Traditionally used for Brandy or Cognac, these stemmed, wide bowled glasses provide room to swirl and agitate the volatiles of the beer.

Strong Ales benefit from the tapered mouth of the glass as it captures the aroma.

Typical beers that use a Snifter are:

  • American Barleywine
  • American Double / Imperial IPA
  • American Double / Imperial Stout
  • American Strong Ale
  • Belgian Dark Ale
  • Belgian Pale Ale
  • Belgian Strong Dark Ale
  • Belgian Strong Pale Ale
  • Eisbock
  • English Barleywine
  • Flanders Oud Bruin
  • Flanders Red Ale
  • Foreign / Export Stout
  • Gueuze
  • Lambic – Fruit
  • Old Ale
  • Quadrupel (Quad)
  • Russian Imperial Stout
  • Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
  • Tripel
  • Wheatwine

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