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Ale glasses

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Glasses intended for drinking ale or beer. Early 17th- and 18th-century examples are often similar in form to elongated wine glasses with ogee or rounded funnel bowls, resting on stems of varying length; bowl capacity is usually between 3 and 5 ounces. Modern examples are often in the form of tall, thin glasses, generally of 12-ounce capacity, which taper at the bottom and rest on solid bases.

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drinking glasses

Equivalent Terms used

ale glass
ale goblet
ale goblets


11yrs ago

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