Beer glasses at the table of starred gastronomic restaurants

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Bestwine – Online shares with you the brands and references of beer glasses found in starred gastronomic restaurants around the world. Brands and references of beer glasses selected for their qualities including their performance and aesthetics. Be inspired by the requirements of chefs, sommeliers, bartenders and waiters of the most prestigious addresses of the high gastronomy to find and buy a high quality beer glass.

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Luminarc pint glass


Beer glass brand: Luminarc

Type of beer glass: tumbler beer glass

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Luminarc half pint beer glass


Beer glass brand: Luminarc

Type of beer glass : tumbler beer glass

Best beer glass brands

Refer to the opinions of chefs, sommeliers and bartenders from starred gourmet restaurants around the world to discover the best beer glass brands in the world. A classification and comparison of beer glasses selected in starred gastronomic restaurants by experts in the field of high gastronomy.

Reference of the beer glassBrand of beer glassCapacity of the beer glassMaterial of the beer glassType of beer glass
Luminarc pint beer glassLuminarc58 clGlassBeer glass without stem, tumbler type
Luminarc half beer glassLuminarc 39 clGlassBeer glass without stem, tumbler type
Beer glasses at the table of starred gourmet restaurants.

The beer glass

Definition of the beer glass: the beer glass is a container in which beer is poured and drunk.

In use, the beer glass is mainly called galopin (capacity of 12,5 cl), half (capacity 25 cl), mug (50 cl or 1l) or pint (50 cl or 1l).

  • The beer glass galopin: beer glass with foot.
  • Half beer glass: beer glass with or without stem and with or without handle.
  • The beer pint glass: beer glass with or without stem and without handle.
  • The beer glass mug: beer glass without stem and with handle.

There are other names for the beer glass according to the volume and the country of consumption:

  • Beer glass of 5 cl: gla (name for a French beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 12,5 cl: galopin (name for a French beer glass), crobin (name for a French beer glass), bock (name for a French beer glass), walid (name for a French beer glass), quart de JB (name for a French beer glass), quart de bat (name for a French beer glass), Benjamin Bri. (name for a Belgian beer glass), corto (name for a Basque beer glass) and zurito (name for a Spanish beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 15 cl: bock (name for a French beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 20 cl: flute (name for a Belgian beer glass), hollandais (name for a Belgian beer glass), patt (name for a Luxembourg beer glass), mini (name for a Swiss beer glass), quinto (name for a Spanish beer glass), stange (name for a German beer glass in Cologne for Kölsch) and birra piccola (name for an Italian beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 25 cl: demi de Béru (appellation for a French beer glass), demi (appellation for a French beer glass), bock (appellation for a French beer glass), double Walid (appellation for a French beer glass), ridicule (appellation for a French beer glass), demi JB (appellation for a French beer glass), demi bat (appellation for a French beer glass), chope (name of a Belgian beer glass), pinte (name of a Belgian beer glass), cadet (name of a Belgian beer glass), vingt-cinq (name of a Belgian beer glass), mini (name of a Luxembourg beer glass), caña (name of a Spanish beer glass) and mièg (name of an Occitan beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 28,5 cl: middy (name of an Australian beer glass), pot (name of an Australian beer glass), handle (name of an Australian beer glass), shooner (name of an Australian beer glass), ten (name of an Australian beer glass) and half (name of an Irish beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 33 cl: gourd (name of a Belgian beer glass), thirty-three (name of a Belgian beer glass), small JB (name of a Belgian beer glass), small bat (name of a Belgian beer glass), humpen (name of a Luxembourg beer glass) and tercio (name of a Spanish beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 40 cl: birra media (designation for an Italian beer glass) and imperial (designation for a Portuguese beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 42,5 cl: shooner (name for an Australian beer glass) and pint (name for an Australian beer glass).
  • 47.3 cl beer glass: pint (name for an American beer glass) or quart (name for a Canadian beer glass).
  • Beer glass of 50 cl: beru (appellation for a French beer glass), distinguished (appellation for a French beer glass), genuine (appellation for a French beer glass), baron (appellation for a French beer glass), mini-chevalier (appellation for a French beer glass), chope (appellation for a French beer glass), reasonable (appellation for a French beer glass), pint (appellation for a French beer glass), JB (designation for a French beer glass), bat (designation for a French beer glass), serious (designation for a French beer glass), demi (designation for a Belgian beer glass), cinquante (designation for a Belgian beer glass), can (designation for a Swiss beer glass), chope (designation for a Swiss beer glass) and pinta (designation for a Spanish beer glass)
  • 56.8 cl beer glass: pint (name of a French beer glass), pint (name of an English or Irish beer glass) and pint (name of a Canadian beer glass).
  • Beer glass 1 liter : chevalier (designation for a French beer glass), parfait (designation for a French beer glass), double pint (designation for a French beer glass), super JB (designation for a French beer glass), super bat (designation for a French beer glass), formidable (designation for a French beer glass), daniel (designation for a Belgian beer glass), sejalon (name of a Belgian beer glass), litron (name of a Belgian beer glass), maß (name of a German beer glass), masse (name of a Swiss beer glass), mas (name of a Swiss beer glass), litro (name of a Spanish beer glass), litrona (name of a Spanish beer glass) and mini (name of a Spanish beer glass).

