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Perfect as the ale I’d brewed (5)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'perfect' is the definition.
('ideal' can be similar in meaning to 'perfect')

'the ale i'd brewed' is the wordplay.
'brewed' indicates an anagram.
'aleid' anagrammed gives 'IDEAL'.

'as' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard