SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have to admit, Iíve always enjoyed the occasional splash of clamato in my beer, so I was interested in trying this when I heard about it. I also must admit, I donít dislike it. Both varieties are WAY too clamato-ish for me, but the Bud version less so. I scored it higher for the conveinience factor, but if you like this sort of thing, you are better off just adding a splash of Clamato to your beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this at the corner Osamas and thought Iíd give it a try
Dark pink with no head but I wasnt expecting one anyway.
Light aroma of spice and tomato juice.
flavor is rich, spicy, tomato and hot sauce.
Should be in a smaller can.
This should be a big hit way down south.
HadYourPhil (1) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2007 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
I really like this, as I frequently mix Bud and tomato juice. This needs to be put into a smaller can in a six- or twelve-pack. The 24oz can is too easy to drink!
This product is hard to find around here (Naples, FL)
sackofdeath (1) - USA - AUG 28, 2007 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Metal can. Red inside with with lots of little sharded bits of fruit. Headless as the horseman. Contains tomatos and other non-beers. Flavor is a combination of fruit, beer and can, with a mask of spice - in that order. . As toilet chowder it is a stark reminder of what not to do next time. Chelada - no. Chlamydia, well
cheladamama (1) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I absolutely love this beer. We were traveling on the Cali west coast and AZ, NM and TX and bought a bunch in TX to bring home. I hope that I will be able to find it in FL.
I use to drink a lot more than I have in the last 5 years. However I could have this every day. It is so REFRESHING. Only one problem it is way to big. I need a smaller can. I get too full and waste it and I am even drinking the Budlight version.
viva la chelada!
gmcolunga (5) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím hooked. Iím a Chicano whoís been making this delicious concoction, hangover remedy and aphrodisiac (but arenít all beers?) since I can remember. In all my years of making and tasting micheladas or "Red Beers", I honestly feel that Budweiser has made a damn delicious blend. The taste, well, it tastes like Budweiser mixed with Clamato with a hint of spiciness. You can drink a few of these and not feel full because of carbonation. Itís still carbonated, but the Clamato reduces the carbonation. The color is USDA Red 40 and anyways who cares, it comes in a can and tastes better straight out of the can. You donít have to go down to Mexico City to have an authentic michelada, theyíre being made right here in the barrio. Budweiser Cheladas are just as good if not better. I donít know if itís because Iíve never been a good bartender (maybe thatís why I drink beer) or because Iím just not that consistent, but Budweiser Cheladas are always consistent which is a plus for me. In conclusion, Budweiser Cheladas taste great and are an excellent source of protein. So yes, this is a beer and itís healthy! !Viva La Chelada!
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24oz can: Pours to a deep pinkish red colored body with bits of clamato clearly visable floating around. It has a small, quickly fading pinkish head. The aroma gives off tomato, salty clam, and some hints of hot sauce and maybe celery puree. Taste is mostly a salty clam & tomato juice, though the budweiser surprisingly comes through giving just a bit of sweet light malt flavor. The barest hint of alcohol comes through in the carbonation, which actually serves as a bit of a counterbalance against the clamato. Medium, forced carbonation, finishes with a bit of spicy tomato in the mouth, and a drying saltyness towards the back of the throat. So how do I rate this one? It would be easy, and almost tempting, to toss out a "this isnít beer" and assign a 0.5. However that doesnít make any sense - this beer isnít trying to be a traditional German hefe or some new-fad American strong ale. So what Iím left with is a beer that really needs to be judged according to the basics of ratebeer, attempting to free myself of any preconceived notions about AB or the shock of my pasty white palate to tomato juice & beer. Itís drinkable and actually not that bad - this would make a great alternative to the bloody marry. Itís very strange to my palate, never having tried a red beer before but I do like the strange interplay of flavors at work here. Ultimately I think that due to the odd combination of clamato juice (already not liked by everyone) and beer, this is going to be liked by some and hated by others.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24 oz. can. What can I say? I had to try it. Red beers are common among the hispanic population here in my state. Iíve never been a fan because I just donít like adding things to beer on general principle. This is actually pretty tasty though and would be a good breakfast beer. I like V8 and bloody maryís and this is kind of a beer version of those if I had to make the comparison. Tastes a lot like clamato and lime and very little like beer. Iím sure if I wanted to make the effort I could make one better, but Iíd never go to the effort. If I wanted a beer Iíd drink a good beer, if I wanted a bloody mary Iíd make a good bloody mary...........but for something coming in a tall can I was surprised at the tastiness of this. I may drink another one, maybe some morning during football season when itís too early to drink a real beer and Iím too lazy to make a drink. Then again, maybe I wonít drink at all instead. All Iím saying on this is.......Iíll try the bud light one probably.
maloshaggy (1) - Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love it. Red beers are all i drink. maybe now i can order them at the bar for less than five bucks a beer. still needs some tapatio or tabasco
Pickupmanx2 (1) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2007 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought a can of this out at Avila Beach, Port San Luis Harbor, enjoyed it a lot, so much I went back and bought 2 more. However, I will say for those of you that arenít Red Beer fans, you may not like, I however grew up drinking all sorts of Red beers (tomato juice of some sort or another mixed and added to beer) sometimes with tobasco, so I found this to be a nice change from just adding a v-8, I will buy this again.