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Glass Type: Pint Glass
 
Glassware Information  
Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker pint is the most familiar glass. Shakers usually stand 6 inches tall and are conically shaped, getting to a approximately three inch opening.

A nonic pint glass differs in that it has a bulge towards the top of the glass. This bulge serves the purpose of making it easier to grip and prevents the glasses from sticking together when stacked. Some call this glass an "imperial pint glass".

Tulip pint glasses combine a tulip glass and a pint glass, with it taking a tulip like shape about halfway up the glass.

As the name would suggest, a pint glass typically holds 16oz, although similarly shaped 12oz glasses are becoming more common.

This glass is appropriate with the following beer styles
 
StyleDescription
Altbier "Alt" translates to "old" in German. So "Altbier" literally translated would be "old beer". Despite the connotations of a beer that is past its prime, the name actually derives from the continuin... [more]
American All-Malt Lager American All-Malt Lagers refer to a broadly defined style where the brewer does not use cereal adjuncts (that means rice or corn in the boil/mash for the laypersons amongst us). Due to that fact,... [more]
American Amber / Red Ale American Amber Ales (or Red Ales) are a top-fermenting version of the American Amber Lager. This style has the red-copper color and semi-sweet flavor of the American Amber Lager. Due to the use o... [more]
American Amber / Red Lager American Amber Lagers are amber, red-brown or copper in color. The aroma and flavor are dominated by caramel malt character. Hop bitterness is fairly low. ABV is in the range of 4.8% to 5.4%. IBU... [more]
American Blonde Ale American Blonde Ales (also called American Golden Ales) are pale yellow to golden in color. The style has a clean and light to medium feel, along with a notable malt sweetness. Hop notes are gene... [more]
American Brown Ale American Brown Ales are malty, slightly sweet and full of flavor. Aroma usually has caramel malt or nutty characteristics. Hop notes should be muted, although some examples have a mild citrus ... [more]
American Dark Wheat Ale The American Dark Wheat Ale is an American version of the Dunkel Weizen style. Color should be medium to dark brown. Aromas usually range from dark fruits to semi-sweet wheat and malt notes. Tast... [more]
American IPA The American India Pale Ale (IPA) style has an extremely notable hop presence in both aroma and taste. The hop character is always front and center and notable as a floral or citrus character tha... [more]
American Macro Lager The American Macro Lager is the style that most of us knew before adopting the "microbeer world". It is the style that our parents adopted. And it is the style that is still dominant and popular ... [more]
American Malt Liquor American Malt Liquor is a style that can vary in strength comparable from a lager to a bock. Aroma has a muted tone with some sweetness. Hops are virtually nonexistent, with almost nothing in the... [more]
American Pale Ale American Pale Ales vary widely in color, aroma and taste. Color is generally deep copper (amber) to light copper. Aroma generally has very notable floral or citrus hop notes. The taste is highlig... [more]
American Pale Wheat Ale The American Pale Wheat Ale is a cousin of the German wheat beers, in particular the Hefeweizen. The color should range from pale yellow to gold. The beer may or may not be cloudy, depending on w... [more]
American Porter American Porters are distinguished from English Porters by having a more notable flavor and aroma. In particular, the hop presence should be much more notable in both aroma and flavor. The ABV ra... [more]
American Stout The American Stout is highlighted by a dark brown to black color. Head retention should be notable also. Aroma has pronounced tones of caramel, chocolate, coffee and a very notable roasted smell.... [more]
American Strong Ale The term American Strong Ale is usually used as a "catch-all" category for any dark and strong beers that defy a traditional beer style description. This "style" shares characteristics with sever... [more]
Baltic Porter The Baltic Porter is brewed with lager yeast, which gives a smooth cold-fermented beer with few of the ale characters. Color should be black to very dark red-brown. Aroma has caramel sugars, choc... [more]
