Wheat Beer Glass Set - 16 Ounce Glasses
Enjoy a crisp wheat beer with this set of two 16 ounce glasses! The shape of this glass is designed specifically for serving wheat beers. This German style of beer is best enjoyed in a tall glass that slowly tappers out towards the rim. The narrow base is created to trap yeast sediment found is a bottle conditioned Hefeweizen. The wider rim allows for more surface area for a thick head to form.
Each glass holds 16 ounces of beer and sized to accommodate a 12 once pour of beer. This glass is an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone that enjoys wheat beers. The glass can be used to serve pilsners when a pilsner glass is not available.
- Beer Glass Type: Wheat Beer Glass
- Size: 16 ounces
- Dimensions: About 8 inches high and 3 inches wide at the rim
- Made in the USA
- Made from Machine pressed glass
Use to Serve the Following Beer Styles:
German style wheat beers including; Weizenbier, Hefeweizen, Weissbier, Kristallweizen, Dunkelweizen Weizenstarkbier and Weizenbock.
About Wheat Beer
Wheat beer is a category of beer that uses a large proportion of wheat in the recipe (typically 50% or greater of the grain bill). The style originated in Germany and is also popular Belgium. Wheat beer goes by many names in Germany. Some are just regional variations. For instance, in Bavaria (southern Germany) wheat beer is referred as weissbier or simply as weiss (translates to white beer). While in most other parts of Germany, its called weizen (translated to wheat). Hefeweizen is a type of wheat beer that is unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Kristallweizen (translates to crystal wheat) is wheat beer that has been filtered.
Wheat Beer is a lager that is gently hopped (10-15 bitterness IBUs typically). The color depends mainly on the style of wheat beer.
In the USA, it not uncommon for a bartender to garnish a wheat beer is a slice of lemon. This is not a traditional German server method and should you ask for such in Germany will get you sideways looks. How and why the garnish found its way on to a glass of wheat beer in the USA is unusual as the acid from the citrus will impact head development and retention.