Even the best beers need the optimal conditions for their aroma to unfold fully. Apart from temperature, there is one factor that influences the smell, taste, freshness and appearance of your drink more than anything else: the shape of the glass.
The idea to develop the SENSORIK glass came about from positive experiences with an existing shape of whisky glass. This tumbler, designed by Markus Del Monego and one of our glass production partners in Germany, has an optimal shape that makes it very suitable for tasting beer.
With the creation of the SENSORIK goblet, a glass is now available that provides neutral and consistent results that can be compared in the sensory evaluation of different beers.
The volume of this glass facilitates an optimal appraisal of colour density, meaning that the typical hue of each beer can be assessed with a high level of precision. The contoured outline of the glass, which becomes narrower before flaring out slightly at the rim, also allows the best possible evaluation of a beer's foam stability.
If the glass is full, the aromas are held back, while in a half-full glass they can be detected more clearly. The tapered shape of the glass towards the top creates a channel for the aroma, allowing it to develop while tempering the strength of alcoholic overtones. At the same time, the slightly flared rim of the glass prevents the various components of the aroma from being concentrated too strongly.
The slight flaring of the rim causes the beer to flow onto the tip of the tongue in a fairly broad stream that washes evenly over the taste buds. The bulbous profile of the glass prevents the beer from being poured out too quickly, allowing an optimal assessment of the various flavour components. This means that the texture, taste and other characteristic features of a beer can be appreciated at their best.
SENSORIK provides a basis for comparison of all the ingredients of a beer that play an important role for the senses.