The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Universal Beer Glass?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
Acyr90
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: , California
Posts: 177
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default Universal Beer Glass?

I'm looking to buy only one set of glasses for now (4 pack). What is the most universal shape for just about any beer style? I was thinking something like these:

image-931972835.jpg  
__________________
Acyr90 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
Nightshade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 191 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 210

Default

The American pint glass is as universal a glass as I have ever seen, the rest is hype IMO

__________________

Catch the next Triple Barrel Brewcast Broadcasting now 4/1/13 tune in and enjoy
Twitter: @3bblcast

Nightshade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2708 Times on 1627 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

If you're just starting out, and want a "universal" glass, then yes the American Pint would probably be the way to go, or even the British Nonic Pints.

If you're drinking ales then that's the way to go....

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
blakelyc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bergenfield, New Jersey
Posts: 467
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

I'd go with a Nonic pint glass or a tulip pint, myself. American shaker pints don't do anything positive for aroma. My go-to glass is a nonic pint, but if I am having a more formal tasting session then something with a little bit of a tulip shape is the way to go.

don't let anyone tell you that shape doesn't matter The geometry of a glass has a huge impact on aroma perception and dictates exactly how the liquid hits your tongue.

__________________

------------------------------
The Alementary Home Brewery
http://www.alementary.com

Planning: Munich Helles, Maibock
Primary: IPA
Secondary/aging: Straight Lambic, Berliner Weisse
On tap: Dortmunder Export, Cider
Recently Kicked: American Stour

blakelyc is offline
Revvy Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2708 Times on 1627 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blakelyc View Post
don't let anyone tell you that shape doesn't matter The geometry of a glass has a huge impact on aroma perception and dictates exactly how the liquid hits your tongue.
I agree totally. I have everything imaginable. And it might not be too surprising for me to dirty 3-4 different glasses in an all day session.
__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
homebrewdad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,023
Liked 316 Times on 236 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

Classic pint or nonic pint as a starting point, but I agree - different glasses do add to the perception of certain styles.

__________________
Homebrew Dad - blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids.
Check out the priming sugar calculator and the beer calorie calculator.

Fermenting: nothing
Lagering: Swarthy Satyr (traditional bock)
Bottled: Royal Goblin (Hoppy Hobgoblin rendition), Treasure Type "T" (oatmeal toffee stout), Enchantress (big Irish red ale), Frostfire (Oktoberfest), Thundersmoke brown ale
homebrewdad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
JLem
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Attleboro, MA
Posts: 3,641
Liked 168 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Personally, if i had to choose just one, I like a squat tulip glass for any style.

__________________
My Hombrewing Blog

My Beer Cellar
JLem is offline
dpatrickv Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
bds3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 117
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Standard pint is my go-to. Another universal option--which combines benefits of a number of styles but therefore isn't really perfect for any one style--is the Sam Adams glasses. The logo comes off with a razor blade, although I imagine Star San may work as well.

http://estore.samueladams.com/produc...6-cfd1c3ea3a45

__________________
bds3 is offline
Revvy Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #9
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2708 Times on 1627 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bds3 View Post
Standard pint is my go-to. Another universal option--which combines benefits of a number of styles but therefore isn't really perfect for any one style--is the Sam Adams glasses. The logo comes off with a razor blade, although I imagine Star San may work as well.

http://estore.samueladams.com/produc...6-cfd1c3ea3a45
Yeah, these would be the best "universal" glasses. I us this about 80% of the time.
__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
scottyg354
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hazleton, PA
Posts: 423
Liked 23 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

I'd buy a set of American Pints and a set of Tulips. American Pints are awesome for anything, but the tulips IMHO bring out the best in many big beers (ie: RIS, IIPA, Quads, Tripels).

__________________
brewSTEIN Beer Co.

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

On Deck: Helles, Oktoberfest, Saison, Apple Graff

Primary: IPA, Scottish Export

Secondary: Saison Brett

Bottled/Kegged/Gone:
Cream Ale, Peanut Butter Brown, Belgian Golden Strong, Brown Sugar Cider, Cream Ale, Double IPA, Saison, Summer Ale, Honey IPA, Maple Apple Graff, Holiday Stout, Hard Cider, English Brown, Scottish Heavy
scottyg354 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beer in glass bottles... but no glass allowed. fenix424 Bottling/Kegging 10 08-04-2012 03:34 PM
Universal Beer Agar? FrostyBeverage Fermentation & Yeast 7 11-23-2011 03:15 PM
**What is the most universal HOP** BradleyBrew Recipes/Ingredients 13 02-07-2011 03:41 PM



Newest Threads