buddy487 (1) - - MAY 14, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Truly the worst thing I’ve ever had. It tastes like bile. I choked it down on a dare and immediately regretted my decision.
weihenweizen (2087) - 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 (63) - 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 (26) - - 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 (1384) - 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.
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
355ml can. Cloudy orangey red colour with no head. Gross film left in the glass. Tangy tomato nose with a whiff of beer underneath. Taste has tomato, tangy, a little spice. Lots of carbonation. Not good.
solidfunk (5010) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I’m pretty sure this was nearly the worst beer I’ve ever had. Except for the regular bud chelada I had next. The clamato aroma does a good job at hiding the bud aroma, but too bad I hate clamato as well. Nasty. Thanks to MrChopin - your villainy at bringing this deserves recognition.
GenDV138 (2977) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can at the DC Tasting shared by MrChopin, thanks? Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of stewed tomato. Tastes of tomato, vomit. Light body with a dry finish.
kraddel (4506) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours unclear filthy amber . Smell is rotten tomato . Taste is tomatojuice, with a bitter aspect and a spicy finish . Light mouthfeel . it had a radler aspect to it as well . I saw people puking over this . Thats why it turned a want . Its pretty damn bad , but not groce as in I got to puke off of it ...
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 1/26/15 from a 25oz can purchased in Oklahoma, big thanks to Alex for picking this up for me. Pours hazy red with a thin, fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The nose is sweet stewed tomato, some pepper spice, and lime. The flavor is actually not terrible, but a sweeter, less spicy version of good cheladas I have had in the past. The body is water light with fizzy, soda-like carbonation, and a medium sweet tomato and lightly spicy finish.
El_Skipp (1) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First you have to ask yourself if you enjoy tomato based drinks. If not, this will not be your favorite if you don’t like to experiment. If you do enjoy tomato based drinks then I highly recommend this one.
The Micheladas you get in bars or make at home will be a little more red. The red color in this drink is a little off putting and it just looks like it would come from a big factory brewer. The taste however is a different story. The carbonation is just right. The clamato and beer go together perfectly like wood to a BBQ, instead of processed briquettes.
These Micheladas are becoming very popular in the Southwest and have been extremely popular in Mexico (which is where it was invented) for a long time. This si also awesome for adding it as a base for your own Michelada. I personally like to add key limes and a little hot sauce.
I had this drink in Mexico and at first I thought my cousin was crazy for adding tomato to beer. It was like the biggest sin I could think of. Once I tasted this bud light chelda, it was like the heavens parted and angles sang in my ears.