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!
rosenbergh (7011) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz can. (Martinís) Winchester, VA.
Hazy red colour with no head.
Tomato soup (clamato) in the aroma.
The flavour is tomato soup, mild saltiness, citrusy notes and some spices. Like a light version of Bloody Mary. This is irresistible. There must something wrong with me as I like this A LOT! So good.
And itís commemorating my rating #7000.
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as good as the bud light version. It would probably mix well with a bloody mary, who knows...
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
"more wretched clam, tomato, and crappy macro lager aroma and taste. weird salmon color, horrible mouthfeel and flavor, and finish...causes major acid reflux. Not even close to being able to finish half of this.
edgallow (2190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Um, really. Pours red with a white head. Aroma of malts and vegetables. Taste is malts and grain upfront then vegetables. Wonít drink again.
sethdude (701) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I initially set out to find the Bud Light version, but this is all the store had., I normally donít care for heavy/dark beer, so thereís that. Pours red (I swirled the can before pouring) with a thin head that quickly disappates., and a bit of an oil slick of what I can assume is clam broth. Aroma is excessively sweet, distant sea and a bit of broccoli/cabbage. Flavor is pale watery beer at the front, tomatoes, seafood broth, celery seed, lime, salt, and a bit of vague grass in the finish, followed by some dull peppery heat. Not great, but not nearly as bad as I expected.
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can. I hate myself for this. Pours a pinkish brown that should never be in a beer. Smells and tastes like bloody mary mix, and just doesnít sit like a beer. Bleh.
tectactoe (2019) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can: I had this back to back with Bud *Light* Chelada, obviously I was in a pseudo sadistic mood. I was thinking about cutting my inner thighs or self-asphyxiation, but I decided on two tall boys of Chelada instead. This is marginally (& I mean MARGINALLY) better than the light version for one reason. The taste actually contains a *little* (read: minuscule) amount of Budweiser flavor to it. You know, that corny, grainy lager that we all bag on. Yeah, itís a fucking savior here. Anything to distract from that nasty tomato vegetal clam juice abomination. Make no mistake, this is almost equally as shitty. But the fact that you can taste a tiny bit of lager under the tomato & salt bukkake is enough to grant an extra tenth of a point. Itís also less orange-y & more pink than the light version. Whatever.
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can. Red orange colour with a pinkish head. Aroma is malt, tomato, salt, spices. Flavour is malt, tomato, salt, peppar, spices. horrible beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
So its December in Florida and Iím fairly broke, but I wanted to keep my monthly rating streak going, so I stopped off at the Racetrac for one of these for $2.49, after having tried the Bud Light version a few weeks ago and the picante version a few months ago. After sorta almost liking the Bud Light version, I didnít think this would be too bad but it reminded me more of the gross picante version. It seemed like this one too had a little spiciness to it. Usual components of lager and clamato, but also vomit. Like the others, its best to just drink from the can so you donít have to smell or in this case, look at it. This one stood out from the others because it had chunks, bits of tomato it seemed, which added to the vomit effect because it just looked like the kind of pink digested whatever vomit that was so common back in 2nd grade. I drank this quickly, choking it down, but gave up before finishing it and drainpoured the last third of the glass. Then I took the kids to see Santa Claus riding on a fire truck in 80 deg weather. Iím Florida man.
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clamato in the States ?? Why am I finding this here in the land of bloody Mary, and not in Canada where Caesars are made with this awesome clam-tomato concoction ? I have always loved mixing Clamato juice and older beers (some outdated) together. As much as I am not s Bud fan, this is pretty decent. In Vegas. Cloudy red with a fizzy head. Looks like it should, watered-down tomato juice. Spicy pepper nose with some tomato notes and hints of celery. Watery taste, but still decent tomatoes. Not enough clam though. I donít mind this for a beer mix.