Does using the "wrong glass" pose any issues?

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  1. lester619

    lester619 Zealot (530) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
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    It was shut down because people were telling him the only way he could atone for such a sin is to commit ritual beer suicide and things along those lines. It was a very entertaining read while it was around.
  2. Gus_13

    Gus_13 Aspirant (245) Jul 2, 2012 Mississippi
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    I have a few favorite glasses that i use. In my mind a Tulip can be a great glass for any brew almost. Only thing I don't like out of a tulip is a kolsch or lager. Since those aren't my favorite styles I don't have to worry about it much!
  3. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    I have to place myself in that column too, though I typically bring beers along with the glasses to share so at least I'm a well prepared generous nerd?
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  4. sm0key

    sm0key Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2009 Michigan

    mason jar FTW!

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  5. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    if you do a side-by-side tasting of the same beer in two significantly different glasses, you'll probably see that it does make a difference, but if you don't care enough to always use the right glassware then no one's going to hang you for it.
  6. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I'll typically drink almost everything out of a tulip glass or something similar. The only beers I don't drink out of a tulip are beers that I don't really care to think much about.
  7. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (167) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
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    The best glass to use is the one in front of you, unless the person next to you has something better, then use theirs.
  8. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    The only wrong glass is a bottle.
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  9. Brianhophead

    Brianhophead Initiate (64) May 16, 2007 Alberta (Canada)

    I do like to use approximately the right beer for the right glass. A pilsner glass for a lager, a tulip for an aromatic Belgian or beer of any kind, that sort of a thing. But I don't make too much of an issue out of it. After all if you're spending too much time worrying about the right glass, doesn't that take some of the fun out of enjoying your beer?

    And I just realized I made a sort of a beer-esque anti condom argument.
  10. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Just drink everything from a beer bong, you can't go wrong. :slight_smile:
  11. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (408) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Generally I drink my "better" beers from either a shaker pint or Tulip (either one of a selection of Duvel ones or Unibrau) I also do have a pretty good collection of other glasses, but unfortunately most of them are packed away at the moment.
    I will occasionally drink right from the bottle, but only if it's an "everyday" beer / daily drinker type, and don't feel like getting a glass out.
  12. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    And the snobs did GASP...:rolling_eyes:
  13. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    I'd drink all of my beer out of Star Wars Dixie cups if they still made them.
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  14. assman79

    assman79 Aspirant (250) May 30, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Using the wrong glass is like crossing the streams.
  15. metter98

    metter98 Poo-Bah (9,387) Aug 29, 2006 New York

    I am not a big fan of tulip glasses and prefer to use snifter glasses over them, but there can be instances where highly carbonated beers or those that produce a large head could benefit from the taller sides. In these cases, I usually just try to do a more careful pour into a snifter.
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    If there's such a thing as a glass for all beers, it's a Tulip. My Lost Abbey glasses, hence, get a real work out.:wink:
  17. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Eh, I just hate getting a chilled glass. Pisses me off every time. One time the waitress challenged me about it and said "you know you're supposed to drink it really cold- it's the only way it tastes good". Funny, I remember Two Hearted being pretty fucking awesome at any temp.
  18. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    That being said, my Lost Abbey Teku glass is the new workhorse. Everything looks and tastes damn good from it.
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  19. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Especially if said beer is an American Adjunct lager IMO. I have never noticed much variance in the way this style is presented period.
  20. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    I think i need to pick one of these up!
  21. dmeadows

    dmeadows Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2002 New York

    Teasing and taunting.
  22. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Disciple (313) Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    I drink everything out of a pint glass because kiss my ass.
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  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It detracts from your beer points.
  24. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Yeah, only if I paid for 16oz and got 14oz. Am I right?
  25. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (564) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Sam Adams tulip glass works for everything except maybe a good limbic. I only say that because lambic is usually wicked expensive and c'mon if you are going to spend that mush loot on a bottle of beer drink it properly. (personally, my theory on glass wear is... if you want to drink all your beer strait out the bottle you would get no bad looks from me, beer is to be enjoyed so drink it out of your boot if it makes you happy!)
  26. bctdi

    bctdi Initiate (144) Dec 8, 2008 Georgia

    I would say that there is 1 situation where you really can have the wrong glass: try pouring a highly carbonated Belgian beer into a flute style pilsner glass and watch the foam show happen. I watched a neighbor try this. It ruined the beer that was in the glass. Other than that, It's more of a personal preferance. I prefer a belgian chalice style glass for everything, because I get a lot of aroma with it and it's a nice visual too.
  27. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 California

    I literally laughed out loud at this post
  28. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    I always drink beers out of my tulip glass. regardless of style.
  29. waddsworth

    waddsworth Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Another fan of tulip glasses for pretty much everything. Also, I sometimes prefer beers straight from the bottle.

    AFAIC the only wrong glassware is frosted or dirty.
  30. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (404) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Just thought I'd bring this up - If you want to use the assigned glass for a style, take care to fill to an appropriate level. An over-filled snifter presents the same as an filled pint glass.
  31. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,440) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Thursday nights at Keegan Ales they all taste pretty good from a mason jar, and can't beat 4.00 a pour.
  32. JimmyW

    JimmyW Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2011 Illinois

    The Shaker Pint! My least favorite glass to drink beer from. Avoid when possible.

    Sure, I'd use the shaker pint if my only other option is drinking from the bottle. Fortunately, most places that offer glassware for the beer they pour have more than one option. Most people never even consider drinking their beer from a good ol' fashioned Wine Glass! A very appropriate drinking vessel in which the shape of the glass will help to contain and amplify flavor and aromas allowing the drinker to get a little bit more out of their beer. Pint glasses are like wider pilsner lager glasses which are designed for easier, faster consumption rather than to enhance stuff. Plus they hold much more liquid which sometimes means it takes longer to drink....which sometimes means more time in your warm, heat transferring hand. Nonic Pints I think are much better than shaker pints, too.
  33. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (392) Mar 26, 2011 California

    Only here on Beer Advocate....
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