Amber lagers are a medium-bodied lager with a toasty or caramel-like malt character. Hop bitterness can range from very low to medium-high. Brewers may use decoction mash and dry-hopping to achieve advanced flavors.
Summary. Amber Ale is recognizable by its color, but it also differs from other beer types by its malty taste. It is darker than Pale Ale, and it can vary in shade from dark gold to brown. Remember that there are several different names for this beer, depending on the region.