Goblets are stemmed, bulbous glasses of a medium size, perfect for a healthy pour of Belgian ales, German bocks, and other big heavy beers. They both aim to maintain a head of around one inch, use a wide mouth for easy sipping, and hold around 13 ounces of beer.
As with wine, different glasses bring out and highlight different flavors in a beer. The aroma is largely trapped in the head of the beer and can bubble right off if you let it sit in a wide-mouth pint glass. A tulip-shaped glass with either with smooth curves or hard angles retains aroma in the bowl of the glass.