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Tulip Glassware

Tulip glasses have an appealing shape, which also functions to improve aroma perception of a beer. They may be a pint or slightly less in volume. The tulip glass is designed to serve Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, and Lambic/Sour styles. Tulip glasses have stems like Pokals and Goblets.

Typical Sizes

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

Typical Materials

Soda Lime Glass


Narrow diameter, concave slope
narrow diameter supports sipping, helpful for strong beer styles
concave slope concentrates aroma
concave slope contours to lips for comfort


Average diameter, average height, S-curve shape
S-curve shape creates a pretty color gradient - lighter at the bottom and darker at the top
S-curve shape makes the glass easy and comfortable to hold onto
average height keeps beer somewhat cold


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


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