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Recommended Glassware That You Prefer Not to Use

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

  1. Porkhustle

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    I have every type of glassware imaginable to suit the needs of all styles for which I consume- which is basically every style offered in my area of distribution. Still, there are styles of glassware which are recommended that I opt not to because I find the experience more pleasurable in another type of glassware.

    Wheat beer glasses for heffs. I hate the size for starters, but every time I use one the head seems to rapidly dissapear. Also, I hate having to tilt my head that much. For heffs I prefer a tuliped pint


    Pilsner glasses for lagers. I prefer a Willie glass which is more sturdy. For some reason when I use a pilsner glass I down the beer extremely fast.

    Snifter glasses for imperials. Again, an awkward glass to hold, and using a tulips pint doesn't seem to have any downside risks, comparatively.

    Steins. The feel is equivalent to, though on a smaller scale, doing side shoulder raises with a dumbbell


    Pint shakers just blow all around.
     
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    Just pour it. Anything is better than the glass it comes in.;)
     
  3. Porkhustle

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    I do pour it, I thought that was evident. ;)
     
  4. JuniperJesus

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    I have a wide mouth mason jar that is versatile with most styles. It even has a screw cap so my beer won't spill in my Jeep.
     
  5. dennis3951

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    I think glassware is overated. All you need are shaker pints and red wine glasses and your covered for any style.
     
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    I definitely prefer to not use this glass if I can avoid it:

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    I can still remember being out with a large group and some were being ridiculed for the "pretentiousness" of drinking pumpkin beer from cinnamon rimmed glasses. Then my beverage came.
     
  7. Spider889

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    Unless I get a branded Cantillon one I don't see myself ever desiring to use one of the traditional Gueuze tumblers. I'd much prefer a tulip or snifter to better appreciate all of the complexity of the style.
     
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    Large bowl and mouth wine glass. Gotta swirl the product. Releases aroma, and the foam and all looks great as it settles.
     
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    For some reason I don't like the 13ounce tulip glasses, very much. My number one reason is that they seem to ruin the head within 30 seconds every time.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I just can't bring myself to drink anything out of a tulip or snifter type glass. I feel like a wine snob when drink out of those type glasses. Most of the time I just use a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
     
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    What? No thistle glass for them wee heavies/scotch ales?
     
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    Drinking horns
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    I'm kinda with you, I have various glasses that I never use either. I'm not big on pint glasses but have a few that I'll use once in a while. Normally I use snifters, some rounded Dogfish glasses, and the big English-style stout mugs for pretty much everything. I occasionally like to use my weiss glass for high carbed beers.
     
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    Do you like Belgian beer? I find that snifters really allow a lot of aroma to come out, and for the head to dissipate correctly. Any other type of glass for some of those styles and you're taking 15 minutes to pour a beer.
     
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    Haha that glass is so ridiculous. You truly have to be in the right place to order it. I've always wanted to but it seems that places charge a fortune.- probably just for the gimmick value of it.
     
  16. WassailWilly

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    Personally I do not like going to a bar and being served beer in a dimple mug.. Personal preference I guess
     
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    for some reason i dont like drinking out of traditional pint glasses and stange glasses

    i prefer tulips, snifters and other variations
     
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    This.
     
  19. smartassboiler

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    I personally do not like pint glasses or weiss beer glasses. I like snifters the most, but tulips and those Lagunitas mason jars are great too.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the Belgian Chalice's, Chimay, St. Bernardus, etc.
    It's too wide and the beer comes to close to the top, feels like I'm always gonna spill it, or when I take a sip pour half of it down my shirt, or maybe I'm just drunk...
     
  21. MCImes

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    I only own Tulip glasses. any beer I drink, I want to taste and smell as much as possible and I think the tulip does the best job

    Also, as others have said, the Kwak, Pilsner, chalice, and tumbler glasses are all harder to drink out of.

    So I disapprove of anything besides a tulip.

    If not a tulip, just give me a standard tapered pint glass
     
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    i prefer anything with thinner glass walls over a traditional shaker pint! bleh. my personal fav is a traditional english nonic pint and tulips are always nice for those higher abv brews that your not consuming in mass quantities in a sitting.
     
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    I refuse to use a stein for anything. The ceramic affects the taste, to its detriment.

    I prefer nonical pint glasses to conical pint glasses every single time.

    If I had bigger cajones, I'd use a Kwak glass for everything. Because you're not cool unless your glassware could shatter at any moment.

    I think snifters are over-used by most beer enthusiasts. I favor my Guinness goblet for imperial stouts, but if I had a Teku I'd probably use that for pretty much everything.
     
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    I can't stand tulips. So many failed tulip designs, over exaggerated flares on the rim... I use them often, but I tend to find that most are just embellished glassware. I prefer a Newcastle Geordie Schooner.
     
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    I feel like I end up drinking Gueuze so much faster out a traditional tumbler than a tulip glass. Weird.
     
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    I hate using shaker pints and steins. You lose so much of the experience.

    If I can help it I only use my new Belgium egg glass at home. All the aroma capture of a wine glass with better head retention, and it holds a full imperial pint
     
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    Nothing like Das Boot! Though I only bring it out for German beers. I rarely end up using my Chalice. Usually use my tulip or pint glasses.
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    I like my New Belgium globe for about everything. I feel rediculous drinking out of a weizen or pils glass for some reason. I like my nonic imperial pint glass too. My Libby craft brew set that i got as a wedding gift came with a glass called a "craft brew" glass haha. But honestly it's pretty nice. 20 oz, and it tapers in a little at the top to concentrate the aromas. But most of the time I go for the globe.
     
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    Not a fan of pilsner glasses.
     
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    I have pretty much every type of glass out there but I tend to drink a lot of beers out of shaker pints. If it's something more aromatic I'll pull out an appropriate stemmed glass but most session beers I drink don't benefit enough from specific glassware to need to wash that much glassware each time I want to have a few beers.
     
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    Agreed. And I hate cleaning/polishing them.
     
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    "Recommend some music you don't like?" "Hey, what are some of your favorite movies you hate?"

    ...WHAT????
     
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    I'm a big fan of the old fashioned/rocks glass as an all arounder for some reason
     
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    I pretty much exclusively drink from my Spiegelau tulips anymore.
     
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    I use pint shakers pretty often, but if it is something that I really think the glassware will make a difference I will use a Tulip Pint. I have a great set of Wheat glasses and can't get on board.
    Also, the Dogfishhead and the Sam Adam's glass (I know not everyone's favorite thing, but that brewery does a lot of good) is just a pain to wash afterward.
     
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    I have a set of these, but I find them only suited to a few certain styles
     
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    I love an old fashioned Pils glass. I like half tulips too, made for red wine but still great across the board.
     
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    Flutes. I've never seen anyone drink beer from a flute.
     
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    I don't prefer to drink out of plain shaker pints. I collect them, but there are better options.
     
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