped by a small, fizzy, white head.
Smell: A few hearty squirts of Heinz ketchup into a pot of simmering celery stock with no more than a few faroff hints of actual beer.
Taste: Salty tomato soup taste. Tiny hit of acidity. Very ketchupy and heavily seasoned with celery salt. Sweetish beer thins things out. Peppery spice. Thinnish tomato water finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not altogether terrible. In fact, itís okay.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
24oz can. Pours a tomato colored hazy. Aroma of a fishy V8 juice. Flavor is a giant gag reflex. Las Vegas in a can. Just imagine, walking out of your hotel room. Walking through a smoky casinio. Find the street and just hit the strip. Walking from one end to the other. That is this beer. With a hint of salt. Wowzerz!
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Even though there are tons of horrible reviews here I feel the need to add one more. This is by FAR the worst beer I have had. Actually I donít think this is beer. The aroma is putrid with tomatoes, puke, shellfish, alcohol, lime, and trash. The appearance is pink with a fizzy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is chalky and thin. I canít smell or drink this any more even a sip. Rating this was difficult to say the least. Thank you AB for unleashing this gag bomb/ "drink" on us.
gfolivares (67) - McAllen, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy salmon color with a frothy pink speckled head. Very aeromatic with hints of spiced tomato juice, sea salt, fresh citrus, and sweet malt, and shrimp cocktail. Full bodied with thick, chewy mouthfeel and good effervecence. An unforgiving explosion of flavors, spicy, peppery, sugary tomato juice, and marine-like clam juice gives way to a salty, citrusy middle, and a crisp, clean and gentle hop finish. I am not a fan of premixed cocktails but Bud Light Chelada is an exception. It has an excellent taste for a premixed, bottled cocktail, the closest to a a freshly made Michelada that I have had from any beer company. Although it may be a bit rough to the uninitiated drinker, this beer is very popular in South Texas, where I am from, and along the border with other Latino populations. It is nice to see a Macro company come out with a product intended for a minority group. It may be hard to beleive, to some beer drinkers, but this stuff is very popular in South Texas with Hispanics and is available at every single gas station, supermarket, liquer store, and bar. Very refreshing and appetizing. Try with a fresh shrimp cockail with avocado, or fresh ceviche.
A note for those who rated this beer very low: A Michelada is a traditional beer cocktail invented along the Mexican border and is a present day Tex-Mex bar staple. A traditional Michelada is made with beer, Clamato, pepper, salt, lime juice, worstershire sauce, and Tabasco.
Tiger0709 (1) - USA - MAY 9, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
While this isnít really what most people think of as beer, I love it!!!!!