Pint glasses are hardly the BEST glass for any beer. True, they fit in the hand nicely and their wide openings facilitate easy drinking, however, the wide openings do nothing to condense the foamy head. A thick and dense head on a beer works as a filter allowing a gradual release of aromatics. The relatively large surface area at the top of pint glass encourages a thin head which allows the aromatics to escape quickly and easily.
Because of their size, only low to mid strength beers should be served in a pint glass. Beers with higher alcohol levels should be consumed in moderation and in smaller serving sizes.