Comments: Bud Light Chelada.

Heheheh... the first thing I thought when I say that pic was, "Hey! You ruined the glass!" Then I saw the note under it, and started laughing.

You didn't need to do this one, man. This can't count as a beer. Some bastard tricked you...

Posted by That 1 Guy at March 5, 2008 06:56 PM

Sorry, way to take one for the team. You know you could leave an open bottle outside as rodent repellant.

Posted by Bruce at March 5, 2008 07:12 PM

Sadly, I saw this on the rack and my only thought was that it might be something my dad would like... the only way I've ever seen the man drink beer is mixed with tomato juice (and I've only seen that maybe 2 or 3 times... just not a drinker whatsoever). But I don't think I'd take the chance on actually buying the stuff even for him - just thought sounds amazingly nasty.
And no, I really don't think this counts as beer. :P

Posted by Shadoglare at March 5, 2008 08:07 PM

Clamato is definitely not for everyone. However, if you like Bloody Marys, then you should at least give it a try. Like Bloody Marys, it is made with Clamato, and like Bloody Marys, you can add Tabasco, hot sauce, pepper, olives, olive juice, pickles, pickle juice - whatever - to make it just the way you like it.

It sounds as though you just don't like Clamato juice or Bloody Marys, and because it's made with Clamato, no, it does not taste like beer. So, it's not that it's a bad product, it's that it doesn't appeal to you, which is fine. Again, it's not for everyone.

It's actually been very successful in test markets, and has been rolled out nationally in the US this spring. It appeals mostly to Latino consumers, and many of them were already mixing beer and tomato juice or Clamato juice on their own. We've now just done the work for them. Additionally, Bloody Mary drinkers now have a convenient way to consume a Bloody Mary type of drink if they're looking for something a little lighter and more lively than a Bloody Mary and don't want the hassle of mixing something and pouring it into glasses. It's convenient!

So.....that's the rest of the story, folks. Keep drinking beer (and products made with beer).

Karen M.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Posted by runnergal at March 6, 2008 07:45 AM

Thank you for the comment, this is the first time I've had someone from the brewery of the beer I've reviewed leave a comment.

Actually I don't mind a bloody mary, but this doesn't really taste like one. It's close, but not the same. My reviews are done for beer drinkers and most of the readers of my reviewers are looking for my opinion on a beer. As you can see from some of the previous comments, they don't consider this a beer. I do because it is made with Bud Light.

I'm sure there are people that like it. I'm not sure why, because drinking it really did ruin my appetite for the evening.

I will admit that I did try to add a bit of humor to my review, but I do stick by it. This really is not a good beer.

Posted by Contagion at March 6, 2008 08:10 AM

A friend of ours is a bud distributer and she says there is all kinds of flavored bud beers.

She said she had samples and DH said a no way, but thank-you.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 6, 2008 09:19 AM

I don't think I would even allow it in my trash can!!!!!

Posted by bx19 at March 6, 2008 12:17 PM

Arkansas is the only place I have ever encountered what they call "Red Beer".

It is loosely what you just described, but no clams.

It's just tomato juice, and beer.

I tried it. Once.

I finished the glass.

And proceeded to vomit my entire gastrointestinal system.

It's not beer. But it is a safe substitute for Waterboarding.

Posted by BloodSpite at March 6, 2008 12:34 PM

Thank you for making me ill reading this after lunch. I can't believe you actually tried it. This stuff is so bad, I honestly almost sold all my Anheuser-Busch stock when I first saw it. If they're going to make something this bad, they should at least not call it "beer." Call it "Tomato-flavored wharf crap" or something like that.

Posted by Ogre at March 6, 2008 01:28 PM

bx19: well I had to let it into my stomach.

Bloodspite: I about did the same thing.

Ogre: I'm surprised you didn't sell it anyway.

Posted by Contagion at March 6, 2008 06:47 PM

My local package store doesn't even carry this stuff. I asked about it today (after seeing it here) because I was going to give it to a friend whose wife refuses to let him drink anything that isn't "natural" while in the house.

Posted by Jabbah at March 6, 2008 09:10 PM

Dude... this stuff is anything but "natural" :P

Posted by Shadoglare at March 6, 2008 09:53 PM

Oh my - you *are* brave. I wouldn't have even tried that... ; P

Posted by Richmond at March 7, 2008 01:56 PM