Definition of Ale in English :

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1. ale

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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a beer fermented in an open vessel using yeasts that rise to the top of the brew
Compare beer, lager1
(formerly) an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a cereal, esp barley, but differing from beer by being unflavoured by hops
3. mainly British another word for beer

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a fermented drink made from malt, hops, and yeast, like beer, but by rapid fermentation at a relatively high temperature

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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

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