Tomahawk Amber Ale | Anheuser-Busch

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available exclusively at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
45.13%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11
Photo of UGADawgGuy
3.47/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

As noted in previous reviews, this beer is apparently available only at Turner Field (the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves). Oddly, there are different signs and logos on menus around the stadium referring to this as both an ale and a lager. I'm pretty sure it's actually an ale, but who knows?

Like at least one previous reviewer, I also have my suspicions as to how "unique" this beer really is -- I suspect there may be other strikingly similar "exclusive" beers at other baseball stadiums. Maybe not. At any rate...

Appearance - Having had this beer at four different locations throughout the stadium, I can tell you that it's served in a variety of cups and glasses, some of which are logoed and some of which are not. I'm reviewing a beer poured into the standard plastic cup, as that's what's most easily found in most of the stadium. Tomahawk Amber Ale, true to its name, pours a nice, clean amber with about a half-finger of head with okay retention. Given that I'm reviewing the plastic-cup version, I don't think lacing is relevant.

Smell - Very mild, but marked by hints of caramel, malt, and a LITTLE sniff of hops. Smells better and more unique than most beers available at the stadium, though.

Taste - Respectably, this is a little more complex than most American macrobrews. One very noticeable aspect of the flavor is the absence of strong hops. This beer is all about malt, with caramel and brown-sugar notes that are pretty pleasing. I'd almost call it "sweet." This is a very mild beer, but the flavor is altogether pleasant.

Mouthfeel - Very light and mild, especially by comparison to most microbrewed amber ales. Carbonation is reliably moderate to low (throughout the stadium), and the beer doesn't leave a lot of lingering taste or feel once you've swallowed it. And, really, that's fine with me, given that I'm at a baseball game. It's simply a nice, unchallenging little beer.

Drinkability - Fairly high. A nice, relatively unique macrobrewery's version of a microbrew to sip at a baseball game. I could probably drink one of these every other inning and not regret it too much (except for the price!). All told, this is going to be my beer of choice at Braves games from now on, unless they install a great beer bar somewhere in the stadium! (That last part was a joke, by the way.)

 2,319 characters

Photo of DrinkinBoy
2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I drank this beer off the tap at Turner Field.

Tomahawk appeared a dark brown amber, similar to root beer. There was an off white head that dissipated quickly.

There was a faint smell of caramel.

The taste was similar to the smell, but much stronger. It had a caramel/toffee taste.

Its body was heavier than I expected. It was an amber beer that had a slightly heavier than a medium body. The aftertaste was not pleasant and left me really thirsty.

Tomahawk Amber Ale was very easy and pleasant to drink, but the aftertaste is a bit bothersome. It is definately worth a try for its novelty. Its pretty neat to drink any beer that is "apparently" only available in one place in the world.

 702 characters

Tomahawk Amber Ale from Anheuser-Busch
3.08 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!