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The Crisp - Sixpoint Brewery

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The CrispThe Crisp

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377 Reviews

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Reviews: 377
Hads: 1,458
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 23.54%
Wants: 99
Gots: 253 | 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:
Beer added by: confer on 10-30-2010

Old world craftsmanship with new, clean flavors. Bright pilsner malts meet Noble hop character. The Crisp, American Pilsner innovation.
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Reviews: 377 | Hads: 1,458
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau pilsner glass from a 12 oz can on November 26, 2015. Look is bright gold with a creamy white head and lingering lacing. Smell is floral hops and bread malts. Taste is herbal and a hint honey. Feel is light, crisp and and a little dry.

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Photo of OlaB
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Golden, high carbonation, thin head when i pour in the glass
S:Hops, lemon,flowers grass
T: very tasty and clean , the hops dominante the taste, gives a rounded bitterness in the taste
F:Light bodied high carbonation, very easy to drink
O: A good Pilsener type , was very drinkable , i had my doubts when i bought this beer, but it suprised me.I would definetely try more from this brewery

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Photo of CraigP83
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden lots of carbonation. Smell is sweet bready malts, noble hops. Clean drinking pilsner, they did not over-do it with the hops. Nice bubbly mouthfeel from the carb. I like it a lot could be a summertime go to

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a golden yellow color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation ran up at a moderate pace to fill a slim finger's worth of white foamy head that ended up dissipating at a good rate. Light stringy lacing.
The smell had a "crisp" sweet corn, light grassy and floral hops and a light sweet grain to it.
The taste was moderately sweet with a nice crisp refreshing floral bitterness in the initial flavor and in the aftertaste. It gets wet and sweet in the finish.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation does hit nicely on my tongue with a nice bitter harshness.
Overall, nice German pilsener well worthy of having again and preferably in the Summer, this time of year, eh, not so much but still a nice one.

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Photo of davesfolly
2.56/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was really wanting to try this and drove all the way across the lake to Total Wine. I searched for a long time before I found Sixpoint.
The can is cool
The beer looks really good going into a pint glass.
It smells like something I encountered before but have trouble placing.
It tastes like there are some heavy duty solvents in it that are slowly corroding the inside of the can.
I thought maybe Total Wine is too cheap to rotate stock. But the BB date is Oct 2016.
It was not in the cooler, but on the not refrigerated shelf. It says right on the can to keep refrigerated, but it wasn't. Also some of the cans have significant denting. Not to the point of leaking but still...
I never encountered a beer that was this shelf intolerant. Something went wrong. I will give it another try, but not from Total Wine.

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Photo of Beerlover
2.54/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Ive REALLY been diggin good pilsners lately, so im pretty stoaked about this one. I had never heard of the brewery until our store was told we were goin to get it in last week, here goes...

L: has a nice clear golden color with a thin white head, carbonation looks medium light which excites me, not a fan of heavey/bloating carbonation.

S: It does smell "crisp" but also a little hoppy which is fine by me as long as its done right, the pilsner yeast is faint but definatley there

T: ahhh come on!! Whatever hops they used in this have avery strong florally taste, i HATE floral hop flavors!! Ick!! It over takes it completely. Lame sauce.

F: carbonation is medium/high to high, but normal for a pils, has a nice smooth after taste, almost slick.

OA: could be a much better pilsner if it wasnt for the floral hops!

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow, tint of neon green, lots of neat streams of bubbles, course white head. Smells like slightly spicy wheat and straw. Flavor is light grain, floral elements, pleasant zesty lemon spritz, with a long grain finish. Nice light body with restrained carbonation.
The pilsner malt adds that kind of dirty quality it tends to have, but otherwise this was a crisp brew. The hops were subtle but added that crisp/floral/citrus note that made this beer shine. I like more oomph in my brews, but for the style this was a great one.

