American Amber Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

American Amber Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • An American variation of an English Pale Ale. Higher in alcohol with a creamy mouth feel than our American Pale Ale
  • Includes Magnum and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 48-52
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A rich Amber Ale. An American variation of an English Pale Ale. Features Willamette hops for flavor and aroma. The combination of the darker Crystal malts with Willamette hops provides for a flavor that is distinctly different than our American Pale Ale. Higher in alcohol with a creamy mouth feel.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.051-54
  • SRM (Color Range: 12
  • IBU's: 48-52
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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good reviews
Greg W on Jan 6, 2023
I love ambers
Asher C on Jun 4, 2022
good reviews
Greg W on Jan 6, 2023
To Brew for Learn to Brew Day
I love ambers
Asher C on Jun 4, 2022
Had it before, was excellent
Eric V on Jan 26, 2022
the other order I placed was on backorder :)
Timothy B on Jan 26, 2022
no special reason, taking a chance that this is a good kit
tom t on Jan 11, 2022
Getting back into brewing and want to use my new keezer!
Corey A on Jan 7, 2022
Easy and familiar with DME
Justin H on Sep 11, 2021
This is a new one for me.
John W on Jun 16, 2021
I made this amber before and its wonderful!
Steve on Dec 15, 2020
I made this once, and it tasted so good I had to make it again.
Matthew S on Nov 24, 2020
I prefer ambers generally
Robin G on Oct 29, 2020
Looking for beer to make my pumpkin Ale. The amount of reviews helped.
Kevin D on Oct 20, 2020
It sounds like a good kit to start with
Bradley Bogenrief on Sep 3, 2020
Something new
Joseph D on Aug 23, 2020
I am always trying different Amber beers, so we’ll see.
Andreas G on Jul 29, 2020
Josh C P on Jul 22, 2020
Trying new beer
Nicholas N on Jul 22, 2020
I like a god amber ale.
Bryson R on Jul 17, 2020
Ready for summer beer
Booger on Jul 16, 2020
I once made a Golden Ale w/ Willamette and I loved it. Now I am curious about the Amber version.
Stefan Girgenrath on Jul 13, 2020
very good
roger s on Jul 2, 2020
Because it's good
David B on May 12, 2020
Kit of the week
Valued C on Dec 6, 2019
I like amber ales
David B on Dec 5, 2019
Eric V on Nov 23, 2019
Wanted to make an Amber.
Jacob J on Nov 6, 2019
Good all-purpose party beer.
JC D on Aug 28, 2019
A simple great tasting kit.
Philip F on Feb 25, 2019
I like Amber Ales
Christine R K on Jan 3, 2019
I like amber ales because you can add different hops to it and they turn out good
Tim B on Dec 20, 2018
Reviews were good
Erik on Dec 13, 2018
Something new.
Jack P on Nov 24, 2018
Good reviews, New to More Beer and I wanted a good amber.
Vance W on Oct 29, 2018
Teaching a new brewer, he likes Amer. Ambers
Fionn on Aug 8, 2018
I like amber ales, why not try it?
Christina M on Jul 10, 2018
15% off
Tim T on May 30, 2018
Made it before...loved it.
Eric V on May 10, 2018
best kit to base a variety of explorations
JEFFREY D S on May 9, 2018
Great reviews, wanted to brew an amber for a friends going away party
JP McFarren on May 2, 2018
For my 2nd kit I chose one that had a lot of likes. If other brewers are happy with it will be good enough for me!
Jeff M on Apr 11, 2018
try an amber
Aaron S on Mar 2, 2018
With tons of cascade added it's a malty almost IPA
scott m on Feb 3, 2018
This is my stock kit and always comes out good
Andrew Newell on Jan 27, 2018
Reviews were good
Jeannie Rodman on Jan 25, 2018
To Brew for Learn to Brew Day
Had it before, was excellent
Eric V on Jan 26, 2022

4.8 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amber ale
This is very tasty. A good, mild, well balanced summer beer. Nothing fancy here, but good from the keg on day 1. Came to 5.5%.
If this picture is sideways it's not my fault.  It's not sideways on my phone.
If this picture is sideways it's not my fault. It's not sideways on my phone.
September 28, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
Beer kit
It arrived intact and on schedual
September 16, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good Kit!
This was my first purchase from More Beer. It won’t be the last. The kit included well chosen, fresh ingredients. I bottled the amber (to which I added some fresh apricots) just a few days ago. If the smell of the dregs is any indication—and it is—I’m in for a real treat once this conditions a bit.
July 1, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great color, aroma, ease with the brewing, and clarity.
May 4, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good balance between hops and malt with a creamy finish
Used the WLP001 California Ale yeast and fermented for only 10 days before kegging. As days pass in the keg the beer flavors are maturing and tasting great. This is the second time I've brewed this beer and I find that I really enjoy it because it is so easy to drink multiple glasses at a time. Came out at 6.2 ABV - I think I added a spare 4oz corn sugar priming packet at the last 10 minutes of the boil, so that could be why this is higher than expected.

Nice amber color and good head. I did use Fermcap-S right before pitching yeast to avoid blow-off. They say this actually increases head retention in the final product. The beer would probably be clearer if I gave it more time to settle in fermentation and cold crashed for longer than 24 hours. But I find this recipe to be pretty forgiving to the impatient brewer.

I recommend this beer to anyone who likes the hops of American ales and who like the malty characteristics of English beers. It combines the best of both worlds. Cheers!
American Amber Ale (extract recipe)
American Amber Ale (extract recipe)
December 26, 2018
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
December 27, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Always a crowd pleaser! Very flavorful beer. Perfect every time.
Always a crowd pleaser! Very flavorful beer. Perfect every time.
February 19, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Basic but gains your respect
Four weeks after pitching the yeasties, I’m drinking a 22 oz and am encouraged to write about it. It’s a great beverage! It’s a mellow, light-bodied ale up front with a later kick of hop oil that lingers nicely with the alcohol flavor. It’s about 6%. After two weeks conditioning in the bottle, sweetness and immaturity are replaced by more carbonation and complexity. So is life!
It’s already really clear, and a beautiful amber color just like the picture.
I followed the recipe without modification and achieved 5 gallons of wort with an original gravity of 1.056. One pack of Wyeast 1056 American Ale was pitched @ about 74.8 degrees F. I didn’t use a starter which was, according to the package, manufactured about 1 month prior.
1) Fermentation temperature in the range of 67-69 degrees was maintained for about 8 days until a gravity of about 1.012 appeared, which correlated with expectations. 2) I moved the fermentation bucket into a closet and allowed it to rest another six days @ 61 degrees constant. It reached a gravity of 1.010. 3) It was then racked to a secondary and stored for five more days @ 61 degrees constant. 4) I bottled the brew. It has now been conditioning in bottles for about two weeks in the low 60s Fahrenheit. I’ll give this 1 or 2 more weeks before it’s ready to share! It will only get better.
February 14, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
American Amber Ale
The beer turned out great. I made this one for my wife. She’s not a hops lover.
Very happy overall.
February 8, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wait for it
It was not very interesting at first, but after a couple weeks in the keg it was excellent. Whole family loved it.
February 5, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tasty beer
Tasty, about 6.2% and popular with my friends. Good VFM.
January 29, 2018
over 6 years ago