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ale

a fermented alcoholic beverage: Order me a mug of ale.
Not to be confused with:
ail – to feel ill; to make uneasy: What ails him?
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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ale

[ˈeɪl] nbière f
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ale

n (old)Ale nt ? real ale
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ale

[eɪl] nbirra
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ale

(eil) noun
the name given to certain kinds of beer. two pints of ale.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Today, Saison Dupont brews a successor, a 8.5% ABV top-fermented beer especially for the chateau--Biere de Belcil--and describes it as a hybrid of brown ale and strong Saison.
The Kolsch, a golden, top-fermented beer with a distinct flavour, is served in small cylindrical glasses containing only a fifth of a litre and costing around 1.40 Euro (pounds 1).
Architectural and gastronomic reminders of the past pervade this square-kilometer section of town, where establishments offer fare such as flonz (black pudding) and alt (old-style, top-fermented beer).