I agree. A good beer is enhanced by a good glass, Just like with a good wine, an appropriate glass enhances the experience on a sensory level as well as an aesthetic level. That is why many people don't bother with a glass for American beers, they don't taste any worse directly out of a bottle or can and it is usually served so cold you can't taste anything anyway.Drinking Cantillon out of a pint glass would be about as "wrong" as hanging a 50hp Mercury off the back of a cat boat. Nothing snooty or pretentious about it, just right and wrongDrinking (or "tasting") beer out of stemware is just bullshit pretension - it's the equivalent of eating a pizza with a knife & fork.Blame it on the Belgians. Talk about snooty!
They do make some really good beer (besides Stella), and are very picky about what glass it gets served in.
"I can't sell you that beer, we don't have the right glass for it"
What's next with these snooty beer people? A raised pinky when they sip?
And many people in Europe eat pizza with a knife and fork! Most of the time the pizza is served whole, not cut into slices anyway. Comparing a real Italian pizza to American pizza is like comparing a fine Belgian beer to Bud Light.
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