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Pokal Glassware

Pokal glasses are a German design. Pokals are the classic glass design to serve Bock Lager styles in. They are smaller and more narrow than an average pint glass. The walls can slope inward or outward, but are generally very vertical. Pokal glasses have a stemmed base.

Typical Sizes

12 fluid oz (350 mL)


Narrow diameter, slope varies
narrow diameter increases aroma perception
an inward tapering mouth concentrates aroma
an outward sloping mouth supports a foamy head


Narrow diameter, average height, slope varies
average height keeps the beer somewhat cold


Narrow diameter, stemmed bottom
narrow diameter provides less stability
stem raises center of gravity for slightly less stability
stem adds elegance/class


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