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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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88
very good

928 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 928
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 50
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
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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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich gold body with a fluffy white head that dissolves to leave a scattered lacing.

Aromas of fresh German malts, clean yeast, and lemon grass.

Equally clean flavor that is equal parts grass, yeast, And grain with just a touch of bitterness.

Lighter in body with medium carbonation a dn as named a clean, crisp finish.

Just a plain good pilsner with tons of flavor and perfectly clean.

Serving type: can

06-09-2012 00:45:51 | More by CHADMC3
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-23-2014 07:20:17 | More by Goose72
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-23-2014 03:48:43 | More by zachgroves
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-22-2014 22:56:56 | More by wildcatboy
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-22-2014 13:32:48 | More by Duesler
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-22-2014 02:28:15 | More by sahd-1
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale amber colour, with slight bubbling. Head is white, a bit thin but decent. Lace is OK. Nice enough.

Smells weird. Honey and boot polish. Sweet, oaty bread. Bit funky. Odd.

Taste is quite bready, yeasty. Dry, with some rubber notes and more honey, and a touch of oat. Some crisp apple, but not much else crisp or really fresh. OK though.

A bit of texture. Bit of body. Still a bit stodgy for a lager.

Nice enough, but could be crisper for something called 'the crisp'.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2014 01:15:07 | More by laituegonflable
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mkoenig

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-20-2014 16:42:30 | More by mkoenig
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Florida

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-20-2014 16:39:20 | More by HideYaBeer
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ryho

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-20-2014 04:09:12 | More by ryho
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RockinRich

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-19-2014 19:21:41 | More by RockinRich
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2014 17:26:41 | More by DeFaz
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Petrukones


4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-19-2014 17:03:06 | More by Petrukones
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bmaddock

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-18-2014 22:39:22 | More by bmaddock
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-18-2014 22:07:25 | More by letsgomets86
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Premo88

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into pilsener
(best before May 3, 2015)

L: yellow and very cloudy for a pilsener, meaning about 75% clear; incredible 1-inch head of ultra-white foam that is super sticky and is now lacing something fierce off a massive collar; brew clears up a bit over time, and as it does, you can see plenty of the lager-like/pilsener-esque bubbles ... the clarity issue is the only minus here, otherwise perfect

S: now THAT is dry-hopped ... unmistakable green/grass/flower smell sits on top of this thing nicely; very sweet considering the hops are showcased so well; some grain and malt are in there, but they're very subdued ... grain might be corn or sour rice -- malt is cracker-like

T: bitter ... 44 IBUs here taste like 88 ale IBUs ... the lager is delicate enough to let the hop taste show itself all the way in a bitter floral note that has some grass in it but tastes mostly like a pile of lilac or rose petals mashed to a pulp; some malt sweetness showing here and there, but this is virtually all hops; tastes much more bitter than the sweeter nose

F: light but well-carbonated for a nice fullness

O: immediately reminds me of Prima Pils, and it's almost so American-ized that one could argue we need a new style: the American pilsener. very bitter, very floral and almost no malt presence to balance it ... i hear dry-hopping is mainly for the smell, but it sure bitters up the taste in most dry-hopped beers I drink. that is definitely the case here.

but if I'm missing the good bread malt balancing notes and if I'm going to dock points for a lack of clarity, I also have to give The Crisp full points for being fantastic at what it wants to be -- a super-hoppy pilsener with American hop flavors. I get why people love this brew, and it's one I'll likely revisit.

Serving type: can

07-18-2014 01:07:08 | More by Premo88
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-17-2014 09:37:43 | More by Theniz
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russwilliam

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-16-2014 02:53:18 | More by russwilliam
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hopflyer

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 01:37:38 | More by hopflyer
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Joestradamus91

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-15-2014 22:20:38 | More by Joestradamus91
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-14-2014 01:07:36 | More by chip26
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-12-2014 03:25:13 | More by Georgiabeer
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EdwardK77

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2014 01:36:42 | More by EdwardK77
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-10-2014 19:22:21 | More by jr8994
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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.