Not too dark and not too light, this one’s just right, making it one of our most popular beer kits. An American-styled brew, it is clean, dry and a bit hoppy with an autumn-reddish hue that’s perfect for imbibing on a cool fall night, or any night! Dark specialty grains give it just a hint of roasted flavor. This is a beer that’s easy to drink and easy to brew. It gets a 5-star rating from our customers!
- Deep amber-red color with creamy head
- Hoppy with a slightly citrus aroma and smooth finish, and a hint of roasted flavor
- Brewing ingredients include: 6 lbs. Gold liquid malt extract, 2 oz. Special B, 8 oz. Crystal 80L, 2 oz. roasted barley specialty grains, 1 oz. Hallertau,1 oz. Fuggle pellet hops, priming sugar and a grain bag
- Deep amber-red color with creamy head
- Details & Instructions
4.9 / 5.0321 ReviewsMy favorite beerAutumn amber ale is my favorite extract kit. Easy to brew instructions are fool proof. I do AAA every other brew just to keep a few around. It has a great malty taste and mild hops finish. I put it in the taste range with Sam Adams Lager, Heavy Seas Cutlass Ale, and Yards Brawler Ale commercial beers, only better. It is best to age 3 or 4 weeks in the bottle to condition properly, if you can wait that long.March 7, 2016Delicious Light AleThis was the first kit I used from Midwest and was pleased with the overall results. I don't like strong beers and this ale was light enough with subtle hints of deep flavor. I enjoyed it!February 15, 2013Excellent Amber KitI got this kit as my "included" kit with the Groupon equipment deal. Turned out excellent! Very smooth, crisp, slightly malty, and easy drinking. I will definitely be brewing this one again. Followed the instructions exactly but, I brewed with my hops in hop socks to keep the IBUs down (so the hops weren't sitting in the wort during cool down or in the fermenter). This batch was 1 week primary. 1 week secondary, then bottle conditioning for 3 weeks. Next time I will use liquid yeast (I wasn't a fan of the smell and flavor of the dry yeast that came with this kit) and keep in secondary for 2 weeks. This was my second kit after a 15 year hiatus from brewing. I'm enjoying brewing again and the ease of the MW kits add to the experience! It's like riding a bike!March 25, 2012Great beer for the fall/winterSkipped the secondary, other than that fallowed the directions. Turned out amazing! Everyone loves this stuff! 33cents a can and it tastes like an expensive bottle of microbrewNovember 1, 2012My first brewThis ale was my first attempt at home brewing, and it did not last long once finished. This was very easy to brew but the flavors and color are amazing for being so simple! I recommend this to anyone that likes ales and it just getting started with home brewing!April 10, 2013favorableIt has a interesting malty, slightly musty aroma,the overall flavors compliment the watery mouthfeel, has a nice head.March 7, 2016First Time BrewingThe Autumn Amber was my first attempt at home brew. The kit came with everything I needed and the instructions were clear enough._x000D__x000D_I used the included Munton's Dry Yeast. Started fermenting in about 18 hours. I did not realize the temperature would rise quickly once fermentation started. The temperature got up to about 82 degrees for about 24 hours while I was not home. My house is 72 degrees. I placed in Ice Bath and eventually got the fermenter down to about 72 degrees. _x000D__x000D_Left in primary for about 10 days, 2 weeks in secondary and 3 weeks in bottle. The finished product had a little strong tangy flavor, maybe because of the high temperature it fermented at. It was drinkable, but not the best. Lots of carbonation. As time passed in the bottle, this flavor went away. I saved some bottles for about 6 months and they were pretty good. The flavors finally came through and the beer was enjoyable. I think this kit is good, just made a few rookie mistakes.July 20, 2013Smooth taste but very low carbonationThis is about the 6 or 7th homebrew I have made. Of all the ones that I have made so far, I think I like this one the least. I dont know if I messed up something along the way (although all of my past batches came out good), but the carbonation is very low even after 4 weeks in the bottle. Primary fermentation for 1 week and secondary for about 2 weeks. The color was a nice deep amber/brown, but the taste and carbonation were a bit off. I wont make this one again. Sorry MWBS :-(, lots more to choose from though :-)!January 4, 2011Good starter kitIt came with my beer making kit a while back. I really liked it and brewed it again this fall. Its an easy drinking tasty beer that has wide appeal, and isn't limited to craft brewers. I would never skimp on yeast and always use either liquid or safale-04 or 05. I gave it extra time in the pail to let it settle before bottling.January 4, 2014Good drinkable beerNice and smooth, this kit came with my starter kit when I ordered it with a groupon. The ale was easy to brew and fun too. I especially enjoyed drinking the fruits of my labor, and will buy it again.April 12, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 32 answersWhat is a good final gravity reading for this beer to indicate to me that it's ready to bottle?BEST ANSWER: 1.010-1.012 per instructions on the website. We are waiting because it is still active, maybe to 1.008Does this kit each make 1 gallon or 5?BEST ANSWER: The autumn Amber extract kit makes 5 gallons. It is a forgiving kit that makes an easy drinking beer. Trust me, 5 gallons will not be too much! Enjoy. ??what do you think about adding some ginger to this brew?BEST ANSWER: I've never been a fan of flavored beer, but I think the best examples are when the flavor is added just a bit, or just hinted at. Autumn Amber is very similar to Brooklyn insulated. Is this is the first time you're brewing autumn Amber, that could give a taste in advance of just the beer. Cheers!I bought this amber ale kit, and the specialty grains said it had 2oz of "roasted malt". Just wondering what that is?BEST ANSWER: Malt is a grain that's been germinated (exposed to water) then dried, also referred to as "Malted grains". Roasting the grains, or "malts" will impart different flavors in the beer. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but that's my understanding. -2 years brew experience.Hello, could i add maple syrup to this to make a maple amber?
If so when would you suggest adding?BEST ANSWER: I’d go with a pound. Remember the sugars with ferment out but with a pound that should be enough to give a hint of maple flavor to your beerI see this comes with yeast, but should I go with another yeast?BEST ANSWER: Salafe 05 is a great clean yeast, it has a big temp fermenting range also 59-75 degrees. I use it for most of my beerswhat do you think of adding some ginger to this brew?BEST ANSWER: That sounds interesting, I would say go easy on the ginger the first time. Good luck, Cheers