Belgian Dark Ale The style of Belgian Dark Ales covers a wide range of Belgian beers. These can include a darker version of an existing beer (using darker malts). The color ranges from medium amber to brown. The ... [more]
Belgian IPA The Belgian IPA combines the hoppy character of the American IPA style with the spicy notes or fruity esters of many Belgian styles. The base style that is usually used is a Tripel. Therefore, th... [more]
Belgian Pale Ale Belgian Pale Ales are light to medium ales that have a mild aroma and low hops bitterness. The color is usually light golden to amber in color, occasionally even a darker amber. The aroma has min... [more]
Belgian Strong Dark Ale Belgian Strong Dark Ales range in color from amber to dark brown. The aroma has notes of dark candy sugar, mild dark fruits and roasted malts. Hop presence should be minimal. The taste also has a... [more]
Belgian Strong Pale Ale Belgian Strong Pale Ales range in color from pale yellow to medium golden. These beers are often brewed with light colored candy sugar. This gives the aroma a slight sweetness along with complex ... [more]
Black & Tan The Black & Tan style is a broad category that is made from blending a pale ale with a dark beer. Usually, a stout or porter is used for the "black" portion of the blending. ABV can range widely ... [more]
Bock A Bock is a lager that originated in Einbeck, Germany. The name is also derived from the town name, but also means male deer or goat in German. Bocks were originally a dark beer brewed for specia... [more]
California Common / Steam Beer California Common or Steam Beer is a style that has its roots in California (shocking, I know) in the mid-1800s. Historically speaking, Steam Beer was a bad-tasting brew that "may be defined as a... [more]
Chili Beer Chili Beer is a specific type of vegetable beer that uses hot peppers in the brewing process or fermentation. Expect this style to be spicy. Expect it to have minimal "beer" characteristics, as t... [more]
Cream Ale Cream Ales are mild and pale ales that use warm fermentation and cold lagering. The color should be light, ranging from a pale yellow to golden. The aroma should be very muted and hop notes are o... [more]
Doppelbock Doppelbock (translates to "double bock" in German) is a Bavarian beer style that was yet another German style to find its origins by being brewed by monks in centuries past. Along with bocks in g... [more]
Dortmunder / Export Lager Dortmunder or Export Lager is a pale lager that originated in Dortmund, Germany. This is a lighter pilsener style that became popular beginning in 1873 in the industrial town of its origin. Due t... [more]
Eisbock Eisbock was originally discovered in Kulmbach, Bavaria by removing ice from partially frozen barrels of beer. This is a traditional style that is typically made by freeze distilling a doppelbock ... [more]
English Barleywine The English Barleywine is generally a less bitter version of the American Barleywine. Hop notes are subdued because English hop varieties are usually (but not always) used in the style. Like the ... [more]
English Bitter The English Session or Ordinary Bitter is pale gold to copper in color. The aroma is mild with a semi-sweet grain smell, occasionally having notable but not strong hop notes. Notes of butterscotc... [more]
English Brown Ale The term "English Brown Ale" encompasses a range of styles that include Nut Brown Ales, certain mild ales and several differing styles that use dark or brown malts in the brewing process. The col... [more]
English Dark Mild Ale The English Dark Mild Ale uses darker roasted malts and is less hopped than bitters and other sessions beers. There are often other notes of chocolate, nuts and roasted smells and tastes. The col... [more]
English IPA The modern English IPA has a medium hop bitterness, with medium alcohol content. The bitterness level is notably less than the American IPA. The color should be pale gold to dark copper. The arom... [more]
English Pale Ale The Classic English Pale Ale is gold to copper in color. The aroma should have notes of herbal English hops, with medium hop bitterness evident. Fruity esters are medium to strong in the aroma. O... [more]
