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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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very good

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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 56
Gots: 85 | 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:
A blend of German and Bohemian Pils love. German hops all the way. Sehr mean "very" in German. AKA - "The Crisp"

(Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010)
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

Best by May 9, 2015. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. This was a gusher, but didn't affect the experience. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head that leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of sweet pilsener malts. Lots of citrus notes. I will say there is a nice hop presence in the aromas and flavors. Some pear in the mix as well. The flavors are great. There's definitely a hop bite to this one, but still remains true to the style. Maybe some black pepper in the mix as well, but it's really not spicy. It's extremely clean and refreshing. The mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with a solid body to it. The carbonation is active and it's very smooth. This is an extremely drinkable brew. It's perfect for the warm weather, but will hit the spot during any season.

I'm pretty much blown away. This is definitely my favorite beer I've had from Sixpoint. I'm disappointed that it took me so long to try this. Awesome stuff. Highly recommended.

08-03-2014 18:33:36 | More by BB1313
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Appearance: A touch darker than your adjunct pilsner, it's crowned by a fairly fluffy head. Good head retention.

Smell: Hops, some biscuit malt, and a little bit of skunkiness that you're going to expect from a German-style pilsner.

Taste: Fresh, ultra-dry hops and a touch of malt. This isn't my favorite style by any means, but this beer tastes refreshing with its floral flavors.

Mouthfeel: Near perfect, the beer truly is crisp without being overcarbonated. It's sessionable despite being flavorful.

Overall: Absolutely the best pilsner I've had and likely to please the IPA fans who are normally wary of malty lagers or pilsners.

07-19-2014 17:26:41 | More by DeFaz
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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%

Best by 5/8/15

Pours light straw colored yellow. Minimal head. Somewhat hazy

lemongrass and spice in the nose. A hint of lime. Somewhat farmhouse smell.

taste is grassy with the hint of lime picked up in the nose. A touch of bitterness and rounded out with a bit of a sweet green tea taste. A bit of American citrusy hops become somewhat apparent halfway thru.

Light bodied as expected with moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, dry, and really clean finish.

Kind of new to this style but I really like this one. Works great in these hot humid summer days. a lot of flavor packed in to this beer but maintains a light refreshing body. Well done once again by the boys from Sixpoint. Seek this one out!

07-16-2014 01:37:38 | More by hopflyer
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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%

Can with a best before date of May 2015 (drinking in July 2014).

Beer has a typical pilsner head. Beer has a wonderful aroma of hops. Strange because they actually smell more like American IPA hops vs. the usual European Noble variety. The taste is excellent for a pilsner. Very hop forward with maltiness balance. A little over hopped perhaps but a tad more balanced than say, Prima. Overall I thought this was one of the better pilsners out there and a high quality brew from SixPoint.

07-14-2014 21:46:30 | More by bubseymour
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New York

4.69/5  rDev +20.3%

appearance; color is a very clear, pale gold. pours a finger of white head that quickly settles into spotted lacing. a slow, steady stream of bubbles constantly rise to the surface of the beer.

smell; very clean. smooth yeast, kick of floral hops.

taste; clean, yeast flavor, bread, hint of malt sweetness, nice punch of citrus and earthy hop notes.]

mouthfeel; very crisp, light body,medium carbonation. very slight amount of dryness before leaving quite a juicy feel in the mouth.

overall; the perfect american pilsner.

06-12-2014 01:56:12 | More by SteveB24
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4.39/5  rDev +12.6%

Appearance: orange hazy with 1 finger head.

Smell: Belgian ale esque, hoppy, lemon, seltzer.

Taste: Thick, lemony, cracker like, grassy hops, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: quite effervescent and very silky.

It was a good pilsner and definitely one of the better ones I have had. Would definitely drink this again.

04-25-2014 22:44:16 | More by Mises85
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4.33/5  rDev +11%

16oz tall boy w/ a best before date on the bottom. Poured half into the glass for look and smell.

LOOK: Mildly hazed golden glow when put up to the light, thin but very sturdy lacing.

SMELL: Fresh cut hay, lemongrass, hop spice, bready, clean, yeast, hop oil

TASTE: Deep crispness, semi-puckering, bitter, grassy, herbal, faint lemon rind, grainy, bready, dry finish

In the fast paced craft beer movement lagers have been trying to catch up, Crisp is proof that things are turning around and gives a better view of what a modern lager can be ... taking from old while brewing from new minds.

02-09-2012 01:55:20 | More by Jason
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Bight golden, lively, with a creamy white foam head. Nose is very delicate with soft bready malt and floral hop aromas, and a hint of hard-boiled egg. Prickly carbonation up front. And, like its name suggests, this is one crisp--"very crisp"--beer. Nice bite of herbal and pith, with a quick snap of dry bitterness, and suggestions of mint and green wood. It eventually yields to a smooth, but firm, body. Malt character is expectedly light. Touch of honey and a complementary biscuity note that pairs well with the beer's crispness, and adds more depth to the overall dryness of the beer. Very quenching, more-ish and insanely drinkable. One of our favorite Sixpoint offerings to date. Tastes like a fresh import. Zwei Maß Crisp, bitte!

04-07-2011 00:34:19 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2014 00:05:47 | More by ChaseTheAce
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-01-2014 17:24:51 | More by Beerasaurus
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

09-01-2014 02:21:45 | More by JJTrex
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-31-2014 17:27:37 | More by malfunxion
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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

08-31-2014 11:37:41 | More by dexterk1
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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%

08-30-2014 10:06:16 | More by Alex-Alkis
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2014 03:28:04 | More by thampel09
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2014 22:44:24 | More by Bushwacker393
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-29-2014 21:28:41 | More by loupap
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 20:40:21 | More by JKIPA05
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-28-2014 15:46:42 | More by taylor714914
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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: deep orangish yellow color. A full 3 finger foamy head that fades fairly quickly and leaves just a small lacing behind. Strong, almost perfect clarity. 3.75/5

Smell: earthy pilsner malts. Hops mostly spicy but with a slight hint of citrus. 4/5

Taste: a nice light pilsner malt sweetness, some earthy and grassy hints. Lots of strong and bold hop flavors. Starts off with a fairly subtle citrus and quickly becomes a bold and strong spicy noble hops. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: light to medium light body. Good crispness. Slight dryness, slight lingering bitterness. It's a certainly refreshing. Pretty good clean feel. 4/5

Overall: a solid pilsner offering. Great to see a nice refreshing well done lager so easily found. Great for a barbeque or post run in the summer.

08-26-2014 18:40:27 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-25-2014 18:52:52 | More by ColdWaffles
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-25-2014 12:56:10 | More by ryanflc
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

08-25-2014 02:32:59 | More by Fuji800
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

08-24-2014 23:46:45 | More by Parkingchair
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-24-2014 16:29:22 | More by Danmullens1
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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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