Associations to the word «Ale»


ALE, noun. (dated) A beer made without hops.
ALE, noun. A beer produced by so-called warm fermentation and not pressurized.
ALE, noun. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.
ALE POST, noun. A post displaying a pub sign; an alestake.
ALE POSTS, noun. Plural of ale post
ALE SILVER, noun. (historical) A duty payable to the Lord Mayor of London by the sellers of ale within the city.

Dictionary definition

ALE, noun. 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.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope