About Amber Lager

About Amber Lager
Amber lagers are amber to copper hued in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. Caramel malt flavors are typical and hopping levels vary considerably from one brewery to the next. Though based on the Vienna lager style, these beers are often hoppier. Amber lagers are a vaguely defined style favored by US brewers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Elliot Ness Lager, Stevens Point Classic Amber and Boston Beer Co.'s Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

Top Picks for Amber Lager

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Eliot Ness Amber Lager
91 points
Brilliant medium dark sunburst color. Aromas of rye toast, dried caramel chew, and black peppercorn with a soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted walnut, granola, cherry pit, and arugula finish. A round and satisfying amber ale with great balance and a snappy finish.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Amber Lager
90 points
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts, buttery toasted raisin sage baguette stuffing, fig and date sweet potato muffin, and wet clay with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an engaging, long finish with accents of honeyed sunflower toast, dried fruit chutney, and molasses cookie. A delicious, spot-on, autumnal amber lager with great flavor and style.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Amber Lager