English Pale Mild Ale English Pale Mild Ales range in color from gold to amber. The aroma should have a light hop profile, as well as a notable malt sweetness. The taste should should be dominated by the malts, with h... [more]
English Porter The English Porter has a history dating back to 1721, when it was first mentioned. The color of the English Porter should range from light brown to dark brown, almost black. The aroma should have... [more]
English Stout The English Stout is similar to the American Stout, with the exception that hop presence should be very minimal. Further, the mouthfeel should be somewhat thinner than a normal American Stout. Th... [more]
English Strong Ale English Strong Ale is a strong pale ale with ABV usually above 5%. The malt sweetness and fruity esters are far more obvious than the hop tones. The color should be pale amber to medium red-brown... [more]
Euro Dark Lager The Euro Dark Lager is a slightly stronger and malty/sweeter version a typical lager. The flavors should be notable but still somewhat muted, as the malts overshadow the hops. The aroma should ha... [more]
Euro Pale Lager The Euro Pale Lager is highlighted by a notable hop flavor, as well as a malty sweetness. Color should be pale yellow to medium golden. IBUs should be minimal to medium in strength. ABV should be... [more]
Euro Strong Lager The Euro Strong Lager is simply a stronger version of the Euro Pale Lager and Euro Dark Lager. It has similar characteristics to those styles, with the exception of having a notably higher alcoho... [more]
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) Extra Special or Strong Bitters are generally considered to be English bitter ales at 4.8% or above in ABV. The color should be light amber to copper. The aroma should have notable hop aromas, wi... [more]
Foreign / Export Stout The Foreign or Extra Stout is similar to a Dry Stout in that they have a malty sweetness and notes of caramel. They also have a dry finish with a slight roasted bitterness. The color should be da... [more]
Fruit / Vegetable Beer A Fruit or Vegetable Beer is a beer brewed with a fruit or vegetable in the mash or with flavoring added in the fermentation. The most recognized example of a Fruit Beer is probably the Belgian L... [more]
Happoshu Happoshu is a Japanese "sparkling spirit" or low-malt beer that usually refers to a beverage with less than 67% malt content. Amusingly enough, Japanese tax laws do not classify this beverage as ... [more]
Herbed / Spiced Beer Herbed or Spiced Beers are beers that use herbs or spices in addition to malts and hops. The base style of the beer will dictate how the herbs or spices work in terms of flavors and aroma. The im... [more]
Irish Dry Stout The Irish Dry Stout is most famously associated with Guinness. The color is very dark to almost black. Additionally, the visual impact of the beer is enhanced by the retention of a thick and rich... [more]
Irish Red Ale Irish Red Ales get their distinctive color from the use of a small amount of roasted barley. They range in color from light red-amber to light red-brown. The aroma should have a notable caramel s... [more]
Japanese Rice Lager Japanese Rice Lagers are pale lagers that are similar to the American Macro Lager. The main difference is the greater percantage of rice as an adjunct in the Japanese Rice Lager. Hence then name.... [more]
Keller Bier / Zwickel Bier Kellerbier or Zwickelbier are unfiltered and unpasteurized versions of German beers (usually a lager). The name "Kellerbier" translates from German as "cellar beer". Traditional Kellerbiers are u... [more]
Kvass Kvass (or kvas) is a very low alcohol content drink made from black or rye bread. It is particularly popular in Eastern and Central Europe. According to Wikipedia, "Its origins go back 5,000 year... [more]
Kölsch Kölsch is a local specialty in Cologne, Germany. It has less hop bitterness that other German styles, and is more related in brewing style to Altbier (top-fermented at a warmer temperature and l... [more]
Light Lager The Light Lager is very pale in color and light in aroma and taste. Hop presence in aroma and taste should be very low to nonexistent. Light fruity esters are sometimes present. The feel should b... [more]
Low Alcohol Beer Low Alcohol Beer is also known as "non-alcoholic or NA beer". It is also sometimes called "Small beer", "small ale" or "near beer". Most examples of the style are lagers.

