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Does the style of glass really matter when drinking beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SerialTicker, Jan 22, 2013.


Does using a particular drinking glass really matter?

  1. Yes.

    173 vote(s)
  2. No.

    71 vote(s)
  1. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (430) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    The only real difference between a coffee mug and a Bierstein is size. I prefer drinking beer out of an open container over drinking it from the bottle because I like breathing it in while I drink. That DOES make a difference. I also want something that is taste neutral like clay or glass because I want to taste my beer and nothing else. Everything else, size or shape of the container is really up to personal preference and has no actual effect in the real world.

    However, just like I want my steak nicely prepared on a plate I want my beer nicely poured in a glass. It has no actual measurable effect but it pleases my mind so I do it anyways.

    "Das Auge trinkt mit."
    Gutes_Bier likes this.
  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Don't forget the ice.
    yamar68 likes this.