That is the falsest thing I have ever heard . Farthest from the truth. Ingredients , fermentation process , lagering , etc . make all the characteristics of a brew . English ale is one of the easiest and fastest brews you can make . I homebrew English and IPA al the time . Great stuff. But you can train a monkey to make it( that's why I do it a lot) . 1 week fermenting , bottle , 3 weeks lagering and presto . A batch of ale .quote:Originally posted by trepanned23
Please. beer is beer. Unless it's hand pulled naturally aspirated English ale.