Glassware Guide: Goblet - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Glassware Guide

Updated on March 23, 2016

Bottles and cans are great, but we'll be drinking our beers from a glass. The right glass ensures a beer smells and tastes how the brewer intended. The Goblet (chalice) is the most regal and elegant of the essential beer glasses. Consisting of a round-fooded stem attached to a bowl-shaped glass, goblets can be plain or elaborate with ornate crystal-etched designs. Used primarily for Trappist or strong Belgian beers, the round bowl helps maintain a strong, yet shallow head from highly carbonated Belgian ales. Because the beers poured into them are strong, ranging from 7% to 11% ABV, most goblets only hold 10-12 ounces. Most goblets are designed and branded for specific breweries. Best for: Belgian Dubbels, Belgian Tripels, Belgian Quads, Strong Golden Ales Works for: Lambics and other sours