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Becker Glassware Design

These glasses are a typical height but slightly more narrow than average. They are usually a pint in volume. Their design makes them suitable for Pilsner or Amber Lager styles, cool and smooth with moderate aroma. Beckers have a similar size to conical and nonic glasses.

Other Names

German Pint
Willybecher
Becher

Typical Sizes

16 fluid oz (475 mL)

Typical Materials

Soda Lime Glass

Mouth

Average diameter, sloping inward
inward slope concentrates aroma
average diameter supports moderate drinking
inward slope allows stacking washed glasses

Body

Slightly narrow diameter, average height, sloping outward
outward slope supports a foamy head
average height keeps beer somewhat cold
outward slope creates a pretty color gradient - lighter at the bottom and darker at the top
outward slope is easy to hold onto

Base

Slightly narrow diameter, thick glass bottom
slightly narrow diameter provides slightly less stability
thick glass reduces heat transfer from table
thick glass lowers center of gravity for stability


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