American Amber can’t be compared to the copper-coloured beers in Europe. The use of local hop varieties are responsible for a surprisingly spicy touch and give the American amber beers a fruity citrus bitter combined with a hint of sweetness.
The copper colour of the beer comes from the use of caramelised malts. These malts give off a distinctive caramel flavour that prevents the hops from dominating the taste. The ABV varies from 4 to 7%. Despite its copper colour American Amber is better known as Red Ale in some regions in the US.