Amber Ale beers have a medium amber colour an ABV between 4.5% and 6.2% and a high bitterness.
Amber Ale characteristics
Amber Ale is quite related with American Pale Ales, even though they have a different malt ballance. Its appearance is amber to coppery brown, with a moderate hoppy aroma with fruity characteristics from american hops, and also high maltiness. Flavor is moderately to highly hopped, with floral notes and a lot of malty sweetness. Finish is sweet with hints of hoppy bitterness. In comparison, they're maltier than American Pale Ales, and less hoppier and alcoholic than Red IPA's.
Amber Ale, also referred as Red Ale is a style derived from American Pale Ales originated in the Northwestern coast of California, from where it spread to the whole US.