shiguy16 (8) - Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
"red beer" is quite popular is quite popular here in ND. Clamato seems to be a northern thing, it’s like bloody mary mix with the addition of clam juice. All that aside, most people I know that like red beer hate this stuff, even the ones that make it out of bud light and Clamato cant stand it. It seems as though something was lost in bud’s attempt to save people the step of mixing it themselves. This tastes like a shot of ketchup, with a side of salt and lime, and a bud light chaser. Just awful.
ozzy70 (271) - - NOV 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
25 oz. can from Quicky Mart. Pours pink/orange with no head. Aroma of tomato juice and spices. Taste was tomato juice and sweet.
Kavu (3307) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2015
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
25 fl. oz. can bought from a gas station in Santa Fe and shared with aperi, many thanks for drinking half of it! Pours opaque red with no head and salt sticking to the sides of the glass. Aroma is salty tomato juice and lime. Flavor is quite disgusting too. Tomato juice, loads of salt and some lime. No hint of beer, but that’s hardly a surprise as bud light doesn’t deserve the moniker. I had to think hard to find one attribute to raise above 1.
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a can. Pours clear pale red with no head. Tastes like tomato juice, light beer, some V8. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like watery tomato juice and light beer, mild citrus.
geologyguy (1106) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually smells pretty good...like a light v8....cool red color like red grapefruit juice...taste is much better than I expected...tomato about 75% of it...slightly sweet...no beer or hops taste...surprisingly good and drinkable..smooth..want to hate it but can’t
northropfrye (2914) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tomato taste. Not much of a beer taste not even pale lager. Tried a small sample of this just to rate it. Don’t need to try any more.
cards04 (2472) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok...this isn’t that bad. A nice tomato flavour...albeit it fake more than likely. A bit of a spicy kick at the end. A typical bud light flavour. I don’t have to have it again...but it’s better than bud light in that it has more flavour.
weihenweizen (2495) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
A guy at work had a friend drop a bunch of these by his house. The story goes that a semi wrecked on interstate 77 and this guy picked up a bunch of these. Refrigerated 25oz. can poured into a glass. Nice hazy translucent orange with very small off-white head. Aroma is tomato juice, clams, and dog vomit. Medium/light body, medium/light carbonation, and very little small-bubble lacing. Taste is tomato juice, clams salty, some lime, and hints of bud light. This is the worst tasting concoction I have ever tried, I would have given this a negative number for taste if it was an option, I am really glad I did not pay money for this. I think I had 2 oz. of this, but am not sure, my first drain pour. I actually had to run a fair amount water down the drain to get rid of the smell. I am not sure if it is the worst smelling, I had a mead which may have been worse. Awful.
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A weird Bloody Mary mix in the shape of a beer. It’s tomato juice with a bit of alcohol and some odd funk in the back. There is worse, but not much.
I’d give this a 0 for the palate but I cannot.
trexibmer (47) - - APR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I prefer this over the regular Bud Chelada version. Maybe the Bud version with beechwood tang makes it better as well as the lighter body if whatever beer is in it? It pours a slightly less pink than Bud Chelada with less fussil foam (the stuff that makes thick beer "heads").
If you have ’acquired the chelada/michelada taste’ and want to try Budweiser’s version, try this one. It is briney, tomatoey, hint of lime, a bit salty. And with lower ABV which I doubt is still at Bud Light’s 4.2 ABV. It’s light for what it is.
kevinsenn (1601) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can, purchases essentially on a dare. Sweet hay and candy aroma. Cloudy pink appearance. Sweet tomato, slight vomit hints, salt, lime. Quote from my uncle, with whom I tried this: "smells like a can of fish bait that’s been sitting out in the sun for 8 hours." Thin and watery. Ugh.