Cold beer is a highly refreshing drink on a hot day, and the hop taste is great for intriguing the palette. It is a highly social beverage that tastes best when it is enjoyed by close friends, family, or loved ones. For some, the taste of beer is the reason why they order it.
However, others enjoy the different glasses that they come in. If you are interested in the different options for beer glasses, here are some of the different types and styles that you might see.
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Did you know that there are different types of pint glasses that your beer can come in? The most common type that you have probably already seen in the pub is an imperial pint glass. These have a lip close to the top, and are relatively cheap to manufacture.
Because of this, most ales and lagers tend to come in a classic imperial pint glass. These are different from the American pint glass which is known as a shaker, because they hold more liquid in comparison.
The pint glass is one of the most universally used glasses within the UK.
On the other hand, a goblet is a more detailed glass which many consider a little more extravagant. They come in different sizes unlike pint glasses, and take more resources to make. By definition, a goblet normally has an elongated thick stem that supports a bowl shape for the liquid.
Because of the slightly more complex process which is needed to create goblets, most drinks served in goblets have a more unique flavor. They could be specialty beer, lager, or IPA. However, heavy, malty beers tend to be the drink of choice when it comes to using a goblet. This is because of the wide opening, which allows the drinker to experience the complete selection of aromas and flavors.
The tulip glass has a similar shape to a goblet, with a longer stem. The smaller stem holds a tulip-shaped bulb on top. The idea behind this is to prevent the foam from overflowing. Because of the top rim which curves outwards, tulip glasses are great for any beer that is strong in flavor or particularly aromatic.
This could be anything from double IPAs to a Belgian Ale. Thanks to the wider top of a tulip glass, anybody that drinks out of one can swirl their beer around the long neck without spilling any. Because of this, tulip glasses are highly popular among beer fanatics.
Like the name suggests, pilsner glasses are made to serve light beers including pilsner. They come in different sizes, but many find that these glasses simply don’t hold enough beer.
However, the thin shape and lack of defined curves allows the drinker to appreciate the carbonated bubbles and different colours of their beer. If you order an American lager, there is a chance that it will come in a pilsner glass. Many have also said that these glasses can help retain the foam head.
Finally, beer can be enjoyed in the traditional German way, in mugs. Although they are commonly confused with steins, that can be made out of different materials including porcelain, wood, and silver, beer mugs tend to be made out of glass.
Beer mugs tend to come in different sizes, but the running theme is that they hold a great deal of beer in one serving that is easy to hold. They normally have thick, robust walls to keep the beer cool, and a sturdy handle to stop the heat from your hand from warming it up.
Some beer mugs have dimples on the inside, while others will have long cylindrical shapes and a sturdy handle.
Interestingly, there are a range of different beer glasses that can be found in most bars, pubs, and restaurants. It is a common misconception that you will be served beer or any type of lager in a standard pint glass. Why not try the different glass shapes out for yourself?
Pour your favorite beer into the different glasses to see how it affects the taste. It might not, but it can certainly be fun to try it out. Make sure you keep an eye out for the different types of beer glasses the next time you order a drink, and think about the kind of beer that would be suitable for each one.