Originally Posted by bucksfan2
If its a lager or a pilsner I really don't care about the glass. A frosty mug is cool but not necessary. There is only so much you can spice up a Miller Lite.
But I did notice when drinking Christmas Ale's that when you pour a bottle into a glass the beer taste much much better. Almost to the point where I was ready to give some of my ale's away and then poured one into a glass and said "is this really the same beer!"
If it's a really flavorful beer I like to pour it into a glass and let if foam quite a bit because the flavor is better without all the trapped carbonation. And, not to get too snooty about it, by using a glass you get the full affect of the beer's aroma. This is a habit I picked up in Germany where they might draw a beer three or four times before serving it to you, so that it has a "beautiful flower" of foam on top.