The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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
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
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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