Ale is a type of beer brewed using a warm fermentation method, resulting in a sweet, full-bodied and fruity taste. Historically, the term referred to a drink brewed without hops. As with most beers, ale typically has a bittering agent to balance the malt and act as a preservative.
Main Differences Between Ale and Stout Ales are usually made from malted barley while stouts are generally made from roasted malts. The alcohol content in stouts is more than that in ales thus making it stronger than ales although ales are bitter than stouts in taste.