I'm opening a bottle of Vintage Ale this weekend and am looking for tulip glasses which "helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation."
Beer Advocate has a good . . .thing.
Benefits: Enhances and showcases carbonation. Releases volatiles quickly for a more intense upfront aroma.
Goblet (or Chalice)
Benefits: Eye candy. Designed to maintain head. Wide-mouthed for deep sips.
Mug (or Seidel, Stein)
Benefits: Easy to drink out of. Holds plenty of volume.
Pilsner Glass (or Pokal)
Benefits: Showcases color, clarity and carbonation. Promotes head retention. Enhances volatiles.
Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)
Benefits: Cheap to make. Easy to store. Easy to drink out of.
Benefits: Captures and enhances volatiles.
Stange (Slender Cylinder)
Benefits: Tighter concentration of volatiles.
Benefits: Captures and enhances volatiles, while it induces and supports large foamy heads.
Benefits: Specifically produced to take on volume and head, while locking in the banana-like and phenol aromas associated with the style.
Oversized Wine Glass
Benefits: Replacement for a Tulip or Goblet. Conversational.