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Maibock / Helles Bock "Helles" in German translates to "light" in English. Maibock or Helles Bock is a pale version of a traditional bock. The style is usually enjoyed in warmer weather in the Spring or Summer. The co... [more]
Milk / Sweet Stout Sweet Stouts may also be called "Milk Stouts" or "Cream Stouts". This is a stout style that contains lactose, which is a sugar in milk. This sugar adds sweetness to the beer, along with a slightl... [more]
Munich Dunkel Lager The Munich Dunkel Lager should range in color from light brown to dark brown. The aroma should be dominated by slight malt sweetness with a slight hop bitterness also apparent. The sweetness shou... [more]
Munich Helles Lager The Munich Helles Lager is a light colored lager originally from Munich, Germany. The color for the style should be pale, usually pale yellow to golden. The aroma should have very low hop tones a... [more]
Märzen / Oktoberfest Märzen (or Oktoberfest) beers are made in a range of colors from gold to red-orange. The aroma should be dominated by a sweet malty smell. This should also have notes of lightly toasted grains. ... [more]
Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stouts are a Stout style with oats added to the brewing process. Normally, there is a maximum of 30% oats added to the grains. The color should be the same as other Stout styles, usually ... [more]
Old Ale An Old Ale (or Stock Ale) is a strong, dark and malty English style of beer. The color should range from dark amber to dark brown. The aroma should have minimal hop notes, with strong malt or car... [more]
Pumpkin Ale Pumpkin Beers are beers (ales or lagers) that use pumpkins as an adjunct as part of the brewing process. The style has obvious pumpkin aroma and flavor, and usually has notable "pumpkin spice" no... [more]
Rauchbier Rauchbier is a German smoked beer. The color should be dark copper to dark brown. The aroma should have a combination of smoke and malts. The smoked aroma should be very notable also. The taste f... [more]
Roggenbier Roggenbier is a German rye beer style. The color ranges from dark gold to amber. The aroma has notes of spices, fruity esters, cloves and possibly roasted malts (in darker versions of the style).... [more]
Russian Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout is a specific stout style that tends to be defined by both a strong malt profile and a higher alcohol content than other stout styles. There should be strong notes of roast... [more]
Rye Beer A Rye Beer can be either an ale or a lager that is brewed with at least 20% rye malt. The color can range widely from pale yellow to dark brown. The aroma usually has a notable spicy quality from... [more]
Sahti Sahti has one of the longest histories in the beer world. It has a history going back at least 500 years in Europe. The defining characteristic of the style is the use of juniper twigs and berrie... [more]
Schwarzbier Schwarzbier is a German style of "black beer" that uses lager yeast. The aroma and taste usually include subtle hints chocolate or coffee. The feel should be somewhat thin. ABV should be in the l... [more]
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy The Scotch Ale (or Wee Heavy) is a stronger version of the broader style of Scottish Ales. The style is very similar to a barleywine, with the exception that the characteristics lean heavily towa... [more]
Scottish Ale The style name "Scottish Ales" actually covers a range of similarly styled beers. Those styles are:

Scottish Light 60/-
Scottish Heavy 70/-
Scottish Export 80/-
Iri... [more]
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale Gruit is an herbed ale made with a mixture of herbs. The aroma and flavor will obviously follow the blends of herbs that are used. Those herb notes will dominate everything else in the ale.
