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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,260 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,260
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 79
Gots: 174 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010

Old world craftsmanship with new, clean flavors. Bright pilsner malts meet Noble hop character. The Crisp, American Pilsner innovation.
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Ratings: 1,260 | Reviews: 343
Photo of mageek52
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright. Refreshing Pilsner. Nice flavor. Summer beer.

Photo of kculrich
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can't say much about how it looks because I drink this one right from the can. It comes in a box of six which works out well as I've never wanted to drink fewer than six at a time. This is a beer for sitting outdoors in the sun and cultivating skin cancer.

Photo of SaltofOH
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 1-17-15; best by 7-23-15; pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy gold with ample carbonation and a 2-3 finger foamy off-white head. Very nice retention. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Very crisp pilsner malt. Slightly citrusy, fruity hoppy aroma - very clean - lemon. Floral. Perfect lager aroma. Clean.

Taste: Dry citrusy arrival, dry mid-palate, very bitter, floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavier than expected. Lots of carbonation, but a soft, slightly slick feel.

Overall: Comparing this to the German pilsner (Bitburger) and Hofbrau Original I had [on tap] last night, this is missing something in terms of body, and is over-hopped. Really a great beer, but not one I'd buy regularly. Like Prima Pils - goes for "craft" points by pushing the envelope at the expense of drinkability.

Photo of tlema1
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very clean taste, I get some hops, just enough

Photo of Beric
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 16oz can
Served: 14 March 2015

Appearance: Nice and bright golden color with a soft head. Looks like your standard pils, but nice depth to the color.

Smell: Grassy hops with a touch of citrusy lemongrass. Standard lager breadiness.

Taste: Holy crap, one of the best US made German Pilseners hand down. Really nice bready, biscuity lager notes which are complimented by an assertive herbal/citrus hoppiness. A bit hoppier than continental versions, but very well done. Finishes semi-dry. Extremely impressed.

Mouthfeel: Light with high carbonation makes this one easy to put back. Does not feel thin, even as it warms and looses some carbonation.

Overall: One of the best US-produced German pilseners available. If you're a lager head, you've got to try this one.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$ 1.99/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Can at 45 degrees into shaker
Aroma of light piney hops
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, slooowly diminishing
Lacing none
Body straw, clear
Flavor starts slightly sweet with some pine, ends bitter; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

had three so right about now this may be a little biased. finger of head with yellow body. good carbonation. dry bitter smell. taste is hoppy and dry at first but it doesn't linger. crisp as advertised. very good beer just wasn't expecting it to be so bitter but I should've noticed the 44 IBU on the label which is fine but just not expected. more of an IPA to me than a pilsner but lighter. good beer but I like other pilsners more

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my style the name sounds do good but the beer falls flat got some hay smell and nothing else taste just bland with a earthly hop finish

Photo of leantom
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eh, probably not my favorite sixpoint brew to date. Prefer the likes of Resin, Sweet Action, and Bengali to this one. Here goes:

Edit: The beer is growing on me as I'm drinking it. I improved the taste score.

A: Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a decent head. The lacing is good but the carbonation is somewhat lacking.

S: Grassy hops, citrus and hay. Some biscuit as well. Not bad but pretty average relative to other pilsners (scents are a little muted).

T: Good. Follows the nose. Has a nice, crisp bite to it that makes it very drinkable.

F: Only drawback of the beer. Not carbonated enough, making the mouthfeel rather flat (especially compared to other pils).

O: Good beer. Not one of 6point's better offerings, though. Definitely prefer sweet action to it.

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent pilsner. I can't believe it took so long for me to try this. Clean pilz flavor with a nice hop presence, which is standard for sixpoint at this point. Will definitely become a year round in my fridge. Thanks sixpoint for another amazing beer that takes up little fridge space

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a think white head and lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops and wheat/grassy notes

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes.

Overall: Ok brew. I would have again if I was offered.

Photo of JayGlogovsky
4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best beer from Six Point!

Photo of woemad
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can provided as part of a “sample” (read: sixpack) by @sixpoint. An expiration date of “23 Sep 15” is stamped upon the bottom of the can.

