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Thistle Glass

This is a uniquely shaped glass whose silhouette is shaped like a thistle. It consists of a bowl-shaped bottom with a straight-sided top that grows larger in diameter towards the lip.

Available volumes include 12 and 16 ounces (355 and 473 milliliters).

The shape helps to intensify the beer's aroma as it carries towards the nose.

This glass shape is attributed to Belgians who liked the ale Scottish soldiers brought with them to the Continent in World War I. Some reason to believe this legend is the fact that the thistle is the symbol of the Scottish crown.

Thistle Glass