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beer serving size question


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beer serving size question

johnnym | Nov 6, 2003 11:46 AM

The other day I was at a bar in Boston, Bukowski's, that has tons of different beers and usually serves each one in an appropriate glass. I got a Rapscallion Ale (can't remember which one) from the local Concord Brewing Co.
It came in a glass the shape of a brandy snifter, and the head on this thing was huge. It was more than 1/3 head. I asked if that was a normal size pour, and they assured me that it was. They also assured me that I was getting exactly the same amount as I would get in a filled pint glass, which I just cannot believe. There couldn't have been that much beer in that glass.
My question is, what type of beer/ale is poured in this way, with such a huge amount of head? And at what point in the head/ale ratio should I start to feel ripped off?
(btw: the beer was good, but expensive)

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