We're far more interested in what's inside our beer glassware than its design, but that hasn't stopped us from filling up our cabinets with all manner of serving vessels for our favorite libations. In many cases, glassware has developed in tandem with beer styles and drinking particular beers gains an added dimension when you drink the right beer out of the right glass. Though some glass designs have developed only to achieve a certain visual aesthetic there's usually more to the story. Most glassware features specific traits that highlight the unique characteristics of the beer style they were meant to hold.
Weissbier glasses tower over everything else on the table with their long slender bodies and large bulbous heads. The design allows for the highly carbonated German wheat beers to develop their billowing heads of white foam. The glasses typically hold about a half liter of beer even allowing for the the head and the narrow neck still allows for easy one-handed drinking.
What it's best for: The weissebier glass is most famous for its use with hazy weissebiers but is equally appropriate for filtered and clear krystallweizen and darker dunkelweizen.
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