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Amber and Brown American Beer - American Amber Ale


An amber, hoppy, moderate-strength American craft beer with a caramel malty flavor. The balance can vary quite a bit, with some versions being fairly malty and others being aggressively hoppy. Hoppy and bitter versions should not have clashing flavors wit

Flavor Profile: Moderate to high hop flavor with characteristics typical of American or New World hop varieties (citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, or melon). A citrusy hop character is common, but not required. Malt flavors are mo

Ingredients: Pale ale malt, typically North American two-row. Medium to dark crystal malts. May also contain specialty grains which add additional character and uniqueness. American or New World hops, often with citrusy flavors, are common but others may also be used.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Amber Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
eric and Al's smashed face amber ale clone (3 floyds)
2.6 gal 5.1% 61.09 1.052 1.013
All Grain 5363
Grant & Chet's Big Basin Amber Ale
11 gal 5% 49.73 1.056 1.018
All Grain 4716
Amber Ale Mississippi 28/4 350L
340 L 5.5% 35.12 1.050 1.008
All Grain 4484
amber ale jamil BYO
19 L 6.13% 32.9 1.056 1.010
All Grain 3762
American Amber Lager
5 gal 5.51% 31.25 1.053 1.011
All Grain 3259
GF - Dad's Red Ale
6 gal 6.01% 42.9 1.056 1.010
All Grain 3052
imperial amber
2.5 gal 8.88% 44.3 1.090 1.023
All Grain 2811
Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale
5.5 gal 5.35% 30.31 1.057 1.018
All Grain 2280
IPA Recipe
5.5 gal 6.02% 116.04 1.059 1.014
All Grain 2236
Cascade Amber
5.5 gal 5.44% 27.97 1.055 1.014
All Grain 2200

Newest American Amber Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Amber Ale (smoked) V2
70 gal 5.82% 16.77 1.059 1.015
All Grain 4
Red Mosaic
20 L 5.77% 44.44 1.059 1.015
All Grain 6
Amber
5.5 gal 5.2% 32.25 1.051 1.012
All Grain 6
Raudonoji uoga
21 L 5.4% 0 1.055 1.014
All Grain 6
Mashers' Amber Ale
50 gal 5.16% 24.03 1.054 1.015
All Grain 24
Awesome Recipe
26.5 L 5.12% 25.55 1.048 1.009
All Grain 21
Awesome Recipe
26.5 L 5.44% 22.47 1.051 1.010
extract 9
Awesome Recipe
20.8 L 5.88% 33.32 1.055 1.010
All Grain 10
AAA
50 L 4.94% 37.65 1.050 1.013
All Grain 16
Time Warp Again
8 gal 9.76% 183.29 1.103 1.028
All Grain 15

Fermentables Used In American Amber Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 1,115 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 3% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 597 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 9% 1% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 535 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 63% 1% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 534 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 8% 0% - 42%
Munich - Light 10L 476 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 17% 1% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 413 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 0% - 43%
American - Victory 335 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 6% 1% - 36%
American - Chocolate 332 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 0% - 14%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 330 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 7% 1% - 29%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 263 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 0% - 100%

Hops Used In American Amber Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 1,264 7 30% 0% - 100%
Centennial 715 10 25% 1% - 100%
Amarillo 534 8.6 25% 1% - 100%
Willamette 404 4.5 37% 4% - 100%
Magnum 331 15 29% 1% - 100%
Citra 327 11 26% 1% - 100%
Chinook 325 13 25% 1% - 100%
Columbus 282 15 24% 2% - 100%
Simcoe 270 12.7 20% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 194 4.5 37% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Amber Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 76 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 53% 3% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 58 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 42% 8% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 51 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 44% 2% - 100%
American - Chocolate 38 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 21% 2% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 35 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 30% 6% - 100%
American - Victory 35 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 28% 4% - 50%
Belgian - Special B 34 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 32% 7% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 31 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 26% 1% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 24 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 27% 6% - 50%
Belgian - Biscuit 22 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 29% 4% - 100%

Yeasts Used In American Amber Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 1,184 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 270 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 239 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 218 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 137 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272 97 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 74% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090 46 White Labs Ale High Med-High 79.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - American West Coast Yeast BRY-97 44 Danstar Ale Medium High 72% 62°F 75°F
White Labs - California Ale V Yeast WLP051 38 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 72.5% 66°F 70°F
Mangrove Jack - US West Coast Yeast M44 38 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 78% 59°F 74°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Amber Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 403 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 297 Fining Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 250 Fining Boil 72% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 201 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 142 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 102 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 57%
Lactic acid 98 Water Agt Mash 67% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 68 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 98%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 62 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 58 Other Mash 34% 0% - 100%

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