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ale

 (āl)
n.
1. A usually full-bodied beer that has been fermented at a relatively warm temperature.
2. A serving of this beer.

[Middle English, from Old English ealu, alu; see alu- in Indo-European roots.]

ale

(eɪl)
n
1. (Brewing) a beer fermented in an open vessel using yeasts that rise to the top of the brew. Compare beer, lager1
2. (Brewing) (formerly) an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a cereal, esp barley, but differing from beer by being unflavoured by hops
3. (Brewing) chiefly Brit another word for beer
[Old English alu, ealu; related to Old Norse öl, Old Saxon alofat]

ale

(eɪl)

n.
a malt beverage, darker, heavier, and more bitter than beer.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English (e)alu (genitive ealoth), c. Old Saxon alo-, Old Norse ǫl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ale - a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeastale - a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
beer - a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
Weissbier, wheat beer, white beer - a general name for beers made from wheat by top fermentation; usually very pale and cloudy and effervescent
bitter - English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
Burton - a strong dark English ale
pale ale - an amber colored ale brewed with pale malts; similar to bitter but drier and lighter
porter's beer, porter - a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
stout - a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
Translations
شِرَاب مِن نَوع الجَعَه
ale``pivo
øl
öl, bjór
šviesusis alus
alusgaišais alus
pivo
pivo

ale

[eɪl] Ncerveza f
see also brown E
see also light 2 D
see also pale 1 C

ale

[ˈeɪl] nbière f

ale

n (old)Ale nt ? real ale

ale

[eɪl] nbirra

ale

(eil) noun
the name given to certain kinds of beer. two pints of ale.
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Inside, it's stylish but cosy - particularly if you opt for a pint of traditional ale and a strategic position by the crackling woodburner.
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The Chinese president had revealed he was keen to sup some traditional ale during his state visit to the UK and the Prime Minister duly obliged.
Wheat beer is quite an old style of beer, a traditional ale style that would have brewed a long time ago.
One of the first Peerless beers out was Full Whack, a strong, traditional ale that is named from the phrase used by Liverpool sailors in the 19th century to demand their full rations - hence the term "whacker".
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Craig lives in London's trendy Primrose Hill alongside pals Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Ewan McGregor but avoids posh wine bars for a traditional ale house - the Banker's Draught Pub in Kensal Rise.
Macardle and Moore, in Dundalk, also brews an excellent Irish red ale called Macardle's Traditional Ale.
The new range comprises prepacked pork joints and pork steaks, Three prepared joints are available - Apple and Herb Stuffing (500g), Traditional Ale and Onion Gravy (500g), and Crispy Pork Crackling (530g).
Combining successful traditional ale brands with modern forward thinking, Greene King has grown steadily from its base in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk to become a leading pub retailer and brewer in the United Kingdom.
And UKIP leader Nigel Farage has almost built an entire political career on being photographed necking some traditional ale or other.