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alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermenting cereals, especially malted barley, usually with the addition of hops as a flavoring agent and stabilizer. One of the oldest of alcoholic beverages (there is archaeological evidence dating to c.3000 B.C.
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(food engineering)
A fermented malt beverage, differing from beer in containing up to 8% alcohol by volume and being hopped more heavily.


1. a beer fermented in an open vessel using yeasts that rise to the top of the brew
2. (formerly) an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a cereal, esp barley, but differing from beer by being unflavoured by hops
3. Chiefly Brit another word for beer


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References in classic literature ?
Thou shalt eat sweet venison and quaff the stoutest ale, and mine own good right-hand man shalt thou be, for never did I see such a cudgel player in all my life before.
Then they all built great fires and after a time roasted the does and broached a barrel of humming ale.
Then one came forward who had been chosen to play the priest because he had a bald crown, and in his hand he carried a brimming pot of ale.
And at these last words he emptied the pot of ale upon Little John's head.
Then all shouted with laughter as they saw the good brown ale stream over Little John's beard and trickle from his nose and chin, while his eyes blinked with the smart of it.
From the north, Cerveza Sagada Craft Brewery's special brews include the Gusi Violet Ale with balantinao (Mountain Province black rice), and the Alig Wheat Ale flavored with wild sunflower honey and orange zest.
IThe Transpennine Real Ale Trail is a pub crawl with a difference, transporting you to eight real ale havens along a single train line.
Matt Knight, the Ale Trail Maker says: "There is no need to designate a driver for the Wirral Ale Trail as this bus-based Real Ale Trail takes you to the door of 10 of the best real ale venues that the Wirral has to offer.
207 Gilsum Mine Road, Hemlock Stout, Pale Ale, Black Ale, Seasonal
As in past years, the 2015 Anchor Christmas Ale also features a new tree on the label.
John Pringle, director at Acton Ales, said: "As those who have sampled our ales at The Portland in Ashington or at The Office real ale and cider house in Morpeth will be aware, all of our ales are brewed with passion and care.
Around 28% of real ale drinkers are now aged between 18 to 34, a whopping 2.