Amber ales are light- to medium-bodied and can be anywhere from light copper to light brown in hue. Amber ale flavour can vary from generic and quaffable to serious craft brewed styles with extravagant hoppy aromas and full malt character. Amber Ales are quite malty.
Taste wise Amber ale bring a nice balance of malt and hop. The malt flavour is medium bordering on strong, with a malty sweetness to start with that transforms into a moderate caramel flavour, this combination of malt-caramel and hop character can linger.