Audit ale

a kind of ale, brewed at the English universities, orig. for the day of audit.

See also: Audit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Audit Ale was a special strong beer served at university colleges on Audit Day to mark the official inspection of the accounts drawn up at the end of a financial year ( a seasonal ale, if you like.
You have tasted nothing quite the same before - a good Brown Ale with a rich, mellow flavour recalling the famous Audit Ales of bygone days.
The Audit Ales mentioned had been strong beers served up at universities to mark the inspection of accounts at the end of the financial year.