Recommended Glassware That You Prefer Not to Use

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  1. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    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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  2. jk3

    jk3 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 New York

    Just pour it. Anything is better than the glass it comes in.:wink:
  3. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    I do pour it, I thought that was evident. :wink:
  4. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    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

    dennis3951 Champion (825) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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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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  6. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    I definitely prefer to not use this glass if I can avoid it:


    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

    Spider889 Savant (976) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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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.
  8. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    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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  9. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    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.
  10. kuhndog

    kuhndog Disciple (334) Sep 6, 2011 New York

    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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  11. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    What? No thistle glass for them wee heavies/scotch ales?
  12. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Drinking horns
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  13. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    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.
  14. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    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.
  15. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    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

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    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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  17. jaybags

    jaybags Aspirant (258) Mar 16, 2012 Michigan

    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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  18. calidelphia

    calidelphia Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2012 California

  19. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (912) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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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.
  20. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    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

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    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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  22. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    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.
  23. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,612) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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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.
  24. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (527) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    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.
  25. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (749) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    I feel like I end up drinking Gueuze so much faster out a traditional tumbler than a tulip glass. Weird.
  26. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Aspirant (235) Dec 13, 2011 California
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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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  27. Kaisermatt

    Kaisermatt Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2011 Ohio

    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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  28. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    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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  29. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Not a fan of pilsner glasses.
  30. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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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.
  31. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (448) Jul 31, 2010 California
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    Agreed. And I hate cleaning/polishing them.
  32. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

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  33. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (629) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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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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  34. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

  35. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I pretty much exclusively drink from my Spiegelau tulips anymore.
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  36. JK4Stout

    JK4Stout Initiate (0) May 10, 2010 Virginia

    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.
  37. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (629) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    I have a set of these, but I find them only suited to a few certain styles
  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,521) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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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.
  39. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,568) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Flutes. I've never seen anyone drink beer from a flute.
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  40. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,521) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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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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