Definition of real ale in English:

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real ale


[mass noun] British
Cask-conditioned beer that is served traditionally, without additional gas pressure: a long-time drinker of real ale [count noun]: six superb real ales
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  • Based in Hawkshead, the micro-brewery makes cask-conditioned real ale, which is sold in 24 pubs in South Lakeland.
  • The train has had a buffet carriage selling cans of beer for 20 years but it has only been serving real ale in recent years.
  • It will be serving the brewery's range of crafted real ales, plus guest beers, and meals made with local ingredients.

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