Orval proper glassware and substituted

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by iwantyourskull, Jun 19, 2022.

  1. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Initiate (59) Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    I’ve been thinking about Orval glassware a lot recently because I missed Orval day due to the covid...(I drink Orval year around, but I have a vertical 2016-2020 of Orval to experience on Orval day)

    I do not however have an Orval chalice.
    Besides using a chalice, does anyone have any recommendations for glassware type? I mostly use a crate and barrel bruges tulip glass because the bowl is large and has a wide opening and is thin walled
     
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  2. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,779) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Any decent goblet should suffice. Personally, I prefer a tulip for everything, so I also suggest that.
     
  3. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,243) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I use the Bruges tulip a lot, including with Orval. Hard to recommend anything instead, the Bruges concentrates the Brett aroma better than any goblet could.
     
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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,467) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  5. SILVER

    SILVER Initiate (194) Jan 3, 2007 Florida

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  6. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,779) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I'm a fan of what most stores call a "Margarita glass." They vary in size and shape, but a lot of them look pretty similar to an Orval glass. I bought a bunch at Target like 20 years ago and still use 'em for Belgians (of all sorts) today.
     
  7. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (633) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    The chimay goblet shape is pretty similar to orval. I also have an orval taster glass that is a "mini-pint." Has the orval name etched on the side with fish nucleation site on bottom. Looking for some pictures.
     
  8. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (633) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    the picture i found is not with the right beer, but you can see the Orval name etched on the side.

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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,439) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    You can still find these at garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores. (Unfortunately, they've gone up in value and some folks are asking a buck each.
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    OTOH, the DoJ Inflation calculator says 50¢ in 1974 equals about $3.41 in today's dollars, so you're getting a bargain
     
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  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,467) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    If we are 'expanding' Goblet glasses beyond those branded with Orval my vote is:

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    Cheers!
     
  11. beerluvr

    beerluvr Meyvn (1,229) Jan 2, 2001 Canada (ON)
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    Have a Duvel tulip? Those work quite well...for any beer style✌
     
  12. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Initiate (59) Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    I can’t help but imagine Orval next to a nacho platter

    This is a good solid hack though and I’d drink Orval with you any day.
     
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  13. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Initiate (59) Dec 27, 2015 Missouri


    I used to live in rural Missouri next to a Missouri state university and could find Orval, westy, early lager chalices for 1-3 dollars a glass but owning over 40 different glasses at the time..I passed. I’ve since paired down to a few essentials, I fully regret not getting an Orval chalice then
     
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  14. emerge077

    emerge077 Poo-Bah (13,308) Apr 16, 2005 Illinois
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    Oddly enough, I once found an Orval mug in rural Missouri. Looks like this:

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  15. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Initiate (59) Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    That mug is amazing
     
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  16. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Disciple (356) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Sounds like it would work just fine to me.
     
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  17. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Disciple (356) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I use a big ole brandy snifter that I got a free case of decades ago at a restaurant that was changing glassware.
    It's perfect for many types of beer, but Belgians pour well, especially from draft, and the nose is concentrated without restricting it.
    They hold a good amount of brew too.
    I know they are definitely not a standard beer serving vessel, but they work well for me.
    I have darn near every type of beer serving glassware from being in the restaurant/Irish Pub business for so many years. From free samples to ones bought at breweries/beer fests/and glassware shops, I can use & abuse the big ole snifters & not worry about breaking any.
     
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  18. drocpsu

    drocpsu Initiate (189) Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    I use that Bruges beer glass pretty frequently as well. It’s my go-to tulip-style glass.
     
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  19. SILVER

    SILVER Initiate (194) Jan 3, 2007 Florida

    All those substitute replies would not fly in Belgium, y'all.
    If they don't have a clean, proper glass, it just isn't served.
    Any type of glassware can be used or even just drink it out of the bottle, if you may. Just don't need to show off you alternate life style in public.
    We are civilized people, are we not?
    :sunglasses:
     
  20. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,228) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Lay on a table face up, hold the bottle six inches over your head, and pour it in your mouth fast like you're pouring it into a glass. Stop when foam comes out your nose and you gag. (Hint - don't actually do that)
     
  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,467) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    A poor-man's beer bong!?!

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  22. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Initiate (59) Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    I can’t stop laughing at the last two replies.
    Yeah
    I won’t
    But thank you