Beer Tasting Glass Set by TrueBeer
This is a glassware set designed to accommodate most beer styles. To fully appreciate a quality beer, it should be served in the proper glassware. This set will help you do just that. Perfect for the beer connoisseur in your life! The set includes one glass each of the following beer glass styles (left to right): Stange Glass
This glass is 6
high and holds 12 oz. of beer. This glass is best used to serve the
following styles of beer: Altbier, Bocks, Czech Pilseners, Faro, Gose,
Gueuze, Kolsch, Lambics, Rauchbier and Rye Beer.Pokal Glass
This tall glass
is 7-1/2 inches high and holds 14 oz. of beer. The glass is best used
to serve the following styles of beer: Pilsners, American, Czech and
German Lagers, and Schwarzbier.Tulip Glass:
This glass is a
tulip beer glass that is 7 inches high and holds 13 oz. of beer. This
glass should be used to serve the following styles of beer: Belgian
Ales, Double/Triple IPAs, Strong Ales, Bocks, Rauchbier, Siason,
Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Quadrupel (Quad),
Bire de Garde and Scotch Ales.Weizen Glass (wheat beer)
glass is 9 inches tall and holds 22 oz. of beer. The glass is best used to
serve the following styles of beer: American Dark Wheat Ales, American
Pale Wheat Ales, Dunkelweizen, Hefeweizen, Kristalweizen and
This glass is 5.5
inches high and holds 16 oz. of beer. It is great for use as a sipper
of high gravity beers (beers with a high alcohol content). This glass
is best used to serve the following styles of beer: Barleywines,
Strong Ales, Belgian Doubles, Triples and Quadruples.
Dimpled Beer Mug
This glass is a popular beer mug found in many of the bars in America. It is 5 inches high and holds 20 oz. of beer. While this glass can by used to serve most lagers and ales, the mug is best used to serve the following styles of beer: IPAs, Irish Stouts, Stouts and Porters.
More information on beer glass styles:
Certain types of beer are better served in certain styles of glassware.
This doesn't mean that you’ll spoil a beer by pouring into the wrong
glass however. The shape and features of a glass can increase the
drinking experience. If you only drink one style of beer, you’re fine
with a limited selection of glassware but if you enjoy a varied
selection of different craft beer styles, you’ll be better served with a
great selection of different types of beer glasses and mugs.
Here is a break down of popular beer glass types:
Tulip Beer Glasses
goblets, tulip glasses have stems. That's about the only similarity
between the two styles, because tulip-shaped glassware pinches in where
goblets are straight-sided or belled. The curved waist of a tulip glass
gives a head a firm foundation; its rounded lower portion concentrates
aromas as you drink the beer inside. A specialized version, the thistle
glass, is especially popular in Scotland because it resembles the
Scottish national flower. It's no coincidence that it's also the perfect
glassware for a Scottish ale or barley wine. Tulip glasses are an
excellent option for any big, powerful beer or ale you'd like to savor.
They tend to be smaller than other styles, so they're great for strong
barley wines and smoked beers.
familiar with these squat, roughly barrel-shaped pieces of handled
glassware. A beer mug is a go-to vessel to serve most lagers and ales
and the style of mug serves several functions. Such as:
Size: The handle on a beer mug allow for a bigger vessel that is easier to handle.
Thickness: The thickness of the glass typically found on a beer mug serves to keep the beer colder while it is being enjoyed.
Decorative Functions: Beer mugs can be dimpled, paneled or smooth
mugs and steins are remarkably versatile, accommodating anything from
American lagers to English stouts and porters or Irish red ales.
However, because they handle so many beers well, mugs aren't always a
beer aficionado's first choice for a specific beer or ale. They're an
excellent default option when you aren't sure how to serve a new beer.
snifters are designed for drinking beer with a higher than average
alcohol content. The average domestic adjunct lager has about 4%
alcohol and a craft IPA or Lager may have about 5-6%. Beer snifters are
used for what are called "big beers" with an alcohol content about 7%.
Big beers are typically served at room temperature and not ice cold.
The warmer temperature help unlock the flavors that the higher alcohol
content bring to the table. The shape of the snifter helps keep the
beer warm. The short stem of the snifter is too short for holding. This
forces the beer drinker to slip the stem between their fingers and cup
the bowl of the snifter in their palm. The allows for amble heat
transfer from the palm into the beer glass and then into the beer.
Wheat Beer Glasses
known as weizen glasses, wheat beer glassware resemble pilsner glasses
in their height and dimensions. Like the pilsner, this type of glassware
is narrow and flute-like at its base and wider at its top, but it's
typically a bit smaller than a traditional pilsner glass. Most weizen
glasses have more of a tulip shape compared to the pilsner's more
conical sides; this curvaceous shape highlights a wheat beer's
magnificent color and concentrates the aromas found in its head. Wheat
beers can have some sediment left in them after pouring, so weizen
glasses generally widen slightly just before the base to trap
cloudiness. Wheat beer glassware make a happy pairing with wheat beers,
naturally, but they also complement amber ales and some red ales.
The perfect pokal is stemmed with a slender and
narrow base and an overall conical shape. The slim shape shows off a
lighter beer's beautiful color while protecting its delicate head from
dissipating too quickly. Because the head of a lighter beer holds many
of its most appealing aromas, keeping the head intact also keeps the
flavor of the beer at its best. Pokal glasses are the
perfect companions for pilsners, lagers, Japanese rice lagers, light
amber ales and some red ales. Most summer beers are good pairings with