Ask any wine sommelier to drink a glass of Shiraz from a champagne flute and they'll surely offer you some free advice (in no uncertain terms), that red is best enjoyed from the correct glassware.
Now, we know that there's a vast array of glassware to suit various kinds of wine, and beer is no different. Tulips, goblets, shaker pints, these are all designed to enhance various elements of different beer styles.
Does it make any difference?
These glasses are designed to enhance a certain aspect of a style, a thick creamy head on a wheat beer, or wonderful hoppy aromas in a stronger ale for example.
We've all been drinking beer for long enough to know that it still tastes pretty damn good straight from the long neck, but if you want to fully enjoy a brew at it's best, consider purchasing a few glasses in various styles and trying them out yourself.
Personally, I think this ones up to the drinker themselves. I can personally attest to the wonder of a double IPA being poured into a wide mouthed goblet, the aroma is so strong it’s unbelievable. But on the other hand, it’s still pretty amazing when you pop the top, so to each there own.