By. Margcata Are there any ale drinkers on line ? Could we have some input on your faves ? An ale is a beverage which resembles a beer, however, it is usually produced with fermented malt and flavored with hops. Hops are the dried fruit of a climbing herb variety used to flavor beers, ales and other liquid refreshments. Here are my tasting notes on 10 of the Ales I had tasted on my last trip to the U.K. 1) Bass Pale Ale, England: this well known brew is malty with well balanced flavours and a lovely pale blonde color. 2) Mac Andrew´s Scottish Ale, Caledonian Brewery, Scotland: this is an aromatic, smokey, spicy ale. 3) Mc Ewan´s Scottish Ale, Scotland: a dark ale which is rich and semi sweet with notes of molasses and fruit. 4) New Castle Brown Ale, England: a nice spicy ale with malt notes and fresh crisp finish. 5) Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale, England: This Yorkshire toasty, smokey ale is lively and flavorful. 6) Theakston Old Pecuiler, Yorkshire produces a lush, toasty and lovely ale with a long finish. 7) Thomas Hardy´s Ale, Dorset, England: This ale is named after a famous writer and is bottled with natural yeast, is complex, dark and Port like in qualities. Traquair House Ale, Scotland: Produced on a historic estate that was once the home of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This ale is earthy and has notes of the hop herb. 9) Welsh Ale Felinfoel Brewery, Wales: full of spice and a lightly bitter finish. 10) Whitbread Traditional Parkale, England: This ale possesses a fine structure and balance and is refreshing.