In the German federal state of Hessen, a term commonly used in the Frankfurt area (also cider or pint glass) for a glass for drinking cider, which is traditionally poured from the stoneware jugs known as Bembel. There are different sizes, which are called 4er-, 8er-, 12er- or 24er-Bembels according to their volume, measured by the number of ribbed glasses. The name of the glass is derived from the diamond-shaped, raised grid-like structure. This serves as a "gripping aid" for the greasy fingers caused by eating hearty food without cutlery. A further advantage is that the prism-like texture also lends shine to cloudy, unfiltered liquids. To protect the contents from dirt or insects, there is the "shopping-lid". Traditionally, this is a painted lid, usually made of wood, which is placed on the glass between drinking.
The traditional glass size was 0.3 l, today's standard sizes are 0.25 l with 12.6 cm height and 0.5 l with 15.5 cm height. The 0.25 l glass is called "Beschisserglas", because the price often remained the same when changing from 0.3 l to 0.25 l despite the smaller content. In 2014, the Limburg glassworks produced and filled a ribbed glass 81 cm high, 45 cm in diameter and 84 l in capacity, which was entered in the Guinness Book of Records. The ribbed glass resembles the ancient burled glass. No elevations, but depressions have the same purpose as the Mainz rod and the Dubbeglass in the Palatinate. See also under wine vessels and wine glasses.