Ambers really sit in the middle ground between lagers and ales. They have the mild flavour of a lager, but are a little bit thicker, with a malt flavour, similar to a darker ale. No guessing that the name amber comes from the colour, achieved with an amber malt.
A very versatile beer, similar to Pale Ales, but is usually darker in colour, more caramel flavour, more body, and usually balanced more evenly between malt and bitterness. These beers could be either ale or lager and this nice balance of malt and hops is perfect for someone more used to lagers trying ales for the first time.
Check out the breweries below that offer Amber Ales