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Recommended Glassware That You Prefer Not to Use

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Porkhustle, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I don't use much besides tulips and pint glasses. Trappist beers go in a Rochefort chalice, but that's about it.
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  2. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,025) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    I dont really like British Pint glasses. Also, I love snifters, but I have some that get really narrow at the top, and I dont really ever use those as it tends to impart an odd medicinal phenolic aroma with almost any beer I pour into it.

    On the other side of the spectrum, I actually like drinking out of plan shaker pints, which everyone seems to think is a worse thing for a beer drinker to do than have an O'Douls.
  3. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale ¡Bad Trader! (655) Wisconsin Dec 14, 2011 ¡Bad Trader! Beer Trader

    Im not a fan of drinking from a tapered pint. It has noth7ng to do with taste and everything to do with smell. Any beers that dont have a strong aroma become hard for me to get a good nose on. I guess this is why I prefer to use my tulips glass.
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  4. I just use the same glass for everything I drink. My trusty mug

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  5. Only glass I use is my Duvel and my Stone pint glass. Pretty much covers all styles I think.
  6. I like your style..
  7. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (610) California Sep 13, 2009

    I hate pilsner glasses or anything taller than a regular pint glass.
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  8. I'm not a big fan of pilsner glasses. I use shaker pints, snifters, and of course the ridiculous liter-sized dimpled Paulaner mug for post-race celebration. I only use the Paulaner about 10-12 times per year, but my God it's fun.
  9. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I have a decent collection from various breweries and generic glasses but glassware is a personal preference. If you enjoy your beers out of a styrofoam cup, then that is the best glass to drink out of.
  10. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Styrofoam feels weird when it rubs against my epic BA beard...then my beard birds just peck it to bits.
  11. Preluderl

    Preluderl Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    I know it's not proper, but I use this bad boy here for everything.

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  13. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

  14. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I have the same problem with my handlebar mustache. It's glassware for me from here on out.
  15. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    pilsner glass and frosted mug.

    was once served a stout in a frosted mug. not a good thing.
  16. RyanMM

    RyanMM Savant (270) Michigan Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    I drink everything out of Duvel tulips. I hate the "each beer needs it's own glass" bullshit.

    I also like the Libby Embassy line of brandy snifters. I use the 6oz version when I conduct tastings. I have about 14 dozen of them I think.
  17. I prefer a Duvel glass for almost everything, and a Sam Adams Perfect Pint for the rest. Both have the laser etching on the bottom that keep the beer releasing bubbles, which keeps the beer more aromatic. Enough said.
  18. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

  19. StoutSeth

    StoutSeth Savant (295) Virginia Sep 24, 2010

    My New Belgium globe... That's all I use
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  20. Almost everything. Sometimes I use a mug.

    I do use my Leffe goblet for the stronger Belgian/Abbey ales. And weizens often go in a weizen glass.

    I have every type of glassware (and various branded ones) but other then the above I rarely use most of them for beer.
  21. The Duvel was the best glass I had.... until I broke it by hitting the faucet when washing it.
  22. johnkale

    johnkale Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2009

    If more hefes would just come in .5 liter quantities to start with I'm sure I'd use the appropriate glassware more often. I always just end up pouring them into my NG pilsener glasses instead.

    Tulips are nice, but since I broke my last one I've been perfectly content using a Sam Adams Perfect Pint for most lighter styles and a snifter for the boozier stuff. And the NG pilsener glass for most anything vaguely German.
  23. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Savant (300) Wisconsin Nov 17, 2010

    I don't like pilsner glasses for most beers they are recommended for, but I do find them to be the perfect glass for Hinterland's Maple Bock.
  24. Lex_Talionis

    Lex_Talionis Aficionado (110) Dec 13, 2012

    I almost ALWAYS use my snifter for everything, mainly because I drink Imperial Stouts.
  25. MaxOhle

    MaxOhle Savant (410) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    Although I will get some smack for this, I typically use a pilsner glass for most of my beer.
  26. acelin

    acelin Advocate (545) Kansas Feb 14, 2009

    I think we all know a Batch 19 Growler is by far the best glass to drink any beer from.
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  27. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Why not relax, and do your drinking at home eh?
    Just saying........safer for everyone.
  28. I'm not a huge fan of shaker pints, but I do have plenty of them around. Mainly because I have many friends and relatives who enjoy beer, but aren't as enthusiastic about it as I am. I can bring these out at any time and I'm not worried if they get broken because they are so inexpensive. My most-used glasses are my New Belgium globes, my Deschutes snifters, and my Russian River stem.
  29. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    I like the glass that was designed at harvard and cost shitloads of money, that I can buy for like 2 dollars. Thanks, Mr Cook.
  30. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Ive used almost every type of glass and i enjoy them all.
  31. Zach136

    Zach136 Advocate (610) Georgia Jun 17, 2012

    KBS from a New Holland Flute ;)


    I tend to agree in most situations, but it sure worked great here.

    On topic: I dislike pilsners almost as much as I dislike their glasses so I avoid them all together. I agree with the Chalice comment someone made earlier... not my favorite glass.

    I do like a nice weizen glass to hold the head on wheat beers. The majority of my beer goes in snifters/tulips. I bust out the Teku for special occasions. If I had more I'd probably use it exclusively, not because it "enhances" the beer - because it looks so bad ass.
  32. Have the Mug/Stein , Pint/Tumbler as my fav's
    enjoy Pilsner/Pokal and Weizen also German heritage maybe?
    Don't enjoy goblet/chalice , snifter and tulip as much , love me some Belgian Dark Ale's thou
  33. I have lots of different styles of glasses but I always seem to use snifters or tulips for everything.
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  34. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    This vessel is EPIC, emblazoned with an epic beer!
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  35. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    This, indeed. Still don't own a pilsner glass because I'd rarely use it. 2nd would be the shaker pints, I own a few but there are better pint glasses. I prefer the shape of my Left Hand pint, which is an English tulip pint.
  36. What's wrong with this glass? I used it last night for some homebrew

    image by dachshunddude86, on Flickr

    Oh, right, I forgot to wash it instantly and now its gonna be a bitch and a half to get the dried raspberry seeds out of the bottom :(
  37. I love my snifters and tulips. Becoming a huge fan of Pokal glasses too.
  38. That mug is filthy! look at all the nucleation sites.
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  39. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    You must be doing it wrong when it comes to hefeweizen (the size is appropriate in Germany because the majority of them come in .5L bottles).
  40. MDDMD

    MDDMD Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jun 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Spiegalau tulips for most beers.
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