Like wine, many beers' underlying aromas and tastes are both influenced and complemented by the vessel in which they are served. This goes beyond visual appeal—although a well-poured beer in a sparkling glass certainly sharpens your anticipation of that first sip. The shape and construction of the glass are meant to enhance aroma and flavor, and maintain the beer's optimal temperature, with different glass styles to suit the desired qualities of different beer styles. While glassware options are numerous—Belgian brewers, for example, are renowned for producing a specific glass for each type of beer—certain styles are reasonably versatile. So, if you want to enjoy your beer the way the brewer intended, there are a few key styles of glassware that you should stock in your home bar.