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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
87
very good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 286
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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jkrich

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can: bright, clear and deep golden with a quickly fading white-head. The hue reminds me a lot of golden color of Pilsner Urquell.

The aroma was rather faint but clean with hints of noble hops. Overall, the weakest link of this otherwise thin pilsner.

The flavor begins with a very nice, smooth malty palate with mild, tangy hop bitters lingering on the tongue. This is certainly one unique pilsner. The rounded cookie-like malt profile reminds me of a Czech pilsner rather than a German.

The body was heavier than typical of the style with a round, supple and bittersweet mouthfeel. The carbonation is quite restrained with a faint bitterness lingering on the palate.

This "pilsner" is not for the purist, but it quite enjoyable and refreshing just the same. I would not describe it as crisp as there is a somewhat heavy sweetness present.

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 23:10:49 | More by jkrich
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 18:44:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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trubeernick

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2014 02:20:50 | More by trubeernick
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Smooth & clean on the palate with a naturally crisp finish as the name hinted at. The beer was a good thirst quencher with carbonation levels about medium with a medium body & a slightly bittersweet finish.

A decent pilsener & not a bad offering from Sixpoint, although it wasn't in the same league as their Bengali Tiger. Nice & crisp, living up to the name at least but there are better pilseners out there.

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 08:36:48 | More by flyingpig
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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