Spiegelau is a maker of high end wine and beer glasses. The German-manufactured glasses are high quality, but durable, even dishwasher safe. Never heard of the Spiegelau brand before? They are THE glasses in which to enjoy your beer as any beer connoisseur will tell you.
The beer glasses come in a set of four: Wheat, Pilsner, Lager and Tulip. Believe it or not, the shape of a glass really does play an important role in the optimum taste of each type of beer according to Spiegelau. And apparently thin glass is important as well for promoting malty sweetness and hop bitterness to it’s fullest potential.
The beer glasses while quality, are very lightweight. It helps promote the attributes of the beer, for the best taste. It’s also great for us gals who don’t want to pick up heavy glasses but do appreciate a good beer. Wouldn’t it be great if more restaurants and bars would adopt this barware?
Both the wheat and pilsner beer glasses have a slimish shape with wider rims that bottom, which help to promote the aromas in both beers. However, the wheat glass is much larger than the pilsner, holding nearly 25 ounces. Besides the obvious lager beer, the lager beer glass is well-suited for IPAs too. The glass is similar to a pint glass except wider at the mouth than the base, to promote the hoppiness of the beer.
Belgian beers should be consumed at a higher temperature than other beers, so let it sit for a while before sipping on it. And that tulip shape – not quite beer glass, not quite wine glass, seems just perfect for a sipping beer, which Belgian beers tend to be.
These beer glasses are so lightweight and elegant compared to the heavy, clunky beer glasses found elsewhere. But don’t get us wrong, these glasses are quite masculine too. Order them in sets of two by the type of glass or order the Beer Connoisseur Set. Tip: Father’s Day is just around the corner. The set makes a terrific gift for Dads or any beer lover!