Dwarven Language of Ale

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A Mysterious Brew: The Dwarven Language of Ale

By Enkryna Oldvarg-Mithskeller, Brewmaster of the Oldvarg Brewery in Zul Roram.

Unbeknownst to the taller races, there is an untold language of ale that is understood by most dwarves. When a dwarf crafts a brew, great thought and care is taken in the selection of notes that can be experienced in the ale's aroma and flavor. Each subtle nuance communicates a message to the taster of what the brewmaster intended for his or her creation. While there are an endless number of tastes that exist within the realm of available ales, I have chosen to include a mere sample of the most popular flavors of this modern day.

The Dwarven Language of Ale
Flavor Meaning Old Dwarven Saying
Acetic Magical sense. May your facial hair tingle whenever magic is near.
Anise Belching power. May each belch from your mouth be better than the last.
Apple Motivation. You will find renewed vigor as you navigate your way in the twisting tunnels of life.
Apricot Peace of mind. Peace of mind will settle upon your soul like the mist of the morning.
Banana Singing ability. Your voice shall be a feast upon the ears of all around.
Barley Family wellness. Prosperity stands ahead in the road of life for your beloved kin.
Bitter Gem sense. The gems beneath the rough shall soon be in sight.
Bread Artistic sense. Let your eyes see the beauty yet to be coaxed from the stone.
Brown sugar Luck in love. Your heart shall soon find the love that it seeks.
Caramel Sweet disposition. May your demeanor always be as sweet as this brew.
Cherry Dreams May slumber bring you an endless treasure trove of dreams.
Chocolate Spirituality and holiness. Eonak's forge light will shine on you always.
Cinnamon Evening energy. The revelry has only just begun with the setting of the sun.
Clove Strong teeth. No sinewy meat shall be a match for your fearsome maw.
Coffee General alertness. Always shall you notice that which needs to be.
Coriander Good digestion. No food stands a challenge to your iron stomach.
Cream Cooking. Aromas from your kitchen shall bring kin from both far and wide.
Dry Metallurgy. The beauty of a slab shall be ever evoked from your skilled hands.
Fig Sleep. Let the blanket of slumber cover you quickly each night.
Flowers Memory. Even many years past shall be as clear as day for you.
Fruity Work ethic. Thousands of years of dwarven pride flow through you in everything that you do.
Fungus Dark vision. Let your eyes see even in the darkest of shadows and times.
Ginger Circulation. Fingers and toes be warm and nimble, no matter when or where.
Grass Neighborliness. May you always have a good neighbor or friend to share an ale with.
Herbal Keep away bad spirits. The spirits of misfortune and woe flee from your home.
Honey Money. Let your pockets never be without the comfort of coins.
Hops Wisdom. May the age of this ale impart you with the wisdom of its age.
Lemon Healthy beards. Your beard shall be as robust and vibrant as this brew.
Malt Drinking capacity. May your liver keep up with each drink you take.
Metallic Battle sense. May your axe blade be as steadfast and true as your dearest friend.
Molasses Serene demeanor. Let all your decisions be made with a head as calm as a tavern after closing.
Moss Stonework skills. Let your chisel be true in finding the beauty buried within the stone.
Nutmeg Flexibility. May your joints be as well greased as a beard after breakfast.
Nuts Writing. Each day shall inspire your pen with an overflow of words filled with verve.
Orange Healthy skin. Radiant shall be your skin, strong and thick like a foamy brew.
Peach Cold tolerance. The chill breath of winter shall never freeze your will or spirit.
Pear General prosperity. If you seek fame and fortune, for you, it will surely come to pass.
Pepper Strong muscles. No hammer is too heavy for your stalwart hands and arms.
Pineapple Humor. Let yours be the first and last laugh at the humor in life.
Plum Good travels. Eonak guide your path in all the journeys that you shall take.
Prune General good health. Your days shall go without the troubles of sickness or disease.
Raisin Animal bonds. Four-legged friends can be as true as those with two legs.
Roast Leadership. Even strangers will follow your charge in the darkest of times.
Rum Friendship. May you always find a friend wherever your path takes you.
Salt Mining sense. The caves hold no secrets for you, veins of gems and metal are as plain as the beard on your face.
Smoke Precognition. The misty and ever-changing future parts to reveal a clear path to your eyes alone.
Soap Purity. Your soul is as clear and pure as a perfectly cut crystal.
Sour Heat resistance. The blistering heat of summer shall never burn your will or spirit.
Spice Enigmatic temperment. A mysterious aura will shroud you and obscure your true self like the bushiest of beards.
Sweet Agility. Nimbleness and speed are well within your grasp.
Tannin Strong will. Determination and a will of iron are the essence of dwarfhood.
Tobacco Sense of smell. Let there be no aromatic mysteries that your nose cannot solve.
Toffee Dancing. Even heavy dwarven feet can be as light as air when dancing with nary a care.
Vanilla Hair growth. Let your stein never be empty nor your pate be bald.
Wheat Good harvests. Feel the bounty of Imaera's touch in your stomach and in your fields.
Wood Longevity. May you live as long as the stone of the DragonSpine.
Yeast Fertility. May your brood grow as fast as the hair on your face.