noun[mass noun] British
- Dark, mild beer sold in bottles: the brewery remained famous for stouts and brown alesMore example sentences
- We're also drinking less low-alcohol lager, brown ale and gin, with champagne entering the basket for the first time in 2005!
- This heavily spiced brown ale has been brewed by the San Francisco microbrewery pioneer every winter for the past 25 years.
- The commission also protected Parma ham, French Champagne, and, in Britain, at least 25 products, including Shetland lamb, Whitstable oysters and Newcastle brown ale.