With the creation of the SENSORIK chalice, a glass is available that provides neutral and consistent results that can be compared in the sensory evaluation of different beers. The glass is developed by Sahm together with Markus Del Monego – first German World Champion Sommelier.
The volume of this glass facilitates an optimal appraisal of colour density, meaning that the typical hue of each beer can be assessed with a high level of precision.
If the glass is full, the aromas are held back, while in a half-full glass they can be detected more clearly. The tapered shape of the glass towards the top creates a channel for the aroma, allowing it to develop while tempering the strength of alcoholic overtones.
The slight flaring of the rim causes the beer to flow onto the tip of the tongue in a fairly broad stream that washes evenly over the taste buds. The bulbous profile of the glass prevents the beer from being poured out too quickly, allowing an optimal assessment of the various flavour components. This means that the texture, taste and other characteristic features of a beer can be appreciated at their best.
SENSORIK provides a basis for comparison of all the ingredients of a beer that play an important role for the senses. As a second step, this important information can be used to design new customised glasses, that suit the unique taste profile of a brand.