maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy red body roughly the color of grapefruit juice. No head. Highly carbonated fizz. Aroma of tomato juice. Sweet tomato juice flavor, with no real hints of the underlying bud light.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008
710 ml. can, coded freshness date on the bottom of the can, pouring suggestion above the list of ingredients and trademarks, sampled in an old Budweiser lager/pilsener glass that I purchased at a yard sale a couple of years ago.
L: Cloudy appearance and, well, I thought the body looks exactly like homemade Texas Ruby Red grapefruit juice, thick with plenty of pulp. Fluffy, foamy pinkish head that rose quickly and fell even faster, splotchy lace dots ring the top of the glass. After about a minute the head completely disappears, not even a fine line circling the glass is evident. I donít find this repulsive looking, but the lack of any head retention on a light beer with an low ABV is a bit disconcerting. Makes me doubt this will retain any beer-like qualities.
S: Mildly spicy clamato juice, tomato juice and clam broth, traces of black pepper, salt and a bare hint of lime. Nothing in the way of any pale macro lager scents.
F&T: If you have ever tried Mottís Clamato Juice, then the mouthfeel and taste will be of no surprise to you. The body is oily thick like clamato juice, quite slick on the tongue and the spicy flavor really sticks to the sides of the palate. The fizzy carbonation is the only recognizable Bud Light element this possesses. Any Bud Light tastes that might be detected are completely overwhelmed by the clamato juice. All the mass produced clamato juice flavors are present, tomato juice mixed with peppery Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and spicy clam broth with a dash of lime juice. Towards the end a mineral salty bitterness comes out, adding a touch of dryness to mildly hot clamato juice.
My girlfriend pick this up tonight after hearing a work mate talk about having it at a local Crazy Wings. I thought this was going to be awful, but it is actually not that bad. An acquired taste, yes, but worth a try.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Marketed for the Hispanic crowd I guess since Spanish is the first listed language on this can. Pours a weird thin tomato juice red with a very fizzy loose white carbonation that dies instantly. Pepper, clam juice, tomato aroma. Not bad, not beer. Taste is big peppery clam juice, tomato juice, salt, citrus...again it isnít the worst thing ever, but just drink a bloody mary and get smashed a lot quicker.
harrisoni (16533) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at ChrisO "Iím Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Orange red pink colour. Tomato juice aroma. Some toms, some clams in the flavour. Some Worcstershire sauce. OK and no way as bad as people claimed. I mean itís not a beer, but as a drink itís ok. The pale lager is really subsumed by the other stronger flavours.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(can 12/21/10). Cloudy pink color. Spare off white head. Light tomato juice aroma with very light spice. Flavor of the same with light citrus. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Insipid with bad clam tomato artificial flavor. Had to try it for sh@ts and giggles. Better than just plain bud light.
olio (8700) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl can
Pours murky red color with no head. Aroma pof tomatoes, herbs and sweet fruits. Tastes pretty much like a tomato soup with chili, salt and lemon fruits. Quite unique.
mjg74 (2942) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned. Pours a pinkish color. Aroma is like that of the sea. Flavor is of spiced tomato juice with a beer flavor in the background. Better than regular Bud Light.
Aurelius (4895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At first, I thought that this was a coup díetat attempt to dethrone Tequiza for íWorst AB Flavored-Beer Send Upí. Then I thought - tomatoes, beer -- itís marinade at the mini-mart!. Seriously, though, this stretches the scope and breadth of what I throw under the íbeerí umbrella. Smells like V8 - savory. A festive coloring, a bad can. Salty, tomato-y, cayenne pepper burn. Canít really comment on hops, malting or yeast. I could see swigging this on a stolen day off at the beach, I could see this as canned hair-of-the-dog. This is a tomato shandy, and an attempt to sell Bloody Maryís at the Qwik Stop. Though this tastes better, in an absolute sense, than say King Cobra, I canít help but think that Iíd drink a cheap malt liquor first when I had a taste for íbeerí. Canít wait for the fully-leaded Bud version of this.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. The beer poured a ugly pinkish body and head. The smell is spice and beer. Tasted like a red beer with more spice. If you donít know what to your getting into donít drink the beer. Not a bad offering, but you can make one better on your owen!