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Sep 28, 2006 04:29 PM

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.

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  1. I believe the dark beer you're looking for is leute bock...

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    1. re: deldredge

      nope, the glass is thinner and aside from the bottom resting in a wood base, iirc, there may be some sort of extension from the base that supports higher up on the glass as well.

    2. 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 - It's a pub in DC that serves over 1000 different beers and in the correct glasses. They would for sure know.

      1. 1) Pauwel Kwak

        Working on #2 - (he he, that's funny).

        1. The tall test tube beer is Kwak. It's awesome. I miss it over there. It's the only place I've ever lived where beer was cheaper than water. Sigh...

          1. 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?

            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.