gmcolunga (5) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2007
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!
DrSilverworm (8538) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
25oz can, picked up from a gas station for $3 on the way back from Nepenthia. Enjoyed on the bus, along with some fried chicken. Pours a totally hazy raspberry pink color. No head. "Certified color," what does that mean? Decent tomato juice flavor, I actually kinda like that part (not enough to finish the whole 750ml, though). Pink head, quickly fades to nothing. Nice spiciness, touch of raspberry? Sort of salty. Some of the lime. Mild spicy bite in the finish, bit of a kick. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, slightly slick texture. Lighter body. Not awful. Beats regular budweiser. 12oz was more than enough, though.
trexibmer (33) - - APR 23, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I doubt this is 5% ABV since it is diluted with copious tomato, clam, and citric acid juices. Maybe 3.5% is more realistic or even a bit less(?) At least Negra Modeloís version is honest with the ABV when they dilute their chelada concoction into it...
The Bud Light version is better since you are not drinking this for alcohol content; you are drinking this because you íacquired the tasteí of Chelada//Michelada!
Straight up against Negra Modelo Chelada is that Modelo appears to have worcestershire in it. Bud Cheladaís are unfiltered clam juice. So take your choice: spicey or briney, both a bit salty, your call; if it is your drink.
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A little more terrible than the light version, mostly because the budweiser is actually more prominent through the sickly taste of clamato. Thanks again to MrChopin - this one goes out to you. Tall can oí love.
luttonm (3265) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Big Boy Can at Brony Tasting, DC. Uh, thanks. Rosy red grapefruit, tobasco, acid reflux. God damn! salty-vinegar, tomato. Marginally better than the íLiteí version, and a step up from the Picante for sure.
GenDV138 (3351) - 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 citrus, tomato. Tastes of tomato, vomit.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can, totally the fault of MrChopin, I hate you. Hazy pink color, white head. Aroma of raw clams dipped in bloody marys. Taste is similar. Woof.
kraddel (4557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light , rather unclear orange / blonde . Smell is tomato . Taste is bitter , tomato , with a wattery aspect to it . Aftertaste is spiced up tomato . i dont know . I dont like tomato juice - as a alcohol free beverage - to begin with . Yet I love tomatoís . This taste like tomatoís ... Canít hate it .. Even though I good know its fake and poor quality . I dont know ...
abemorsten (3192) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Shared can at RBHD BjÝrnÝy February 2015. Murky orange body with no head. Tomato juice and sellery dominates the nose and the mouth with a chili warmth. Not bad as a diluted Bloody Mary type drink. A real stretch as a beer though.
Holmen2 (1785) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15.Hazy organge. No head or lacing. Aroma of Bloody Mary and tomato soup. Awful taste of salty tomato soup and cold vegetable soup. Chili in aftertaste.
gunnar (6402) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared can at local tasting. Pours murky orange, no head. Aroma of tomato and berries. Thick oily vegetable mouthfeel, strange bad taste experience, grows as the light chilli burn sets in at the long finish.