Adam's ale


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Adam's ale

Water. A humorous phrase based on the idea that the only thing Adam and Eve had to drink in the Garden of Eden was water. I don't have any beer, but I can offer you some Adam's ale.
See also: ale

Adam's ale

A jocular term for water, based on the strong likelihood that Adam hadn't discovered anything stronger (and they call the Garden of Eden a paradise?). Apparently no fans of alliterations, Scots used to refer to water as “Adam's beer.”
See also: ale
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Adam's ale Water, because the first man had nothing else to drink; in Scotland, it is sometimes called Adam's wine.
However, Adam's Ale has improved all season and will relish every drop of rain.
THE MAIL'S TOP TIPS BEVERLEY 1.55 Flatcapper 2.30 Adore 3.05 Fendale 3.40 Adam's Ale 4.15 World Record 4.50 Miss Lucy Jane 5.25 Blaze It.
TOMORROW'S TIPS BEVERLEY: BEVERLEY: 1.55 Flatcapper, 2.30 Adore, 3.05 Fendale, 3.40 Adam's Ale, 4.15 World Record, 4.50 Miss Lucy Jane, 5.25 Blaze It.
Tomorrow's tips BEVERLEY: 1.55 Flatcapper, 2.30 Adore, 3.05 Fendale, 3.40 Adam's Ale, 4.15 World Record, 4.50 Miss Lucy Jane, 5.25 Blaze It.
From Abbott's Ale to Adam's ale: Severn Trent water reports its half year numbers today and although earnings may be marginally ahead the company is currently embroiled in a bitter battle with the water regulatorOFWAT concerning Severn's ability to increase prices.