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a type of beer, which is an alcoholic beverage made from grain. in the case of ale malted barley and sometimes malted wheat are the key ingredients. ale is the world's oldest form of beer dating back before the advent of agriculture. ale and alcoholic beverages are likely the reason humanity settled down to cultivate grain and left the more efficient and enjoyable hunter gatherer lifestyle. before there was lager, which is a fairly recent type of beer, there was ale. ales use top fermenting strains of yeast and are brewed and often served at warmer temperatures than lager. ales generally have a more robust taste, are more complex and are best consumed cool (50F or a bit warmer) rather than cold.
common styles of ale include pale ale, brown ale, dubbel, witbeir, bitter, hefeweizen, stout, barley wine, lambic and porter. there has been a fairly recent resurgence of ales brewed in the US and around the world which rose out of the microbrewery / craft brewing revolution that began in the early 1980s
to hell with this light lager crap! i need an ale!
by mark dugan August 26, 2005
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Alcoholic beverage, served in pint (or half pint glasses for wooses and southern pansies) and at varying temperatures from icy cold to above room temperature depending on the type, quality and locale.
Areet mate, I'm off to the booza fer some ale.
by Random July 27, 2003
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Ref below, not sure what hunter gathering has to do with this but otherwise fairy accurate, though forgetting the main uk types of bitter,best bitter and the now saddly not so common though slowly reappearing, thankfuly, mild, the newer versions of which are often called dark to avoid conotations with flat caps.Try one you will be surprised!Good lagers are availabe also but they do not come from the major international keg factorys!
by toymi69 May 29, 2008
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1) Type of beer

2) Short for Spanish name 'Alejandra'
1) I'll have a glass of England's old ale

2) Ale is a girl who may look really nice but really, she is a dumb, manipulative bitch with a Spanish accent and hangs out with all the popular girls. Oh my god fuck her
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a response when someone else tells you something really cool
Guy 1: hey i just one $100, lets go get some beer
Guy 2: Ale
by superhombre2008 February 10, 2008
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one sexy ass little bitch, he eats monopoly and shits out connect four, known to hit it under any condition and stick his nuts in there too cuz theyre his friends
Man, I'm in need of some hott ass, I wish I had a guy like Ale here!
by Ale December 12, 2004
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