American-Style Amber/Red Ale

Ale - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.5 - 6%
  • IBU: 30 - 40
  • Color:   11 -   18 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.048 - 1.058
  • Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.018

American amber/red ales range from light copper to light brown in color. They are characterized by American -variety hops used to produce the perception of medium hop bitterness, flavor, and medium aroma. Amber ales have medium-high to high maltiness with medium to low caramel character. They should have medium to medium -high body. The style may have low levels of fruity- ester flavor and aroma. Diacetyl can be either absent or barely perceived at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Slight yeast haze is acceptable for bottle-conditioned products.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.