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Glass Type: Wine Glass
Glassware Information  
Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be divided into three types: red wine glasses, white wine glasses, and champagne flutes. Flutes were covered above.

Red wine glasses - Glasses for red wine are characterized by their rounder, wider bowl, which gives the wine a chance to breathe. Bordeaux glasses are tall with a broad bowl. Burgundy glasses are broader than the Bordeaux, it has a bigger bowl to accumulate aromas.

White wine glasses - Generally narrower, although not as narrow as champagne flutes, with somewhat straight or tulip-shaped sides. The narrowness allows the chilled drink to retain its temperature for two reasons:

1. The reduced surface area of the glass (in comparison to red wine glasses) means less air circulating around the glass and warming the wine.

2. The smaller bowl of the glass means less contact between the hand and the glass, and so body heat does not transfer as easily to the wine.

Sherry glass - A sherry glass is drinkware generally used for serving aromatic alcoholic beverages.

This glass is appropriate with the following beer styles
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
Dubbel The Belgian Dubbel is a medium bodied, dark beer with a malt and nut sweetness. The color is dark amber to dark red-brown. Head retention is usually notable. Aroma should have sweet malts, nuts, ... [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Quadrupel A Quadrupel (or Quad) is a Belgian strong ale. It is intended to be stronger than a Tripel. Color should be dark, usually dark brown or amber. The aroma should have notes of alcohol, dark fruits,... [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]
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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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]
Tripel Belgian Tripels are highlighted by complex, spicy flavors. The color is generally pale to medium golden. The aroma has fruity/banana esters, with notes of sweetness and spices. The taste has bala... [more]
Wheat Wine A Wheat Wine (also called an American Style Wheat Wine) is a stronger wheat beer that is brewed with 50% or more wheat malt. The color ranges from gold to dark amber. The style is full bodied and... [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]