ChainGangGuy (4801) - 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.
ronaldtheriot (1783) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bud Light & Clamato Chelada has a medium, pink head, which instantly fizzes away and an opaque red appearance, with golden splotches left on the side of the glass. The aroma is of tomato juice and a slight whiff of clam broth. Taste is of tomato juice, clam broth, lime flavor, and maybe some Bud Light. The body is medium to thick, and Bud Light Chelada finishes soupy, like a watery clam chowder. Overall, for what it is (an odd concoction), itís pretty enjoyable. I recommend it for someone who would like to try something different.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a 40oz can thanks Craig. Pours a cloudy light reddish colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of Clamato juice, lemon, black pepper and celery. Very bloody maryish. Similar clamato juice flavours. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering clamato, black pepper and lemon juice.
beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 25 oz can. Ocassion, I hate my job.
Pours a red, tomato juice color. Aggressive pour, lots of head. No retention, some lacing at the tip top.
Aroma is of tomato, and salt. The head had good aromas of salt, lime and chili that the beer does not.
Taste is tomato and spicy. Thatís about all. Not so much lime, yeah some salt. But itís actually tasty. Like a very light bloody mary.
Mouthfeel is medium, and also watery. It tastes like it should be heavier in body and higher ABV, only 4.2%, really? Has a pleasing tingling burn after the swalow.
Overall, itís not bad. I probably will not drink it again, but Iíll try more in the style.
Iíve read some of the reviews here, and seriously. Itís...not...that...bad....My first couple of sips were terrible too, because I wasnít quite expecting it to be so tomato. But my palate adjusted, and boom, Iím drinking it and liking it. Open your minds, give it another try.
Update! Iím lowering my rating a little, because the tomato in this is very heavy. 25 oz of this is too much. Still pretty good!
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
24 oz. can. My grandmother used to drink clamato beers, so I had to try this when I saw it. Light orange color, almost pinkish. No head. Definite pepper spice notes in the aroma. Tastes great. Really donít know youíre drinking beer/alcohol. It is what it is... I dig it.
HuskerTan (1699) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can.
A- Tomato, alcohol, spiced.
A- Red color, solid red liquid, no head.
T- Tastes like watery beer mixed with tomato juice, salty.
P- Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, tomato finish.
O- Tastes like a Michelada. If thatís what youíre after this is good. If itís no then chances are you wonít like it one bit.
trexibmer (60) - - 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 íacquired the chelada/michelada tasteí and want to try Budweiserís 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 Lightís 4.2 ABV. Itís light for what it is.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours to a cloudy, pinkish-red colored body with a small pink, bubbly and quickly falling head. The aroma shows some tomato, clam juice, salty seawater, and some very mild scents of sweet pale malt & corn syrup. Taste shows some salty tomato juice, clam juice, and hints of lightly sweet pale malt, corn syrup, light hints of black pepper, and seems to have a bit of hot peppers somewhere in the background. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, this one tastes essentially the same as the regular Bud version...
anderson01 (328) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazey grapefruit in color. Started with a slight head and decipated rather quickly. Obvious aroma of lime, salt, and clamato. All i can taste is pepper, salt, and lime. Medium in carbonation. It starts out very salty and finishes with a spicey pepper. This would be great for a hangover but no other reason.
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hey this stuff is what it is. I actually like Tomato juice and to me the clam just added saltiness to it all. Pours an awful pink color that reminded me of vomit but with carbonation and without chunks. Smelled like salty tomato juice to me, no beer aroma at all in my opinion. Tasted much of the same but with a bit more to it. Got lotís of tomato juice, celery salt, and some spicy flavors from tabasco. A bit of cheap beer to go with it all and water it down. Felt like it had a much nicer body than a Bud light so that was not bad with me, still a bit overcarbonated though. Even though I kind of liked this, I only had about 1/3 of a can. Could drink more but would not bother. Mostly a novelty for me. I am glad that i tried it and would still have another one before grabbing most other BMC products.