Poured a somewhat chill-hazed golden amber color, with a big, long-lasting, sudsy white head. Lots of lace.

Soft, herbalish “Euro” hop scents are what floats up to the nose initially. As it warmed up a little there was a modest piney hop scent more reminiscent of those grown in the New World. The two hop worlds seem to meld together well.

Herbal and slightly peppery hop flavor hit the taste buds first. It’s restrained in the way a good pilsener tends to be. Likewise, a bready maltiness is present in the same way. Things end on a crisp, slightly dry note.

Fairly light bodied, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel.

Whether it’s the brewery or the BA, Sixpoint rocks! Unlike many American pilsener-style beers, this retains the classic feel and drinkability of an Old World example, but has some American hop character as well. Eminently drinkable, I could consume this all day. When the summer weather is here, I know I’ll miss having this on hand.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a shocking bright golden color with slight orange hue. Tons of carbonAtion. Bright white fuzzy white head.
S- smells of malt, slight hop, busicuit, very refreshing smell.
T- hoppy pilsner in which bitter bite sticks. A lot of taste for a pilsner.
F - Not its best point. Not as refreshing as most pilsners.
O- Great taste for a pilsner, but mouthfeel not what expected in a pilsner.

Photo of andrewswiden
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Would be a 4+ if it was a light IPA but calling it a Pilsner doesn't seem right. Still.. great smell with an even greater taste.

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Good Pils. Nothing special, no bad though. Would purchase again.

Photo of kennyg
4.82/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best pilseners and one of the best beers I've ever had hands down> These cats can brew.

Photo of spencer_jeff
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer! My favorite pilzzz

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with very little head and a hazy, very medium pale complexion.

The nose is crisp piney hops up front and a bit of malt. Its smells great!

The taste is a very crisp hop snap up front, nothing too extreme, but very crispy lightly piney hops initially, this quickly fades to a mildly hoppy flavor. Overrall, flavor is lightly hoppy, very crisp malt, and low bitterness on the aftertaste.

One of the better pilsners out there that you can buy nationally.

Photo of brother_rebus
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thin. Watery. Hoppy for a pilsner. A bit of a banana-y taste from the yeasts. Also so hop aftertaste. Probably wouldnt buy again.

Photo of Rddymk
1/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst beer I have ever consumed. I'd rather redrink my own puke. Horrible, horrible and it is a lager, not a pilsner.

Photo of jocques
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Delightful aroma/nose developed hoppy body & finish!!!!!

Photo of Mongrel
3.4/5  rDev -13%

Too much pine, not enough pilz. Drinks more like a clean, hoppy wheat beer or IPL. Hops seem to be pretty "new world," not "noble" as noted in the description. The hops actually have a bit of that lemony, herbal Sierra Nevada quality. And of course, pine. Lots of it.

There may be a decent pilsner hiding somewhere beneath the piney hop haze, but it's impossible to tell. Any mention of "pilz" or "pilsner" on this beer's labeling is misleading. Not a bad beer, just not a great one.

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +2.3%

This is my first time trying a beer from Sixpoint.
Came flying out as soon as I cracked open the can. But I caught it all in my goblet. Of course this resulted in a beautiful 1" foamy head. Typical aroma that you would expect from a German pilsener. Flavor wise there is nothing surprising here, it's just a very clean, refreshing pilsener. Very drinkable, went down very easy. Looking forward to my next beer from Sixpoint.

Photo of TheDoctor
4/5  rDev +2.3%

SERVICE: Bottle
Best before: Sept. 23, 2015

Pours a clear straw color with a big white head that descends to a scummy coating. OK retention a touch of lacing. The smell and the flavor are both flatly bready/bitter. Really clean fresh aroma with some herbal/citric hop smells. The flavor is bracing with green herbal hop characteristics (almost like mint or basil), there is some definitely clean malt and yeast character to it. Super drinkable with a light body and a medium finish (in kind of hangs around but is pretty clean). Excellent pilsener. Stays true to being fairly inoffensive and drinkable while still cramming in some flavor from the European-tasting hops. Would have again; excellent 'good' beer for pale lager lovers.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,260 ratings.