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Smoked Beer Smoked Beer is a wide category, with the most notable example being the German Ruachbier. The key characteristic of the style is the fact that the grains have been smoked or dried over a fire. Ma... [more]
Vienna Lager Vienna Lager is a lager style that was originated in Vienna, Austria. The color should be medium red-brown to copper. There should be an obvious malt sweetness in both aroma and taste. Hop presen... [more]
Weizenbock Weizenbock is a strong German wheat beer. It is similar to a Hefeweizen, although darker and higher in malt flavor and alcohol. To be considered in this style, German law requires at least 50% wh... [more]
Winter Warmer Winter Warmer is a traditional malty-sweet English Strong Ale that is brewed in the winter months. It is usually quite dark, but not as dark as a stout, with a notable malt presence. Spices are s... [more]
Witbier Witbier (literally, "white beer" in Belgium) is one Belgian version of a wheat beer. It is also sometimes called a "Witte". The color should be straw yellow to gold, with a notable cloudy haze. A... [more]
American Double / Imperial IPA The American Double (or Imperial) India Pale Ale is the style most Hopheads love more than any other. Most examples of this style are so packed with glorious hop goodness that you can smell it ac... [more]
American Double / Imperial Stout The American Double (or Imperial) Stout is one style that virtually every microbeer fan knows well. The style is a derivative of the Russian Imperial Stout and therefore has the same robust flavo... [more]
American Double / Imperial Pilsner The American Double (or Imperial) Pilsner is golden in color with a dry hop floral aroma and intense hop bitterness. These floral notes are supported by a big malty backbone which culminates into... [more]
Saison / Farmhouse Ale The Saison (or Farmhouse Ale) is a French/Belgian style. It ranges in color from gold to dark amber. They are light to medium in body. The dominant quality in the aroma should be fruity esters, w... [more]
American Barleywine American Barleywines are a complex style that range from amber to dark copper in color. The mouthfeel is generally full and there is a notable malt sweetness, usually present as a caramel or toff... [more]
American Double / Imperial Pale Ale The American Double or Imperial Pale Ale is usually a hopped-up version of the American Pale Ale. Color should be medium copper to dark copper. Hop aroma is moderate to strong, usually with grass... [more]
American Double / Imperial Red The American Double (or Imperial) Red Ale is the "bigger brother" of the Red (or Amber) Ale. The style should have an unmistakeable ruby red color. The aroma should have the expected strong malt ... [more]
Gose Gose is a German wheat beer that was first brewed in the 1700s in the town of Goslar, Germany. It is also known as a traditional style in Leipzig, Germany. It is a top-fermented, "pre-lager" beer... [more]
Imperial Smoked Porter The Imperial Smoked Porter is simply a stronger version of the standard Smoked Porter. The smoke flavor imparted by the grains should be more pronounced. Also, the ABV should be higher, usually i... [more]
Black IPA The Black IPA is typically an IPA brewed with dark malts and has a darker color than the standard India Pale Ale. The color should range from dark brown to black. Along with the usual highly nota... [more]
Dunkel The term "dunkel" is the German word for "dark". In general, the "style" covers a range of lager beers that are notably darker than the other German lager styles. The color should range from medi... [more]
Dark Lager The Dark Lager is a term used to describe lagers that feature darker colors and stronger malt profiles than pale lagers. The hops bitterness and other strong flavors should be subdued. While the ... [more]
Belgian Amber Ale The Belgian Amber Ale is similar to English and American Amber Ale styles. However, the hop presence should be notably muted compared to those two styles. There should also be a slight spicy note... [more]
American Double / Imperial Brown Ale American Imperial Brown Ales should be deep copper to brown in color. Strong roasted malt notes should be obvious, with slight caramel and chocolate hints. These should be notably apparent in bot... [more]
American Double / Imperial Porter American Imperial Porters should have a very dark brown to black color. The mouthfeel should be full-bodied. Roasted or burnt grain characters should not overwhelm the overall malt backbone. The ... [more]
Belgian Brown Ale The Belgian Brown Ale is typically a Brown Ale with Belgian yeast used in fermentation. As is typical of most Belgian yeasts, this usually lends a slightly more pronounced spice note or sometimes... [more]
Belgian Blonde Ale The Belgian Blonde Ale is similar to a Tripel. The color should be pale yellow. The flavor should be slightly sweet and less complex than many other pale Belgian styles. The typical Belgian spici... [more]
Belgian Double IPA The Belgian Double IPA is simply a stronger version of the Belgian IPA. It has a much stronger hop profile, with the accompanying boost to alcohol, color, aroma and flavors. ABV tends to be high,... [more]
Shandy A shandy is beer mixed with citrus-flavored soda, lemonade, ginger beer, ginger ale,
or cider. The proportions of the two ingredients are adjusted to taste, normally
half-and-half.
India Pale Lager Produced just as an IPA would be, but with lager yeast.
American Black Ale We added American Black Ale to meet the need for a growing popular style of beer
that is becoming a mainstay at many breweries. This beer is typically dark, malt
forward with moder... [more]