ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Appearance: Looks like hazy, thinned tomato juice capped by a small, fizzy, white head.
Smell: A few hearty squirts of Heinz ketchup into a pot of simmering celery stock with no more than a few faroff hints of actual beer.
Taste: Salty tomato soup taste. Tiny hit of acidity. Very ketchupy and heavily seasoned with celery salt. Sweetish beer thins things out. Peppery spice. Thinnish tomato water finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not altogether terrible. In fact, it’s okay. ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bud Light & Clamato Chelada has a medium, pink head, which instantly fizzes away and an opaque red appearance, with golden splotches left on the side of the glass. The aroma is of tomato juice and a slight whiff of clam broth. Taste is of tomato juice, clam broth, lime flavor, and maybe some Bud Light. The body is medium to thick, and Bud Light Chelada finishes soupy, like a watery clam chowder. Overall, for what it is (an odd concoction), it’s pretty enjoyable. I recommend it for someone who would like to try something different.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In a 40oz can thanks Craig. Pours a cloudy light reddish colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of Clamato juice, lemon, black pepper and celery. Very bloody maryish. Similar clamato juice flavours. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering clamato, black pepper and lemon juice. beer_rookie (566) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 25 oz can. Ocassion, I hate my job.Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Pours a red, tomato juice color. Aggressive pour, lots of head. No retention, some lacing at the tip top.
Aroma is of tomato, and salt. The head had good aromas of salt, lime and chili that the beer does not.
Taste is tomato and spicy. That’s about all. Not so much lime, yeah some salt. But it’s actually tasty. Like a very light bloody mary.
Mouthfeel is medium, and also watery. It tastes like it should be heavier in body and higher ABV, only 4.2%, really? Has a pleasing tingling burn after the swalow.
Overall, it’s not bad. I probably will not drink it again, but I’ll try more in the style.
I’ve read some of the reviews here, and seriously. It’s...not...that...bad....My first couple of sips were terrible too, because I wasn’t quite expecting it to be so tomato. But my palate adjusted, and boom, I’m drinking it and liking it. Open your minds, give it another try.
Update! I’m lowering my rating a little, because the tomato in this is very heavy. 25 oz of this is too much. Still pretty good!
24 oz. can. My grandmother used to drink clamato beers, so I had to try this when I saw it. Light orange color, almost pinkish. No head. Definite pepper spice notes in the aroma. Tastes great. Really don’t know you’re drinking beer/alcohol. It is what it is... I dig it.
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can.
A- Tomato, alcohol, spiced.
A- Red color, solid red liquid, no head.
T- Tastes like watery beer mixed with tomato juice, salty.
P- Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, tomato finish.
O- Tastes like a Michelada. If that’s what you’re after this is good. If it’s no then chances are you won’t like it one bit.
trexibmer (60) - - APR 23, 2015
I prefer this over the regular Bud Chelada version. Maybe the Bud version with beechwood tang makes it better as well as the lighter body if whatever beer is in it? It pours a slightly less pink than Bud Chelada with less fussil foam (the stuff that makes thick beer "heads").
If you have ’acquired the chelada/michelada taste’ and want to try Budweiser’s version, try this one. It is briney, tomatoey, hint of lime, a bit salty. And with lower ABV which I doubt is still at Bud Light’s 4.2 ABV. It’s light for what it is.
PugUglyBrewer (663) - - MAR 23, 2017
Yeah this gets a bad rap for what it is in the beer world, but it is in its own unique league and there aren’t many competitors. It’s cloudy reddish-pink, has sickly tomato and spicy pepper with something resembling bud beer at the core, but you know what...? It pleases like a cheese-filled action movie and it is damn refreshing ice cold on a 100 plus farenheit day here in the SJ valley. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours to a cloudy, pinkish-red colored body with a small pink, bubbly and quickly falling head. The aroma shows some tomato, clam juice, salty seawater, and some very mild scents of sweet pale malt & corn syrup. Taste shows some salty tomato juice, clam juice, and hints of lightly sweet pale malt, corn syrup, light hints of black pepper, and seems to have a bit of hot peppers somewhere in the background. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, this one tastes essentially the same as the regular Bud version... anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Hazey grapefruit in color. Started with a slight head and decipated rather quickly. Obvious aroma of lime, salt, and clamato. All i can taste is pepper, salt, and lime. Medium in carbonation. It starts out very salty and finishes with a spicey pepper. This would be great for a hangover but no other reason.