Category Archives: Goblets

Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Country : Belgium
c.1998

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Corsendonk

Founded in 1938, the Corsendonk monks famously brewed beer as a contemplative practice. After Austrian Emperor Joseph II shut down the Priory of Corsendonk in 1784,  brewing of Corsendonk beer changed hands over the course of a century. Onwards from 1982 Corsendonk beer regained fame.  The simplicity of its packaging acts as an emblem in relation to the Middle Aged Corsendonk’s rich past.

Since in 1998, released by Brouwerij Corsendonk (Oud, Belgium) as a Christmas Ale, this Belgian style Strong Dark Ale becomes highly anticipated as soon as the weather turns cold.

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Goblets

B.L.A.S.T:Museum Gobblets

                    (1)                   (2)                       (3)

Object : Goblet
Culture : [unknown]
Country : [unknown]
Date : [unknown]
Collection : The B.L.A.S.T. Museum

The Stemmed Abbey goblet vary widely in design and shape. A common characteristic is, all having a wide mouth which allows easy sipping. Many have nucleation sites (etchings), bubble producing bottoms which help beer maintain a frothy head that intensifies aromas.

(1)  A contemporary style goblet,designed to serve a full 12oz.single pour.

(2)  A thick,heavy,glass goblet and is a possible example of the style that may have been used as early as 1200 A.D. by the Aztec culture to drink chocolate, what was believed to be the elixir of the gods. This style is known to be placed in freezers for prolonged periods to serve a frosty pour.

(3) suggested by its slender shaft this may be an Asian style goblet. This Schlitz collectible has finger indentions for easy handling.