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Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« on: September 01, 2012, 08:53:59 AM »
I think it's a safe bet that most of us have a collection of beer glasses, some larger than others. We all know that there are 'recommended' glass shapes for different beer types, and that many breweries have their own specific glasses for their beer. The best beer bars will serve the beer in the appropriate glass - especially in Belgium.

But did you know that the shape of the glass affects your drinking speed? Do you care?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19436926
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 10:05:53 AM »
I think it's a safe bet that most of us have a collection of beer glasses, some larger than others. We all know that there are 'recommended' glass shapes for different beer types, and that many breweries have their own specific glasses for their beer. The best beer bars will serve the beer in the appropriate glass - especially in Belgium.

But did you know that the shape of the glass affects your drinking speed? Do you care?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19436926

That's pretty odd.  I'm not often concerned with pacing myself when having a beer.
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 10:11:44 AM »
That's pretty odd.  I'm not often concerned with pacing myself when having a beer.

OTOH, I am.  I usually look at a clock every time I take a sip.  My goal is to make 1 pint last an hour.
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
That's pretty odd.  I'm not often concerned with pacing myself when having a beer.

OTOH, I am.  I usually look at a clock every time I take a sip.  My goal is to make 1 pint last an hour.

Same here. 
Other than the fact that I just can't pound 'em back like I used to,  the beers I enjoy most these days tend to be ones that are best when savored. 
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 05:26:31 PM »
OTOH, I am.  I usually look at a clock every time I take a sip.  My goal is to make 1 pint last an hour.

+1. A reasonable pace considering I drink mostly 7-8% beers...
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 10:46:39 PM »
I think it's a safe bet that most of us have a collection of beer glasses, some larger than others. We all know that there are 'recommended' glass shapes for different beer types, and that many breweries have their own specific glasses for their beer. The best beer bars will serve the beer in the appropriate glass - especially in Belgium.

But did you know that the shape of the glass affects your drinking speed? Do you care?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19436926
I did know that.  Because someone sent me the link two days ago ;D

I think it's an interesting study, I like it.
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 10:13:51 AM »
OTOH, I am.  I usually look at a clock every time I take a sip.  My goal is to make 1 pint last an hour.

+1. A reasonable pace considering I drink mostly 7-8% beers...

Yep, same here.  Although the older I get, the lower the OG of the beers I make.  I actually made a pale ale the pother day that was only 1.054.  I've found that if I drink too much too fast, my heart starts racing and skipping beats.  It's unpleasant (and scary) enough to make me aware of pacing.
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 01:04:05 PM »
I just like my tulip glass that wafts the smell in where it should be....
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 02:11:42 PM »
If I owned a bar, I'd be ditching all my straight-sided glasses right now.
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 03:23:03 PM »
Is this why many US chain restaurants try to serve every beer in a Weissbier style glass?

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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 08:08:10 PM »
I wonder where the "Red Solo Cup" glass shape falls in comparison to others?

I'd be willing to be that beer is consumed even faster when there is either a ping pong ball or a shot glass inside the beer.
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 07:12:42 AM »
That's pretty odd.  I'm not often concerned with pacing myself when having a beer.

OTOH, I am.  I usually look at a clock every time I take a sip.  My goal is to make 1 pint last an hour.

Not really my goal, but I find that if I pour a pint while I'm cooking, it can last quite a while.

If I'm watching football or something else more mindless it does not last so long.

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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2012, 05:48:19 PM »
the title needs a coma  after the word drinking ;D i caught this after i posted. comma i believe is correct
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2012, 07:18:59 PM »
After all, who doesn't enjoy a good drinking coma?  ;D
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Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 04:08:26 AM »
After all, who doesn't enjoy a good drinking coma?  ;D
Maybe we should merge this with the "once had too many beers" thread.
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