Recommended Glassware That You Prefer Not to Use

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

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  1. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    And frosted and that pour is is going on in that photo, it is driving me insane!!!
  2. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    I largely drink aventenius and vitus , and those are .5 l.
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  3. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Zealot (579) Nov 6, 2007 California

    Funny to see how many people dislike pilsner glasses as that's one of the few style-specific glasses that is actually the optimal glass for the style when made well. Pils out of anything else just isn't presented as well.
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  4. CerealKillerKP

    CerealKillerKP Initiate (0) May 24, 2009 Kentucky

    It's actually a myth that just because some of the little bubbles stick to the side of the glass automatically means the glass is dirty. Please consult your local scientist. I can assure you I keep my preferred glassware immaculately clean :sunglasses:
  5. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    A narrow Willie glass worked very well with Pils
  6. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    So what's wrong with the size then?

    BTW, the reason I said that you're "doing it wrong" is because you mentioned poor head retention with the weizen glasses.

    If poured correctly, into a clean glass (I will admit those can be a pain in the ass to clean properly" you should have a solid 3-4 finger head and typically a 1 finger head of retention while you drink it. The shape seems to stimulate a bit of carbonation as you drink it; my experience at least.
  7. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I'll echo a few other people: I do not think that gueuze tumblers or most Belgian chalices are particularly good glasses for their respective styles. I'm also not particularly a fan of the Teku glass (looks neat, but doesn't do an especially good job with aromas and is a bit awkward to drink from).

    My Spiegelau tulips are my go-to glasses at home, but I have a couple sturdier tulips and snifters that I take to bottle shares.
  8. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Tulip glass>all other glasses
  9. afavreau

    afavreau Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2011 New Hampshire

    most maine beer must be consumed in a baxter glass can. otherwise, propper glasswear.
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  10. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I tend to drink Baxter beer out of their glass...but that's about it...coolest glass ever though.
  11. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,911) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    Goblets and chalices. They're like the stereotypical cheerleader/model/beauty pageant contestant: beautiful to behold and handle, but useless in almost every other way. Head retention? Sucks. Aroma? Sucks. It can be fun on occasion, but it's mostly like trying to drink out of a bowl.
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  12. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Meyvn (1,477) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    A lot of people will disagree with me on this but I rarely if ever use my Duvel tulip glass. Not that it's a bad glass, it's just so big and really only works best if I pour two bottles into it.
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  13. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Disciple (313) Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Anything that isn't a pint glass.

    But really, any glass that is a pain in the ass to wash gets the boot from me. Annoying things ruin my good time, and that's just not acceptable.
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  14. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    You can get nucleation sites from the frost itself. The mug doesn't have to be dirty. What's really wrong with this picture is the frost. That beer deserves to be served at the proper temperature, not in a frozen mug.
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  15. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I have been bitten and am afraid I have contracted TEKU fever
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  16. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Zealot (579) Nov 6, 2007 California

    Oh, the Hoegaarden glass is just a terrible thing to drink any beer out of.
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  17. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    IN the bathtub, but not OUT OF the bathtub.
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  18. gentlystewed

    gentlystewed Disciple (387) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    When drinking a really good beer, regardless of style, I use a snifter or a Sam Adams pint glass. I like to get my nose all in there. When drinking adjuncts--like my Miller High Life right now--I use ordinary pint glasses.
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  19. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    How else are you going to burn off all those empty calories? Keg stands don't count unless you're holding yourself up. :slight_smile: I think steins are a great lazy way to slosh around drunk. It has its occasions.
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  20. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (469) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Snifter for me is the most commonly used glass. Tulip is next, but my personal favorite is a snifter. Helps warm it up, I drink slower, looks awesome, etc.. Tulips the head dissipates quickly IMO.

    Pint glasses are next for lower alcohol beers. I have a Chimay glass, and a stein. Rarely use either (maybe once for the novelty).
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  21. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Anything heavy. A thick beer mug or goblet doesnt really serve much purpose to me. I don't see the need for anything other than a regular pint glass, a snifter, or a tulip. If you have all three, then you should be able to thoroughly enjoy any beer style.
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  22. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Not a fan of "skinny" glasses (stem, pilsener, flute, although I do use weizen glasses). I'd much rather drink pilseners and doppelbocks out of pint glasses.
  23. hfc

    hfc Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2012

    hate to use : stein, weizen, tulip

    i don't think i'm drinking a beer when drinking from these.
  24. organicbrewer

    organicbrewer Disciple (380) Aug 6, 2005 Pennsylvania

    you're right, it could be scratched all to hell too. Bubbles need something to cling to, either dirt or scratches...or ice
  25. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Disciple (344) Apr 2, 2011 Maine
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    I have a largish ~16 oz snifter that I use for just about everything. Wide bowl with a fluted lip is the perfect shape IMO. I use a tulip sometimes for Belgians, but that's about it.
  26. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    The pint glass. Yes, I deserve a right kicking.
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  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,521) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I love a great Pils glass.
  28. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,521) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Love to collect, absolutely hate them for drinking.
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  29. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    All my beer gets drunk from three glasses: a tulip pint (imperial), a conical maybe-pint and a Chimay glass that more often contains Westmalle or St. Bernardus. I used to have a Black Sheep Riggwelter glass that was great and worked especially well for Weizens, but unfortunately I broke it on a bottle of Schneider Aventinus.
  30. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (297) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    cool glass! kinda like a beaker. I have a Lagunitas mason jar glass that's pretty close and just as cool to drink from.

    I tend to drink most everything out of a Gandhi Bot snifter. I also find the Willi Becher glass shape very satisfying.
    #110 darkandhoppy, Nov 30, 2013
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  31. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (297) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    ...but to the thread, I almost never drink from a pint glass at home. Tulips and delicate stemware almost never get used either. I like SOLID glassware
  32. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (587) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona
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    Haha My gf got that for me for Christmas Its pretty Awsome and I enjoy using it /deciding which glass to use.
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