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Old 04-08-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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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:


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Old 04-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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The American pint glass is as universal a glass as I have ever seen, the rest is hype IMO



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Old 04-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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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....
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Classic pint or nonic pint as a starting point, but I agree - different glasses do add to the perception of certain styles.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #7

Personally, if i had to choose just one, I like a squat tulip glass for any style.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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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

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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.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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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).


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