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Photo of morimech
3.21/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pale straw color with just over a finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Nice lacing is left down the glass. Aroma has a bit of lemon with a musty finish. Does not have the cleanest lager aroma. Flavor is also not very clean with a dirty fermentation thing going on. The brewer overly hopped this beer to cover up the fermentation flaws. Also cannot get a good grasp of the malt because the hops cover everything else up. Bit of an astringent finish. Light body with nice carbonation. Right on point. Compared to pils we are use to here in the middle of the USA, this is a pretty poor effort but I guess it would be acceptable on the East Coast. And priced at $12 a six pack, this beer will get bypassed easily enough.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.00] The beer is a mild straw color. It forms about 1/2 finger of bubbly white head. The head is a mix of small, medium and large bubbles. The head is gone pronto. The can lists a born on date of (08/09/15). It also lists the ABV (5.4%) and the IBU (44).

S: [4.00] Peppery, lemon zest, some grass.

T: [3.75] Lemon rind, some spicy pepper flavors, a bit of Ginger Ale type flavors.

M: [3.75] Smooth and easy to drink. Fair body with nice carbonation.

O: [3.75] I had this a month ago but didn't review it - I really disliked it then. I was pleasantly surprised when I sat down to review this. It is a solid Pilsener. Light crisp flavors lead by lemon zest and spicy pepper. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I have to provide a Pilsener for Thanksgiving and this will be the go to for the family.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours clear and straw yellow in color with a white, finger width head. Fair retention, then dissipates to a thin, broken layer of suds and a

Smell - Sweet breadiness, slightly skunky and a bit of grassy character.

Taste - Clean, bready malt and prominent hop flavors that hit on leaf, grass and minty character. Simple, clean, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with bitey carbonation. Crisp, clean and smooth with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - One of the better pisners I've had, and really just about everything you'd want from one. Crisp, clean and prominently flavored. Don't pass this one over.

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Photo of Real_Thirsty_Guy
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

golden pilsner, darker sided
there's such a nice smell to it, very refreshing big sniff, and i'm getting mostly a grassy smell on a stronger hop background
on the taste there is more overshadowed grass, comes through with a spiciness to it, definitely something different that lingers a little too much...hoppy and crisp bitterness on the top, transitions to some solid uniqueness that gives way to souring at the end, overall good taste
Crisp and smooth going down. pilsner goodness.
I did really enjoy the beer but its not the best I've had in the style, maybe second but probably third best...and when I can get the best at nearly half the price I will do that all the time on a style I'd buy in bulk...

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

out of a can, date on the bottom

yellow in color, white head. definitely hoppier than your normal German pilsner. earthy and floral hop flavors are prominent in the flavor as well. thinner bodied.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass for review. Color is straw yellow with nice foamy head that seems to stick around quite awhile. Good carbonation. Clear looking other than some chill haze. Smells of flowery noble hops, some hop spice. A bit of graham cracker malt in the nose. Smells cleanly fermented. Has an upfront bitter taste, not overpowering. Predominant noble hop flavor with some lemon & citrus. Fells light and crisp (per the beer name). Overall, a very well crafted, easy drinking lager beer with an abundant hop character.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 6/2/16, so this one is super fresh! Poured into a...tall, thin glass, so basically a pilsner glass!

Looks clear, fizzy yellow with a fluffy egg shell white head that quickly dies down into a thin ring that leaves splotchy lacing.

Smells is your typically very nice pilsner nose. Crisp and bright and bittersweet. Biscuits, crackers, and honey balanced with flowers, grass, lemon, and pepper.

The taste follows the nose. Clean sweet malts of crackers and honey upfront, with a crisp light bitterness of clover, grass, and lemon on the finish.

The mouthfeel is quite light with zippy carbonation. Drinks extremely easily. Crushable.

Another tasty pilsner I can always find around here, from the folks at Sixpoint, who never fail to let me down. Good job!

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass
L: Light, pale yellow color with a finger of head made up of mostly large bubbles. Looks like a Pilsner.
S: Smells like pilsner malt with some hop character in the background.
T: Upfront I get mild hop character with a little bitterness, this is followed by that typical pilsner malt flavor.
F: Smooth, crisp, and easy drinking.
Overall this is relatively hoppy for the style but it is very nice and easy drinking. If this was a little lower ABV I could see drinking this all day at picnics and BBQs.

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Photo of thepenguin
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a light yellow gold – bordering on straw – with some lacing.

Smell: Spicy, vegetal hop notes with a touch of bready malt. Not much going on here.

