A relativly recent arrival on the Ale style scene, Amber ales are a sub-style of Pale Ale that are not commonly found outside of France, Australia or North America.
Amber Ale usually has a medium body with colours ranging from copper to light Brown. Amber Ales usually are less bitter then most Pale Ales and are distinguished by the malt character, however they are not very caramelised. Amber Ale will vary greatly in flavour from light, soft characters to strong hop aromas and full malt flavours.
As the defining lines of an Amber Ale are fuzzy they are often similar to Golden Ales and other Pale Ales. In Australia the most popular Amber Ale is from Malt Shovel Brewery, Branded James Squire in honour of Australias first brewer