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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
87
very good

787 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%


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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DannyS

New York

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixpoint in cans!? Sign me the hell up!

Poured from a 16oz. can to a Duvel tulip.

A - hazy yet vibrantly bright orange amber with a scant 1/4 inch head on top that leaves loose yet sticky patches of lacing.

S - Crisp, citrusy, piney hops upfront with little else.

T - The first sip is HEAVY. I mean, wow...It felt like a belgain IPA when I took the first swig, with a sweet, hoppy blast that really threw me for a loop. Fortunately, after that shock to my system, subsequent sips after giving the beer a chance to breathe yield an appropriately crisp, hoppy bite with a titch of heaviness you don't normally get in a pilsener. A bit jarring and very much a challenging taste for pils fans, but good nonetheless.

M - A fair bit of medium weight on the tongue, but the heft is alleviated by the carbonation.

O - Heavier than the average pilsner, especially on the first sip. Get past that first hump and your diligence will be rewarded by a solid drinker. Not exactly the light, refreshing 'lawnmover' beer you expect from a pils, but worth trying.

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 02:57:01 | More by DannyS
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a glass, it has a murkey orange color body with a small fizzy head. The armoma had a citrus, lemon aroma to it. The taste has a crisp pilsner flavor, hop and citrus, malt. The hops also gives it a earthy, grassy flavor also. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp and overall a good pilsner.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours an unusually cloudy golden color. The white-colored head is a finger high and very rough in texture. Retention is lacking. Lacing, though, is fairly nice - a semi-solid ring is left on the glass.

S: Lemony like whoa. There are other citrusy notes like lime and orange, too. The malt backbone is seemingly minimal - and that's a good thing. Some faint buttery hints are also present. I like my pilsners to have a big, hoppy bite; this certainly looks like it will fit that equation. On the other hand, the nose is a bit weak for me.

T: Oh yeah, that's nice and bitter. The primary hop flavor is a ton of lemon; other notes of apricot, lime, grass, and orange hide subtly behind it. Its bitter bite hits the palate immediately, yet it slightly subsides near the semi-sweet finish. As it warms up a bit, the crackery malts come out to play a bit, helping to balance this in all the right ways.

M: Due to its haze, it's not a clean beer, at all. On the other hand, it's very much crisp-finishing and easy to drink - refreshing, too. It's not entirely bone dry, but I wouldn't trade the pre-swallow creaminess for anything else. Carbonation is surprisingly soft.

O: The more I sample from Sixpoint, the more I start to 'get' them. Maybe it's the way they hold up a middle finger to style conventions (this is some weird hybrid between a German pils, a kellerbier, and a good ol' fashioned hoppy 'Murican lager; even better, it actually works), I don't know. All I know is I would definitely buy this again.

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355ml Can from Crystal Palace (Wetherspoons), Glasgow (£2.49):
Clear, light golden colour with a lot of visible carbonation showing through plenty of bubbles rising to the surface. Has a half cm, foamy white head that hold pretty well with some lacing too.

Light pilsener malts & some grassy hops with a crisp & clean aroma that has some bittersweet notes coming through & faint citrus with a few earthy notes as well. It was a fairly light smelling beer & pretty much as I was expecting for the style.

Light & clean pilsener taste with some earthy bitterness coming through & a few malts as well. There was a light citrus & lemon taste with some grassy hops on top of that.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.