Taste: Very clean on the palate with flavors of grassy and spicy Noble hops, biscuit, grain, very light bready malt. A decent amount of hop bitterness dominates the finish but the flavor is balanced and very drinkable on the whole.

Feel: Light-medium bodied with a high dose of crisp, prickly carbonation. Everything about the feel is very appropriate for the style.

Overall: This is a very refreshing, clean, sessionable brew but as a fan of both Pilsners and Sixpoint I was expecting a bit more.

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Photo of jwc215
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with a white foamy head that leaves spotted lacing.

The smell is of fresh grain with lemon and floral/grassy notes.

The taste of sweet grain is balanced by a generous, but not over-powering amount of bitter, lemon/grass/floral hops in the dry, crisp, finish.

"The Crisp" is appropriately named. Very smooth. Very crisp and refreshing.

A very nice, easy-drinking pils.

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Photo of bark
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The colour is yellow (5 EBC), the liquid is clear. The white airy head sinks down to a lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is light. Some clean bitterness, hints of lime and French loaf. Cabbage and corn in the background.

The taste starts off clean and bitter. Notes of lemon-lime, some fresh bread and floral hops. Medium body. The aftertaste got some alcohol, orange juice and a touch of canned corn. The finish is bitter and balanced.

The carbonation is strong, the many large bubbles long-lived and smooth. The liquid is light.

Not a bad modern lager, but I can’t really see the point in importing this one from the US.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and clear with a couple of fingers of white head in a pilsener glass... Aromas and flavors of cracker grains and biscuit, with citric and floral hoppage... Light and clean-tasting, ample carbonation... A real nice lager, tight and lean, and... crisp...

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Photo of Jdotmilligan
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jumping right into it....

The smell had a nice amount of lemon, lemon grass smell. Not overly done, but a nice hint of it.

Appearance had a nice clear crisp look. Good amount of head that lasts and some nice carbonation.

The taste had a nice lemon note with a back end of hops. The two mixed well with each other. Slight bitterness with an earthy note. Backend had a nice kick that doesn't linger. Very smooth a crisp, what you should expect from a Pilsner.

The aftertaste had a nice earthy note with a noticeable amount of hops. Nice bread crust taste.

Overall, everything you expect in a Pilsner. Good, crisp, light with a small kick towards the backend. Very easy with no complex flavor added. Nice cool night with a hamburger and this beer is for you.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The smell is very faint and bready. Possibly a hint of some earthy hops. The taste is bright and full and clean. Great balance and really refreshing. I'm not a pilsner guy but this is a really good beer. yb

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - True to the style. A nice golden yellow color. Good amount of carbonation.
Smell - Lemon, lemongrass, bready, biscuit, earthy
Taste - Follows the nose. Lemon, lemon peel, lemongrass, bready malts, a touch of bitterness on the back end that makes the taste pop

Overall - My favorite pilsner. Crisp, light and crushable.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, yellow beer with a one finger highe offwhite head.

Nose: Peach, hay, grass, citrus and white brad.
Taste: This is good! Grass, hay, hops, malt, orange and grapefruit.
Body: Medium to light body with a crisp carbonation. Dry ending.

This is a great Pilsner!

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Photo of badgustav
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look- spot on. Clear deep gold with a good head
Aroma - malty and clean
Flavor- slightly more bite than expected from a Pilsner, crisp (sic), malt balances. Well lagered
Feel - light-medium body, finishes clean and slightly sweet.

An excellent Pilsner, very drinkable

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a slim can into a tulip glass:

Appearance: Bright yellow and filled with visible carbonation. Topped by a frothy, thick head that has lots of staying power. Plenty of clingy lacing in addition to the lovely head.

Aroma: Lemony and fresh-smelling, with a little bit of breadiness. Lots to like here, as most pils don't come close to the pungent freshness evident in this brew,

Taste: Plenty of light malt to support what is evidently an abundance of noble hops. Mildly bitter, with a dry and refreshing citrus finish. Some toasty notes to back up a well-balanced hop bill.

Feel: As the name states, it is crisp and light-bodied, with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: Pretty much the perfect summer brew. Most pils don't pack much in the way of smell or flavor, but Sixpoint definitely did this one right. Refreshing, well-crafted, and full of complexity and flavor.

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The Crisp from Sixpoint Brewery
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