The beer glass allows the person tasting the beverage to analyze the beer visually, olfactory and gustatory. The beer glass is most often made of glass, but it can also be made of crystal or other unique materials.

The beer glass has only existed since the 19th century. Before that, beer was drunk in clay pots called “beer pots”. The “beer pots” look like clay bowls of varying sizes. In the past, beer was also drunk from metal (tin), wood, stoneware or ceramic containers. It was not until the 19th century that glass was used as a container for drinking beer. The glass beer glass has several advantages over the clay bowl. In particular, it allows a better visualization of the beer and thus to observe its color, its effervescence and its texture. Also, glass has the advantage of being odorless compared to other materials such as wood or metal for example. Glass does not alter the taste of the beer when it is poured into the glass container. There are also beer glasses made of crystal. Crystal is notably lighter and stronger than glass, but is more expensive. Beer glasses are therefore usually made of glass.

The beer glass also allows a good grip of the container. Often, the largest beer glasses are equipped with a handle. This handle makes it easier to handle the bottle.

The beer glass also allows you to smell the beer. Thanks to a flared neck or mouthpiece, the scent of the beer can be expressed to the nose of the person tasting the beverage.

The beer glass allows to perceive the taste, the effervescence and the aromas of the beer.

Choosing a beer glass

There are two main categories of beer glasses:

  • The stemmed beer glass: the stemmed beer glass has a stem as its name indicates. However, the stemmed beer glass has a more complex design than a simple stem. Indeed, the stemmed beer glass has a chalice. The chalice (or body) is the “balloon” that holds the beer. This same chalice is made up of a lip (or neck). The lip is the rim of the stemmed beer glass where the drinker’s lips rest. The chalice is made of a chimney. The chimney is the upper part of the chalice under the sip and below the shoulder of the stemmed beer glass. The chimney often narrows gradually to the rim of the glass to concentrate the beer’s aromas. The shoulder of the stemmed beer glass is the widest part of the chalice. The shoulder of the beer glass is often used as an indication to serve the beer in the glass. The chimney of the beer glass is used to contain the foam. The goblet ends with the goblet which is the bottom of the beer glass. This part of the glass sometimes allows to observe the deposit of certain beers. The chalice of the beer glass is linked to the stem (which connects the foot to the chalice) by what is called the button. The knob is the joint between the stem and the chalice. The stem, more or less long, joins the foot of the glass. The latter is also called the base. The foot of the beer glass allows to stabilize the container on a support. The foot of the beer glass can be flat or conical. Generally, the beer glass with a foot has a round or triangular chalice.
  • The beer glass without foot: the beer glass without foot can also be composed of a shoulder. That is to say a wider part at the top of the glass. This part also allows to delimit the beer from the foam when the waiter serves the beer. The stemless beer glass is mostly long with a wide body and a wide mouth just like its base. The stemless beer glass can be equipped with a handle for proper handling of the container.

There are several types of beer glasses:

  • The chalice beer glass: a stemmed beer glass with a high shoulder and a rim of the same width as the shoulder. The chalice glass is traditionally used to drink abbey beers.
  • The tulip beer glass: stemmed beer glass with a chimney less wide than the shoulder. The top of the beer glass gradually narrows to the drinker.
  • The balloon beer glass: stemmed beer glass with a wide shoulder. The balloon glass has the particularity to have curved edges.
  • The beer mug: traditional stemless beer glass for drinking beer in large quantities. The beer mug is a long and wide glass. This glass can be found at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the German beer festival. The traditional mug has a handle.
  • The tumbler type beer glass: it is a long and wide stemless glass more or less curved at the shoulder. The drinker is generally wide.

American beer, lagers, Scottish beer, Irish dry stout, IPA, dubbel, tripel, quadrupel, pilsner, hefeweizens, dark beer, white beer or lager, there is no perfect glass for every beer. Each beer can be drunk out of the same beer glass. The beer glass must be adapted to the effervescence of the beer. The glass must be able to hold the beer, let it breathe and form the foam. The glass must also concentrate the beer’s aromas with a more or less wide neck. However, there are traditions and customs that exist such as Guinness glasses for Guinness beer for example.

