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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

940 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 50
Gots: 65 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

02-09-2012 01:55:20 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 00:34:19 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Pours light amber in color with a good head that has decent retention and some lacing. Little in the way of rising carbonation bubbles for style. Poor clarity.

Aroma: mixed grains, soft fruits and herbal hops.

Flavor: Fruity for style.

Feel: light body and medium-low, too low, carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

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

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.