Beer is one of the most consumed beverages in the world after water and tea. Seems like to be the oldest alcoholic drink prepared by the mankind, older even than the wine. Possibly dating back to 9500 BC, when cereals were first farmed, the beer comes in many forms of taste, color, and bitterness. Among the most popular we have Ale, Stout, Wheat Beer, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Lager, and many more others. With such a variety of beer, it is only natural to have different tasting recipients. The below list presents you 5 types of beer glasses, the most common ones, as they usually come in many shapes and sizes.
The beer Mug
The shape of these glasses allows for optimal aroma release, making them perfect for enjoying highly aromatic beers. These glasses are used to serve Porters and Stouts, known for their coffee and chocolate flavors.
The Tulip beer glasses
The wide surface area and narrow neck of these beer glasses capture the rich aromas of the beer, making them perfect for beers that are best served at a higher temperature. Among these, Ales and Pale Ales which have a serving temperature of 45–50°F (7–10°C).
The Willybecher beer glasses
The shape of this glass enhances the taste of the hop and malt, making them perfect for your favorite refreshing, cold beer. This is the standard beer glass in Germany and it is used to have Pilsner, Oktoberfestbier or German black beer.
Wheat beer glasses
Due to their elegant shape (thick base and wide neck), these glasses allow the aromas to escape, making them perfect for beers with lots of fruitiness. In some Wheat beers, the yeast gives strong banana, clove, and bubblegum flavors.
Beer Pint glass
You can serve Imperial Stout in these beer glasses, which is high in alcohol, malty and in some cases very sweet. Many flavors can be detected, including Christmas pudding-like burnt fruit. The wide surface neck allows the release of these aromas and enhances the taste.
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