DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
One of the great joys of travelling is to discover the new and unique ways that other cultures approach beer. For example, in the USA they are afraid of alcohol and serve up a near-beer alternative called "Budweiser". Here in Mexico, their equivalent is Sol, who sells beer to people who don’t actually like beer. Take this clamato concoction for example - this smells like tomato juice soda with a twist of lemon, not exactly revolting however. It has all the effervescence of a tomato juice soda as well, with a foggy brown body and some okay head but it disappears far too quickly. Flavour is clamato to be sure, with juice a vague hint of malt in there. I’d call this clamato soda rather than beer itself. In fact I wonder if there is any beer in this at all, and only give it higher ranks because I don’t mind the occasional clamato now and then.
ronaldtheriot (1333) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sol Clamato has a thin, fizzy, pink head that goes right away, a pink-red, opaque appearance, with strenuous bubble streams, some film on the sides, and no lace. This beer really crackles. Aroma is of tomato juice, lime, and lager beer. Taste is of those elements, with lots of salt and red pepper. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, and Sol Clamato finishes like a salty and spicy V8 juice. Overall, this is probably the best of the chelada beer style I have so far tried. RJT
erickok (3793) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 16, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, when I found this I had to try it. After reading about the elusive Bud Chelata, this must come close, no? I actually poured the can into a glass to get some aroma, innocent as I was. Well, as expected it’s murky tomato red with fizzy and quickly disappearing head. Aroma? Tomato juice, maybe some spice, no beer aroma. Taste? Cold instant tomato soup with chili powder and forced carbonation. However horrible that may sound, it does not does this beer justice. The acidic heat burn in the back of your throat, the nasty mouth filling fizz and the out of proportion saltiness on the tongue make this by far the worst ’beer’ I’ve had ever. So far... Admittedly I had a good laugh about this beer. Great joke from the producer (the word brewer would be misplaced) of this beverage. Very funny. :- (Can from small convince store in Tulum)
emartell (255) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - APR 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cerveza extraña, si es que a esto se le puede denominar cerveza.
Aroma a tomates, apio, pimienta y sal.
En cuanto a apariencia, color entre naranja, tojo y rosa, cuerpo ligero, absolutamente nada de corona de espuma y carbonatación baja.
En boca sal, tomates y chile.
Al paladar se percibe ampliamente el sabor a tomates, ligeramente apio y pimienta, fuerte sabor a sal y un ligero pero fácil de distinguir sabor a chile que se queda en garganta.
En general una bebida extraña que en lo personal no clasificaría como cerveza, pero que sin embargo tiene un sabor agradable, y que sirve para mitigar la sed.
dalfaro86 (304) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
its imposible to rate it as a beer due to the mixture with clamato(tomato juice), that being said its a tasty beverage, especially when have a hangover.
Douberd (2593) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another experiment from Sol. After the lime and salt beer, now they made a beer with clamato, a tomato juice with spices.
I got this with a bunch of others and the name Clamato seemed weird, so I tried to translate it to no effect. Then I googled for it and I was staring wide eyed-mouth open at my computer’s screen once I realized that Clamato is a sortof tomato juice and that thing found its way into a beer.
Anyway, let’s start with the review.
Naturally, no head at all. Colour is light red-dark pink of sort, if something like that exists. Very hazy,non-transparent. Some bubbles still rising on the top, even 20 minutes after I poured it in my glass, trying to find the courage to drink it. Some dark small seeds also visible.
Aroma is of tomatoes, origano and basilicum. Smells pretty much as your typical pizza sauce would smell.
Taste follows the aroma. You can’t taste the beer at all. Reasonably spicy.
Very carbonated and very thick on the body.
Alcohol is not stated on the can, but on Ratebeer they have it as 2.5%. I leave it blank and if someone can confirm it, please update it.
Overall, I am going to give it an average 3 on all categories, since is my first herbs beer and I don’t have a measure of comparison.
To be honest, I didn’t like it and I could only use it for cooking if I was unlucky enough to have another one.
ebarron001 (3) - Monterrey, MEXICO - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one os for clamato lovers if you want a different taste this beer os perfect with a spicy (little) taste
sseb69 (1557) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Cannette 355 ml. Bue à Playa Del Carmen. 2.5%. C’est pas beau dans un verre, ça goute pas bon et ça saoûle même pas. À éviter.
RobertoSouque (1) - MEXICO - FEB 21, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It smells like clamato, its color iis reddish, with a good taste if you are hungry and thirsty. I would say its a good beer to drink it with some cacahuates.
gamorro (1) - MEXICO - JUL 21, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It’s a really good mix if you like the prepared Clamato, however you have to like this kind of taste, it’s not for people that are not use to drinks mixed up with beer.