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Glass Type: Stange
 
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A Stange is the preferred glass shape for the serving of Kölsch. Altbier is traditionally served in a Becher, which although slightly shorter and fatter than a Stange is similar in shape. Both usually hold between 200-300cc and are cylindrical. Altbier can sometimes be seen served in more conical glasses.

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]
Sour Ale Sour Ales (also called American Sour Ales or American Wild Ales) are exactly what they sound like - ales brewed and fermented to give a very notable sour taste and aroma. The color can range wide... [more]
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut Bière de Champagne (or Bière Brut) is a hybrid beer style, generally made in Belgium and France. The "brewing" process for this style can more resemble the process used in sparkling wine (AKA C... [more]
Bière de Garde Bière de Garde translates to "keeping beer" in French. Similar to Saison in its history, these beers were usually brewed in the winter and spring, and cellared for a time after bottling. They we... [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]
Braggot The Braggot is a beer and mead variant that was originally brewed with honey and hops. Later examples of the style used honey and malts, with hops being optional. The color should have notable cl... [more]
Czech Pilsener The Czech Pilsener (or Pilsner) style has a very pale gold to darker gold color, and is usually very clear. The aroma is dominated by the malts and has slightly spicy hop notes. The taste is domi... [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]
Faro A Faro is a Lambic style that is blended with candied sugar. This gives a very light mouthfeel, and a very sweet taste. Some examples may also use spices to add to the flavor.
Flanders Oud Bruin Flanders Brown Ale, or Oud Bruin (translates to "old brown" in Flemish), originates from the Flemish region in Belgium. The Flemish name refers to the long aging this beer gets, often up to a yea... [more]
Flanders Red Ale The Flanders Red Ale is a Belgian-style sour ale similar to the Flanders Brown Ale (or Oud Bruin). The style is highlighted by a strong sour aroma and taste and minimal hop presence. Much like th... [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]
Fruit Melomel The Fruit Melomel is a mead that contains fruit. A specific example of this is a mead that is fermented with grape juice called a pyment. The color can range widely, depending on the fruit used i... [more]
German Pilsener The German Pilsener is pale yellow to gold in color. The aroma is somewhat muted, but dominated by the hops. There should also be a notable malty sweetness in the smell. The taste should also be ... [more]
Gueuze Gueuze is a type of Belgian Lambic beer that is made by blending a younger lambic (1 year old) with an older lambic (2-3 years old). This is then bottled for a secondary fermentation in the bottl... [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]
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]
Lambic - Fruit Fruit Lambic is just what it says, Lambic with fruit additions (either whole fruit or syrup). Pretty much any fruit can be used. The Lambic is usually bottled with a secondary fermentation.
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Lambic - Unblended An unblended Lambic is a very sour beer that is difficult to find outside Belgium. The color should be pale lemon yellow, with a notable cloudiness. The aroma should have an intense sour tone, wi... [more]
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]
Metheglin Metheglin is a type of mead that contains herbs (such as cloves, cinnamon or nutmeg) or spices (such as oregano, hops, or even lavender or chamomile). The color of this style follows the standard... [more]
New England Cider New England Cider is a cider made with New England apples and has a notable high acidity and higher alcoholic levels. Woodchuck Cider from Vermont is a high profile example of this beverage. The ... [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]
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]
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]
Specialty Cider / Perry Specialty Cider (or Perry) are distinguished from the Standard Cider (or Perry) by both flavor and alcohol content. One flavor difference would be the use of a combination of fruits and/or spices... [more]
Standard Cider / Perry Ciders are made from apple juice and fermented to create what is sometimes known as "Hard Cider". A wide variety of apple types can be used and will slightly affect the qualities of aroma and fla... [more]
Mead Mead is a drink made from fermented honey. This gives a somewhat sweet aroma and flavor to the drink. Overall, however, the sweetness generally does not overpower the sharpness of the alcohol. So... [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]