The right beer glass

Whether it is a stemmed beer glass or a stemless beer glass, each is practical and suitable for drinking beer. However, choosing the right beer glass is not something that can be improvised. Indeed, the choice of a good beer glass requires to take into account several criteria. A stemmed beer glass as well as a stemless beer glass can be composed of an element that allows you to grip the bottle without your hand being in contact with the body of the glass. This is an important point because the hand, when it touches the chalice or the body of the glass, can dirty the edges of the container by leaving marks but also heat the beer. It is therefore preferable to choose a beer glass with a stem or a beer glass without a stem but with a handle.

Beer is an alcoholic beverage and most varieties are light. Compared to spirits or wine, beer is consumed in slightly larger quantities. As for the size of the beer glass, there is no perfect size. However, it is preferable to opt for a small or moderate size beer glass. Indeed, beer is an alcoholic beverage that should be drunk cold. After serving beer by the glass, the temperature of the beverage increases. A large beer glass, because of its capacity, requires more time to drink the beer it contains. During this time, the temperature of the beer increases and the effervescence of the beer decreases. The beer therefore loses its quality. In gourmet restaurants, beer is usually served in 25 cl or 33 cl glasses.

The beer glass should be transparent. It is advisable not to choose a beer glass with engraved or printed patterns. This can reduce the visibility of the beer in the glass. Also, the beer glass should not be colored as this can alter the perception of the beer’s color. A translucent beer glass is preferred. Also, the beer glass should have a sober design. It is the beer that should be valued and not the container. A beer glass must be discreet to highlight the color of the beer, its foam and its unique effervescence. It is therefore preferable to choose a simple beer glass without extravagance so that the beer is the center of attention.

Unlike wine glasses, rum glasses or whisky glasses for example, the thickness of the beer glass can be substantial. As it is traditional to toast before drinking one’s beer, the container must be solid and resistant to shocks. Also, the beer glass must be easy to clean and resist successive washings.

The price of a beer glass varies according to the capacity of the beer glass. However, the price of a good beer glass is generally accessible even for high-end models. A good beer glass costs from a few euros to a few dozen euros.

The price of a beer glass varies according to the capacity of the beer glass. However, the price of a good beer glass is generally accessible even for high-end models. A good beer glass costs from a few euros to a few dozen euros.

There are several well-known brands of beer glasses such as Peugeot, Schott Zwiesel, Riedel, Normann, Copenhagen, Littala or Orrefors. There are also beer brands that market their own beer glasses: leffe beer glass, Vedett beer glass, Westmalle beer glass, Grimbergen beer glass, Affligem beer glass, Palm beer glass, Hoegaarden beer glass, Chouffe beer glass, Duvel beer glass, Brand beer glass, La Trappe beer glass, bavaria beer glass, Heineken beer glass, Amstel beer glass, Hertog Jan beer glass, Texels beer glass or Grolsch beer glass, each brand develops its own glass to assert its identity to beer consumers.

Beer by the glass

Beer by the glass is drunk cold, so it is possible to chill the glass in a cool place or in the refrigerator. Before serving beer by the glass, it is possible to moisten the glass with water. This will minimize the emulsion of the beer. Also, when serving beer in a beer glass, it is a good idea to tilt the glass so that the beer slides down the sides. If the beer glass is straight, the beer tends to hit the bottom of the glass, which can create foam. Beer by the glass is usually enjoyed as an aperitif and with a meal.

The beer glass is usually placed on a coaster to protect the table from the beer but also from the condensation of the water that beads on the fresh glass.

For beer connoisseurs and novices alike, it may be wise to rely on restaurant professionals to choose a good beer glass. Chefs, sommeliers, waiters and bartenders from starred gourmet restaurants are reaching out to glass artisans and brewers to find the most appropriate glasses for tasting this hoppy beverage. Beer is becoming more and more important in starred gastronomic restaurants. Beer glasses are thus becoming precious containers that should enhance the beer’s aesthetic and gustatory aspects.

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The selection of high end beer glasses

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Bestwine – Online references the beer glasses found on the tables of the most famous and recognized gastronomic restaurants around the world. The beer glasses references are acclaimed by the greatest chefs and sommeliers of the gastronomy industry, who are themselves valued by the critics. Only the beer glasses sold online are presented to you so that you can buy them easily.

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The reference list of the best beer glasses is updated daily by integrating new references that are placed on the tables of gourmet restaurants. We also update the commercial and promotional offers to allow you to buy online a quality beer glass at the best price. We are committed to presenting only beer glasses from the tables of award-winning gourmet restaurants.

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