With an elegant copper color formed by gently caramelized malts, amber ales are not only fantastic session beers, they are also an ideal food pairing to just about anything that comes off the backyard grill, from burgers to fish to ribs.
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History: The amber ale style is largely considered an American derivation for beers fermented with ale yeast that are amber or copper in color. This general categorization also serves to describe double red ale, old ale, best bitter, and strong ale.
Food: Generally speaking, amber ales are incredibly versatile food beers. Caramalized malts combined with the fruity esters produced during fermentation make amber ales great compliments to grilled meats, particularly beef and pork.
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein
Original Gravity (OG): 1.045 – 1.088
Final Gravity (FG): 1.006 – 1.030
Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.1 – 11.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 30 – 85
Color (SRM): 8 – 25º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 47 – 50º F