The bitter ale slid down his throat, making him cough and sputter.
Barrels of ale and other alcoholic beverages surrounded her.
a draught of ale
Excise was first levied in 1643 to finance the parliamentary armies in the English Civil War and was a tax on alcoholic beverages, mainly beer and ale .
Melvin watched, waiting for her to show some sign of shock at the bitter ale , but nothing came.
Agnes shuddered inwardly at the memory of the strange, bitter taste ale had.
Tiredly, he pulled another leather-bound book close, the other hand stretching towards the mug of bitter watered-down ale .
The headnote would have had to explain how everyone drank beer or ale then because no one drank water.
Gael recites an original ballad about the local bitter ale , which requires everyone to join in on the chorus.
The tavern's ale may be bitter and stale, but it is extremely strong.