identifying a Belgian beer by its glass
I was in Brugges last year at a bar that served 300 different types of beer. I lost track of all the amazing ones I had there, but as each belgian beer has its own glass, I think I could figure out at least a couple of them, if I had pictures as reference.
Does anyone know if there is a website that shows lots of Belgian beer glasses along with the names of the corresponding beers?
There's a couple in particular I'd like the name to - I will try to describe the glasses, if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
1) A dark beer served in a bulbous test-tube like glass - as the bottom is round, it cannot stand on its own and comes in a wooden stand
2) A blonde beer that is served in a large tullip (ballon) shaped glass with a fleur-de-lis etched into it.
yes! the first one was definitely Kwak. thanks!
I looked at the tulip section of glasses but couldn't see the one I'm looking for. The shape sort of looks like this one:
The fleur-de-lis is on the side of the glass, and it's that frosty subtle look (so potentially maybe not etched i guess).
While the Kwak I knew was sort of more popular, unfortunately I'm pretty sure the second one isn't.
Was the fleur-de-lis etched into the bottom of the glass, or on the side?
More of a chalice than a tulip but Chimay maybe? http://www.johnsgrocery.com/Catalog/ItemProfile.cfm?argProdID=847&Section=Breweriana
May need more details to track this one down since the fleur-de-lis is a common symbol for breweries.
This site lists a few good sites to check out - unfortunately its going to require alot of clicking to see all the glasses. http://belgianstyle.com/mmguide/glass...
The blonde one sounds like Leffe except I don't remember the fleur de lis on it...
If you don't find any further responses at this post, try http://www.thebrickskeller.com/ - It's a pub in DC that serves over 1000 different beers and in the correct glasses. They would for sure know.