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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

The CrispThe Crisp

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BA SCORE
87
very good

794 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 288
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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Reviews by scruffwhor:
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sunshine, hay, and some copper greet the drinkers eye. Add to that some great head and a strong standing foam underneath which is some classic pils bubbling.

Bright grassy and soft lemon aroma. A little malted and unmalted barley sweetness. You can smell this is one hoppy German pils.

Lightly toasted malt sweetness upfront. Then the Lemon and grass hoppiness takes over. Bitter and a little tinny to the finish. Crisp, bright, metallic palate. This beer is refreshing and almost energizing.

Serving type: can

05-25-2012 16:21:21 | More by scruffwhor
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2014 13:29:34 | More by harsley
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-23-2014 20:44:42 | More by atrocity
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml can, poured into snifter. A: Slightly darker
than normal pils, Large head, good retention, lots
of lacing, the haziest filtered (I think) lager I’ve
ever seen. S: German style noble hops, could
have been Warsteiner. T: Doughy, bitter,
something really reminded me of Duvel. M:
Lacked the bite of an authentic German Pils, thick
body, smooth, not much carbonation. O: A Pils
with a US craft slant, wouldn’t turn it down if
offered one but can’t help thinking the Germans
make better versions of domestic styles.

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 21:01:03 | More by jonb5
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-21-2014 02:23:17 | More by ElijahRivera
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-20-2014 01:27:49 | More by Burt
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-19-2014 18:14:43 | More by tkdchampxi
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2014 12:15:06 | More by ChrisMyhre
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-19-2014 00:01:20 | More by WillCarrera
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 16:53:41 | More by chefhatt
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wsickler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-18-2014 15:29:53 | More by wsickler
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llalpertma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 13:58:45 | More by llalpertma
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-16-2014 17:49:38 | More by wl0307
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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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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

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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