About Amber Ale

About Amber Ale
Amber ales can be anywhere from light copper to light brown in color and typically range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are light-to-medium bodied and are quite malty but not heavily caramelized in flavor. This is a more modern, non-traditional style, and many of these beers borrow heavily from the characteristics associated with more classical styles such as pale ales or bitters. Many North American brewers are now producing ales under this designation. We also classify “red ales” in this category. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Amber Ale, Rogue American Amber Ale and Stone Levitation Ale.

Top Picks for Amber Ale

Full Sail Brewing Co. Oregons Original Amber Ale
93 points
An appetizing Amber Ale that will be a natural with food; balanced and flavorful.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Old Skool Amber Ale
84 points
An earthy and astringent amber lager for the table.
Independence Harbor Amber Ale
84 points
A malty, filling Amber Ale for the cooler months.