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Goblet Glassware Design

These glasses are typical for a full place setting in table etiquette. They may be a pint or slightly less in volume. Their design makes them suitable for Brown Ale, Porter Ale, or Dark Lager styles, dark and complex with moderate aroma. Goblets have a round shape like chalices and snifters.

Typical Sizes

12 fluid oz (350 mL)
16 fluid oz (475 mL)

Typical Materials

Crystal
Soda Lime Glass

Mouth

Average diameter, sloping inward
inward slope concentrates aroma
average diameter supports moderate drinking

Body

Slightly wide diameter, slightly short height, convex slope
slightly short height increases beer surface area, slightly increasing heat transfer from surroundings, slightly increasing aroma release over time
convex slope creates a pretty color gradient - lighter at the sides and darker in the middle

Base

Round, stemmed
Round shape increases beer surface area, increasing heat transfer from surroundings, increasing aroma release over time
Round shape allows your hand to cup the glass and swirl beer for aroma release
stem raises center of gravity for slightly less stability
stem adds elegance/class


Mug

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