Did you know that the shape of a glass affects the taste and aroma you get from your beer? Make sure you’re drinking your favourite beer with the right glass for maximum taste bud impact. Once you try these glasses you’ll NEVER go back. These Spiegelau beer glasses are designed to perfectly suit a specific beer, enhancing its taste, aroma and appearance. This is done through the individual shape of the beer glass, as well as its thinly-blown glass and brilliant crystal clarity. The individual designs of these beer glasses mean a whole host of delights for the senses, with explosions of flavour, complex aromas and popping colours. A beer you may already have thought was pretty good may suddenly make you speechless: the glass will present more depth to the drink, balancing out its qualities to better showcase hints of flavours that brewers have lovingly crafted, which can be overpowered in a lesser glass. The laser-thin Spiegelau glass means that the beer hits the right regions of your tongue for an improved taste experience, and will also keep your beer deliciously cool and fresh. The crystal clear clarity means your beer looks great and bubbles like it’s in captivating HD.
THE LAGER GLASS Best for: pale lagers & ales
Being slightly wider at the mouth than at the foot, the lager glass delivers the authentic flavours and aromas of pale lagers, ales and English strong ales. The shape of the glass will maintain a frothy head for longer, while preserving the intricate flavours and the delicate aromas of the beer. You may be surprised to find you have never experienced a taste experience like it, as other glasses fail to preserve the intensity of these qualities because of their poor shape and quality.
THE BEER TULIP Best for: powerful stouts, Belgian style ales, and Pilsner
The Beer Tulip Glass enhances the hop flavour in Pilsner style beers and supports the malty character of bolder beers. The open mouth of the glass allows for an intense release of flavours straight to your senses: the warmth of a strong bock beer, the toffeeish vanilla-like aroma of a bourbon cask aged stout, or the subtle aromas of a Belgian trappist beer are well preserved in the wide, tulip bowl.
THE IPA GLASS Best for: India Pale Ales
The IPA glass design especially showcases the complex and alluring aromatic profiles of American “hop-forward” IPA beers. The IPA glass preserves a delicious frothy head, enhances taste and mouthfeel and presents a comfortably wide opening for savouring each sip. This IPA design was chosen through a series of design and tasting workshops in which hundreds of possible designs were considered. The brewers unanimously chose, by secret vote, one glass – ‘number 6’ – from a final lineup of eight custom-made prototypes. For more on the IPA glass, see here.
THE WHEAT BEER GLASS Best for: German wheat beer, wheat ale
The design of the tall wheat beer glass accentuates the aromas and flavours naturally found in wheat beers. It requires a slow, gentle pour at the beginning and when the beer is almost full, a more direct pour to create a thick, creamy foam. It is best suited to German wheat beer, Belgian White and wheat-ale. The wheat beer glass shape supports the beer in releasing its full spectrum of flavours and delivers aromas to the nose, for maximum appreciation.
With 500 years of experience in producing fine crystal glass, Spiegelau creates individually-designed glasses for specific drinks: accentuating their delicate aromas and preserving their intricate flavours in astounding contrast to regular glasses.
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