Favorite Glassware For Lambic

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  1. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (279) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Everytime I order a lambic in a bar it is always served in a champagne flute.
    What do you use at home or think is the best vessel to serve these fruity delights in?
  2. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Where are these lambic serving bars in NC? I've seen Lindemans and that's it.

    I think geuze is generally served in this:
    I don't know what the proper lambic glass is, if there is one and it's different.
  3. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana

  4. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (279) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Lindeman's is definitely the only thing I've seen in NC so I don't get lambic from a bar here unless it were something else, which I have yet to run in to. Mr. Dunderbak's in Tampa at least served St. Louis, which I would order on occasion. Mostly just referencing bars in general for the point about flutes.
  5. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    At home, I usually drink it out of a Goose Island tulip glass or a wine glass. I've seen it in bars served in snifters, tulips, rocks type glasses, pint glasses, and even mugs haha
  6. WankelEngine

    WankelEngine Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Illinois

    I generally use a delicate tulip glass or small snifter for my Gueuze (90% of the lambic I consume is in Gueuze form). I prefer a narrow tulip because it concentrates aroma, shows off the appearance, allows a proper head to form, and helps keep the yeast near the bottom. I guess a flute would work for most of this, too.
  7. dianimal

    dianimal Aspirant (236) Apr 18, 2012 California

    one made of clear glass.
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  8. Jugs_McGhee

    Jugs_McGhee Poo-Bah (10,583) Aug 15, 2010 Louisiana
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    Narrow tulip or teku. Maybe a smaller size snifter.

    I could see a flute working quite nicely meself.
  9. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri

    usually a stemmed glass, never a flute and sometimes a stemmed tulip
  10. tectactoe

    tectactoe Poo-Bah (1,816) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan
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  11. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (279) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    I'll have to give that one a go.
  12. brikelly

    brikelly Initiate (160) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts

    Oude Bonge ^
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  13. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California

    I like to use large wine glasses. The 3F wine glass or something similar is ideal. I don't like to use the traditional tumblers.
  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,999) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I use a goblet for gueuze, similar to an Orval glass, and a narrower stem for fruited lambics to accentuate the more delicate fruit aromas. That's just out of habit, though- I can't say I've really put either situation to the test.
  15. bcm75

    bcm75 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Illinois

    I almost spewed my gueuze across the room when I saw that. No joke.
  16. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,463) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    I don't have a flute, but the tall Unibroue tulip does the job very well.

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    (my pic)
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  17. airevac19

    airevac19 Initiate (123) Dec 6, 2006 North Carolina

    I usually use a champagne flute at home. The only places I've ever seen lambic in NC is the Flying Saucer in Raleigh just outside NC State.
  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

  19. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

  20. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Our stupidly large tasting snifters.
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  21. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,320) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  22. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (279) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    The store I work at gets a holiday pack around Christmas every year. I have thought about getting it, but then I remember that the pack is full of Lindeman's.
  23. mjtiernan

    mjtiernan Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2008 New York

    Flute or something like an oversized wine glass (ex. Hill Farmstead stem). The Cantillon Gueuze glasses look kinda classy, but I have a hard time believing that they do much to enhance the experience.
  24. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri

    fonteinen makes the greatest stemmed glass on earth, well stolze does for them.

    the new cantillon lambic glass is super nice as well
  25. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 California

    Some kind of a flute or some kind of a chalice. Depends on how I'm feeling about the aroma... I'm still working out the exact science of it all. :-)
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